Spring Track Season Starts February 26 ***
Valley Track and Field Club (DVTFC) is a USA Track & Field
sanctioned Youth track club serving the Lamorinda, Pleasant Hill,
Walnut Creek, and Danville area for over 35 years. DVTFC
is open to girls and boys age 9 (born 2004) to 15 (born 1998) who
love to run, jump and throw.
Spring Track Season Highlights:
starts Tuesday, February 28 and runs through Thursday, May 9
are Tuesdays and Thursdays from
late afternoons (times will vary based on HS track availability)
Acalanes HS and surrounding high schools.
information about DVTFC and our program is in the Information
section of this site or in our club Handbook
can find registration info / forms at Registration
(refer to instructions labeled
Members can try DVTFC from February 26 through March 10
before committing to the entire Spring Season (Please read New
Member information below !)
coaching and parent volunteer staffs have struggled to keep up with
the volume of enthusiastic newcomers to the sport of track &
field. In order to balance the supply and
demand of quality coaching resources and ensure all club members
have a positive experience, total DVTFC spring membership will be
limited to 50 athletes, so register by February 16 to ensure a slot.
Period for New Members
hold a two-week 'trial period' during the weeks of February 26 and March
5.This trial period is
mostly for the benefit of athletes and their families who want to
better understand what they are getting into before making a
commitment for the entire season.Additionally, our coaching staff may choose to decline
admission to athletes who don’t bring the proper work ethic or
attitude to the track. Membership in the club is NOT dependent
upon one's track & field skills, experience or ability - but an
interest in running, jumping and/or throwing and a desire to work
hard and improve.
Trial Period is as follows:
Thursday 2/28 and Sunday
3/3 (must attend two days)
Thursday 3/7 and Sunday 3/10 (must attend two days)
end of the trial period, athletes will be asked to commit to the
entire spring season (or you can decide not to continue with DVTFC).The schedule of practices (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday) will remain
the same.Commitment means attending on average 2 practices per week
(except for spring break week) and at least 3 meets (2 'mini' meets
and 1 sectional/invitational).Parents are required to volunteer at 1 (of 2) Saturday
'mini-meets' which will be held in March and April. (See Meets
for more information on tentative meet schedule).
inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org (and
someone will get back to you within 24 hours)
Valley Track & Field Club traveled to Baltimore, MD to compete
in the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships July 23-29.
'Girls Rule' was the mantra for our DVTFC individual and relay
finished 4th in Midget Girls Shot Put.
Jackie McIntosh took 7th in the
Midget Girls Pentathlon.
Jackie McIntosh, Kylie Tseng, Jenna Miles, and Mupp Gragg finished
5th in the Midget Girls 4x800m Relay.
Brown, Raea Gragg, Avery Avina, and Imani Boggan captured 4th in the
Youth Girls 4x800m Relay.
these medal winning performances, several athletes set PRs and had
Top 10 finishes, including Mupp Gragg (10th in Midget Girls 800M)
and Lola Olabode (10th in Youth Girls High Jump). Our
Youth Boys 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams (Noah Loeliger, Nik Moore,
Jack Mader, and Harris Miner) had 2 PRs and moved into 2nd place in
both events on the DVTFC all-time list! And Niyi Olabode
got his first taste of national competition in the Bantam Boy 400m -
running in the same heat as the fastest 400m runner in the country !
to all DVTFC JO competitors. It was a good week to end our
summer session. Well done.
Valley Track and Field Headed to Junior Olympics
Twenty-eight Diablo Valley T&F athletes
competed in 100 degree heat at the Region 16 qualifier in Modesto,
CA July 9 -11. Twelve qualified to compete in the USATF
National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July
27-August 1 at Hughes Stadium, Sacramento.
The Diablo Valley qualifiers include:
Men Division (age 17-18): Johnleigh Dean (Javelin)
Boys Division (age 13-14): Matt Thomas (Shot Put and
Discus), Charlie Loudon (High Jump), and Parker Lothamer (Triple
Girls Division (age 9-10): Jordyn Bryant (Triathlon, Shot, and
4x400 Relay), Arianna “Mup” Gragg (Long Jump, 800M, and 4x400
Relay), Jackie McIntosh (High Jump and 4x400M Relay) and Jenna Miles
(1500M and 4x400M Relay)
Bantam Girls Win Division
Championship at Olympic Qualifier
In addition to qualifying for Junior Olympics, the
Bantam Girl team of Bryant, Gragg, McIntosh and Miles also won the
Region 16 Bantam Girl Division Championship team trophy, outscoring
Northern California teams that numbered more than twice their size
The Bantan Girls
4x400 Relay record, a 20-year old record broken twice in the last
year, was re-set again at the Hercules / Top Pacers Sectional meet
June 19 at Contra Costa College. Mupp Gragg, Jackie McIntosh,
Jenna Miles and Jordyn
Bryant posted 4:48.60 to break the old record by more than 10 seconds
! Congratulations ladies.
Club Records Fall at UMOJA Invitational. Matt Thomas leads
nation in Discus.
broke a 23-year old club record in the Youth Boys Discus with a toss
of 146' 0". In the process, Matt now becomes the USATF
Youth Boys Discus national leader, bettering the previous mark by
over 4 feet. Congratulations Matt !!
The Bantan Girls
4x400 Relay record, broken just last year after 20 years, was re-set
again. Mupp Gragg, Jackie McIntosh, Ryan Hagglund and Jordyn
Bryant posted 4:58.97 to break the old record by more than 5 seconds
! Congratulations ladies.
Valley Track & Field Club captured 4 medals at the 2009
USATF National Junior Olympics held in Greensboro, NC July 27 to
was a double medalist, finishing 7th in the Midget
Boys Pentathlon and 5th in High Jump.
Adler Faulkner took 4th in the
Youth Boys 800M Run, less than .5 seconds off the Pacific
Amy Hollshwandner, Kelli Berge, Haley McKay and anchor Amy Ingram captured
8th in the Youth Girls 4x800M Relay,
setting a new DVTFC club record of 10:20.34.
addition to the DVTFC medal winners, other National JO qualifiers
competing in Greensboro included Grace Brown (Bantam Girls 400M, 800M and
new 800M DVTFC record holder), Raea Gragg (Midget Girls Long Jump), and
Amy Ingram (Youth Girls High Jump).
Diablo Valley Track & Field Club
is an USA Track & Field track and cross country running club dedicated to youth aged 9 years and older.
serves the Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, and Pleasant Hill communities, but is open
to any youth interested in running and physical fitness. Athletes are welcome at all levels, from beginners to national competitors.
Our emphasis is on personal development and skills
training. We celebrate every athlete's new PR (personal record)!........We have no