Track & Field 2024

April 15, 2024

Thank you all for coming to the Lancaster meet! It was fun, but we sure missed our Timer, Alan is the best! also thanks to our shot put and javelin crew for working so hared, and all of our coaches and parents that stepped in to help We only have one one regular meet at Castaic before our Final Championship meets! We are hoping that you will all stay for the entire meet this week! We are asking for as many athletes as possible run the 4x400 this week. We usually let the athletes choose their events but this week we want them to try that relay!! It is such a fun and this is for the Team!!

Most of the Picture's have arrived, Please pick them up in the ribbon boxes.

Reminder that all High Jumpers for Saturday will be contested today! We need 3 parent helpers to be there at practice!

Storm Merchandise If you have not picked up your Storm merchandise TODAY is the last time they will be at practice PLEASE PICK IT UP!!!

Championship meets. All athletes will go to a championship meet on either April 27th or May 4th. All Sub-Gremlins will go to the April 27th meet, and all non qualifiers or top 8 League will go to the May 4th race.

Athlete's that are close to the (Q) time may be invited to go to the May 4th meet. Athletes will not be allowed to attend both of those meets. These are such fun meets because the top 6 in each age group will be awarded a medal at the meets. 

Most asked questions about the Final 2 meets!

Who Goes to the Open Championship April 27th? - All athletes that did not hit a qualifying time AND all Sub- Gremlins, this is the final meet for those athletes! 

Who goes to the Western League Championship meet May 4th ?- All qualified athletes, those who have a Q next to their results, and those who are invited from the top 8 of the Western League standings ( you can find these results on our 2024 records page under Track and Field) Coaches will be verifying in the next few with those athletes I will be available before and after practice to answer your questions.


The Individual Events Championship (I.E.C.) May 11th

Who goes to the The Individual Events Championship (I.E.C.) meet? - Those May 4th athletes that are top 9 (12 for distance events) between the 2 Leagues after May 4th meet. 

Please Sign Up to Volunteer - Last regular season Home meet If you have not volunteered your hours yet, please be sure to sign up. It is really fun and you can sign up during the time your athlete is in a field event, or running event. I am sure you have all enjoyed the quick efficient meet we host, this only happens when you give a few hours. Our timing crew and set up crew start early and are the last ones to leave! Our program is only as great as you, our parents!! Our coaches also give countless ours for your children!! We will send out link tomorrow!

This Week's Track Meet

We will be hosting Village Christian and the the Lancaster Runnin' Rebels this week this week at Castaic High! The first events will start at 8:30 with the 3000. and all first filed events. This is the last regular meet of the Season and our last Home Meet. This is also this last meet to achieve a qualifying mark or top 8 League mark for the May 4th meet!

Events can be added or changed at the meet if needed.

Volunteer Sign up 

Will be sent out later but we will need all of the below!

Finish line clerk - help athletes on and off the track

Tag pullers - at the finish line

Data Input - help under the timing tent

Staging and escort - Help get athletes to be put in Lanes and escort to the track start line - We need a lot of help here!

Relay zone judges - help athletes on the track in their zone and report if they pass out of the zone

Long Jump Pit - Please sign up during the time your child is jumping for your 2 hour shift.

High Jump - need 3 volunteers Please help when your athletes will be jumping

Shot Put - 4 Volunteers

Javelin - 4 Volunteers

Set up and clean up crew - arrive at 7:00 for set up and clean up at 1:00

JELLY BEANS - We are in need of more Jelly beans to finish the season,. We have plenty Jolly Ranchers. If you have not brough any yet please bring them to Practice

Weekly Schedule

Monday April 15 -6:00 -7:15 for Sub-Gremlin 5/6 and Gremlins 7/8

6:00 -7:45 for all other age groups

Tuesday April 16 - 6:00 -7:15 for Sub-Gremlin 5/6 and Gremlins 7/8

6:00 -7:45 for all other age groups

Thursday April 18- 6:00 -7:15 for Sub-Gremlin 5/6 and Gremlins 7/8

6:00 -7:45 for all other age groups- Ribbons for the meet will be available to pick up at practice!

Saturday April 20th - 8:30: am - Track Meet at Castaic High

Reminder For Relay Expectation

Relay Expectations

Please remember to be checked in by 8:30 if your child is on the 4x100 relay

Many parents are asking how relays are determined, here is a brief description on how this is done. We try to let all athletes try the event but there will be some weeks that the numbers do not work, but those who are there, and did not get on a team, we will try to make sure they are on a team in a future week.

It is very important to the team that if your athlete signs up for a 4x100 relay that they are at the meet and checked in before 8:30 am so the coaches can assemble the teams. If your child is signed up for a relay and does not show up, or is late, it will effect every other relay runner, and disappoint those who can not compete. If they sign up for the 4x 400 and do not stay it will also disappoint those on the team that will not get to run.

This is the only event that we are strict on signing up for. Please don’t sign up for the relay if your athlete can not compete in the event.

Criteria for relay team assignment.

1) Coaches discretion -Sportsmanship and team spirit

2 Time in the 100 meters at a meet, sometimes the fastest athletes may not be selected for the A team due to many factors, based on this criteria

3) Attending practice

4) Able to hand off smoothly

5) Time in the 100 or 400 meters at a meet, sometimes the fastest athletes may not be selected for the A team due to many factors, based on this criteria

All of this is considered when coaches put together their teams (A-Team, B-Team, C-Team, etc…).

If you have any questions about this, please speak with your age group coach or Coach Elaine

Event Ribbons & Pictures

Please pick up ribbons and pictures from the communication box out on Tuesday and Thursdays during practice. There is a file for each family to pick up event ribbons. Athletes will be given a ribbon for each event they do, it has place and time for their event. Lorretta Drake make all of these. Please pick them up each week!! If you are missing a ribbon let her know or email at:

Scholastic Awards

We give out a medal each year to all athletes that maintain a 3.5(B+) or 4.0 (A) grade point average. Please have their teacher fill out the form or attach their report card to this form. All forms are due April Monday 23rd. The following GPA is needed

A or O= 4 points

B or S= 3 points

C= or N =2 points

D = U =1 point

We will adjust this according to the way your school grades.

Scholastic Form

Lost and Found - Please check the fence for any lost jackets or waster bottle, All items will be donated each Thursday. We do not have place to keep these items!!

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club
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