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DHS Track Info Week of 4/29

posted Apr 30, 2019, 5:14 AM by Peter Watson

1. Tuesday's meet is at DHS at 4:00 vs. Bridgeport Central.

2:30 -- all athletes report to the North Gym to set up for the meet
4:00 -- meet begins
6:00 -- approximate ending of the meet
6:15 -- Team meeting in the North Gym

*** For home meets, all athletes must meet in the North Gym following the meet. We will have the meeting as soon as all events are completed and the facility is cleaned up. The meeting will be 10 minutes. It is required that your son attend the meeting.

2. Invitational meet at Amity HS

A lineup will send out for Friday's meet at Amity HS once it is finalized.

3. Uniforms -- We received a new shipment of uniform tops (youth large, small and medium) and bottoms. If your son would like a different size top or the new uniform please have him bring in what he wants to exchange to one of the coaches.

DHS XC Info Week of 9/3

posted Sep 5, 2018, 4:47 AM by Peter Watson

1. There is practice on Labor Day Monday at 9 a.m.

2. There will be a pasta dinner at the Russell's house on Monday, 9/10 and a parent coffee at the Vrooman's on 9/6 more info to come very very soon.

3. Racing Shoes -- all athletes need cross country racing shoes. They can be purchased at the Runner's Roost in Goodwives plaza. Team members get 10% off. Some of last year's styles are selling for only $40. 


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Emergency Card Update

posted Aug 23, 2018, 5:06 AM by Peter Watson

To clarify, athletes MUST have a completed emergency card SIGNED BY THE NURSE in order to practice.

A nurse can sign the form today at DHS from 9-1. A nurse will ALSO be available at practice Thursday.

THERE IS NO NURSE AT DHS FRIDAY OR SATURDAY

Please, please, please take care of this Wednesday or Thursday. We want 100% compliance at practice Thursday.

Finally, the links may not be working for the emergency card and physical form. Here is a link to the DHS athletics site that has the links to both forms.

2018 Darien XC Info

posted Aug 20, 2018, 8:48 AM by Peter Watson

XC season is just around the corner!!!! Below are some important items. Please read all items carefully.

1. If your son is not planning on running XC this fall, please let me know and I will remove you from the distribution list. Also, feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in XC and not on the distribution list already.

2. Practice schedule (before school begins) -- You are expected at practice every day. Attendance is taken everyday.

Thursday 8/23 -- 9 a.m. -- meet in the North Gym
Friday 8/24 -- 3:30 p.m.
Saturday -- 8/25 -- 9 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday -- 2:40 p.m.
When school begins -- 2:40 p.m.

3. An emergency card needs to be filled out and signed  by the DHS nurse: http://www.darienps.org/uploaded/content/district/departments/health_services/7.pdf ;
The DHS nurse must have a current physical on file for your son. Physicals are good for 13 months: http://www.darienps.org/uploaded/har3_2017_(2).pdf ;
On ASPEN -- sign off on concussion and sudden cardiac arrest forms on both the parent and student ASPEN account.

4. A meet schedule will be emailed next week once it is finalized.

5. Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Workshops for Athletes and Parent are scheduled as follows:
This is a requirement -- once per each school year.
 
Fall Schedule for Session 1 and Session 2 Workshops
 
Course       Grade level           Date Time                                        Location
Session 1    Grade 9               August 22, 2018 7:00 pm               DHS Auditorium
Session 1    Grade 9               September 6, 2018 7:00 pm          DHS Auditorium
 
Session 2    Grades 10-12     August 23, 2018 7:00 pm               DHS Auditorium
Session 2    Grades 10-12     August 27, 2018 7:00 pm               DHS Auditorium
Session 2    Grades 10-12     September 5, 2018 7:00 pm          DHS Auditorium
  
For your FRESHMAN athletes, they will need to sign up in advance via this link:

Any Questions, please let me know.

See everyone on Thursday!

Boys Cross Country Preseason Meeting

posted May 31, 2018, 7:24 AM by Peter Watson

There will be a boy's cross country preseason meeting on Tuesday, June 5 at 3:30 in the wrestling room for all boys interested in running cross country in the fall.

At this very important meeting, summer training schedules will be distributed. The expectation is that all athletes planning to join the team follow their specific training plan as closely as possible for the summer.

