We had a solid end to this week's training at the meet. Some newbies got on the track for the first time, some gentlemen returned to the track, and others stepped up and threw down! The highlight from the meet was when Elijiah Celestin and Max Gilbert both ran great races in the 4x800 and then returned for the 4x400 about 40 minutes later running solid times. Kamaldeen Adgebite qualified for the Meet of Champions in the 60 dash, joined by Abdoulaye Sangare in the 60 HH. Andre Henneghan is already qualified in the 60 dash.
This week's weather looks a little different than last week - the average temps are in the mid-40's. We will continue to practice outside as much as possible - make sure you are dressed warmly and in layers. You need sweats, sweatshirt, wind jacket and hat and gloves. Also, remember to bring water - too many of you are forgetting this.
There is an early out on Wednesday. We will discuss this Practice at practice on Monday.
We race Thursday afternoon this week and again next Thursday during the break. Please make sure you fill out the Meet Availability form below!
The ineligibility form ran on Friday. Check your grades on HAC! I will have the Grade verification sheets in my classroom - Stop by 106 before 1st block to get one. You have your teachers sign the form with your current grade - that is HOPEFULLY higher than what was on the ineligibility form. If your grades are not up, you will not be able to practice or compete during break. If you are failing 2 classes - you could be intelligible. If you are a senior and only have two classes, you need to be passing both. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL on MONDAY morning for a message from Bierling.
We are at Lehigh University this Thursday. The bus leaves from the back at 12:00. Not everyone will be going to the meet. The meet lineup will be posted on Tuesday on Schoology. Per league rules, no food is allowed to be eaten in the track area (there is a lunch/food area). Also, no radios are permitted in the facility, and no headphones are permitted on the track or infield. Athletes are encouraged to bring a blanket and schoolwork to complete while waiting for the meet to conclude. Remember - If you are leaving with a parent, a written note must be given to Coach Bierling. The meet starts at 3:00. I anticipate it will be over around 7:30 and we will be back at UD by 9:00 p.m.
Practice during Break:
We will practice during break. The schedule is below.
Let's have a wonderful week of training! Get your homework done! & I'll see everyone tomorrow.
- Layer Up! Remember your hat/gloves/layers
- Remember to bring water!
- Check your email! What emails are you missing from the coaches or your teachers?
- Ask for help when you need it! The Coaches are all teachers - we can help or point you in the right direction.
- Going to be absent from practice? Fill out the Absent/Late form!
- Be honest with how you are feeling - aches, pains? tell the coaches.
- Ill? Stay home from practice - we don't need to share germs.
- Read through, and scroll all the way to the bottom...
The word for this week is….Accountability - Are you holding yourself accountable for your schoolwork? training? responsibilities? actions?