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Congratulations to Junior Sean Sanders earning Two (2) All-State Honors this past weekend at 6A VHSL championship. 5th in the 1600m (4:18.98) and 6th in the 800m (1:56.94).

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Junior Haley Spoden finished 10th at the 6A State Championship in the 1600m, closing a season that included a Regional 3200m crown, 5:08.00 personal best and a leg on the Championship 4x400m relay team.

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Marshall T&F - Regional Championship Summary - Spoden & Oliver wins Regional Crown

Regional Championship Summary

When you have the heart of a champion nothing can stop you from achieving greatness - Senior Haley Spoden and Seth Oliver are the true definition of champions who will not be denied greatness.

Like in the spring of last year, Spoden jumped into the 3200m for fun and when it was over - she was the Northern Regional champion in the event. This year it was repeated as she lead wire to wire to claim the title in a new personal best and state qualifier.

Oliver started off the season winning the 3200m and would go undefeated the rest of the season including winning the Liberty District title in runway fashion. The regional championship race was not going to be another running away with a quality field. Running with the top 3 for most of the race and going into the final lap - the Yorktown running threatened to end his streak. However, with 100 meters to go, Seth saw daylight and decide today wasn't the day he was going to lose. Letting off a final big kick, Oliver would catch the Yorktown runner at the line and keep his streak intact.

Senior Sean Sanders only had one record left to chase and this meet would be his best shot to get it. The 1000m record was tough because it is usually run after the 1600m run - but this time - Sanders would run it fresh, leading for most of the race. The goal was right there to be achieved. With two laps to go he was joined by a runner by Oakton and the chase as on, with a final push, Sanders had done it, broke the final indoor record he wanted to get. Now he is the owner of school records in the 4x800m, 800m, 1000m, and 1600m to go along with his outdoors 4x800m and 1600m records. I'm sure he will be going after the outdoor 800m records too in the spring.

Senior Alexander Oliver's hard work put him in place to have choices when it came to the regional championship - he could run the 4x200m, 500m, 300m, and 4x400m. He anchored the 4x200m to an automatic qualifier in the first meet to the State championship - so he didn't need to run that event, the 300m was going to be hard on a flat track and the 4x400m was at the end. But being the leader that he is - AJ choose the harder event and decided to put his heart all into it. Running his fast section - he found himself with the lead with a lap to go and still running smooth. He held his composure and finish strong to the line and when it was over - he had run the 3rd fastest time in school history, better his personal best by over 1 second, and qualified for the state championship.

Senior Christos Proctor seems to never have it easy and everything he wanted it required a fight and battle. He broke the school record earlier in the 55m dash at his first meet at PG Sportplex and here was again need another performance closer to that to qualify for the State championship. Qualification did not go as planned, Proctor came in the meet ranked 2nd and was the last qualifier into the finals in 8th and forgotten man on the outside and nursed a little pain in his leg. Speaking to the coach and his dad - all he was asked to was execute just once and then he can get rest and get healthy for the state championship. Like a champion and Christos pushed out the blocks in the lonely outside lane and sped to the lead and kept pushing when the results were posted he had taken 3rd and was close to his school record performance (6.70 to 6.67).

The 4x800m relay team easily won the District title and the only thing left for them to was secure their automatic qualifier for the state championship but missed it by 0.12 (8:15.61 to 8:15.73). So, the mission was moved to the Regional championship and the team was in the fight from start to finish. Seth Oliver lead off the season and put right in the thick of things, the battle would continue with Senior Luke Hanzlik ran hard and kept the fight going, Senior Nawfal Elwannas kept the team pushing and on target and Senior Sean Sanders would take to the anchor with the goal within reach. Sanders would close out the relay and this time they better the qualifier by over 4 seconds for the State championship.

Junior Adrianna Haggerty Graham has been doing double duty as the manager on the 19 -3 men's basketball team while being one of the best shot putters in the region. She lived up to the hype putting together a great series of throws to set a personal best and placed her highest finish in the regional champ just missing the state champs by one spot.

Senior Graham Peterson, Veronica Curran, and Gavin Sandall probably competed in his last indoor meet as Statesmen - thank you for your leadership, dedication, and commitment.

Congratulations to these athletes competing at the State Championship - on Feb. 24th and Feb. 25th in Virginia Beach, VA. Only these athletes will continue to practice next week.

