Coach Foster Dorsett Talks About 2018 T-Bird Flyers Track and Field Classic

The T-Bird Flyers Track & Field Club, established in 1983, is holding its 2018 Track & Field Classic on
January 12th at 6 pm and January 13th at 12 pm. The meet, which has been held on for the past ten
years, is the first meet of the season.

Coach Foster Dorsett discussed various aspects of the meet. Dorsett mentioned the meet is expected to
take place over the course of two days. This way there can be many events for the coaches to monitor
their athlete’s performances in terms of training at the beginning of the season.

This year’s meet he advised, will be promoted somewhat slightly different. Last year, there was a good
turnout but this year going higher, by doing a little something different as time goes on.

Some of the events on the first night include the 4 x 100 meters and the 4 x 400 meters. The distance
events were added for kids mainly under 9 and 11 years old to get them accustomed to distance running.
On the second day, events will include the 4 x 400 meters and 4 x 200 meters for kids under 7 and under
9. For the under 7, instead of running around the track for the 200 meters, the kids will run 100 meters up
and back.

The meet has an extra day and extra events this year, much to the liking of the coaches as it allows them
to add more athletes. Due to the promotional exercise of this event, past success and this meet being
the first of the season, the registration of athletes is expected to surpass last year’s attendance of under
800 athletes.

Coach Dorsett mentions that due to the number of events, there will be a strict time for each event. Once
one event is completed, the next event will start rapidly so coaches and athletes must be ready.

Coach Dorsett is very grateful to all those persons who have assisted him in the past and also with this
meet. He especially gives thanks to the parents and also to Kermit Taylor for helping with the promotion
of last year's event; he expressed that without Taylor’s assistance, the turnout would not have been so
great. He says once again this year, he anticipates Taylor’s assistance to help surpass last year's
turnout.

Dorsett also expressed his gratitude to all the coaches as without their participation, the meet would not
be possible.

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