Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
May 2, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

Congratulations to all of the athletes who are scheduled to run in the Western League Championship Meet this weekend. The Meet will be at Simi Valley High School. Medals will be awarded to the top 6 athletes of each event. Although the schedule remains the same, the distance events may not be combined. 

All athletes should arrive to the meet by 8:00 am, This is a championship meet, therefore no coaches or parents are allowed on the in-field. 

Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed this past weekend in their final championship meet of the season. We will see you next at the Awards Picnic at Newhall park on May 15th. More information will come on that next week. 

Ribbon from the meet will be at the awards picnic along with trophies and all other awards, don't miss it!!! 
Practice Schedule
Sprints & Field Events
Monday - Saugus High School 6:00 - 7:30 PM
(Gremlins 6:00 - 7:00)
Wednesday - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:30 PM 
(Gremlins 6:00 - 7:00)
Thursday -  Saugus High School 6:00 - 7:30 PM 
(Gremlins 6:00 - 7:00)

Distance Kids 
Monday - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Tuesday - West Ranch - 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Thursday - Saugus HS  6:00 - 7:15 PM
This Week's Track Meet
This weeks track meet is at Simi Valley High School. It is the Western League Championship Meet, this meet is a championship meet for all of the athletes who are the top of the Western League, they are the first heat of each event in most cases. Medals for the top 6 athletes will be awarded at the meet. All others will receive a nice championship ribbon after the meet. 

The top 4 athletes in each event will be invited to the Individual Event Championship Meet on May 14th. Because the meet this year is being held on a 10 lane track, the conference will invite the next 2 best times in the sprints to fill the lanes. 

The distance events will take the next 4 best times, and the field events will take one extra. 

We will then compete with the top athletes of the Eastern League on May 14th.  In the event that someone drops from an event, the empty lanes or positions will be filled by advancing the next athlete by best marks from either of the league meets. Please make sure you let the Coaches know if you will not compete on May 14th by Monday.

Coaches Thank you Dinner 
In Lieu of gifts for your coaches we ask that you donate to the coaches thank you dinner. Please see Thomas O'Sullivan or Coach Elaine to make a donation. You can also mail it to 27900 Youngberry Dr Saugus 91350. The thank you dinner is planned for May 22. Our Coaches have done a phenomenal job and given countless hours to all the athletes. 
Volunteer Opportunities
Attention all Storm Families:
this week we only have a a few Volunteer positions We need Shot put workers, finish line workers, Relay Escorts, hurdle crew, and zone judges! Please sign up! 

Championship Meets Coming Up
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 the Team awards picnic on May 15th, please check them when you get there. All athletes will also receive a trophy and other awards.  
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
Post Season - Valley United
At the end of the season there is an all star team available to all league qualifiers. The Valley United Track Team is the conference official team that will go on to compete at the national level. 
If you are interested in joining please see coach Elaine for more information. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club