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Website Change

posted Nov 17, 2012, 11:06 AM by Coach Grether

There has been a change in websites that took place in June. Somehow, people are ending up back here. If you find yourself here looking for the Latest Track & Field info, please click on: www.LeesvilleTrack.com 

CAP 8

posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:17 AM by Michael Grether

Congrats to the Team on a strong showing at the CAP 8. We ran well given the conditions against some of the toughest competition in the Country. Here is a list of those who placed (complete results found here: http://nc.milesplit.com/meets/101084/results/198395 )

- Jamie Durham: 1st (100m), 2nd (200m)
- Nyah Hines: 1st (100 Hurdles), 4th (300 Hurdles & Long Jump)
- Nyheim Hines: 1st (110 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles), 8th (Long Jump)
- Carson Ellerby: 2nd (800m), 6th (1600m)
- Taylor Murray: 3rd (High Jump)
- Cameron Marshall: 3rd (High Jump)
- Schayla Hopkins: 4th (Shot Put)
- Michael King: 4th (Pole Vault)
- Jordan Gaston: 5th (Triple Jump)
- Megan Pendergraft: 5th (Discus), 7th (Shot Put)
- Malik Parker: 5th (Long Jump)
- Morgan Hamilton: 6th (100m), 7th (200m)
- Allie Gallagher: 6th (800m)
- Jeff Gaston: 6th (400m)
- Ben Cox: 7th (400m)
- Abby Davis: 7th (800m)
- Eunique Browder: 7th (300 Hurdles), 8th (100 Hurdles)
- Alexis Fintchre: 7th(400m)
- Caitlyn Greene:  8th (400m)
- Kiera Quinn: 8th (800m)
- Girls 4x100 (6th). Boys 4x100 (3rd)
- Girls 4x200 (7th). Boys 4x200 (6th)
- Girls 4x800 (4th). Boys 4x800 (4th)

Jaguar Invitational PostPoned until March 10

posted Mar 2, 2012, 8:11 AM by Michael Grether   [ updated Mar 2, 2012, 8:14 AM ]

We will have practice today. Also, We are in a strong need for help with out home meet on March 7th vs. Enloe. Click here to sign up:

Updates

posted Feb 24, 2012, 2:48 PM by Michael Grether

- Practice Cancelled Friday (Tornado Watch)
    (Fortunately, most of the bad parts of the storm have missed us)
- Practice is ON for Saturday, from 7:30-9:30am. If it is raining, please check your e-mail and the website.
- A Second Ordering of the Spirit Packs & Uniforms will be available from Feb 27-March 3
- Not getting newsletters? Click here!

Meet Schedule

posted Feb 21, 2012, 6:14 AM by Michael Grether   [ updated Feb 26, 2012, 2:41 PM ]

Sat Mar 3: Jaguar Invitational (@ Athens Drive HS)
Wed Mar 7: Enloe  (Home)
Wed Mar 14: @ Broughton 
Sat Mar 17: Phoenix Invitational (@ Elon University)
Wed Mar 21: Wakefield (Home)
Sat Mar 24: Triangle Fresh/Soph Meet (@ Sanderson HS)
Wed, March 28: Heritage (Home)
Wed Apr 11: @ Wake Forest Rolesville
Sat Apr 14: Wake County Championships (@ Sanderson HS)
Wed Apr 18:  @ Sanderson
Sat Apr 21: Bojangles Relays (@ Apex HS)
Wed Apr 25: CAP8 Championships (@ Sanderson)

Wed May 2: Millbrook (Home) - Senior Night!
Sat May 12 Regionals*
Sat May 19: States* (Greensboro, NC)


(participation in away meets subject to available bussing.)
Bold = Meets for only selected athletes. Not everyone participates. 
Bold* = Only athletes who's times/place qualifies will participate.  Not everyone participates. 

Spring Track is Almost Here!

posted Jan 19, 2012, 2:17 PM by Michael Grether   [ updated Feb 5, 2012, 8:11 PM ]

Jan 31-Feb 16: Spirit Packs become available to purchase
Wed, Feb 8: Parent-Athlete Meeting @ 6:30 (HS Auditorium)
Mon, Feb 13: First Day of Spring Practice! We do not make cuts. Your efforts determine your level of success.
Sat, Mar 3: Jaguar Invite @ Athens Drive HS
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Make sure you have done the following:
- A Current Physical (within the past 365 days)
- Grades are good (Passing 3 classes, above a 1.5 GPA)
- Have a pair of running shoes, spikes & Foam Roller (for sprinters), and weather appropriate clothes to train in
- Spirit Packs ** MUST ORDER BY Feb 15 @ 11:59 PM** All Sales are online and will be delivered to the school together.
The T-Shirt is the ONLY REQUIRED ITEM TO ORDER. Everything else is OPTIONAL!
Go To: http://johnsonlambe.itemorder.com   Sales Code: PRIDE
All sizes are adult sizes. (T-Shirt: $12, Sweatpants: $25, Hoodie: $27)



Tops = $40
Bottoms = $25
Uniforms will be made available during practice or during the Feb 8 Meeting if you wish to see what is the best size.

