East Track Family,
First and foremost I hope that you and your families are staying safe and taking care of one another.
Secondly, I wanted to provide everyone with a quick update on information we are getting from CHSAA. At this time, CHSAA has technically maintained the April 30th restart date for Spring Sports. However, they have made it clear that they want to be realistic in that they do anticipate that date being extended, most likely through the season. This is from CHSAA, “We don’t want to give false hope. Resuming spring activities and athletics statewide due to safety concerns does not appear promising.” They have also not permitted any “voluntary team workouts,” so please avoid getting together with teammates or anyone else to workout. In the effort to not give you all any false or misguided information, we will be operating off of CHSAA’s current guidance in that we won’t officially cancel our season until they do, but with the understanding that any hope for competition this spring is not likely.
The final piece of information I wanted to share is that they will not be holding any CHSAA sanctioned events during the summer, so should they move to cancel the season that will be it. That being said, Track & Field competitions exist in the summer, every summer, and myself along with our coaching staff will be working to ensure that our athletes get the chance to compete in these meets as well as try and host a couple on our own, even if it can’t be under the East High name. These are sanctioned meets so the times/marks would be official and count towards college recruitment. Obviously, more will need to unfold before we know how/if summer track meets are even going to be an option, but should the stay at home request be lifting in time, I think it would be best to shift our focus to summer competition at this point. With that said, we are going to do our best to draw up some circuits and strength activities you can do at home.
Lastly, I will keep you all updated here with any new developments I come across, but in the meantime please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any needs or questions you might have. If parents or athletes need help with the college recruitment process, advice on home workouts, or just need someone to chat with, my phone number is below and you can text or call me at anytime. I know this is a strange and tough time, but this team is a community, as is being an East Angel as a whole – if you need anything at all there are a lot of people and resources available to us.