About Me

Just a dad who started following track field when his 7th grade girl went out for cross country. Now I'm addicted to the sport and somehow got roped into coaching although I know next to nothing.

Discussion Posts

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2 months ago Looking for a couple of teams for a tri-meet at Montpelier.
We have a couple of teams entered now. I could still add a couple more if anyone else would like ...
2 months ago Uniform Rules????
@gilmorep I agree, I'm seeing a lot of mismatched shorts of various kinds. I remember when th...
2 months ago Assistant Coaches Needed
Boy, I'd love to move up there and teach math and coach for a few years, but I can uproot my son ...
2 months ago A new track for Orange County! At last!
In 2009 my daughter, Helen, ran track for Prospect Heights Middle School for the first time. The ...
2 months ago Looking for a couple of teams for a tri-meet at Montpelier.
Orange County High School Cross Country would like to host a couple of teams for a small tri (or ...
3 months ago A new track for Orange County! At last!
J.V. Soccer will likely practice there. I don't mind that. I have to say the soccer kids at Orang...
3 months ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
The fact is that many kids can run any events you choose for them. However, my idea has alway...
3 months ago A new track for Orange County! At last!
Most of you have no idea what the 6 lane track at OCHS is/was like. In 2010 my daughter spoke to ...
3 months ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
All the man wanted to know is why we don't put the 4 x 200 in the same place in an indoor meet as...
3 months ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
@FallenHurdler no one said that sprinters don't need recovery time. But it's obvious that you...
3 months ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
I have thought about the order of events a lot, and I think the traditional order probably evolve...
3 months ago Writer Who Thinks Track is a Joke
http://lancasteronline.com/sports/trackandfield/highschool/high-school-track-it-s-springtime-and-...
3 months ago 5A Region D Cross Country Post-Season.
Yeah, they expanded the playoff opportunities for most sports, where half the teams will get to e...
4 months ago 5A Region D Cross Country Post-Season.
Here's the exciting post season for our region (sarcasm intended, if you missed it): All 12 t...
4 months ago Favorite XC Meet
@BamaXC Our favorite used to be the Maymont Cross Country Festival, but obviously that's gone...
5 months ago Fork Union meet from last week.
I was wondering if the results from a meet last week that Orange was at will get posted. We had a...
5 months ago Where are my results
I can't find anything our high school is in anymore.
8 months ago Indoor JV (8th grade) meets
Let me know if you find any.
8 months ago Favorite Cross Country Runner Names in VHSL for 2016.
When I coached baseball we used to face a pitcher from Monacan high school named "Matt Homer." Gr...
8 months ago Favorite Cross Country Runner Names in VHSL for 2016.
There are always names that I see on here that just make me think, "That's an awesome name!" Ther...
9 months ago Milestat Election
Is there any reasonable way to think that kids would be at increased risk to be shot if they went...
9 months ago Crazy differences between girls and boys at 5A Cross Country meet.
@frankrizzo I don't know what we would do about so many good teams and runners being congrega...
9 months ago Crazy differences between girls and boys at 5A Cross Country meet.
@frankrizzo I don't profess to have the answer. I would say that, in general I liked the old ...
10 months ago Crazy differences between girls and boys at 5A Cross Country meet.
@frankrizzo Because? There is very little objective reality about how many teams, people ...
10 months ago Burke Lake Park
@LBTRACK I do think there is one valid argument for making it a 5K. For a championship race i...
10 months ago Crazy differences between girls and boys at 5A Cross Country meet.
I should say that results like what the boys had are exciting and good for the sport. If we're go...
10 months ago Crazy differences between girls and boys at 5A Cross Country meet.
Top 6 teams advance to states, then they take they 10 fastest runners that were not on one of tho...
10 months ago Too many videos, not enough content
@vamilesplit I don't know how you make everyone happy. It's hard, for sure. I think a lot of ...
10 months ago Stop the Ads
The pop-ups are very annoying. I was trying to check something just a minute ago, was hoping it w...
10 months ago VHSL Group 5A North Regional XC Championship 2016
yes it is confusing my kids' families (and I only have three racing).
10 months ago Milestat. com Invite
Where are the JV Girls 2nd race results?
10 months ago Why did boys times update, but not girls?
@vamilesplit The Montpelier Dual meet on Oct. 5
10 months ago Why did boys times update, but not girls?
I was trying to run some virtual meets with times from our dual meet on Wednesday added in. I run...
11 months ago DCXC Times
@TrialsVT When I retire, I plan to write a program that will suck in all the data and compare...
11 months ago Heat
Boy, we can't buy a cool race day. Seems like every day we have a meet scheduled has been or is f...
12 months ago Eighth graders in Varsity section of invitational.
I know that many private schools allow 8th graders to run varsity, and I have nor problem with th...
1 year ago We need percentiles
I used to actually calculate this using this site until they stopped having the lists go all the ...
1 year ago Jefferson District Results?
I was under the impression they were sent in Wednesday night.
2 years ago VHSL Realignment 2017-2019
@knnmcdaniel I do agree with you in a lot of ways. Track feels the least "teamy" of any of the ...
2 years ago VHSL Realignment 2017-2019
@kshirk I talked to my AD about this also, he said there was talk of sub-regionals where you ...
2 years ago Something I wrote a few years ago. Just remembered it. Hope you think it's funny.
Having only recently gotten into running and having waddled through a few 5K's (and one 8K) this ...
2 years ago VHSL Realignment 2017-2019
I agree. Actually beating people won't matter any more. Some of the most exciting races of the ye...
2 years ago How good is Virginia as a cross country state?
Early returns from Foot Locker look awfully good for Virginia. Now I know we're right next door t...
2 years ago Nike Nationals against the VHSL rules:
@demarco e-mail me a copy of that. I'd like to have that to back myself up in the future. ...
2 years ago Nike Nationals against the VHSL rules:
I'm s rue you can't wear uniforms with your school name on them. That is the PRIMARY rule here. Y...
2 years ago Nike Nationals against the VHSL rules:
Thanks to everyone for your help. I am only in my second year coaching and I hear so many differe...
2 years ago What races can 6th and 7th graders run in? What about 8th graders?
I have seen these races run a million different ways. I finally just asked the VHSL what the actu...
2 years ago Nike Nationals against the VHSL rules:
I just went straight to the VHSL offices. Here's what I got. Runners from member schools can p...
2 years ago Nike Nationals against the VHSL rules:
I am a big believer that if a rule is bad you change it, you don't break it. Whether you gain an ...
2 years ago Nike Nationals against the VHSL rules:
They cannot represent their schools, but somehow they always do. Every year we're talking about w...