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Post by Fartlek » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:01 pm

There are some major storylines emerging for this season...Dunlap moves to 3A (joining Washington, Pekin, and Central), can their girls team compete at that level? Also at Dunlap, Pat Garst has retired, Amanda Young (Duvendack) takes over as head coach, longtime assistant Chris Friedman takes over on the boy’s side. Metamora loses some firepower from last year, can they defend their Mid-Illini title? I hear Honor Roll is getting some much-needed logistical changes this year, hopefully will help the s***show that the meet usually becomes day of. Any other notable changes/storylines?

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Re: Track 2019

Post by MidstateFan » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 pm

Shall we take bets on how many times it will snow in April? ;)

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Post by crkamm » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:21 pm

MidstateFan wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Shall we take bets on how many times it will snow in April? ;)
I'm taking the over.
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Re: Track 2019

Post by jmc » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:11 am

crkamm wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:21 pm
MidstateFan wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Shall we take bets on how many times it will snow in April? ;)
I'm taking the over.
You had to jinx it didn't you!! :twisted:

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Post by crkamm » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:20 pm

jmc wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:11 am
crkamm wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:21 pm
MidstateFan wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Shall we take bets on how many times it will snow in April? ;)
I'm taking the over.
You had to jinx it didn't you!! :twisted:
I will happily perform any anti-jinxing rituals. Just as soon as I get my "confiscated" pacman watch back.
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Re: Track 2019

Post by Oskee » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:28 pm

Fartlek wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:01 pm
I hear Honor Roll is getting some much-needed logistical changes this year, hopefully will help the s***show that the meet usually becomes day of.
What kind of changes? Pushing boys back a week to compete after State?

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Post by Fartlek » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:13 pm

No, I believe the date stays the same— Monday before boys state meet. I was referring to the mess that always comes with disorganization of checking athletes in for races when they didn’t come to the mandatory check in prior to the meet, athletes trying to enter races that they aren’t listed for, those sorts of things!

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Re: Track 2019

Post by Oskee » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:07 pm

Fartlek wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:13 pm
I was referring to the mess that always comes with disorganization of checking athletes in for races when they didn’t come to the mandatory check in prior to the meet, athletes trying to enter races that they aren’t listed for
Does that problem simply arise from coaches not taking care of procedural issues? Does the problem occur mostly with individual athletes from schools that have to travel from the outer edges of the circulation area?

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Post by Redbird CC Fan » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 pm

My son got a call his senior year from one of his friends that he was the last qualifier for a race happening in an hour. Needless to say we grabbed his stuff and hauled tail to East Side. He threw on his spikes, stretched very little, and let it rip. He ran well (I think season best), and it was a memorable experience just based on the last second nature of it all. Neither he or the coaches knew he was running until the last minute based on scratches, etc. The point of this story being it is a fun treat for the kids to participate. If there are a few last minute irregularities, who cares as that is part of what makes this event unique and fun for the athletes. Similar to dual meets where you see stuff like 2 milers teaming up to run a 4x4 (I've seen them finish 2nd) or throwers run a 4x1, track season is long and track meets are long too. Let the kids have fun with it.
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Re: Track 2019

Post by Fartlek » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:02 pm

Oskee wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Fartlek wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:13 pm
I was referring to the mess that always comes with disorganization of checking athletes in for races when they didn’t come to the mandatory check in prior to the meet, athletes trying to enter races that they aren’t listed for
Does that problem simply arise from coaches not taking care of procedural issues? Does the problem occur mostly with individual athletes from schools that have to travel from the outer edges of the circulation area?
From what I’ve heard, the problem stems from coaches ignoring the mandatory pre-meet check-in, and therefore “alternate” athletes getting pushed into a heat, only for the original athletes to show up and cause confusion at the start line — thank goodness for experienced meet staff Jones and LaCroix!
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Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 pm
My son got a call his senior year from one of his friends that he was the last qualifier for a race happening in an hour. Needless to say we grabbed his stuff and hauled tail to East Side. He threw on his spikes, stretched very little, and let it rip. He ran well (I think season best), and it was a memorable experience just based on the last second nature of it all. Neither he or the coaches knew he was running until the last minute based on scratches, etc. The point of this story being it is a fun treat for the kids to participate. If there are a few last minute irregularities, who cares as that is part of what makes this event unique and fun for the athletes. Similar to dual meets where you see stuff like 2 milers teaming up to run a 4x4 (I've seen them finish 2nd) or throwers run a 4x1, track season is long and track meets are long too. Let the kids have fun with it.
Completely agree with the having fun part - that’s the whole point of the meet! The meet as a whole could use some revamp and reorganization in my opinion! Hopefully it doesn’t go anywhere with the steady decline of the newspaper :?

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Re: Track 2019

Post by O&B 78 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:31 am

I heard Dunlap won the MI Girls championship yesterday, what were the complete final standings?
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Re: Track 2019

Post by oftenrunning52 » Fri May 03, 2019 9:24 am

O&B 78 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:31 am
I heard Dunlap won the MI Girls championship yesterday, what were the complete final standings?
https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/ ... teamscores
Dunlap 141.5
Morton 136
Metamora 77
Pekin 69.5
Washington 55
Canton 35
East Peoria 23
Limestone 20
Dunlap Eagles
2011 and 2012 Mid-Illini Boys Cross Country Champions
2012-2018 Mid-Illini Girls Cross Country Champions
2014 3rd place and 2016 2nd place Girls 2A IHSA Cross Country
2017 Girls IHSA Cross Country State Champions

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Re: Track 2019

Post by O&B 78 » Fri May 03, 2019 3:10 pm

Thanks. Congrats to the Eagles. Looks like it was a great competition for the Eagles and Potters
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Re: Track 2019

Post by oftenrunning52 » Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 am

Congrats to Metamora on another boys track conference title.
Official results:
Metamora 195
Pekin 112
Dunlap 79
Washington 48
Morton 47.5
East Peoria 42.5
Canton 21
Limestone 9
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2011 and 2012 Mid-Illini Boys Cross Country Champions
2012-2018 Mid-Illini Girls Cross Country Champions
2014 3rd place and 2016 2nd place Girls 2A IHSA Cross Country
2017 Girls IHSA Cross Country State Champions

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