Official practice begins this week. Because of the weather we will most likely not be able to warm-up on the track. Please meet inside the front hallway each day at 3:10 to begin practice. Practice will be everyday, even if the weather is bad. The only exception is if the school district cancels after school activities, which is rare. Please come prepared for the weather with appropriate clothing.
Throughout the season Coach Kunz and I will be using the Track & Field/Cross Country website to communicate with athletes and parents. We will also be sending out text messages, and emails to keep everyone up-to-date on all things MVHS track and field. If for any reason you wish to be taken off the email/text list you will need to log back into the registration site, and remove your contact info.
If you would like to purchase gear for the 2015 track and field season, orders will need to be placed online through Denver Athletic by Sunday, March 1st. We would like for every member of the team to purchase at least a team T-Shirt.
Athlete-Parent Meeting, Wednesday
The coaching staff would like all athletes and at least 1 parent from each family to attend our pre-season meeting on Wednesday evening. We will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the MVHS Commons. The following items will be discussed.
- Meet the Coaches
- Parent Help Needs
- Team Policies
- 2015 Schedule
- University of Kansas Relays Trip
Run Colorado Spike Night
On Thursday night after practice Run Colorado will be hosting our team for a spike night. All shoes and apparel in the store will be 20% off for Mt. Vista track and field athletes. Run CO will also be providing pizza and drinks for our athletes and families that attend. This is a great chance to purchase your training and competition shoes for the season.
Practice and Meet Schedule for the Season
A full practice and meet schedule/calendar can be found here on our website.
We will be reviewing the team handbook on Wednesday at the parent-athlete meeting. Below is a link to the handbook where you will find the following information.
- 2015 Mt. Vista Track and Field Team Handbook (pdf)
- Team Policies
- Varsity and Lettering Standards
- Team Selection Process
- Communication with Athletes and Parents
- Transportation to Meets
- Gear and Appropriate Competition/Training Shoes
Kansas Relays Trip
This April we will be taking up to 30 athletes to the University of Kansas Relays in Lawrence, KS. We currently have plane tickets to Kansas City reserved for the trip. Any athlete that qualifies for the KU Relays will have to pay their own way. The cost of the trip will be approximately $350-$400.
Schedule for February 23rd-March 1st
Mon-MVHS 3:10 (meet in the front hallway)
-Athlete/Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m. in the
-Run Colorado Spike Night 5:00 p.m. (or when practice ends)
Fri- MHVS 3:10
Sat-Distance Runners 8:00 a.m. @ Aspen Grove
-Panera Bread after run, bring $$$ for breakfast
Sun-Distance runners, optional run on your
own. 30 to 50 minutes.