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Moran Mustangs Athletic Teams by Season

Season

Team

Coach

 
Fall Cross-Country Steven Scursso  
Winter Girls Basketball Steven Scursso  
  Boys Basketball Brendan Devine  
Spring Track & Field Steven Scursso & Donna Neary  
  Softball Lesley Pacelli-Kukta  
  Baseball    

2019-2020 Sports Athletic Form   -  See the form for due dates for each sport.

Cross-Country


WELCOME to Moran's Cross-Country Webpage. Cross-Country runners are special kinds of athletes. They compete in conditions most other athletes would not. The first challenge that an athlete will encounter is the length of the course. Each course is approximately 2-miles long. The courses they run on during the season each have their own challenges. Although most course are flat, they may have a series of hills and valleys that challenge the best of runners. Athletes will have to navigate their way through fields and woods, while avoiding tree limbs, pricker bushes, and rocks & roots sticking out of the ground. And in the meantime, trying to finish the course in their fastest time possible.

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Tryout Information for 2019

Please CLICK ON the SIGN-UP & ELIGIBILITY and TRYOUT INFORMATION drop down bars below.
 
INFORMATIONAL MEETING & SIGN-UPS (2019)
  • Informational meeting will be held during the week of Sept 3rd.
  • Please listen to morning announcements.
  • Sign-Ups will take place at this meeting.
Important Information (2019):
  • ALL SPORTS PHYSICALS - Must be turned in to the School Nurse on or before Friday, September 13th
  • TRYOUTS - Monday, Sept 9th - Friday, Sept 13th
  • FIRST PRACTICE - Monday, September 16th - after school until 4:30pm
  • MANDATORY TEAM/PARENT MEETING - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th - immediately after practice. Meeting will start at 4:30pm in Rm 318.
  • Please read through the rest of the site for important information about the Cross-Country Teams and Season Information.
  • SEASON SCHEDULE - Preview the Season Schedule by clicking on the Season Schedule drop down bar. The Season Schedule contains all Meets and Invitationals.
  • A FULL COMMITMENT is to be made to Moran's Cross-Country Teams above all other SPORTS TEAMS OR ACTIVITIES outside of school.
    Please make arrangements to meet with Coach Scursso if you have any conflicts with this.

 

  • If you did not make the team and want to know what you could do to improve your chances next year, send Coach Scursso an email to make an appointment to meet with him during Enrichment Block.  Congratulations to those that made the team!

     

Sign-Ups & Eligibility

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
  • Informational meeting will be held during the week of September 3rd.
  • Please listen to morning announcements.
  • Sign-Ups will take place at this meeting.
SIGN-UPS
  • During the Informational Meeting held during the week of September 3rd.
  • If you missed the Informational meeting you can still sign-up through Friday, September 13th.
  • Sign-Up sheets will be located in the Gymnasium locker rooms. See Mrs. Neary if you have any questions.
  • All sign-ups must be completed by September 13th.
  • Please see Coach Scursso in room 318 before morning homeroom or at dismissal time if you have any questions.
Academic Eligibility
  • Everyone is academically eligible at the start of the school year.
  • Athletes must maintain their academic eligibility throughout the entire Cross-Country season or they will be suspended from participation.
Medical Eligibility
  • ALL SPORTS PHYSICALS - Must be on file with the School Nurse on or before Friday, September 13th
    • Physical Form (Current) - Last years' Physical is not valid for this year.
    • Parent Permission Slip (with parent signature)
    • Code of Ethics (signed by athlete and parent)
  • All forms can be obtained at the school Nurse's Office or on the main athletic page.
  • If you have any questions about your child's sports physical or parent permission slip, contact the school nurse, Mrs. Duman.

Tryout Information

2019 Tryouts Dates & Times
  • Monday, Sept 9th through Friday, Sept 13th.
  • Tryouts will be held right after school until 4:30pm each day.
  • Please have rides ready at that time.
  • FINAL CUTS - Friday, Sept 13th
  • FINAL TEAM ROSTERS - Email notification sent on Saturday, September 14th.
Items Needed At Tryouts
  • Running shoes
  • Colored T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sweatshirt & Sweatpants
  • Water bottle(s)
Preparation for Tryouts
  • RUNNING OVER THE SUMMER IS A GOOD WAY TO PREPARE FOR TRYOUTS
  • TRAINING SUGGESTIONS
    1. Stretch at the beginning and end of each run.
    2. Begin your training by running a mile.
    3. For each subsequent run, increase your distance by a 1/4 mile until you reach 2.5 miles (without walking).
    4. Take a day off between runs.
    5. After you reach a 2.5 mile run (without walking) then run everyday during the week and take weekends off to let your body recover.
    6. Alternate your running during the week (Mon/Wed/Fri - 2.5 miles) & (Tues/Thurs - 1 mile)
  • REMEMBER TO HYDRATE!!!
    1. It is important to drink a lot of water before and after your training
    2. During training and during the season, drinking 80oz to100oz. of water a day should be done.
Results From Tryouts
  • Students trying out will be sent an email on Saturday, September 14th, at their school email accounts notifying them if they made the team or not.

