Sunday, March 29, 2015

This Week in Track March 30 - April 4

Thursday: April 2nd JV Meet @ Ponderosa

Friday: April 3rd Team Dinner at Trevor Rex's House @6:00 pm 9788 S. Adelaide Cr
Saturday: April 4th Mountain Range Mustang Invite at Mountain Range HS

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The HRHS Memorial Meet has developed a reputation as one of the finest meets in the Denver Metro, largely due to the efforts of our parent volunteers.

WE NEED YOU to make this year's meet great! No experience needed. All you need is a smile and a willingness to create a great experience for our kids!  We have something for everyone.

  • Event volunteers and flag workers are on the track making events happen -- this is the only time all year you'll be able to get this close to the action.
  • Concessions volunteers have guaranteed temperature control and shade.
  • Hospitality and Awards volunteers are right down on the track with a great view plus shade if they want it.
  • PLUS all volunteers get a great lunch and are invited for the after party.
Questions? Contact Gigi Rex.

NEW THIS YEAR: EVENT SPONSORSHIPS
This year, we are offering Event Sponsorships. These are an opportunity for local businesses to get some great exposure while making a big difference for the community! Event Sponsors have their name connected to an event (e.g. 100 Meters, Shot Put, 4x800 Relay, etc.), have their name announced multiple times over the loudspeaker at the meet, and their logo goes on t-shirts that are awarded to event winners from the multiple teams that will participate in our meet. Their names and links to their websites will also be featured on our website. Click here for all the details. 
Questions?  Contact Susie Helmer.

Meet Results and Photos March 18-21

We're making the most of the sunshine and warm weather as our 2015 season ramps up!

Click here for photos from the March 18 JV Meet HRHS hosted right before Spring Break.


During the first weekend of Spring Break several of our varsity athletes and some of our coaches traveled to Phoenix for the 75th Annual Chandler Rotary Meet. It was a great meet for our team with great weather for competing!

Click here for photos.

Click here for complete meet results and coverage.




Qualifying for State in 2015


With Spring Break behind us, the track season moves into full swing this weekend.  Qualifying for State is the pinnacle of the high school track experience, and we celebrate our athletes who achieve that goal! Click here for pictures and results for HRHS's 2014 State Qualifiers. 

What does it take to make it to state? Qualifying for State is all about performance. The top 18 marks in each classification qualify. Every year, the minimum qualifying marks change for each event based on that year's performance, but the minimum qualifying marks (ie., the 18th rank) for previous years might help define a trend. Here are the 2013 and 2014 qualifying marks for 5A Girls and 5A Boys compiled by Colorado TrackXC.

You can keep track of the standings for 2015 using the official MaxPreps State Leaderboards:
Click here for official Boys 5A State Leaderboards by event.
Click here for official Girls 5A State Leaderboards by event.


For more details and FAQ's on how State qualifying works in Colorado, click here.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Valor Meet Results and Photos

We couldn't have asked for better weather for our first week of competition!

HRHS Track took a record 90 athletes to the JV meet at Regis on Thursday!! We don't have any photos of that meet but will have plenty this week from our Wednesday JV meet at home.

Our Saturday meet at Valor was a great start to the season! This was one of the premier meets in the region so it received extensive coverage on CO Milesplit (see links below).

We're excited about all the possibilities and potential we saw in these first meets. And remember.... It's not where we start; it's where we finish! Our goal is to peak in early May. We have had great success in past seasons with this as our goal, and with what we saw at both the JV Meet and the Valor Meet, things are very bright for us once again this season!

MEET PHOTOS AND RESULTS

  • Click here for the CO Milesplit coverage.  CO Milesplit is the best source of track news in the state. For this week's meet, you'll find links for:
    • A Meet Preview article that featured this splash photo of Ben Morgan, HRHS Track's defending State Champion long jumper
    • Heat Sheets (heat sheets for most of our varsity meets can be viewed and printed from Milesplit using the Schedule tab and the link for the specific meet)
    • Photos and Meet Coverage
  • Click here for HRHS Track photos. When Milesplit covers one of our meets like they did this week, you may find photos of our athletes in their coverage. Our photos feature only our athletes, and we try to get them all. In the course of a single meet, there are always some we miss, but by the end of the season, we should get great shots of everyone.
  • Congratulations to seniors Trevor Rex and Ben Morgan. Trevor's high jump of 6'7" met the national silver standard performance and ranks him 3rd among 5A Boys High Jumpers in Colorado. Ben's long jump of 22'0" ranks him #1 among 5A Boys Long Jumpers in the state.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE COMING WEEK

  • Monday 3/16 -- JV AND VARSITY PRACTICE AT 3PM (students get out of school at noon)
  • Wednesday 3/18 -- JV MEET @ HOME @ 3:45 -- our Varsity athletes work the meet. Any parents who are interested in volunteering are welcome. Contact Coach Padjen.
  • Thursday 3/19 -- Varsity athletes competing in our Arizona Spring Break Meet leave. 
    • A full itinerary will be available Monday. We will need several drivers to the airport Thursday and on our return on Sunday. 
  • Spring Break is not a break from track! It's an opportunity for us to continue to improve. For those who will be out of town, coaches will post workouts to do on your own. For those in town, it's important to be at practice every day!
PARENTS, WE NEED YOU!
  • Help NOW with our Memorial Meet by being an Event Sponsor or finding someone who will be one (your doctor, dentist, orthodontist, realtor and favorite local business owner are all great candidates!).  Volunteer NOW to help LATER with our Memorial Meet by volunteering for one of many roles that make the meet happen on May 2.  Click here for details.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

This Week in Track March 9 - 14


Our first ever Intrasquad Meet was on Saturday, in lieu of the Conference Relays that were canceled. Click here for photos, and look forward to many more from our upcoming meets.

