Friday, June 9, 2017

Thanks to everyone for a great season.  We finished strong yesterday with a win for both our girls and boys teams.  We hope everyone enjoyed the season and hope to see all 6th and 7th graders back again next year.  Don't forget about the XC team for next fall as well!  Enjoy the summer and thanks for all of your support.

Below is an additional opportunity for families who would like to continue running throughout the summer.  It is a community track team that meets a few times a week.  It is a great opportunity for athletes to further develop and also provides the chance for a few additional meets.  Information can be found below.




Wayland Middle School Track and Field Athletes,

Congratulations on a great season!

If you'd like to continue your season, come join a number of your teammates with the Nitehawks Sports Club.  We meet most Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the Wayland High School track, and our activities include:
  • Running events from 100m to the Mile, plus Hurdles
  • Long Jump, Triple Jump, and High Jump
  • Shot Put and Turbo Javelin
In addition to practices, we have dual meets with teams in Westford and other locations, along with the following large (600+ athletes) meets:
  • US Association of Track and Field (USATF) New England Junior Olympics on Saturday, June 17th at Fitchburg State University (top 8 in each event can go on to Regionals, and top 5 from Regionals can go on to Nationals)
  • Needham Youth Classic on Friday, July 14th and Saturday, July 15th (including teams from throughout the Northeast)
The cost is $50 covering practices from now until Thursday, July 13th, along with a singlet.  Participation in the Junior Olympics does require USATF membership - which is inexpensive and is well worth it for anyone interested in track and field (it includes a magazine and lots of additional helpful info).  

Nitehawks practices are led by USATF-certified coaches who will help you become a better runner, jumper, and thrower - we hope you can make every practice, but if you need to miss some for any reason that's fine (we know it's summer...).

If you have any questions, or to sign up, contact Alex Ivanov at Alex_Ivanov@raytheon.com or Mark Foreman at mark.h.foreman@gmail.com, and feel free to join us at any practice to try us out (e-mail ahead to let us know you are coming in case practice is moved).  We hope to see you 'round the track!

Nitehawks Sports Club Track Coaches
Alex, Christine, Eric, Mark, Sarah, Steph, and Tim

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Our final week...

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  Here is the schedule for the week ahead:

Monday - Away meet at  Diamond Middle School (Lexington High School Track).  Please plan to pick your child up at Wayland Middle School around 5:45.  It is difficult to determine the return time due to traffic so please be patient if we are delayed.  

Tuesday - Practice at Wayland Middle School.  We will finish practice at 3:30 on Tuesday.

Thursday - Home meet at Wayland High School against Blanchard Middle School (Westford)

**If anything changes due to the poor weather forecast we will let you know ASAP.**

Thanks for a great season.  We hope your child/children enjoyed the Spring Track Season.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Our meet has been cancelled due to the rain.  We will not have practice either due to the weather and the 7th grade Cape Cod Trip! The next time we meet as a team will be on Tuesday, May 30th for our home meet.

Here is the schedule for the next few weeks:

Tuesday, May 30th - Home meet against Bedford

Thursday, June 1st - DQ Ice Cream Run (permission slips must be returned in order to attend).  Please click on the red link to print, sign and return the permission slip to the coaches.

Friday, June 2nd - Practice at WMS until 3:45

Monday, June 5th - Away meet at Diamond (Lexington HS Track)

Tuesday, June 6th - Practice at WMS until 3:45

Thursday, June 8th - Home meet against Blanchard (Westford)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sudbury Invitational and the week ahead!

Congratulations to both the girls and boys teams for their very strong showing in today's invitational.  We set a school record with the number of metals received - 17!!!!  Although weather conditions were very challenging, we had awesome times and our relay teams performed especially well.  

Looking ahead - it is another busy week!

Tuesday - Away meet at Watertown (Victory Field) - we will be transported to Watertown MS tomorrow at 2:30 and should be home around 5:30.  Please be patient seeing that it is very difficult to predict a return time due to traffic.

Thursday - Home meet for the 6th and 8th graders.  7th Graders will be on the Cape Cod Trip and the rest of the team will have a meet against Clarke MS (Lexington).  The home meet should begin around 3:30 and we expect it to end around 5:00.  Please plan to pick up your child at the high school by 5:00.  Hope to see you cheering us on!

Friday - No practice - enjoy the long weekend!


Friday, May 19, 2017

2017 Sudbury Invitational Track and Field Meet

          

Date: May 22, 2017

Place: Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

The meet starts promptly at 4pm

F.A.T. ( fully automatic timing )

Two high jump jumping pits (boys and girls will compete simultaneously

Athlete Participation Rules:
Each Team may enter 3 athletes per event.
An athlete is allowed to participate  in  any 3 events ( relays count as an event)
Coaches are responsible for meet managing their kids who are participating in running events and field.
Running events preside over field. Athletes need to check out with officials prior to going to field event area, if your athlete needs to check out of an event.  After the completion of the event, the athlete must report back to their field event immediately. They will get 15 minute maximum to complete their effort. In the high jump event, the bar will continue to rise.

Awards to the top sixth place finishers in each event area.
Order of events
Sprint Medley( 800-200-200-400)        
Mile                             
200 m finals          
100 m trials
800m
100 m Finals
400 m Finals
4 x 100 relay
4 x 400 Relay        


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is our weekly update:

1.  We will not have practice at all this week due to the 8th grade Washington DC Trip.

2.  All athletes who have qualified for the Lincoln-Sudbury Invitational should attend a brief meeting on Friday afternoon from 2:25-2:45 in the 8th grade study hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to inform team members about details of the meet.

3.  Next week is very busy for us.  Here is a breakdown of what's to come:

Monday, May 22nd - Lincoln/Sudbury Invitational (This is not a full team event.  Team members who qualified are the only ones who can attend).

Tuesday, May 23rd - Away meet at Watertown.  The meet takes place at Victory Field in Watertown.  As usual, if you plan on picking up your son or daughter at the meet, please send an email or write a note letting us know about the "pick-up" plan.

Thursday, May 25th - Although the 7th graders are on their Cape Cod Trip, the 6th and 8th graders will have a home meet against Clarke MS of Lexington.  This is a make-up meet due to the cancellation a week ago.

Friday, May 26th - No practice - Enjoy the long Memorial Day Weekend!

As usual, if you have any questions, please let us know. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hello everyone,

Here is the schedule for the up-coming week.

Monday -  We were just informed that our meet against Lexington scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled due to a Lexington bus problem.  Due to this, we will practice at the high school tomorrow.  We have decided to use tomorrow's practice at an intra-squad scrimmage/meet.  We will compete in all the events starting around 2:45 and we should be done close to 4:00.  Coaches will be the officials and will get official times for all athletes.  These times will be recorded as well.  We will follow the same order of events as a regular meet and families are more than welcome to join us and cheer us on!

The order of events will be:

mile (boys and girls together)
100 meter
800 meter
400 meter
200 meter
4x100 relay
4x400 relay

We should be finished around 4:00.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday - practice at the middle school from 2:30-3:45

Thursday - practice at the middle school from 2:30-3:45

Friday - No practice due to preparations for the 8th grade DC Trip

***We will not practice next week seeing that the coaches will be in Washington DC ***