****If you did not make the team and want to know what you could do to improve your chances next year, send Coach Scursso
an email to make an appointment to meet with him during ENRICHMENT BLOCK.

Mandatory Team/Parent Meeting

Mandatory Team/Parent Meeting:

There will be a MANDATORY Team/Parent Meeting on Wednesday, September 18th, for ALL ATHLETES that made the team and THEIR PARENTS. One parent must be in attendance at this meeting! The meeting will start at approximately 4:30pm and last until 5:15pm in room 318. Please bring a writing utensil to fill out all necessary paperwork.

Team Rules

**SCHOOL WORK IS THE 1ST PRIORITY FOR ALL ATHLETES**

Cross-Country is not an excuse for any missing assignments.

PRACTICES

  • Athletes report to practice after all buses have been dismissed.
  • Bring appropriate running equipment daily.
    (shorts, color t-shirt, water bottle, athletic shoes, sweats, etc.).
  • Athletes will help with equipment for practices and meets.
  • Athletes will stretch BEFORE and AFTER they run.
  • Stretch thoroughly and start your workouts with easy running.
  • Be alert to activity going on around you to prevent collisions
    and/or the sudden stopping of others.
  • Avoid sudden stops on hard surfaces while sprinting.
    A gradual slow down will help prevent unnecessary
    leg stress.
    (this helps prevent shin splints)
  • Athletes will cheer on all other runners after they have
    completed
    their run at practice.

MEETS

  • Listen to daily announcements to hear when buses will
    leave for away meets.
    (Dismissal times will be at 2:25pm)
  • Any athlete missing the bus will not run in the meet even
    if a ride is given by a parent or guardian.
  • Bring all pieces of their school uniform to each meet.
    (shorts, shirt, sweats, etc.).
  • Athletes missing a practice for any non-school related
    reason
    will not be allowed to run in the next meet.
    (unless prior approval from the coach has been given).
  • Athletes will cheer on ALL other runners after they have
    completed
    their run at meets. Also, athletes will encourage
    all other runners at meets when it is not their turn to run.
    (example: boys will cheer on the girls during the girls' races).
  • Athletes will arrive home approximately between
    5:15pm and 5:30pm for most away meets.

ATTITUDE

  • Show good sportsmanship at all times
  • Say positive things about teammates & athletes on other teams.
  • Cheer on all runners at practices and meets.
  • Be respectful to all adults (parents, teachers, officials & coaches)
  • Give 100% at all times.
  • Try to have as much fun as possible!

LOCKER ROOM

  • Keep locker room floors free of litter.
  • Place all belongings in your assigned locker.
  • Close and lock locker doors when away from your locker.
  • Do not participate in horseplay, rough-housing, or hazing.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Sprains, strains, contusions, and all other injuries must be
    reported
    to the coach.
  • Dehydration can be dangerous. Athletes should drink 6-8
    glass of water daily throughout the entire Cross-Country Season.
  • Practices are held from 3:00pm-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
  • Practices the day before a meet end at 4:00pm.
  • Athletes are to have a ride home at the appropriate time on
    practice days. Believe it or not, teachers and coaches do have
    lives outside of school.
  • Athletes are to take off their running shoes before entering
    the building.
  • All athletes must take the bus to and from all meets.
  • No horse play, rough housing, hazing or initiations.

Acknowledgement

We certify that we have read, understand, and agree to adhere to the above rules, procedures, guidelines,
and responsibilities required for participation on the Moran Middle School Cross-Country Team.

Athlete Name: ___________________________________ Athlete's Signature: ________________________________________

Parent's/Guardian's Name: ________________________ Parent's / Guardian's Signature:______________________________

Practices & Meets

Practices
  • Practices are held right after school Monday through Friday and end at 4:30pm.
  • The day before a meet, Practices end at 4:00pm.
  • Have rides ready at that time!
Meets
  • Most meets will begin at 3:45pm/4:00pm
  • Athletes must walk the course before they run. So, the Start Time of the meet may vary slightly.
  • Home Meets will end around 5:00pm
  • Athletes will return from Away Meets between 5:15pm and 5:30pm
  • Have rides ready at that time!
***Parents are encouraged to attend and support their son/daughter at all the meets.
 

 

Season Schedule

SEASON SCHEDULE 2019
  • Check back soon to get 2019 Season Schedule.
***Cheshire Invitational - TBA***
  • Starting time is 4:00pm.
  • Held at Cheshire Park in Cheshire (on Route 10)
***CT MS State Championships - November 2nd***
                                       Rain Date - November 3rd

(SELECT ATHLETES ONLY!!!)