Name
Anis, Neil (24)
Bhalla, Krish (24)
Buckley, Reid (23)
Church, Henry (23)
Elwannas, Nawfal (23)
Hanzlik, Luke (23)
Lee, Samuel (23)
Lomax, Bennett (24)
McCarthy, Aidan (24)
Moore, Ethan (24)
Oliver, Alexander (23)
Oliver, Seth (23)
Proctor, Christos (23)
Sandall, Gavin (23)
Sanders, Sean (23)
Spoden, Haley (23)
Zarandazchi, Shervin (23)

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Statesmen in the running for Liberty District Championship title.

The 2022- 2023 Liberty District Championship will be held at Prince George's Sports and Learning complex along with the Concorde District on Thursday, February 2nd, and Friday, February 3rd. Based on the seeding performances going into the meet, the Marshall Statesmen is in the running along with Washington-Liberty HS to win the Boy's team title.

The Statemen will be led by a Quartet of Seniors mainly on the track in the distance and sprint discipline.

Senior Sean Sanders is ranked #1 in all three of his races with the fastest time in the 1600m and 1000m and is a member of the 4x800m relay team. Fellow distance runner and Senior Seth Oliver is #1 in two (3200m, 4x800m) of three races with 2nd only to his teammate in the 1600m.

Senior Christos Proctor returns to the track where he set a school record in the 55m dash (6.67) and is ranked #2 in the event and a member of the #1 ranked 4x200m school record team. Senior Alexander Oliver (not related to Seth) will look to pull off another District title as he is entered in the 300m and 500m and 4x400m relay.

With all the action on the track, the title might actually come down to Senior Graham Peterson moving up in the Boy's Shot put as Washington-Liberty currently outscoring the Statesmen 52 - 2 in the field events. It really going to take a team effort to win the title, scoring one point here and another point there by athletes such as Senior Gavin Sandall (300m, 500m), Junior Krish Bhalla (55m, 300m), Junior Simon Barnes (3200m) or Senior Nawfal Elwannas (1000m).

On the women's side, Senior Haley Spoden is posed to have a great championship to close out her District career with some historical performances in the last few weeks. She had moved up the rankings in the 1600m, Mile, and 1000m and put the 4x800m relay team to win the event. Freshman Samantha Dabich looking to be the next rising star based on her top 6 ranking in the 500m and 1000m and Sophomore Amelia Shoemaker has been tearing up the track in the last few weeks in the 3200m and 1600m.

Senior Veronica Curran is the hardest working woman on the team as she is entered in the long and Triple jump, 300m dash, and potentially two relay team duties. Junior Allison Gardner is ranked #3 in the 55m dash and will run both the 4x200m and 4x400m.

In the girl's shot put - all three junior class ladies have the chance of making it to the regional championship led by Adrianna Haggerty Graham, Jada Patrick (55m and 4x200), and Daniela Garcia Palencia.

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Name
Ahmed, Merziya (26)
Alaydrus, Lylana (24)
Bae, Anna (26)
Brewer, Sadie (26)
Chase, Carolyne (23)
Curran, Veronica (23)
Dabich, Samantha (26)
Ephraim, Eden (26)
Eric, Miracle (23)
Garcia Palencia, Daniela (24)
Gardner, Allison (24)
Haggerty Graham, Adrianna (24)
Heffernan, Zoe (25)
Lang, Maya (25)
Lauber, Samantha (24)
Oluwehinmi, Oluwatoni (25)
Parish, Sydney (25)
Patrick, Jada (24)
Ramirez, Valeria (25)
Shoemaker, Amelia (25)
Skaggs, Sarah (23)
Spoden, Haley (23)
Stefanova, Naomi (26)
Streett, Georgia (26)

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Name
Anis, Neil (24)
Barnes, Simon (24)
Bhalla, Krish (24)
Buckley, Reid (23)
Church, Henry (23)
Elwannas, Nawfal (23)
Estep, Nathan (24)
Estrada Zapata, Samuel (24)
Hanzlik, Luke (23)
Lee, Curtis (23)
Lee, Samuel (23)
Lim, Daniel (25)
Lomax, Bennett (24)
Mathews, Brent (23)
McCarthy, Aidan (24)
Moore, Ethan (24)
Oliver, Alexander (23)
Oliver, Seth (23)
Owino, George (26)
Penix, Jaime (23)
Perrault, Adam (23)
Peterson, Graham (23)
Pho, Hong-An (25)
Proctor, Christos (23)
Sandall, Gavin (23)
Sanders, Sean (23)
Tadlock, Conner (23)
Taranov, Alek (23)
Tillman, Hayden (23)
Vaidya, Vedansh (23)
Zarandazchi, Shervin (23)

