CoEd Outdoor Track
1 - The lineup for today's meet (4/18/18) has been posted to "team files".
2 - Thursday, 4/19 - Practice, 3:30 p.m.
3 - Friday, 4/20 - 1) Practice, 3:30 p.m. for those not attending the Lake Braddock Hall of Fame Invitational 2) Good luck to those attending the Lake Braddock meet 3) Breast Cancer Awareness - we are asked to wear pink to school on Friday, 4/20 to come together as a community of YHS students and student-athletes to raise awareness about brest cancer.
4 - Saturday, 4/21 - Day 2 of the Lake Braddock Hall of Fame Invitational
As Outdoor Track is starting today, I thought it would be appropriate to send out a brief message about my future with the Yorktown running (Track and Cross Country) teams. Beginning with this outdoor season I have decided to step down from coaching in order to, among other things, spend more time with my own kids (including coaching their youth athletic teams). This is not a rash decision, but one that I have been considering for some time now.
Over the past 19 years I have had the great privilege of being a part of the coaching staff of the Yorktown Track and Cross Country teams. Most of these years I was an assistant, and this year I took over as head Cross Country Coach. I have coached some talented athletes over the years, but more importantly I have gotten to work with so many amazing people. I have also gotten to coach with several people, who are not only my colleagues, but also I consider my friends.
I want to thank all the parents and student-athletes who have made my coaching experience so great. I will always love Track/Cross Country, and I will miss being around the sport every day. But it is working/interacting with the athletes that I will truly miss the most. I also want to thank Coach Stripe for giving a former Wakefield Warrior the opportunity to coach at Yorktown over the last 19 years. I would also like to thank Mike Krulfeld for giving me the chance to lead the Cross Country program this past Fall.
I am not done with Track and Field. I fully intend to get back into coaching at some point down the road. Afterall, I have about 50 more years of coaching to equal the years Coach Stripe has been coaching.
A final reminder that team pictures will be taken outside Door # 1 at 3:35 p.m on Monday, 3/19. In the case of inclement weather, the pictures will be taken in the cafeteria. Team members are asked to wear blue. Information for ordering pictures may be found on the main page of yorktownsports.org under "announcements".
Uniforms will be handed out after practice from Tuesday, 3/20 to Friday, 3/23 in Room 138.