From GTAYAL Coordinator:
Grand Traverse Academy
We have a meet again this week on Thursday at Grand Traverse Academy which is always a fun course with parts of it in the woods and usually involves some mud and momentary views of the bay!! Remember to arrive at 5:00PM to walk the course, and advise your parents to come in from the 3 Mile Rd entrance and park in the back parking lot (facing the bay).
TC Invite at Courtade Elementary Saturday
Coaches entries are due today 10/8. You can register at Ahtletic.net or email your roster to Leanne Foote at the TC Central High Athletic Office. You subject line to Ms. Foote should read TC Invite entries/Elementary. Include 4 things on your roster; school name, student name, student’s grade, and gender.
Advise your parents to meet one hour before the start of the races behind the school on the play ground. Packet pick-ups with numbers, maps and box assignments can be picked up in the gym by coaches only!
Race Times are as follows:
12:00PM 3-6 grade Boys 1 mile (report at 11:50AM)
12:20PM 3-6 grade Girls 1 mile (report at 12:10PM)
Woodlands Meet Thursday 10/16
This is one my favorite meets! They have a great run across their wooded campus. In particular they have an awesome middle school course through the woods past a pond, with plenty of wildlife, from eagles, to deer, and maybe even a black bear to help motivate runners! (Just kidding, but just so you know the DNR has also confirmed there are no cougars either on the course!)
In all seriousness, besides being a well run meet on a gorgeous campus they also offer a hot dog meal free to all the runners and for a small fee to the parents and family.
I strongly encourage you to bring your middle school runners to this meet!
Elementary teams need to only bring their labels as usual to the meet, but Coaches with Middle school teams please email Julie your roster, with the student’s name, grade and gender. Include all team members, you can scratch if someone does not make it.
Since she is feeding us, a head count of total runners plus coaches would be greatly appreciated as well!
GTAYAL elementary schools who hosted a meet run for free at Woodlands (Kingsley, GTACS,TC Christian, Woodlands and GTA) but your middle schools pay an additional $60 per team or $5 per runner, elementary fee is the standard $45 for non-host schools.
They will have 30 middles per grade, 15 per gender, so 90 medals total for elementary and the middle school has 30 medals, 15 per gender as well for 7th/8th (combined)
All League Meet at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School Thursday 10/23
Just a reminder this meet we increase the medal totals to 40 per grade, so 20 for boys and 20 for girls, making it 120 medals total. We also score for the teams so we have a Champion for girls and a Runner Up, and then the same for boys, a total of four trophies
The cost of the meet is $80, Checks are to be made out to GTACS.
The course will be open for inspection at 5:00PM
Pleas feel free to call or write with any questions!