  • A-RACE - contains top 7 athletes from each the girls' and boys' teams.
  • B-RACE - additional 15 athletes from each the girls' and boys' teams.
  • Athletes must be at Moran by 7:00am.
  • Course Walks start at 8:00am, end at 9:15am.
  • First race starts at 10:30am
  • Girls "B-Race" @ 10:30am (1.7 mile race)-West of the CT River (Moran)
  • Boys "B-Race" @ 11:00am (1.7 mile race)-West of CT River (Moran)
  • Mom and Pop Race @ 11:30am (1.7 mile race)
  • Girls "A-Race" @ 12:15pm (2.3 mile race) - (Moran)
  • Boys "A-Race" @ 12:45pm (2.3 mile race) - (Moran)
  • Awards Ceremony @ 1:15pm
  • Girls "B-Race" @ 2:00pm (1.7 mile race)-East of CT River
  • Boys "B-Race" @ 2:30pm (1.7 mile race)-East of CT River

     

**Disclaimer - State Championship Information is subject to change.
 
***Contact Information***

James H. Moran Middle School: (203) 741-2900
Head Coach: Steven Scursso
Revised: 6/17/19

Boys' Team Roster

6TH GRADE:
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7TH GRADE:
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8TH GRADE:
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Managers:
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Girls' Team Roster

6th Grade:
  •  
7th Grade:
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8th Grade:
  •  
Managers:
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Contacting the Coach

CONTACTING COACH SCURSSO

***Please be patient. Coach Scursso will get back to you at his earliest convenience***

Basketball- Lady Mustangs

2019-2020 Season

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • ALL SPORTS PHYSICALS - Must be turned in to the School Nurse on or before Friday, October 18th
  • INFORMATIONAL MEETING - Listen to Morning Announcements on MVP News for Dates.  Signups will take place during this meeting.
  • TRYOUT DATES - The week of November 18th (see drop down link below for more details)
  • FIRST PRACTICE - Monday, November 25th - after school until 4:45pm
  • MANDATORY TEAM/PARENT MEETING - Monday, November 25th- immediately after practice. Meeting will start at 4:45pm in Rm 318.
  • Please read through the rest of the site for important information about the Lady Mustangs and Season Information.
  • SEASON SCHEDULE - Please review the Season Schedule by clicking on the Season Schedule drop down bar. The Season Schedule contains all Games and Invitationals.
  • A FULL COMMITMENT is to be made to Moran's Girls' Basketball Team above all other SPORTS TEAMS OR ACTIVITIES outside of school.
    Please make arrangements to meet with Coach Scursso if you have any conflicts with this.

 

  • If you did not make the team and want to know what you could do to improve your chances next year, send Coach Scursso an email to make an appointment to meet with him during ENRICHMENT BLOCK. Congratulations to those that made the team!

Sign-ups and Eligibility

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

  • Informational meeting will be held during the week of October 15th.
  • Please listen to morning announcements.
  • Sign-Ups will take place at this meeting.
SIGN-UPS
  • October 15th through November 15th
  • In the girls' locker room with Mrs. Neary
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
  • Athletes must have all grades average to a C- on their 1st Trimester Mid-term Report Card.
  • If an athlete 2 or more grades below a C- on their 1st Trimester Mid-Term Report Card,
    they will not be allowed to tryout for the team.
  • Athletes must maintain their academic eligibility throughout the entire basketball season.
  • If an athlete has 2 or more grades below a C- on their...
    • 1st Trimester Report Card, they will be suspended from practices & games until they have fewer than 2 grades below a C-.
MEDICAL ELIGIBILITY
  • ALL SPORTS PHYSICALS - Must be turned in to the School Nurse on or before Friday, October 18th
    • Physical Form (Current) - Last years' Physical is not valid for this year.
    • Parent Permission Slip (with parent signature)
    • Code of Ethics (signed by athlete and parent)
  • All forms can be obtained at the School Nurse's Office or on the main Athletic page
  • If you have any questions about your child's physical, parent permission slip or code of ethics form contact the school nurse, Ms. Duman.

Tryout Information

2019-2020 Tryouts Dates & Times
  • Nov. 18th (Mon) - until 4:45pm
  • Nov. 19th (Tue)  - until 4:45pm - FIRST CUTS!
  • Nov. 20th (Wed) - until 4:45pm
  • Nov. 21st (Thur) - Parent Conferences - NO TRYOUTS!
  • Nov. 22nd (Fri)   - until 4:45pm - FINAL CUTS!
  • Nov 25th (Mon)  - if needed
  • Nov 26th (Tues) - if needed

****Please have rides ready on time of pickup.

Equipment Needed At Tryouts
  • T-shirt and shorts.
  • High top basketball sneakers are suggested and they should be properly laced.
  • Players should wear all necessary protective equipment, pads, and braces.
  • The use of knee pads is recommended
  • Water bottle
  • Players with visual impairment(s):
    • Must wear corrective, shatterproof glasses or contact lenses if the impairment affects judgement or perception.
    • Glasses must be mounted in break resistant frames and held in place by an elastic strap.
Preparation for Tryouts

Conditioning:

  • All players trying out should be in good physical shape.
  • Basketball involves a lot of running.
  • Players should be prepared to run.
  • Players should shoot & do ball control drills on their own.