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Winter Track & Field Info

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5th David Cannon PB Invitational Summary

State Qualifier
Senior Seth Oliver - 3200m - 9:43.85

Regional Qualifier
Senior Alexander Oliver - 500m - 1:08.86

District Qualifier
Senior Graham Peterson - Shot Put - 41ft 6.5in
Junior Adrianna Haggerty Graham - Shot Put - 31ft 0.50in
Junior Jada Patrick - Shot Put - 28ft 11.5in
Senior Veronica Curran - Triple Jump - 31ft 1.5in

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Please click on the picture above for 2022 Marshall HS Winter T&F Challenge
 We are conducting our Winter Track & Field Challenge to help generate financial support for our program. Our athlete spend many hours preparing to be the best they need your support. We appreciate any amount you can give and thank you in advance for your generous support!

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Good Marshall Track and Field Family.

What a great weekend for the track and field program , we competed in two meets this past weekend with excellent results building on the successful track and field meet we hosted the week before.

Friday Night Winners - Allison Gardner (55m & 300m dash), Krish Bhalla (300m dash), Amelia Shoemaker (3200m run) and Adrianna Haggerty Graham (Shot Put)

Saturday Invitational Winners - Haley Spoden (1600m), Sean Sanders (1600m run), Seth Oliver (3200m) - All Qualifies for the State Championship in February. Boy's 4x400m relay (Gavin Sandall, Sean Sanders, Luke Hanzlik, Alexander Oliver) won and the Team finished 1st overall in the meet. Christos Proctor set a new school record in the 55m dash (6.73p) and broke it again in the finals (6.67).

Here is a video highlight from Saturday - https://youtu.be/5GLdoeX3Bys

State Qualifiers - Spoden, Sanders, Oliver

Regional Qualifiers - Boy's 4x400m Relay team, Christos Proctor (55m dash)

Liberty District Qualifiers - Veronica Curran (Triple Jump), Graham Peterson (Shot Put), Gardner (55m), Haggerty Graham, Daniela Garcia Palencia (Shot Put), Samantha Dabich (500m) and A. Oliver (300m)

I would like to apologize to all the parents and athletes who had make arrangements and step up to get the athletes to the Invitational on Saturday because the bus did not show up. I would like to personally take responsibility for not ensuring the travel arrangements were complete and ready for us.

SPIRIT PACKS CAN BE PICKED UP DURING PRACTICE ON MONDAY.

This week before the winter break, we have two meets this weekend and one during the winter break. I would recommend you compete if you are in town. I was kid and we all know, the practices will be far and few in between, so get a large competition before you go on break.

Saturday, Dec. 17th - Dominion HS Polar Bear Meet
Address: 21326 Augusta Dr, Sterling, VA 20164
Meet Start Time: 9:00 AM
Estimated End Time: 3:00 PM
Departure Buses Time: 7:15 AM

*This meet has unlimited entries.
*This meet is outdoors.
*I have one bus schedule but athletes/parents can drive themself to the meet.
*You can pick which event you would like to compete and I will add you to the meet.
*I will be sending out a new sign-up sheet for all the remaining meets because we are adding this and 2 other meets.
*Here is the sign-up form for the rest of the season - https://forms.office.com/r/89X1C54NfS
*Have attached the list of athletes who have signed up so far.


Saturday, Dec. 17th - Grant Holloway - VA Beach - Overnight Meet
Address: 1045 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Meet Start Time: 8:00 AM
Estimated End Time: 5:00 PM
Departure Time: Friday Night - Dec. 16th after school and 7:15 AM

*Attached are athletes who said they are interested in attending
*I need to know by Monday, Dec. 12th night if you are interested in attending
*If you are interested in attending - I need to know how you are getting to the meet or if you need a carpool.
*I have rooms on hold - parents if you are driving - I need to know if you need to get one of the rooms on hold at the Four Points by Four Points by Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront 1211 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451.
*Athletes usually share the rooms - max of 4 per room. If you are attending and will have your athlete stay with you - please let me now and I will not add them to a room.
*Once - I have all the athletes and parents- arrangement complete I will let those athletes/parents know the cost.
*I need to submit paperwork to the school and the county for the meet – so I cannot add anyone after Monday, Dec. 12th.
*Here is the sign-up form for the rest of the season - https://forms.office.com/r/89X1C54NfS

