News and Announcements


Subject: Pizza/Pasta Party, Home Meet Volunteers and Coaches Gifts and Photos


We have an exciting week ahead! Monday, Thursday, Friday will be a regular practice schedule. 


  • 12:30 bring your lunch and come help Coach Kindellset up for Wednesday's meet before practice
  • 3:30 practice
  • 5:00 pizza/pasta feed


  • 3:30pm Senior Presentation
  • 4pm Home Meet vs. SRVHS

Many of you have already volunteered! Thank you! We ask all track families to help at the meet and/or bring food for the pizza/pasta party. See below for links.


Pizza/Pasta Feed at Oak Hill Park:

Tuesday is a minimum day but practice is mandatory and will be at the normal time of 3:30pm and the pasta feed will be at 5pm (or after practice). Athletes can head to the stadium after school and help Coach Kindellset up for meet.

1. We still need a few parents to help with food set up at 4pm.  If you want to help with set up you can also respond to this email or text me 510-684-5686. I have to work late that day so I really need help!

2. We need 14 more people to bring food (pizzas or pasta) and 6 more people to bring garlic bread and water on Tuesday, April 24th. Click here to feed the team. 


Senior Night/Home Meet:

1. We have a few spots left to help at the meet: Click here to sign up!

2. We may move people around as needed. 

3. All volunteers please check in with the volunteer coordinator, Madeline Gross, at the finish line tent when you arrive. 

I will be sending a separate email to the Seniors and their families with last minute instructions. 


Coaches Gifts:

We are asking for a donation of $20 from each family so that we can purchase a small gift for each coach. Please turn it in this week by Friday, April 27th.

You can 

1. mail it to me: 157 ChanniLoop, Danville, CA 94506

2. Give it to Audrey or MadalyneConey or Amrita Vepa

3. Venmo: @Heather-Sheppard-7


Do you have photos to share with us? We would love to see them and we need them for our banquet and website. If you use a photo sharing site please send me a link to the album. You can also use this googlephoto album:

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for all of your support and help. We could not run this program without you.



Subject: MV T&F Email 6 IMPORTANT INFO: meets, volunteering

HI Mustangs,
Please read through the entire email. April is a busy month for our team with several meets (including our home rivalry meet vs SRVHS) and senior night. We also still need many volunteers for the meet, pasta feed and banquet. Last, but not least, have you donated to the track and field team? See below.

1) Wednesday, April 11th @3:30pm Away Meet at Dougherty Valley High School

-ALL ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AND STAY THE ENTIRE MEET! If you have an issue your parents need to email Coach Kindell at to make arrangements. 
-No need to sign up ahead of time. 2 event minimum, 4 event maximum. Talk with your coach if you need help deciding which events to choose. 
-Please come to school prepared with uniform, spikes, water and food to last through the meet. Also, bring your winning attitude and be prepared to work hard! Go Mustangs! 
1:45 Class Release
2:00 Board buses at the horseshoe
3:30 Meet starts Running Events & Field Events Begin (Rolling Schedule) Girl's then Boy's Heats

4x100 Relay
100 Hurdles/110 Hurdles
300 Hurdles
4x400 Relay

2) A New Invitational has been added- Granada Distance and Sprint Festival on 4/14/18. Invitationals are a great way to get more timed races on your record. They are not required but highly encouraged for any athlete who is taking track and field seriously. Please click the link to sign up by Tuesday!

Sign Up Here

A new meet has been added to the schedule.  See details below.  Sign-ups are due by this next Tuesday by 10pm.  No field events offered but all athletes are encouraged to attend.

Granada Distance & Sprint Festival
Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Granada High School, Livermore, CA

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Distance Festival starts at 8:30 AM. The Sprint session will begin at approximately 1:00 PM based on entries.

GIRLS 3200
BOYS 3200
BOYS 800
GIRLS 1600
BOYS 1600
GIRLS 4 x 100
BOYS 4 x 100
BOYS 400
BOYS 100
GIRLS 100 Hurdles
BOYS 110 Hurdles

ADMISSION: General admission - $8. Senior-citizens, children 5-13, and students with school ID - $5.

3) Volunteering Needs: We ask all parents to volunteer for at least 3 things. We have a lot of opportunities coming up this month to clear that!  Click Here to Volunteer

-Pasta/Pizza Feed 4/24: manager needed to set up, more food needed, clean up needed

-Home Meet 4/25: Snack Bar Manager needed, more field volunteers needed

-Senior Night committee 4/25: Decoration set up needed

-Banquet Committee: Committee needed 5/19, Set up needed, caterer needed, cleanup needed, coaches gifts needed 

  • Home Meet vs SRVHS April 25th

Our rivalry home meet and senior night are coming up on Wednesday, April 25th. Many of you have already signed up to volunteer but we still need more! Here are the pressing needs: Snack Bar Manager- We need a parent to oversee the volunteers and keep track of the money and inventory. If we want we can purchase additional items ahead of time as well. 

