EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


June 20, 2013

Letter: Thanks for supporting Londonderry track and field

To the editor:

As the school year and the spring athletic seasons wrap up, a very heartfelt thank you is due to those in the Londonderry community for all their support for 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.

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 80 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 eet 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, led by Charlie Wilton; our grounds crew, led by John Dalrymple; our athletic director, Howard Sobolov’ and our Cross Country and Track and Field Boosters Club, led by President Sandy Lagueux.

This spring as part of our way of saying thank you, from June 24 through 27, 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 to 7:30 p.m. 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, 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.

Suzanne M. Johnson

Londonderry High School

Girls track and field coach

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