Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer for our May 7 Memorial Invite

Maybe you've already signed up to help with the May 7 HRHS Memorial Invitational -- if so THANK YOU!!

Maybe you've been meaning to sign up and just haven't gotten around to it yet -- if so PLEASE SIGN UP NOW!!

Maybe you still need convincing -- if so, here are the Top 10 reasons to sign up TODAY:


10.  This is our 6th annual meet, and we want to keep our reputation alive as the BEST meet in the area! We absolutely can't do this thing without you!! Go Falcons!

9.   When parents help run the meet, coaches are free to...COACH -- that helps our kids perform better!

8.  You'll meet other Ranch parents and interact with some great athletes and coaches from other schools. Seriously...it's FUN!

7.  No Experience Necessary! Coaches will show you everything you need to know to do a great job!!

6.  You get a front row seat to see your kid compete. If your kid is a thrower, sign up for throws. If your kid is a jumper or vaulter sign up for jumps or vault. If your kids is a runner, white flag workers and relay exchange zone judges are right on the track. So are results runners (and they get their exercise for the day too!)

Are you convinced already? Click here to sign up?

5.  Our coaches will be eternally grateful. Our Booster Club leaders will be eternally grateful too!

4.  Our athletes will be grateful for as long as teenagers can be grateful to their parents at this age.

3.  When this sign up sheet is full, you won't get any more emails begging you to sign up!

2.  We serve the best coaches/volunteers lunch at any meet -- hands down!

1.  There's a great after party for parents and coaches only at On the Rox after the meet!

That's the Top 10. All we have left to say is ... PLEASE??  And hopefully ... THANK YOU!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Legend Prom Invite/Liberty Bell Results and Photos



What a week! This week we had varsity races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This week we'll have two JV meets and a Varsity meet.

We REALLY need volunteers to help with our May 7th meet that we host! Please sign up here

We are improving our state times. If you are interested to see what has made state the last three years click here. In order to make state you have to be top 18 in your event. Here is how we rank right now. State ranking for girls and boys.

Click here for results from the Legend Prom Invite.
Boys
Girls

Results from Liberty Bell
Boys
Girls

Photos from the weekend

This week in track

  • Tuesday 4/26- Team Pictures (bring uniform)
  • Wednesday 4/27- JV Championships @ Mountain Vista High School
  • Friday 4/29- JV Meet @ HRHS
  • Friday 4/29- Team Dinner at Grant Bauer's House following the JV Meet conclusion
  • Saturday 4/30- Varsity Meet- Grandview Invitational @ Cherokee Trail HS (Legacy Stadium)
    • 25901 E Arapahoe Rd, Aurora, CO 80016
Looking Ahead
  • Flower Deliveries are next week on May 5th 3:30-7pm in the HRHS parking lot. Please make a plan with the people who purchased from you to pick them up.
  • Mark your calendar for our track banquet. Tuesday May 24th at 5pm in the HRHS Commons. THIS IS FOR ALL JV AND VARSITY ATHLETES WHO FINISH THE SEASON WITH US!




Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ponderosa Frosh/Soph Pictures and Results

Welcome to Snowpocalypse 2016. It's been a wild week of weather in Colorado! We had 3 meets this week -- Ponderosa Frosh/Soph @ Sports Authority on Wednesday, JV @ ThunderRidge on Thursday, and what turned out to be Day 1 of 1 of the Pomona Invite @ Jeffco squeezed in before the snow hit on Friday.

