REMINDER USATF Junior Olympic State Meet Sign-Up

BTC Youth Parents,

This is a reminder to sign-up for the State Meet. The 2019 USATF Junior Olympic State Meet is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 16th.

The current list of registered athletes can be found here ( view all pages). Entry is due by Wednesday, November 13th at 9:00pm.

Please read the entire message below for information on signing-up your athlete(s) for the race!

USATF JUNIOR OLYMPIC STATE MEET REGISTRATION

Paying for your athlete(s) entry fee will replace our typical registration form. Within the payment checkout you will fill out a form indicating the information we usually ask for in registration. You must pay the entry fee before your athlete is registered. There is an $11 entry fee for the State meet.

A reminder that chip timing will be used at the State meet. All athletes need to return their chip to the Bowerman Track Club Tent and a BTC Coach prior to leaving. All chips not returned are subject to paying the $10 penalty.

USATF Junior Olympic State Meet Schedule (Saturday, Nov. 16th)

Details:
MEET WEBSITE
Where: Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth, 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

Uniforms

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.

Full USATF Season Details

For information/details about USATF State, Regionals and Nationals, see our PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT

USATF Junior Olympic State Meet Sign-Up

BTC Youth Parents,

The 2019 USATF Junior Olympic State Meet is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 16th. We cannot wait to watch all the athletes compete with their teammates and show off all the hard work they’ve been putting in this season. Please read the entire message below for information on signing-up your athlete(s) for the race!

USATF JUNIOR OLYMPIC STATE MEET REGISTRATION

Paying for your athlete(s) entry fee will replace our typical registration form. Within the payment checkout you will fill out a form indicating the information we usually ask for in registration. You must pay the entry fee before your athlete is registered. There is an $11 entry fee for the State meet.

A reminder that chip timing will be used at the State meet. All athletes need to return their chip to the Bowerman Track Club Tent and a BTC Coach prior to leaving. All chips not returned are subject to paying the $10 penalty.

USATF MEMBERSHIP REMINDER

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 at this point in the season. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE  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)

USATF Junior Olympic State Meet Schedule (Saturday, Nov. 16th)

Details:
MEET WEBSITE
Where: Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth, 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

Uniforms

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.

Full USATF Season Details

For information/details about USATF State, Regionals and Nationals, see our PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT

IMPORTANT Practice Time Change Reminder

BTC. Parents,

Quick reminder that practice times have changed with Daylight Savings starting today.

Our practice times at all locations will be moving ahead by 30 minutes starting TODAY, Tuesday, November 5th.

Nike, Lake Oswego and NE Portland will practice 5:00 - 6:15 pm and Sherwood will practice 5:15 - 6:30.

2019 USATF Championship Season Information

PDXC Results
We had a great showing this weekend 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.

USATF Championship Season

PLEASE READ FULL MESSAGE

We now 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 (2011 or later birth year)
Girls 8 and under (2011 or later birth year)
Boys 9-10 (2009, 2010 birth year)
Girls 9-10 (2009, 2010 birth year)
Boys 11-12 (2007, 2008 birth year)
Girls 11-12 (2007, 2008 birth year)
Boys 13-14 (2005, 2006 birth year)
Girls 13-14 (2005, 2006 birth year)

 

USATF Season Details

State - Western Oregon University, Monmouth OR on Saturday, November 16th

This is the same location as the PDXC race this past weekend!

All BTC Athletes are eligible to compete at the state meet. Cost is $11 per athlete to enter and will be collected with sign-up.

Regionals – Lane Community College, Eugene OR on Saturday, November 23rd

Running at regionals requires competing and qualifying at the State Meet on Saturday November 16th.  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 -  Madison, WI on Saturday, December 14th

Running at Nationals requires competing and qualifying at the Regional Meet on Saturday, November 23rd (see qualification criteria below).  Please note we will likely qualify one team of 8 runners in ALL age groups. Last year, we had 63 kids qualify and run at Nationals in Reno, Nevada  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.

 

Signing Up for USATF State Meet (Saturday, November 16th)

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 at this point in the season. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE  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 $11 per registration fee to be paid when signing up for the race. Please complete steps 1&2 before step 3.

Location: Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth, OR

The deadline to complete STEP ONE and TWO is End of day Nov 8th. 

State, Regionals, Nationals Qualification Process

State meet is November 16th in Monmouth, 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 23rd in Eugene, OR – this is the qualifier for the Nationals meet on Dec 14th in Madison, WI. 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.

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 14th in Madison, WI. We have reserved 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.

