FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Track & Field Handbook
http://gtmteamstore/franklincountyxc 2011 Indoor Meet Schedule EIAC @ East Central
Saturday, March 6 9:00 a.m.
Hoosier State Relays# @ Purdue Univ. Lambert Fieldhouse
Saturday, March 19 9:00 a.m.
*Must qualify for Hoosier State Relays at EIAC or another HSR qualifying meet. See iatccc.org for a full list of HSR qualifying meets.
2011 Outdoor Meet Schedule
Table of Contents
Rules & Expectations
Thursday, April 7
@ Greensburg Crossbones Carnival Relays#
Saturday, April 10 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 12 5:00 p.m.
@ Centerville & Union County
Thursday, April 14 5:00 p.m.
@ Distance Showcase @ Franklin Central#
Friday, April 15 6:00 p.m.
@ Lawrenceburg Tiger Relays*
Tuesday, April 19 4:30 p.m.
@ South Dearborn Invitational*
Thursday, April 21 5:30 p.m.
South Dearborn* / Oldenburg (Senior Night)
Monday, April 25 5:30 p.m.
@ East Central Invitational
Thursday, April 28 5:00 p.m.
East Central* / Rushville (Senior Night makeup)
Monday, May 2 4:30 p.m.
@ EIAC Championships* @ South Dearborn
Thursday, May 12 5:00 p.m.
@ EIAC Reserve Meet*# @ Lawrenceburg Senior Lunch after the meet.
Saturday, May 14 9:00 a.m.
Girls’ Track Sectional
Tuesday, May 17 5:00 p.m.
@ Boys’ Girls’ Track Track Regional Sectional @ Shelbyville @ East Central
Tuesday, May Thursday, May24 19 5:00 p.m. TBA
Track Banquet (Details TBA)
Wednesday, May 25
Boys’ Track Regional @ Connersville
Thursday, May 26 TBA
Boys’ State Finals –Indiana University Bloomington
Friday, June 4th TBA
Girls’ State Finals—Indiana University Bloomington
Saturday, June 5th
Indoor School Records 7 8-9
Outdoor School Records 2010 Achievements
2011 HSR Qualifying
* Indicates a Conference Meet or Conference opponent.
#Not all athletes will compete at this meet. Home meets are in bold.
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Jeff Mersmann—Boys’ & Girls’ Track Coordinator, Distance Coach Jackie Benneker—Assistant Coach: Jumps Brice Sayne—Assistant Coach: Strength & Throws Dan Garteman—Assistant Coach: Sprints & Relays Monte Wolfe—Volunteer Assistant Beth Noble—Volunteer Assistant Matthew Sayne—Volunteer Assistant Ashley Andres— Volunteer Assistant Philosophy
The student athlete will be provided with all the necessary means to achieve personal best performances. In doing so, the team will be successful. Coaches’ Commitment to the Athletes 1. We will make every effort to get you to be the best athlete possible. This includes spending long hours creating workouts and posting results. 2. We will make sure that you get feedback on your event or practice as much as possible. 3. We will always look out for what is best for you. 4. We do not believe in winning at all costs. But we believe that sometimes it is important to rise to an occasion, so you will be entered in events and races that may be difficult.
Rules Foreword 1. Abide by all IHSAA rules. 2. Abide by all FCHS rules.
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Rules & Expectations 1. Attendance is mandatory. 2. Attendance will be kept for ALL practices and meets. All absences and lates will be kept on file. “Late” is not being dressed, on the field, and ready to practice at the stated start time. 3. The only excused absences (without prior consent) are personal illness of the athlete and death in the immediate family; any other cases will be dealt with by the coaches as an individual case; 4. An in-school suspension on the day of a meet will result suspension for that meet. You will still be required to go to the meet. 5. In the event that practice is missed the day prior to or day of a track meet – you will not participate pending the circumstances. 6. A note from a parent will excuse an absence. Excessive absences or tardies, EXCUSED OR NOT, will result in the athlete’s dismissal from the team. 7. No cussing—100 bicycles at time of offense. 8. Dress appropriately for practice. Shirts with inappropriate slogans are not allowed. Be prepared for unexpected weather changes especially during Spring. 9. All athletes are required to report all injuries to their coach. 10. No jewelry at practice or meets except stopwatches and medical alert bracelets. Medical alert bracelets must be visible and taped down.
Academic Eligibility (Per IHSAA & FCHS) To be eligible scholastically, students must have received passing grades at the end of their last grading period in school in at least five full credit subjects or the equivalent and must be currently enrolled in at least five full credit subjects or the equivalent. Semester grades take precedence. Item #4 Athletic Eligibility—FCHS Student/Parent Handbook Pg. 22
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Dismissal from the Team Meeting one or more of the following criteria will result in immediate dismissal from the team: •
3 unexcused absences
1 out of school suspension (OSS)
6 excused absences
Behavior unbecoming of a track & field athlete—fighting, arguing, poor work ethic, poor attitude, etc.—at coaches discretion
Attitude, Character, Commitment & Practice As a member of this track team, you will make a commitment to: 1. Become a better athlete during the season. 2. Come to practice everyday. 3. To come to all the meets. 4. Eat healthy, sleep well and be prepared for practice and competition. 5. Learn the proper techniques for your events. 6. Do the workouts at practice without goofing off. Practice is serious and where you improve the most.
