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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1 month ago Liberty Premier Invitational 2018
Just double checking that the schedule for the invitational is correct. I am taking a few people ...
2 months ago All State
@petecrys This just makes it so much harder for kids in cross country to get similar recognit...
2 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt Heck, I never even liked them going to wild cards. When I first remember knowing anyt...
2 months ago County of Loudoun Championships
It's funny to see the effects of realignment on different sport. Half a decade ago we thought ...
2 months ago Stop the Ads!
@APettitWHS I agree. Ads for non-subscribers. Not for people who are paying you already.
3 months ago Winning state titles in totally different ways
In 5A, Albemarle takes the title with a tight pack, but no runner making all-state. In 4A Loudou...
3 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt The old system was terribly broken for football. It was working fine for other sports...
3 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt Why? Football is the ONLY sport that eliminates some teams before the playoffs start. E...
3 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@Runnerhheaj This is actually a great idea I hadn't considered. I really like the idea that t...
4 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@TruRunner2 I agree that 12 is the right number (I mean there are six classes so 72 schools e...
4 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@rsullins I'm with you, but 1/3 rounded up. So 4-6 teams gets 2. 7-9 teams gets 3. 10-12 teams ...
4 months ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
I actually think the size of the meets is pretty good. 12 teams + 20 at-large runners per classif...
4 months ago Third Battle Invite
I'd just like to thank all the people who worked so hard to make this meet go. We really enjoyed ...
4 months ago A feature I'd like to see.
Holy Cow! That's way above what I was expecting anyone to do for me. I am blown away that you too...
4 months ago A feature I'd like to see.
I love running virtual meets. A feature I'd love to see, however, is that I'd like to be able to ...
5 months ago Third Battle vs. Milestat XC Invitational
@Runnerhheaj My kids rarely seem to do well at MileStat for some reason. Probably bad coachin...
5 months ago Third Battle vs. Milestat XC Invitational
@frankrizzo I like fast courses. I try to get my kids on one every year, but I never thought ...
5 months ago County of Loudoun Championships
@coachLC I don't think anyone was suggesting the course was short. We've all heard how strong...
5 months ago County of Loudoun Championships
Yep, there were some crazy times there! Talented kids up there might need to find another sport i...
5 months ago Don't Say I don't get results posted on MIleStat. Here you go.
@kshirk Thanks, I followed your advice and the meet is now posted properly.
5 months ago Don't Say I don't get results posted on MIleStat. Here you go.
RaceTab by MileSplit/FloSports Matt Gilliam, OCHS Orange Quad -...
6 months ago Chancellor-Courtland Invitational
Our first time running this meet. It was just super well run. Thanks to everyone who worked on ma...
8 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 ...
8 months ago Uniform Rules????
@gilmorep I agree, I'm seeing a lot of mismatched shorts of various kinds. I remember when th...
8 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 ...
9 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 ...
9 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 ...
9 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...
9 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...
9 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 ...
9 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...
9 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...
9 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...
9 months ago Writer Who Thinks Track is a Joke
http://lancasteronline.com/sports/trackandfield/highschool/high-school-track-it-s-springtime-and-...
10 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...
10 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...
10 months ago Favorite XC Meet
@BamaXC Our favorite used to be the Maymont Cross Country Festival, but obviously that's gone...
11 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...
11 months ago Where are my results
I can't find anything our high school is in anymore.
1 year ago Indoor JV (8th grade) meets
Let me know if you find any.
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year ago Milestat Election
Is there any reasonable way to think that kids would be at increased risk to be shot if they went...
1 year 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...
1 year 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 ...
1 year 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 ...
1 year ago Burke Lake Park
@LBTRACK I do think there is one valid argument for making it a 5K. For a championship race i...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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 ...