Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mid-Week Thoughts

Parent Meeting tonight.  Please convince your parents to come, as there will be lots of new important information.

Spike night is tomorrow night at Boulder Running Company. Hope to see lots of kids there.  I encourage a great pair of trainers for ALL athletes.  I encourage elite level competition shoes. which BRC has.  I am also encouraging lighter shoes for distance kids intervals.  Something in-between spikes and trainers.  I do not get a kick-back from BRC, they give us great deals though, so take advantage of our relationship with BRC!

Saturday's bus to the DougCo HS scrimmage leaves Chaparral at 7:20 am sharp.  Be at the athletic hallway door early.  The actual meet will start at 9:00.

The schedule is a running schedule, 3200, 400, 100, 800, 100/110 Hurdles, 200, 1600, 300 Hurdles.  The field events are pretty wide open, head over to that event, compete, and get your mark recorded.  In general, athletes will be expected to compete in two running events, and at least one field event.  You can compete in as many events as you want, so long as they follow those guidelines.  For example, the distance kids must do either the 3200 or the 1600, the 800 or the 400, and long jump or triple jump.  (Although I am letting a lot of distance kids fulfill their "field requirement" by doing hurdles.  That's jumping, right?)

This meet determines varsity League Relay placings, so make sure to bring your "A" game.  We need full relays in all events, so this is the time to try something out of your comfort zone!

I must say, it has been  very excellent first couple of days.  The winter training certainly helped, and the infusion of new athletes is energizing us greatly!  Let's keep up the hard work for the remainder of the season.


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