Sunday, May 1, 2011

CTK Track News for the week of 2 May 2011...

Greetings Track Families,

We had beautiful weather at Ygnacio Valley HS for the relay meet yesterday and a small but mighty group of athletes and parent volunteers.  Thanks very much for your help and/or your support of the YV student-athletes yesterday!

We've finally reached the end of the season and have just two more practices before the Diocesan Championship Meet next weekend.

  • Practice: Tuesday, May 3, 5-6:30pm, College Park High School track
  • Final Practice: Thursday, May 5, 5-6pm, College Park High School track
Note that our final practice, on Thursday, will end at 6pm instead of 6:30pm as usual.  

We'll have Relay Meet ribbons at practice this week (probably on Thursday) so please come and pick them up.  Relay Meet results should be posted in the next 24 hours...

Diocese Meet
The 1600m and 800m races will take place on Friday evening at James Logan High School in Union City.  The home page of the web site includes a link the program, including the order of events. 

The rest of the events, starting with the 4x100m relay, begin at 8:30am on Saturday at Granada High School in Livermore following the opening ceremonies which features a parade of athletes.  CTK always gets to go first, since we are first alphabetically in Section 1.  (And of course our St. Catherine and St. Stephen athletes walk with us!)  All team athletes and coaches, participating next weekend or not, are invited to walk in the parade.  Our 8th graders (sob!) carry the team banner and hopefully don't get lost leading everyone else into the stadium.

Meet Volunteers
If your athlete qualified for the Diocese Meet, we have eleven more assignments to fill before next Saturday.  If your athlete qualified in multiple events to take place on Saturday, guess who our volunteer coordinators will be calling first?  Help us out by volunteering right now for one of the openings listed under "Diocesan Meet" on the Volunteers page of the web site.  In fact, here is a handy link: .  Thanks for your help!

Volunteer Deposits
In order to help you balance your checkbooks, we will be working on our list of less-than-helpful parent non-volunteers shortly.  We will contact everyone who we think did not do their share and give them a chance to tell us that our records are incorrect.  (Remember, we asked for five volunteer shifts per family -- or the equivalent -- although we usually settle for fewer.)  If we don't hear back or if you agree with our record keeping, we'll deposit those checks and shred the rest.  At that point, we'll tell everyone that if they did not receive an email about their volunteer deposit, then they can add that $50 back into their checking account because their check is no more.  If you actually want to get your deposit check back, please contact me and I will get it back to you (at that point).

Awards Picnic
Please mark your calendars for our annual Awards Picnic on Sunday, May 29 at 11:30am at Pleasant Hill Park!  

See you on the track,


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

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