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Gremlins: Please join us at the M2B Tigres Cheer Station

Hello Gremlins! While many of us have moved on to a new sport there is an opportunity to get together for one more event! And we can win money for the Tigres team!!! Ventura Tigres will be participating in the Community Challenge at the Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. Every year I have run this race and it was awesome to be cheered on last year when I passed the Tigres Cheer Station. This year I am injured so I’ll be cheering too!!! The idea is to cheer as loud and be as memorable as possible cheering on the runners as they pass by our station.Let’s put those cowbells to use!!!  At the conclusion of the marathon, the runners will select the winners of the Community Challenge!  First place receives $3,000, second place $1,500, and third place $500. Let’s win that money!!!  We need as many enthusiastic people as possible to join us out on the race route to cheer on the runners! If you want to cheer, or are a maybe, please let me know. We would like a head count of those cheering.

 Tigres will be Cheer Station FIVE
  • Our location is 300 W Stanley
Directions are:
From Seaward Ave.
Get on the 101 N
Get on freeway CA-33 N
Take exit Stanley Ave.
Turn right onto Stanley Ave.
  • Please be there at 6:00 am and we should be done before noon.
  • Wear your Tigres uniform and any Tigres gear.
  • If you can, make a fun/inspirational marathon sign (Pinterest has some great ideas)
  • Bring anything to make noise
  • If someone can bring a portable sound station, please do so
  • Brings snack/drinks, and sunscreen.

I hope to see many of the Gremlins by my side cheering on the runners!!!!

Coach Michelle

Gremlin Athlete gifts/CC practice


Thanks to everyone that came out today. It was nice to see the kids one last time. If you were unable to make it to the picnic or didn’t arrange for your athletes gift to be picked up you can come to the track Monday. I will be there 4:30-5:30.

Congratulations to our athletes that are moving on to CC! Practice will be Monday and Wednesday this week. Since we have such few athletes we will be joining the Bantam age group. Practice will finish around  5:15/30.

Thanks one again to the parents and athletes for a great season. I hope to see familiar faces next season!

Coach Michelle

Gremlin * Must Read* Varsity Practice


Varsity athletes will be practicing Monday and Wednesday this week. We will be practicing all events so it would benefit them to be at practice both days. Since we have a much smaller group practice will be 4:30-5:30 pm. Athletes must be picked up on time. I cannot wait at the track. Also, there will not be sign-up sheets. They are not necessary. See you guys tomorrow.

Coach Michelle

Gremlin League Finals Recap

Parents and athletes,

What an amazing day! Up until the very last race athletes were still setting PR’s!!! This has been an amazing season. This team is full of great kids and I had some amazing coaches as well. Please join me at the end of the season picnic May 7th. The picnic will be from 12-3 pm located at the VUSD Center on Stanley Ave. Here your athletes will receive their team picture,all remaining ribbons, and a gift. Gremlins are tasked with bringing snack sized chips.

Thank you for making this season memorable and I hope to see you next weekend!

Coach Michelle

Gremlin *UPDATED*Varsity Finals Qualifiers

*UPDATED* Long Jump

Congratulations to the athletes that have qualified for Varsity Finals! If you have qualified you will see that event blacked out on the League Finals sign-up sheet. It looks like all Varsity Final qualifiers will be able to participate in League Finals except for two. Congratulations to Henry Oesterle and Olivia Barajas for qualifying Varsity Finals only.     

Boys Relay:   Maxwell, Bryce, Christian, Brody

Girls Relay:    Olivia, Brynn, Shelby, Dara

1600m: Henry, Liam, Auden, Camila

400m:   Henry, Olivia

100m:   Olivia, Brynn

800m:   Henry, Kailey C., Auden

200m:   Brody, Olivia

Long Jump:   Henry, Brody, Olivia, Dara, Tess*                              


Gremlin * MUST READ* Meet Recap/ League Finals


What a great meet and awesome way to end the regular season! The Gremlins had a blast and many continued to set PR’s!!!


  • Every athlete participates in League Finals EXCEPT FOR those that have qualified Varsity for 3 running and their field event.
  • Athletes can only run an event at League Finals that they had run prior in the season.
  • Event totals are the same; 3 running and 1 field. The same goes for athletes running in both League Finals and Varsity.
  • If your athlete has qualified for a Varsity event they CANNOT run that event at the League Finals meet. It can only be run at Varsity. This goes for field events also.


Your athlete wants to sign up for the 400m but they didn’t run it during the regular season. They CANNOT run an event they haven’t previously run during the regular season.

Your athlete is running on the Varsity relay team only. Your athlete CANNOT run relay at League Finals. Your athlete CAN choose 2 other running events to participate in at League Finals plus their field event.

Your athlete qualified Varsity for LJ only. Your athlete CANNOT participate in LJ at League Finals. They CAN participate in 3 running events at League Finals.

Your athlete is qualified for a Varsity running and field event. They CANNOT participate in these events at League Finals. They CAN participate in 2 other running events at League Finals.

As always, please don’t hesitate to ask questions that you have. This has been such an amazing season. Thank you so much for the opportunity to coach your children and I hope they finish the season with the same passion for running that I have.

Coach Michelle



Don’t forget today is picture day! Athletes must be on time!!!! Please have your athlete in the Tigres uniform. If your athlete wears a shirt under their singlet it should be whit and design free. Once pictures are over we will have practice.

Coach Michelle

Gremlins Saturday Meet and Team Picture Day


Just a reminder that athletes are to be at the track by 8am. If your athlete is missing a sweatshirt from practice yesterday I picked it up. There is no name. Labels really help…

If you haven’t seen the club notice yet team picture day for Gremlins is this Tuesday. ATHLETES MUST BE ON TIME. There is not a retake day. We will still have regular scheduled practice after pictures. If you put a shirt under your athletes uniform it must be white. As much as every athlete wants to stand out, in the picture we prefer team uniformity. You will receive your athletes team picture at the end of the season picnic (more on that date later).

See you guys in the morning!!

Coach Michelle