Week of 3.30 to 4.4

We wrapped up a long day yesterday in Longmont at the Longmont Invitational. It was a hot, tiring day, but despite that we had some excellent performances, all of which can be viewed here. Below are some top five finishes from the day
Forrest Barton, 3200m
Garren Hoffman-Maroney- 110h
Boys 4x100m relay: Linnin, Russell, Brock, Wessbecker
Kaden Russell, TJ
Forrest Barton, 800m
800m Sprint Medley Relay: Taylor, Gomez, Stathakis, Stalker
Christina Stathatkis, PV
Parker Strahler, 110h
Christian Mueller, PV
Savanna Dalton, 3200m
Mackenzie Pettit, 100h
Sierra Suazo, discus
Chris Linnin, HJ
Chris Linnin TJ
Mackenzie Pettit, HJ

This also happened...

And despite that it was still a good day.

Now on to this week
  • Meet in room 3500/3550 on Monday
  • This week
    • JV meet at TRHS, Thur vs MVHS, Heritage, RCHS, & TRHS
      • Athletes released from class at 2:00pm
      • Bus leaves 2:20pm
    • Varsity meet at North Stadium (Mountain Range Mustang Invitational)
      • Bus leaves at 6:45am
      • We currently do not have a return bus, but are requesting one from the district
      • Athletes can drive and show up before event
        • AM field event athletes: 7:45
        • Sprint Med, 4x800 and 100/110 hurdlers: 815
        • Everyone else: 2 hours before your event
  • Next week, 4.6 - 4.11
    • JV meet on Thur, 4.9 @ HRHS
    • Varsity meet on Friday @ TJ Twilight
    • Must take bus there and back
    • Athletes should plan for that now


CV Track going to Longmont Invitational 3.28.15

Here is the basic information you need for Saturday

*Bus leaves at 645am
*There is a return bus
*Athletes do not have to take the bus, but we recommend it
*If athletes do transport themselves they must be at Longmont High School by 8am
*Very important: athletes can only us 1/8 or 3/16 spikes on Longmont's track, so athletes must change out the spikes that came with them at time of purchase if they have not done so yet.

Here is the schedule:

Here are the entries. Remember: until the event is done these are a work in progress. There will be changes


Castle View hosts, has big success at Sabercat Invite

Thank you

I knew that I would lose sleep the night before we ran our meet. There are just so many scenarios that could happen during the meet which keeps my mind racing through the night and creates a very uneasy night of sleep. I've done this enough now I just know to expect these fits of insomnia. However, I did not count on having such a disturbed night of sleep after the event. Typically I'm so worn out after the event that I go to snoozeville easily and for a long time, but last night I kept waking up so happy with how the day turned out. I know it's just a track meet, and I know that there are literally thousands of them held every year, but they are not easy to coordinate; the amount of people it takes to have one work smoothly is incredibly high. The majority of schools do not host track meets because they know the amount of work that goes into them, and the kind of community it takes to run one well. Our community took on the task and did a very nice job. Compliments to the work we did were everywhere on the track, and they continued in my emails and texts throughout the evening. There was also a very nice piece found on CO MileSplit and we even mades the 9News prep round up(~2:20 mark). So, a huge thank you to everyone involved.

I don't know if you heard...

We did a pretty nice job on the track as well. Our boys earned 5th place (of 18 teams) with some great performances all over the place. Gentlemen, we have some pieces that are coming together, and when they do you guys will be dangerous!

The ladies must not have liked the taste of second place from last week. Out of the 19 girls teams in attendance yesterday our girls finished in 1st place! There were some really talented girls teams there yesterday, and our ladies should be very proud. Getting the best of year-in-year-out state-contending teams like Cherry Creek, Grandview, Fountain-Fort Carson, and Arapahoe is no easy feat. This is just one meet, and there are plenty more we have to keep training for, but this is something from which to find pride, build, and carry forward as inspiration for what this team can achieve.

