Track & Field

Track & Field

click here for boys Track and Field Records

All directions are below in container

First day of Practice - Monday, March 2nd @ Plains Junior
Second day - Tuesday, March 3rd @ Plains Junior

All other practices will be at Lakota West Freshman Track

Spring Break Monday, 3/6 thru Friday 3/20 (no formal practices, athletes will be given workouts to do on their own)

Thursday, 3/26 Mock Tri-Meet @ LWFS
Friday, 3/27 Spring Sports pictures @ Plains (practice after)

Monday, March 30th @ West Clermont Invite; West Clermont HS
click here for 2019 results
or complete results on Finishtiming.com


Wednesday,  April 1st  GMC vs ECC Invite @ Sycamore High School

Friday, April 3rd @ Mason Jamboree Invite

Tuesday, April 7th @ West Freshman ALL-RUN @ LWFS

Thursday, April 9th  ALL-RUN @ Hopewell / LWFS

Tuesday, April 14th @ Mt. Healthy Invite


Thursday, April 16th @ Sycamore Gold Baton Relays

Thursday, April 16th @ Hopewell invite (B runners)

Tuesday, April 21st ALL-RUN @ West Freshman Track  

Thursday, April 23rd @ Kings Invite

Monday, April 27th @ Princeton Invite

Thursday,  April 30th ALL RUN @ Hamilton HS

 Monday May 4th, GMC Preliminaries @ Oak Hills HS

Tuesday, May 5th GMC Championship @ Oak Hills HS


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


 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. 
Most track meets start at 4:30 pm
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 6:00 pm 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  (girls 2.74 K, 6 lbs.) (boys 4K, 8lbs. 8 oz)
Discus  (1 K, 2 lbs. 3.27 oz; Both boys and girls)
Long jump / High Jump 
Pole Vault not available at Freshman Track

110 hurdles (33") /100 hurdles (30")

100 meters

1600m

4 x 100

400 meters

4 x 200

200 hurdles (30")

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 tom.thompson@lakotaonline.com
Assistant Coach/Sprint & Relays: John Nicol  john.nicol@lakotaonline.com
Assistant coach / Sprints: Jordan Diegmueller  Jordan.diegmueller@lakotaonline.com
Assistant Coach/Throws:  Ken Jones
Lakota West Coach/Pole Vault: Bruce Eisenhart
Assistant Coach / Long Jump: Katie Bauer 
Assistant Coach / High Jump: Tiffany Brummer
Girls Coach / Hurdles: Kevin Varda  Kevin.Varda@lakotaonline.com