Monday, June 4, 2018

Great Season!

Thanks to everyone for a great Spring Track season.  The season was filled with personal bests, school records and lots of smiles.  The boys team finished the season 7-1 and the girls finished 5-3.  Thank you to all of our families for your support at the meets and we hope all 6th and 7th graders will participate again next year.  We also encourage all 8th graders to consider running at the high school next year.  Enjoy the last few weeks of the school year.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Weekly Update:

We hope everyone has had a nice long weekend.  Here is the schedule for the final week of Spring Track.

Tuesday - DQ RUN!!!!  Please be sure to return the permission slips to one of the coaches in order to take part in tomorrow's workout.  All team members should bring a few dollars for an ice cream.  Please click here if you need the permission slip.  We plan on being back to WMS between 3:45-4:00.

Wednesday - Home meet against Concord at Wayland High School.  Even though this is an early release day for us, the meet will not begin until 3:30.  Those athletes who participate in field events will start their events earlier so that the meet will move more efficiently.  We plan on finishing the meet around 4:45.  Please plan on picking up your child at 4:45 at the high school.

Thursday - Away meet against Stony Brook (Westford).  The meet will take place at Stony Brook Middle School located at 9 Farmer's Way, Westford.  We should be back to WMS between 6:00 and 6:30. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Congratulations to those who competed in the invitational yesterday.  We brought home 10 medals and had some great performances.  All track team members should board one of the first round of buses today for our home meet against Watertown.  Don't miss the bus!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekly Update:

Here is the schedule for the week:

Monday - LS Invitational.  This meet is only for those who qualified.  We will not practice on Monday due to the invitational.  

Tuesday - Home meet against Watertown.  The meet should begin around 3:30 and should be finished by 5:00.  Please pick your child up at the high school by 5:00.

Thursday - Practice for 6th and 8th graders at WMS.  Pick up will be at 3:30.

Friday - NO PRACTICE.  Enjoy the long weekend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

One more change...

Sorry for so many changes this week.  We just received word that our meet against Lexington tomorrow has been cancelled.  In place of the meet, we will practice at the high school from 2:30-4:00.  During our practice, we will have an intra-squad scrimmage where all team members will have the opportunity to participate in any event that interests them.  We will have our normal order of events and will provide times just like a meet.  We will be finished by 4:00.  

Sorry for the confusion.   Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

***Change in Practice Location Today***

Due to the threat of strong thunderstorms this afternoon, we will be having practice at Wayland Middle School this afternoon rather than the high school.  Please plan on picking up your child at the middle school this afternoon.  We will practice from 2:30-3:30 today.  Sorry for the change.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spring Track Weekly Update:

Happy Mother's Day to everyone!  We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  Here is the schedule for the week ahead.  Keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

Monday - Away meet against Bedford at Bedford High School.  As usual, if you plan on picking up your child at the meet please bring a note stating your pick up plans or send an email to one of the coaches.  We will probably be arriving back at WMS around 6:00 as long as traffic is OK on route 128.

Tuesday - Practice at Wayland High School from 2:30-4:00.  Please plan to pick up your child no later than 4:00 at the Wayland High School.

Thursday - Away meet against Clarke Middle School in Lexington.  This meet takes place at the Lexington High School Track.  Again, if you plan on picking up your child at the meet please bring a note stating your pick up plans or send an email to one of the coaches.  We will probably be arriving back at WMS around 6:00 as long as traffic is OK on route 128.


Friday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:30.  

As you can see we have a busy week.  These will be the last 2 meets before the LS Invitational which is a qualifying meet.  The LS Invitational takes place one week from tomorrow (Monday, May 21st) and it will not be a full team event.  Only those athletes who qualify will participate.  The roster will be determined by the end of the week.

As usual, if you have any questions please be sure to contact us.  Looking forward to a fun week!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Change in our schedule!!!!!!!


We just found out that our meet against Watertown will not take place this week.  Our athletic director is trying to find another date.  Here is the revised schedule for the rest of this week:

Thursday - Practice at Wayland Middle School 2:30-3:30.

Friday - Practice at Wayland Middle School 2:30-3:30.

***Please note that we were able to schedule an extra meet next Monday, May 14th against Bedford.  We will be transported to and from Wayland Middle School to the Bedford High School Track.  

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Weekly update:

We hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Here is the schedule for the week.  It is a busy one!

Monday - Away meet against Blanchard Middle School of Westford.  The meet takes place at Stony Brook Middle School in Westford located on Farmer's Way.  This is a very long bus ride so we will not be back to WMS until 6:00 or 6:15.  We will be sure to call on our way back to give you our best ETA.  If you plan on coming to the meet and will bring your child home please be sure to send an email letting us know or send in a note to school tomorrow.