Hydration:

  • Dehydration is dangerous. To avoid dehydration players should be drinking 6-8 glasses of water each day.

Miscellaneous:

  • Remove all jewelry, watches, metal hair clips, and hats.
Results From First Cuts / Final Cuts
  • Girls' will receive an email in their School Gmail on the First Cut Day letting the know if they got cut or have advanced in the tryouts.
  • Girls will receive an email in their School Gmail on the Final Cut Day of tryouts letting them know if they made the team or not.

****If you did not make the team and want to know what you could do to improve your chances next year,
      email Coach Scursso to make an appointment to meet with him during ENRICHMENT BLOCK.

Mandatory Team/Parent Meeting

Mandatory Team/Parent Meeting:

 

There will be a MANDATORY Team/Parent Meeting on Monday, November 25th, for ALL ATHLETES that made the team and THEIR PARENTS. One parent must be in attendance at this meeting! The meeting will start at approximately 4:45pm and last until 5:30pm in room 318. Please bring a writing utensil to fill out all necessary paperwork.

Team Rules

Team Rules

**SCHOOLWORK IS THE 1ST PRIORITY FOR ALL ATHLETES**
BASKETBALL IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR ANY MISSING ASSIGNMENTS

General Information

- Please shoot, dribble, and play on the weekends during the season.
- Players should be prepared to run. Basketball involves a lot of running!!!
- Dehydration can be dangerous. Be sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily.
- Players should drink water frequently during practices and games.
- All injuries must be reported to the coach.
- Please Do Not hang on the rims or from the nets.
- Players are expected to be at ALL practices & games from Start to Finish.
- Players are to get picked up at the appropriate time after practices & games.
- Believe it or not, teachers and coaches do have lives outside of school.
- Do Not participate in horseplay, rough housing, bullying, or initiations.
- HAVE as much FUN as possible!!!!

Equipment

- Wear all protective gear, pads, and braces to every Practice & Game.
- Be sure that all stabilizing straps and laces are properly worn and tightened,
and all fasteners secured so equipment is properly positioned.
- High-top basketball sneakers are suggested and should be properly laced.
- Players with visual impairments must wear corrective, shatterproof glasses
or contact lenses if the impairment affects judgment or perception. Glasses
must be mounted in break resistant frames and be held in place by an elastic strap.
- The use of knee pads is recommended.
- Remove all jewelry (rings, earrings, necklaces, etc.) and metal hair clips.

Attitude

- Show good sportsmanship at all times.
- Only say positive things about their teammates & players on other teams.
- Encourage teammates at practices and during games.
- Be respectful to all adults (parents, teachers, officials & coaches)
- Players will give 100% at all times. Always give your BEST EFFORT.
- HAVE as much FUN as possible!!!!

In the Locker Room

- Keep locker room floors free of litter.
- Place all belongings in your assigned locker.
- Close and lock locker doors when away from your locker.
- NO CELL PHONES ARE TO BE USED IN THE LOCKER ROOM!!!
- Do Not participate in horseplay, rough-housing, bullying, or initiations.

Practices

- Players are to bring appropriate basketball equipment daily.
(shorts, t-shirt, reversible jersey, basketball sneakers, sweats, & waterbottle)
- Players will help take out & take in equipment for all practices.
- Players will stretch BEFORE & AFTER practice.
- Players will encourage ALL other teammates during practice.
- Players must attend practices in order to participate in games.
- Practices will be held Monday through Thursday.
- Practices end at 4:30pm. Understand practice times are subject to change.

Games

- Listen to daily announcements to hear when buses will leave for away games.
(All dismissal times will be at 2:25pm unless otherwise noted)
- Players are to bring ALL pieces of their school uniform to each game.
(shorts, home jersey, away jersey, sweats, etc.).
- Players will help take out & take in equipment for all games.
- Players must attend practices in order to participate in the games.
Players who miss practice for any non-school related reason won't play in the next game.
(unless prior approval from the coach has been given)
- Players will cheer on ALL other teammates during the game.
- Players must understand that playing time in games is not guaranteed.
- Players will return to Moran by 5:30pm for all away games.
- ALL GAMES are subject to change.

Acknowledgement

We certify that we have read, understand, and agree to the above rules,
procedures, guidelines, and responsibilities required for participation
on the Moran Middle School Lady Mustangs Girls' Basketball Team.

