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Welcome to the Geneseo Middle School Track and Field webpage!!!!!!!!!!

March 16th, 2017

Practices have been going great this week.  We have had some great indoor workouts and we were able to get outside today. There may be some sore legs.  Make sure you are stretching and icing.

Here is the information for the Booster Club membership also 2017-booster-membership

The kids received some track boosters raffle information this week.  Here it is:

GENESEO TRACK & FIELD BOOSTERS
2017 RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

$100 RUNNING WILD gift card

Apple iPad

$100 Fairway gift certificate (donated by Fairway)

Parent BLEACHER BASKET: fleece tie blanket, rain poncho & umbrella

@home MOVIE NIGHT package: pizza, popcorn, candy, DVD

Track Spirit Wear
** additional prizes may be added . . . please “like” and check the Geneseo Cross Country & Track Boosters FB page for updates **

$5 = 1 ticket                $20 = 5 tickets

You will turn raffle packets in at practice on March 20th (Monday). Winning tickets will be drawn on March 23th during the GMS Track & Field Intra-squad meet. Winners will be contacted if they are not present. Proceeds of raffle will directly support the Geneseo HS/MS Track & Field teams through the purchase of equipment and services that support the teams throughout the season. (Checks payable to: Geneseo Track Boosters)
Questions? Please contact: geneseotrackboosters@gmail.com

You can also visit their facebook page: Geneseo Cross Country & Track Boosters

Let us know if you have any questions.  Dream Big!!!!!

March 9th, 2017

A good start this week.  There are around 200 boys and girls out for track.  Here is the forms the students received this week.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  The sweats and t-shirts are not required.  These are just spirit wear for the kids.

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Remember we have a parent meeting on Monday the 13th @ 5:00.  It will be in the main gym at the middle school.

We had a new dress up today.  Multiples day.  The 8th grade girls threw down a challenge to the team, who could get the most to dress alike.  Here are some photos from tonight:

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All the kids who participated.

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              A 7th grade girls group.                       A 8th grade girls group (Winning Group)

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A set of 8th grade twins.                                            7th grade triplets.

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7th Grade triplets.                                                         Pink boys and girls.

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Shades of blue.                                                    Purple people eaters.

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March 3rd, 2017

Track practices will begin Monday, March 6th.  Please make sure your students have a current physical at the middle school.  The first week of practices look like this:

Monday – 7th Grade only                        3:30 – 4:30

Tuesday – 8th Grade only                       3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday – 7th and 8th Grade           3:30 – 5:00

Thursday – 7th and 8th Grade               3:30 – 5:00

Friday – 7th and 8th Grade                    No practice.

We are very excited for the season to start.  Dream Big!!!!!!!!!!!

January 19th, 2017

Was very fortunate to be able to speak at the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (ITCCCA) clinic last weekend.  There were over 1,000 coaches attending the clinic.  There was a very good turn out of middle school coaches.  Here is the presentation and videos from the clinic.

Middle School Track and Field Presentation

Intro Video

Geneseo Middle School Wellness Video

Geneseo Middle School Wellness Video #2

What can you do with limited space?  Video

What we do at Geneseo Middle School Video

Here are a couple of photos from the clinic.  Freddy accepted his 2A coach of the year award there:

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June 7th, 2016

The high school had their banquet tonight.  The kids had a great time.  We made a video from the kids when they were in middle school and then from this years state meet.  Check it out.  2016 GHS Highlight Video.

Congrats guys.

May 28th, 2016

Congratulations go out to the high school boys team.  Today, they finished second as a team at the IHSA state track and field championships.  Awesome job guys.  Way to Dream Big!!!!!

May 26th, 2016

What a great year.  For those who attended last night, thanks for coming.  The highlight video has been posted.  Let us know if you need anything.  Thanks for Dreaming Big!!!!!!!! Have a great summer.

May 23rd, 2016

Thanks for sending photos in.  On Wednesday night at 6:30 at the GMS main gym, the state medalists are meeting to get their photos taken.  Stop by and congratulate the kids.  We will be watching the highlight video after the kids get their photos.  Also, all the team members will be turning their uniforms in at that time if they still have them.  This has been an incredible year.

