As much as the St. Boniface’s track meet was full of surprises, the Sacred Heart track meet was the exact opposite. It ran smoothly without hiccups. The organizers added a long jump that ran simultaneously with the running disciplines and as it is a tradition at this track meet, the coaches relay on 400m opened the afternoon program. It was followed by a 800m run and relays of various distances and ended by a 200m dash. The OLL Malverne track teams recovered from the long distance races of the preceding day and runners were enthusiastically competing again.

sacred heart track meetThe table shows the placements of the OLL Malverne track teams in team disciplines. The event marked the end of the CYO regular track season. The definite season’s end will be our participation in the CYO Nassau/Suffolk championships at Mitchel field and the team BBQ in Greis park.

Placement 1 2 3 4 5
Count 7 4 3 1 2

It was a joy to observe how the kids were improving their running technique, endurance, and racing strategy throughout the season. I would like to see them and parents to maintain the routine of running in the upcoming summer months. Running is a foundation of sports. As in the past years, I offer to allocate 30 minutes weekly to families that want to keep the routine and come to the track to exercise with their kids.