|Minnesota State Meet, Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 2013|
Results: Boys: Prelims | Whole Meet | Finals | Whole Meet | Girls: Prelims | Whole Meet | Finals | Whole Meet
Photos: Prelims | Finals
This morning was not unlike any other morning this Spring; cool, overcast, and threatening precipitation. The only difference for a couple thousand or so effected people was that it was the beginning of the State Track and Field Meet. Some arrived smiling, laughing, and nervous under it all about what the day was going to bring. Would they be able to perform as they had hoped, or would this be the time the butterflies got fed? Others were stoic in their expression and their actions showing only focus as they spoke with teammates, coaches, and parents or simply sat listening to some "mood" music waiting for their opportunity.
First up was Becca Wilcox (11) who had qualified for the meet in the high jump. She was showing confidence and poise as she approached the bar in warm ups and the first couple of rounds of competition. But in the end she cleared 5' 0", narrowly missing 5' 2", her best mark of the season and the one that got her the chance to jump here. She would finish 15th overall.
The majority of the day is dedicated to preliminary heats in which the top one or two athletes from each heat plus the next 3 or 4 fastest from all the heats advance to the finals on Saturday. Megan Linder (11) and Brieasha Hunter (9) had three of these preliminary races, starting with the 100m. Out of those heats only Linder would qualify for the final round. Next came the 400m an hour and 13 minutes later. They each had their own heat. They would not have to compete against each other, this time.
Linder took her heat from the start eating up the stagger almost before the start of the first straight away. She was out fast and making a statement, "I am the defending champion and I am going to bring it." Her preliminary time was the best of the field and the best of her career; 56.43.
Hunter was in the next heat. Not having made the final in the 100m she knew what she had to do. She ran a different kind of race, more patient, more like a pot of water starting to boil than the match strike and long burn of her teammate. Hunters' shoes caught the only sun of the morning as she bubbled up through the ranks of her competitors. As she rounded the second corner she had made up all the staggers and was starting roll. There were challengers, but in the end she held them off and finished in 56.86, her best ever and the second best time going into the finals.
Their final race of the day was the 200m, just 62 minutes between. Not much time to recover. Linder put in the second fastest time and Hunter the seventh. Both qualified for finals.
Going into finals, of the six preliminary races between Linder and Hunter they managed to make it through in five.
A great day's work.
But before they were able to do all of this Jake McDermott (11) needed to run his 3200m. A final event. There are no preliminary rounds in this race. All the cards are on the table, one chance is all you get.
Of the 19 runners in the race four of them came from our section. Usually only two runners advance from each section. Also, all four of those runners came in to the State Meet with times that ranked in the top 5.
It would be apparent from the start if this would be an all out, gut busting, brawl of a race or one that would plod on at a pedestrian pace until finally in the seventh lap someone had the guts to make a move and take the win. Too often big races will be more like the latter. But not this time.
It was a race from the start. Our section champ took it out and lead for a good portion of the race. He, however, was not alone. There was a pack of nine runners. Nine hungry, aching racers who wanted to cross the line first. And so it went for eight laps.
McDermott held himself in the pack, but never in the lead. His first lap was 1:05, followed by a 1:08 for a 2:13 first mile. If they maintained that pace he would be under 9 minutes for 2 miles. His previous best and the school record was 9:09.53.
Each lap saw a mixing of the places, but for the leader. Behind him runners were moving up and down in and out as if they were the body and he the head of some giant beast tumbling in a raging current sweeping them around the track.
The first mile in 4:29 - two seconds faster than last week for McDermott and little sign of changes to come.
Then the leader gave way. He too would be pulled under into the current. At one point he was in ninth. McDermott still moving near the front of the pack always pressing. But that fifth lap turned out to be the slowest at 1:12.
From there they steadily build their pace back up. 1:08 for the sixth lap - 6:49 on the clock and two laps to go. At this point it is anyone's race to win still, not one of the nine had fallen off the pace enough not be considered a threat.
Two laps to go. McDermott is holding steady and moving with the pack, which is starting to thin a bit as they move down the back stretch. Only a little more and then all in. 1:07 for lap seven - 7:58 running time.
Last week McDermott closed in 1:05. If he can do that again he will have bested his own school record by six seconds.
