Although our practice meet was designed to primarily train the volunteers, your Bantam coaches were so impressed with the dedication and grit of all of our athletes! They are SO much fun to watch!!
Please know that for the regular season, there will be more time between events which will make for smoother and longer transitions as well as more rested athletes. We appreciate all of your support as we worked out the kinks.
For the meet next week with the Ojai roadrunners at Nordhoff high school, our athletes have many more options.
The order of running events is:
3200 (NOT a Bantam event)
Hurdles (NOT a Bantam event)
4×400 (free event – NOT counting towards their total)
Field events will include:
High Jump (they must be cleared by a coach on Tuesday or Thursday to compete)
Shot Put (they should attend a specialty day on either Tuesday or Friday)
The total event total is 4 (the 4×400 does NOT count), three of which can be running. If an athlete exceeds their event total, they will be disqualified for all of their events for that meet. We will try to monitor this as best we can, but ultimately the athletes themselves need to be aware of their events.
If your athlete is interested in trying High Jump, they must be cleared through the High Jump coach on either Tuesday or Thursday. Also, if they have an event or skill they are serious about improving upon (i.e., relay, starts, long jump, shot put) they should try to attend a specialty day or two that focuses on that skill.
Information for March 14th:
Arrival time: 12:30 sharp on the field
Start time: 1:00 (Please note the later start time)
Location: Nordhoff High School 1401 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai
Sign-ups will be on the clipboards starting Monday. If they are not going to attend the meet, please have them draw a line through their name.
Starting with our first official meet next week, you will find the results posted on our website.
One final and EXTREMELY important reminder: If your athlete is sick we THANK YOU for keeping them home. However, I need to ask that if your athlete is signed up for the relay I would REALLY appreciate an email in the morning as soon as you decide to keep them home. Filling a relay position on the spot takes a serious last minute scramble and the willingness of another athlete and causes them to forgo another event that they signed up to participate in. I TOTALLY get that things come up and kids get sick, but if you could email me or text me as soon as you decide to keep them home, the advance notice would be much appreciated.
Thanks again for all of your support!