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
On September 2, 2014 the cross country season will officially begin for CLCF. Led by coach Tom Aman, cross country begins the day after labor day and ends on October 25. Runners of various ages and talent can enjoy and compete in a relaxed environment. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 pm. On Saturdays there are some practices in the beginning of the season as the runners prepare for the meets. The Saturday times are 4-5 pm. The practices and meets are held at Roger William Park at the Temple to Music, Cranston West track, and the Briggs Complex next to Hope Highlands Elementary School.
Tom does a great job of getting all of the runners involved and excited about running. CLCF XC also offers a chance to run in the CVS kids race as well as the Will Speck Invitational which is held at the end of the season. There is also an opportunity for the middle school runners to participate in two middle school meets for a few extra dollars. While all runners who really enjoy competition can register with USATF and run in the Junior Olympics. All great choices and options for the serious and not so serious runner.
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.