D. Meets (Home & Away) 1. When your teammates are either competing or not competing all members are expected to be supporting out on the field or staying focused on your upcoming event – NOT in the stands socializing! 2. All athletes are to stay at a home meet until the meet is completed – unless you have prior permission form the coach to leave early. 3. All athletes will travel to away meets on the bus provided by the school. All athletes are permitted to go home with their own parents following the team meeting that takes place at the conclusion of the meet. In order for an athlete to go home with a parent other than his own, or with another student, the head coach must have a signed permission form on file.
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Team Captains 1. Elected by the team with final approval of the coaching staff. 2. At least one male and one female, but no more than two each for a total of four. 3. Must be a Junior or Senior in good academic standing with at least two years prior track experience. 4. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: •
Communicating information to coaching staff
Leading warm-ups at practice and at meets
Assisting managers in making sure the bus gets loaded and unloaded.
Help teammates out at meets with knowing event schedule, warming up, and supporting teammates.
5. Maybe dismissed as captain for any single rules violation.
Post Season Athletic Awards State Coaches Association Awards Male and Female Seniors—Nomination to Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Academic All-State, All-State, and Honorable Mention Teams Female Seniors —Nomination to Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Academic All-State Teams School Awards Varsity Letter—Meet one or more of the following requirements: 1) Average two points per meet (Conference Championship meet points count double), 2) Qualify for the Sectional team, 3) be a Senior with at least two years of service, 4) or a team manager with dependable service for the entire season. Winged Foot Patches—School records, Tournament (State and EIAC) Champs or MVA’s, Regional or State Qualifier, All-State Athletic and/or Academic These are general guidelines and the actual awarding of the letter is at the discretion of the coach as per Athletic Awards—FCHS Student/Parent Handbook Pg. 23 Four Year Finish Line Award– Member of the track team completing four seasons. Male and Female Most Valuable Athlete—most points garnered in a season. Area Most Improved Athlete—Athletes that have shown the most improvement in their respective areas: Field Events, Sprints, and Distance.
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Girls’ Indoor School Records*
4 x 400m Relay
C. Koester, A. Reece, H. Vormohr, K. Geis
4 x 800m Relay
B. Crawley, C. Koester, S. Pahren, K. Geis
776m Sprint Medley Relay
L. Lunsford, A. Reece, H. Vormohr, N. Feller
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Boys’ Indoor School Records*
776m Sprint Medley Relay
T. Buck, E. Orschell, T. Presley, K. Condo
*The keeping of indoor track records began in Spring of 2007 and could be changed as meet results emerge.
Girls’ Outdoor School Records
100 Hurdles (New Ht.)
4 x 100 m Relay
Erin Cox, Kendra Jones, Natalie Feller, Kaylin Veeneman
1600 m Relay
Erin Cox, Kendra Jones, Kayla Geis, Logan Leffingwell
Boys’ Outdoor School Records Event
110 Hurdles (36”)
110 Hurdles (39”)
4 x 100 m Relay
Ryan Duristch, Ben Messerschimdt, 2005 Greg Ellington, Morgan Baudendistel 400 m
300m Hurdles (30”)
300m Hurdles (36”)
1600 m Relay
Ryan Ritz, Adam Mergenthal, 1993 Travis McQueen, Alex Smith Joe Stenger, Chad Gill, 3200 m Relay
1997 Jeremy Vaughan, Dave Russell
58’ 9 3/4”
21’ 6 3/4”
2010Season Accomplishments Conference Champion: Erin Cox High Jump Girls team 3rd Place at Sectional Sectional Champions: 4 x 100 meter relay team (Erin Cox, Kendra Jones, Natalie Feller, Tori Lake) Long Jump: Kaylin Veeneman Girls Regional Qualifiers: 100m Dash: Kendra Jones, Natalie Feller 4 x 100m Relay: Erin Cox, Kendra Jones, Natalie Feller, Tori Lake 400m Dash: Erin Cox 4 x 400m Relay: Erin Cox, Kayla Geis, Kendra Jones, Logan Leffingwell Long Jump:
Tori Lake 16’ 2.75” (5/3 @ East Central Dual) Kaylin Veeneman 16’ 4” (5/25 @ Regional)
High Jump: Erin Cox Shot Put: Kaylin Veeneman Boys Regional Qualifier: Shot Put: Adam Riley 3 New Girls’ School Records Long Jump—Tori Lake and Kaylin Veeneman 4 x 100 Relay—51.47 Erin Cox, Kendra Jones, Natalie Feller, Tori Lake (Sectional) 4 x 400 Relay—4:21.53 Erin Cox, Kayla Geis, Kendra Jones, Logan Leffingwell (Regional)
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