Track & Field 2022
April 25, 2022

It is hard to believe we are near the end of the season! Just one more regular meet and then we are at our Championship Meets. Please be sure to read carefully below about these meet. All athletes will only go to one of the first two meets. All Sub Gremlins only go to the May 7th meet.

I would like thank our timing crew especially Tom O' Sullivan for timing all our meets including most of the high school meets for our valley. Tom and Alan are experts at what they do for our team and the VYC. We also have 3 new data input Ladies that have help so much every week!

I am sure you have all noticed that we have a lot of home meets! We try to keep it local so that we can time the meets. This does however mean that we have a lot of responsibility for the work. We have to load the truck before the meet and at the end of each meet we have to reload and unload. Please try to stay after the meet and help with the loading of the truck, especially if your athlete will be doing the 200 meter as this is when we start to break down . This is the last meet that we have full responsibility to conduct so please sign up to help make this meet go quickly and it is so much fun!

Championship meets. We will have more as we get closer. All athletes will go to a championship meet on either May 7th or May 14th. We will be talking to the athletes more in the next 2 weeks. All Sub-Gremlins will got to the May 7th meet. If your athlete has a qualifying time they must only go to the May 14th meet. Athlete's that are close to the (Q) time may be invited to go to the May 14th meet. Athletes will not be allowed to attend both of those meets, The Individual Events Championship (I.E.C.) meet will be for those May 14th athletes that are top 9 (12 for distance events) between the 2 Leagues after May 14th

Congratulations to our 15-18 Intermediate boys for breaking the club record in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:57.99 that is a 12 second faster time! Congrats Sean Kuck, Jared Parada, Gary Williamson and Jackson Muchka!

Please Sign Up to Volunteer This week we will Host the meet. we have setup and clean up duties, Timing duties, data input, finish line, relay judges staging, tag pullers, Girls and Boys Long Jump and escorting to start line for all events

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/637295/events
  
Mothers Day Race- At our next meet we would like to honor all our Mothers (a little early) We will be adding a Mother's Day 50 meter race for all moms who would like to race! It will be right after the 100 meter races! Now is the time to let your kids cheer for you Prizes will be given to the top 3 Moms!! just go to staging during the youth 100 races and we will get you on the track to race!!

Weekly Schedule
Monday - Castaic High School -6:00-7:45 (Sub and Gremlins 7:15)
Tuesday - C.O.C. 6:00-7:45 (Gremlins 7:15)
Thursday - Castaic H.S. -6:00 pm - 7:45 pm (Sub and Gremlins 7:15)
Saturday - Valencia High School All day meet 8:00 am
Jelly Beans
Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers!

We have plenty now




Lost and found
We again have a lot of items that will be on the fence at Castaic tonight and Thursday, I also have 2 of the new Storm Jackets, one size youth med and one youth Lrg. Please look to see if yours is missing. All items will be up for grabs or donated after Thursday.
Championship Meets
Western League Open Final Meet (May 7th)  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 May 7th @ Valencia HS. 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. ALL SUB-GREMLINS ATTEND THIS MEET!! This is their final competition of the year. there will be medals awarded for the top 6 places at the meets. and special ribbons for all others after the meet. If you child has a Q next to their name in any event they can not come to this meet for any event ! 

Western League Championship Meet (May 14th) All qualified athletes and a select few athletes in the top 8 of the league will be invited to the Western League Championship meet to be held on May 14th at Valencia H.S. . 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 knowOnly the top 8 will be invited unless a qualifying mark is made. 

Individual Event Championship Meet (I.E.C.) May 21st. This is the final event of the year at the conference level. The top two (2) finishers in each event from both leagues (East & West) and the next 7, (12 for distance events) fastest time/mark will be invited to compete in this Conference wide Championship meet to be held this year at Simi Valley High School on May 21st. This is a 9 lane track, so in the sprint events we will advance up to 9 athletes. The distance events advance 12 athletes, and the field events 9. All advancements to this meet come from the meet on the 14th from the Western League Championship meet. There are no pass-through athletes, you must attend the meet on May 14th. This is the best of the best Conference Championship meet. If you need more information please be sure to ask your coach.

You can go on our website and click on the Track and Field Page you will be able to see the Qualifying standards for your reference.
Team Fundraiser Opportunity
 
The STORM team has been met with unexpected expenses this spring and we have been reluctant to request any fundraising, but an opportunity is available that can benefit you and your family and the STORM family.
 
A local swim school with participants in STORM has offered to help fund-raise with a profit-sharing opportunity. The Swim Ranch is a private learn-to-swim and performance swim instruction service. The results are unmatched in the region. If you have your own pool, go to the ocean … there is no doubt that swimming is very important for basic safety.
 
We consider this option especially beneficial because the skill of knowing how to swim correctly promotes fitness and safety across all ages.
 
Let them know that you are members of STORM and they will donate 20% directly to the team.
Lessons are private or semiprivate (when applicable). Please visit their website for more information at www.theswimranch.com or contact Dave and Heather directly at theswimranch@gmail.com.