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

Topic/Message
29 days ago How letters (pins and bars) work at your school.
I've been a part of athletic programs at several schools as an athlete or coach. Different school...
1 month ago Loriella Park hardest 5k in VA?
@TrialsVT When I retire (2 years maybe). I plan to put my statistics knowledge to use on tryin...
1 month ago How many runners are All-State? 7 or 15?
@gilmorep I know. The team sports name a few more than are on the field/court/pitch when the mee...
1 month ago State meet
I felt like it was really slow today. I wasn't there yesterday. Today it felt like a bog. My boy ...
1 month ago 5a boys?
Thank you so much for quickly getting it up!
1 month ago 5a boys?
It is killing us. We
1 month ago 5a boys?
Why is this one so slow getting posted?
1 month ago How many runners are All-State? 7 or 15?
I forget this every year.
1 month ago Cross Country State Qualifiers
I agree. Region has 8 or fewer teams, advance 2 9-12, advance 3 13-16, advance 4 17+ advan...
1 month ago Loriella Park hardest 5k in VA?
@AndrewSteenkamer It's not an easy course, for sure, but I didn't feel like it was unquestiona...
1 month ago XC a “TEAM” Sport
@mattymath I definitely feel like any all-Region kids (top 15) should go to states.
1 month ago XC a “TEAM” Sport
@Runnerhheaj Believe me, I understand that. My own daughter, when she was in high school, was ...
1 month ago XC a “TEAM” Sport
I have been thinking about the top five not on an advancing team rule and I really do not like it...
2 months ago Milestat vs Third Battle
It is indeed a well run meet. I can think of none I've attended that is run any better, equal may...
2 months ago Cross Country State Qualifiers
Does anyone know whatever came of this?
2 months ago All Area Meet Great Job FCS!
@frankrizzo It goes up on MileStat.com after we set our schedule and is often right in the mid...
2 months ago Milestat vs Third Battle
@cawitt I have taken my kids to both courses. For whatever reason we never ran that many PR's ...
3 months ago Tapering
I feel like I'm not good at getting my runners to peak when I want them to (Regionals for most of...
3 months ago Why it's hard to pull a cross country program up from the bottom.
Thanks, everybody. Nice to have some people on my side, especially from some of the legendary coa...
3 months ago Why it's hard to pull a cross country program up from the bottom.
I've been with my school's cross country program now for 10 years, first as a parent, then as an ...
3 months ago Registration entries.
Sorry, I didn't post back sooner. I figured it out. I'm not the brightest coach in the state.
3 months ago Chancellor/Courtland Invite
Just wanted to thank these guys publicly for putting on such a good meet. Tough course in tough c...
4 months ago Registration entries.
I e-mailed you.
4 months ago Registration entries.
The new interface for this is a mess. I am trying to enter teams in a meet, but after I enter...
5 months ago Orange's Darius Minor collapses and dies at University of Maine football practice today.
Darius ran a handful of meets for Orange's track team this Spring. https://dailyprogress.com/...
5 months ago New ADM numbers are out and I'm playing around with them.
Here's a link to the VHSL's plan for the regions starting in the 2019-2020 school year. I don't l...
6 months ago New ADM numbers are out and I'm playing around with them.
All of us track and cross country people probably long for the good ol' days of three classes, 4 ...
6 months ago Congratulations to my old school, L.C. Bird.
After going 30 years without a state title, you've now racked up three football, a basketball and...
9 months ago Former Orange County track coach dies in accident.
John Wright who coached track and field at Orange County High School and others died this weekend...
11 months ago Liberty Premier Invitational 2018
Just double checking that the schedule for the invitational is correct. I am taking a few people ...
1 year ago All State
@petecrys This just makes it so much harder for kids in cross country to get similar recognit...
1 year ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt Heck, I never even liked them going to wild cards. When I first remember knowing anyt...
1 year ago County of Loudoun Championships
It's funny to see the effects of realignment on different sport. Half a decade ago we thought ...
1 year ago Stop the Ads!
@APettitWHS I agree. Ads for non-subscribers. Not for people who are paying you already.
1 year 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...
1 year ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt The old system was terribly broken for football. It was working fine for other sports...
1 year ago Thoughts on State Meets under realignment
@cawitt Why? Football is the ONLY sport that eliminates some teams before the playoffs start. E...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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 ...
1 year 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...
1 year 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 ...
1 year 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...
1 year 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 ...
1 year ago Third Battle vs. Milestat XC Invitational
@Runnerhheaj My kids rarely seem to do well at MileStat for some reason. Probably bad coachin...
1 year 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 ...
1 year ago County of Loudoun Championships
@coachLC I don't think anyone was suggesting the course was short. We've all heard how strong...
1 year ago County of Loudoun Championships
Yep, there were some crazy times there! Talented kids up there might need to find another sport i...
1 year 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.
1 year ago Don't Say I don't get results posted on MIleStat. Here you go.
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