The 2022 Marshall HS Winter T&F Challenge is still going - it is down to the final weeks. Please share on your social media. Remind supporters that anything donated to the school is tax deductible - perfect for end of the year and file on their taxes next year. https://org.eteamsponsor.com/ETS/supportUs/457733465?fund_participant_id=457733466

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Thanks,

Clifford C. Wong

Head Track and Field Coach

George C. Marshall HS

Ph: 301-793-2900

Em: gcmtrack@gmail.com

Em: headcoachwong@yahoo.com

Site: www.gcmtrackandfield.com

Last Site Update!!!!
Sunday, November 27th - 9:00PM

Saturday, Dec. 10th Meet - Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex (next to FedEx Field)
Address: 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785
Meet Start Time: 9:00 AM (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
Estimated End Time: 5:00 PM
Departure Buses Time: 7:15 AM

*New track and field parents - this meet is all days. They are limited entries - so athletes might be there all day just to run one event.
*If, anyone is driving to the meet - please let me know - you should be there an estimated 2 hours before your event. Everyone needs to be there by 12 noon if you are on a relay.
*Some athletes have expressed the need to leave the meet early - please sign before your departure.
*You can wear regular spikes at this meet, you just need to get them checked and approved by the complex.
*Attached are the entries, relays, and meet information.
*This is a high-level meet - so competition will be very tough - so come ready to compete.


Saturday, Dec. 17th - Grant Holloway - VA Beach - Overnight Meet
*Technically everyone who's interested in competing can attend. You will just have to find a ride to the VA Beach.
*So we usually limited the number of athletes to a max of 32 athletes.
*If, you are interested in attending the meet especially if you are in the Top 5 of your event.
*I have some room reserved if parents know they are interested in attending.
*This meet will cost athletes $45 to $60 to attend - to pay for the hotels, and meet entries.
*If, athletes are interested but do not have a ride - please let me know and I will add you to a carpool that is available.

Saturday, Dec. 17th - Dominion Polar Bear Meet
*Athletes who want to stay local - Dominion has a Polar Bear Meet with unlimited entries.
*I have one bus schedule but athletes/parents can drive themself to the meet.
*You can pick which event you would like to compete and I will add you to the meet.
*I will be sending out a new sign-up sheet for all the remaining meets because we are adding this and 2 other meets.

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Thanks,
Clifford C. Wong
Head Track and Field Coach
George C. Marshall HS
Ph: 301-793-2900
Em: gcmtrack@gmail.com
Em: headcoachwong@yahoo.com
Site: www.gcmtrackandfield.com

Westfield Polar Bear Meet Live Results Jan. 7th, 2023

Updated Meet Availability Form (12/26/22)

Team Ranking as of Dec. 17th, 2022 (PDF)

1. Below is the estimated time schedule
2. Email to students & Posted on Schoology - heat sheet
3. Email to students & Posted on Schoology -  are the entries - pay attention to your relays (few updates)
5. Buses leave at 4:30PM & 4:45 PM - field event first, then hurdlers, then 100m
6. I am going to secure C113 or Cafeteria for anyone to hang out after school.
7. Email to students & Posted on Schoology - Please forward to your parents.

Last Site Update!!!!
Sunday, November 27th - 9:00PM

Thank you parents, coaches, athletes, administration and visiting team for making the 5th David Cannon Polar Bear Meet another excellent success. I respect the commitment and dedication. Good luck the rest of the season.

Good Night.

Thank you parents, coaches, athletes, administration and visiting team for making the 5th David Cannon Polar Bear Meet another excellent success. We was able to raise over 3K for the track and field - it cover the cost we use to buy 100 new uniforms hand out this week. We will be able to invest in more equipment for field events, buy another set of hurdles and pay for our numerous invitational meets.

1. Congratulations to all the athletes who competed on Saturday. We learned a lot from the results and we can now work to get better going forward.

2. These athletes achieved championship standards

State Qualifier
Senior Seth Oliver - 3200m - 9:43.85

Regional Qualifier
Senior Alexander Oliver - 500m - 1:08.86

District Qualifier
Senior Graham Peterson - Shot Put - 41ft 6.5in
Junior Adrianna Haggerty Graham - Shot Put - 31ft 0.50in
Junior Jada Patrick - Shot Put - 28ft 11.5in
Senior Veronica Curran - Triple Jump - 31ft 1.5in

Here is a link to the complete results - https://va.milesplit.com/meets/502918-david-cannon-memorial-invitational-2023/teams/387#.Y41zlnbMIok

