2018 USATF Regional Meet Details and Short Thursday Practice

Thursday Practice:

Sherwood athletes, practice will be 1 hour long from 5:30-6:30pm. Nike and NE Portland parents please arrive a little early as practice will likely be short, finishing around 6:00pm, and we do not want athletes standing out in the cold, especially a few days out from Regionals.

Important information regarding regionals below.  Please read all.

Declared Entries

Thank you to everyone who was prompt with your declaration.  We are only waiting on a couple to declare, but everyone else should show up on the roster below.  IF ANYONE'S PLANS CHANGE OR YOU DON'T THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP.  IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP AND DON'T RUN, YOU MAY BE PREVENTING ANOTHER ONE OF OUR ATHLETES FROM RUNNING.

Regionals Roster 


Regionals Payment

If you are racing Regionals and have not paid for registration, it can be paid here. If you have multiple athletes racing, please pay seperately. This is the preferred payment method but we will accept check and cash through Saturday.

Meet Schedule (Saturday, November 17th):

9:00 AM - 8&U Girls
9:30 AM - 8&U Boys
10:00 AM - 9-10 Girls
10:30 AM - 9-10 Boys
11:00 AM - 11-12 Girls
11:30 PM - 11-12 Boys
12:00 PM - 13-14 Girls
12:30 PM - 13-14 Boys

**Please arrive at least 1 hour before your race**

Course Maps 

Course Location - Franklin Park, Yakima, WA
The course will be open to jog at 3 PM on Friday if anyone will be up in Yakima.  We will not be meeting as a team to do so, but feel free to do a walk-jog of the course.

2k Course
3k Course
4k Course

Meet Parking

Apparently parking will be an issue and there are specific instructions for overflow parking.  Please read below.  We've been told it will be evident when you arrive.

PARKING ALERT
There are close to 100 parking spots at either Franklin Middle School or the Yakima Museum.

Additional parking on any surface streets EXCEPT Stanley Blvd. 23rd is on the west side of the park, Chestnut is on the north side of the park, and 19th is on the east side of the park. You can also park one or two blocks further back but please make sure you do not block anyone’s driveway.

Central Lutheran parking lot will also be open on Saturday. If all of that parking is taken up, more parking is available on the south side of Tie-in Drive but please use the cross-walk which is by 21st Ave as this is a busy street.

Qualification Process For Nationals

The top 5 teams (8 athletes per team) and the top 30 individuals at regionals will qualify for nationals.  Unlike the state meet where we split our rosters to try and qualify as many teams as possible for regionals, we will focus on trying to qualify one team from regionals to nationals.  For any of our teams, the top 8 BTC finishers at regionals will fill the spots on the nationals team, regardless of which team on they are entered under for regionals.  In other words, an athlete entered on a "B" team for regionals can still make the nationals team if they finish in the top 8 BTC finishers at regionals.

Urgent Regionals Information (Payment, Declarations, etc.)

Regionals Payment

For those racing Regionals this weekend, we have set up online payment for registration. Regionals registration is $15 and can be paid here. If you have multiple athletes racing, please pay seperately. This is the preferred payment method but we will accept check and cash through Saturday.

DECLARATIONS
Please make sure to declare your daughter/son for regionals!! There are athletes waiting to find out if they’re racing on Saturday so please follow the steps below even if you don't plan to run regionals. Regionals is a quick turn around and we need to have our entries finalized by Tuesday night, so please declare ASAP!

NOTE ABOUT QUALIFICATION:

Note, only those who ran the state meet this weekend are eligible to run at regionals. In order to qualify for regionals you need to be in the top 35 individually or one of the top 5 teams. Each team that we qualified can have up to 8 people on it. In some age groups we qualified 2 or 3 teams which means our top 16 or 24 BTC finishers are qualified as part of those teams. I does not matter which BTC team you were registered under for the state meet. If we qualified a team and you were in the top 8 BTC finishers, you have first rights to the team spot.

