Little Three Track & Field Parents & Family Gathering

April 21st at Williams College


With the annual running of the Little Three Track & Field Championships with Williams and Wesleyan being a meet in which everyone would be competing, it is a great opportunity to try and get as many family members in attendance. Like we did last spring, when it was at Wesleyan, we are hoping to get as many of you as possible to make the trek to Williams College and cheer on your kids and meet the rest of the team, coaches and other family. Immediately following the conclusion of the meet, we are hoping to have a "tailgate gathering" for everyone. What is consumed will depend entirely on what you all care to bring and there is really no limit on those possibilities - we should be able to get some tables and chairs from Williams but beyond that, it will be up to us. There are approximately 60 men and women on the team and they are sure to be tired, hungry and thirsty after a day of tough competition. Tailgate fare - burgers, dogs, chicken, sandwiches, salads, your son / daughters favorite food, perhaps your favorite food, something unique, something common, drinks, chips - basically your call on what you would like to bring, as I am sure that it will get devoured and certainly will be greatly appreciated.

This is a chance to see the team compete for Little Three supremacy (though admittedly perhaps Williams will have a slight advantage in that department!), a chance to see your son / daughter, a chance to meet the other parents and their respective runners, a chance to meet / see again the coaches and the most important part, to get everyone together and have a great time and show your support of the team and the program. As we get closer to the 21st, I will keep updating this site with what people are bringing so that you will know who is bringing what - while some things may be the same, there is certainly a chance that one person's secret chicken is different then someone else's, so feel free to double up. Perhaps seeing what others are bringing will help to put an idea into your head. We had a good time last year at Little Three's (though the rain at Wesleyan did put a little damper on things) and we have had a lot of fun with the gatherings during XC and we are looking forward to building upon that success this year.

We will make up name tags and have them for you at the meet, as well as extra tags if you are bringing your other kids or family members. More information and details will follow, and as they do, they will get included right here so that you can check back as April 21st gets closer! Those who may be traveling from afar, and who may find it easier to pick up something in Williamstown at one of their eating establishments, this is a link to the Williams College visitors guide which has a list of the local eateries - there is also a Stop'n Shop as you head into town that would have other last minute options

On behalf of the team and the coaches, we are really looking forward to seeing you all at Williams on the 21st and are hoping for a huge turnout! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either me Ned mail or 413 542 8117 or Julia Rucker will also be instrumental in helping to organize this activity, via Julia email or 413 542 2218

Ned and Julia


Those coming and, if mentioned, what they are bringing. Keep checking back as April gets closer and things get finalized. I will try and update this regularly as I hear back from people and what they are bringing.

As of April 17th Replies -

(from here out, please be sure to email Julia as I will be away from the office)

Richard and Janet Mancino (Jenny) - fried chicken, a case of bottled water, cupcakes and chips

Evie and John Beaty (Basile) - gatorade and cookies

Katharine Priedeman (Molly) - not sure yet but will figure something

Steve Darmody (Caroline) - flying in from FL and would be interested in going in on a sandwich platter or something comparable with others? If interested, email Steve

Ingrid Blake (Hannah Campbell) - not sure yet but will figure something

Molly Sexton (Ben Read) - water, gatorade, snacks and pasta salad

Watson and Suzie Galleher (Sophie) - no sure yet but will figure something

Carlyle Eubank (Carlyle) - wine, cheese and bread

Jack and Jeannie Kiley (Jack) - grill, burgers, dogs and the fixings. If others want to do the same, then feel free to contact them and arrange that - email Jeannie

James Swanson (Jimmy) - not sure yet but will figure something

Angie and Robert Rybak (Jennifer) - Breaded Chicken Wings, Cookies and Brownies

Pete and Teri Pendergrass (Keith) - Burgers, dogs and the fixings. Juice or water

Diane and Roger Wilson (Heather) - not sure yet but will figure something

Eileen and Charles Tropiano (Elise) - wrap platter and dessert

Janet Distleman and Jim Levenson (Carly) - would be very interested to go in on a sandwich platter with others. Email Janet

Lori Murner (Daniel) - salad and cookies

Bill and Catherine Freese (Nate) - Sweet & Sour Chicken Cashew Salad

Gail and Harry Murphy (Caitlin) - Potato Salad, Hummus & Pita

David Ray (Meg) - Veggie Burgers and Vegetarian Pasta Salad

David and Nancy Babbott (John) - will join with Steve on a sandwich platter

Charlie Wilson and Melonie Buller (Rich) - will be bringing Richard's favorite pasta salad

Paul and Denise Silverman (Kate) - paper products, cups / plates, napkins / forks, spoons knives