The Upper Darby Relays (at Upper Darby High School) are this Saturday (Mar. 24). If you’re not going to be available to compete you need to tell your coach ASAP. Here is the order of events and more info:
TRACK EVENTS (10:00AM start, girls before boys)
2 X 300IH Relay, DMR, SMR (A+B), 4 X 800M (A+B), 4 X 200M (A+B), 4 X 100M (A+B), WEIGHT 4 X 100 (A+B), 4 X 400M (A+B), 4 X 1600
FIELD EVENTS (relay format)
Discus, Javelin, Shot Put, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault
BOYS JAVELIN and BOYS SHOT PUT will compete at the SAME time, FOLLOWED by BOYS DISCUS
GIRLS DISCUS, FOLLOWED by the GIRLS SHOT PUT and GIRLS JAVELIN competing at the SAME TIME
BOYS TRIPLE JUMP AND GIRLS LONG JUMP WILL COMPETE AT THE SAME TIME IN OPPOSITE PITS, FOLLOWED BY GIRLS TRIPLE JUMP and BOYS LONG JUMP
BOYS POLE VAULT FOLLOWED BY GIRLS POLE VAULT
GIRLS HIGH JUMP FOLLOWED BY BOYS HIGH JUMP
Racing assignments will be discussed soon.
Distance Runners – there’s a letter from Coach Green HERE.
I was very lucky to have exceptionally talented teammates while at the University of Texas. One of the most amazing was my Jamaican teammate and friend Winthrop Graham. Winthrop was one of the most chill people I’ve ever met, and one of the nicest. Here he is winning the silver medal in Barcelona. Use slow-motion to check out his technique over the hurdles: lead leg, trail leg. Where are his head, arms, and shoulders? There are several lessons in this little video. And, yes, Kevin Young breaks the world record. There’s that too. Go Fords. – Coach Green
Haverford XCTF community – Two of my old friends did a Podcast recently. Jeff Atkinson (also known as “El Raton”) was an Olympic finalist in the mile in 1988 and held the American record in the indoor 1500 meters for a while. David Frank — the ‘guest interviewer’ for this segment — was a Stanford University teammate and roommate of Jeff’s, and was an excellent steeplechase and long distance guy. I mention these guys occasionally. Long ago I lived and trained with Jeff and Dave — and several other elite runners — at/around Stanford in Northern California. They are more knowledgeable about training and racing than anyone I know and they’re currently two of the best high school coaches in the country. So, why not have a listen? I think Jeff’s story is instructive in many ways. Link is HERE. – Coach Green
This will now be the official website for Haverford XC and Track and Field. Also note that Haverford XCTF has official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, all in place to celebrate our program and communicate with current student-athletes as well as the broader community: parents, teachers, alumni, and fans. There are multiple REMIND accounts up and going as well: for the boys, for the girls, and one specifically for the distance group. Go Fords.
Congratulations to all of our indoor track athletes. It was a very successful year for our indoor track squad. Special kudos to Aiden Tomov, who was 7th — a medalist — at the recent PA State Indoor Championships at Penn State. His time of 4:25.73 was a PR and ranks high on the all-time Haverford Indoor list. Images: 1) Aiden at the state meet, 2) all of our HHS Indoor Meet of Champions qualifiers and Delco medalists, and 3) Triple jumper Mike Moffett flies through the air at Delcos.