Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
April 25, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

This will be the final week of practice for all of the kids who compete this weekend at the Western League Open Final (April 30). The coaches will attend a seeding meeting tomorrow for the Western League Championship meet (May 7) and will enter athletes who have met the conference qualifying standard or are in the top 8 places of the event. In some cases an athlete may choose not to go to the WL-Championship meet and in that case the next athlete will be asked and so on until all 8 spaces are filled. If an event has more than 8 athletes qualified, we will run more than 1 heat, but will only accept the qualified athletes in that event. 

The league will use the top 20 list to determine who should be advanced into an event. 

Sub-Gremlins do not go to the Western League Championship meet. 

So your coach may ask if an opportunity comes would your child want to run in the meet on the 7th instead of this weekend. 
Practice Schedule
Sprints & Field Events
Monday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45*
Wednesday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45* 
Thursday -Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45*

*Gremlins released 7:15

Distance Kids 
Monday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Tuesday - West Ranch  HS 6:00 - 7:45 Interval Training
Thursday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
This Week's Track Meet
This weeks track meet at Valencia High School is the Western League Open Final, this meet is a championship meet for all of the athletes who did not obtain a qualifying mark in an event. If your child has a qualifying mark in any event, they can not attend this weekends meet, they must go next week. 

This is the final meet for all athletes who attend this meet, and they will not need to attend practice after this week. They are done until the awards picnic on May 15.  
We have collected quite a large amount of sweaters, jackets & water bottles.  They will be on the gate tonight, if you want anything, please take it! Anything left tonight will go to the Goodwill after practice. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Attention all Storm Families:

Thank you to all that volunteered this past week, we truly appreciate your time and support! I know that it got hot, and we had a lot of coaches and volunteers working the meet. Many working in the concession stand, and some working as officials at the field events, Tom, Zach and Alan working the timing, to keep the meet moving forward. 

This week will be our last regular season meet, So we want the kids to get the best times, and marks in their events, as this will be the last time they can qualify for league finals. Please be sure to sign up and help out by working the meet. 

Championship Meets Coming Up
Open Final Meet (April 30) The open final meet is for all athletes who did not get a qualifying mark in any of the individual events, OR ranked top 8 in the western league. It will be held on April 30th. This is the final meet of the season for those athletes. If an athlete has a qualifying mark in any event they may not attend this meet. 

Western League Championship Meet (May 7th) All qualified athletes and a select few athletes in the top of the league will be invited to the Western League Championship meet to be held on May 7th. The coaches will attend a seeding meeting of the League to finalize the seeding of this championship meet. Non-qualified athletes will fill any open positions in any events by the top 20 list of the league. If you are interested in being advanced to this meet, please let your coach know. 

Individual Event Championship Meet (May 14th) This is the final event of the year at the conference level. The top four (4) finishers in each event from both leagues (East & West) and the next fastest times/marks will be invited to compete in this Conference wide Championship meet to be held this year at Valley College on May 14. This is a 10 lane track, so in the sprint events we will advance up to 10 athletes. The distance events advance 12 athletes, and the field events 9. All advancements to this meet come from the meet on the 7th there are no pass-through athletes, you must attend the meet on May 7th. This is the best of the Conference championship meet. If you need more information please be sure to ask your coach.

Team Picnic & Awards - May 15 Will be at Newhall Park on Newhall Ave. We will give you more details about this in the next 2 newsletters.
Communication Boxes
The communication boxes will be at the track on Wednesday and Thursday this week for picture pick-up, and your athletes meet ribbons. If you think you are missing ribbons from any of the meets, please send an email to us to let us know the meet and the event that is missing. 
Contact Us Tab
I have added a Contact Us tab to the website and you can send emails to your coaches using that page. 

Save the Date - BBQ and Awards Picnic - May 15
grill-people.jpg End of season BBQ and Awards Banquet. More information will be posted next week, but do mark your calendars for Sunday May 15th for our end of season awards picnic at Newhall Park 11:30 pm. Click Here for More Info

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club