The grades 4–8 meet at St. Anthony’s indoor track
The CYO Nassau/Suffolk held the 2nd indoor track meet at St. Anthony’s high school. Children in grades 4 through 8 were invited to participate regardless of the spring track registration and compare their speed with other peers. The program consisted of 300 m medley, 400 m relay, and 800 m relay. The OLL Malverne track team was represented in this event by just 7 runners. The 4th grade girls showed up in strongest numbers, but were running against the 5th grade teams anyway, as a 5th grader joined them in order to create one complete OLL Malverne team. They were pretty fast despite the handicap.
The other runners formed mixed teams joining Curé of Ars, and St. Anne’s, respectively. There were total of 6 school teams present: St. Anne’s, Curé of Ars, OLL Malverne, St. Parick’s, OLPH, and Maria Regina. This indoor track meet, which followed the meet for children in grades 1–3, closed the indoor track season. The coaches were invited, if they wanted to hold indoor track meets next season, to write a request. Right on the spot, I suggested twice a month throughout the winter. I was politely smiled at, but the officials promised they would promote the track with a greater effort from now on. If these 2 meets are just the beginning, it really looks promising. The discipline definitely deserves more attention. It’s a major discipline at the Olympic games.
Some pictures from the indoor track meet:
The spring program
With the indoor track meets being done, we are readying for the spring track practices, determining the meets, and some other activities that are kept under the lid for now. The spring program registration fee is regular until march 31st, then it will increase. The registered participants will continue receiving email notifications. The past season participants will do so only, if they request it by subscribing in the sidebar. You can always unsubscribe by following the link “Manage your subscription” at the bottom of each email.
P.S. My apologies to track participants who received the email about the ski trip. Obviously, it was intended for a different group.