May 21st, 2016

Incredible!!!!!!!!  We were hoping for a historic day and we received one.  Congratulations go out to the 7th grade girls 4 x 400 meter relay team of Esther Brown, Maddi Barickman, Riley Coulter, Chloe Adams, and the alternate Emma Terronez for being our first IESA relay state champions.  All the kids were amazing.  The weather was perfect.  All in all, we brought home 22 medals.  The second most medals we have ever received.  Unbelievable.  Here is the list of state medalists:

  • 7th Grade Girls 400 meter dash – Esther Brown – 5th Place
  • 7th Grade Girls 4 x 100 meter relay – Esther Brown, Chloe Adams, Allison Bowers, Taylor Desplinter – Alternate Sydne Sexton – 5th Place
  • 7th Grade Boys 800 meter run – Rafe Morrison – 7th Place
  • 7th Grade Girls 4 x 400 meter relay – Esther Brown, Maddi Barickman, Riley Coulter, Chloe Adams – Alternate Emma Terronez – 1st Place (State Champions)
  • 7th Grade Boys 4 x 400 meter relay – Mason Jones, Brendan Hipkins, Ehtan Holke, Rafe Morrison – Alternate Dominic DeBoef – 6th Place
  • 8th Grade Girls 4 x 400 meter relay – Ava Bieneman, Anna Girten, Elaina Hines, Keeli Frerichs – Alternate Anna Pierce – 8th Place

Parents, if you have any photos please send them our way.  Thanks for everything you do.  Here are some photos from the weekend:

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May 20th, 2016

The kids did great today.  Gracie Erickson broke her own school record in the pole vault at 6’6″.  Esther Brown had an incredible day and placed 5th in the 400 meter dash.  She broke her own school record by 2 seconds (1:02.35).  Awesome job girls.  All the kids did well.

Tomorrow has the potential to do some historic things.

Dream Big!!!!!

May 17th, 2016

Things are going really well.  The seeds are posted on the IESA web page.  There is a link at the top.  We have some great seeds.  Great job teams.

May 14th, 2016

Great job teams.  The wind was brutal and the kids did awesome.  The 7th and 8th grade girls teams won their sectionals.  The 7th grade boys finished a close third and the 8th grade boys finished a very close second as teams.

We will get some more information out to you about the IESA State weekend soon.

Even with the brutal winds, we qualified many things.  We have 34 qualifiers.  Unbelievable with that weather.  Here is the list of qualifiers:

7th Grade Girls:

  • 100 Meter hurdles – Brooke Harms
  • 400 Meter Dash – Esther Brown
  • High Jump – Evelyn Wilson
  • Pole Vault – Gracie Erickson
  • Discus – Maddie Barickman
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay – Chloe Adams, Allison Bowers, Esther Brown, Taylor Desplinter – Alt. Sidney Sexton
  • 4 x 400 Meter Relay – Chloe Adams, Maddie Barickman, Esther Brown, Riley Coulter – Alt. Emma Terronez

8th Grade Girls:

  • 100 Meter Hurdles – Keeli Frerichs
  • 800 Meter Run – Keeli Frerichs
  • Shot Put – Eden McAvoy
  • Shot Put – Bailey Mitchell
  • Discus – Eden McAvoy
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay – Ava Bieneman, Jaime Bizarri, Keeli Frerichs, Elaina Hines – Alt. Addison Seei
  • 4 x 400 Meter Relay – Ava Bieneman, Keeli Frerichs, Anna Girten, Elaina Hines – Alt. Anna Pierce

7th Grade Boys:

  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Rafe Morrison
  • 800 Meter Run – Rafe Morrison
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay – Brendan Hipkins, Mason Jones, Bruce Moore, Rafe Morrison – Alt. Mitchell Wirth
  • 4 x 400 Meter Relay – Brendan Hipkins, Ethan Holke, Mason Jones, Rafe Morrison – Alt. Dominic DeBoef

8th Grade Boys:

  • 110 Meter Hurdles – Kyle Hofer
  • 4 x 100 Meter Relay – Maison Cooper, Jerry Green, Kyle Hofer, Jordan Seely – Alt. William Venneberg
  • 4 x 400 Meter Relay – Mitchel Benhart, Neo Colter, Kyle Hofer, William Venneberg – Alt. Maison Cooper

May 11th, 2016

Practices have been going great.  The kids are working really hard.  Saturday is the sectional at Rockridge High School.  Here are the line ups for Saturday.

Sectional line ups.

Do a little dance for good weather on Saturday.  The weather people are predicting some March weather.  But what do they know.

Dream Big!!!!!!

