(Grades 2nd through 8th) - Track is a spring sport offered to all students from 3rd grade to 8th grade (some 2nd graders may participate - please see permission slip for details). Track practices can start as early as late March and goes until the end of May. There are between three and five outdoor meets that include distance running, relays, sprints, long jump and softball throw. Meets have historically been held at St. Francis High School and East Aurora High School. Parental volunteers to help with the meets are welcome.
1) Please send the Permission Form and a $15 check in an envelope marked “Sports” to the school office by the last day of school. Roster spots cannot be guaranteed if you do not sign up by the end of this school year.
2) Valid Sports Medical Physical Form must also be on file with the School Nurse. If you do not have a valid Sports Physical Form call your child’s Doctor. If your child’s medical form at the school is NOT valid you will be notified. The Medical Sports Physical Form is good for 1 year. If it valid the first day of that sport’s practice it will be considered valid for that sport’s season.
Both forms must be turned into the School Office or to the coach before any player can practice.
“Queen of Heaven had great representation from our 26 athletes at the All-SITA track meet last evening. The students were able to claim four 1st place trophies and five second/third places. The meet started off well with the Boys’ 10 & Under 300 Yard Relay team (James Cycon, Matthew Schneggenburger, Michael Jurek and Nathan Drilling) capturing third place with a time of 48 minutes and 25 seconds (48.25). Then the 12 and Under Boys’ 300 Yard Relay team (Matthew O’Brien, Colin Cieslica, Brian Finnerty, and Andrew Wolf) shocked all the seven teams seeded higher than them by running time of 44.75 to win the race. Their time was second seconds faster than anytime they had this year.
While the 300 yard relays were going on Laura O’Brien was making her best throw (82 feet 7 inches) of the year to finish 2nd in the Girl’s 9 & Under Softball Throw. Michael Suda then followed her up with placing third in the Boy’s 9 & Under Softball Throw with a throw of 115 feet 7 inches. Finally in the throws, Matthew O’Brien said, “I’ll Have Another” and used the adrenaline from the relay race win to toss a personal and league best 185 feet 8 inches to win the Boy’s 13 & Under Softball Throw.
Our jumpers were not to be out done by the throwers as Gracie Surdej placed third in the 9 & Under Standing Jump with a leap of 5 feet 2 inches. Kathryn Vogl continued her dominance in the 13 & Under Long Jump by winning the event with a jump of 12 feet 9 Inches. She won this event in every meet she competed in this year.
Our final awards were in the sprints. Brigid Molloy got some revenge, as she beat the girls from the division championship to finish third in the 8 & Under 60 Yard sprint with a time of 10.84 seconds. Andrew Wolf continued his strong day by running a time of 10.67 seconds to finish second in the 12 & Under 75 Yard Sprint. Abby Molloy saved her best race of the year for the 10 Under 75 Yard Sprint. She won the race with a personal best time of 12.02 seconds narrowing beat two other schools.
We had great performances from all the students who participated yesterday. So congratulations to Laurel Bodensteiner, Megan Fabian, Claire Diebold, Mary Rola, Ryan Jacobell, Casey Kurkowiak, Skylar Merrell, Matthew Shalloe, Andrew Kocieniewski, Nicholas Shahriari, Jenna Shalloe and Anthony Rambino for making it to this All-Star meet.”
The photos below are from the awards ceremony last evening.