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XC season is over and winter is here in full force! We hope that everyone was able to eventually make it home safely from nationals and stay safe this week here in Portland with the snow! Last weekend in Alabama was a great weekend for our club, and it marked the end of what has been a fantastic year for the youth program. Whether or not you competed at state, regionals or nationals, you all played a part in making this season a huge success. Thank you all for a great year!
After such a great year, some may have the desire to continue running on a regular basis, but we would like to remind everyone that it is important to take a break from running after a long season. The training and racing from this fall will definitely be a springboard for everyone going forward with their running, but rest and recovery is just as important as the training. We know that many of you are involved in other sports, and that is great! Staying active is always encouraged, but at least for the next couple weeks, make sure to take a break from running. There will be plenty of time to get ready for the spring track season after the new year (see below for more info on our Pre-Track practices).
Youth Nationals Highlights
Boys 8 & Under: Incomplete Team
Girls 9-10: 2nd Place
Boys 9-10: 7th Place
Girls 11-12: 6th Place
Boys 11-12: 5th Place (A Team), 18th Place (B Team)
Girls 13-14: 13th Place
Boys 13-14: 5th Place
Zane Moore (9-10 Boys): 18th Place
Logan Law (11-12 Boys): 15th Place
Drew Roberts (13-14 Boys): 9th Place
If you are interested in full results: USATF JO Nationals Results
Our pictures from Nationals are posted here: BTC Nationals Photos
For all of our pictures from various meets this year: BTC Youth Pictures
Parents, if you have any pictures you would like to share with the group, join the Bowerman Track Club Group on flickr and add your photos.
Bowerman Track Club Banquet
To celebrate and recap our entire year as a club (Youth, Elite, Pro and Masters), we will have our annual banquet on Wednesday, January 25th @ 6:30 pm at the Tiger Woods Building on Nike Campus in Beaverton. The banquet will be open to all club members and their families. No need to RSVP.
When: January 25th, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Tiger Woods Building (Nike WHQ)
What: BTC Highlights and Awards for 2016
Who: BTC Members and families
Food: Pizza & Salad
Drink: Cash Bar
Before you know it, the spring track season will be upon us. Each year we offer a pre-track program to get kids ready for the upcoming track season. The practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM at the Bo Field on Nike campus, and they structured similarly to our XC practices. This year, practices will be held from February 14th to March 9th (8 total practices). Unlike our XC practices, the Pre-Track practices are held at Nike campus only (no Sherwood or NE Portland practices). The goal of theses practices is to reestablish running routines and set the kids up well for the spring season. For the actual racing, most of our kids participate in the CYO track & field program that is organized through the local K-8 catholic parish schools. The program offers great competition for all levels and you do not need to attend one of the schools to participate. For more info on the program, you can visit this link: http://www.cyocamphoward.org/lnk_track.