As the school year and the spring athletic seasons wrap up, a very heartfelt thank you is due to the Londonderry community for all their support of the track and field teams at Londonderry High School. Once again, the teams were able to host quality regular season home meets, the Londonderry Track and Field Invitational Meet and the State Meet of Champions at a first rate facility with first class officiating and support services. Unlike most other sports where officials are hired, our meets are dependent upon numerous volunteers to cover the various track and field events offered to the athletes.
For a meet as prestigious and large as the Meet of Champions, as many as eighty people needed to step forward to help. Students, parents and friends of track and field alike gave their time and best effort to make everything go well. Our gratitude goes out to all who made each meet go off without a hitch, providing optimal conditions for athletes to perform their best.
We especially appreciate the assistance we received from our custodial staff lead by Charlie Wilton, our grounds crew lead by John Dalrymple, our athletic director Howard Sobolov and our Cross Country and Track and Field Boosters Club lead by their President Sandy Lagueux.
This Spring as part of our way of saying thank you, June 24th through the 27th , we will offer our second annual four day Just For Fun, Jump, Throw, Run Camp for youngsters in grades three, four and five. The camp runs from 6:00PM to 7:30Pm, is free and provides a non-competitive environment for children to try the more technical events of track and field including hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump, relays, shot put, discus and javelin.
The whole Londonderry community has been extremely supportive of our athletes, events and activities whether it be providing facilities, volunteering time or stopping in to support a car wash. We want the community to know we truly value your effort and you have our deepest appreciation.
With much gratitude,
Suzanne M. Johnson
Londonderry High School
Girls’ Track and Field Coach