The all time best 3200m time in Minnesota was 8:59, set in 2007. The class AA meet record was 9:02.65. Last year's winner was 9:06.
He is running the race of his life - so far. The leaders are really pouring it on and the field stretches as the spaces between racers grow. There are four ahead of McDermott going into the final turn. The final 200m.
As the come out of the turn he passes the runner in front of him with another closing in on him. Like a Slinky® the middle of the first pack had contracted again. McDermott was into a race with the finish line coming up fast. He would move into fourth place. But only hold it until just before the line. .21 seconds ahead of him the runner from Hastings crosses the line. McDermott is fifth.
His time, 9:02.58 breaks the class AA meet record. The winner, second and third place finishers all break the all time record running 8:57.07, 8:58.67, and 8:59.03 respectively.
A great great effort. An exciting race.
Tomorrow McDermott and Kevin Docherty (12) will compete in the 1600m. Our section qualified the top 5 times in this event.
|Tuesday May 28, 2013 - Section 4AA Meet Prelims |
Bus: Leaves from the Albert Street Doors at 1:50 PM and 2:45 PM
Entries: 3 per event
Time: 3:00 PM (field events) 4:00 PM (track events)
Schedule of Events: Line Up: Boys | Girls
Teams: Cretin-Derham Hall, East Ridge, Hill Murray, Mahtomedi, Mpls Roosevelt, North St. Paul, Roseville, St. Paul Central, St. Paul Como, St. Paul Harding, St. Paul Highland Park, St. Paul Johnson, Stillwater, Tartan, White Bear Lake, Woodbury
| Whole Team | PhotosComments: What a day at the track and in the field! It started with Brieasha Hunter (9), and Megan Linder (11) winning their respective heats in the the 100m. Then Becca Wilcox (11) took second in the high jump with a jump of 5' 2", a season and personal best for her. After than the dynamic duo of Hunter and Linder took to the 400m and each won their heats. In the boys' 800m Kevin Docherty (12) took his heat handily. So, now we have Linder, Hunter, and Docherty qualified in all of their events and Wilcox going to State in her first event. Linder and Hunter have one more prelim to go before their day is done. The 200m, each is a favorite in their heat. Both get great starts and hammer out of the corner to take their heat. They are qualified for the finals on Thursday in three events. Then comes the final race of the evening, the 3200m. The girls run their race - our girls were in an earlier heat. Bridget Mountain (11) had a personal best time of 13:24. The clouds which had been hanging around all day lowered in closer to watch some of the best races, and the only final races of the day. The girls' final was won in dramatic fashion by a girl from Roseville. It was quite exciting to watch her come rolling off the final corner and consume the leaders, then hold them off down the stretch.
Then came the final heat of the 3200m. The boys' fast heat. The previous record was set in 1998 by Luke Watson of Stillwater in a time of 9:14.48. Last week at the Suburban East Conference Finals the winner and the second place finisher, both from Stillwater, both ran faster than that time by a 6 to 4 second margin. Jake McDermott (11) ran 9:16 last week in the same race.
All three of them, plus the reigning state champion in the 5K were in this 3200m final tonight.
From the gun the four of them set out at a fantastic pace. McDermott took up a position in the back pocket of the two Stillwater racers who won and placed second ahead of him the week before. The State Champ was just behind him too. Three teammates and Jake, the table was about to be set. At the end of the first lap 1 minute and 6 seconds had ticked off the clock. If they maintained that pace it would be 8:48 by the time all eight laps were done; a very fast time. The next lap was 1:09 and the four of them had moved beyond the rest of the pack. McDermott still right there. Two more laps go by and the four some has reconfigured as the State Champ has taken up third place and is looking for second. The time at the mile, half way, is 4:31 for McDermott. This is two seconds faster than the same point last week. He knows that he has to work the next two laps if he is going to improve his time. This is the time to do it. That and he has a goal in mind: make the State Meet. He needs a first, or second place finish, or a time of 9:24 or better to accomplish this. So far he is on pace to make the time. They all are.
Coming into the sixth lap McDermott and the Stillwater runner in third start to slip off the leader's pace. It is only a stride or two, but if he does not find inspiration, something to spark one more burst in him he could slow even more. They have completed 3/4 of the race in 6:51. Their last quarter was 1:12. If they run the next two laps at that pace their time will be 9:14 - the previous record, or close to it, and still 10 seconds better than the State Meet Qualifying time.