Step 1: Check Qualifiers List - BOYS LIST / GIRLS LIST

On the Qualifiers List, all names highlighted in GREEN are currently qualified for regionals individually or part of a team. All names not highlighted are not currently qualified, but will be offered a spot on the team in the order they appear if anyone qualified declines their spot at regionals.

STEP 2: Declare Yes or No for Regionals - CLICK HERE

Enter your name and yes or no declaring your plans to attend regionals.  As everyone declares, we will update the qualifiers list (may have a couple hours delay in updating once you declare).  If you are someone on the waitlist, you can get an idea of your chances of getting bumped up as people in front of you declare.  If you have multiple children, fill out the declaration for each of them.

Regionals Info - Official Website

The regional meet will be held in Yakima, Washington at Franklin Park. Drive time is about 3 - 3.5 hours from Portland depending on the part of the city you live in. Travel to the meet is up to each family individually. Race times will be exactly the same as the state meet, so whatever time you raced this weekend will be you race time next weekend. Keep this in mind when deciding on travel plans - if you are interested in driving up the day of the race, it it more feasible to do so for some of the older kids that race later in the day. Some people inquired about carpooling or sharing rides to the meet. Parents, please talk amongst each other to coordinate or use the carpool sign-up below.

Carpool Options

If you are interested in carpooling (Driving or Riding), sign-up HERE.

Once you have signed up you can view the list of anyone else looking to drive/ride and coordinate the carpool. CARPOOL LIST

Nationals Hotel Block

Hotel:  For nationals we have reserved a block of 35 rooms so we can have most everyone in the same spot.  The hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Reno. The hotel is holding the block for us to book until November 26th. Our block of rooms is reserved for Thursday (12/6), Friday (12/7) and Saturday (12/8).

If you find that the block is full on the link below, please call and inquire to a room within the “Bowerman Track Club Block”. If they say they are full, ask to be placed on the “Bowerman Track Club Wait List”.

 If you are a "maybe" for nationals, you can sign up for a room now and cancel before November 26th. Its possible that we may be able to accommodate extended family in our block of rooms, but for now, please just reserve 2 rooms maximum to cover parents and athletes.  If we have extra rooms available for grandparents and friends coming to spectate, we will let you know after regionals. 

TEAM HOTEL DETAILS

Hilton Garden Inn Reno
9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89521

Cost: $119 + tax per night (includes breakfast)

Please book here.

Jacket Pick Up

Those who had been waiting for their jacket can pick up their jacket at anytime. Please email youth@bowermantc.com if you have not received your jacket. We will mail them to those who do not intend to come to practice this week.

NOTE about USATF Regionals Registration

BTC Parents,

We understand the excitement for this week and the USATF Regional race on Saturday. However, please do not register your own athlete for the race. The BTC Coaches are responsible for registering your athlete.

We do this so we can make sure everything is streamlined and accounted for through one channel.

Thank you,

BTC Coaches

2018 JO State Results and Important Regionals Information

Regionals Declaration

Great job to all who competed yesterday!  It was a very tough course out there and everyone has a lot to be proud of. In preparing for sending our team to regionals, we need everyone that ran this weekend to declare if they plan to attend regionals or not.  For the declaration process, please follow the steps below even if you don't plan to run regionals.    Regionals is only a week away and we need to have our entries finalized by Tuesday night, so please declare ASAP!

NOTE ABOUT QUALIFICATION:

Note, only those who ran the state meet this weekend are eligible to run at regionals. In order to qualify for regionals you need to be in the top 35 individually or one of the top 5 teams. Each team that we qualified can have up to 8 people on it. In some age groups we qualified 2 or 3 teams which means our top 16 or 24 BTC finishers are qualified as part of those teams. I does not matter which BTC team you were registered under for the state meet. If we qualified a team and you were in the top 8 BTC finishers, you have first rights to the team spot.

Step 1: Check Qualifiers List - BOYS LIST / GIRLS LIST

On the Qualifiers List, all names highlighted in GREEN are currently qualified for regionals individually or part of a team. All names not highlighted are not currently qualified, but will be offered a spot on the team in the order they appear if anyone qualified declines their spot at regionals.