__________________________ ___________________________
Player's Name (Print) Parent's Guardian's Name (Print)

__________________________ ___________________________
Player's Signature Parent's Guardian's Signature

__________________________ ___________________________
Date Date

Practices and Games

PRACTICES
  • November 25th - 1st Day of Practice
  • Monday through Friday right after school.
  • All Practices end at 4:45pm!
  • Have rides ready at that time!
GAMES

HOME GAMES

  • Start at 3:30pm.
  • End approximately 5:00pm.

AWAY GAMES

  • Start at 3:30pm.
  • Return to Moran between 5:15pm-5:45pm.

All games are subject to change.

****Parents, family, and friends are encouraged to attend each game and support the Lady Mustangs Basketball Team.

Season Schedule

SEASON SCHEDULE 2019-2020

Team Roster

8th Grade:

7th Grade:

6th Grade:

Managers:

Contacting the Coach

CONTACTING COACH SCURSSO

***Please be patient. Coach Scursso will get back to you at his earliest convenience***

Basketball- Mustangs

2017-2018 Season - Schedule

INFORMATIONAL MEETING
  • Please listen to morning announcements.
  • Sign-Ups will take place at this meeting.
SIGN-UPS
  • In the boys' locker room
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
  • Athletes must have all grades average to a C- on their 1st Trimester Mid-term Report Card.
  • If an athlete 2 or more grades below a C- on their 1st Trimester Mid-Term Report Card,
    they will not be allowed to tryout for the team.
  • Athletes must maintain their academic eligibility throughout the entire basketball season.
  • If an athlete has 2 or more grades below a C- on their...
    • 1st Trimester Report Card, they will be suspended from practices & games until they have fewer than 2 grades below a C-.
MEDICAL ELIGIBILITY
  • ALL SPORTS PHYSICALS - Must be turned in to the School Nurse on or before Friday, October 27th
    • Physical Form (Current) - Last years' Physical is not valid for this year.
    • Parent Permission Slip (with parent signature)
    • Code of Ethics (signed by athlete and parent)
  • All forms can be obtained at the School Nurse's Office or on the main Athletic page
  • If you have any questions about your child's physical, parent permission slip contact the school nurse, Ms. Duman.
2017-2018 Tryouts Dates & Times
  • Beginning the week of Monday, November 6th.
  • More specific dates will be given at the Informational Meeting.
  • Tryouts will be held right after school until 4:45 pm each day.
  • Please have rides ready at that time.
  • Please come with a T-shirt with your last name on the back, if possible.
  • Callbacks will be posted in the boys' locker room.
PRACTICES
  • November 20th - 1st Day of Practice
  • Monday through Friday right after school.
  • All Practices end at 4:45 pm!
  • Have rides ready at that time!
GAMES

HOME GAMES

  • Start at 3:30pm.
  • End approximately 5:00pm.

AWAY GAMES

  • Start at 3:30pm.
  • Return to Moran between 5:15pm-5:45pm.

All games are subject to change.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 203-741-2900

Baseball

2019 Baseball Schedule 

Contact James H. Moran Middle School if you have any questions. 
203-741-2900
 

3 Ways to Improve Before You Even Step on a Ball Field:

         1. eat healthy/drink water

         2. Get Enough Sleep

         3. Watch a Game Every Night

 

"Baseball is 90% Mental, the other half is physical"....Below is the 90%

        1. Pick up Pennies = Get the easy outs, the easy hits and the easy runs. Pick up a penny as you walk by because one day you'll need a dollar. 

        2. Pack Parachutes = In WWII, paratroopers survived because someone else packed them a backup parachute in case theirs failed. How are you going to "pack parachutes" for your teammates when things don't go their way?

       3. Stay in The Middle = Don't get too high or too low; too happy or too sad; too anxious or too patient; too ambitious or not ambitious enough. The game is played in the middle where you recognize what you did correctly, but learned from what went wrong. 

       4. The game will move on to the next batter and so should you! 

 

Who Do You Want Up In The Bottom of the 9th, Bases Loaded, 2 outs, down by 1?

        the answer:  Whoever is ready

Softball

2019 Softball Schedule

Coach - Lesley Pacelli-Kukta

Track & Field

2019 Track & Field Schedule
 
MORAN BOYS' TRACK TEAM WIN THE 2018 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS;
MORAN GIRLS' TRACK TEAM TAKES 2ND PLACE!

 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT - from Saturday, May 26, 2018

Important Information (2019)

INFORMATIONAL and SIGN-UP MEETING
  • February 23rd - During Enrichment Block

***If you missed the informational meeting and would still like to sign up for the Track & Field teams, please 
    see either Mr. Scursso in room 318 or Ms. Neary in the gymnasium to sign up and get any packets handed out.

