General Information

Welcome to the Randolph Youth Track 2015 season. This blog page is applicable if your child turns 9-15 years old in 2015. If you have a child in the clinic program, meaning they were born in 2007, 2008 or 2009, please go to http://randolphtrackclinic.blogspot.com/ for information on clinic meets and practices.

Early Spring practices can have variable weather, so please dress appropriately. Layers of breathable garments might be necessary. Always bring ample fluids regardless of weather conditions. Please have your runner to practice on time. If you drop off, please return at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled finish time. A runner must attend at least 1 practice/week in order to be meet eligible. Meet results and other info can be found at mctrack.org.

2015 MEET SCHEDULE

Sun, April 12 - at Long Valley (Win 273-135)
Sun, April 19 - Chatham (Win 292-116)
Sun, April 26 - at Parsippany (Win 242-166)
Sun, May 3 - Mendham (Win 218-190)
Sat, May 9 - Madison (Win 314-93)
Sun, May 17 - Chester (Win 243-110) and Mountain Lakes (Win 243-156)
Wed, May 27 - Home vs. Denville 6:00 pm
Sun, May 31 - Lakeland Open Meet at Morris Hills HS - 1:00 pm

Ask your coach about participation in the following meets:
Fri, May 15 - Relay Meet at Hopatcong 6:00 pm
Tue, May 26 - Pentathlon/Triathlon (Home) 5:30 pm
Sat, June 6 - (Home) Lakeland Championship Meet 8:00 am
Sat, June 20 - USATF Junior Olympics State Meet

Friday, May 22, 2015

DISTANCE PRACTICES – Week of May 25th

We will continue our normal practice schedule on Tuesday and Thursday.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

9-10 Boys Sprinting

Just a reminder, there's no practice tonight. I'll let you know where practice will be on Tuesday. Enjoy the weekend!
-Billy

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Normal Practice Schedule for Remainder of Week

Regularly scheduled practices for all groups are on for today and tomorrow (May 20 and 21). These are the last practices before our final meet with Denville on Wednesday the 27th. Monday is Memorial Day and Tuesday is the Pen/Tri Meet on our track. Your coaches will notify you of any optional practices they will conduct.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Randolph Hauls Away Medals at Relay Championships

Hopatcong was the place to be Friday night as our kids represented Randolph in fine form. Wins were recorded by the Boys 13-15 800 Sprint Medley, the Girls 9-10 4x100, the Girls 800 Sprint Medley AND the Girls 11-12 Shot Put Relay teams! Additionally, Ahsan Huland-El won the Boys 13-15 Shot Put Relay in leading Randolph to a team win in that event as well. There were several other personal bests set throughout the meet. The highlights however were in two races. The Girls 13-15 Sprint Medley team of Meredith Finley, Meghan O'Malley, Amanda Houston and Abby Loveys won the grueling race in 9 minutes, 24.8 seconds, missing the meet record by just 0.6 seconds. The record was held by a Randolph team from 2010 that has gone on to record setting performances at the high school level. The future of girl's track is certainly bright in Randolph. Not to be outdone however, the Boy 11-12 4x100 Relay team of Robert Dong, Andrew Zwillman, David Turner and Chris Keaney SET the new meet record by circling the track in just 54.33 seconds, cutting 0.07 seconds off the previous mark. This won't be the last time we'll be seeing those names in print. Great job to all the participants!

Another Day for the History Books

In a year where we had to cancel practices due to snow, participated in a four-hour meet with 420 kids, and beat Mendham for the first time in eight years, why not add a chapter with a rare tri-meet with one of the teams showing up at the wrong track? Well, after a 30-minute delay, the athletes continued where they left off and defeated both Mountain Lakes and Chester in trying conditions. The scoring in a tri-meet is unique, with the top four scorers in each race earning points, and other minor quirks. The most important thing is that with the postseason looming, the kids are in great shape. Please watch the blog for practice schedule updates. Our final regular season meet is Wednesday the 27th against 5-1 Denville. This is the makeup meet from March. Denville's only loss this season was a close contest against Mendham....

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Put it on Your Calendars!

We're less than four weeks from the end of the season already. Please note that the end of year celebration will change formats this year. It will be held on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 pm in the Middle School Auditorium (not the cafeteria). Please make sure you put this on your calendars. More details forthcoming in June.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Long Jump and Shot Put

Anyone interested in long jump or shot put the HS coaches have graciously offered to stay after their practice and work with our kids. Coach Suttile will work with the long jumpers on Mondays at 4:00pm and Coach Finland will work with the shot putters on Monday at 5:00pm. If you can be there this is a great opportunity!