Dear Track Athletes,
To say this season has been rough for all of us is an understatement. This is not how any of us expected or wanted our season to go. As coaches we came into the season with a ton of excitement and expectations for what we could accomplish this year. Mostly, though we were all looking forward to being back with the team and working through the season to continually improve. Spending time with all of you is one of the main things that the other coaches and I really enjoy. Seeing and helping you all grow into young men and women is one of our greatest honors. Teaching you life lessons, allowing you the opportunity to grow and instilling work ethic is one of the greatest joys we have. My hope is that you take all the lessons you have learned and use them to navigate this obstacle we face today.
To the underclass: We have this time to focus our efforts and get ready for your next season. Allow yourself to relax and rejuvenate and process this. Keep your heads up, focus on family and school. This is not the end of our story and we will be back on the track together before you know it. Get all your schoolwork done and enjoy time with your family. Just know that this is a minor setback and use it to motivate you to finish out the school year strong and prepare for next year.
To the Seniors: Some of you I have only known for a year, others I have known for going on ten years. It truly has been an honor to see you all grow into the amazing young people you are now. I do wish we could have spent the season together, but just like in life, we must play with the hand we have been dealt. I hope you take this time to enjoy being with your family before you set off onto the next chapter of your amazing lives. This is just the beginning of your story. You all are truly amazing people and I have no doubt you have bright futures ahead of you. I cannot wait to see where you all go from here. Keep pushing forward, always challenge yourself and trust the process.
To everyone: Know that our coaching staff loves you and are here for you. We are all dealing with this loss right along with you and if you need anything please do not hesitate to reach out to one or all of us.
Once a Mav, Always a Mav!
Jamie Blandford and the Maverick Track and Field Coaches
**2020 District Standards **
The 2020 District Qualifying Standards have been released. A PDF copy of the standards can be found under T&F Forms or by clicking the link below:
** Updated SWOL/Physical Forms**
Current SWOL instructions and Physical Form are uploaded and can be found under T&F Forms.
**These must be completed prior to the first day of practice! Don't wait to get these done.**
Order of Events for Meets: Track Events: Field Events: 4x800 Boys Shot Put 4x200 Girls Discus 1600 Boys Triple Jump 100/110 Hurdles Girls Long Jump 400 Girls High Jump 100 Girls Pole Vault 800 Boys Discus 4x100 Girls Shot Put 300 Hurdles Girls Triple Jump 200 Boys Long Jump 3200 Boys High Jump 4x400 Boys Pole Vault