Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Distance Racing Line-Ups

We have three races this week.

The first race is over at Rock Canyon HS on Thursday. Here are the line-ups for the distance kids. I am 99.9% sure I got everyone listed in events they should be in, but if I missed someone, please let me know and I will make that update. The meet starts at 3:45, we have a bus there, but not back, and goes with a rolling schedule.

The next meet we have is Friday evening, at All-City Stadium @ Denver South HS. This meet starts at 4:00, and follows a rolling schedule. There is no bus, the athletes must drive themselves to and from the meet.  I strongly suggest that all athletes go to the stadium right after school, simply to avoid Friday afternoon I-25 traffic  We have a few competitors there. We have Alek, Devin and Drew in the open 400. We have Matt, Steven and Kaleb in the open 1600. We have Hanna running the anchor leg of the girls sprint medley. We also have lots of field events and sprinting event competitors, but your individual coaches will discuss that with you when we get back to practice tomorrow.

Saturday is prom, and because of the distraction of prom, I like to get athletes in and out of the meet before noon. Our line-ups for Saturday are restricted to two entries per open event, and those entries must have legitimate times on milesplit.com that meet the unpublished standard that the meet directors set. The meet follows a funky schedule, so we ask that athletes get to the meet 75 minutes before their event. There will be no bus, so we ask that athletes get to the meet on their own.

Having said all that, our distance line-ups for Saturday at Mullen HS are as follows. 4 x 800 girls at 8:00 am (yep, that's a 6:45 am arrival ladies!) are Jill, Ciara, Hanna and Whitney. 4 x 800 boys follow at 8:30 am (gents might as well be there at 6:45 too) with James, Ryan, Dominic and Johnny. At 9:50 am, Mackenzie runs the open girls 1600, and at 10:20 am, Bryce and Travis run the boys open 1600. We do not know 100% that these open athletes are in the meet, so we have signed them up to run at the Friday Twilight meet as well just in case they do not make the unpublished standard. We do not have any distance kids running after 11:00 am, due to ACT testing, prom, and other factors the athletes communicated to me.

Between today's snow day, the prom, the early entry deadlines, it has been a whirlwind past 24 hrs to make sure all of this is in. Due to factors beyond my control, these distance line-ups might change slightly, and if they do, I will keep everyone in the loop as much as I can. But, I am very confident that all of the distance kids are racing in situations that allow them to meet any other obligations they might have this weekend, as well as put them in the most competitive spot for them at this point in the year.  Enjoy the rest of your snow day, and I will see everyone tomorrow.


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