2018 Season Calendar
Below is our season calendar. This year prom does NOT conflict with any of our team events! Our team celebration also does not conflict with any team events and from this point forward we will attempt to make our Team Celebration annually on the Tuesday we return from Memorial day weekend! We hope for this to increase attendance during a very busy time of the year for student-athletes and families.
Fri, Feb 2 Mandatory Team Meeting
Mon, Feb 12 First Day of Practice
Thu, Feb 15 Last Day for Uniform Purchases
Thu, Feb 22 Annual Team Jog-A-Thon (pending ASB approval)
Fri, Mar 2 Jog-A-Thon Monies Due
Thu, Mar 15 29 Palms at Desert Mirage
Thu, Mar 29 Twentynine Palms at Coachella Valley
Thu, Apr 5 Twentynine Palms vs. Rancho Mirage
Sat, Apr 7 Janice Kelley Southland Invitational
Sat, Apr 14 Inland Empire Chamionships
Mon, Apr 16 Spring Break Practice
Mon, Apr 23 Twentynine Palms vs. Yucca Valley
Thu, Apr 26 Twentynine Palms at Desert Hot Springs
Thu, May 3 De Anza League Finals
Sat, May 12 CIF-SS Division 4 Prelims
Sat, May 19 CIF-SS Division 4 Finals
Tue, May 29 End of Season Team Celebration (time TBD)
2014 Track and Field Schedule
De Anza League Schedule
This is only the DAL schedule. Additional duals, tri-meets, quads, invites, relays, etc will be posted at a later date. TPHS Track and Field is ALWAYS in dire need of volunteers to run home meets. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact me directly so you can be given an assignment for meet-day. Tentative Concessions (2), Long Jump/Triple Jump (3), High Jump (2), Discus (2), Shot Put (2), Clerk of the Course (1), Meet Scorer (1), Announcer (1), Timers (8), Block Crew (3), Hurdle Crew (THE MORE THE MERRIER).
Wed. Mar. 26th, 3pm, Yucca Valley Trojans at 29 Palms Wildcats
Wed. Apr. 02nd, 3pm, Desert Mirage Rams at 29 Palms Wildcats
Wed. Apr. 09th, 3pm, Big Bear Bears at 29 Palms Wildcats
Wed. Apr. 16th, 3pm, 29 Palms Wildcats at DHS Golden Eagles
Wed. Apr. 30th, 3pm, 29 Palms Wildcats at Shadow Hills Knights
Coach Buckles contract to coach XCTF not renewed...
LIFT YOUR VOICES
MUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION
Karalee Hargrove = firstname.lastname@example.org = 760-408-2128
Donna Munoz = email@example.com
Ron Palmer = firstname.lastname@example.org
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MUSD HUMAN RESOURCES
Letters to the Editor
KCDZ FM (z107.7) RADIO
760-366-8471 (Friday call in show)
2010-11 End of the Season Awards
Athletes Recognized for Contributions to 2011 Season
WILDCAT MVP - Diante Aiken
LADY WILDCAT MVP - Sara Roberts
OUSTANDING SENIOR - Billy Smith
THROWER OF THE YEAR - Alan Vander Maas
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE - Martini Dogan
JOG-A-THON 1ST PLACE - Anthony Arias
GOLDEN BAR RECIPIENTS -
Noel Figueroa (2nd bar)
ALL DE ANZA LEAGUE ATHLETES
DE ANZA LEAGUE MVP
Sara Roberts, Distance
Marcus Chestnut, Triple Jump
Alan Vander Maas, Discus Throw
WILDCAT OF THE WEEK:
DE ANZA LEAGUE FINALS INFO
Boys team will ride with baseball, the Girls will ride with softball.
School release time is 1:15.
Our depature time is 1:30.
We will arrive to DHS @ approximately 2:20.
We will arrive 2 hours early and it's important to be prepared.
Bring extra water, layered clothing, something comfortable to lounge on.
We will begin our warmup @ 4:30 and from that point on it will be business as usual!
WE WILL NOT STOP ON THE WAY BACK, bring snacks and/or money for the snack bar!
Our meet should conclude by 6:00 and we should arrive home around 7-7:30. We will follow our usual protocol when returning home.