  • Pasta/Pizza Feed April 24th in Oak Hill Park

We moved this so that it falls before our big home meet! Many of you have signed up but more help is needed. I have to work late that day so I need someone to come to the park and organize the food. 

  • Senior Night Committee 4/25
Order and pick up balloons for the event. Arrive early to the meet to set up the decorations and gifts. Help organize the seniors as they line up.
  • Banquet Committee 
Help choose a caterer. Plan decorations. Help purchase coaches gifts.

4) Donations Needed

A huge thank you to all who have donated to our team so far! This team would not exist without the generous financial donations of our parents! We still need support as less than 50% of the team has donated. Please click here to give on the webstore. Checks can also be turned in to Coach Kindell or Heather Sheppard. Any amount is helpful! 

You did it! Thank you for reading until the end! 

See you soon,

Heather Sheppard

Go Mustangs!

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MV T&F Update 5

Posted by Heather Sheppard at Mar 28, 2018 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Subject: MV T&F Update #5

1) Donations: A huge thank you to all who have donated to our team so far! This team would not exist without the generous financial donations from our parents! We still need support as less than 50% of the team has donated. Please click here to donate on the webstore. Checks can also be turned in to Coach Kindell or Heather Sheppard. Any amount is helpful! 

2) Practice During Spring Break: Yes, there will be practice next week for the athletes that are in town.  Workouts will be e-mailed by Sunday night for those that are traveling for spring break.  It is essential that the athletes continue training.  Monday - Thursday 4/2-4/5 at 10am

3) Calendar Updates: We have had to move a few things around due to other school activities. Please check the dates below carefully. They are changed on the team calendar as well. Please review the full team calendar for all dates. 

  • Tuesday, April 24th 5pm: Pizza Party after practice at the park. (instead of pasta feed)
  • Wednesday, April 25th 4pm: Home Meet vs SRVHS and Senior Night (changed)
  • Saturday, May 19th 6pm: Team Banquet & Awards at MVHS Commons (changed)

4) Volunteering: We have major volunteer needs coming up. Please check the team Sign Up Genius to see where you can help. As with finances, We cannot operate without parent volunteers. 

Major Needs: 

  • April 24th - Bring a pizza, drinks or napkins
  • April 25th - Senior Night Committee, Snack Shack Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator
  • May 19th - Banquet Committee: no one has signed up! You will get to help decide the food!!

5) Senior Night RSVP: Many of you have responded. Thank you! If you are planning to take part on April 25th we need to know by March 31st or we will not have a gift for you. Please click here to respond. If your college plans are not set you can confirm those closer to the ceremony. Also, if you can no longer take part please let us know that as well. 

Hello Track Athletes/Parents,

Please read below for important info about Thursday's meet at Cal High School including bus departure time. 
1) Parents: We still need 3 volunteers for the first shift and 8 volunteers for the second shift at Thursday's meet. Click Here 
2) Thursday, March 8th @ Cal High School 9870 Broadmoor Dr
Tri Meet with Cal, DLS/CHS
Athletes Dismissed from Class at 1:30pm
Buses Depart at 1:45pm
Meet Start Time: 3pm (notice earlier start time)
Running Event Order
100/110 Hurdles
300 Hurdles 
FS - Frosh/Soph 
For non-hurdle events the order will be 1) scoring girls, 2) scoring boys, 3) non-scoring girls, 4) non-scoring boys. For the relays, the order will be FSG, FSB, VG, VB.

Here's the order for field events:

3) Athletes: You do not need to sign up ahead of time for the meet on Thursday! It is a league meet and all athletes are expected to attend, participate and cheer on their teammates until the end of the meet. Most runners will be taking part in the 4x400 relays at the end also. 
(Please see Coach Kindell's email on the EBAL Center Meet to sign up for Saturday's meet. Sign up's are due Thursday.
  • Athletes may leave with their family after the meet but they need to check out with a coach first. 
  • Please bring sweats as it will get cold and healthy snacks and water.

4) Team Donations: You can still turn in the team donation by check or cash. Checks can be given to any coach at practice or myself if you see me at a track meet. You can also turn in a check in the MV office or on the webstore. 

5) Corporate Matching: Please check out this page on our website for directions!

6) Crab Feed and Wine Basket Donations: The Athletic Boosters Crab Feed is Saturday, April 14th at 6pm. See this link for the details. $20 of every ticket sold goes towards our team! Grab some friends and get a table. We are creating a Wine Basket for the auction and we need Wine Bottle Donations. Please email Linda Lambertson for more info:

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Heather Sheppard
Go Mustangs!
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EBAL Center Meet Sign Ups

Posted by Heather Sheppard at Mar 3, 2018 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Sign-up Here

EBAL Center Meet

Saturday, March 10th @ Dublin HS
4 Event Maximum Per Athlete 
Meet Begins @ 9am (Rolling Schedule)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 8th

Order of Events
100/110 Hurdles
300 Hurdles

Sign-up Here