A uniform order will be available later this week. All athletes on the team should order a uniform for the season if they do not already have one. This is the only time uniforms will be available to purchase.
Winter Conditioning Registration
If you have not already done so please make sure you have registered for winter conditioning before practice on Tuesday.
- $250 for High School Athletes
- $100 for Middle School Athletes
Monday: Soft Surface run on your own or w/ a teammate (See Final Surge for details)
Tuesday: MVHS Track @ 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Redstone Park @ 3:20 p.m.
Thursday: MVHS Track @ 3:00 p.m.
Friday: MVHS Track @ 3:00 p.m. (Upperclassmen Lead Practice)
Saturday: On Your Own or w/ a Teammate
Sunday: On Your own or w/ a Teammate
Final Surge and Athlete Communication
Daily workouts will be posted in Final Surge. If you do not currently have an account please come see Dalby once you have registered for winter conditioning. Final Surge app will also be how the Coaches communicate important information about practice changes, upcoming events, blog updates, etc. Please make sure you have uploaded the app to your phone.
2024 Spring Track and Field Schedule
The official schedule is currently being created and should be available later in the week . Tentative dates for some of our meets are available on the calendar page. Please contact Coach Dalby if you have questions about specific dates.
- Schedule/Calendar for the 2024 Track and Field Season (Available Shortly)
Texas Distance Festival
Meet Website: https://sites.google.com/view/texasdistancefestival/home/
Where: Southlake, Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area)
Who: Any distance athlete that consistently takes part in Winter Conditioning will be eligible to compete in Texas during spring break.
Dates: March 15th and 16th (Start of Spring Break).
Cost: Athletes and families are responsible for all costs associated with the trip.
Coaches: There may not be a coach from Vista attending the Texas Distance Festival this year. Families are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the trip for their athlete.
Hotel: There will be a team block available for a hotel near the meet site (hotel and block information will be posted next week). Families are responsible for booking their own hotel rooms. The coaching staff will not be coordinating rooms on this trip for athletes. If athletes wish to room together it is up to them to coordinate with each other. Athletes/families are not required to stay at the team hotel.
Flights: Athletes/Families are responsible for booking their own flights to Dallas. It is recommended that families fly in on Friday morning/early afternoon, and depart on Sunday.
Ground Transportation: Athletes and families are responsible for booking their own rental cars for the meet. Athletes not traveling with their parents are responsible for coordinating transportation with a teammate while in Texas.
Meet Registration: Coach Dalby will register athletes for events.
Team Pre-Meet Run: Athletes wanting to do their pre-meet run together will meet at Bob Jones Park at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 15th
Individual athletes interested in going to Arcadia should coordinate with coach Dalby sooner rather than later. Athletes are required to travel with their parents on this trip. A coach from Vista may not be available to attend.
Official meet information can be found at the following link. Please note that this is a challenging meet to be accepted into and that not all individuals that achieve qualifying marks will be accepted into the Arcadia Invitational.
The coaches recommend that every athlete on the team have their ferritin levels checked at a minimum of twice a year. Once after the track season, and once after XC season. If the last time you had your levels checked was before XC, it is time to get them looked at again.
Below is information about the importance of iron/ferritin for distance runners. Please review as needed, and have your iron levels checked if you have not recently done so. This goes for both boys and girls. Rule of thumb, get your ferritin levels checked at least twice a year by a doctor. A ferritin level of 30 is the minimum number acceptable for adequate performance as a distance runner. We also recommend that every athlete on the team be taking an iron supplement that works for them. Please come talk to the coaches if you have questions.
- The Importance of Iron in Distance Runners (Blog Post)
- Why You Should Get Your Ferritin Levels Checked (Blog Post)
- A letter from a doctor, with references, about ferritin levels for endurance athletes that you can take with you to your medical provider when you get tested. (Doc)
- Are Your Ferritin Levels Up to Speed? Top Coaches Take Tests for Iron Seriously (article)
- Ironing Out the Details: Know the facts about ferritin and iron before deciding to supplement (article)