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There will be a 2 Mile Postal Meet at Carpinteria High School THIS Saturday – a nice way to end the Cross-Country season!
This meet is also a qualifier for the California State Indoor Meet.
Here is the link for info about the Hokaoneone Postal Nationals. Please enter your team.
Check your emails for instructions to get registered for the 2015 season! Priority registration runs from now until January 4th. If you dont receive it soon, please let us know @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are new to Tigres and want to sign up, then please enter your email address below, doing so is the best way to get notified as soon as OPEN REGISTRATION begins on January 5th!:
(*excluding Priority/Returning families – if you are currently registered with Tigres, please do not add yourself to this list)
See you all in February!
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We had 5 Ventura Tigres attend the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics in Reno, NV on the weekend of June 28 – 29; and all 5 had top 8 finishes and qualified for the Junior Olympics. The distance runners started us off on Saturday morning in the 3000 with Mitchell Burr and Brock Donaldson both qualifying for Junior Olympics. Next up was Kayla and Karinn Washington in the 100m prelims. Both girls qualified for the 100m final the following day. After the 100m prelims, we had the 400m with Taylor Sommars taking 7th place. Running events weren’t the only thing on the agenda for these athletes on this day. We were also quite successful on the long jump as well with Karinn Washington taking 2nd and Kayla Washington taking 4th. We finished the day with 4×100. Brooklyn Kennedy of the Camarillo Cosmos joined the Ventura Tigres group of Taylor Sommars, Karinn Washington, and Kayla Washington for a very exciting 2nd place finish. Sunday was just as successful for our Tigres as Mitchell Burr and Brock Donaldson took to the track in the 1500, with Mitchell finishing 2nd and Brock taking 3rd. The weekend came to a close with the 100m final. Karinn Washington finished 5th and Kayla Washington finished 8th to cap off the weekend.
Here are the meet results for the Co-Conference Championship Meet held yesterday 5/17.
Way to go Tigres and Coaching Staff! What a way to end a remarkable season!
MEDAL COUNT RESULTS FROM CCC MEET:
|Santa Clarita Warriors||127||15||5||32||16||18||11||11||16||3|
|Thousand Oaks Flyers||88||10||16||16||10||9||8||4||14||1|
|United Track Club||95||10||12||15||7||15||9||8||17||2|
|Simi Valley Running Rebels||110||4||14||13||3||25||6||21||8||16|
|Heritage Valley Blazers||41||4||4||3||5||3||2||8||2||10|
|Newbury Park Panthers||77||2||5||6||18||15||13||14||2||2|
Great way to cap off the season with the CCC and picnic today. We had good feedback on the venue and hope you all enjoyed it.
We have a little bit of unfinished business here, and over the next couple days we promise to flood your inbox – as little as possible. Some of it we will push to email some of it we will not. Please be sure to just check the Tigres website for the next couple days and then we will leave you alone until its time to sign up for 2015, but more on that later too.
If you have lost anything this season – at practice, a track meet or maybe todays picnic – come and get it! If you are unsure, it may be good to come take a quick peek anyway.
WHEN: Tomorrow May 19th @ Buena High Track between 4:30pm-5:00pm. Margarida Eidson will be there waiting for you to come claim your items – anything still the after 5:00 will be donated.
Next up — CCC meet results…
Just a final reminder and update on the end of season picnic which is just about to take place…
We will see you all at the VUSD Educational Services Facility from 12:00-3:00. The address is 255 W. Stanley Ave, and below is a map just in case you need it.
Update to the menu: Instead of hot dogs and burgers as we had originally announced, we will actually be serving Jersey Mikes Sandwiches – but we still ask that you bring the following side dish based on your child’s age group:
- GREMLINS: Individual serving bags of chips
- BANTAMS: Salads
- MIDGETS: Desserts (preferably cookies/brownies)
- YOUTH & INTERMEDIATE: Side Dishes
Remember to bring your own drinks, chairs and/or blankets! We look forward to seeing everyone there!
