Coach's Corner

It was a great end to the season. The banquet was a great success. Other than my microphone it went off without a hitch. The program would like to again thank all the parents, Coach Rhonda, Garrett, and Brevan for the great video. It was fun to acknowledge all the accomplishments of our athletes. Winter running will get going next week. Information will be posted on Elite.

The Banquet is this week!!!! Banquet: Thursday, November 10th. Doors open at 5:15 and we will begin eating at 5:30. The head count is in and we are going to be ready to have a great night where we can highlight a great group of athletes. Look forward to it!!! See you this Thursday.

The End
Good season. Rough end. LDC had a rough day this past Saturday. They were not able to capitalize on having a good shot at making it to State. Nevertheless, as always, we will try to improve as individuals and as a crew. We will now point to the banquet in a couple weeks.

Race Times.
We are at Stoughton this Saturday. Girls race goes off at 11:00am and Boys go off at 11:45. Top two teams go to State!!! The top 5 individuals who are not on those teams also qualify as individual qualifiers.

Choco Milk!!
We have some sharpening work to do and then we get some Choco Milk!! Wanted to thank all the parents for everything that they have done for the Crew all year. Again, it really adds to what we are trying to do. Meanwhile, we are getting things done in the classroom and at practice to get ready for Saturday.

Conference Results
Conference was a solid event for the boys. We thought if we ran well we could place fourth being a young team and have a lot of new guys on varsity. That was the case. Nico came 2 seconds from winning the Conference Championship. Gabi medaled at the Conference race for the first time. I think this race gave the crew an idea for the future.

The varsity team and the Alternates will be working hard this week getting ready for the Sectional meet on Saturday. This is the qualifier for the State Meet. Top Two teams qualify to move on to State!! The 5 next individuals who are not on those teams qualify for State as individuals. It should be a fun race. We go right back to Stoughton which is fun. Race times are up on Sectional Page and on Elite.

Sectional Race Schedule
The Sectional Race Schedule is up on the Sectional Page. We will be returning to Stoughton for this competition. Top two teams move on to State from the Sectional Meet. Top 5 individuals who are not on those teams qualify as individuals to the State Meet.

City Meet
City was a solid effort by LDC. They were 2nd in both divisions. We had two runners in the Top 10 - Nico and Gabino. For a young team this was the expected result. JV was a pleasant surprise. Lots of young guys really brought the heat. We now start to target Conference. Which will be the last meet for the JV guys.

Conference Race Schedule
Conference Race Schedule is up on the Conference Page. Yes for some reason the Big 8 is going boys first even though all year (and at the State Meet) girls have been going first. We are back at Sheehan Park in Sun Prairie. Parking advice is on the Conference Page.

As you know it is Homecoming week. It has been hectic and exciting at the same time. As we get involved with the different activities of Homecoming we want to remember to try and get plenty of rest and be smart and safe throughout the weekend. We have had an amazing year with lots of things we are building on. Let's keep this momentum going. Meanwhile, I would, again, like to thank the parents for the continued Team dinners, chocolate milk sessions, and treats and everything else. The team dinners have become an amazing tradition that does amazing stuff for our Distance Crew!!

Friday we have a lot going on!! Homecoming festivities and the City Championship! First, the schedule for Friday has been changed to a Early Release Schedule due to the pep rally. So thus Athletes will get out of 6th period at 1:10 (rather than 5th). Bus will leave at 1:25. We will rock at the City Meet and then after we get back to school Coach Nichols is paying for a slice and a drink at Ian's for those that can make it.

Saturday again, is Varsity only practice. JV will have that day off and get ready for the time trial on Monday.

Congratulations to Thor
Congratulations to THor Laack-Veeder for qualifying for the Boston Marathon this weekend by running the Portland Marathon in under 3hrs!!! Great Job Thor!!!

Week 8
Just some reminders. Wednesday we will try and get out a touch early for those organizing Choco Milk (5:30ish). Friday we will leave school early in order to get to Lake Farm for the City Championship. Saturday is just Varsity practice only 8am at the tree.

Race Schedule for City is on our City Page.

Runner up
Runner Up to the number one ranked team in the state. Not too shabby. We have some things to tighten up before we get into the Championship part of the season. However, it was a great day to run. This week keep in mind Wednesday practice will be a touch shorter for the Choco Milk parents (5:30) is the goal. Also, Saturday will be a Varsity Only practice at 8am.

Stoughton Invite
We have the Stoughton Invite tomorrow. The guys are excited. We will dress up today and shake it out today getting ready for a fun competition in Stoughton. Meanwhile, keep getting those banquet forms in.

Banquet money
Get those Banquet forms in. Cash or Check to Coach Nichols as soon as possible but before the City meet. City Meet race schedule is up.

Coach Nichols wrote a book. The link is on the Home Page!! You can get the digital version for less than $3 and the real book for $9 on Amazon. If you end up reading it let him know what you think. Runners will certainly like the running chapters. I also have a few in the car for $10.

Glacial Drumlin Trail Directions
Take Cottage Grove Rd. away from city going toward Cottage Grove. You will enter the village of Cottage Grove. The Piggly Wiggly on your left. Past McDonalds on your left. When you get to County Road N hang a right. Follow Country Road N over the railroad tracks and to the left is a plaza with a clock tower and the entrance of the Glacial Drumlin Trailhead. We will meet by the start of the trail.