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Plano East Cross Country/Girls Track & Field Coach

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18 days ago M-Th Meets Starting Before School Ends
@panhandlerunner You can miss athletic period to travel but no other school. I think it is jus...
18 days ago M-Th Meets Starting Before School Ends
I have seen a number of meets starting before school ends on Thursday. It is always a struggle f...
4 months ago NXR South Team Registration Process
@greenca23 What will be the specific process of picking runners for the Championship race? Is...
4 months ago What's up with Milesplit downgrading races from 5k to 3miles?
@Aggietom I think you can compare Region 1 and Region 2 and it’d a fair comparison based on thi...
4 months ago What's up with Milesplit downgrading races from 5k to 3miles?
@Runner1325 2.9? No way. EDIT: Mapping tool online got 2.9 - find that hard to believe that it w...
5 months ago What's up with Milesplit downgrading races from 5k to 3miles?
@LunaRun My kids GPS's averaged 2.96 - was a fun meet regardless and the park/footing was grea...
5 months ago What's up with Milesplit downgrading races from 5k to 3miles?
@NIKEPRE We need a classification system showing which courses are long/short. I hate going t...
7 months ago What did we get wrong in the Preseason XC All-State Teams?
@Aggietom sad that the forum is relatively inactive now. Social media killed it.
7 months ago What did we get wrong in the Preseason XC All-State Teams?
@Aggietom That comment made me sad. I think there could've been some effort put into compiling...
10 months ago Region 2-6A Meet 2018
@Aggietom Is this up to the individual region sites? I remember watching Loden break our Region ...
10 months ago Region 2-6A Meet 2018
Excuse my ignorance... but what time did other Regions start their 3200s? We were 9:00 AM for ...
1 year ago Predictions
@Aggietom I can see it being more of an issue in loaded districts - we were distance/individual h...
1 year ago Predictions
@panhandlerunner It's pretty easy if there's a clear break and everyone agrees in coaches meeting...
1 year ago Predictions
@Aggietom Hopefully there are natural breaks between 7-8-9-10 and you can do timed finals for...
1 year ago NXR South - registration deadline, Sunday, 11/12
http://nxrhl.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=304&do=news&news_id=501439 Looks like they...
1 year ago NXR South - registration deadline, Sunday, 11/12
@LunaRun I hope they set a number of teams for next year to give coaches a clearer idea. I entere...
1 year ago Recommended order of recovery after a hard workout
@Ed1409 Magness has a great chart that he made available if you subscribe to his site. http:...
1 year ago Starting Boxes
The course thing doesn't bother me as much as long as it's consistent from year to year. I think ...
1 year ago Starting Boxes
@chrisschrader I don't disagree with you. But you don't have to do that if you have starting ...
1 year ago Starting Boxes
@chrisschrader Chris, I don't understand your post. What are you trying to say?
1 year ago Starting Boxes
Can someone tell me why some big races don't have starting boxes? Kids/parents shouldn't have to ...
2 years ago SUMMER MILEAGE
@dr_rob I've been going by time since being introduced to Daniels as a sophomore in college. I l...
2 years ago SUMMER MILEAGE
[quote=chrisschrader]Robert Our guys mileage by industry standards is pretty low. There are 91 d...
2 years ago SUMMER MILEAGE
[quote=chrisschrader]What is considered the norm for summer mileage for a junior or senior with 4...
2 years ago 2017 Plano ISD XC Invitational
2017 Plano ISD Invitational Cross Country Meet Meet Information Date: Saturday, August 26,...
2 years ago A Parent's Guide To The Recruiting Process - Article
http://www.milesplit.com/articles/199585 This is one of the best articles I've seen on recrui...
2 years ago Distance Summit
I'm surprised Hoka didn't sell at cost or give a discount. When I was at USTFCCCA convention a c...
2 years ago MEET SCHEDULE AT REGION 2
@chrisschrader Start at 8:00 AM 5A Girls 5K - 8:00 5A Boys 5K - 8:30 6A Girls 5K - 9:00 ...
2 years ago Teaching Load for HD CC Coaches
The bookend periods are really interesting. How prevalent is this across the state? 6A 1st X...
3 years ago Course Measurement
I would like to open up a discussion on course measurement. How do y'all do it? With the di...
3 years ago Attendance Policy
I've got a couple of soccer girls in cross country, and 1-2 that come to track from soccer in the...
3 years ago Attendance Policy
[quote=Aggietom]Here is what happens where I'm at... Athletes learn right and wrong. They wat...
3 years ago Lovejoy Fall XC Festival
I know there won't be any trouble gaining interest for this meet, but this is a GREAT meet. The ...
3 years ago Keshun Reed
He was their anchor on the 4x4. Split 45.8 and almost ran down Tascosa and ended up getting 4th....
3 years ago Wind gage reading
Finish in the top two and don't worry about time - or they should just take the top 4 from each h...
3 years ago REGIONAL 800
NCAA does preliminary heats and then 1/lane for finals - so that does not make any sense.
3 years ago REGIONAL 800
If you keep it 16, put 2 in a lane and seed it to where 1-16, 2-15, 3-14, 4-13, etc. We had tw...
3 years ago Thoughts on skipping district and go straight to the area meet???
I've got two girls that advanced from district to area and will be going to regional meet because...
3 years ago Why is there such a sprint vs distance imbalance in Texas HS Track & Field?
[quote=Aggietom]Typical closed-minded response to this would be: "Well, of course they want it...
3 years ago Does anyone out there think taking 5 days off before a 6-a district meet is to long ?
Give us more context. Magness wrote this great article, probably my favorite by him, about doi...
3 years ago College recruits
Yes and no. I think a lot of the big schools have their kids earmarked and who they are going to...
3 years ago College recruits
Sub 11 and Sub 22 is a good place to start. If outside of that, look at field events and the pot...
3 years ago Jesuit Relays(top 26 boys running under 11 seconds?)
[quote=dr_rob]RE: "top 26 boys running under 11 seconds," at Jesuit-Sheaner Relays: In all st...
3 years ago Jesuit Relays(top 26 boys running under 11 seconds?)
[quote=Aggietom]A lot of tracks aren't marked with a flipped 200m finish the same way they are wi...
3 years ago Jesuit Relays(top 26 boys running under 11 seconds?)
[quote=BigBuffallo]Both 5a and 6a boys 100m had about 50 kids running under 11 with many under 10...
3 years ago One head coach over both the girls and boys track programs?
Plano has head boys/girls coaches that are HC for both XC/Track. From what I've seen, head cross...
3 years ago Realignment 2016-18
Nice 5 hour drive for San Angelo Central to Tascosa. Glad the Garland schools are back togethe...
3 years ago Expanding Regional Qualifiers - Thoughts
@panhandlerunner If you have five individuals qualify from a team, they would be eligible for a t...
3 years ago Expanding Regional Qualifiers - Thoughts
I am a little bit more biased when it comes to this topic now that I coach in one of the toughest...
4 years ago Region 3200 start times
[quote=chrisschrader]@stickstickstick What I want to know is what other regions are doing for t...