Archive for February, 2018

Oak Park Quadrangular Meet on Saturday, February 17

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Lineups are posted.

This weekend’s meet will be at the Oak Park and River Forest Fieldhouse.

Pole vaulter(s) need to be at Fenwick at 7:15am.

Everyone else should be at Fenwick at 8:00am.

Pole vault begins at 8:00am.   Running and other field events begin at 9:00am.

When vault is finished, long jump begins.  Triple jump follows long jump.

Shot put follows high jump.

In the running events, three entries and one relay from each school will be seeded to score.  

Races will be hand-timed.

Because of the delay in field event starts and the number of heats in some races, you may have to wait until the start of your event or between events.  Plan for some down time.  Bring a pillow, blanket, homework, food, and drink.

Sprinters and field event athletes:  please warm up thoroughly before your event begins.  

Sprinters: be aware of the meet progress and check in with the clerk before your race so that you are not scratched.  

Homewood-Flossmoor Invitational, Saturday, February 10

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Lineups are posted. (Contact Coach McKinley immediately if there are any questions.)

Schools competing: Homewood-Flossmoor, Brother Rice, Fenwick, Thornton, Bolingbrook

Be at Fenwick at 8:00 am

Field Events begin at 10:00am, Running Events begin at 10:00am

Admission: $5 adults, $2 students

Concession stand will be open.

NO SPIKES are allowed.  Remove spikes from competition shoes.  High jumpers must wear rubber soled shoes only.  The starter and clerk will be monitoring this and a team will be disqualified if an athlete is wearing spikes.  Take them out BEFORE leaving.

This meet is one-level only.  There will be a low hurdle event for frosh-soph.

Track is 6 lane, 200m mondo surface.  8 lanes are on the straight-away.

Shot will be thrown from a wood surface.  Team camps will be in the infield or along the outer walls.

No gum, candy, or drinks other than water in the fieldhouse.

Scoring: 8-6-4-2-1 for individual events and 8-6-4-2 for relays.

Distance races will have a waterfall start.

Order of running events:

A) 4x800m relay

B) 3200m run

C) 60m High Hurdles followed by 60m low hurdles for F/S

D) 60m dash

E) 800m run

F) 4 x 200m relay

G) 400m dash

H) 600m run

I) 1600m run

J) 200m dash

K) 4 x 100m weight man’s relay

L) 4 x 400m relay

Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Shot

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

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Thornwood Invitational 2/3/2018

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Our first meet of the season is this Saturday at Thornwood High School.  Teams competing: Thornwood, Fenwick, Morgan Park, Chicago Brooks, Chicago Simeon, Thornridge, Tinley Park, Kankakee.  Lineups are posted.  Click on the lineups link and enter the password.

All team members will meet in the glass-doors area at by 7:10am.  Remember:  the bus waits for no one.

When we arrive at Thornwood, our captains will assemble the team on the track for a two lap “warm-up”.  All veterans must wear track warmups. First year athletes are excused from this requirement.  

Events begin at 9am.  Frosh-soph runs first, then varsity.  Long jump, then triple jump.  No pole vault this year.

Track is a resurfaced 160y (11 laps to the mile), 6 lane Mondo.  It is marked in meters.

NO SPIKES!

Team camps are in the small gym across the hall from the North Fieldhouse.  All warmups will take place in the North Fieldhouse, not on the track.

Staging area will be near the high jump and pole vault.  Check in before your event to get hip numbers.

Scoring: 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1

4 jumps in LJ and TJ.  4 throws in shot.  No finals. 

9am: Field events begin, TJ after LJ, PV after shot and HJ.  F/S goes first in HJ and shot.  V goes first in LJ and TJ. F/S and V compete together in PV.

9am: Running events (F/S first in each event)

4 x 800 relay

3200m run

55 HH

55 dash

800m run

4 x 200m relay

400m dash

1600m run

200m dash

4 x 400m relay

Although this meet is not a long invitational, you should bring things for comfort: food, water, pillow, blanket, homework.  The estimated end time is 2pm, but that could change depending on the efficiency of the meet.

You should be aware of when your event is approaching.  Ask a varsity member or coach when you should start warming up.  Make sure that you have jogged, done your flexibility drills, and accelerations before you check in at the start.  Keep your sweats on.  You should start each race feeling warm and have a perspiration going.

Cool down after your race.  

If you are assigned the “Meet Bag” or water jugs, make sure these get back on the bus.

How to get there:  From Fenwick, take the Eisenhower east to the Dan Ryan.  Go south to the Bishop Ford (90) and then to exit 73A, which is 159th Street. Go west on 159th Street to Park Avenue (passing Cottage Grove, which is a major intersection).  Turn left on Park Avenue and proceed South for over a mile until you get to the school on your left.  The parking lot is south of the school building and field house.  

Address: 17101 S Park Avenue, South Holland, Illinois 60473

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