The 2023 track and field schedule to be finalized on Dec 5, but some key dates are already set
Kincaid Classic (Pre-Season) set for Feb 11, Raven Invitational will be on March 18.
The 2023 season officially begins on Jan.30 with mandatory practice for ALL members of the team who are not currently in an Alonso winter sport. Obviously, student athletes wrestling, playing soccer and basketball for Alonso are excused. When their Alonso season is over, we will warmly welcome them to track and field.
Please note, non-Alonso athletic pursuits - such as club sports and/or private workouts, have no baring on Alonso's track and field program and cannot take precedence over our practice schedule. Absences from our workouts to participate in other such pursuits are disrespectful to the program and will not tolerated. Special considerations will be made for athletes participating in dual sports at Alonso.
This is the official 2023 schedule. The Ravens have a few key travel dates, so review the schedule carefully. As always, the County reserves the right to alter dates due to other sporting or weather-related events.
Feb 11 - Kincaid Classic @ Alonso (Pre-Season)
Feb 20 - @ Leto (multi-meet)
Feb 25 - Wildcat Invite @ Wharton
March 4 - Nash Higgins Relays @ Leto
March 10/11 - Kowboy Invitational @ Osceola HS (Kissimmee)
March 11 - Freedom Invitational @ Freedom HS
March 18 - Raven Invite @ Alonso
March 25 - FSU Relays
March 25 - Manuel Griffin Relays
March 31/April 1 - UF Relays
April 1 - Steinbrenner Invite
April 5 - American Divisionals @ Alonso
April 12 - County Championships @ Wharton
April 11-14 - Senior Night @ Alonso
April 19-28 - Districts @ TBA
May 5 - Regionals @ Sumner HS (Riverview)
May 13 - State Finals @ UF
Girls Top three season's best for 2022
LJ: Howell (4.49), Morel (4.29), Woodley (4.21)
HJ: Seales (1.42), McCutchen (1.37), Zhou (1.27)
SP: Hulton (8.53), Newton (7.61), Donohue (5.70)
Disc: Hulton (25.06), Newton (23.63), Donohue (19.99)
Jav: Donahue (23.0), Jones (21.65), Hulton (21.23)
100: Medina (12.70), PKilkelly (13.18), Bartolo (13.57)
200: Medina (26.43), Morel (28.03), McCutcheon (28.41)
400: Morel (1:04), PKilkelly (1:04), Mallo (1:05)
800: Gillett (2:27), Mallo (2:28), Ortiz (2:41)
1600: Gillett (5:26.76), Mallo (5:39), Howell (6:00)
3200: Gillett (11:49), Mallo (12:25), Henry (13:18)
300H: Morel (50.73), Howell (54.99), Fisher (1:00)
100H: Fisher (19.96), Howell (20.49), Rakita (21.88)
4x100: Medina, PKilkelly, Bartolo, Morel (51.82)
4x400: Kilkelly, Mallo, Gillett, Morel (4:20)
4x800: Gillett, Mallo, Ortiz, Howell (10:31)
Boys Top three season's best for 2022
LJ: Croichy (6.40), JSanchez (5.60), Arce (5.56),
TJ: Arce (12.28), Oliver (10.99), Atkins (10.40)
HJ: Arce (1.82), JSanchez (1.72), Pearson (1.52)
SP: CWalters (13.51), Hall (12.11), HWalters (11.34)
Jav: Valentin (32.16), Lanford (31.58), Becher (28.15)
Disc: HWalters (33.20), Hall (31.88), Becher (26.72)
100: Croichy (11.12), JSanchez (11.48), Pearson (11.71)
200: Croichy (23.08), Ludlam (23.55), JSanchez (23.95)
400: Ludlam (50.67), Velazquez (53.05), ASanchez (55.5)
800: Hopkins (1:59), Velazquez (2:00), Winslow (2:07)
1600: Hopkins (4:24), Velazquez (4:37), Cooper (4:49)
3200: Hopkins (9:40), Cooper (10:21), Winslow (10.44)
110 H: Fisher (18.97), Bozied (19.16), Carravella (20.27)
300 H: Fisher (47.36), Caravella (47.54), Bozied (49.36)
4x100: JSanchez, Ludlam, Pearson, Croichy (44.49)
4x400: Velazquez,ASanchez, Arce, Ludlam (3:36)
4x800: Velazquez, Ludlam, Hopkins, Winslow (8:20)
Attendance guidelines, practice schedules and other information!