STEP 2: Declare Yes or No for Regionals - CLICK HERE

Enter your name and yes or no declaring your plans to attend regionals.  As everyone declares, we will update the qualifiers list (may have a couple hours delay in updating once you declare).  If you are someone on the waitlist, you can get an idea of your chances of getting bumped up as people in front of you declare.  If you have multiple children, fill out the declaration for each of them.
 

Full State Meet Results - CLICK HERE

Regionals Info - Official Website

The regional meet will be held in Yakima, Washington at Franklin Park. Drive time is about 3 - 3.5 hours from Portland depending on the part of the city you live in. Travel to the meet is up to each family individually. Race times will be exactly the same as the state meet, so whatever time you raced this weekend will be you race time next weekend. Keep this in mind when deciding on travel plans - if you are interested in driving up the day of the race, it it more feasible to do so for some of the older kids that race later in the day. Some people inquired about carpooling or sharing rides to the meet. Parents, please talk amongst each other to coordinate or use the carpool sign-up below.

Carpool Options

If you are interested in carpooling (Driving or Riding), sign-up HERE.

Once you have signed up you can view the list of anyone else looking to drive/ride and coordinate the carpool. CARPOOL LIST

FINAL USATF Junior Olympic State Meet Confirmed BTC Athlete Entries

BTC Youth,

Please see the final entry list for the USATF Junior Olympic State Meet this weekend, here.

If for any reason you do not see your daughter/son’s name, please immediately send an email to youth@bowermantc.com.

The letter indicated next to your athletes name is only meant to separate everyone into teams to help qualify as many teams as possible to Regionals. Every BTC athlete in the same age and gender categories will still race together.

All youth athletes will be required to race in the Bowerman Track Club jersey so, if you do not have a jersey, email youth@bowermantc.com with the size needed.

As a reminder, there is a $10 entry fee for the State meet. Please bring payment in an envelope with your athlete(s) name(es) on it to the State meet if you have not paid.

We recommended that everyone show up at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the race so we can make sure each athlete can get their bib prior to the start of warm ups (usually scheduled for 60 minutes before race start). If your child is in either 8andUnder race, you can show up 60 minutes prior to the start of their race.

USATF Junior Olympic State Meet (Saturday, Nov. 10th)

Details:
MEET WEBSITE
Where: Corban University, Salem, OR
When:
2,000m 8&U Girls- 9:00am
2,000m 8&U Boys- 9:30am
3,000m 9-10 Girls- 10:00am
3,000m 9-10 Boys- 10:30am
3,000m 11-12 Girls- 11:00am
3,000m 11-12 Boys- 11:30am
4,000m 13-14 Girls- 12:00pm
4,000m 13-14 Boys- 12:30pm

USATF Junior Olympic State Meet Confirmed BTC Athlete Entries

BTC Youth,

Please see the entry list for the USATF Junior Olympic State Meet this weekend, here.

If you do not see your daughter/son’s name or see an error in any of the information, please immediately send an email to youth@bowermantc.com with the proper information.

All youth athletes will be required to race in the Bowerman Track Club jersey so, if you do not have a jersey, please email youth@bowermantc.com.

As a reminder, there is a $10 entry fee for the State meet. Please bring cash or check (made out to Bowerman Track Club) to practice on Thursday. Please bring payment in an envelope with your athlete(s) name(es) on it.


There were a few athletes who had unverified birthdates or no USATF membership. These people have been contacted through the email you provided on the 2018 Youth Registration form.

We recommended that everyone show up at least 90 minutes prior to the start of the race so we can make sure each athlete can get their bib prior to the start of warm ups (usually scheduled for 60 minutes before race start). If your child is in either 8andUnder race, you can show up 60 minutes prior to the start of their race.

