Saturday April 21
Temp was 40s/50s, cool, 15 mph wind (tail wind for the 100m)
This was a relay meet only, with the only individual race being 300mH.
The 4x800 guys did ok. Two guys struggle was lactic tolerance given the training all winter. They struggled last year as well coming from more mileage and volume. I think it’s an individual tolerance considering two seasons, two drastically different trainings, same results.
The distance medley took 3rd and set a school record. My sprint relays did poorly. The 4x1 dropped the 2nd-3rd exchange ,and the 4x2 had another botch but they finished the race. The shuttle hurdles was disaster. My best hurdler, F, started with the wrong foot out of the blocks (right foot back, but stepped left foot first??? ) then ended up getting DQ’d for running through a hurdle after severely clipping hurdle 7 with his trail leg toe.)
The boys sprint medley (4-2-2-4) won and set a school record. MY 400 times, G, and F, both ran 50s. then 10 minutes later, ran the 4x400 relay and again both ran in the 50s.
G had the lactic gauntlet today starting with a 1200, then 4x800, then 400, 400. Next week is less volume and looking for some sharpening.
In the 300mh, F, who ran 39.5 on Tuesday, was seeded #2. After his 110 mishap, he was ready to chase this kid down. He had lane 5, the other lane 4. He took off and never looked back, running 38.1, meet record, broke his own school record from Tuesday, and has one of the top times in the state, as last year, 37.8 won state finals in June. He has a lot more room for improvement as well, as the 3 hurdles on the turns are rough as he lands off balance.
We have set a goal of trying to make the IAAF World Junior Championship team in the 400mH. He has to run a 400mH time of 53.24, which will come during the summer club season. If he is low 37s he should have enough left, as he will be most likely in the 48s for 400 come end of May. This is a lofty goal but one I think he might be able to achieve. Our state had two local girls compete last summer in Paris, a 200m and 800m runner. One girl is in a school in our league, she ran 2:08 and 5:02 as a 10th grader. Indoors this year, ran 4:55!
My girls did better than expected. Our meet schedules are a bit out of their ability but they seem to do well, earning many top 6 finishes. The best part is I have only 2 senior sprints for both boys and girls.
Tuesday is a dual meet against a week team and Saturday is a regional format meet with very good competition for this area.