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, it will be time to register for the 2015 track season. I am currently working on a schedule for the rec league and for the racing team. Shortly I will contact Primal Fitness to plan when they can work with our athletes who like to compete in throwing events.
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.
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.
Go to CLCFsports.org for the registration information and the full schedule.
CLCF had a strong showing at the meet last night taking home 23 medals. The medals included 14 bronze, 6 silver, and 3 gold.
All the athletes ran hard and competed admirably against some stiff competition. Matt Leavitt has qualified for the national meet in Hershey, PA for the 400 meter and the 800 meter. Good luck to Matt and congratulations to all of the runners.
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.