Starting Jan. 8, 2023, pre-season conditioning for the 2023 track and field season will be four days a week, Monday to Thursday at 4 pm at the track. These are optional sessions. Mandatory regular season practices begin on January 30. Distance runners ALWAYS have a Saturday morning run. These practices are voluntary.
The official start to the 2023 track and field season is Mon. Jan. 30. From that point on, practices are daily and not voluntary, but mandatory. What that means is that EVERY athlete who is a part of our program is expected to attend practices, ALL PRACTICES.
That is what team commitment means. It is your responsibility to fix your schedule to make practices. If you can’t make a commitment to the team, and to practice with the team because of personal reasons, academic reasons, job schedules, etc, we completely understand. Then perhaps you need to rethink being a student athlete.
The program will make accommodations/exceptions for athletes involved in another Alonso sport sharing the concurrent season - baseball, softball, flag, tennis and lacrosse. Athletes currently in a winter sport (soccer, basketball, wrestling) are welcome to join us as soon as their season is over. Be aware of our temporary schedule, which is printed below. For instance, Saturday mornings are part of track and field commitment. Meets are on Saturday mornings and the attendance tends to be 100%.
Regular Practice Times: Once the regular season begins, practices are after school routinely Monday - Friday (from 4:00-5:35 pm). ALL distance runners have a Saturday morning run ( 7 am) which is mandatory.
PAPERWORK IS NOT NEGOTIABLE: All paperwork must be uploaded electronically, without any exceptions. A student athlete uncleared on the Home Campus app will not be allowed to practice, train or compete. Click this link County Athletic Paperwork to connect to the online process. Note, your paperwork is entirely online. Here are the primary requirements: a sports physical (completed on the County's EL2 document), $30 of insurance through the county's athletic insurance link, certificates from watching three videos (put all three together, take a photo and upload the single photo), ALL electronic forms and signatures completed, copy of appropriate utility bill (ex water, TECO, mortgage, tax, etc. Remember phone and cable bills are not accepted), copy of parent ID that matches your listed address.
OTHER SPORTS: Many athletes are multi-sport athletes, which is strongly promoted by our school and our Athletic Director. So, we share athletes. If you are in an active sport - like soccer, wrestling or basketball - you are excused. That sport is in season and is your priority. Win the state title, and then join us. If not, you are expected to be at our workouts. Our regular season begins on Feb. 16.
SPRING SPORT: Track and field is a spring sport, so that means we have critical meets just before and during the Spring Break. Please consider your commitment to the team, when planning vacations or absences. For instance, the Raven Invitational, our marquee home event, is scheduled for March 18, the Saturday at the end of Spring Break.
TESTING DATES: Also, note that many track and field meets occur on Saturday mornings, which are SAT/ACT dates. If you know you are taking a test that conflicts with a meet, it is critical that you inform the coaching staff ONE WEEK in advance. One of the rules of track and field is athletes cannot be substituted for others on the day of the meet. Roster spots are commonly set three days in advance. If you do not show up for your event, no teammate can take your place.
PROPER SHOES: A strong supportive pair of running shoes is vital for daily training in track and field. Shin splints, sore ankles, painful arches, and tender knees occur primarily due to poor shoes. Get yourself a good pair of shoes. If they are old or from the bargain shelves, you are taking a risk. You will also need to get a pair of competition spikes, since all of our meets will be on rubber tracks. Those don't have to be too expensive, since you use them sparingly. But, your will need them for meets.
NO TRADITIONAL TRYOUTS, NO JV: It has been the practice of the Ravens program that we do not hold tryouts in the manner most are accustomed. In other words, we do not make cuts, all are welcome. However, we do have team time trials, usually the week before the start of the regular season, and or in the preseason. The time trials seed athletes per event. In certain elite meets (for example, Saturday invitationals), only the top three or four athletes per event are allowed to compete. It does mean that our less experienced members of the team will compete in weekly duals and tri-meets, but may not on weekends.
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