Practice This Week will be:
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common
people to produce uncommon results."
"I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired
this sense of determination, this sense of
spirit that I would never, never give up, no
matter what else happened."
2007 Photo Albums
I can't believe this years season is
amost over, its been a great season and
I have seen a lot of success
with everyone on the team!
This is the last
official week of practice for most
Tuesday night will be a seeding meeting
for the League Finals meet which is
Sunday, only athletes who have obtained
a qualifing mark and those who have been
invited can attend on Sunday. All others
will go on Saturday to the Open Final
Meet. This will conclude our Track and
Field season for this year.
We will be having a very important
meeting on Thursday during practice, so
please make sure everyone attends.
If you want to
keep running, look for our cross country
sign ups in July. More information will
follow at the team picnic.
Have a great week,
Final Meet Weekend ~ Seize the DAY!
Our track meets this weekend are
at Birmingham HS. For many of our
athletes this will be our their meet.
Open Final Meet
(Saturday May 19, 2007)
1/4" or less Needle Spikes
(This event is open to all
No League Qualifiers allowed in any
May 20, 2007)
1/4" or less Needle Spikes
Qualifiers and Invitees only - No
Gremlins in this meet)
Our track club is a member of
the Valley Youth Conference.
Most teams we will be competing
with are based in the north Los
Angeles County area. Please
check driving directions
for this meet and allow plenty
of time for travel.
FINALS/ CONFERENCE FINALS
Athletes must have competed
in at least ½ of the seasons
meets to go to either League
Championship, or Open Final
Meets. This usually means 3
of the 6 regular meets.
An athlete is eligible to
compete in the League Finals if
they attain a mark equal to or
better than the qualifying
standards. These standards are
posted on our website
Only those athletes who did not
qualify to compete in the League
Finals are eligible to
participate in the Open Finials.
The awards are medals or
ribbons. Gremlin post-season
competition is confined to this
I.E.C. (Individual Event
Otherwise known as the
Conference Finals, this is the
final event of the year at the
conference level. The top four
(4) finishers in each event from
both leagues (East & West)
compete for medals and ribbons.
As always we will
need volunteers! Parent
participation will be anticipated.
If you think you've obtained a qualifying
mark,(see link) Qualifying
you earned the right to participate in
League Finals on Sunday, May 20th. You will
be seeded into the event according to your
best time, jump, or throw. (see link for
Whole Team If you are listed in the top
10-12 athletes in a event,(see link) Eastern
League: Individual there is a good
chance you will be invited
to compete in that event, we must know your
desires after our home meet this weekend,
May 12th, Saturday.
Open finals meet will be Saturday May
19th, athletes who do not
have a qualifying mark attend this
meet. Please note some events are more
populated than others so... you may
still be invited
to the League Championship meet
depending on which event you have found
success. This is particularly true with
~(example; 4x400 last event of the day)
often comprised of some members with
qualifying marks and some members
without qualifying marks. If
invited we must know if you want to go
to the Championship Meet (5-20-2007)or
the Open Meet (5-19-2007). You may not
participate in both meets.
Note, if you choose the open meet, that
will be your last meet. If you choose
the League Championship meet, there is a
possibility that you might end up
invited to the Individual Event
Championships in Moorpark, Saturday,
Our coaches will be happy to help you
with your decision and any questions you
may have about these events.
Thursday,May 17th we will give out
Lapathon Prizes, along with Jamba Juice
to celebrate the last day of practice!
On Monday night, April 23rd we ran for 1
hour while a DJ played music! Our
fundraiser was a success. The athletes did
an awesome job and we saw everyone having a
Thank you to everyone who
participated and turned in their Lap-a-thon
This fundraising event
is extremely important to our team.
Funds are still being accepted, but won't
count towards the prizes. As a
grand prize the top athlete
who raised the most funds by the cut off
date will get 4 tickets to Disneyland (2
adult, and 2 children).
be given in each age group based on
the most funds raised and
turned in by May 3rd .
We understand that some of you
have school conflicts and may be
unable to attend. Those who are
not present can receive their
prize at the team picnic June
3rd, Newhall Park.
Board of Directors Nominations
Our board of directors are
YOU the parents who
actively want to contribute to the
success and decisions affecting our
The club is seeking nominations for the
board of directors, we will be having a
General Membership meeting at
the May 17th practice to
elect a slate of candidates to the board .
We hope you are interested in one of the
positions or know someone that would
contribute to success of our club as part of
our Board of Directors. Please contact Alan
We plan to be voting
on new board members before the end of our
spring track season.
Click here for more information.
Team Picnic June 3rd at 12 - 2 pm
Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
A.M. (Lunch served at 12:00)
24923 Newhall Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
for a map
HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, CONDIMENTS, AND PAPER
GOODS WILL BE PROVIDED.
Everyone needs to help out by bringing extra
food, rule of thumb, bring enough for twice
your family. Bring 2 items.
Bantams & Intermediates :
Drinks 1- 12 pack
or 2- 6 pack any type of soda, juice boxes,
water. NO TWO LITER BOTTLES!! Please put in
an ice chest with ice.
make sure there is enough for everyone to
have at least 2 drinks each.
Gremlin and Midgets: Side Dishes -
Salads, potato salad, coleslaw, fruit, baked
beans, chips & dips, veggies, etc.
PLEASE REMEMBER A
Bring at least
enough for your family and another
Youths: Dessert for 12 - PLEASE
precut or sliced finger desserts would be
great. I.E. Cookies, brownies, etc.
***Game suggestions are also
COME HAVE FUN, GET YOUR AWARDS
are still accepting donations for the
Coaches thank-you dinner.
Please see Alan or Darren
YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL or Alan
You can find out more by
Have a great week,
Santa Clarita Track Club