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Hi Mustangs

I hope everyone had a great spring break.  Welcome to the 2nd half of the season!  We have another league meet this Thursday @ California High School.

What: EBAL League Meet vs. California High School @ California High School 

When: Thursday, April 13th - Meet begins at 4pm 

Location: California HS (9870 Broadmoor Dr, San Ramon, CA 94583)

Details: Early Release from School on Thursday @ 1:40pm - Buses leave from MV @ 2:00pm

Event Entries: Athlete select with Coach Assistance, just like meet vs. Dougherty Valley, no heat sheets or pre-assigned lanes for this meet.  

4pm Running Events & Field Events Begin (Rolling Schedule) Girls/Boys Heats

4x100 Relay
1600m
100 Hurdles/110 Hurdles
400m 
100m
800m
300 Hurdles
200m
3200m
4x400 Relay

Notes:

What to Bring: 1 lunch, snacks and plenty of water/gatorade - athletes will be out from 1:40pm - 7:30pm - Sweat Pants and Top, Jersey, Spikes/Competition Shoes, Warm-Up Shoes

Athletes may not leave the meet early - athletes are required to stay and support teammates and cheer on 4x400 relays in EBAL League Meet Contests. Most athletes will be running the 4x400.

Parents may drive their students home after the meet.  2 Buses will Depart from California High to Monte Vista at 7:00pm-7:30pm which is estimated time of meet finish. Coach Kindell will wait with athletes for pick-up at Monte Vista after meet.

Hello,
We have 2 league meets under our belts and the athletes are doing so well!
This email has some fun items and then some really, really important items that are necessary for the track team to continue on the upward trajectory that our athletes are striving for. 
 
First things first:
 
Serious Budget Problem: This week Coach Kindell asked the school for a purchase order for needed equipment and was told no. Why? Because our team parents have not yet donated enough money to cover our team's basic expenses for the year. We know that MANY of you made notes on our team participation form that you could not donate in February but that you would donate "later" or that you would donate online. Now is the time. Please! We need another $4,433.19 to be able to afford our remaining expenses such as our senior night, our team banquet (kids meals and decorations), tents to shade us (we've been borrowing a tent from the cross country team), and other necessary items. If you cannot give the suggested amount of $245, please, please, please consider giving us at least something. Every donation, no matter how small, helps. We had a lot of participation forms where people wrote "0" in the amount being donated section. While nobody is obligated to donate, we sincerely hope that all families will choose to make a voluntary donation to this program. We need 18 families to donate $245 to reach our goal or...we need a larger number of families to donate $50, $100, etc. As we have said, the only thing the school/district pays for is the stipend for the head coach (and for the physical maintenance of the track itself). This team is PARENT-SUPPORTED. Thank you SO VERY MUCH to the parents who have already donated and a special thank you to those who donated more than the suggested amount of $245. (According to the office, 73% of our families have donated at least some amount so far with 64% donating $245 or more). Please do not delay your decision to donate. Please allow the coaches to focus on the kids training and competitions instead of budget worries. How to donate and/or corporate match.
 
 
Meet Results (Fun!): We won (both boys and girls) the meet this week. Here are the results: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=295335#1027
If you check the stats on XC STATS you can see if you have qualified or are getting close for EBAL finals. http://xcstats.com/track_qualifiers.php?school_id=958&season=2017&l=o 
Some of our varsity athletes had a great weekend at the Stanford Invitational. Check out the team Facebook for more details and pictures: https://www.facebook.com/mustangsxctf/ 
 
Share your Pictures (fun): We need your pictures for our team slide show. I have created a Google album where you can upload them. Click Here: https://goo.gl/photos/7T4MHp9VXdXMP5DU6 I know you guys have some great pictures to share!
 
 
Senior Night (fun): Wednesday, April 19th at 3pm. Senior Parents please stay tuned for more details but plan to arrive at 3pm to honor be part of a special ceremony to honor your senior. 
 
 
Volunteers Needed (really, really fun): Our first home meet is 2.5 weeks away on April 19 at 4pm! We have many spots open including helping with the Senior Night ceremony which will take place before the event at 3pm. Click here to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548aea82da46-2017
 
 
Spring Break (super fun): Stay Tuned! Coach Kindell will be sending out the workout plans for Spring Break by tomorrow morning. 
 
Let’s all work together to support our athletes and coaches as they work hard and move towards their goals! 
 
Go Mustangs!
Heather Sheppard, team mom
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Meet Results 2017 versus DV and SRV

Posted by Heather Sheppard at Mar 29, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Excellent job yesterday Mustangs - We won the meet vs. DV and SRV (Boys and Girls)

https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=295335#1027

Official spike information and check-in procedures for Stanford Invitational. Read carefully.

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MV at Dougherty Valley 3-29-17

Posted by Heather Sheppard at Mar 25, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hi Mustangs

Another exciting opportunity to compete coming up this Wednesday!  Short practice week so please do not miss!

What: EBAL League Meet vs. Dougherty Valley and San Ramon Valley @ Dougherty Valley High School

When: Wednesday, March 29th - Meet begins at 3pm 

Location: Dougherty Valley HS (10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582)

Details: Early Release from School @ 12:30pm - Buses leave from @ 1pm

Event Entries:  Discussed at practice Monday - no heat sheets or pre-assigned lanes for this meet.  

  • 3pm Running Events & Field Events Begin (Rolling Schedule) Girls/Boys Heats
  1. 4x100 Relay
  2. 1600m
  3. 100 Hurdles/110 Hurdles
  4. 400m 
  5. 100m
  6. 800m
  7. 300 Hurdles
  8. 200m
  9. 3200m
  10. 4x400 Relay
  • Buses depart Dougherty Valley for Monte Vista at 7:30pm-8pm

Notes:

  • What to Bring: 2 lunches, snacks and plenty of water/gatorade - athletes will be out from 12:30pm - 7:30pm - Sweat Pants and Top, Jersey, Spikes/Competition Shoes, Warm-Up Shoes
  • Athletes may not leave the meet early - athletes are required to stay and support teammates and cheer on 4x400 relays in EBAL League Meet Contests.  Most athletes will be running the 4x400.
  • Parents may drive their students home after the meet
  • 2 Buses will Depart from Dougherty Valley to Monte Vista at 7:30pm-8pm which is estimated time of meet finish.  Coach Kindell will wait with athletes for pick-up Monte Vista after meet