Hi Gremlin Families!
I hope you all had a fun weekend; I missed seeing our Gremlin athletes at the Invitational!
The next two weeks of practice are very important, as we all are striving to help your athletes reach their goals for the season. Practice on THURSDAY is changing locations to ARROYO VERDE since Buena is hosting a track meet that day. This close to the end of the season, we do not want to miss a day!
We have two “regular” meets left in the season, and both are at home! These are the last two meets for your athletes to earn a position in the Championships. When you see the sign-in sheets for our upcoming home meet with the Ojai Roadrunners, you will see that for some of the athletes, their events are highlighted. If the color is yellow, they are likely to advance to Championships in that event, if the color is blue, they are on the cusp of advancing, and if they are interested in that event, they should probably run it again. Along with the color, there is a small number which is their current placement in the league. If your athlete does advance, the Championships are on May 5th and the top finishers out of that day will move on to May 12th.
With the top 9 in the 100, 200, 400, and long jump advancing and the top 12 in the 800 and the 1600 moving on, the number of athletes qualifying for Championships is small and for most, their last meet will be on April 28. The April 28th meet is a fantastic event where the athletes get to shine, and many have their best races on that final day.
There is still time for your athlete to try something new, so please talk to them about what else they want to accomplish this season!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email, call, or catch me by the fence 🙂