Track & Field

Track & Field

Wednesday, February 27th @ Plains; Meet the Coaches Evening 7 pm

Monday, March 4th @ Lakota Plains; Track 1st Practice
Tuesday, March 5th @ Lakota Plains; Track 2nd Practice
Wednesday, March 6th @ Lakota West Freshman Track; 3rd Practice

Wednesday, March 27th @ West Clermont Invite; West Clermont HS
Thursday,  March 28th ALL-RUN @ Fairfield (Hamilton, Colerain & West)

Tuesday, April 2nd ALL-RUN @ West Freshman (Rapid Run, Mason, Liberty, Hopewell)
Thursday April 4th @ Loveland Invite; Loveland HS
Friday April 5th @ Mason Jamboree invite; Mason HS

Tuesday April 9th @ Mt. Healthy
Wednesday, April 10th ALL-RUN @ Colerain HS (West, Princeton, Delhi)

Tuesday, April 16th ALL-RUN @ Hamilton HS (West, Rapid Run, Hopewell)
Thursday April 18th @ Hopewell invite

Tuesday, April 23rd ALL-RUN @ West Freshman Track  (Delhi, Liberty, White Oak)
Thursday, April 25th @ Kings Invite

Monday April 29th GMC Preliminaries @ Princeton HS
Tuesday April 30th GMC Championship @ Princeton HS
Wednesday, May 1st, GMC Rain Date @ Princeton HS

Saturday, May 11th OHSAA State Championship (top 16 performances in the state)

Click here for OHSAA Physical Form (needed before first practice)

Click here for 2019 Track & Field Calendar

 Track Meet Overview

If you have never been to a Junior High Track Meet, it is a new experience.  First, there is an order of events.  That order can be found on the itinerary.  Next it is imperative that athletes listen for calls.  Coaches will not be able to come and find you for your events.  Be familiar with the order of events located on the itinerary.  A big thing to watch out for is overlapping events.  If you are in a field events (such as discus) and a running event (such as the 100 meter dash), chances are these events will be going on at the same time.  The correct way to handle this situation is to report to the field event first and tell the official at that event that you need to check out and report to the 100 meter dash.  Go to the 100 meter dash, complete the race and then return quickly to the discus.  Upon return tell the official that you are back from the 100 meter dash.  Another thing to remember is to make sure that you warm-up prior to your event.   The team warm-up that we do when we get at the track at 4:00 will not help you for a 6:00pm event.  Jog for 5 minutes and then go through a quick set of stretches and stride outs/form running drills.  After the event, do a quick cool-down on your own.  A five minute jog followed by some light stretching should work.

Calls –1st call—2nd call—3rd (final call)

1st call –Get to the event and report in

2nd call—warm up at the event area

3rd (final call) – The event is starting

Statistics –Usually the first heat (and sometimes the second heat) are the fast heats/scoring heats.

Other notes of importance:  Transportation is one way.  Lakota will be providing drop only bus service. 

No cell phones or jewelry in areas of competition.

We asked our athletes to pack their bags the night before and over pack.  Athletes can always take clothes off if they get too warm.  We also suggest water and a light snack.

If athletes have “track spikes” we ask they only wear them when they run their race.  Warm ups and cool downs should be done in their running shoes.

Order of events:

Shot / Discus / Long jump / High Jump 
Pole Vault not available at Freshman Track

110 hurdles/100 hurdles

100 meters


4 x 100

400 meters

4 x 200

200 hurdles

800 meters

200 meter

4 x 400

Link to GMC 800 m Video
Link to GMC 1 600 m Video

Boys Coach/Distance:
Tom Thompson‚Äč
Assistant Coach/Sprint & Relays: John Nicol
Assistant coach / Sprints: Jordan Diegmueller
Assistant Coach/Throws:  Taylor Cumberledge
Lakota West Coach/Pole Vault: Bruce Eisenhart
Assistant Coach / Long Jump: Katie Bauer 
Assistant Coach / High Jump: Tiffany Brummer
Girls Coach / Hurdles: Kevin Varda