FINAL PDXC Championship BTC Athlete Entries and Club Updates

BTC Parents,

Please check that you have registered your athlete on our list here. If you do not see their name, please let me know immediately. If you missed the race deadline and you do not see your athlete’s name, please let me know.

Additionally, all athletes must have the waiver here filled out by race day. You can check to see if a waiver has been accepted for your athlete at the meet website here on the left hand toolbar.

**VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW**
Due to the large participation size of PDXC the race organizers have added an additional boys and girls “little champs” race. The races have largely been separated based off age. If you do not agree with or cannot make the race your athlete is in, please speak with me tomorrow at the race and we can make changes.

Ideally the breakdown for the three divisions would be as follows:
Superchamps: Boys (sub 12:30), Girls (sub 13:30)
Champs: Boys (12:30-15:00), Girls (13:30-16:00)
Little Champs: Boys (15:00+), Girls (16:00+)

We want to make sure everyone has a good racing experience so please try to understand and follow the above goal times run when it comes to seeding in each race. If your athlete has a time that does not fit with the division they are in, again, speak with me tomorrow at the tent and we will get it sorted there.

Top 50 Superchamps, 25 Champs and 25 Little Champs all get medals.

Logistics:
Where: Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth, Oregon
When:
1:00pm        GIRLS SUPERCHAMPS
1:25pm        BOYS SUPERCHAMPS
1:50pm        GIRLS CHAMPS
2:20pm        BOYS CHAMPS
2:50pm        GIRLS LITTLE CHAMPS
3:20pm        BOYS LITTE CHAMPS

Daylight Savings Time:

Daylight Savings is tomorrow, Sunday, November 3rd, which means that our practice times at all locations will be moving ahead by 30 minutes starting on Tuesday, November 5th.  After that, Nike, Lake Oswego and NE Portland will practice 5:00 - 6:15 pm and Sherwood will practice 5:15 - 6:30.  

Club Jacket:

As most of you know, 2019 Club Jackets are for sale and can be picked up at practice. In addition, you can purchase jackets from last year online as well as uniforms if you haven’t already ordered one for the upcoming JO season. All youth items for purchase can be found here.

PDXC Championship BTC Athlete Entries and Club Updates

BTC Parents,

Please check that you have registered your athlete on our list here. If you do not see their name, please let me know immediately. Registration closes officially tonight at 8pm. After that, we will not be able to add anyone into the races.

Additionally, all athletes must have the waiver here filled out by race day.

Reminder that you can find all additional information at the MEET WEBSITE

Logistics:
Where: Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth, Oregon
When:
1:00pm        GIRLS SUPERCHAMPS
1:25pm        BOYS SUPERCHAMPS
1:50pm        GIRLS CHAMPS
2:20pm        BOYS CHAMPS
3:00             AWARDS

Halloween Run:

Our annual Halloween Run will be held at practice on Thursday, October 31st
 AT THE NIKE LOCATION ONLY. We will meet at the normal time 5:30 pm and go for a short run.  Practice may be a little shorter than normal ending around 6:30.  Costumes are encouraged!  At Nike Campus, we'd love to have any interested parents to join the coaches in costume to add to the Halloween spirit as the kids run around Hollister trail.  We will be giving out candy at the end of the run.   

Daylight Savings Time:

Daylight Savings is on Sunday, November 3rd, which means that our practice times at all locations will be moving ahead by 30 minutes starting on Tuesday, November 5th.  After that, Nike, Lake Oswego and NE Portland will practice 5:00 - 6:15 pm and Sherwood will practice 5:15 - 6:30.  

Club Jacket:

As most of you know, 2019 Club Jackets are for sale and can be picked up at practice. In addition, you can purchase jackets from last year online as well as uniforms if you haven’t already ordered one for the upcoming JO season. All youth items for purchase can be found here.

PDXC Middle School Championship Sign up Information and Club Updates

Important Sign-Ups Below! DUE WEDNESDAY!

We are beginning to enter the Championship portion of the 2019 cross country season. Our last race opportunity before the Junior Olympic racing begins will be the PDXC Middle School Championships on Sunday, November 3rd at Western Oregon University. This is a very well organized and highly competitive meet and we highly recommend all youth to participate in this meet.  If you would like to race, please fill out the appropriate sign-up below.  For this race and all races this year, we recommend you arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of your son or daughter's race.