McDermott and the third Stillwater runner are now pushing each other, fighting for that third position. McDermott slips past as they break for the final lap. That lap was 1:13. They slowed by a second. The leaders are pulling away a little more now. But the race has really just begun. The Leaders head out. Their pace out strips the rest of the pack. McDermott pushes himself. Running with great efficiency and musters up more speed. He is now solidly in third place. As they round the final corner the leader has three seconds over the second place finisher, who has three seconds over McDermott. They finish 9:03.86, 9:06.71, and 9:09.54. The fourth place finisher is in at 9:11.50. Twenty-eight seconds go by and the rest of the pack starts to finish. Another great race.
All four of them finish under the previous record. All four of them qualify for the State Meet. McDermott sets a new school record; breaking the previous record which was set by Don Hurley in 1978. His time was 9:09.80.
Congratulations to all of them on a great first day.
Thursday May 30, 2013 - Section 4AA Meet Finals
Bus: Leaves from the Albert Street Doors at 1:50 PM and 2:45 PMEntries: Depends on qualifying races from 5/29/12 and 1 relayStart
Time: 3:00 PM (field events) 4:00 PM (track events)Schedule of Events: Line Up: Boys | Girls
Teams: Cretin-Derham Hall, East Ridge, Hill Murray, Mahtomedi, Mpls Roosevelt, North St. Paul, Roseville, St. Paul Central, St. Paul Como, St. Paul Harding, St. Paul Highland Park, St. Paul Johnson, Stillwater, Tartan, White Bear Lake, WoodburyComments:
Tuesday was a great day for a track and field meet. Not too hot, not too cold, not too sunny; I think Goldilocks would have approved.
Thursday, well, Thursday wasn't bad either. The sun came out a bit more, but there was some pretty hefty winds and then there was the rain. But I will get to that.
The meet started out well. The boys throwing the discus had some of their best throws of the season. Andrew Pederson (12) went 122' 11" for his career best throw. Ed Penson (11) threw his best throw at 114' 11".
At the same time the Tony Adamle (10) was long jumping in a competition that in the end qualified 8 athletes for the state meet. Two go by place then all the others have to make a qualifying mark - only on the day of the finals. Unheard of that so many would qualify. Adamle had a career best jump of 19' 8 1/4", just 3/4" away from making the CDH Soph & Fresh all time top 5. Those top 8 jumpers all jumped over 21' 9". The winner was 23' 5 1/2" from Highland Park.
While those athletes were doing that near by Jack McMahon (12) was starting his bid for his second trip to the state meet. He passed the first few heights and started at 5' 11". He made his initial height.
Now things are starting to get going on the track. Megan Linder (11) and Brieasha Hunter (9) are up in the 100m. It is their first of three races in which they are seeded 1 and 2 respectively.
Crouched at their marks. Set. Crack. The race is underway. Half way down the track Linder and Hunter and a girl from Johnson (the section record holder), along with a girl from Harding are running very close. Linder breaks free crosses the line in 12.51 with Hunter .09 seconds behind running into the wind.
The next step of our mission is accomplished.
McMahon goes up for another height. This time 6' 1", which hasn't been as easy as he had hoped this season, hangs on the stander as he floats over it. On to the next height - 6' 3".
The races have been moving quickly. The 1600m, event number 5 on the track. After the 3200m on Tuesday, where 4 athletes qualified for the state meet, there is some anticipation for this race. The top 5 runners from that race (The cross country champ, 3200m champ, a record breaking freshman, Jake McDermott (11), and a tough competitor from Central), and Kevin Docherty (12) are going to be toeing the line. The started calls them to their mark. Then the gun. All very normal. But the speed they take to from the beginning - 59 seconds for the first 1/4 for the 3200m champ with Docherty at his heals. The cross country champ not far behind, then McDermott, and the freshman. The Central runner has fallen off the pace some, but could come back.