Any parents who are interested in sharing meet photos, please email Kim Turnage to learn about how you can upload and share photos to our online albums.

Events March 9 -14

Thursday, March 12th:  JV Meet @ Regis 3:30 pm

Friday, March 13th: Team Dinner at Kelsey Mullins' House at 6:30 pm (7948 Trotter Lane, Lone Tree)
  • We need volunteers to provide parts of the meal for this week and have opportunties to host, co-host and provide food for future Team Dinners. Click here for dates and sign ups.

Saturday, March 14th: Varsity Valor Invitational at Valor High School

Saturday After the Meet: Parents and Coaches Social @ Casa Caliente



HRHS Track Apparel is now available for sale online. Click here to see items, order, and pay online.  (Link opens to our black quarter zip top. Other items are listed to the left.)

Sponsors and Volunteers for the HRHS Memorial Meet

The HRHS Memorial Meet has developed a reputation as one of the finest meets in the Denver Metro, largely due to the efforts of our parent volunteers.

WE NEED YOU to make this year's meet great! No experience needed. All you need is a smile and a willingness to create a great experience for our kids!  We have something for everyone.

  • Event volunteers and flag workers are on the track making events happen -- this is the only time all year you'll be able to get this close to the action.
  • Concessions volunteers have guaranteed temperature control and shade.
  • Hospitality and Awards volunteers are right down on the track with a great view plus shade if they want it.
  • PLUS all volunteers get a great lunch and are invited for the after party.
Questions? Contact Gigi Rex.

NEW THIS YEAR: EVENT SPONSORSHIPS
This year, we are offering Event Sponsorships. These are an opportunity for local businesses to get some great exposure while making a big difference for the community! Event Sponsors have their name connected to an event (e.g. 100 Meters, Shot Put, 4x800 Relay, etc.), have their name announced multiple times over the loudspeaker at the meet, and their logo goes on t-shirts that are awarded to event winners from the multiple teams that will participate in our meet. Their names and links to their websites will also be featured on our website. Click here for all the details. 
Questions?  Contact Susie Helmer.

Help Make Team Dinners Happen!

Team Dinners are a great HRHS Track tradition. All Varsity and JV athletes are invited. Hosts provide the venue. Co-hosts help serve. Dinners are pasta (provided by hosts/co-hosts), salad, bread, drinks and dessert.

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to host our Team Dinners this year! We are still looking for one host family, several co-hosts, and people to donate food and drinks for team dinners. Please click on the links below to see how you can help with upcoming team dinners.

Parent Meeting Recap

We had a great turnout for our Parent Meeting on March 5! If you missed it here's a brief recap:

  • Our Goals
    • Improve athletically
    • Learn the value of teamwork
    • Learn the value of hard work
    • Have fun!
  • Our Motto -- It's not where you start; it's where you finish.
  • Athletes are required to stay for the entire meet to support their teammates
  • Fundraising -- We raise funds to cover costs of 2.5 coaching positions that are unfunded by our school budget, as well as new and replacement uniforms and our traditions like Chocolate Milk Mondays, Ice Cream Thursdays and end of season awards. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Signature Required for Tonight's Meeting + Other Track News

Thursday March 5th @ 6:45
Mandatory meeting for Parents in HRHS LIBRARY (note new location)

BEFORE YOU COME
  • Read the HRHS Track Handbook
  • Print the Covenant (click on the printer icon at the top center of your screen)
  • Sign it (both parent and athlete signatures required)
  • Bring it with you to the meeting
AT THE MEETING
  • Get all your questions answered about Varsity vs. JV, Team Dinners, transportation to and from meets, meet schedules, competition photos, and more
  • Sign up to help with our May 2nd HRHS Memorial Track Meet -- this is also our biggest fundraiser
  • HRHS Track Boosters will be selling: HRHS Track and Field Apparel, King Soopers Cards and Window Clings.  The HRHS Track Booster fee is $75.  Bring your Checkbook!
Have you visited our website? We have a complete calendar, announcements, coaches' bios, school records, competition photos and more. Click here to check it out!

Friday March 6th (6:30 - 8:30) -- CANCELED

Team Dinner at Trevor Rex’s House 9788 S. Adelaide Cr. (click for map)

We need Hosts and Co-Hosts for this season's Team Dinners.
Varsity and JV athletes are invited. Hosts provide the venue. Co-hosts help serve. Dinners are pasta (provided by hosts/co-hosts), salad, bread, drinks and dessert. Volunteers bring parts of the meal. Click on the link in front of each date to get to the Signup Genius for that dinner.
Saturday March 7th -- Meet @ Sports Authority CANCELED
We will have an Intrasquad Time Trial for all JV and Varsity athletes @ HRHS  


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