Click here for photos and below for results of Wednesday's Frosh/Soph meet:


Click below for results of Friday's Pomona Meet at Jeffco:


We have another busy week ahead! Watch for emails for more details and mark your calendar for these events:
  • Wednesday 4/20 -- Legend Prom Qualifier @ Sports Authority in Parker
  • Thursday 4/21 -- JV @ HRHS
  • Friday/Saturday 4/22-23 -- Liberty Bell @ Littleton High School

Parents, we need your help with these upcoming events:

  • HRHS Memorial Meet on May 7. This meet has a reputation for being very efficiently run because our parent volunteers ROCK! (It also has a reputation for one of the best Coaches & Volunteers Lunches in the season....so volunteers get to 1) BE AWESOME and 2) get a great lunch.) We need all hands on deck to make our meet as great this year as it has been every year before! Click here to volunteer -- no experience necessary. Coaches will show you everything you need to know to do a great job!

Eric Krauss Signs with MSU Denver














Congratulations to senior, Eric Krauss, who recently signed to compete in collegiate Track and Field next year with the Metropolitan State University - Denver Roadrunners.

Eric has been part of HRHS Track since his freshman year. As a senior and team captain, he is a triple jumper and long jumper and also contributes on our 4x100 Meter Relay team.


Where is HRHS in the Hunt for State?


In track, we talk a lot about State. The state meet is the big dance in high school track and field. In each classification (HRHS is 5A), the top 18 marks in each event qualify for state (click here for our FAQ on State Qualifying).

Every week, athletes are striving to get better and move up in the rankings. We're about mid-way through the season now, so with several weeks to go (and lots of movement in the ranks bound to happen) here's a preliminary look at where our athletes are ranked:

Girls:

# 4 -- Leilah Vigil: Shot Put -- 39' 1"
# 8 -- Morgan Krusoe: 300 Meter Hurdles -- 46.91
# 9  -- Megan Koch: 800 Meters -- 2:21.17
#17 -- Maddy Betz: Triple Jump -- 34' 1"
#17 -- Megan Koch: 400 Meters --59.76
#18 -- 4x200 Meter Relay -- 1:48.67

Boys:
# 3 -- Allen Cunningham: Long Jump -- 22' 0.75"
#15 -- 4x800 Meter Relay -- 8:28.10
#16 -- Eric Krauss -- 42' 6"
#17 -- 4x100 Meter Relay -- 44.29
#19 (on the cusp) -- 4x200 Meter Relay -- 1:32.96

FAQ on State Qualifying

We talk a lot about State Qualifying. The State Meet is the big dance in high school track and field.  If you're new to high school track and field in Colorado (or maybe even if you're not), you might be wondering what a "qualifying meet" is and how athletes qualify for the State Meet. Here's a little FAQ.

Q: What is a State Qualifying meet? 
A:  In order to be a State Qualifying meet, meets must have electronic timing and use wind gauges. With the exception of our very first meet, the Conference Relays, all of our Varsity meets are State Qualifying meets, and both of our Frosh/Soph meets this year are also State Qualifying meets. JV meets are not State Qualifying meets.

Q:  How do athletes qualify for state?
A: The top 18 performers in each event in each division (1A - 5A) qualify for the Colorado State Meet in May.

Q: What division is HRHS in?
A: Highlands Ranch High School is a Colorado Division 5A school. Championships are contested separately for each division.

Q:  What's the story with wind gauges?
A:  Wind gauges are used for long jump, triple jump, 100 meters, 100/110 hurdles and 200 meters. Wind gauge readings of 2.0 meters per second or less are considered "wind legal" and may be used for state qualifying marks, records, and future seedings.The question is whether times and marks in these events are "wind-aided" so positive readings indicate a tailwind (not wind-legal at 2.1 m/s or higher) and negative readings indicate a headwind (a potential disadvantage but all negative readings are wind-legal).  For reference, 2.0 meters/second is about 4.5 miles per hour.

Q: My athlete has a better mark than the one listed for him or her on the MaxPreps and MileSplit leaderboards. Why is the better mark not listed?
A: For those events in which wind matters  (long jump, triple jump, 100m, 200m, 100/110m hurdles),  athletes need to achieve wind-legal marks (trailing wind readings of +2.0 or lower) to qualify for the state meet. Only wind-legal marks will be listed on leaderboards.

