USATF/Hershey National Indoor Champioinships
On February 19, CLCF competed in the USATF Zonal Meet on Staten Island. CLCF brought 15 athletes to compete against 1200 other athletes from NE, PA, and beyond. Of those 15, CLCF won 11 medals, qualifying them for the National Meet on March 11 and 12. In addition to those 11 medals, 3 more athletes qualified by finishing in the top 8 in their respective events.
Rachel and Cailyn qualified for the 3000 m racewalk, Alex long jump and triple jump, Brandon, Maxx and Penny in the shot put, Brandon and Zack in the hurdles, Brandon in the high jump, Zack in the 400 and Nick in the weight, dash, and 200 meters,
Besides the athletes who qualified the others competed and worked hard with several PR's being scored. It was a good day for CLCF Panthers track and the can't wait for the USATF/Hershey National Meet in March.
Northeast Indoor Classic
On February 12, the Panthers competed with over 15 teams and 400 runners in the 2017 Northeast Indoor Classic at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Roxbury.
CLCF placed 9th overall in the team standings. The day was highlighted by several great performances. Some but not all were Aaron,Cailyn's and Rachel's 800 m race/walk. Cailyn C, Rozie, Lindsey, and Zack's 55 meter hurdles races, where they all scored for their team. Penny who PR'd and scored in the shot put!
Nick who finished 2nd in the dash and placed in the 200 m.
Alex who scored in the high jump, long jump, and dash.
Lindsey who not only PR'd in the hurdles but won high jump with a PR of 4'7 and came in 4th in the dash with a PR of 8.12!
Ceaden and Mike ran well in the 200 and dash, while Maxx did awesome in the 1500 and 200 meter races.
CLCF Track and Field
Moses Brown Meets
On February 11 and February 25, there are meets at Moses Brown School (Waughtel-Howe Field House) starting at 12:30. This meet is being put on by YMCA in Attlboro, the same ones who just did the Wheaton Meets. The cost is $5 per athlete. Running events only-800,45 m, 400, 200, and 4x150 m relay. More info is on the flyer below.
Outdoor Track 2017
Registration has opened for the 2016 outdoor track season. There are two teams, Rec League ($55) and Racing Team ($70). Both divisions are described below to the left as well as the Racing Team having its own tab. Any middle school or high school track athlete who wants to join after their school season has completed, are welcomed to do so. Registration for middle and high school is May 1, 2017 to May 30, 2017.
All practices are held at the Cranston West track on Metropolitan Ave. There are preliminary schedule links for both teams on the "Schedule" page. Any questions, contact Coach Frank at email@example.com
About CLCF Track and Field.
Racing Team practices: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays.
Rec League Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 PM
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.
There are two seasons for CLCF track and field. There is an outdoor season that has the CLCF Track running club and the CLCF Panthers Racing Team. The running club offers practice two nights a week for one hour. It also offers 5 meets on Saturday mornings that offer friendly competition. Ribbons are awarded to the top 6 finishers in each event. Varied events in running, jumping, and throwing are offered. The running club starts in April and ends in the beginning of June. The cost of the 2016 is $55 per person.
The Panthers Racing team also starts in April and runs until the end of July. There are four, 90 minute practices a week and special attention is spent on specific skills and events the athletes wish to compete in. The team runs in meets in RI, MA, NH, and NY. The racing team compete in the Junior Olympics and other USATF sanctioned meets. The cost for the 2016 season is $70 per person.
New this year-middle school and high school extended track seasons. This allows for middle and high school athletes who already run for their respective teams, to extend their track season. They can join CLCF upon the completion of their high/middle school season and continue to train and race in their specific events. These athletes can compete in the Junior Olympics, Needham Youth Classic, or any other USATF sanctioned meet. The cost for the 2016 is $50.
All outdoor track teams workout on the Cranston West Track on Metropolitan Ave.
The other season is the indoor season. There is only one team for this season. It is a blend of racing and rec, as each athlete decides how much competition they wish to compete in. They practice 3 times a week for 60 minutes at the West Warwick Civic Center indoor track located on Factory St. The team competes in 3-4 USATF sanctioned meets in MA,RI, and NY. The season lasts from December until the middle of February. The cost is $75 per athletes as we are renting an indoor facility for each practice.
All teams are for ages 5-14, for any child interested in having fun with running.
Panthers Running Club