PDXC Middle School Championships (Sunday, November 3rd)

Registration Due: Wednesday, October 30th @ 10:00 am

Details:
MEET WEBSITE
Where: Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth, Oregon
When:
1:00pm        GIRLS SUPERCHAMPS
1:25pm        BOYS SUPERCHAMPS
1:50pm        GIRLS CHAMPS
2:20pm        BOYS CHAMPS
3:00             AWARDS

Halloween Run:

Our annual Halloween Run will be held at practice on Thursday, October 31st
 at both the Nike Campus and Mt Tabor.  Sherwood kids are welcome to join at either spot.  We will meet at the normal time 5:30 pm and go for a short run.  Practice may be a little shorter than normal ending around 6:30.  Costumes are encouraged!  At Nike Campus, we'd love to have any interested parents to join the coaches in costume to add to the Halloween spirit as the kids run around Hollister trail.  We will be giving out candy at the end of the run.   

Daylight Savings Time:

Daylight Savings is on Sunday, November 3rd, which means that our practice times at all locations will be moving ahead by 30 minutes starting on Tuesday, November 5th.  After that, Nike, Lake Oswego and NE Portland will practice 5:00 - 6:15 pm and Sherwood will practice 5:15 - 6:30.  

Club Jacket:

As most of you know, 2019 Club Jackets are for sale and can be picked up at practice. In addition, you can purchase jackets from last year online as well as uniforms if you haven’t already ordered one for the upcoming JO season. All youth items for purchase can be found here.

USATF JO State Meet:

Qualification for Youth Nationals in Madison, Wisconsin begin at the Junior Olympic State Meet on Saturday, November 16th at Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, Monmouth, Oregon (the same location as PDXC Middle School Championships) . You must compete at the State meet to move forward in the qualification process for Regionals on Nov. 23rd and Nationals on Dec. 14th. All athletes can compete at the State meet (there is no qualification for the State meet).

Information regarding qualification to move on from JO State to Regionals is coming in another announcement with more information about the overall Championship Season.

We will send out an announcement with registration next week.

PDXC Preview BTC Athlete Entries

BTC Parents,

Please check that you have registered your athlete on our list here. If you do not see their name, please let me know and I will do my best to get them accepted.

All athletes racing will need to fill out a waiver form. You can find that waiver form here.

Reminder that the race is at Pier Park. Please see the attached map here. For schedule information see below. For all other information, please visit the meet website here.

Schedule:
Boy’s 3,000m- 12:00pm
Girl’s 3,000m- 12:30pm
Primary School 1 mile- 1:00pm



2019 PDXC Preview Race Sign-Up and Waiver

BTC Youth,

A reminder that sign up for the PDXC Preview race this Saturday is due THURSDAY, October 24th at 8:00am. There is no cost to sign up.

In addition to signing up, please take the time to fill out the waiver here ahead of the race. All athletes racing must complete the waiver.

A clarification on the race schedule. All BTC athletes are welcome to and recommended to run the 3,000m races. The one mile additional race is in case families have younger children, friends or people in the community that are interested in experiencing a shorter race.

If you would like to race, please fill out the appropriate sign-up below.  For this race and all races this year, we recommend you arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of your son or daughter's race.

**Reminder that you must have a 2019 singlet to compete in these races. You can purchase both a singlet and a 2019 youth jacket here. Both items should be available at practice next week.

PDXC Preview (Saturday, October 26th)

Registration Due: Thursday, October 24th @ 8:00 am

Details:
MEET WEBSITE
Where: Pier Park, Portland, OR
When:
12:00pm Boys 3,000m Race
12:30pm Girls 3,000m Race
1:00pm Primary School 1 mile Race

IMPORTANT! 2019 PDXC Preview Race Sign-Up

Important Sign-Ups Below! DUE THURSDAY, October 24th at 8:00am.

We have added a new race to the calendar this year! Working with Portland Track, we are going to have a PDXC Preview in Pier Park in Portland on Saturday, October 26th. This will be the first ever clash between Bowerman Track Club Youth and the newly established Oregon Track Club Youth teams. There will be other middle schools present but we will aim to score a duel meet between the two youth clubs. We’re very excited to welcome back Coach John “Wildhorse” Truax with his OTC Youth squad.

There is no cost to sign up.

If you would like to race, please fill out the appropriate sign-up below.  For this race and all races this year, we recommend you arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of your son or daughter's race.

**Reminder that you must have a 2019 singlet to compete in these races. You can purchase both a singlet and a 2019 youth jacket here. Both items should be available at practice next week.

PDXC Preview (Saturday, October 26th)

Registration Due: Thursday, October 24th @ 8:00 am

Details:
MEET WEBSITE
Where: Pier Park, Portland, OR
When:
12:00pm Boys 3,000m Race
12:30pm Girls 3,000m Race
1:00pm Primary School 1 mile Race