About Me

Jake Holt
East Newton High School
Head Cross Country
Assistant Track and Field (Distance)

Above all things, I am a Christian. I have been at East Newton for eleven years (this was my first school). I have had the privilege of working with my high school cross country and track coach, Mark Vanslyke, each of these years. I am entering my 8th year as the cross country head coach after serving as the assistant under Kern Sorrell for three seasons. I have been blessed to be associated with some fantastic kids all of these seasons, and each year it gets harder to let them go. This year's group of seniors has put in a tremendous amount of work and hopefully this will be a fantastic finish to their careers.

Respect
Patience
Kindness
Selflessness
Honesty
Forgiveness
Commitment
Humility

(Eight key principles to live by)

Good luck and good running...

Discussion Posts

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16 days ago Race clock suggestions
You can get one for free by downloading racetab from this site. It has a crowd view stopwatch fun...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
3 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SW...
3 months ago District Prelims
@Hays When did the State meet begin using FAT timing? Do you know if 1980 was the 400 meter da...
4 months ago Jerseys vrs race numbers
Spray and wash and a lot of scrubbing is all that's worked for me...and you can still vaguely see...
7 months ago Coaching Approaches to meets
A lot of what we do just depends on the meet. We generally only have 20-30 boys and 15-25 girls o...
8 months ago State Cross Country Meet to Move to Columbia in 2019
I am in favor of the move away from Oak Hills. I know this may not be a popular opinion. Oak Hi...
8 months ago Fall 2018 dates
What is the first date for fall practice in 2018? Thank you.
9 months ago 8th grade runner
Jacob Bennion is a 10th grader. Not sure why it says 8th grade.
9 months ago Uniform Rules
I would recommend stocking cap and gloves, along with tights and sleeves. For caps and gloves, be...
9 months ago Uniform Rules
Are runner's masks legal?
9 months ago Reeds Spring Invitational 2017
Any insight on what boys ran well? Did Catholic's top boy run? Anything would be helpful. Thank you.
9 months ago Big 8 Conference meet results?
@missilesilo email address?
10 months ago RIP Tom Thorne
Tom Thorne, long-time coach here in SWMO, passed away yesterday from either a heart attack or ane...
11 months ago need contact information for Mark Van Slyke
mvanslyke@bentonvillek12.org
12 months ago First Day of Fall Practice 2018
Yeah, I know...lol. 2018? Trying to plan our camp dates for next summer.
12 months ago First Day of Fall Practice 2018
When is the first day in 2018? I looked on mshsaa's site but wanted to be sure. Thank you.
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWMO is the perfect t...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
We are seeking female counselors for our 10th annual camp. Please pass this along to anyone who m...
1 year ago Prelims at State
I should know this, but who advances to Finals? Winner of each heat and then next 6 fastest time...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp Promo Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3RSyTJ8kHk Check it out. You may have to copy the link into yo...
1 year ago SWMO Running Camp
Visit www.swmorunningcamp.com Camp dates are: Middle School 5th - 8th Grade is July 15-17 - $80...
1 year ago DRURY UNIVERSITY XC/TRACK & FIELD
I sent you an email about a prospective student/athlete several months ago and never received a r...
2 years ago KHRISTEN BRYANT?
I'm friends with her and her mom on Facebook as she used to be an SWMO Running Camp camper. Email...
2 years ago Javelin
What is a decent price for a cheap javelin? Anyone have a good (affordable) supplier?
2 years ago Class 1
There were only 266 girls who competed in Class 1 districts. Should Class 1 be expanded even furt...
2 years ago Big 8 Conference complete results?
email address?
2 years ago Bikes Banned
I was told yesterday that MSHSAA has decided not to allow bicycles at races. Last year due to pla...
2 years ago Cooling off runners
Last year I could barely walk some days due to plantar fasciatis...the bike was the only way I co...
2 years ago Cooling off runners
I wasn't planning on bringing a bike to the meet today anyway, but there are only 8 teams on a re...
2 years ago Cooling off runners
Was also told not to bring a bicycle to today's meet. How is that against the rules?