I can’t believe we are nearing the end of the season. Most athletes have at least 2 meets left: the first being our last regular meet this Saturday 4/16 and the second being the Conference JV Finals West at Buena on Saturday 4/23. Athletes may have also qualified for the varsity finals which will be held on Saturday, 4/30.
Below is a description of the JV finals and the Varsity finals meets so as to help with any confusion regarding the events.
JV finals: April 23 at Buena High School
The JV finals are open to all athletes. In order to participate in an event in the JV finals the athlete needs to:
1) have participated in that event at least once during the regular season (except for relays, an athlete need not have competed in a relay during the regular season to compete in a relay at conference finals).
2) have NOT qualified for that event in the Varsity Finals. If an athlete qualifies for an event at the Varsity Finals, they can NOT participate in that event at the JV finals. Also, the same event limit applies at the Varsity Finals (maximum of 4 events, a maximum of 3 running events, and 4×400 is excluded from the total).
Varsity Finals April 30 at Moorpark
The Varsity Finals are for the athletes that run the fastest, jump the farthest and highest and put the shot the furthest. For each event in each age/gender group the top athletes in the conference qualify for the championships. For sprints and field events the top 9 athletes qualify. For the distance events (800, 1600, and 3200) the top 12 athletes qualify. If there is a tie for the last slot they then look at the athletes’ next best mark.
Athletic.net keeps track of the top athletes for the conference. The link for athletic.net is:
Each club gets to send 1 relay team per age/gender group for each relay (4×100 and 4×400). A relay team member need not have run on any relay or competed with the other members of any relay prior to the Varsity Finals meet.
There is no event limit at the Varsity Finals; an athlete can compete in all of the events for which they qualify. If an athlete is unavailable/doesn’t want to participate in the Varsity Finals, the athletes spot will not be filled by the next fastest athlete.
Co-Conference Championships May 14:
Qualification at co-conference is based on the results from the Varsity Finals. For laned events and field events the top 5 athletes from VCYTC and the top 4 SCYTFC qualify. For non-laned running events the top 8 from each conference qualify. If an athlete is not available to participate, they will take the next best athlete.
The location of the co-conference championships is still not certain. It looks like it will be at Rio Mesa High School.
Hope this helps. We have had a great season so far and lets finish strong.