Archive for February, 2013

Information for the Catholic Schools Invitational, Sunday, 3/3/2013

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Be at school by 7:15 am.

Coaches Meeting at 8:30 am.

Mass in the Fieldhouse at 9:00 am

Field events start at 10:00 am

Prelims start at 11:00 am

We should be back at Fenwick by 6:00pm

It’s a long meet, so come prepared with plenty of fluids (water, sports drink), food, pillow and blanket, homework/reading.

All athletes are expected to stay to the end of this invitational.


Information for the Hinsdale Central Meet on Friday, 3/1/2013



Be in the glass doors area at 3:20 for attendance.  The bus leaves at 3:30pm.  Coaches meeting for seeding is at 4:30pm.

Meet starts at 5:00pm with the 3200m relay and field events.

Long jump, followed by triple jump (3 jumps, cafeteria style)

The track is 160m.  1/8 inch spikes or racing flats allowed.

There are two levels: F/S and Varsity

The first two heats in all running events (except 3200m run) are scoring.  Runners most likely to score should be running in those heats.  The remaining heats are exhibition, regardless of times.

Schools: Benet, Westmont, Hinsdale Central, Marmion, Roosevelt, Solorio Academy, Fenwick

Lineups are posted.

Order of events:

A) 3200m relay

B) 4 x 160m relay

C) 3200m Run

D) 55m High Hurdles

E) 55m Dash

F) 800m Run

G) 400m Dash

H) 600m Dash

I) 55m Low Hurdles

J) 1600m Run

K) 200m Dash

L) Weightman’s 4 lap relay–nonscoring

M) 4 x 400m Relay


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Get those forms signed and handed in by Friday.

You must have the forms turned in to compete!



Lose them?  Here they are:  Student Athlete Compliance Forms.pdf

Meet cancellation and practice schedule for weekend of 2/23

We will not be participating in the DeLaSalle meet on Saturday, February 23.

Pole Vaulters will practice on Friday and Saturday.

All other sprint and field will practice as usual on Friday.  No practice on Saturday.

Distance will practice on Friday.  Coach Rill will announce weekend plans at the meeting on Friday.


Practice for sprint and field on Tuesday February 19 at 3:30pm


Meet in the usual location for attendance and announcements.

Paperwork is long past due

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Coach will not be happy if you do not turn in your signed compliance forms (concussion, steroid), roster info, and parent email THIS WEEK.

Call for email addresses from track parents…


Our first parent newsletter is set to go out next week, but we are missing many parent email addresses.  If you did not get a chance to attend the “Meet the Coaches” night and leave your email, or if you have not already left your email address with coach McKinley, your athlete has a form with them that you can sign and send back.

A change in our meet calendar

Calendar change

There has been a change in the track calendar for 2013.

The team will be running at Morton West H.S. on Friday, 3/8/13.  We will not compete at the De La Salle meet on Sunday, 3/10/13.  An updated calendar is posted.

Information on the Homewood-Flossmoor meet 2/9/2013



Be at Fenwick by 7:45 am. Bus leaves at 8:00 am.

Bring comfort items for the downtime (pillow, blanket, food, plenty of fluids!, homework)

The track is 160m Mondo, 5 lanes: 2.5 laps per 400m, 10 laps for 1600m.


Chalk only for runways.

Exhibition relays are allowed–one relay scores per school.

Unlimited entries per event, but maximum four events per athlete.

Two levels: varsity, frosh/soph.



Order of events

Long Jump followed by Triple Jump

High Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

A) 4 x 800m relay

B) 4 x 160m relay

C) 3200m run

D) 55m high hurdles

E) 55m dash

F) 800m run

G) 400m dash

H) 160m

I) 1600m run

J) 300m dash

K) Big man 4×160

L) 4 x 400m relay


The school is located at 999 Kedzie Ave, Flossmoor, Illinois.: