Track & Field 2018 Season
April 16, 2018


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.
I would like thank our timing crew especially tom 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.
Please be sure to look at the full newsletter each week. We do all communication by email!!!
This Week's Practice Schedule
April 16, 2018 – April 21, 2018

Age Group / Sprints
Monday – Saugus High School – 6:00 – 7:45
Tuesday – No Practice
Wednesday – No Practice
Thursday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Saturday –  Track Meet – Saugus High School

Distance Athletes
Monday – Saugus High School – 6:00 – 7:45
Tuesday – College of the Canyons Track – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday – No Practice
Thursday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Saturday –  Track Meet – Saugus High School
Track Meet This Weekend
This week is our last home meet at Saugus High. We will see 2 small teams so it should go very fast! Please sign up for your volunteer hours to help this week. there will be some opportunity to volunteer at League and Open too. all athletes need to have ran 3 meets to be eligible for the League meet on May 5th if they qualify for that meet.
Pictures from Track Meets
If you visit our website and scroll down the page you will see slide shows of pictures taken at the track meets. The photos are taken thanks to Anthony Calderon & Peter Martinez (PW: SCTC2018). Both of these photographers have their pictures available for download. Please click their names to get to their photo galleries. You can purchase copies of the photos from these websites as well. 
Family News

We offer our condolences to the Shelofsky family for their unexpected loss. Please send gift cards or any other support you would like to practice and we will make sure it is delivered. There is a need for restaurant or any other help you may offer.
Championship Meets
Open Final Meet (April 28th)   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 April 28th @ 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! 

Western League Championship Meet (May 5th)  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 5th @ Valencia HS. 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. Only the top 8 will be invited unless a qualifying mark is made

Individual Event Championship Meet (May 12th)  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 time/mark will be invited to compete in this Conference wide Championship meet to be held this year at Moorpark College on May 12. 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 5th at the Western League meet. There are no pass-through athletes, you must attend the meet on May 5th. 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 20 Will be at Newhall Park on Newhall Ave. We will give you more details about this in the next 2 newsletters.
Justice Joachim Update

UPDATE: Justice is through surgery they put a couple plates and screws in his arm to secure the bones. He is now in a splint. They said he should be going home some time last night. Thanks to Dr Antebi and all the nurses and staff at Antelope Valley Hospital who took GREAT care of him. And thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement. 
Here is the before and after pics.

Desiree Joachim

Thank you to all who came to help at the track, and offer their services, Especially Coach Russel Shields!!
Lost & Found
We have a lot of warm up jackets , pants, and water bottles!! please check the fence daily . All items will be given away after practice on Thursday we have no place to store it.