Coach's Corner



Tuesday Morning
Big cell moving in and gonna hit right at 7am. So the boys will reschedule the run later in the day. Athletes should touch base with the older guys in order to find out next steps.

Weather
If the weather is bad this summer we will try and look at what it is doing and post a notice on Coach's Corner by 6am so rides and families know. There are kids riding bikes to sites and riding to houses before practice begins so we like to keep that into account as well.

TODAY: Because the system is moving West to East and we are heading East we have cancelled practice at 7am today. Also, another cell MIGHT pop up in an hour or so. Our Friday meeting place has little shelter so it is best to just cancel. Runners certainly may run at a different time in small groups or solo when they see fit. Email if you have any questions.

We will get it going again as a big group Monday!

SUMMER RUNNING
Monday Summer Running will start @ 7am. For those new runners who are interested in joining us email Coach Nichols.... bnichols@madison.k12.wi.us

Congrats
Congrats to Mr. Woolworth, Science Teacher, for winning the raffle drawing. He and a guest will attend the Brewer Game this summer. Coach Nichols and LDC would like to thank all of the supporters who bought raffle tickets and of course all of the LaFollette Community that supports us in general.

Lockers
Message from Athletic Department:

Please tell all of your athletes that they MUST have their lockers cleaned out by Thursday June 7th. Locks will be cut on Friday June 8th.

Raffle
LDC would like to thank all those who participated in the Raffle. All the boys did a great job getting the word out. Khael's Family was the lead sellers this year and will win one of the pair of tickets to the game this summer. The other pair with the parking pass will be drawn later today and announced on Coach's Corner later this weekend. Again, thanks for all your suport.

Meanwhile, start getting pumped for CC. The Monday after school starts we get going with our summer running club. The boys are fired up.

LaCrosse
It is that time of year for the migration up to LaCrosse. The bus will be leaving at 1pm today in order to make it up to Holmen and workout.

Friday - Morning Meet will be Josh 1600m
Saturday - with all divisions will be:
4x800 early in the day and Chris J in 3200m later.

Should be a fun weekend. Come up and support the boys.

Send Off
We are celebrating girls and boys track teams as they advance to state this weekend.

Please join us in the teachers lounge on Wednesday May 30th in the teachers lounge at 3:50-4:00.

Mike Neills BDay
Michaels 17th Bday is today and his family is planning on letting go some balloons in honor of his BDAY. If you would like to join meet at his bench by the CC tree 6:30-7pm.

TO STATE
All the LDC members that were seeded at Sectionals are MOVING ON TO STATE. On a blistering day LDC brought even more heat!! The 4x8 qualified in dramatic fashion with Josh running an clinical last leg and the boys running their fastest relay thus far breaking the 8:10 barrier. Then Josh came back with a tactical 1600m to qualify. Chris J ran with amazing effort and a huge pr in the 3200m to punch his ticket. The boys will use this week to prepare for the State Meet in LaCrosse.

Meanwhile, sell off those fund raising tickets!!! Banquet on TUESDAY!!

Banquet
Our Banquet has been moved to May 29th (next Tuesday). Lets have those Brewer Tickets and Money for the raffle in by then. I have athletes already bringing them in. Some have asked for more. Remember the Athlete that sells the most wins a pair -- 3rd row!!!

SECTIONALS
Tomorrow we have sectionals. Bus will leave at 1:30 to travel to Badger. Which is a program first for us. After adding another Region to ours Athletes will now have to get top 3 in order to move on to the State Meet. Come cheer on the Lancers as they take one last step toward the big dance.

Moving On
As the drizzle rained down for most of the Regional Meet LDC got to work. They ran a tactical 4x8 and qualified with 4th place. Josh came back in the 1600m and qualified with a relaxed 2nd place. Nick almost got through in the same event. Espen battled nicely in the 800m. Then Chris J punched his ticket to Thursdays competition in the 3200m. Karl was a nailbiting 4th. It was a strong meet by all. Those who qualified will continue to practice the rest can relax until the banquet. Results are posted on the track page.

Road to Regionals.
We are getting ready for the road to state!! No Practice Saturday BUT practice on Sunday at 5pm. This will allow us to shake it out and get ready for Regionals on Monday. We will all meet by the track. Bring running shoes in case building is closed.

OUCH
Conference was a rough one last night. The Lancers struggled with a 9th place finish. They were lead by the youth movement. Unfortunately, this is a tough conference that has very strong upperclassmen. And if one can't match that intensity things will get rough. We had some bright spots on LDC. Josh is starting to get back into form. Our 4x8 was strong through the early legs. Hellrood had two strong events. The 3200m was a barn burner and Chris J scored and Karl was close behind. Now we must find our identity for the post season to see where we go from here.

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.

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.