Tuesday - Practice at WAYLAND HIGH SCHOOL from 2:30-4:00.  Please pick up your child no later than 4:00 at the high school.

Thursday - Home meet against Watertown.  We hope to start the meet around 3:30.  Hopefully Watertown will arrive quickly so we can start the meet on time.  The meet should be finished around 5:00.  Pick up will be at Wayland High School.

Friday - Practice at WAYLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL from 2:30-3:30.

***Please note that our meet next Thursday (5/17) against Clark MS of Lexington will now be an away meet.***

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sudbury Recap and the week ahead...

We had some great throws, jumps and times against Sudbury last Thursday!  It was nice to see so many smiles on our kid's faces.  The first meet acts as a benchmark for our athletes and now each athlete will be able to set personal bests each meet moving forward.  Congrats to both the boys and girls teams for their victories over Sudbury.

Here is the schedule for the week ahead...

Monday - away meet against Acton.  The meet should begin around 3:30 and we should be back to WMS around 6:00.  It is always difficult to determine the return time due to traffic.  If you plan on bringing your child home from the meet, please send in a note to one of the coaches stating your wishes.  We need the note because it is a town policy.  All track team members will be transported to and from the meet tomorrow.  The weather does not sound great tomorrow.  Please be sure your child is dressed warmly for the meet.  It is strongly encouraged for athletes to have sweatshirts and some rain resistant clothing for tomorrow afternoon as temperatures are expected to be in the low 50's with possible showers.

Tuesday - We will practice at Wayland High School from 2:30-4:00.  Please plan on picking up your child at the high school no later than 4:00.  Team members will be boarding one of the first round of buses and will be transported to the high school on Tuesday.

Thursday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45.

Friday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45.

Hope to see some of you at the meet tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Meet #1 - Sudbury

We are looking forward to our first meet of the season tomorrow.  Below you will find important information about tomorrow's meet.

1.  Sudbury is expected to arrive around 3:15.  We will try to start the meet at 3:30.  Home track meets typically take about an hour and 15 minutes.  Seeing that tomorrow is the first one of the season please plan on an hour and half.

2.  Order of Events (boys will run first followed by the girls for all events except the mile)

Mile (boys and girls run together)
100
800
400
200 
4 x100 relay 
4 x 400 relay (boys and girls teams will run together)

3.  The field events happen at the same time as the running events so athletes may have to leave their field event to run and then will return to the field event once they are finished with their race.

4.  Just like all other sports teams, team members should stay until the conclusion of the meet to support their teammates.  The final event is the 4 x 400 relay and it is a grueling race.  Teammate support is essential for those who are running that race.

5.  If you are unable to watch/attend the meet, please plan on picking your child up at Wayland High School at 4:45.  

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Welcome Back!  We hope vacation was enjoyable for everyone.  Here is our schedule for the week:

Monday - Practice at WMS from 2:30-3:45

Tuesday - Practice at WAYLAND HIGH SCHOOL from 2:30-4:00 (please read details below)

Thursday - Practice meet against Sudbury at Wayland High School 3:15-4:45 (please read details below)

Friday - Practice at WMS from 2:30-3:45

**We will be practicing at the Wayland High School Track on Tuesday.  Team members will board one of the first round of buses at the middle school at 2:25 and will be transported to the high school for practice.  The coaches will make sure students get on the buses and one of us will be at the high school to guide them to the track.  Team members will change at the high school.  PICK UP WILL BE THE HIGH SCHOOL ON TUESDAY!  WE SHOULD BE DONE WITH PRACTICE AT 4:00.

**We have a meet against Sudbury on Thursday.  This is the very first meet for many of the athletes from both teams.  Due to this, we always use this first meet as a practice meet.  There will be an official starter for all running events.  The starter will guide and explain the events for all athletes participating in the meet.  This meet will be a great introduction to what the rest of our season will be like.  It is difficult to determine the end time of the meet.  Our best guess is about 4:45 but this is determined by the time that Sudbury arrives.  Once again, pick up is at Wayland High School.

*** We have noticed that not everyone has paid the user fee for the Spring Track Team.  Please be sure to make your payment as soon as possible.  Our athletic director has informed us that athletes cannot participate in our first meet if the payment is not received.  The first meet is scheduled for April 26th against Sudbury so please make the payment by clicking on the link below.  Thanks for your attention to this and thanks to everyone who has already paid the user fee.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

We had a very good week of practice and the kids seem to be enjoying the team.  We will not have practice over the next week due to the 8th grade Washington DC trip.  All three coaches are on the trip so we will resume practice after April Vacation.  

