Roseville Express Track Club
Youth Track & Field Meet
Oakmont High School, Roseville, CA
April 18, 2009
The third annual Roseville Express Track Club (RETC) meet ended in success. Twenty-four USATF clubs and over 40 unattached athletes descended upon Oakmont High School in Roseville for a glorious sun-filled day. With over 730 athletes expected to compete in this meet it required a lot of coordination from the RETC volunteers. Many thanks to Becky Klein for providing five certified USATF race walk officials to certify the 1500m and 3000m race walk events. Also to the other USATF officials and Sun City Retiree T&F Officials who dedicated their day to help out with the various running and field events. Your donation of time was invaluable!
At the end of the day … only 30 of the 140 meet records were left standing. Athletes were pulling out all the stops to make this a premier meet of the season. First events began at 9:00 am and the last leg of the last 4x400m relay team crossed the finish line at 5:55 pm.
We encourage all athletes, parents and coaches to review results both at the Pacific Association website and also at www.athletic.net. At this time Athletic.net cannot publish results for unattached athletes but it is an enhancement they plan to rollout before the 2010 track and field season. Steps to locate our USATF Region 14 Pacific results:
Now what? There are many benefits for the athlete and coach when using Athletic.net. Once a club has set up their team and loaded their roster, not only can current results be loaded but as time allows, a coach can input results from prior seasons. This allows an enhanced long-term view of an athlete’s growth in their events. Follow these steps once you are on the RETC Athletic.net team page:
Above is just one example of the ways you can use this tool to improve the tracking of your athletes. When USATF moves into the cross country season we’ll load results from each meet as well thus providing a holistic picture of an athlete’s tenure in USATF.
This tool is only as good as the data that is loaded into it. Ensure you take the time to correctly upload your results. Take time to play with the website within your own club account and determine what will work best for your USATF club.