Matt Gilchrist

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5 months ago What if the VHSL held states in one place
I think there are some considerations that aren't considered here. As it pertains to the sched...
2 years ago discus measurement
It’s worth posting. I’ve been to several meets where discus results are being entered at the ...
3 years ago All State
In my book, if you finish top 15 (in cross country) , you are still an all-state runner.
3 years ago Nike Boo Williams Indoor Nationals 2018
I'm frankly curious why they would seek to create another meet to conflict with the recognized Na...
3 years ago Third Battle vs. Milestat XC Invitational
@CoachPelle I'm going to agree with Chris and frankrizzo. It's important to acknowledge that...
3 years ago County of Loudoun Championships
Nevermind....I see it was at Woodgrove. Definitely a good location for fast times, especially if...
3 years ago County of Loudoun Championships
@coachLC It's probably a natural question to ask, but I'm glad you confirmed it. More import...
3 years ago "Playoffs after next realignment."
I have heard that the VHSL decided to go with 3 teams per region advancing, plus 5 individuals no...
3 years ago Petition to Reinstate Matt Barreau as CNU's Cross Country Coach and track assistant
@rub8 Without taking sides here (I have no problem with Coach Barreau or his work), can anyon...
3 years ago VHSL Group 3A/4A State Outdoor T&F Championships 2017
@LBTRACK I more or less agree with what Coach Mangan was saying....I think there are a lot of...
3 years ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
I would say that your best 500m runners are more than capable of running a 4x200m well....I know ...
3 years ago Order of events for indoor vs outdoor track meets
I certainly understand where you're coming from, as someone who has coached distance for over 22 ...
4 years ago Footelocker
It's a fair question, given that Virginia has several runners capable of going to the National me...
4 years ago "Playoffs after next realignment."
I realize that there are no more conferences, but there are districts....and while I recognize th...
4 years ago "Playoffs after next realignment."
I am in agreement with much of what has been said. I agree that the model we have works, with co...
4 years ago Hokie Holiday Festival 2016
@vamilesplit There are some good 200m tracks in VA, Nolan, but we still don't have one in Fai...
4 years ago DCXC Times
Not that it changes much, but Monroe Parker is 2.98 miles....I wasn't there yesterday, but I can'...
4 years ago How to Improve Virginia HS Track
I'm not necessarily averse to the doubling of relays....might make it worth it as a strategy to l...
4 years ago Bogus seed times at the state meet.
I rescind any suggestion that I made in my earlier post that perhaps there was an error. The meet...
4 years ago Bogus seed times at the state meet.
Trevor, I don't have a dog in this fight, so I'm not taking sides. I do understand your point and...
4 years ago Virginia High School Athletic Association: No FAT?
To give them the benefit of the doubt, (and I don't know the technical source of the problem othe...
4 years ago 5A/6A State Meet Time Schedule
I believe the updated 2016 schedule is on the VHSL website.
5 years ago Do you think athletes should be disqualified for all subsequent events because of a "Do Not Start" ?
We used to have a rule similar to this in Virginia. I can't remember when they changed it, but i...
5 years ago Do you think it is fair to give older athletes a 1-2 year handicap to break national class records?
I certainly understand the argument over the difference between a freshman (or sophomore or junio...
5 years ago Maryland/Virginia Track Trivia
2. One of them is Marc Hunter, who finished 4th in the 1977 NCAA Cross Country Championships, run...
5 years ago Competing two in two meets in two day
My understanding is that you are certainly allowed to compete in two meets on consecutive days, b...
5 years ago Footlocker officials added 70 - 80 meters ???????
I'm curious, based upon the final posting, which states that it is a 5K (again)....when did it ce...
5 years ago Nike Nationals against the VHSL rules:
My understanding as it pertains to Booster Clubs is that they run independent of the school. The...
5 years ago State meet
I tend to agree with Rizzo.....this is about the order of finish, not necessarily times. I agree ...
5 years ago Rankings
@cawitt I would tend to agree, especially when using just the times, without considering that t...
5 years ago Monroe Parker Records
Nolan, with all due respect to the Milestat database, the Monroe Parker meet records are: Alan ...
5 years ago Realignment
@mattymath I think one thing that the PowerPoint fails to acknowledge is that perhaps not all spo...
5 years ago Assistant Coach Wanted
Chantilly High School is looking for an assistant coach gir this upcoming season, especially one ...
5 years ago 1A/2A state meet
I'm not necessarily going to answer your concerns about not getting 1A/2A coverage, nor getting n...
5 years ago Varsity Letters
@mattymath At Chantilly, there are a number of specific criteria that need to be met. In es...
5 years ago Heats in the 4 by 800 and/or open 800
@frankrizzo Actually, there are no rules that state how many people should be in a race like ...
5 years ago Loudoun: Adds Field Hockey -- Maybe Indoor Track Next?
@runthe8 I definitely think this is a good thing, and I hope that it reaches fruition in Loud...
6 years ago Cassel's XBC Track Experience- 1600m Morning & Afternoon Sections
The coaches and staff from Chantilly HS are looking forward to hosting the 10th Annual Cassel's X...
6 years ago Top Four Greatest from your school
@dailypress Or Rodney Johnson. When you go back to the late 80's, early/mid 90s...TC was t...
6 years ago Top Four Greatest from your school
We have a points system that we use for our team's Hall of Fame program, based on placings from p...
6 years ago Article Comment: 2015 & 2016 MileStat.com Elite Track Classic Updates
For those teams in Northern Virginia looking for a meet, Chantilly is still taking teams for the ...
6 years ago Best hurdle coach for summer?
@Sclark65 I'll repeat again....which part of the state are you moving to? If you're down in t...
6 years ago Best hurdle coach for summer?
What area of Virginia are you moving to?
6 years ago Throws Conversion
I have a question for a throws coach....or anyone who may be able to answer. Is there any know...
6 years ago Article Comment: Morning Session Recap from 5A/6A States!
A slight correction....due to an injury Saturday, Evan Compton did not run the Chantilly 4x800. n...
6 years ago VHSL Group 6A State Indoor T&F Championships 2015
@PV1958 I'm not going to swear by this (perhaps Jim Holdren or someone else could clarify thi...
6 years ago VHSL Group 6A State Indoor T&F Championships 2015
Thank you, Dave.
6 years ago VHSL Group 6A State Indoor T&F Championships 2015
On another note, can anyone confirm that we are using the same time schedule as it would've been ...
6 years ago VHSL Group 6A State Indoor T&F Championships 2015
@PV1958 The jewelry rule, along with all other new rules, take effect starting with the outdo...
6 years ago Article Comment: Just Released! Revised 5A/6A State Meet Schedule
@lakebrad1 Even though the VHSL has not had the easiest post-season (ask any wrestling fan), ...