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Final Notes for 26th CT Middle School State XC Championship on Saturday

Created at 11/1/2018 9:30 AM  by Ron Knapp 
Last modified at 11/1/2018 9:30 AM  by Ron Knapp 

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Attention Coaches / Athletic Directors / Parents,

Mother nature is not cooperating. Expect rain and muddy conditions Saturday. Latest forecast calls for rain diminishing through the day. The theme is “Oregon sunshine.” If it were a nor’easter with high winds, we would have moved the meet to Sunday.

Safety is most important on Saturday. Attached is a check list for you and your athletes.

·        Pop up tents are a must for rainy conditions. Please stake down your tents

·        If you are competing in the West B races only, the best time to arrive is after the conclusion of the East B races or approx. 11:45. If you have “A” racers you must arrive at least 2 hours before the Girls “A” race or 10:00.

·        Please enter inexperienced runners in the “B” races. Never place a runner over his or her head. You do not have to enter any runners in the “A” races.

·        Make sure runners are overdressed in layers. Knit hats help keep in body heat. No athlete should be cold. Dry fit works best in rainy conditions. A change of clothes for after their race is also recommended.

·        It’s a good idea to bring blankets on the bus just in case. Fleece works best.

Expenses for this meet are staggering. Please remind parents that when they purchase a t-shirt, they are helping continue this great meet. Cash sales only

There are over 2,600 reasons to celebrate Saturday. Let’s make it a great day for the kids!!!

Best in Running,

Mike Bendzinski, Meet Director