USATF Junior Olympic State Meet (Saturday, Nov. 10th)

Details:
MEET WEBSITE
Where: Corban University, Salem, OR
When:
2,000m 8&U Girls- 9:00am
2,000m 8&U Boys- 9:30am
3,000m 9-10 Girls- 10:00am
3,000m 9-10 Boys- 10:30am
3,000m 11-12 Girls- 11:00am
3,000m 11-12 Boys- 11:30am
4,000m 13-14 Girls- 12:00pm
4,000m 13-14 Boys- 12:30pm

VERY IMPORTANT Youth Club Information

PLEASE READ FULL MESSAGE

1. Practice Time Change

Practice times for the remainder of the year are as follows:

Nike Campus: 5:00-6:15 PM
NE Portland: 5:00-6:15 PM
Sherwood: 5:30-6:45 PM (Practice ONLY at Snyder Park now)

2. JO State Meet Sign-Up and Payment

The USATF Junior Olympic State Meet is this Saturday, Nov. 10th. If you haven't signed up, please do so below. Sign-up is due by Tuesday night! A sign-up confirmation will go out on Wednesday, Nov. 7th.

There is a $10 per registration fee to be paid per athlete for the race. Please bring $10 cash or check (payable to Bowerman Track Club) to practice. Please place the payment in an envelope with your athlete’s name on it.

Remember, for the USATF season we CANNOT enter any child that has not already joined USATF AND provided proof of age.

Parents, you are responsible to get your child registered with USATF and assigned to the Bowerman Track Club. This was due on November 2nd.

(If you aren’t sure if you have a current USATF membership or date of birth verified, use this link to check https://www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp )

If you do not see a membership or DOB Verified, send a message to  membership@oregon.usatf.org

You must message the above email for your membership/DOB to be processed. We cannot help you with this. You only need to do this if you haven’t done so in a prior year.

3. Catlin Gable Palma Scholars Program

Dave Whitson is the Program Director for the Palma Scholars Program, which is a unique scholarship program geared towards rising 9th graders who display great promise in the program’s four pillars—academicsathleticsleadership, and service. Any 7th or 8th grader interested in hearing more about the program from Dave, please arrive to practice at Nike on Thursday (11/15) at 4:50pm.

4. Nationals Information, including Hotel Block

USATF National Meet (Saturday, December 8th)

Where: San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV

Schedule: Same as State Meet

Travel: Each family is in charge of their own travel to and from Nationals.  Most of the coaches and team will travel down on Thursday and return Sunday, but feel free to make alternative plans as long as you will be there for the race on Saturday!

Flights: Reno (RNO is the most direct airport and affordable, considering its proximity to Portland.  Right now, you can find flights as low as $185 round trip if you look at different options, especially if you are willing to fly out on Thursday.  Nationals travel can be a good opportunity to use airline companion tickets if you have any of those as well. 

**Flight Discounts** - Once you have a USATF number, you can get 10% off Delta and United flights.  Discount Page

Hotel:  For nationals we have reserved a block of 35 rooms so we can have most everyone in the same spot.  The hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Reno. The hotel is holding the block for us to book until November 26th. Our block of rooms is reserved for Thursday (12/6), Friday (12/7) and Saturday (12/8).

If you find that the block is full on the link below, please call and inquire to a room within the “Bowerman Track Club Block”. If they say they are full, ask to be placed on the “Bowerman Track Club Wait List”.

 If you are a "maybe" for nationals, you can sign up for a room now and cancel before November 26th. Its possible that we may be able to accommodate extended family in our block of rooms, but for now, please just reserve 2 rooms maximum to cover parents and athletes.  If we have extra rooms available for grandparents and friends coming to spectate, we will let you know after regionals. 

TEAM HOTEL DETAILS

Hilton Garden Inn Reno
9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89521

Cost: $119 + tax per night (includes breakfast)

Please book here.


5. Lost + Found

We’ve received a few emails about missing items, specifically jackets at practices or meets. We understand this happens but please make sure your child’s first and last name are written on the jacket tag. Additionally, please make sure the jacket they currently have with them is their own. Anyone who has an additional jacket or one that doesn’t belong to them, please bring them to practice and give them to a coach.