3. We have two meets this week

Friday, Dec. 9th at Thomas Jefferson Middle School (TJMS)
125 S Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
Buses (2) leaves at 4:30PM & 4:45PM
Meet Starts at 530PM - Door open at 5PM
Estimated end time is 10:30PM
This meet will be indoors.
No plastic or metal spikes are allowed.
Only rubber bottom shoes.
There will be place for the athletes to wait until the buses ready - either C113 or another room.
*Athletes will be selected based on attendance
*Then availability for the meet
*Please update the form by Tuesday Night

Saturday, Dec. 10th at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex (PGSLC)
8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785
Bus (1) leaves at 7:15AM
Meet Starts at 9:00AM
Estimated end time is 4:30PM
This meet will be indoors.
Plastic or metal spikes are allowed.
*Athletes were already selected based performances

Practice Schedule
Distance - M - TH - 3:15PM
Throwers - M, W, TH - 3:15PM
L&T Jumpers - T & TH - 3:15PM
Hurdlers - M & W - 3:15PM
Afternoon Sprinters - M & W - 3:15PM
Night Sprinters - M & W - 6PM & 7PM
High Jumpers - TBA on T & TH


Practice preparation
A. Track and field are a winter sport - 99% of practices are outdoors.

B. I do not cut athletes however missing practices is the main way to be off the team - we are take attendance daily.

C. Very important that the athletes are dressed for the weather.



Necessary

Hats, gloves, long pants, long sleeves shirts

Sweatpants, sweat top/jacket

Leggings, bring a winter coat - you can use to stay warm between reps

Layers might be needed especially for the 530pm practices

If we get lucky - you can reduce your layers

My rule is - better to take off layers than need it and don't have it to put on.

Anyone not dressed properly might be sent home- it is for their health and safety.

7. Drink enough water - just because it is cold, doesn't mean the body don't need to be hydrated, matter of fact we probably sweat more in the winter.

8. Have snacks or food that you can eat between lunch and practice time.

9. If, the weather is so bad - we will try and find alternative small spaces indoors

10. If, we cannot secure any spaces indoors - we will cancel practices via Twitter, website, Schoology and school announcements.



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Thanks,



Clifford C. Wong

Head Track and Field Coach

George C. Marshall HS

Ph: 301-793-2900

Em: gcmtrack@gmail.com

Em: headcoachwong@yahoo.com

Site: www.gcmtrackandfield.com



Last Site Update!!!!
Sunday, November 27th - 9:00PM

David Cannon Polar Bear Meet Info. Urgent Parent Help Needed!!!!

Good Night Parents,

The weather is supposed to be a mix of rain and warmth. So, we are still in need of a few urgent food items.

David Cannon Polar Bear Meet - Sat. Dec. 3rd - 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

1. Our best sellers will be cups of noodles and hot chocolate. So, we need people to sign up and bring these items for the meet.

Food Donations - please see the sign-up below
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-david3

2. We still need plenty of volunteering for the field events. This meet can easily turn from a 4-hour meet to a 6-hour meet if we don't have enough help.
i. Parent Volunteering
1. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-david2

ii. We have over 200 athletes - I am only asking for 50 parents at max. If, we don't have enough parents working the meet - I will have athletes work the meet (that would be unfortunate) but it is a home meet.

iii. I hate to use the numbers card but I'm getting desperate for help. Please help me help the kids to get a good start to the season.

3. If you have tents - we could use a few because of the possibility of rain for the morning.

4. The first meet will determine who attends those invitational meets.

5. I will be there after school on Friday, Dec. 1st for anyone who wants to bring donations or drop off items for the meet. I will be there for athletes who did not get their uniforms on Wednesday.

6. I should be there early too by 7 AM on Saturday to take items.

David Cannon Meet Prep - Dec. 4th
1. Meet Day Attendance
Athletes need to be at the track at 7:45 AM to help set up for the meet on Saturday.
Reminder - athletes are expected to stay throughout the whole meet.
I will take attendance at the end of the meet.
They are calling for some rain, so please dress correctly, bring a raincoat and change of clothing.

2. Uniforms
Uniforms will be issued on Wednesday (Nov. 30th) for athletes who are new to the team.
You can wear tights under your uniform (top and bottom)
You can wear hats (no caps) and gloves too
You can and should wear spikes to compete in your event at the meet.