The winds was pretty calm to start the race and these guys know that they must hit a time to qualify. There is no tactical racing going on here, like you see sometimes in the Olympics, where the pack sits a an easy pace waiting for someone to make their move then in a flash it is over. Nope these guys are running all out, betting that the weather is going to hold and that their strength of will will cary them through in time. The goal is to qualify as many as possible, not just the first two. That's only part of the story. The leader and Docherty cross the line in 2:04, 2:05. McDermott in 2:07. Then the the sky starts to open and rain starts to fall and wind starts to blow. The next lap is a true test of their resolve. They all have been here before. They have trained in these conditions, but not with so much at stake. Later Docherty said that the 70 seconds he ran the third lap in felt easy. The order does not change much. The CC champ has fallen behind McDermott and the freshman has taken third. And the rain continues to fall, but not as intensely. The race goes on and speeds up pushing back against the rain as if to say this will not derail us. From the 70 seconds of the third lap they redouble their efforts and run another lap like the first - 61 seconds. The 3200m champ returns to win the 1600m in 4:15.69, Docherty just behind in 4:16.26, then the Freshman in 4:16.96, followed by McDermott at 4:17.78, a 10 second outdoor PR and his fastest mile ever by 5 seconds, the CC champ finished 5th in 4:18.32. All 5 of them qualified for the state meet.
McMahon clears 6' 1" and now the field has narrowed to 8 jumpers. The bar will now raise to 6' 3". He makes this height. Next up 6' 5", the qualifying height. The height he made last year to go to the state meet. There are now just 6 athletes left. This year however is not his year. He goes out at 6' 5" and places 4th after all the ties are broken.
In their second and longest race of the day Linder and Hunter are now at their marks. The gun sounds for the start. A girl from Hill-Murray is looking determined, she has nothing to loose and everything to gain. Linder and Hunter are relentless in their pursuit. By the second corner they have her and the rest of the field in their dust. Linder and racer possessed by willful abandon pushes farther on as Hunter chases after. The dash across the line Linder 56.46 Hunter 57.68 the next competitor 1:00.19. They are going in on in two events.
Most of our races have finished now. There are a couple of relays, Docherty in the 800m, Linder and Hunter in the 200m. The day has been very successful so far.
Docherty is racing against some unknowns this time in the 800m. He knows the Stillwater runner from the Conference meet, when Doc out kicked him to win. But other racers he has not seen. His plan is simple. Stay up with the leader, then give it everything he has left until he gives out or the race is done. That's it.
The first lap, he is following the Stillwater runner through the line at about 55 seconds. The qualifying time is 1:55.20. This pace is fast and there is another runner trailing Doc, a little too close. They come around the third corner into the back stretch Stillwater in a solid lead, looking strong, Doc looking strong, but a little further behind than he was last week. The runner currently in third, from Mahtomedi makes a move and passed Doc as they race down the stretch. He is running a pace much faster than his seed, but that matters very little. There is still 250m to go. Doc hangs on, now in third. The strain of earlier events starting to show, if only to one who has been watching for four years through 8 seasons. Around the corner they fly. The gaps between first and second and third widening. Down the home stretch Stillwater pushes on, Mahtomedi pursues, and Doc makes one last effort to retake second. He is running out of space and time. The clock hits 1:55 and he is still a stride out and in third. He finishes in 1:56.26, his second fastest 800m time of his career. He will not be competing in this event next week. He will be able to focus his effort on the 1600m, an advantage not all of his competitors will have.
Shortly after that Linder and Hunter would take to the track for one last race; the 200m. The race starts on the curve, making the runners just a little off balance as the fight to get to the straight as fast as they can and then rocket home to the finish line. Linder and Hunter are two of the best in our section - and the state. Now they have to prove it.
This time there is no doubt from the beginning. They make up the staggers on the outside runners before the middle of the turn. You can hear the fans along the fence saying, "wow, she is so fast". They pop off the corner before anyone else can see the finish line. Strength, power, speed; all coming into play. In a flash they pass the stands, their competition trailing behind. Linder crosses the line in a Section 4AA meet record time of 25.04. Hunter is .34 behind and in second place. Then more than a second goes by before the third and fourth place finishers crosses the line.
Linder and Hunter take first and second in the 100m, 200, and 400m to go on to the State Meet.
Docherty and McDermott qualify on time to go to the State Meet in the 1600m. Docherty was also second place.
McMahon misses 6' 5" and places 4th with a 6' 3" jump.
Docherty places third in the 800m, just missing the standard to go to the State Meet.
Many other athletes saw their best performances of the season and career.
All in all we did a great job.
