Parents who have children competing with the Boling Independent School District’s track and field program this spring were sent a letter regarding track meets that will be held at Bulldog Stadium.
Boling ISD will host two track meets this year. The Boling Junior High School track meet will be Tuesday, March 9 and the Boling High School meet is Thursday, March 25. The running events will start at 5:30 p.m.
“We need parent volunteers to be timers and pickers. We will need six timers and six pickers for each meet,” said boys track and field coach Brian Vega. “We will need all timers/pickers to be at the track by 5:15 p.m. To show our appreciation for your help, you will receive a Bulldog Relays hat and shirt. We always need parents to help so we can run an efficient meet.”
Parents are asked to fill out a form and return it to their child’s school, or contact Vega (firstname.lastname@example.org) or girls track and field coach Ashleigh Burnside (email@example.com)
Pickers will be designated a certain finishing place for every race. As the athlete crosses the finish line all the pickers will go to the athletes and get their name and what school they are from. For example if you are the first place picker as soon as everyone crosses the finish line you will go up to the athlete that finished first and get their name and school.
Timers will be designated a certain place they are timing for every race. Boling ISD plans to have a track timing system that will be run by BISD coaches.
“Our coach that is the head timer will start the timing system,” Vega said. “All the (parent volunteers) will do is stop their watch when the athlete crosses the finish line.”