6. Jackets

Thank you for your patience for those of you who have not received your 2018 Youth Jacket. They are at the screen printer and we are waiting for confirmation of their completion. We will have them this week at practice by Thursday latest.

IMPORTANT 2018 USATF JUNIOR OLYMPIC INFORMATION

Signing Up for USATF State Meet (Saturday, November 10th)

Just as we have done all season, we will send out an internal sign-up and enter kids in the meets, BUT for the USATF season we CANNOT enter any child that has not already joined USATF AND provided proof of age.

Parents, you are responsible to get your child registered with USATF and assigned to the Bowerman Track Club. YOU MUST DO THIS BY END OF DAY TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 2nd! (Steps below)

You should have become a USATF member by today, November 1st. The age verification takes a day or two so it will be a quick turn-around to get everything taken care of in time.  If you aren’t sure if you have a current USATF membership use this link to check https://www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp .

3 STEP SIGN-UP PROCESS

STEP 1. Purchase a current USATF membership (DUE END OF DAY NOV 1ST)

Here is the link for the sign up:
http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx

Our Club Number is 0820

(If you aren’t sure if you have a current USATF membership use this link to check https://www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp )

STEP 2. Proof of Date of Birth (birth certificate, passport) (DUE TOMORROW)

Send a copy of birth certificate or passport to  membership@oregon.usatf.org

You must message the above email for your membership to be processed.

 (you only need to do this if you haven’t done so in a prior year)

The deadline to complete STEP ONE and TWO is End of day Nov 2nd. 

STEP 3. 

Sign Up for the USATF Junior Olympic State Meet is below.

There is a $10 per registration fee to be paid when signing up for the race. We will send out information on payment next week. Please complete steps 1&2 before step 3.


USATF Membership and Youth Jackets

BTC Youth,

It’s come to our attention that the email for membership verification has changed. To process your membership request or questions, please email:

 membership@oregon.usatf.org

You must message the above email for your membership to be processed.

Youth Jackets

For those of you who are still waiting on youth jackets, thank you for your patience. There was a backorder for the jacket from Nike which caused the delay. The jackets have arrived at the screen printer and we will have them next week at latest. Additionally, if you requested an Adult M, please email youth@bowermantc.com as the Adult M no longer became an option due to the backorder. We are looking in to a solution about this. Again, the button below if for those who HAVE NOT picked up their 2018 jackets.

Important! PLEASE READ FULL MESSAGE. Includes 2018 USATF Championship Season Information

PDXC Results
We had a great showing yesterday at the PDXC Middle School Championships! We were very excited to see everyone out and competing, getting a taste of what Championship style racing will look like as we head in to our JO season. Results can be viewed here.

Halloween Run
Tomorrow is our annual Halloween Run at our Nike and North Portland locations! Sherwood athletes are welcome to attend either practice for a Halloween run. Sherwood coaches will have a normal practice on Tuesday for athletes who are not interested in the Halloween run.

Parents at the Nike location are encouraged to come out, dress up and help the coaches with it. Practice will likely be short tomorrow so parents please be ready to pick up your kids closer to 6:30pm.

USATF Championship Season

PLEASE READ FULL MESSAGE

After the Middle School State Meet (different than USATF State Meet), we will begin the USATF Junior Olympic part of our season.  In contrast to our meets so far this season where all ages raced together, the USATF races are separated by age and gender.  See below of all USATF details.

USATF Age Groups

Boys 8 and under (2010 or later birth year)
Girls 8 and under (2010 or later birth year)
Boys 9-10 (2008, 2009 birth year)
Girls 9-10 (2008, 2009 birth year)
Boys 11-12 (2006, 2007 birth year)
Girls 11-12 (2006, 2007 birth year)
Boys 13-14 (2004, 2005 birth year)
Girls 13-14 (2004, 2005 birth year)

 

USATF Season Details

State - Corban University, Salem, OR on Saturday, November 10th

All BTC Athletes are eligible to compete at the state meet. Cost is $10 per athlete to enter and will be collected with sign-up.