State Meet - June 7 and 8 at Hamline University. Schedule will be posted this weekend.
|Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Suburban East Conference
Bus: Leaves from the Albert Street Doors at 1:50 PM and 2:45 PM
Entries: 4 per event and 1 relay
Time: 3:15 PM (field events) 4:15 PM (track events)
Schedule of Events: Line Up: Boys | Girls | Heat Sheets
Teams: Cretin-Derham Hall, East Ridge, Forest Lake, Hastings, Mounds View, Park, Roseville, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Woodbury
Results: Boys | Girls | Whole Team | Photos
Comments: Cool and damp evening for a meet. Raiders competed well. Becca Wilcox (11) placed 2nd in the High Jump clearing 5' 0". Megan Linder (11) qualified for finals in the 100m, and 400m. Briasha Hunter (9) qualified for finals in the 100m and 200m. Kevin Docherty (12) qualified for the finals in the 800m. Finals in these and other events will take place on Thursday, May 23. Relays and other field events will also be contested then.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Suburban East Conference Championship Finals
Bus: Leaves from the Albert Street Doors at 2:20 PM and 2:45 PM
Entries: Depends on qualifying races from 5/22/12
Time: 4:15 PM
Schedule of Events: Line Up: Boys | Girls | Heat Sheets
Teams: Cretin-Derham Hall, East Ridge, Forest Lake, Hastings, Mounds View, Park, Roseville, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Woodbury
Results: Boys | Girls | Whole Team: Boys | Girls | Photos
Comments: Congratulations to Megan Linder (11), Brieasha Hunter (9), Rebecca Wilcox (11), Clare Schwirtz (10), and Jenna Conzemius (9) and earning All-Conference. Linder was a three time champion finishing first in the 100m, 400m, and 4 x 400m. She was joined by Schwirtz, Conzemius, and Hunter in the 4 x 400m. Hunter was a two time champion having won the 200m earlier in the meet. Wilcox placed second in the high jump. On the boys' side congratulations go to Kevin Docherty (12), Jake McDermott (11), and Jack McMahon (12) who also earned All-Conference for their efforts. McMahon placed second in the High Jump with a jump of 6' 2". McDermott placed third in the 3200m with at time of 9:16.47. This places him third on the Raider all time best list. Docherty was a two time champion winning both the 1600m (4:16.17) and the 800m (1:56.04) in dramatic come from behind races. Way to go team!
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Track and Field is a multi-event team sport in which individuals compete against individuals from other teams in various events in order to score points for their respective team.
There are 18 total events which are competed in the state of Minnesota. These events are made up of:
12 Track Events*:
Sprinting Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 4 x 100m (a.k.a. 400m Relay), 4 x 200m (a.k.a. 800m Relay), 4 x 400m (a.k.a. 1600m Relay)
Hurdle Events: 100m Intermediate Hurdles (girls), 110m High Hurdles (boys), 300m Low Hurdles (girls), 300m Intermediate Hurdles (boys)
Distance Events: 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 4 x 800m (a.k.a 3200m Relay)
6 Field Events*:
Jump Events: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
Throwing Events: Discus and Shot Put
*Athletes are allowed to compete in 4 events in any meet. These 4 events must be a combination of both track and field events and can not be only track or only field. An athlete may compete in 3 track events and 1 field event; or 2 track events and 2 field events; or 1 track event and 3 field events. These are maximums. Most of our athletes will only be competing in two or three events per meet, depending on specific meet restrictions and our ability to get all athletes an opportunity to compete.
There is no additional fee to participate in Track & Field. Each member of the team will be loaned a uniform consisting of a top and short which will need to be returned upon the completion of the season. There is, however some equipment which you will want to have.
A positive attitude: Having a positive attitude will help make the workouts seem less like work, keep you on track to achieving your goals, and make even the biggest challenges seem smaller.
A good pair of training/running shoes: This does not necessarily mean an expensive pair of running shoes. You can buy shoes from Run –N- Fun, or any of the other running stores in the area. Most of them will offer a discount for high school runners (Run –N– Fun is located on Randolph Avenue near Victoria, East of CDH).
