Runners and parents,
1. Attached is the conduct and lettering policies.
2. Uniforms- we will make a special order for uniform tops only for those that missed the date.
3. Fair share is $200 per athlete.
Any questions please email me
Please help the coaches by making sure your child leaves the house with the proper clothing. I lost track of how many runners showed up today in t-shirts and shorts IN 40 DEGREE WEATHER! This can only result it sickness and/or injury. In the future, runners who don’t wear appropriate gear WILL BE SENT HOME.
Also, there are runners out WHO STILL DON’T HAVE PHYSICALS. Starting tomorrow, they too will be sent home. This is a district and state requirement!
I am sending the schedule and the minutes of the parent meeting as we had many parents who were not able to attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me with them.
For those who missed the window on uniforms, there will be another opportunity to purchase one.I suggest that you check with the coaches as to the racing spikes you buy. Some have already had to exchange them. NOT ALL SPIKES ARE THE SAME!
For those running cross country next year, here is the link to the camp: Brevarddistancerunnerscamp.com We want to go to the final week, July 19-25. You still have plenty of time but if you know you want to attend I would sign up. The coaches would like everybody that can attend do so, especially girls this year.
Finally, for those runners who chose not to participate in voluntary conditioning (which started before Christmas) I recommend using your best judgement and progress slowly. Pushing yourselves to the point of exhaustion or injury is unwise and will just result in your falling further behind. Keeping a daily training diary will help you keep track of your training.
Monday – No practice, run on your own
Tuesday – Gainesville High 3:30 to 5:00 (bring spikes)
Wednesday – BHS
Thursday – BHS
Friday – BHS
Parent Meeting Notes
- Fair Share– $200 per runner. These funds go to paying for Bus transportation ($700 school bus, $1200 charter bus) meet entry fees ($150 >) and equipment. Please pay WHEN YOU ARE ABLE. Make checks payable to BHS Track Boosters.
- Transportation– All varsity away meets use bus transportation. Transportation for all in town meets is the responsibility of the parents. Buses will not be offered. Parents wishing to drive their child to out of town meets are welcomed to do so.
- Meet Schedule– (attached) All runners will have one meet a week, either junior varsity or varsity when at all possible.
- Uniforms – The store will be open ONLY UNTIL SUNDAY. The only thing any runner needs to purchase is the singlet top. It is your choice what short you want, but it must be all black. Any other clothing (warm- ups, backpack) is your choice.
The link to the store is: https://bakerssport-buchholztrack2020.itemorder.com/
- Practice is Monday -Friday unless announced otherwise. Sprinters and jumpers: 3:45- 5:30 Distance runners: 3:15 – 5:00.
- Coaches need your help:
Shoes – Please make sure your child has good and appropriate shoes so that we can keep injuries down. Dick’s, Nike outlet, Gainesville Running all have good running shoes. Eastbay.com and Amazon also have good shoes.
Diet – please make sure your child is getting the proper nutrition everyday.
Injuries– please communicate with us about any injuries. BHS has an excellent trainer that is at school from 1:30 – 5:00. (Gina 262-343-1262)
Travis Sheppard (sprints, relays, jumps)
Willie Rope (sprints, relays, jumps)
Sam Doherty (sprints, jumps, hurdles, discus, shot)
Kevin Peoples (assistant to all above)
Michael Maren (girl’s distance)
Michael Lehning (Head coach, boy’s distance)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me, first by email and then phone. We are all excited about the new track season and thank you for all f your support.
Coach Michael Lehning,
Runners and Parents,
Our parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14th at 6:00 pm in the BHS cafeteria. It is very important that PARENTS attend. Information about practices, meets, transportation, athlete expectations, uniforms, boosters, fair share, and other issues will be discussed. Please attend if you are able so we can avoid any future miscommunications.
Coach Michael Lehning
On weeks were there are two meets you will only be running one, either varsity or junior varsity.This is to make sure everyone has one meet a week to run (when available). We plan on addinga few more meets soon.
Coaches Maren and Lehning
2020 Buchholz Track Schedule (tentative)
(1)Friday 2/7 Flagler Palm Coast Pre-season Invitation
(2)Tues. 2/11 Santa Fe
Saturday 2/15 Santa Fe Raiders Relays
(3)Thursday 2/20 Santa Fe Freshman/Sophomore Invitation
Friday 2/21 ?
(4)Friday 2/28 Flagler East Coast Classic
Saturday 2/29 Oak Hall Invite
(5)Fri. 3/6 Bolles Bulldog Classic
Sat. 3/7 Santa Fe Invitation
(6)Wed. 3/11 Alachua County Championships
(7) Tues. 3/17 ?
Sat. 3/21 Bob Hayes
(8) Mon-Fri 3/23-27 Spring Break
(9) Tues. 3/31 ?
Thur, Fri. 4/2,3 Florida Relays
(10) Thursday 4/11 Bartram Trail
(11) Tues. 4/14 ?
Sat. 4/18 Districts @Chiles, Tallahassee
(12) Mon 4/20
(13) Thur. 4/30 Regions @ Bolles
Fri.-Sat. 5/15, 16 State Meet @ UF
New meets underlined
The coaches are hoping that everyone has enjoyed their holidays and are ready to start back training again on Monday, January 6th at 3:00 pm. It is the start of a new year and a new track season that we are looking forward to.
Our first meet will only be a month away! On Friday, February 7th, we will be going to Flagler Palm Coast for their pre-season meet. This is a good meet with lots of competition.Let me make it very clear that we will only be taking athletes who are physically prepared and who have been training on a regular basis. (The rest of the schedule will be announced in a couple of weeks)
We will also be having an important parent meeting in a couple of weeks. It is important that your parents attend. We will give the date on it soon.
We will be using the same uniforms as last year and also the same Baker store to order any clothing you may need.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email us.
Coaches Maren and Lehning