Please pass this info on to your son if he plans to join the team in the fall.

Important Track Update/FCIACs

posted May 17, 2018, 4:18 AM by Peter Watson

Congrats to the boys on winning the FCIAC Eastern Division title today and finishing 7-2 on the season!

Moving forward, all athletes listed below should continue to come to practice as they will be competing in the postseason.

If your son's season is over, he needs to return his uniform to the coaches and clean out his locker. 

Team banquet is Tuesday, June 5.

Friday's practice will be right after the early dismissal at school. It is mandatory and will be on the quicker side.

Athletes below will continue to practice/compete for the remainder of the season -- practice is required.

Vrooman
Brown
Grimm
O'Keeffe, J
Johnson
Collins
Dehmel
Vernal
Holly
Raia
Kirby
Chisolm
Klarer, K
Tousignant
Vossler
Daly
Hills
Eppley
Ott
Klarer, A
Fallon
Knight
Sullivan
Hagander
Murray
Reid
Neary
Keeney
Henry
Leclerc
Armstrong

Optional Clothing Order Link

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:04 AM by Peter Watson

Below is the link to order apparel for the outdoor track season. This is an optional clothing order. The online store closes on Sunday night. 

www.theauthenticathlete.com/darien-track-and-field

Password: wavepride

Thursday/Saturday Track Meets

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:01 AM by Peter Watson

Thursday -- at Ridgefield (700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield) -- bus at 2:30, meet begins at 4:00. This meet is for everyone who is NOT competing Saturday or who missed Tuesday'smeet and is competing Saturday.


O'Grady Relays -- Saturday at Danbury HS (43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury) -- Athletes may leave when their events are done as long as they have provided a note and a parent drives them.

For O'Grady Relays -- all individual events are scored as relays by adding up the performances of the three athletes in the event. You must have three athletes in individual events for the relay to score any points. We are in contention to WIN this meet so it is very important that everyone schedule to be there, is there.

Bus -- 7 a.m. Return to DHS around 5:00.

Field Events -- Begin at 9 a.m.

Boy's Pole Vault -- Chisolm, Vossler, Daly
Boy's Long Jump -- Raia, Eppley, Vernal
Boy's High Jump -- Eppley, Chisolm, Fallon
Boy's Discus -- Neary, Keeney, Sullivan
Boy's Javelin -- Hagander, Murray, Sullivan

After boy's long jump -- boy's triple jump -- Vossler, Leclerc, Armstrong
After girl's shot -- boy's shot put -- Neary, Keeney, Sini

Track Events -- Begin at 10 a.m. -- Girls then Boys

Distance Medley -- Klarer A, Dehmel, Knight, Ott
300 Hurdles -- Klarer K, Daly, Tousignant
4 x 100 -- Kirby, Hills, Armstrong, Leclerc
4 x 800 -- Brown, Vrooman, O'Keeffe J, Knight
Sprint Medley -- Kirby, Hagander, Holly, Ott
4 x 400 -- Tousignant, Hills, Klarer K, Smith C
2000 m Steeplechase -- Klarer A, Johnson, O'Keeffe J
4 x 200 -- Raia, Holly, Vernal, Dehmel
Co-ed 8 x 100 -- TBD

DHS Track Info Week of 4/23

posted Apr 23, 2018, 10:25 AM by Peter Watson

All athletes will compete on Tuesday at Danbury HS. Bus at 2:30. Meet begins at 4:00. Bus should be back at DHS at 7:30. Danbury HS is located at 43 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury.

There are two additional meets this week. Your son will compete on Thursday or Friday/Saturday, in addition to Tuesday. More info to come on these two meets later in the week.

Thursday -- at Ridgefield HS, 4:00. This will be mostly JV athletes.

Friday/Saturday -- O'Grady Relays at Danbury HS. This is for most Varsity athletes.

DHS Track Info for week of 4/16

posted Apr 16, 2018, 7:17 AM by Peter Watson

Tuesday's meet is at Darien vs. Warde and McMahon. This will be a very, very tough meet for us. Please come out and cheer on the team.

The meet begins at 4:00. Boys should report to the North Gym by 3:00. The meet should end by 6:30. We will have a quick team meeting afterward. Everything should be concluded by 7:00.

All boys should stay the entire time from 3:00-7:00.

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