If you attended the CCC meet, please take a look to see if you picked up any extra bags or left anything behind. This is the last meet of the year, so there won’t be any more practices to turn things in to the lost and found or pick anything up that you may have forgotten. Please especially look to see if you picked up a Tigres spike bag that may not be yours. One of our athletes is missing a bag with a cell phone, asthma inhaler, sweatshirt and water bottle. If you have this bag, please bring it to the picnic today. If you are not able to attend the picnic and have it, please email email@example.com.
Results for the Varsity Finals are posted to athletic.net (click here)
Congratulations to our Bantam Girl 4×100 Relay for besting the record for this event with a time of 58.45. The runners for the relay were Karinn Washtington, Kayla Washington, Sofia Rodriguez and Taylor Sommars.
We also saw Lovi Jones break two records: in the Gremlin Girls Long Jump, Lovi cleared 12′-01″ and in the 200m Dash in 32.16 improving the record by 1.32 seconds! Congratulations Lovi!
Varsity Finals are here – and the meet program is available over at the VCYTC Website: LINK
If you are at the meet or not you can still pull up live web results right here.
After Varsity Finals, the following weekend will be the Championship Meet in Santa Barbara, followed by the Tigres end-of-season Picnic on Sunday the 18th. We hope to see everyone there!
This weekends first post-season meet (JV Finals West) is going to be at Oxnard High School. THe JV meet is open to ALL athletes with some exceptions to those who competing at Varsity Finals as well. We will be meeting with JV West host Oxnard Stars along with the Ojai Roadrunners and Camarillo Cosmos. Be sure to sign up for your events today (5/1). Varsity Finals will be Mat 10th at Moorpark and then May 17th is the Southern California Co-Conference Championship meet at Santa Barbara City College.
Finally we wrap up this season on Sunday, May 18th with the Tigres End-of-Season Picnic from Noon to 3:00pm at the Ventura Unified Schools Education Services Facility. For anyone that has ever attended Summerfest, then you know the facility – which is located at 255 W Stanley Ave right off of the 33.
We will be grilling up Hot Dogs & Hamburgers and will provide all the condiments to go with! We ask each family to bring an item from their athletes age group (in addition to bringing your own non-alcoholic beverages, chairs and blankets):
GREMLINS: Individual serving bags of chips
MIDGETS: Desserts (preferably cookies/brownies)
YOUTH & INTERMEDIATE: Side Dishes
Be there or be square!
Hello Tigres! We have an exciting event for everyone at practice today (Thursday 5/1). Come watch and cheer on as your coaches compete in a relay race to determine who will represent our Ventura Tigres in the annual Varsity Finals coaches relay race. This is a great chance to cheer them on and show our appreciation for all their hard work throughout the season.
Hello ALL TIGRES & Happy Earth Day (4/22)! Our season is quickly approaching the end – and with that, a lot of things to update you on as we wind into JV & Varsity Finals. Including our last dual meet this weekend – there are three news stories included here and two post-season related items to share with you. Please read!
WEDNESDAY PRACTICE AT ARROYO VERDE
This weeks (4/23) Wednesday practice will be at Arroyo Verde due to Buena High Track hosting a home meet vs. Dos Pueblos.
SNAPPER JACK FUNDRASIER – 4/23
If your looking for a reason to skip out making dinner after the aforementioned change of practice venue, well then just zip down Day Rd after practice and pick-up dinner (or dine-in) at Snapper Jacks for our second (and last) fundraiser of the year to help Tigres afford new EZ-Ups for next season. Again, THIS Wednesday April 23rd, join us at Snapper Jacks and be sure to bring this flyer so that Ventura Tigres gets 20% of your check. Better yet, print two flyers out – and invite your co-workers/colleagues/friends/in-laws to buy you lunch at Snapper Jacks and give them the first flyer. Treat the family to Snapper Jack after practice and be sure to use your second! We will try to have some flyers on hand at practice Tuesday and Wednesday to hand out.
WEEK 6 MEET @ HERITAGE VALLEY BLAZERS
ATTENTION ALL TIGRES!! We have just one regular dual meet left coming this weekend with Heritage Valley Blazers – this will be our first away meet with Heritage Valley in quite a few years, and first one with them at Fillmore High School. Fillmore, as we all know can get very hot – but the forecast is calling for cool weather but we will keep an eye on that. As always be prepared with plenty of water.
Directions to the field are very easy – just take the 126 to Fillmore and turn left on either “A ST” or “CENTRAL” (see mini map below). Parking areas are highlighted in the map below – there is a small dirt parking lot behind the bleachers – if you arrive early – you may find a spot here. Otherwise you can find a spot on 2nd street where the FHS baseball field starts. Lastly, there is a public parking lot where the Fillmore Little League fields are just across the street from the track.
Other then the bleachers at this facility, there is little area to setup and stretch out (basically, spectating areas are standing areas only), so bring your padding to sit on and your portable shade for the bleachers, but please be courteous to those behind you and refrain from using ez-ups & shade tents, sport-brellas or canopy and canopy chairs except for the very top rows of the bleachers.
ANNUAL VENTURA TIGRES END-OF-SEASON PICNIC
We will be sending out complete details on this in just a few days, but want you to all mark your calendars and clear your day for Sunday, May 18th for the Ventura Tigres end-of-season picnic. Last year we enjoyed a departure from Arroyo Verde for the first time any of us can remember. This year, Tigres has reserved the perfect outdoor venue to host us – its large and accommodating and will be very private!
WHATS AFTER THIS WEEKENDS MEET?
With the last dual meet this weekend, there is still one but up to three more meets for Tigres athletes to attend:
JV Finals West May 3rd @ Oxnard High
Varsity Finals May 10th @ Moorpark High
Co-Conference Championship Meet May 17th @ Santa Barbara City College (VCYTC/SCYTFC)
Your coaches will be able to further elaborate on who qualifies for Varsity Finals, but all athletes qualify for JV FINALS (except for those who have or will qualify for multiple varsity events).
ATTENTION ALL TIGRES! Photo day is this week, Thursday, April 17th!
During practice, each age group will take turns posing for their team photos (not individual photos). Please try to make it so we dont miss too many Tigres in these photos!
We ask that you all come prepared with your uniforms ready to quickly throw or you can wear them for the duration of practice (Tigres Singlets and black running shorts). If you must wear an undershirt, PLEASE ONLY WHITE OR BLACK!
Speaking of photos – if you haven’t already looked, we have some great photos taken by Erin Mendez on our website: http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-photos/ (you will need to sign in to view but if you cant remember your login you can reset it or if you need help, just email us http://www.venturatigres.org/contact-tigres/). There are also some great shots taken by Steve Eidson on the Tigres shutterfly page as well – details on how to access those are also on the Tigres website.
Mark your calendars for Thursday April 17th as no cook night and join us after practice for pizza at Red Brick and help raise funds for Tigres. No need to bring the flyer as long as you mention Tigres – but its ok if you accidentally print a few and forget them on the printer at work for others. Spread the word!
The largest youth track meet in the state – and one of the largest in the nation is back! This is a great meet for new and returning athletes and other then making for long day (so please plan according to your events) its a incredible experience that doesnt compare to any of our other regular season meets!
Please note, this meet is open to all age groups except Gremlins.
Meet 3 Results are live: http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=212249#62295
Also top 20 results can be found on Athletic.net: http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?List=5884&SchoolID=62295
To view the top 20 marks for each age division, be sure to click the “report filters” option near the top of the page and then select the appropriate age group:
Also, select “20” in the Records/Events drop down!
Have any photos you like to share from the meets? Please feel free to post them at VenturaTigres.org – you must be logged in to view and upload. Start by going here: http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-photos/
Also, share the excitement of the meet by posting to instagram while at the meet and use hashtag #venturatigres!
