What a gorgeous day for a meet we had yesterday! Thank you to those that made it out. Hopefully your athletes had a fun time and weren’t deterred by the rushing around. Please remember that this was a condensed meet. The remainder of our meets will be a bit more stretched out. I saw plenty of kids smiling as they crossed the finish line and I hope that they continue to feel this way throughout the season!
I also want to say thank you to the Gremlin coaches on the field. It takes a village at this young age and you guys were phenomenal, especially considering it was the first meet for many of you. It’s going to be a great season with you guys!
From now on meet sign up sheets will be next to the sign-in/out sheets on the fence. Athletes can sign up for 3 running events and 1 field event. This is a maximum, not a requirement. Events are listed in order so if you know you will be late because of a prior engagement I recommend you sign your athlete up for the later events. If you need to leave early sign your athlete up for the earlier events. I ask that you encourage your athlete to make the choice of event. I also ask that you encourage your athlete to try all events. Don’t let them get discouraged by the perceived distance of an event. They are running much further than any event during practice. They have the ability.
We will be running in Ojai next Saturday, March 11th. Nordhoff HS is located at 1401 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai, CA 9302. This meet has an afternoon start time of 1pm. Please be at the track by 12:30. While every meet is different, once they start most meets last around 5 hours.
As always if you have any questions feel free to contact me.