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Posted on May 10, 2013

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week

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Gillispie Grades 2-5 Kiwanis Junior Olympic participants trained hard yesterday at the La Jolla High School track. After a quick warm-up and stretch, our athletes got out on the track and practiced their short and long races. The children practiced the “blind handoff” technique used in relay races, which included using visual markings on the track, specific hand and arm positioning, and auditory signals between teammates when passing the “stick.”

Students from nine La Jolla elementary schools–public, private, and independent–will gather at La Jolla High on Sunday, May 19, to endeavor for personal-best performances. Events will include obstacle course, broad jump, softball throw, and track events, including boys and girls team relay races . . . and the crowning event: the Fastest Girl and Fastest Boy in La Jolla races.

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