Q: MaxPreps vs. MileSplit?
Colorado Track XC (MileSplit) provides local coverage of meets (including photos and articles, some of which are available by subscription only), posts individual meet results, and maintains event leaderboards that can be searched and cut multiple ways (by grade, separated by division or not, etc.). MaxPreps maintains the official CHSSA leaderboards for state rankings. Links to leaderboards on MaxPreps are provided under Useful Links in the right sidebar on our homepage.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Pomona Meet Canceled on Saturday

Due to the incoming storm, all events scheduled for the Pomona Meet on Saturday have been canceled.

Be safe, and we'll see everyone at practice on Monday.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Results and Photos Week of April 4-9

HRHS Track had a busy week with two JV meets and our Varsity meet on Saturday! 

Click here for JV meet photos. (Thanks to our Varsity athletes and parent volunteers who helped out!)

Click here for Varsity meet photos.

Click here for results from Saturday's varsity meet.

Looking ahead, we have another busy week coming up. Watch for more details from coaches.

  • Wednesday 4/13 @ 3pm 2:30pm -- Frosh/Soph @ Sports Authority in Parker
  • Thursday 4/14 @ 3pm 3:30pm -- JV @ Mountain Vista
  • Friday/Saturday 4/15-16 -- Pomona Invite @ Jeffco Stadium
Parents, we need your help with these upcoming events:
  • HRHS Memorial Meet on May 7. This meet has a reputation for being very efficiently run because our parent volunteers ROCK! (It also has a reputation for one of the best Coaches & Volunteers Lunches in the season....so volunteers get to 1) BE AWESOME and 2) get a great lunch.)  We need all hands on deck to make our meet as great this year as it has been every year before! Click here to volunteer -- no experience necessary. Coaches will show you everything you need to know to do a great job!

Remember you can find links to our calendar, coaches' bios, team records, all photo albums and more on our website at www.hrhstrack.blogspot.com


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Mustang Invite Results and Looking Ahead




Team Dinners

Our first Team Dinner was our biggest ever with 60-75 athletes and coaches attending! This was a great way to extend our team bonding and help athletes, coaches and parents get to know each other better. Thanks to the Turnage and McCallum families for hosting and co-hosting and to the Sherlock, Schwab, Helmer, Stokes, Snader, Robinson and Kleinman families for providing salad, bread, cookies and drinks.

Here's the list of upcoming Team Dinners. All still need some families to help provide food and/or co-host. Here are the dates and links to sign up.

April 29: Bauer Family
May 6: Krusoe Family
May 13: Lathrop Family


Meet Photos and Results

Our JV meet was canceled this week due to weather, but the weather was perfect for the varsity meet on Saturday. With 34 teams, the Mustang Invite turned out to be the biggest meet our team will attend this season aside from Liberty Bell, which is a 2-day meet. Though the day was VERY long, we can be thankful that the weather was perfect for track and field! Our volunteer photographer was not able to attend this meet and the facility was spread out and difficult to access for some events so we know some athletes and entire events were missed in photos this week. Rest assured, we'll get photos of everyone before the season comes to an end.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • Tuesday 4/5 -- FLOWER ORDERS DUE -- This has the potential to be a huge fundraiser for our team, and we need 100% participation. These flowers sell themselves, especially with warm, Spring weather arriving!
  • Friday 4/8 -- JV MEET @ PONDEROSA
  • Saturday 4/8 -- VARSITY MEET @ SPORTS AUTHORITY IN PARKER -- Parent Social after the meet for JV AND VARSITY parents (probably starting around 4:30-5:00 pm for those who aren't at the meet) at On the Rox
  • The HRHS Memorial Invitational is only one month away. We need all hands on deck to make this meet great! If you've already signed up to help that day, THANK YOU! If you have not signed up yet, WE NEED YOU!!! Click here to say you'll help.

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