Category Archives: high school track

Track Town USA, telling stories

The new June issue of Running Times includes a column by friend of the blog Parker Morse about Eugene’s success as Track Town USA. He notes lots of different factors; tradition, money, the facility, the community. But it’s how they … Continue reading

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>Lessons of my team’s 2010 season

>I coach high school cross country.  Or rather, I did.  Facing a $39 million budget shortfall, last spring our school district cut four sports, cross country among them.  I offered to work for free, but in a large 60-school bureaucracy … Continue reading

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>Sunday Evening Decathlete: Special Monday Edition

>The weekly round of track-centric Monday morning quarterbacking comes a day late, as I was on vacation in Toronto for the weekend. What did we learn this week? USATF announced its CEO job description. This is actually an important part … Continue reading

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>What’s On: The Weekend

>Road RacingThe 64th Fukuoka International Open Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will be run in the Japanese city on Sunday (Saturday night in the USA). Once the unofficial World Championships, this men-only race is still one of the … Continue reading

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>Ohio HS XC Meet In Flux?

>Two newspaper articles about Ohio governor Ted Strickland’s new budget which calls for slot mahines at the state’s horse tracks (via Let’s Run): Slotted for trouble? State high school officials ponder status of cross-country meet at Scioto Downs due to … Continue reading

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>20 Years Ago Today

>1989 Northwest Ohio District Champions. Hint: I’m the white kid.

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>Best Birthday Ever

>This week I got to work at our City Championships on Tuesday (junior high), Wednesday and Friday (high school). I always do announcing, which is the absolute best job to have at a track meet. I can’t believe they pay … Continue reading

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>New Book on the Market

>Juggernauts: The Making of a Runner & a Team in the First American Running Boomby Steve AdkissonOutskirts Press, $16.95 ($5 e-book available) I haven’t been able to get my hands on this one yet, but I’ll work on it and … Continue reading

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>The real crime

>Are you like me? Do you find the most disturbing thing about this article is the AP calling the New England Cross Country Championships a track meet? Note: I am not being callous towards Noor’s plight. In fact I find … Continue reading

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>High School "heroics"

>My brother just passed this along to me. Worth a read, and a useful warning to young runners with sore lower legs.

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