We are Meet A, so look for your kids there. If you saw"#NAME?" earlier for the 800m
and some 200m results, I have fixed that now so look again. Also as I said earlier,
please get me any comments by 4pm Monday so that I may look up the results at
our Coordinators meeting Monday evening.
If your child possibly or definitely qualified but cannot compete next weekend, please let me
know ASAP. If your child was on a relay team that possibly or definitely qualified but cannot compete next weekend, please let your child's primary coach know ASAP so they can work on finding a replacement.
If you have general questions about the Sectional Championship Meet, please have
a look at the new FAQ page on the web site. Or you can always ask if I haven't explained
something there clearly enough.
Practice Day Change
Due to College Park's lacrosse schedule, we can't practice on the track for the next two Tuesdays (4/27 and 5/4). For that reason, as I announced last week at practice, we'll practice Mondays 4/26 and 5/3 instead. As it stands now, rain is forecast for Tuesday so this may turn out to be a wise move!
Practices are for EVERYONE
If your athlete didn't qualify on Saturday for the championship part of the season, please
be assured that they are still welcome at practice this week and next. We should have
ribbons on Thursday this week and I believe they will go to 5th place.
Make sure you've marked your calendar for the Team Awards Picnic on Sunday, May 30, from 11am until 3pm at Pleasant Hill Park. One tradition we have is to salute our departing 8th graders, and recognize those who have been with the team since they were in 2nd or 3rd grade. We will also have our annual drawing for extra-helpful parents. Will you be a winner? I hope you all can come, if only to pick over the Lost & Found collection*!
See you on the track,
* I have not had time to update the Lost & Found collection page for Saturday yet. -- Carl Godkin CTK/SC/SS Track & Field Coordinator 280-9748 Visit http://www.ctktrack.org/
We had beautiful weather in Granada yesterday for our final "practice meet." I especially want to recognize and thank the volunteers we pulled from the stands to fill in for some (ahem) no-shows. Thank you very much! Results are not posted yet unfortunately but I'm sure they will appear soon.
We'll practice twice this week as usual.
Tuesday, April 20, 5-6:30pm at College Park HS track
Thursday, April 22, 5-6:30pm at College Park HS track
The forecast for this Tuesday is rainy so please remember to check the "Twitter box" on the web site home page after 4pm to see if practice has been cancelled due to rain.
Next Saturday is our Qualifying Meet. The location was finally announced on Friday night:
Saturday, April 24, 9am at Ygnacio Valley HS track
Briefly, the qualifying meet will determine who qualifies for the Sectional Championship meet the following week. This meet will be just like our regular meets except for two differences:
Second graders run as third graders from now on
Relay teams must be gender-pure, parish-pure, and grade-pure.
To save many of you reading about this for the millionth time, I have started a new page on the web site called "FAQ" where the first two entries attempt to address all of the most frequently asked questions about the Qualifying Meet and the Sectional Championship Meet.
Please check there first, and then call or write with any remaining questions. (Old-timers are encouraged to proofread that page since I just wrote it!)
Lost & Found
The collection continues to grow. Please check the "Lost & Found" page on the web site if you left something at Granada yesterday. If the item is not there, it may be in the snack shack at Granada High School. After the meet yesterday, a coach from St. Michael and I wandered around the track picking up clothing. I took some with me if I recognized them or if there was a name or (say) a local swim team insignia, and she took some with her. We just guessed on the rest.
As kids finish their season with us, I want to remind everyone to mark their calendars for Sunday, May 30 when we'll have our annual Team Picnic where we hand out lots of awards. More details are coming on that, but I hope you'll save the date.