We even hacked down some school records...
      Mackenzie Pettit: 3 new school records in one day! That might be a record in itself.  A 15.48 sec 100 hurdles (1st place), jumped 35ft 8in in the Triple Jump (1st place), and broke her own school record in the high jump at 5ft 6in (2nd place).
Pettit at the TR Invite

      Kelly Albers: In her first competition of the season inked her first individual school record with a 36ft 0.5in shot put (2nd place). This was the second time that record was broken in as many weeks. In case you didn't know CV has some of the best throwers in the south metro area!

     Sierra Suazo: She has now broken three school records in the last two weeks! She beat the school record last week in the discus by approximately two feet. Yesterday she broke it again, but this time by 8 feet! She slung one 127ft 9in (1st place). HUGE!
Suazo at the TR Invite

More from the Thank You Department

We could not have had the successes we did yesterday without these groups.

Athletes: You might have competed, helped, or both yesterday. Just know that you made your coaches very happy yesterday, especially the one writing this post. Every where I looked you guys were kicking butt on the track, at field events, or helping us run them. It might have seemed like we had too many people at times, but having "too many" is a necessity because when you have too few things tend to fall apart. Thank you!

Coaches: When we first started running this thing 4 years ago, this process was a real struggle. You guys made it easy yesterday. Thanks for fulfilling your roles as awesomely as you did yesterday while also coaching our kids to some outstanding performances. Thank you!

Parents: The response we got from you guys out-shined any of our previous efforts (and those efforts weren't too shabby either). There were no holes left unfilled. So many of you were raking, checking, yelling, instructing, shooting (photos), pointing, cooking, retrieving, measuring, selling, and encouraging that it would be impossible to account for all of your efforts. The 8 hours we were there might have felt like a long day, but your efforts led to 784 athletes competing in 1339 events. Impressive. Thank you!

Officials, CV staff, and timing crew: This is the group least likely to see this post, but I do not want their efforts to go unnoticed should they stumble upon it. Like all the other groups mentioned above you carried out duties vital to the success of the day, and we wouldn't have had the day we did without you.

I purposely tried to not mention specific names in this post as I'm sure I'd leave out very important people. Just know I value all efforts given to all of the athletes and teams yesterday. I want to recognize one specific person and that is Yvonne Hajde. Actually, I should recognize the whole Hajde family. Yvonne, had her daughter, Chalynne (sophomore, who had to run two 400s yesterday) at the stadium at 6:20am to set up for the day. All of the Hajde kids were there eventually. Her husband, Matt, was everywhere--I thought at one point there was a tear in the space-time continuum and there were multiple Matts.  Not to be out-done by anyone else in the bloodline, Yvonne's parents came to the meet...from their house...in Buena Vista...at 4:30 in the morning. Bravo, Hajdes! I'm glad we've signed Yvonne to a multi-year deal! :)

Moving on

Next year: every year I threaten to not run the Sabercat Invite again. That threat remains, but with yesterday's efforts I am more encouraged to do it again. If only we could guarantee the weather we had yesterday every year.

Next two months: on the track and in the field we've had a lot of good performances at the varsity and JV levels the last two weeks. Remember everything we do up until the league and state meet is training to be at our peak to achieve team and individual goals.

Next week: back to work. Event coaches have communicated to athletes when their practices are being held, but most Spring break practices will be at 9am for most athletes on most days. 

Thanks for reading,

Coach Nack


Entries for the Sabercat Invitational

First check out the pictures from the ThunderRidge Invite. Thank you to Ann Mueller for snapping these pics.

Also, heat sheets are posted on MileSplit. These are for the most part accurate. There might be a few changes before the first event begins on Saturday.

And now for our entries...


Week of 3.16 to 3.21

CV track athletes and parents,

We host our meet this week, so obviously it is a huge week for us. We need a lot of people to make this a success. If you've already volunteered, thank you. If you have not volunteered, please see the emails sent to your emails with links to volunteer.

