Santa Clarita Track Club
Newsletter for the week of September 22, 2008 
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There was some nervous energy at our 1st Meet at Simi Valley's Corriganville Course on Saturday and it translated into many impressive performances.

Congratulations to the Storm Youth Girls who turned in our most dominate team showing with 3 finishing in the top 7 places.  The biggest race was in the Midget Boys who had 76 runners who were all very competitive.  Everyone gave a great effort during their races and now our race season is officially begun. Below I have list some of our athletes who finished in the Top 10 and those who did great in their first Cross Country race. 

GREAT job to all the athletes who ran on Saturday.

Top 10 Age Group Finisher:
Ryan Alexander- 1 st (Midget Boys)
Micayla Frankian- 1st (Intermediate Girls)
Chelsey Totten-   2nd (Youth Girls)
Rachel Rush-      5th (Midget Girls)
Olivia Pear-         6th (Youth Girls)
Weslie Totten-     7th (Youth Girls)
Jacob Velarde-    7th (Gremlin Boys)
Abigail Frankian  9th (Midget Girls)
Nicolas Lindgren 10th (Gremlin Boys)

Great Rookie Performances:
All The Gremlin Girls( They also have the most team spirit)
Blake Kirshner (Gremlin Boys)
Jacob Kaufman (Gremlin Boys)
Abby Davis (Bantam Girls)
Austin Fisher (Midget Boys)
Ryan Davis (Midget Boys)
Matt Tuinstra (Midget Boys)
Weslie Totten (Youth Girls)
 David Summer 
Our Lap-a-thon will be today at Saugus High School 5:45pm.  
The Lap-a-thon is our primary fund raising event. This fund raiser helps us keep our price low, allows us to offer scholarships, and assist our athletes in national competition.
We ask every family to seek pledges either by a flat rate or per lap donation, The athletes run for 1 hour, later they return to their donors to collect their pledges (if based on a per lap donation). and turn in the funds by the dead line.
We award a  grand prize of Disneyland/California Adventure Park Hopper tickets to the athlete who raises the most funds.  We are also working on 2nd place and 3rd place awards yet to be determined. Every athlete who raises $40.00 will also win a lap-a-thon prize.
The dead line to be eligible for the grand prize, 2nd and 3rd place prizes is October 7th. Athletes who raise $40.00 or more will still be eligible to win a lap-a-thon prize even if they turn in the funds after October 7th.

 Click here to download the Lap-a-thon pledge form
Practice Schedule This Week
This weeks practices will be held at:
- Saugus High School Track 5:45 - 7:15 pm
Tuesday - Central Park 6:00 - 7:30 pm
 - College of the Canyons 6:00 - 7:15pm.
- Meet at Pierce College 7:30 am. 
Click here for directions
Post Season
The Valley Youth Conference has voted to participate in the AAU National Youth Cross Country Championship in Decatur, Alabama.  The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.  More information can be obtained at the AAU website Amateur Athletics.  Please see David Summer if you want more information and qualifying standards for participating in post season.  It is a great experience for those who are able to qualify.