DROP DEAD DATE FOR SPORTS PACKETS
  • All parts of SPORTS PACKET are due in the school nurse's office by MARCH 22nd!!!
  • If you do not have ALL PARTS of your SPORTS PACKET turned in with the school nurse by that date, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRY OUT!!!!
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET 2019
  • This year's State Championship Meet will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
OTHER INFORMATION
  • Home/Away meets will last until about 6:00pm/6:30pm
  • Have rides ready at appropriate times!
  • Please click on the links below for additional information.

What is Track & Field? (with event descriptions)

WHAT IS TRACK & FIELD?

Track & Field has events that are broken up into two categories, TRACK EVENTS and FIELD EVENTS. In each of these categories there are subgroups. TRACK EVENTS are known as the RUNNING EVENTS and can be broken down into SPRINTING and DISTANCE events. FIELD EVENTS are broken down into THROWING and JUMPING events. Below are the areas that middle school students compete in.

TRACK EVENTS
  • SPRINTING EVENTS - 100m, 200m, and 400m
    • 100m - straight run on the track (1/4 of a lap)
    • 200m - a curve and a straight (1/2 a lap)
    • 400m - 1 full lap (1/4 mile)
  • DISTANCE EVENTS - 400m, 800m, and 1600m
    • 400m - 1 full lap (1/4 mile)
    • 800m - 2 full laps (1/2 mile)
    • 1600m - 4 full laps (1 mile)
  • MID-DISTANCE EVENTS - 200m, 400m, and 800m
    • Look at above descriptions for the lengths of each event
  • 55m HURDLES - (competed during the State Championship Meet only)
FIELD EVENTS
  • THROWING EVENTS - Shot Put and Discus
  • JUMPING EVENTS - Long Jump and High Jump
    *
    High Jump - only competed in during an Invitational and State Championship Meet
    *T
    ryouts for the JUMPING EVENTS will take place once the team has been selected

Sign-Ups & Eligibility

Sign-ups

  • At the informational meeting held in the Spring during an Enrichment Block during the week of February 23.
  • If an athlete missed the informational meeting, sign-up before homeroom, at dismissal time, or during PE class with
    Coach Neary in the Gymnasium

Medical Eligibility

  • All athletes & managers must have the following on file at the school Nurse's Office prior to beginning of tryouts
    1. Sports Physical Form (Current) - Last years' Sports Physical is not valid for this year.
    2. Parent Permission Slip (with parent signature)
    3. Code of Ethics Form
  • The Sports Athletic Packets can be obtained at the school Nurse's Office or on the main athletic page for Moran.
  • If you have any questions about your child's sports physical, parent permission slip, or Code of Ethics forms
    contact the school nurse, Mrs. Duman.

Tryout Information

2019 Tryouts Dates & Times

THROWING TRYOUTS

  • Tuesday, March 26th - Selected Athletes (List posted outside Locker rooms on Monday)
  • Thursday, March 28th - Selected Athletes (List posted outside Locker rooms on Monday)

SPRINTING TRYOUTS

  • Monday, April 1st
  • Tuesday, April 2nd

DISTANCE TRYOUTS

  • Thursday, April 4th - Tryouts will end at 3:00pm
  • Friday, April 5th

ADDITIONAL TRYOUTS - (If needed) - Monday, April 8th

**All tryouts will last until 5:00pm unless otherwise noted!!!  Please have rides ready at that time!**

 

Equipment Needed At Tryouts
  • Running shoes
    • Asics, Saucony, Adidas, New Balance, or Brooks
    • NO cross-trainers, tennis sneakers, basketball shoes, or racing spikes
  • Colored T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sweatshirt & Sweatpants
  • Water bottle(s) - with your name written on it
     
Conditioning:
  • RUNNING THE MONTH PRIOR IS A GOOD WAY TO PREPARE FOR TRYOUTS
  • Running Events:
    • Athletes trying out should be in good physical shape.
    • Athletes should be running on their own prior to tryouts.
  • Throwing Events:
    • Athletes in throwing events need strong legs.
    • Athletes should be running/bounding hills to strengthen their legs.
  • REMEMBER TO HYDRATE!!!
    • It is important to drink a lot of water before and after your training
    • During training and during the season, drinking 80oz to 100oz of water a day should be done.

 

Team Rules & Regulations

**SCHOOLWORK IS THE 1ST PRIORITY FOR ALL ATHLETES**

TRACK & FIELD IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR ANY MISSING ASSIGNMENTS.

General Information

  • Dehydration can be dangerous. Athletes should drink 6-8 glass of water daily throughout the entire Track & Field Season.
  • Sprains, strains, contusions, and all other injuries must be reported to the coaches right away.
  • Athletes are expected to be at ALL practices and meets from Start to Finish.
  • Athletes are to get picked up at the appropriate time after practices & meets.
  • Athletes are to take off their running shoes before entering the building.
  • ALL athletes must take the bus TO all meets.
  • Do Not participate in horseplay, rough-housing, bullying, hazing or initiations.
  • HAVE as much FUN as possible!