The following athletes have qualified for the De Anza League Finals to be held Thursday, May 6th, 2010 @ Desert Hot Springs High School
Alex Boice (800)
Colton Byers (3200)
Marcus Chestnut (LJ, TJ, 300mH)
Dromynique Chestnut (4x1, 400, LJ, 4x4)
Noel Figueroa (1600, 3200)
Devin Fuentes (4x1, 100, 200, 4x4)
David Herrera (300mH)
Kelly Green (LJ, TJ)
Joe Kappus (4x1, 400, 4x4)
William Smith (LJ, TJ, 300mH)
William Weidt (4x1, 400, 4x4)
Zach Zeitz (DT)
Breanna Morrissey (100H, 300H, 4x4)
Jacque Morrissey (100H, 300H, 4x4)
Ashlee Nixon (100, 200, LJ, 4x4)
Lenore Roberts (100H, 300H, 4x4)
Sara Roberts (1600, 3200)
Monica Tree (800)
WILDCAT OF THE WEEK
Joe Kappus (10) sprints, throws
Lenore Roberts (10) hurdles
03/13 - Palm Springs Relays
Diante Aiken (09) hurdles, hj
Sara Roberts (10) distance
03/20 - Coachella Valley dual
Diante Aiken (09) hurdles, hj
Ashlee Nixon (10) sprinter
03/27 - Cougar Classic
David Herrera (11) hurdles, distance
Sara Roberts (10) distance
04/10 - Southland Invite
Marcus Chestnut (09) jumps
Jacqueline Morrissey (10) hurdles
04/17 - Desert Mirage & Flying Tiger
William Weidt (09) spinter
Monica Tree (12) distance
04/24 - Yucca Valley dual
William Smith (11) jumps, hurdles
Sara Roberts (10) distance yucca valley
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Track & Field Team THIRD place
1st Place - JOSEPH KAPPUS
2nd Place - ASHLEE NIXON
Tied for First MOST LAPS!
16 in 30 minutes: Colton Byers & Joseph Kappus
Third Place, Dromynique Chestnut (15 laps)
Fourth Place, Marcus Chestnut (14 laps)
Job Well Done Wildcats!
team notes (PS Relays) March 13
4 x 1600
Colton, Alex, David, Diante
Sara, Jackie, Monica, Lenore,
Shuttle Hurdles (?)
Lenore, Jackie, Breanna
4 x 100
Dromynique, Matt, Marcus, Kappus... (Billy may substitute for Matt)
Shanna, Sara, Alex M, Ashlee
Sprint Medley 1-1-2-4
Shanna (100), Jacque (100), Ashlee (200), Breanna (400)
Distance Medley 12-4-8-16
Alex, Colton, David, Noel
Erica, Alex, Monica, Sara
4 x 200
Dromynique, Matt, Marcus, Kappus ... (Billy may substitute for Matt)
Shanna, Lenore, Jacque, Ashlee
4 x 800
Noel, Diante, Jesse, Colton
Sara, Breanna, Erica, Alex
8 x 100
4 x 400
Dromynique, Matt, Marcus, Kappus ... (Colton substitutes for Matt)
4 x 100 Throwers
Kappus, Tyler, Noel, Zach (if Zach can run)
High Jump (3)
Billy, Diante, David
Shot Put (3)
Tyler, Noel, Zach
Discus Throw (3)
Kappus, Tyler, Zach
Long Jump (3)
Billy, Marcus, Dromynique
Triple Jump (3)
Refer to our first set of team notes (Herb Wyre) about being prepared for tomorrows meet. Get prepared tonight, board the bus in UNIFORM!
The bus leaves at 6:30am, you are expected to be in the parking lot ready to board at 6:15am! Applaud yourselves for arriving on time and being picked up promptly last Saturday. The coaching staff greatly appreciates this.
Your cookie order sheets, envelopes, and money are DUE MONDAY! Please do not forget. I have to reconcile! Don’t forget about your jog-a-thon sheets. We are running next week on Friday, March 19th! The pledges are due on the 24th, the flat donations (assuming you’re collecting them on the spot) will be due at the Jog-A-Thon.
Next week: Meet @ Coachella Valley High School, bus departure: 12:15!
YAHOO NCAA TOURNAMENT PICK ‘EM! Our group is called 29 Palms Track and Field. Our group ID# is 29960 and your password is: basketball
Good Luck and Go Wildcats!