Athletes should have a pair of competition shoes for the meets. These shoes can be purchased at the store where you bought your training shoes. Most of the top varsity and junior varsity athletes will have them, but it is up to you. They are lighter and offer greater support for the event. There are shoes specific to each discipline - Distance, Jumping, Sprinting/Hurdling, and Throwing. If an athlete does event across multiple disciplines it is possible to get a shoe that will work for all of them - Jumps, and sprinting are complementary so athletes will often have a single pair of spikes. Throwing shoes are smooth bottomed and do not work well as running shoes however.
A watch with a stopwatch: Having a watch with a stopwatch is necessary for timing during workouts. Workouts are set up on an individual basis. In order to get the most out of a workout you will need to know your time(s). A watch will also give you good feed back about your performance for the day and allow you to compare and evaluate your efforts from day to day. Also, it can help you to be on time for practice and your events on meet days.
Track and Field has practices 5 days a week with meets scheduled during the week and on Saturday. If an athlete is going to miss practice they must let the coaches know before hand in person or via phone, email, or text. Not doing so will result in an unexcused absence. After 3 unexcused absences athletes will be cut from the team.
Early in the season the team will meet at Cretin-Derham Hall in the lower gym, fitness center, or upper gym. Your coach will inform you of the location. This may change from day to day. Throwers will, however mostly be practicing on the mondo, and distance will be going outside.
Starting around the last week of March practices will be moved from Cretin-Derham Hall to Macalester College's track on the corner of St. Claire Avenue and Snelling Avenue. This is where the team will meet daily. From there event groups will split up for their workout. Your event coach will let you know when this transition will be made.
Generally practices will last for an hour and a half. We have to be done at Macalester by 4:30 PM per our contract. We will start practice at 3:00PM. DO NOT BE LATE. You are responsible for getting yourself to and from practices. (Meet transportation is provided.) During the course of a practice activities will vary from event group to event group. There may be running, jumping, sprinting, throwing, weight lifting (at CDH), calisthenics, or all of the above, done by any or all groups in a single day. Come prepared to work hard and be positive at the day's practice.
Our first outdoor competition will be about the fourth week of the season, depending on Spring Break and the weather.
Athletes are expected to come to the meets to compete as well as support their team mates. There are meets designated as JV and Varsity as well as meets where JV and Varsity compete together.
Weekday meets will start at 3:30 PM and will last until at least 6:30 PM. This is a big time commitment. All athletes need to stay for the entire meet and support their teammates in all events. During the course of the meet athletes may work on homework, but should do it in a place where they can also support the team. It may be necessary for an athlete to leave after a meet with their parent or guardian. Before doing so the athlete should check out with a coach.
Weekend meets will start at 12:00 PM and will last until at least 3:00 PM. Come prepared to spend the day with your team. These are fun events which give you a chance to compete against different teams outside our conference and section.
Competition rosters will be posted at practice on the first day of the week. Athletes need to check these rosters and verify with the coach which events they are scheduled to run. If you are in a relay and know that you cannot come to the meet you must tell your coach prior to the meet.
Meet attendance Policy:
To compete in meets athletes must be at all practices the week before the meet, unless the absence is excused.
- Sickness that has kept an athlete home from school
- Academic help with a note from the teacher
- Family situations with communication in advance
- Doctor apt with note from doctor (approving continued participation)
- Too much homework
- Work conflicts
- Club Sports practices or games
- Personal grooming
Other situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
As mentioned above athletes are responsible for their own transportation to practice. After practice it is recommended that parents pick their athletes up at Cretin-Derham Hall as Macalester College is not set-up for this type of traffic.
Transportation to and from meets will be provided. Athletes may leave with their parents at the end of a meet, but not before having completed a cool down. They also must check in with a coach before they leave.
Departure times are listed on the schedule for departures from CDH as well as approximate departures from the meet venue.
As individuals and a team we have accomplished many great things. We have sent many individuals and relays from our team to the state meet. In 2005 the girls' team placed second in the Section 3AA meet and lead the meet through the majority of events. It should be your intention to work hard to continue to improve the team. In the process you will improve your own performances.
As coaches, we ask our athletes do the very best that they can. This includes academically and athletically.
Participation in 5 Meets
Good Attendance – no more than 5 total absences (not including spring break)
If injured managed injury (worked to recovery, checked in daily with coaches) and continued to support the team
All letter winners will also be in good standing with the team, school, and community throughout the season.
There will be a team ice cream social the Friday after the section meet to confer letters and other awards.