About Me

Truman High School class of 1986.
Drury University class of 1990.
Teach and coach cross-country & track at Raytown South High School.
Not as smart as Dr. Colter, Jesse Griffin, or Michael Farmer, in that order.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
1 month ago Question for Missouri track and field history buffs
[quote=Hays]It did not happen in 2004 as per the KC Star Rohr won the discus on Saturday. The di...
1 month ago Change Needed: Moving the 3200 for the State Series
[quote=big_al_2112.flosports]I would still rather see the 3200s run in the evening after the sun ...
1 month ago Question for Missouri track and field history buffs
I don't know if this is what you are thinking about, but in the very early 2000's the discus even...
1 month ago College Recruiting Primer
It is really too bad if the only thing that a coach is looking at is numbers. Are they recruitin...
1 month ago Notable athletes not competing in MO HS TF in 2018
Back to the original thread: I guess Victor Mugeche didn't run at districts. Or did I miss some...
1 month ago Four from Fatima in the 3200 -- C3D5
Looks like they all 4 advanced to sectionals. Also just a note: some might recall they had 7 al...
1 month ago Feast or famine in girls distance running
Back to the original point of the post, just noticed that the class 5 district with Lee's Summit ...
1 month ago Change Needed: Moving the 3200 for the State Series
[quote=deekenkyle]Just because we've done it one way for years doesn't mean it was the right way....
1 month ago District Time Schedule(s)
@big_al_2112.flosports I only get on here now when I am bored at school. Then you might get ...
1 month ago The addition of Girl's Wrestling
Personally I am in favor of it, even though I will probably lose a girl or two from my swim teams...
1 month ago Feast or famine in girls distance running
[quote=big_al_2112.flosports]@mutiger31 I would like to see the district, sectional and state...
1 month ago Notable athletes not competing in MO HS TF in 2018
@Hays No FAT either. Still pretty impressive back then. Our school record is 13.4 Dan Lav...
1 month ago Notable athletes not competing in MO HS TF in 2018
[quote=Auck]Looks like CBC seniors Kamrynn Babb and Cameron Brown aren't competing and getting re...
1 month ago District Time Schedule(s)
[quote=big_al_2112.flosports]CoachSwift@seannunn You don't have to change the hurdle heights ...
1 month ago Feast or famine in girls distance running
@XCmysport Good thoughts here. I would tend to disagree with the idea of running the 3200m f...
2 months ago Feast or famine in girls distance running
Just an observation in girl's distance running in KC: it seems like the rich are getting richer,...
2 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
@keithhurdles That sounds very similar to Maurice at that age. Sean Nunn
2 months ago Event no-show regulation
I for one am pleased to see us return to use of waterfall starts. The double waterfall is actual...
2 months ago District Time Schedule(s)
[quote=palmtree]You can get there through the upcoming meets at the TRXC website. I don't know...
2 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
@keithhurdles You are right; he is about where Maurice was except the 4x4 split is a lot bett...
2 months ago Video on former St. Louis area athlete Aaron Mallett
@torbrooks Great video on a great athlete. Sean Nunn Raytown South
2 months ago KC Lightfoot
@rpxc KC now ranked #17 overall for track and field male high school athletes on MileSplit's ...
2 months ago Is it sportsmanship
I think it depends on the level of competition at the meet. I regularly run some of my "varsity"...
3 months ago Boys javelin already over 200 feet in Missouri
"state champ in the LJ, HJ, SP and DT his senior year - but a great young man to be around so I w...
3 months ago Boys javelin already over 200 feet in Missouri
[quote=Hays]Two-hundred feet in the javelin has already been done in Missouri. The javelin was a...
4 months ago XC Runner tearing ACL
I got a runner my first year of coaching who was not allowed to play FB due to a torn ACL. He wa...
5 months ago What strategies do you use to keep things fun?
If you really have "masses", don't do anything too early to keep things fun. Wait a couple of we...
5 months ago 10th Annual Lucky 13.1 Half Marathon and 5K
@CoachSwift This is a great race if you live anywhere near KC and are looking for a great hal...
5 months ago State Cross Country Meet to Move to Columbia in 2019
@tbluej Very well said. Sean Nunn
5 months ago Coaching Approaches to meets
At Raytown South, we generally only really "stack" our championship meets (conference, district, ...
7 months ago New for 2018 - Announcing the St. James Academy XC Relay Carnival
Sounds really awesome. If it wasn't 2 days before our conference meet it would be very tempting ...
7 months ago Fall 2018 dates
@Hays OK I pride myself on being fairly intelligent. But what the heck does this mean? 5...
7 months ago Missouri loses one of its greats
Tim's funeral on Saturday was as great as a funeral can be. Lots of great people there and a ver...
7 months ago State Cross Country Meet to Move to Columbia in 2019
You can't compare Missouri to Illinois times for state cross anyway. Illinois state course is a ...
7 months ago State XC Moving to Columbia in 2019
It had better be a LOT better course than Oak Hills Lake (which personally I like) to be worth th...
7 months ago Missouri loses one of its greats
[quote=Hays]Close. From 1999 through 2013, they were district champions every year except 2007 w...
7 months ago Missouri loses one of its greats
It is with great sadness that I inform those who have not already heard of the passing of Tim Nix...
8 months ago Uniform Rules
@missilesilo Relax, you're only 50 years older than me. I tend to go to the ear warmers an...
8 months ago Sectional 4 Upsets
[quote=coachsteele]@seannunn I always blame it on impersonal computers when I get it wrong! ...
8 months ago 4 years All-State
[quote=MJO21]Tori Findley....6-3-2-1[/quote] @MJO21 That is a nice progression.
8 months ago 2017 Sectional Girl Teams
If I am doing my math right, the stats here indicate that both Lee's Summit North and Lee's Summi...
8 months ago 2017 Sectional Boys Teams
Just looking at that last line, that means that West Plains did NOT make it to sectionals in 2009...
8 months ago Uniform Rules
@missilesilo Better to be underdressed than overdressed, IF you are a young kid and it is a r...
8 months ago Kansas City East
Hays and KGrover are right, Kallen competes for the KC East Lions, which is a homeschool group th...
8 months ago Uniform Rules
[quote=chester1976]I would recommend stocking cap and gloves, along with tights and sleeves. For ...
8 months ago Sectional 4 Upsets
[quote=coachsteele]On the Boys Side-- congrats to Park Hill South who finished 3rd after Virtual ...
9 months ago New St. Louis Suburban Conferences for Track
Different conferences for each sport? Conference alignments based on previous performances rathe...
9 months ago Workouts Outside Formal Practice Time
Another tricky issue is awarding letters. I have no problem with letting a kid run for me even i...
9 months ago Heat Concerns
[quote=pstahl]@Appraiser25Y Are there any rules against providing bottled water for athletes to...
9 months ago Heat Concerns
Rim Rock cancelled their JV races due to the heat. Probably was a good decision. We ran at a di...