3. Note for Field and Running Events at the Meet
If, you are doing multiple events, especially jumping
You cannot skip a running event to compete in jumps
You can always go back to jumps
Coach will be able to assist with this management of events
Field Events will run for 90 minutes
We will run a few relays - we will give the athlete every chance to make their individual marks


Estimated Time Schedule - we will try to run the meet ahead to finish sooner.
9:30 55h (9 sections)
9:45 1600 race walk
10:00 4x800 (3 sections)
10:30 55d (24 sections)
11:00 1600 (7 sections)
11:45 4x200 (10 Sections)
12:15 500 (9 sections)
12:30 1000 (8 Sections)
1:00 300 (26 sections)
1:30 3200 (3 sections)
2:15 4x400


Attached are the meet Entries - I can make limited updates - but let me know if you have any questions.

Practice preparation

4. Track and field are a winter sport - 99% of practices are outdoors.
5. I do not cut athletes however missing practices is the main way to be off the team - we are take attendance daily.
6. Very important that the athletes are dressed for the weather.

Necessary
Hats, gloves, long pants, long sleeves shirts
Sweatpants, sweat top/jacket
Leggings, bring a winter coat - you can use to stay warm between reps
Layers might be needed especially for the 530pm practices
If we get lucky - you can reduce your layers
My rule is - better to take off layers than need it and don't have it to put on.
Anyone not dressed properly might be sent home- it is for their health and safety.
7. Drink enough water - just because it is cold, doesn't mean the body don't need to be hydrated, matter of fact we probably sweat more in the winter.
8. Have snacks or food that you can eat between lunch and practice time.
9. If, the weather is so bad - we will try and find alternative small spaces indoors
10. If, we cannot secure any spaces indoors - we will cancel practices via Twitter, website, Schoology and school announcements.

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Thanks,

Clifford C. Wong
Head Track and Field Coach
George C. Marshall HS
Ph: 301-793-2900
Em: gcmtrack@gmail.com
Em: headcoachwong@yahoo.com
Site: www.gcmtrackandfield.com

Last Site Update!!!!
Sunday, November 27th - 9:00PM

Welcome to the fourth week of Winter T&F.

Thank you to all the parents who attended Meet the Coaches and all athletes and parents who worked the Boosters Christmas Tree Sales. I appreciate you and hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday.


1. We will have our first meet of this season this Saturday, Dec. 3rd - as we host the 5th David Cannon Polar Bear starting at 8AM with 12 other schools attending.

Athletes - it is very important that you complete this meet availability form if you want to compete. I will pull the form on Tuesday to do my entries. Also, attendance is very important - you have to be at practice to compete.
Please complete - https://forms.office.com/r/NhhADpkCif

Athletes need to be at the track at 745AM to help set up the meet - blocks, hurdles, tables, tents, and jumping tools.
All athletes need to stay the whole meet.

We are the host - so we need parents to volunteer to help with the meet.

*Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

*We will need 40 to 50 Parent Volunteers - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-david2
Please sign up to help, do not wait and depend on others to signup. If, we have more people - it makes the meet goes faster and more fun. I promise you will learn the sport more quicker, make some great connections, and have a wonderful experience.

*We will need food & fund donations - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-david3
We get 100% of anything we make and it all goes back to the team.

Every practice - this is the expectation. I will publish how to dress for the meet. Please dress for the weather (hats, gloves, layers of clothing) - it is getting cold - we will be practicing outdoors.

I will the instructions, entries, and notes for the meet on Schoology and on the team website.



2. Please join the track and field Schoology page - https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2923856607
Access Code - 73CW-HB83-DSDCV
*Parents can join this page.


3. The Winter Track and field Team Challenge Fundraiser has kicked off. We need 100% participation - so everyone who missed the pizza party needs to complete their Email Submission.
We are currently 28% toward our goal with 74 donors.

https://beta.eteamsponsor.com/ETS/public/campaign-login/457733465

I sent the link via email and Schoology for everyone to complete this assignment. We need you to send a few emails - no need to do anything else. We have over 200 athletes and we want to provide the best experience for them. If we raise $100.00 each per athlete - we can reach our goal.


