Coach's Corner - V

  • Welcome to the start of our 2018 Spring Track and Field season.
     
    We will have an introductory meeting on March 6th, for any student intrested with trying out for the the 2018 season.  The meeting will be in the High School Multi-purpose room starting at 3:30.
     
     
     
    Practices
    Practice will start on Tuesday, March 13th.  Both Teams will meet together during practice times.  We will practice Monday - Friday from 3:30-5:15.  Students will be notified of any changes to the pratice schedule.  All students will meet in Sportsplex to start practice.
     
     
    Practice the remainder of the year will be outside.  We will start at 3:40 on the track Monday thru Friday.  Practice will typically end at 5:15.  There may be some individual practices on Saturday and Sunday (coaches will let the athletes know on a individual basis).
     
     
    About Our Team
    Our Track and Field Program provides student athletes with an opportunity to compete successfully in interscholastic events.  This program becomes an integral part of their educational experience.  This experience will provide personalized plans with equitable participation opportunities for physical, social, and mental development.  It is expected that all participants display competitive spirit, exhibit good sportsmanship and demonstrate respect for all athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators.

    Our Track and Field dual meets will be against divisional opponents: Pioneer, Lake Shore, Starpoint, Iroquois, and Cheektowaga.  Dual meets will consist of 17 different events.  Students can compete in a maximum of 4 events per meet.  The first heat of each event is considered varsity and is scored 5 points (first place), 3 points (second place) and 1 point (third place).  The entire meet consists of 141 total points.  A varsity letter is earned when a student accumulates 5 points during one season.  The following is a list of the 17 events:

                           Track Events                                   Field Events

                           100 Meter Dash                               Shot Put

                           200 Meter Dash                               Discus

                           400 Meter Dash                               High Jump

                           800 Meter Run                                Long Jump

                           100/110 Meter High Hurdles             Triple Jump

                           400 Meter Intermediate Hurdles        Pole Vault

                           1500/1600 Meter Run                        

                           3000/3200 Meter Run                       

                           4 X 100 Meter Relay

                           4 X 400 Meter Relay

                           4 X 800 Meter Relay  

    More experience is gained during invitational meets held on weekends during the season.  The majority of the invitational meets are for varsity athletes.  During these meets students compete against the top track and field athletes from the area.

    Throughout the season students qualify for the ECIC, Section VI and NYS meets.  Qualifying standards can be viewed on www.Section6runs.com or www.section6.e1b.org .  State qualifiers need to win the Sectional event or obtain the qualifying standard during an invitational or ECIC meet.

    Coaching Staff
    Coach: Jason Cyrek
    Assistant Coaches: Bob LeFauve, Shannon Brown, Robert Close, and Jenny Koeppel
    Email: jcyrek@amherstschools.org

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