Attitude

  • Show good sportsmanship at all times.
  • Only say positive things about teammates & athletes on other teams.
  • Encourage teammates (runners & field athletes) at all practices and meets.
  • Be respectful to all adults (parents, teachers, officials & coaches).
  • Give 100% at all times. Always give your BEST EFFORT.
  • HAVE as much FUN as possible!

In the Locker Room

  • Keep locker room floors free of litter.
  • Place all belongings in your assigned locker.
  • Close and lock locker doors when away from your locker.
  • NO CELL PHONES ARE TO BE USED IN THE LOCKER ROOM!!!!
  • Do not participate in horseplay, rough-housing, bullying, hazing, or initiations.

Practices

  • Athletes are to bring appropriate running equipment daily (shorts, color t-shirt, water bottle, athletic shoes, sweats, etc.).
  • Athletes will help take out & take in equipment for all practices.
  • Athletes will stretch BEFORE and AFTER practice.
  • Stretch thoroughly and start your workouts with easy running.
  • BE ALERT to activity going on around you to prevent collisions and/or the sudden stopping of others.
  • Avoid sudden stops on hard surfaces while sprinting. A gradual slow down will help prevent unnecessary leg stress
    (this helps prevent shin splints).
  • Athletes should cheer on all runners after completing their run at practice.
  • Athletes must attend practices in order to participate in the meets. Athletes who miss practice for any non-school related reason will not be allowed to run in the next meet. (unless prior approval from the coaches has been given)

Meets

  • Listen to daily announcements to hear when buses will leave for away meets.
    (All dismissal times will be at 2:25pm unless otherwise noted)
  • Any athlete missing the bus will not run in the meet even if a ride is given by a parent or guardian.
  • Athletes are to bring ALL pieces of their school uniform to each meet (shorts, jersey, windbreaker, wind pants, & sweats.)
  • Athletes will help take out & take in equipment for all meets.
  • Athletes must attend practices in order to participate in the meets. Athletes who miss practice for any non-school related reason will not be allowed to run in the next meet. (unless prior approval from the coaches has been given)
  • Athletes will cheer on ALL other runners after they have completed their run at meets. Also, athletes will encourage all other runners, throwers, and jumpers at meets when it is not their turn to compete. (example: boys will cheer on the girls during the girls' races).
  • Athletes will return to Moran between 6:00pm & 6:30pm for most away meets.


Acknowledgement

We certify that we have read, understand, and agree to adhere to the above rules, procedures, guidelines,
and responsibilities required for participation on the Moran Middle School Track & Field Team.


___________________________________ ____________________________________
Athlete's Name (Please Print) Parent's/Guardian's Name (Please Print)


___________________________________ ____________________________________
Athlete's Signature Parent's/Guardian's Signature


___________________________________ ___________________________________
Date Date

Contacting the Coaches

  1. E-mail the Coaches with any questions or concerns you might have.
  2. Call the School and Coach Scursso or Coach Neary by phone.
      • (203) 741-2900
      • Please be patient.
      • They will get back to you at their earliest convenience.


Boys Track Team Roster

Boys' Track Team Roster - 2019

  • Barnes, Ray
  • Brown, Oliver
  • Burke, Cormac
  • Cerrito, Brandon
  • DeMaria, Billy
  • Elder, Marcus
  • Frazier, Kyle
  • Gogliettino, John
  • Grant, Jack
  • Hernandez, David
  • Hotaling, Owen
  • Liu, Kieran
  • Liu, Ronan
  • Lorenson, Gavin
  • Mansfield, Aaron
  • McHugh, Garrett
  • Medina, Bryan
  • Phoenix, Daniel
  • Rutkowski, Beau
  • Salvador, Shaine
  • Seibt, William
  • Smith, John
  • Tricarico, Ben
  • Vazquez, Bobby
  • Welch, Devin
  • You, Andy

Managers:

  • Kearns, Riley
  • Khella, Manda
  • Oumsou, Maya
  • Rozza, Rhiannon
  • Sherwood, Allison
  • Vincelette, Renee

Girls Track Team Roster

Girls' Team Roster - 2019

  • Allardice, Keri
  • Deans, Casey
  • Furtado, Grace
  • Jones, Natalie
  • Kaiser, Alison
  • Keenan, Grace
  • Keenan, Shawn
  • Kotula, Angelika
  • Lombino, Katherine
  • Nhatavong, Nalysa
  • Patel, Hitika
  • Peterkin, Joy
  • Raffone, Ava
  • Raffone, Isabella
  • Rodriguez, Emmalyn
  • Shea, Kaelyn
  • Smith, Jayden
  • Snedeker, Melody
  • Villano, Erin
  • Wresien, Maya

Managers:

  • Kearns, Riley
  • Khella, Manda
  • Oumsou, Maya
  • Rozza, Rhiannon
  • Sherwood, Allison
  • Vincelette, Renee

 

Order of Events & Scoring

Scoring
  • Dual-Meets:
    • All events (except relays) will be scored on a 5-3-1 basis (5 points for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd place, 1 point for 3rd place)
    • Relays scored as 5 points for the winner (no points for 2nd).
  • Tri-Meets or Quad-Meets:
    • Points will be scored against each individual school so that it is the same format as the dual-meet scoring.
Running Events
  • Girls run first followed by Boys.
  • Fastest heats will be run first.