4. 3rd week (Nov. 28th - Dec. 3rd Practice Schedule)

Mon. Nov. 28th
Distance - 3:15 PM
Throwers - 3:15 PM with weight room to follow
Afternoon Sprinters - 3:15 PM
Hurdlers - 3:15 PM
Night Sprinters - 6 PM & 7 PM

Tues. Nov. 29th
Distance - 3:15 PM
Long & Triple Jumpers - 3:15 PM


Wed. Nov. 30th
Distance - 3:15 PM
Throwers - 3:15 PM with weight room to follow
Afternoon Sprinters - 3:15 PM
Hurdlers - 3:15 PM
Night Sprinters - 6 PM & 7 PM

Thurs. Dec. 1st
Distance - 3:15 PM
Throwers - 3:15 PM
Long & Triple Jumpers - 3:15 PM

Fri. Dec. 2nd
Uniform will be issued at 3:15 PM


Thanks,


Clifford C. Wong
Head Track and Field Coach
George C. Marshall HS

Ph: 301-793-2900
Em: gcmtrack@gmail.com
Em: headcoachwong@yahoo.com
Site: www.gcmtrackandfield.com

Last Site Update!!!!
Sunday, November 13th - 8:00PM

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Winter Track & Field Info

Welcome to the third week of Winter T&F.

Winter sports Pictures will be Monday, November 21st at 415PM. Everyone needs to bring a Columbia blue or uniform not a royal blue or dark blue shirt for the pictures.

We will have practice until 3:45 PM and then the girls would go first to get their pictures. Please line up by height in the hallway by the activities office. Boys will line up by height in the hallway by the auto shop.

There are no pictures - athletes interested in taking individual pictures - please let the photographers know. They will send you a link later to purchase pictures.

Please make sure there is a headshot taken for each senior for the activities' senior portrait.


Meet the Coaches Night - Nov. 21st
6:30 PM
Large Group Meeting
Welcome/ General Information
Boosters Club Welcome

7:00 pm Small Group Meetings:
Parents and coaches will break into small groups
By program: Track: (Auditorium)


1. The roster is set. By the numbers - 204 Athletes.
Freshman - 62 (G - 33, B - 19)
Sophomore - 58 (G - 25, B - 33)
Junior - 53 (G - 17, B - 33)
Senior - 32 (G - 8, B - 19)

I will post a list in Schoology and on the team website.

2. Please join the track and field Schoology page - https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2923856607
Access Code - 73CW-HB83-DSDCV
*Parents can join this page.

3. Spirit Pack team store is still open - I will keep it closed until Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at 12 Noon after the Meet the Parents night. See flyer on the page. https://t-shirtpeople.com/marshall_track_field/shop/home

4. Tuesday, Nov. 22nd - Team Night - Potomac River Running = Vienna - Maple Ave - 7PM See Flyer

5. Sat. Nov. 26th - Boosters Christmas Tree Sales
Please sign up for your shift by Monday, Nov. 21st - I will assign shifts on Monday Night. It is your responsibility to work your shift.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-boosters

6. The Winter Track and field Team Challenge Fundraiser has kicked off. We need 100% participation - so everyone who missed the pizza party needs to complete their Email Submission.

I will send the link via email and Schoology for everyone to complete this assignment. We need you to send a few emails - no need to do anything else. We have over 200 athletes and we want to provide the best experience for them. If we raise $100.00 each per athlete - we can reach our goal.

7. 3rd week (Nov. 21th - Nov. 23rd Practice Schedule)

Mon. Nov. 21st - Short practice for all team members at the track before pictures. Night Sprinters & Throwers - had weight room after pictures until 6 PM.

Tues. Nov. 22nd - All team members have practice at 3:15 PM at the track.

Wed. Nov. 23rd - Sprinters (Jumpers & Hurdlers too - you will be running) - 12 Noon - 1:30 PM.

8. I am adding two local high-quality meets Sat. December 17th, 2023 & January 14th, 2023 at Episcopal High School. I will update the form and needs everyone to update the meeting. https://forms.office.com/r/NhhADpkCif

9. First Meet - Home Meet - David Cannon Polar Bear.

5th David Cannon Polar Bear Home Meet
*Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
*We will need 40 – 50 Parent Volunteers -

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-david2

*We will need food & fund donations - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-david3


Please dress for the weather (hats, gloves, layers of clothing) - it is getting cold - we will be practicing outdoors.



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Thanks,

Clifford C. Wong
Head Track and Field Coach
George C. Marshall HS
Ph: 301-793-2900
Em: gcmtrack@gmail.com
Em: headcoachwong@yahoo.com
Site: www.gcmtrackandfield.com

Last Site Update!!!!
Sunday, November 13th - 8:00PM

Welcome to the second week of Winter T&F.

All Athletes are required to meet with Mr. Swarm in the Cafeteria at 3PM on Monday, November 14th. Track and field athletes will stay after the meeting.

Please dress for the weather - it is getting cold - we will be practicing outdoors.
2nd time trials will be after the meeting.


