IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW! PLEASE READ ALL!
What a fantastic weekend at the USATF Regional Meet up in Seattle. Great job to all those who competed. We're looking to taking a big group on to nationals. As a reminder, EVERYONE is invited to continue coming to practice all the way through Tuesday, December 5th. For anyone interested in going to nationals, please fill out the nationals sign-up below.
2017 BTC Year End Banquet
Our annual BTC banquet is scheduled for Friday, December 15th @ 6:30 pm. The banquet will be held in the Tiger Woods Building on the Nike Campus. Dinner and drinks will be provided and there will be a cash bar. All our youth athletes and families are welcome to attend. We will recognize the 2017 highlights of the youth program as well as the other parts of our club, including the Masters, Elites and Pros.
USATF Regional Results
Overview of qualifiers by age group:
8&U Girls - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
8&U Boys - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
9-10 Girls - 2 Teams Qualified (Top 16 BTC Athletes)
9-10 Boys - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
11-12 Girls - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
11-12 Boys - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
13-14 Girls - 1 Individual Qualified (Eva McIlraith)
13-14 Boys - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
The spots to fill nationals teams will be offered in descending order based on regionals finish. If anyone who has qualified as part of a team for nationals turns down their spot, the spot will be offered to the next person on our list. To declare yourself for nationals please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Check Qualifiers List - CLICK HERE
On the Qualifiers List, all names listed in BLACK have qualified for regionals individually or part of a team. All names listed in RED 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. Names listed in RED and STRIKETHROUGH are either ineligible or have turned down their spot.
STEP 2: Declare Yes or No for Nationals - 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.
USATF National Meet (Saturday, December 9th)
Schedule: Races every 30 minutes starting with Girls 8&U @ 9:00 AM
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: Tallahassee (TLH) is the most direct airport, but you may be able to find good flying deals if you are willing to drive a couple hours from another airport. Right now, you can find flights as low as $350 round trip if you look at different options, especially if you are willing to fly back on Monday. Nationals travel can be a good opportunity to use airline companion tickets if you have any of those as well. Contact us if you have further travel questions.
Other airports to search in the area are:
Valdosta GA (VLD) - 80 miles
Jacksonville FL (JAX) - 160 miles
Gainsville FL (GNV) - 150 miles
Destin Ft. Walton Beach (VPS) - 160 miles
Pensacola FL (VPS) - 190 miles
Orlando (ORL) - 250 miles
**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. You can sign up for rooms in our block using the sign-up sheet below. If you are a "maybe" for nationals, you can sign up for a room now and let us know if you decide not to go after regionals. Our block of rooms is reserved for Thursday (12/7), Friday (12/8) and Saturday (12/9). When you sign up for a room, you will be signed up for all 3 nights as a default, but you can indicate if you only want 1 or 2 of the nights. Its possible that we may be able to accommodate extended family in our block of rooms, but for now, please just sign-up for rooms 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. If you would like to reserve your own room outside of our team block, you can view this list of suggested hotels.
TEAM HOTEL DETAILS
Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol
1355 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Cost: $109 + tax per night (includes breakfast for up to 3 people per room)
8 miles from race course