Regionals – Franklin Park, Yakima WA on Saturday, November 17th

Running at regionals requires competing and qualifying at the State Meet on Saturday November 10th.  Most BTC runners will qualify for regionals individually or as a part of the team (see qualification criteria below). Cost is $15 per athlete to enter and will be collected with sign-up.

We will send out a link for entries to Regionals after the State meet.

Nationals -  Reno, Nevada on Saturday, December 8th

Running at Nationals requires competing and qualifying at the Regional Meet on Saturday, November 17th (see qualification criteria below).  Please note we will likely qualify one team of 8 runners in ALL age groups. Last year, we had 44 kids qualify and run at Nationals in Tallahassee, Florida.  We will send out flight and hotel information for nationals soon.  If you are even thinking about the possibility of going to Nationals we strongly recommend that you look into a hotel room in the next week or two before they all fill up. If you end up not going you can cancel the hotel room after regionals at no charge.  

 

Signing Up for USATF State Meet (Saturday, November 10th)

Just as we have done all season, we will send out an internal sign-up and enter kids in the meets, BUT for the USATF season we CANNOT enter any child that has not already joined USATF AND provided proof of age.

Parents, you are responsible to get your child registered with USATF and assigned to the Bowerman Track Club. Don’t wait too long to do this! (Steps below)

We are aware you can get the next two years of memberships for the price of one if you wait until Nov 1st. If you know that you will be able to send in all of your sign-up materials on November 1st, it's ok to wait until then BUT MAKE SURE YOU TAKE CARE OF IT ON NOVEMBER 1ST.  The age verification takes a day or two so it will be a quick turn-around to get everything taken care of in time.  If you aren’t sure if you have a current USATF membership use this link to check https://www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp .

3 STEP SIGN-UP PROCESS

STEP 1. Purchase a current USATF membership

Here is the link for the sign up:
http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx

Our Club Number is 0820

(If you aren’t sure if you have a current USATF membership use this link to check https://www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp )

STEP 2. Proof of Date of Birth (birth certificate, passport)

Send a copy of birth certificate or passport to usatfmembershiporegon@gmail.com

 (you only need to do this if you haven’t done so in a prior year)

STEP 3. 

We will send out a State meet sign up as we’ve done all year. We will enter the athlete in the race.

There is a $10 per registration fee to be paid when signing up for the race. Please complete steps 1&2 before step 3.

Location: Corban University, Salem OR

The deadline to complete STEP ONE and TWO is End of day Nov 2nd. 

State, Regionals, Nationals Qualification Process

State meet is November 10th in Salem, OR – this is the qualifier for regionals  – The kids will run separate races in two year age groups (shown above). Most of our kids will qualify (top 35 individuals and top 5 teams in each age group)

At the state meet we will spread the best kids between 2 or 3 teams to maximize the number of teams we qualify for regionals.

The regional meet is November 17th in Yakima, WA – this is the qualifier for the Nationals meet on Dec 8th in Reno, Nevada. Probably about 50% of our kids will qualify from regionals to nationals. The top 30 individuals and top 5 teams advance in each age group.  We will likely qualify a team in every age group.  

At the regional meet we will field our strongest teams with selection based on finish position at the state meet.

At the national meet we will field our strongest teams with selection based on finish position at the regional meet.

If you want advice on whether your child will qualify – email us directly or catch me at practice – I’ll be happy to advise you on the approx. odds. youth@bowermantc.com.

More information will follow in the coming weeks but this is an informative document to look over the next few weeks.

National Hotel Block:

JO National Championships are on December 8th in Reno, Nevada. We are looking to reserve a hotel block in the area and will have more details coming soon. You are welcome to book your own accommodations if you please. It is not a requirement to book travel with the team. However, we find it great for the team to all be located in the same spot. Again, expect an announcement soon.