Okay Hawks, we know this has been a bit of a strange year, full of uncertainty and changing schedules, but I am so impressed with how our athletes have persevered and seen their hard work turn into amazing performances. The coaches couldn’t be prouder of every one of our kids, and of the community that flocks together to make this all possible. Thank you all for your patience and willingness to roll with the changes.
We are doing our best to update you all as we learn more, and will continue to do so, but let’s cross our fingers that this will be the last update and change of schedule this season. Importantly, USATF has changed their plans for the season and there will be no longer be Association Championships or Qualifying Meets for the National Meet in Jacksonville. Without that end-of-season structure, we are adjusting our own aim.
First, our next meet is confirmed, the Chico Fast Five Meet at Chico High School on SUNDAY, June 6th. The first event will be the 1600m and begins at 10am, so we need everyone to be there no later than 9am to begin warmups. This meet is important, as it will be the first opportunity for the kids to achieve fully-automated times that can be uploaded to athletic.net. Please let us know if your athlete will or will not be able to attend by practice on June 1st so we can assure he or she is registered for the meet.
In addition, we are planning to finish our season with two more meets following the Chico race. First, we expect the Golden West Invitational will be held in Rancho Cordova the weekend of June 19-20. Then, our final meet of the season will also take place in Rancho on June 26th. As we get more details for these two meets, we will post them in the team app. All of our training will be tailored to peak those last two meets, so we can give our athletes the chance to put up their best efforts of the year and finish with a bang.
We will all remember the track season of 2021, but I have to admit we are already getting excited about cross country this fall with hopes that we will be closer to normal and our schedule will be more predictable. Keep up the good work, and let’s keep flying high!
Delta Hawks Coaches