Coach's Corner



SP Invite
Distance scored almost 40points!! Josh and Chris J scored in the 1600m. Nick almost won the 800m. Karl was 2nd with Braxton chipping in some scoring. 4x800 scored 3rd with Norris having a big leg. We now will get ready for a big week with THREE meets. Some sites on the schedule have been changed so please check that out again.

JV Conference
JV Conference is still up in the air. When I know I will certainly get the word out to the athletes ASAP. However, considering the track and pits are buried it doesn't look good. Friday looks a little brighter for Sun Prairie Invite. Keep your fingers crossed. It has been a crazy April.

Wednesday Practice Cancelled
Practice today is cancelled. Mother Nature strikes again!! MMSD has cancelled ALL after school activities. Students are expected to go home after school is out. To answer a few questions. First Spirit Wear tomorrow for JV Conference folks. JV Conference is on as of now and will be called or continued by Lunch tomorrow. Right now Sun Prairie Invite is still on. We will update as information comes in. Meanwhile, enjoy the snow.......

Verona Dual Cancelled
Due to there being snow on the track the Verona Dual has been Cancelled. If it is rescheduled we will let athletes know. We will still have practice after school today.

Hold Your Breath
I look out and can't even see a Track and I am betting Verona can't either. The chances of us having a track meet without a lot of melting today is slim to none. We will keep you posted. It has been a crazy year of weather. The good news is the guys have been training and they are ready once Mother Nature starts to cooperate.

Rocking
The Lancer Distance Crew swept every distance event down in Monterey. And by working together we set some strong PRs. It was a great effort sandwiched into a strong week of work. The crew will get back at it and get ready for Tuesday's Dual against Verona.

Make up
We are dressed up today and heading down to Parker in order to make up for the Dual that got cancelled. It should be a slightly better weather day than what we have been having. THe Lancers are excited. Come on down to Moterey Stadium and come cheer on some LDC members!!! Remember Saturday we have practice at 8am.

Cancelled??
So yesterday the meet was cancelled then it wasn't. ADs in the Conference cancelled the duals yesterday. Since East was coming over to practice we decided to run an abbreviated competition. Guys in LDC got to race all the open races. It was a low key way of at least getting something that resembled a meet for those that have not even raced yet. Donald had a nice Pr in the Mile as did Nick N. Finkelmeyer and Brevan also did in the 800m and the 3200m guys didn't dissappoint as Karl won the smack down and Biscuit got a Pr. Now we gear up for Parker/Memorial on Thursday.

No Fear All Fun
Mrs. Neill is looking for sponsors for the No Fear All Fun in MNiell's honor. Please contact me or her if you have contacts or suggestions.

Week Six
We have TWO meets this week. Tomorrow we have a dual here at Lussier with East and then Thursday we do the make up meet against Parker down at Monterey. Meanwhile the weather looks to be slowly improving. The guys are ready to put on the spikes and race a little outside. Come cheer them on.

SUCCESS
West Relays was a big success. The boys ran well and now we start the outdoor season.....but wait we just got slammed with snow. So Yesterday's meet was canceled. Keep your fingers crossed for Thursday's JV Conference Meet because the weather is looking crappie for that at the moment. Nevertheless, LDC got great work done yesterday where team Candy Apple took on team Sugar Plum and pizza was on the line. This week we will get back to work. Saturday we will meet at school to work out at 8am.

West Relays
The West Relays are tomorrow and the boys are ready to go. Heat Sheets are linked to the Track Page under Class A and Class B. It looks to be a fun opportunity for many of our Lancers come down to the Shell and Cheer them on. Time schedule is also linked on that AccuRace Site.

Doing work
The weather is raw but we are heating it up and doing work on this Spring Break week. Waking up at the crack of dawn and rocking it out. For those that are gone keep up the good work where ever you may be.

City Results
Although the team battled for a third place finish at the City Indoor Meet our Lancer Distance Crew did pretty well. Josh and Chris J scored in the 1600m. Hellrood almost one the 800m with Ian kicking in some points. Then Karl put on a show in the 3200m as a Frosh placing 3rd with an unbelievable time for a frosh. Biscuit was right behind him. It was a good meet. Now we get to work over spring break. Results will be posted on Track page.

Reminder
Spring Break -- the boys choose 7:30am each day. The Saturday after City they will meet at 8am @ Glacial Drumlin. Other than that most of the details the boys know.

Frosh Dominance
The new guys put on a show. Frosh Christian blasted the fastest 800m of the day with a strong 2:08 for his first high school track race. Karl, the Terminator, killed the 16 with a sub 4:50! And Mikey won his heat of the 800m and almost ran a 1000. The day in general was a strong effort for LDC. Results are linked on the Track page.

BOOK
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.

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.