Santa Clarita Track Club
Newsletter for May 11, 2009
In this Issue
This Weeks Practices
This Weekend's Meets
Lost & Found
Board Positions/Election
Award Picnic
Lap-a-thon Awards
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This weeks Practices 
Practices are held Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday at Valencia High School on the track starting at 6:00 pm 
Pick up will be around 7:45 this week. We are back to our normal hours
This will be our final week of practice for most of our athletes. On Thursday we'll have a special reward for the kids. It's been a tradition so please be sure to attend Thursday's practice. Lap-a-thon awards will also be presented on Thursday.
This weekend's meets
This weekend is the final meet for a lot of the conference kids.
Saturday's meet is called the Open Final Meet, all Gremlin & non qualified athletes will attend this meet.
Sunday's meet is called the League Championship Meet, qualified athletes can only attend this meet.
Athlete's who have obtained a qualifying mark in any event can not attend the open finial meet, they must compete in the League Championship meet on Sunday (even for religious reasons). 
Both meets are championship meet and the 6 top athletes in each event will be awarded medals, all other athletes will be awarded place ribbons.  
Top 20 List. The conference fills 1 heat of each event for Sunday's League Championship meet based on the league top 20 list. If an event does not have 1 heat worth of qualifiers the conference will "invite" the next in line to fill the open lanes until the event is full. We need to know today if your child want's to fill that open spot in League if they are invited. (This invitation is extended to the non-qualified athletes to attend the League Championship meet).
IECs Individual Event Championship Meet is held on May 30th at Santa Barbara City College, This meet is the Valley Youth Conference's Olympic championship meet, athletes who finish in the top 3 at their League Meets are advanced to this meet for the finial competition of the 2009 season. That will take 6 of the 9 lanes in an event, the remaining open lanes will be awarded to the next 3 athletes by marks from their league meets.
Coaches Thank You Dinner Donations
In Lieu of gifts for your coaches we ask that you donate to the coaches thank you dinner. Michele will have a decorated gift box to collect your donation. The thank you  dinner is planned for early to mid June. 
Board Positions/Elections
I've been told that your 2009 board of directors has opted to return for the 2010 season. Our annual meeting will be held on Thursday May 14 at practice as is our custom.   
If you are interested in assisting our club in the off season please speak with Michele Ewing for Track and Field, or David Summer for Cross Country, or Kevin Sarkissian for SOAR.

There is talk that we're starting a youth triathlon program this summer, please keep an eye on our website for more information about that sport.
Awards Picnic
Sunday, May 31st, 2009
11:30 A.M. (Lunch served at 12:00)
Newhall Park
24923 Newhall Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Food Assignments:
Everyone needs to help out by bringing extra food, rule of thumb, bring enough for twice your family. Bring 2 items.
Bantams & Intermediates
: Drinks 2-12 pack or 4-6 pack (1 case) any type of soda, juice boxes, water. NO TWO LITER BOTTLES!! Please put in an ice chest with ice.
please 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 SERVING SPOON
Bring at least enough for your family and another family.
: Dessert for 12 - PLEASE precut or sliced finger desserts would be great. I.E. Cookies, brownies, etc.
***Game suggestions are also welcome!!!
We are still accepting donations for the Coaches thank-you dinner.
Please see  Alan or Elaine
Lap-a-thon Awards
The Lap-a-thon awards will be awarded this Thursday at the end of Practice.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club