The first official day of track practice is on Monday, February 26th. Registration for the spring season is due this week. Please take a look at last weeks blog post on registration and program fees for instructions on how to register. Athletes who have not been cleared by the athletic office on Friday next week will not be allowed to participate at on the 26th.
Spring Track Gear Orders
The Gear order site will be poster here later this week. You have until Sunday evening at midnight to get your orders in.
President's Day 4 Day Weekend
Because of the amount of people that will be out of town this week we have decided to move the Run to Denver to Saturday, March 3rd. The coaches want to do something a little bit different over the 4 day weekend instead.
We have been working really hard, and are in need of some easy days of running coming up. That is what Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday will be used for. No intensity, just get out the door and run easy for 4 days in-a-row.
We will not formally meet as a TEAM for the 4 day weekend. Instead, here is what things will look like.
- Friday: Upperclassmen led run at 8 a.m. Location of run and post-run breakfast will be announced at practice this week by the upperclassmen.
- Saturday: Long run on your own, or w/ a teammate
- Sunday: Easy run on your own, or rest
- Monday: Easy run on your own, or w/ a teammate
Grand Junction Trip
We are doing an overnight trip this year to Grand Junction instead of taking the usual out-of-state trip. The rising costs of the Spring Break AZ trip has become too much, and the Junction trip is a way for us to minimize the cost to families, while still taking part in a TEAM building event. Below are the preliminary details
When: Leaving the morning of Friday, March 30th. Coming back the evening of Saturday, March 31st. The meet runs all day Saturday.
Where: Stocker Stadium, Grand Junction
Who: We will have room for 50 athletes on the bus for the meet. We are given 3 entries per event + 3 additional entries of our choice.
Hotel: Double Tree Grand Junction
743 Horizon Drive
Cost to Athlete: $100 per athlete for bus and hotel cost + money for lunch and dinner on Saturday.
Transportation: We have chartered a bus for the event.
Alternative Varsity Meet: The Highlands Ranch Invitational is being held at Echo Park Stadium is on Saturday the 31st for athletes not attending the Grand Junction trip.
Schedule for February 12th-18th
Monday- MVHS 3:10
Tuesday- Writer's Vista Park 3:20
Wednesday- Morning Run 6 a.m.
Thursday- Morning Run 6:30 a.m.
- MVHS 3:10
Friday- Upperclassmen Lead Run and breakfast 8 a.m.
Saturday- Long Run On Your Own or w/ a teammate
Sunday-On Your Own -or- REST
Monday 2/19- No School
-Run on your own or w/ a teammate (see training schedule)
Please take look at the attached training schedules prior to coming to practice, and to see what your runs are on the weekends. If you ever have to miss a run during the winter it will be posted for you here.
Polar Bear Track Meet
Please be thinking about what events you want to do at next weeks Polar Bear Meet. We will do a group registration on Tuesday next week. You can sign-up at the meet, but you may not get the heat placement that you want if you register the day of. You will also need to bring $10 to practice Tuesday next week (cash only) to participate in the Polar Bear.
When: February 24th at 2 p.m.
What: Low key outdoor meet that is a benefit for the Ed McConnell Family at Peak-to-Peak HS.
Where: DCC High School
Discovery Canyon Campus
1810 N. Gate Blvd,
Colorado Springs, 80921
Cost: $10 per athlete
Registration: Bring $10 to coach Dalby the week of the race to sign-up for events.
Transportation: Please provide your own transportation to and from the meet.
Race Day Registration: 12:45-1:45
Order of Events:
- 2000 meter run M/F
- 600 meter run M/F
- 1000 meter run M/F
- 300 meter dash M/F
- Parent/Coaches Mile
- DMR M/F/Mixed (1200, 800, 400, 1600)