1. The roster is almost set for the winter track and field season. We have a large number of athletes who signed up for the team and did not attend last. They are listed as pending in the email send to parents and in the schoology group. If, you do not attend practice on Monday, you will be removed from the team.

2. Please join the track and field Schoology page - https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2923856607
Access Code - 73CW-HB83-DSDCV


3. The team packet/information sheet was posted in the schoology and sent via email to parents.

4. Spirit Pack team store is now open - it will close on Sunday, Nov. 20th. See flyer on the page. https://t-shirtpeople.com/marshall_track_field/shop/home

5. Monday, Nov. 14th - 20th - Road Runner Sports - Falls Church, VA - Please mention Marshall and the team get a percentage of all sales. See flyer below.

6. Friday, Nov. 18th - Team Pizza Night & Team Challenge Fundraiser Email Submission - 3:15PM - Room - TBA.




2nd week (Nov. 14th - Nov. 18th Practice Schedule)

Mon. Nov. 14th - All Athlete Meeting with Mr. Swarm - Cafeteria - 3PM
Team meeting and time trials to follow on the track.


Tues. Nov. 15th
Distance, Long & Triple Jumpers - 3:15PM

Wed. Nov. 16th
Distance & Afternoon Sprinters & Hurdles - 3:15PM
Night Sprinters Practice - #1 - 6:00PM
Night Sprinters Practice - #2 - 7:00PM

Thurs. Nov. 17th
Distance, Long & Triple Jumpers - 3:15PM

Friday, Nov. 18th
Team Pizza Night & Team Challenge Fundraiser Email Submission - 3:15PM - Room - TBA.
Everyone needs to bring at least 5 emails address to submit for the Letter writing Challenge.

Monday, Nov. 21st
Team Pictures - 4:15PM - Gym
Meet the Coaches Night - 6:30PM - Cafeteria then Auditorium

Monday, Nov. 22nd
Team Night - Potomac River Running = Vienna - Maple Ave - 7PM
See Flyer

Sat. Nov. 26th - Boosters Christmas Tree Sales
Please sign up for your shift
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4dabae23a57-boosters

Last Site Update!!!!
Sunday, Feb. 20th - 8:12PM

First Day of Winter T&F - we will meet in Lecture Hall room C113 for Monday (Nov. 7th) and Wednesday (Nov. 9th) at 3:15PM.

1. All athletes interested in joining the team needs to attend this meet. We will be taking attendance.
2. All athletes with complete paperwork it is possible for you to workout on Wednesday (if you did a fall sports - you will get to do some running)
3. The attendance list will be separated by Gender and by grades - it is your responsible to sign in - you will be ask to select what group you are interested in joining (Distance, Sprints, Jumps, Throwing, Hurdles) - pick as many as apply to you.

4. If, you have any questions - please email me or send me message via schoology. I cannot give you an answer if you do not ask.


5. If, you have not register your physical will not show up. So, please complete this important step -https://www.gcmstatesmensports.com/page/5441

6. You need a current physical dated after May 2022 - this physical needs to turned into the activities office. Emailing or scanned copies are not accepted.

https://www.vhsl.org/sports-medicine/physical-examination/

*if, you cannot get an appointment with your doctor - I would recommend CVS minute clinic.


7. Please join the track and field Schoology page - https://lms.fcps.edu/group/2923856607
Access Code - 73CW-HB83-DSDCV

*I will post the team packet this week with all the information you need for the season - schedule, important dates and team info.

8. First week (Nov. 7th - Nov. 11th Practice Schedule)
Mon. Nov. 7th - Team meeting with Coach Wong - 3:15PM (Room - C113)

Tues. Nov. 8th - No practice - Election Date

Wed. Nov. 9th - Team meeting with Coach Wong - 3:15PM (Room - C113)
*We will have light practice at 4:00PM for all athletes with paperwork
*Last day to join the team - no exception.

Thurs. Nov. 10th - Team Time Trials - 3:15PM - Track.
Distance Runners - 800m
Sprinters/Jumpers/Hurdles - 150m - by Gender & Alphabetic order.

Fri. Nov. 11th - No practice - Student Holiday

Monday, Nov. 14th - Final Team time Trials - 3:15PM
Distance Runners - 1600m
Sprinters/Jumpers/Hurdles - 350m

Team Week - Road Runner Sports - Monday (14th - Friday 18th). Mention Marshall T&F and we get a percent of all sales and you get a discount.

Monday, November 14th - Emails (5) due for lettering writing campaign

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