We encourage all team members to stay active during the next 2 weeks.  Whether it is a soccer game, lax game, or a running workout, please make sure your child gets outside for a few workouts.  We encourage WOYO's over the next 2 weeks.  WOYO's are Workouts On Your Own.  As mentioned before these workouts can be a game for another sport, a run around your neighborhood, a trip to the WHS track or a run on the treadmill if the weather is poor.  All athletes should remember to stretch and do their warm-up drills prior to their running workout.

We have noticed that not everyone has paid the user fee for the Spring Track Team.  Please be sure to make your payment as soon as possible.  Our athletic director has informed us that athletes cannot participate in our first meet if the payment is not received.  The first meet is scheduled for April 26th against Sudbury so please make the payment by clicking on the link below.  Thanks for your attention to this and thanks to everyone who has already paid the user fee.


Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Here is our tentative Spring Track Schedule  Please note that there will most likely be a few changes until it is finalized. 


Date
Opponent
Time
Location
Thursday, April 26th
Sudbury
3:15 PM
Wayland High School
Monday, April 30th
Acton
3:30 PM
AB High School
Monday, May 7th
Blanchard (Westford)
3:30 PM
Stony Brook Middle School, Westford
Thursday, May 10th
Watertown
3:30 PM
Wayland High School
Thursday, May 17th
Clarke (Lexington)
3:30 PM
Wayland High School
Monday, May 21st
LS Invitational
3:30 PM
LS High School
Wednesday, May 30th
Concord
3:30 PM
Wayland High School
Thursday, May 31st
Stony Brook (Westford)
3:30 PM
Stony Brook Middle School, Westford

The LS Invitational is a qualifying meet.  
This is not a full team event. Only those athletes who qualify
during the season will be able to attend.  The roster for this meet
will be determined the week before the invitational.

**Please note that this is a tentative schedule and changes will most likely be made.

Monday, April 2, 2018

First Day of Practice

Despite the snow, we were still able to get our first practice of the season under our belt.  We started with a team meeting, stretching, warm-up drills, a short running workout, cool down and then broke into groups to discuss the different spring track events.  Everyone was enthusiastic about the start of the season and it looks like we have some excellent athletes!

Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

Tuesday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45

Thursday - Practice at Wayland Middle School from 2:30-3:45

Friday - No practice due to 8th grade DC trip preparations

There were a few team members who did not have an updated physical today.  Please be sure to bring a copy of your updated physical to Mr. Farley tomorrow in order to participate.  Athletes cannot participate in practice until an updated physical has been turned in.

Also, several families have not yet paid the user fee for the track team.  Please follow the link below to complete payment.  Thanks for your prompt attention to this.  Please click here to be brought to the payment portal.  Please be sure to click on middle school athletics when completing the payment.

Finally, team members brought home a uniform order form today.  Wayland Boosters provides the uniforms for our team.  The cost of the uniform is $11.00.  All checks should be made out to Wayland Boosters.  There will be a representative from the boosters present at our practice on Thursday to distribute the uniforms to those athletes who do not have one.  If your child has a uniform from XC or track from last year, you do not need to order another one.

We are looking forward to a great season!  Hope to see you at some of our meets!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thanks to everyone who has registered for our team already!  If you have not registered yet, please do so by clicking on the links on the right hand side of the blog.  

Due to the snow, we will not be starting practice until the first week of April.  The first practice will be Monday, April 2nd.  Keep your fingers crossed for some serious melting!!!!!!!

Looking forward to getting things started!

Monday, March 12, 2018

WELCOME TO THE WMS TRACK TEAM!

The 2018 Spring Track season is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 2nd.  Once the season begins, practices will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30-4:00.  We offer all types of running events including the mile, 100 meter dash, 800 meter, 400 meter, 200 meter and two relays (4x100 and 4x400).   In addition, we also have the high jump, long jump and shot put.  



Our track meet schedule will soon be posted.  We are still working out a few details.  Another post will follow once the schedule is finalized.

Along the side of the blog you will find a link for the monthly schedule for our season.  Again, this will be updated once our meet schedule is finalized.  There will be another post once everything is in place in a week or so.


In order to be a member of the spring track team, you must register and pay the user fee.  There are links to the registration page in the "registration" tab along side of the blog.  We are looking forward to a great Spring Track Season.  See you at the track!




IT IS OUR EXPECTATION THAT:


SCHOOL WORK IS THE FIRST PRIORITY.

ALL TRACK TEAM MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ALL PRACTICES.  THE TIME AND EFFORT PUT IN DURING PRACTICE TRANSLATES TO IMPROVEMENT ON THE TRACK!

ALL TRACK TEAM MEMBERS ATTEND, PARTICIPATE AND CHEER ON THEIR TEAMMATES AT OUR MEETS.