FINAL REGISTRATION DATES: FINAL
registration nights for the St. Clare Track Team will take place on March
19th and March 26th – 5:30
pm TO 7:00 pm – during practice in the Cardinal Cooke Center. You must
be a parishioner of the Parish of St. Clare. Please bring your
envelope number with you. Registration fee is $60.
If you have any
questions, please call Frank Vellucci at 718 619-6027 or Mary Papandrea at 718
CLARE TRACK TEAM REGISTRATION BOYS and GIRLS OUTDOOR Season registration will
take place WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18,
2015 in the MURPHY CENTER (Basement
of the Chapel) from 7:00 to 8:30P.M. for all KINDERGARTEN through EIGHTH
grade children. You must be a St. Clare Parishioner. Please remember to bring
your parish envelope number with you. A parent must be present at
registration. Registration fee is $60.00. CHECKS ONLY. NO CASH PLEASE. Any questions call Frank
Vellucci at 718 619-6027 or Mary Papandrea at 718
If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact me.
TRACK MEET INFO
After reviewing the weather and discussing it with Tom Hogan, we have
decided to delay the meet by ONE hour tomorrow. The meet
will begin at 2 pm with the 7-8 graders followed by the 5-6 graders and so one.
The rain is expected to be over and we may have a wonderful afternoon. Please
notify your team as soon as possible so they can make plans. We can delay
setting up the course by an hour. The meet should be over around 4 pm and not 3
ST. CLARE TRACK TEAM REGISTRATION BOYS and GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Season FINAL registration will take place September 18, 2014 in the Cardinal Cooke Center Snack Bar from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. for all KINDERGARTEN through EIGHTH grade children. Please remember to bring your parish envelope number with you. Registration fee is $60.00. CHECKS ONLY. NO CASH PLEASE. Any questions call Frank Vellucci at 718 619-6027 or Mary Papandrea at 718 356-2643.
FINAL REGISTRATION --ST. CLARE TRACK TEAM
BOYS and GIRLS OUTDOOR Season registration will take place on March 27,
2014 in the Cardinal Cooke Center Snack Bar from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. for all
KINDERGARTEN through EIGHTH grade children. You must be a St. Clare
Parishioner. Please remember to bring your parish envelope number with you. A
parent must be present at registration. Registration fee is $60.00. CHECKS
ONLY. NO CASH PLEASE. Any questions call Frank Vellucci at 718
619-6027 or Mary Papandrea at 718 356-2643.
The St. Clare Track Team was established in 1977 and has continuously been a program available to all children of the parish in grades one through eight. The program prides itself on the fact that no child is ever left out of a competition. All children compete, regardless of skill or aptitude.
St. Clare has one of the most successful cross-country/track and field programs on Staten Island. The program has a reputation as being a leader and producing winning teams year after year.
The coaching staff and directors of the program are seasoned volunteers with over 100 years of combined coaching experience! Jim Hughes has been with the program since its inception. The team is very fortunate in that three of the four officials of the Staten Island CYO Track and Field Association are also part of our staff: Jim Hughes serves as President; Mary Papandrea as Secretary and Frank Vellucci as Treasurer.
The program is divided into three seasons – Cross Country Season – August through November; Indoor Season – November through February; and Outdoor Season – March through June.
Cross County Season
Cross Country Season is composed of four track meets, all contested at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island. The first and second grade athletes compete in a one-quarter mile race. The third and fourth grade athletes compete in a one-half mile race. The fifth and sixth grade athletes and the seventh and eighth grade girls compete in a one-mile race. The seventh and eighth grade boys compete in a one and one-half mile race. The first through fourth grade athletes compete in full view of all spectators. The course for the fifth through eighth grade athletes takes the runners through a portion of the wooded area at Clove Lakes Park. All races are monitored by security personnel. The season culminates with the Joseph Maceda Memorial Championship Meet, with team winners, as well as individual winners.
St. Clare is the only parish on Staten Island which has an Indoor Season Track Team. This season is available to girls only--- the competition being the Colgate Women’s Games. The events contested are: Races: 100m, 200m, 400m, 1600m, 100m hurdles. Field Events: High Jump and Shot Put. The trials to the actual Colgate Women’s Games are contested at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn every Saturday or Sunday (first through fifth grades on Saturday; sixth through eighth on Sunday) in January, followed by the semi-finals open to those athletes who qualified. The culmination of the season is the Colgate Women’s Games at Madison Square Garden in February.
The Outdoor Season is probably the most popular. The team has been known to have upwards of 140 athletes for this season. This season is comprised of the following track meets held on Staten Island: Crusader Relay Carnival; Our Lady of Good Counsel Mad Dash; Luke Parlatore Memorial Meet; Blessed Sacrament Titan League Meet, and the CYO/STAFF Championship Meets (open to those outstanding athletes selected to compete). Additionally, the Archdiocese of New York sponsors a qualifying track meet with the winners being invited to compete at a national track meet in Orlando, Florida. For the past few years a number of athletes from the St. Clare Track Team competed successfully at this meet in Florida.
Events contested at outdoor meets: Races: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1600m. Relay races: 4 x 100 and SMR (Sprint Medley Relay). Field events: Shot Put, Long Jump and Standing Broad Jump.