Before we get into the meet of the post (get it?), I have the following announcement to make:
The club will be having elections on Reading Day, on Thursday May 8th at Noon. If you’re on the team, you should have received an e-mail with more details (if you haven’t, you’ll want to contact our club president Eric De Guevara. His e-mail can be found under the Contact Tab. Make sure you scroll down to the Track and Field board NOT the Cross Country board). Unfortunately, because graduate school is a horrible, soul-sucking monstrosity (seriously, just get a job), I will not be standing for re-election. Therefore, we need people to run for the position. Otherwise, our beautiful website will be neglected, and your parents will start calling you to ask you how you did (and we don’t want that, now do we?).
Minimal responsibilities for webmaster are the following:
Upload the results of each meet into our performance database.
Post weekly updates about the meets (a bit of gentle humor appreciated). You should post the list of records (both club and personal) set at the meet, as well as anything else you may decide is worth mentioning.
Keep the club calendar and meet schedule up to date.
Post the minutes of each board meeting to the website.
Anything else related to the website that needs to be handled.
Note: Unlike previous years, the webmaster DOES have a vote on the board.
A technical background is nice, but by no means necessary. Writing proficiency is probably more important, considering the whole “post updates about the meets” thing.
If you are interested in the position and have questions about it, feel free to contact me (Andrew Cholewa) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, meet results.
Our team split, and went to two different meets this weekend. Many of our distance runners went to Gina Relays in Hillsdale, while everyone else went to the True Blue Open in Jacksonville. True Blue Open Results. Gina Relay Results.
At Gina Relays, we had the following personal records:
Abby Madden ran a personal record in the 5000m with a time of 18:49.24 (so…many…laps…)
Steven Decker ran a PR in the 800m wiht a time of 1:59.37. This was also his first time getting under 2 minutes, at least while running for ITC. Congrats to Steve!
Michael Giocolo ran a PR in the 800m with a time of 2:01.41.
Kevin Lapp (I love this guy’s name so much) also ran a PR in the 800m with a time of 2:06.14.
Meanwhile, at Illinois College:
While Quenton didn’t run a PR in the 100m, he did run the exact same time down to a hundredth of a second in both the prelims and the finals (11.13. He also ran that at NIRCA Nationals, meaning that he’s run the exact same time three out of five of his outdoor races). What are the chances of that? (Answer: While the chances of it happening to Quenton in particular is quite small, it’s pretty much guaranteed that this would happen to somebody at some point, considering the massive number of people running the 100m in any given year).
Anyway, in the 1500m, Hanna Smith PR’d with a time of 5:30.18.
Jayme Roberts PR’d in the 400m with a time of 51.75.
Quenton Hardaway PR’d in the 200m with a time of 22.66.
Ryan Brewster also PR’d in the 200m with a time of 22.74.
David Choi PR’d in the 5000m with a time of 16:23.02.
Next week, the team runs at North Central, for the last meet of the Season for a large fraction of the team (after that we start getting into finals, and beyond).
Till then, everybody.