Matt Leavitt raced on August 2, at the Hershey National Meet. He competed in the 400 meter race for the 11-12 year old boys. He finished 6th in the nation with an impressive time of 1:02. He did an awesome job and had a great time. Congratulations Matt!!!
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. Hopefully
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.
Zack and Matt Leavitt ran in the Junior Olympics on November 23. Zack finished 7th overall and Matt finished 54th overall.
Congratulations boys, they each qualified for nationals.
Matt Leavitt was chosen as CLCF's Athlete of the Month in August. There is an article that was written about him in the Cranston Herald. Click below to check it out.