Head Coach R. Morton (760) 660-3989 and
Asst. Coach Rick Buckles
STANDARDS & POLICIES
29 Palms High School 2010 Track & Field
All athletes are expected to make ALL practices.
Practices are held from 2:00-4:00 at the high school track.
If you are a thrower, you will meet IMMEDIATELY after school at the throwing rings.
Runners head get on blocks, and jumpers get to the jump pit.
Combined team exercises begin at 2:35!
Many athletes will choose to train beyond the scheduled end of practice time.
Three (3) unexcused absences will result in DISMISSAL from the program.
Attending practice is not enough. All athletes are expected to WORK HARD to push themselves to complete their workouts. 3 incomplete workouts are equivalent to an unexcused absence.
The first informational meeting was held on November 18, 2009. Information was collected and given out about the start of our season. The track and field season began on Monday, January 11th @ 2:00pm. We just completed our ____ week of practice. It was explained during the informational meeting that only winter-sport athletes would be excused from beginning practices on January 11th. For everyone else this set of conditioning practices were MANDATORY. Incoming winter sport athletes will be phased into our practices with their own set of conditioning standards. Attendance at these practices will be a major factor in determining borderline cases for a VARSITY LETTER.
Your athlete needs to come prepared to school every day with their track gear.
We've discussed track bags that need to have, athletic shorts, t-shirt, running shoes, empty water bottle (can be filled prior to practice). Track bags should also have sweats/sweatshirt or long sleeve shirt. Locker room access is limited due to the nature of different practice ending times for athletes and athletes must understand that there will be NO LOCKER ROOM ACCESS after practices.
All eligible athletes are expected to attend ALL MEETS they qualify for.
Arrangements can be made for other obligations (SAT, ACT testing, funeral, etc) PRIOR to the meet day. A missed meet (without prior timely notification to the coaching staff) may result in dismissal from the team. In regards to pre/post-competition transportation... not having your child dropped off and picked up promptly may result in dismissal from team.
Assuming your practice attendance and participation are in good standing, you must compete in at least 50% of the regular season Varsity meets eligible for a Varsity Letter. For athletes in good standing, you will automatically earn a letter if you achieve any of the following:
... qualify for CIF (at the De Anza league finals)
... earn 3 first place finishes in dual meets
... earn a first place finish at an invitational
... break a school record!
EQUIPMENT ORDERING WEBSITES
Also try Big 5 (Yucca Valley) for some track & field equipment!
QUICK GLANCE SCHEDULE
Sat, 03/06 @ 9:00 - Herb Wyre (Palmdale HS) @ Antelope Valley College
Sat, 03/13 @ 8:00 - @ Palm Springs HS Relays
Thu, 03/18 @ 3:15 - @ Coachella Valley High School
Sat, 03/27 @ 9:00 - Cougar Classic (Beaumont HS) @ San Gorgonio MS
Sat, 04/10 @ 8:00 - Southland Invitational (Hemet HS)
Wed, 04/14 @ 3:15 - @ Desert Mirage High School
Sat, 04/17 @ 8:00 - @ Flying Tiger Invite (San Jacinto HS)
Wed, 04/21 @ 3:15 - Yucca Valley High School
Wed, 04/28 @ 3:15 - @ Desert Hot Springs w/ Big Bear
Thu, 05/06 @ 5:00 - @ DAL Finals/CIF Qualifying @ DHSHS
All athletes are expected to follow CIF and school rules set forth and discussed at the mandatory Spring sports meeting to be announced at a later date. Common sense rules have been likely discussed prior to the enrollment of your child to the TPHS campus.
After having discussed this letter with your child please sign and return the last page by the next Track & Field practice!
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to call the coaching staff.
Head Coach: Ronda Morton, (760) 660-3989, email@example.com
Asst. Coach: Rick Buckles, (760) 361-1063, (760) 830-8239
I, ______________________________ (print name), have read this letter with my athlete ______________________________ (print name of track & field team member), and understand the basic expectations.
2010 TEAM ROSTER
Feb 02, Practice Time Change 2:00 (throwers), 2:30 (non-throwers)
Feb 05, TF Lettermens Club meeting!
Feb 10, final conditioning specific practice!
PRACTICE (CONDITIONING PHASE)
Please make sure to wear ATHLETIC clothes (PE clothes are fine).
Have your physical on file with the athletic director.
Those who want to discuss eligibility may email, call, or meet face to face.
2:00 @ TPHS TRACK!