With all of our Tigres athletes camping out in the tents, gear can get easily mixed up and/or misplaced. Please check your things to make sure you have your gear and did not accidentally pick up anyone else’s.
Today, we had several things that turned up missing. If you could please check to see if you accidentally picked up the following:
A black & gray Nike drawstring bag (same size as the Tigres drawstring bags) containing medicine & black running spikes with blue trim.
A black & red big soccer backpack with the VFC logo & Sofia embroidered on it. It contains a red warm-up jacket (Sofia #66 embroidered on it), soccer uniform (red VFC jersey “66” on back, red soccer socks, black shorts), orange soccer cleats, black Addidas shin guards, blue water bottle, black sweats, turquoise sunglasses & misc. other things.
Boys black sweat pants left on the track near the timing tent.
If you do find any of those items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other things found, please bring them to the next practice to put in the Tigres lost and found.
As another reminder, please remember to label everything!
In this weeks update:
- Olymipic Clinic/Tigres Discount Code
- Practice Meet
- Apparel Distribution
- A few rules to observe while using Buenas facilities
OLYMPIC CLINIC DISCOUNT CODE FOR TIGRES ONLY!! We wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming Olympic Track & Field Clinic – hosted by Ventura Tigres and featuring Team USA Track & Field Olympic Medalists. If your athlete is wanting to take his/her Hurdle, High Jump, Long Jump or Shot Put abilities up a notch, then this is a great opportunity to do just that! For every Tigres that signsup and attends, we will be paying $35.00 of your registration fee – but to make it easier, we are creating a code you can use at checkout.
The $35 will be deducted from either the $75.00 single session or the $100 two-session clinic. (making the fee $40 and $65 respectively). The code to enter at checkout is xxxxxxx (see the email version of this update for the actual code).
PRACTICE MEET: Week 4 of the 2014 season is under way and we are inching closer to our first offical dual meet – but first our practice meet this weekend, 3/8. For all the new Tigres or new to track – the practice meet is…well practice. And its not just for the athletes but for all the parents/volunteers, as well as coaches and board members who also volunteer their time during track meets. It lets all the athletes know what to expect, explains the volunteer posistions to parent volunteers and also is a refresher for everyone else returning from last season.
Your athletes will be picking their events for the practice meet with their coaches this week, so remember to ask when leaving practice if he/she signed up for events so the coaches can get the entries in for our meet management software. Coaches will be emailing about that and what days they will be picking their events. This will be the same routing each week from here on out. If you know your athlete will be missing practice on Thursday and events still have not been selected, we need to have them emailed no later then Thursday evening to get them entered.
APPAREL: On Thursday, we will have apparel setup again – this is the last chance before the practice meet to get your uniforms…if you have not ordered you can place your order online now by going here: http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-uniforms-apparel/ but you should be ok to wait until Thursday to get what you need as we have more inventory on hand. For other items such as bags, hoodies, socks – we will be setup during home meets as well.
USING BUENAS FACILITIES: Most of you know already but we forgot to remind you all about a few rules in order to remain welcomed by our gracious hosts Buena High School and VUSD. FOOD & DRINK: Abolsutely nothing but water in a clear non-glass container is permitted onto the track or inside field. Absolutely no pets of any kind are allowed on the field. If you have family coming to watch a meet with you, please be sure to tell them if they do have pets. Its usually the outside family members and friends that arent aware and have to leave disapointed because they werent aware of the rules. And lastly (this is more a Tigres rule) unless you are on the field and signed in as a volunteer with your name tag, then you are not permitted onto the field. This is for both meets and practice. And DO NOT jump over the fences please. There are only two permitable entrances onto the field during track meets, the min gate where our athletes have been getting onto the field for practice and the other is on the same side but at the end where shot put is located. Both entrances are attended – please only pass (for safety) when the gate attendant gives you the OK.
Thank you all for helping to make this a great season already!