Post-Thanksgiving Monday Reminders

posted Nov 27, 2011, 6:38 PM by Michael Grether

Greetings Team,

As we head into a full week together, a couple of reminders: 
- Practice starts at 2:35 and for Sprinters may run a little later (4:45ish) Monday. This is because we will be teaching about Foam Rolling which will take more time then our normal warm up.

- Bring your Foam Rollers to practice. I have been told that those who ordered through the website will have theirs delivered Monday.I will pass them out at practice. 

- Usernames for the website: if you do not have one yet, please contact me quickly so that I may send it to you.

- Website: I apologize for not clarifying this before... But the expectation is for the athletes to be accessing the website at least 2x per week. I am big about communication and I am frequently putting new information up (not to mention the many documents and videos that are currently there).  I am not asking for people to spend hours of their time outside of practice reading and studying track or nutrition or physiology... But a few minutes a couple times a week Will make a big impact on our practice time and our season.

Looking forward to a great week of practice. Work to make one improvement every day.

Go Pride

NewsLetter: Week One

posted Nov 18, 2011, 4:40 AM by Michael Grether   [ updated Nov 18, 2011, 4:40 AM ]

It was a great first week of Winter Track! The attitude and work ethic has been of Championship level, which is what we need to make noise this year and to reach our team goals. A couple thoughts as we head into Week 2:
  • Wear WARM Clothes! It is starting to get chilly out. Wear sweatpants, spandex, or something similar. Reason: Keep the warmth in. The whole purpose of the warm up is to... well... warm up your muscles. Long pants/spandex keeps that warmth in and helps to avoid injury while running (especially you sprinters).
  • Foam Rollers: Those who have purchased through the site, they will be delivered and distributed the Monday after Thanksgiving. If you did not purchase a foam roller through the site, you can find them at Target in the Fitness Section or at Online Retailers.  We will start teaching the Foam Roll Routine once the Foam Rollers come in after Thanksgiving!
  • Living a Championship Lifestyle: To be a Champion on the track, you must Eat, Drink, and Sleep like a Champion. How you treat your body off of the track determines how you will perform on the track. Each of you should have received a Username and Password. Log In and go to the "Docs" section. Click "Championship Lifestyle," where you will find top end articles and a book on Teen Sport Nutrition and Health.
  • Thanksgiving is around the bend. I will be posting Workouts in the Google Docs Section.
That is all for today. Remember: 
You cannot spell Champion without Leesville.
You cannot be a Champion without Pride!

Winter Track Starts Monday!!

posted Nov 11, 2011, 1:57 PM by Michael Grether

Please show up to the track with the following:

1) A COMPLETED PHYSICAL and A COMPLETED CONCUSSION FORM
** We cannot let people participate without these, by State law**
2) Completed Audio/Video Release form
3) Dressed appropriately for running

We will check everyone in as they come to the track (hopefully this will go quickly). We will then go through a warm up routine, then perform a series of physical tests to gauge people's speed and power.

Post Meeting Action Steps

posted Oct 17, 2011, 5:48 PM by Michael Grether   [ updated Oct 18, 2011, 4:08 AM ]

For those who missed the meeting, Here is the Handout
It was a great meeting. We saw many familiar faces and even more that we cannot wait to get to know. As we move towards winter and spring track, things you must do:
- Fill out the Interest Form (in the Menu on the left)
- Get a Physical done by a Doctor on the proper form (see "Important Files" on the left)
- Fill out the Concussion Form (ditto)
- Fill out the Audio-Visual Form (ditto)
- Purchase a Foam Roller (two posts down))

For those who have filled out the Interest Form, I will be sending out your usernames and passwords. You will be able to log in and get special information about diet, relays, racing strategy, skill drills, foam rolling routines, and more.

Please contact Coach Grether or Coach Cross with any questions that you have about the upcoming season. 

Go Pride!

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