CLCF Indoor track registration is now open. Season begins on January 3 at 11 am at Pilgrim High School. Go to CLCFsports.org to register.
CLCF is looking to do a brief 2 month indoor track season starting on January 3. Right now I have two facilities tentatively secured, while I am chasing a couple of others to give us enough indoor practice time. In addition to practicing there will be at least 3 meets. One on January 11, the second on February 8, and the third on February 18. The first meet is at Wheaton College, while the second two will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury.
Friday went well as CLCF recorded points in 11 events. Some of our runners competed in events such as the hurdles and high jump for the first time, and did well.
On day 2, the Panthers continued to shine with runners making PR's in different events as well as scoring against some stiff competition. Not only that, many runners tried their hand in various events that they had not done in official competition. As a team, the Panthers finished 9th overall today!!
CLCF track and field is part of the non profit, volunteer organization known as Cranston's League for Cranston's Future (CLCF). CLCF promotes healthy wellness, sportsmanship, and activity in children. The program gives the youth in Cranston and its surrounding areas a chance to learn about the sport of track and field, make friends, and have fun. It is for ages 7-14 and runs from April until June.
CLCF Track and Field
Panthers Running Club
Before you know it, the 2015 CLCF track season will be upon us. As always, I look to make improvements on the upcoming season and learn from the previous year. Below is a preview of some of the changes that will be forthcoming.
This season there will be a difference in the practice days. I will be splitting up the Rec team and the Racing Team. The Rec Team will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:15 pm. They will also be offered a chance to compete in 5 CLCF Meets, which will be held on specific Saturday dates. In the works is a date with the Warwick Wolves running club at their track, as an additional meet. The banquet will be held in the same place, the Kelly Gazzero Post. Tentative dates for the season are April 13 through June 6, with the banquet the following week.
The Racing Team will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-7 pm. In addition to the 5 CLCF Meets, they will participate in the Junior Olympics, both Needham Meets, and 2 meets in Amherst, NH. The tentative date for the racing season is April 7 until the end of July.
In the Junior Olympic National Cross Country Meet, four CLCF runners competed on December 13. Blake and Alex ran with the 9 and 10 age group. Alex Pr'd by :38 and Blake is now a National All American.
Matt and Zach ran a tough 11-12 year old race with Zach finishing 100th and Matt 113th. Good job boys!!
Get some well deserved rest!!
Indoor track is coming!
For the first time in RI history both a boys and girls cross country from the same high school qualified for the Nike National Cross Country Race (NXN). The girls held their own finishing 9th. The boys struggled but did their best placing 18th. It was a tough course, very muddy and soft, a great challenge to be sure.
Cianna, DJ, and Chris all ran strong at Nationals, making RI and CLCF proud. Congratulations to the CLCF alumni and good luck in indoor track!!