This special Valentine’s Day edition of our blog is an update on what our club has been doing on the track for the past couple of months. A strong group of Sprinticity athletes has been competing throughout the winter and there have been a plethora of exciting performances to share! This post shows excerpts (click on the photos or text to read more) from several of the meet reports for competitions from earlier this winter. We will put out part two in a few weeks after our last two meets.
December 3, 2016 – UVM vs. Hartford + Sprinticity
Our season officially kicked off a while back with a small meet on December 3rd. UVM begins most seasons with a dual meet against America East rival, Hartford. In recent years, they have accommodated local club athletes by allowing us to compete…
…The most exciting event for our club was the 4x400m relay. The first leg was a showdown between the Ahmed “I don’t stop trash talking” Noor for UVM vs. Kevin Chu for Sprinticity. They took off at a blistering pace in a race for the break.
January 8, 2017 – 48th Annual Dartmouth Relays
The youth set the tone for the weekend during the high school portion of Dartmouth Relays. On the third day, those of us that can vote and buy lottery tickets dragged ourselves out of bed and made our way across the state line to compete at Dartmouth. Day three featured the masters, college, and open competitions. The kids call us old; we call ourselves experienced. We used that experience to rise to the occasion after a month of training.
January 14, 2017 – Middlebury Winter Classic
If you haven’t been to the Middlebury College indoor track, clear a day on your calendar so you can visit. It is truly one of the best kept secrets in the state of Vermont. Middlebury opened the doors to Virtue Field House in January of 2015. It is the best indoor flat track facility in the country. As Middlebury describes it: “The 110,000-square-foot structure houses the New Balance Foundation Track, a 200-meter track with nine 60-meter sprint lanes. Dedicated jumping and vaulting areas beyond the oval for field events are also part of the facility, as is McCormick Field, a 21,000-square-foot Field Turf surface inside the track for varsity, club, intramural and recreational purposes as well as throwing events.”
We’ll leave you with these three meet reports for now. We have the USATF New England association championship at Harvard coming up on Sunday. The following weekend we travel to Utica for the USATF Adirondack association championship. For the Love of Speed Part 2 will be released after that.
Final thought of the day… have you ever noticed that Cupid’s wings look very similar to the USA Track and Field wings?