Sunday, April 3, 2011

CTK Track News for the week of 4 Apr 2011...

Greetings Track Families,

It was nice to have such nice weather Saturday at our meet.  I'm sure that some of our new families had started to mentally file track with skiing and ice skating as winter sports, but no!  The meet moved along very well yesterday thanks to great volunteer help from many of you or your Ygnacio Valley High student replacements.  Thanks very much!

We'll practice twice this week as usual:
  • Tuesday, April 6, 5-6:30pm at College Park HS track
  • Thursday, April 8, 5-6:30pm at College Park HS track
I am hopeful that the bees from lane 6 will have moved on by Tuesday.  (If you don't know what I'm talking about, you were not at practice Thursday!)

Qualifying Meet
Next Saturday is our Qualifying Meet. The location was finally announced on Friday night:
  • Saturday, April 9, 9am at Diablo Valley College track
Briefly, the qualifying meet will determine who qualifies for the Sectional Championship meet the following week. The qualifying meet will be just like our regular meets except for three differences:
  • Second graders run as third graders from now on
  • Relay teams must be gender-pure, parish-pure, and grade-pure.
  • Ribbons will be awarded after combining the results from multiple heats of the same grade, if necessary.
To save many of you reading about this for the millionth time, please visit the 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.

I wrote that last year, and there's one difference this year that I want to draw your attention to.  Briefly, runners who do not qualify in any events are usually done with meets for the season.  BUT NOT THIS YEAR because our Relay Meet, a league tradition for many years, happens on April 30, the Saturday after Easter, and everyone is invited to compete whether they are still competing in the championship meets or not.  (As I explained earlier in the season and at the parent meeting, this year's latish Easter has scrambled our usual schedule a little bit.)

We got a little behind on ribbons for reasons I cannot explain, but we definitely will handout Meet #3 (San Ramon Valley HS) ribbons at the end of practice on Tuesday, and I expect ribbons from Meet #4 (yesterday) to be ready to hand out after practice on Thursday.  I still have not heard why we don't have ribbons from Meet #2 (icy curtailed meet at Ygnacio Valley HS).

Lost and Found
The lost and found haul from Saturday's meet was massive.  Usually I try to detail the trove on the web site before I send the weekly newsletter out, but I just couldn't face the pile.  If you're missing something, please let me know and I'll try to find it as I inventory the collection in the next couple of days.

See you on the track,


Carl Godkin
CTK/St.C/St.S  Track & Field Coordinator

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