EVENT
(Order Listed Below)

Number of Entries
(Dual Meets)

Number of Entries
(Tri-Meets)

4 x 100m relay

3 teams per school

2 teams per school

1600m

unlimited

unlimited

400m

12

8

100m

18

12

800m

unlimited

unlimited

200m

18

12

4 x 400m relay

3 teams per school

2 teams per school


Field Events
  • If there are enough event officials and safe areas to compete, then all 3 areas (Shot, Discus, and Long Jump) will take place simultaneously.
  • If only 2 areas (the throwing and the long jump) can compete at once, then both the girls’ and boys’ discus will take place prior to the shot put.

EVENT
(Order Listed Below)

Number of Entries
(Dual Meets)

Number of Entries
(Tri-Meets)

Girls' Discus

12

8

Boys' Long Jump

12

8

Boys' Discus

12

8

Girls' Long Jump

12

8

Boys' Shot Put

12

8

Girls' Shot Put

12

8


Number of Events per Athlete

  • Individual athletes are able to compete in 4 events max. (one event must be a relay)
  • If an athlete does not compete in a relay, then it is 3 events max.
  • Most invitationals are 3 events max.
Miscellaneous
  • During a Track & Field meet, Running and Field Events are conducted simultaneously. If an athlete is scheduled to compete in both a Running and a Field Event, the Running Event will take priority over the Field Event.
  • Hurdling Events and the High Jump will not be scored during league meets. It is individual schools’ prerogative if they wish to practice those events for invitationals or for high school preparation.

Season Schedule

Click Here for the Track & Field Season Schedule

  • All Starting times for Home meets are 4:00pm unless noted otherwise.

Additional Invitational Information

***State Championships***
  • Select Athletes Only!
  • More information to come.
  • Meet information - handed out week of meet.

Revised: 3/2/2017

School Records

Coach Scursso has kept accurate records of the Boys' Track & Field Team since he began coaching in 1998. In 2003, Coach Scursso started coaching both the Girls' and Boys' Track & Field teams. Now he shares the responsibility of coaching both teams with Coach Neary. The only known records for the Girls' Track & Field Team are those since 2003. Below you can click on a link to view current school Track & Field Records for either the Girls' or the Boys' Track & Field Teams.


Boys' Track & Field - Team Record

School Year Wins Losses Ties
2018-2019 3 3 0
State Championships  
*2017-2018* 6 0 0
State Championships State Champions
2016-2017 4 2 0
State Championships 2nd Place
*2015-2016* 5 1 0
State Championships 2nd Place
*2014-2015* 5 1 1
State Championships 15th Place
2013-2014 3 2 0
State Championships 5th Place
2012-2013 5 1 1
State Championships 15th Place
2011-2012 5 1 0
State Championships 2nd Place
2010-2011 2 4 0
State Championships 6th Place
2009-2010 6 1 0
State Championships 8th Place
*2008-2009* 8 0 0
State Championships 2nd Place
2007-2008 7 1 0
State Championships 2nd Place
2006-2007 6 1 0
*2005-2006* 7 0 0
*2004-2005* 8 0 0
2003-2004 5 2 0
2002-2003 5 1 0
*2001-2002* 9 0 0
2000-2001 7 2 0
1999-2000 7 3 0
1998-1999 6 1 0
1998-1999 5 1 1
Totals 124 28 3

*Indicates Central Connecticut Middle School League Champions*


Girls' Track & Field - Team Record

School Year Wins Losses Ties
*2018-2019* 5 1 0
State Championships  
*2017-2018* 6 0 0
State Championships 2nd Place
*2016-2017* 5 1 0
State Championships State Champions
*2015-2016* 5 1 0
State Championships 4th Place
*2014-2015* 7 0 0
State Championships State Champions
2013-2014 4 1 0
State Championships 3rd Place
2012-2013 4 2 0
State Championships 10th Place
2011-2012 5 2 0
State Championships 15th Place
2010-2011 2 4 0
State Championships 8th Place
2009-2010 4 3 0
State Championships 6th Place
2008-2009 6 1 1
State Championships State Champions
2007-2008 6 2 0
State Championships 4th Place
2006-2007 5 2 0
2005-2006 5 2 0
2004-2005 6 2 0
2003-2004 5 2 0
Totals 80 26 1

*Indicates Central Connecticut Middle School League Champions*

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