It's a day late, but here is your outline for the week, and because so many people want to know about next week I've also included a little bit for next week.

  • Last week recap
    • JV boys and girls won their meet. See results here. Thanks to everyone that helped
    • Varsity meet
      • Long day in best weather we’ve seen yet
      • Boys 5th place, Girls 2nd. Results here
      • Top performers:
        • 5 third place finishers
        • 3 second place finishers
        • 7 1st place finishers
        • 3 school records
  • This week
    • Practice Mon-Thur at 3:15
    • Wed
      • JV meet @ HRHS, begins @ 330pm
        • Bus leaves at 2:00pm, athletes released at 1:45
        • Coaches attending: Pfeiffer, Johnston
    • Fri
      • No School
      • All varsity athletes at Sports Authority Stadium (SAS) in Parker for set-up at 9am (required)
      • JV athletes to not need to attend this
      • Practice at coaches discretion-- Athletes should talk with their coaches. Some will practice at SAS, some may practice at the school
    • Sat
      • All athletes (JV and Varsity) at SAS in Parker to help run meet
      • Bus leaves at 7am
      • If driving be at stadium by 730, check in with Munoz
      • Athletes expected to stay duration of meet

  • Next week
    • Spring break
    • Practice at 9am for most coaches
    • If eligible for varsity competition, athletes need 3 practices to participate on Saturday 4.28 at Longmont Invite

Finally, congratulations to our very own Coach Pfeiffer who was named the next head coach of the Castle View football team. The Sabercats will be in good hands for many years to come with him in charge. His passion for the sport, and the athletes that play it for him is obvious. Many people were happy to see Coach Pfeiffer earn this position perhaps no more than myself.

Go Sabercats!

Coach Nack


Entries for Saturday's ThunderRidge Invitational, 3.14.15

We're very happy to report we finished FIRST on both the boys and girls sides today! I cannot tell you how happy that makes the coaches. This is the first time I've been able to say that both teams won. An awesome start that we have to keep rolling with. Nice job Cats.

Varsity looks to keep the good stuff rolling on Saturday. Here are the entries...

ThunderRidge Invite
830800m SMRHajde
9004x800m Relay---------
930100m HurdlesPettitLoyola
1010100m dashK. Cooley
11004x200m RelayK. Cooley
11401600m RunDalton5:38C. McKinney5:44M. Anderson5:50
12154x100m RelayMackinTaylorK. Cooley
1245400m RunHajdeCastilloSherman
115300m Hurdles
205800m RunJohnson2:33M. Anderson2:37Gullett2:45
250200m DashMackinGomez
3303200m RunKraus12:00K. Arbogast13:00Davis13:30
4254x400 RelayJohnson/C. McKinneyDaltonStalker**Castillo/Stathakis
830High JumpPettit5-5Cruz4-6
1200Long JumpK. Cooley14-0
830Triple JumpPettitCastillo
1200Pole VaultStathakis11-6Cenusa8-3
830Shot PutWinn30-0Cruz27Suazo35
9154x800m Relay
945110m HurdlesStrahlerHoffman-Maroney
1035100m dashK BrockRussell
11254x200m Relay
11501600m RunBarton4:35Freeman4:50Encinias4:58
12354x100m Relay
1255400m RunSchrefflerGaffin
140300m HurdlesHoffman-MaroneyHermanstorferStroz
230800m RunN. Hall2:08
250200m DashK. Brock
3553200m RunJuare10:40Sorah11:30M. Anderson11:45
4504x400 RelayHoffman-MaroneyBartonSchrefflerN. Hall
1200High JumpLinnin6-6Dudley5-7
830Long JumpRussell
1200Triple JumpLinninStrahler
830Pole VaultMueller14-9Chase10-0Sneed9-6
1200Shot PutHardin45Klos34Samuelson33
Gaffin, Brock, Stalker, and A Cooley: Congratulations! You were added after today's JV meet performance. A whole new ball game Saturday. Let's be ready!