May 7th, 2016

The kids were awesome.  We had good weather and the kids took advantage of it.  All four teams won their division.  Great job!!!!!  The results are posted.  Please send us some photos.  We did put some up from the boys conference.

 

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May 5th, 2016

Beautiful day today.  The line-ups for Saturday have been handed out.  Here they are:

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The bus will leave at 6:55.  Please have the kids to the middle school by 6:50.

The girls running events and boys field events will start at 9:00.  After the girls running events finish, there will be a short break and then the meet will flip.  The girls field events and boys field events will then begin.  This is normally around 11:00 – 11:30.

This will be a great warm up for the IESA sectional next weekend.

May 4th, 2016

The girls were incredible tonight.  Both the 7th and 8th grade teams are Heartland Conference Champions.  The girls had a really good night.  The results are posted.  There was a school record broken after converting times to hand held times.  Esther Brown broke the 400 meter record tonight.  Congratulations Esther and congratulations ladies on being conference champions.  Please send us photos of the boys or girls meets.  Things are going really well for all the teams in the program.  Dream Big!!!!!!!

May 3rd, 2016

Great job to the boys teams!!!!!!  The 8th grade boys won conference and we are still waiting on the official results for the 7th grade boys.  There was some confusion on the scores.  They were announced as the winners by one point, but then after some review of the scoring they did not win the meet.  They are reviewing the results and we will have them hopefully tomorrow.  Currently we placed second.  Our 7th grade guys did awesome. They scored at least 122 points.  That normally wins the meet.  Great job guys.  Practice tomorrow is done at 4:30.

Tomorrow the girls run in the conference meet in Rock Island.  Good luck girls.

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May 2nd, 2016

It has been a while.  Sorry.  Tomorrow is the Boys Heartland Conference meet.  The boys meet is at Browning Field in Moline.  Field events will begin around 4:30.  Running events are supposed to start at 5:00.

The Girls Heartland Conference meet will be on Wednesday at Rock Island High School.

Finally have some good weather.  Practices have been going great.  The kids are working hard.

Here are the line-ups for conference:

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April 26th, 2016

Jack and Jill tomorrow.  Here are the line ups.  Throwing events start at 4:15 and running events start at 4:45.

Jack and Jill line ups

April 25th, 2016

Disappointing.  That is all that needs to be said.  The weather people predicted severe weather, and we received perfect weather.  The decision to cancel the meet was made at noon when the weather forecast called for 100% chance of thunderstorms at 5:00 pm.  Dixon did not want to make the trip and then have to go back due to the bad weather.  Totally understandable.

We tried to make the best of it and have a informal intra-squad meet at practice.  The kids worked hard and ran really well.  We got some good times and marks in some events.

The results came in from the Pioneer invitational.  Those results are posted.

Jack and Jill is on Wednesday.  Hopefully we will get some good weather.

April 24th, 2016

Weather was great this weekend.  Lets hope for some of the same tomorrow.  There will be kids participating at the middle school at 3:30.  Please wait until all the buses are gone before going into the bus lot.  Here are the line ups for tomorrow:

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Boys line ups

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Hope to see you there.

April 19th, 2016

Kids have had a couple of great days of practice.  The girls have a meet tomorrow at Browning Field in Moline, IL.  Field events start at 4:15.  Here is the girls line up:

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Boys only will practice after school.  Hopefully the rain will stay away.

April 17th, 2016

Amazing weekend.  The weather was awesome.  The high school boys team had a great night on Friday.  They won the Galesburg Invite for the first time.  Awesome job guys.  The girls high school team went to the Rock Island Invite on Saturday and did well also.

Hope this weather continues for the rest of the year.  See you tomorrow.

April 15th, 2016

Great job tonight!!!!  The kids were awesome.  All the teams won their divisions.  We had 5 meet records:

  • 7th Grade Girls 4 x 100 Relay – Esther Brown, Chloe Adams, Allison Bowers, Taylor Desplinter
  • 7th Grade Girls 4 x 400 Relay – Esther Brown, Emma Terronez, Riley Coulter, Chloe Adams
  • 7th Grade Boys 4 x 100 Relay – Mason Jones, Rafe Morrison, Bruce Moore, Brendon Hipkins
  • 7th Grade Boys 1600 Meter Run – Mitchell Wirth
  • 8th Grade Boys 400 Meter Dash – Kyle Hofer

Congratulations to all the record setters.  Things are going really well.  Make sure you get out and play around this weekend.  Go for a bike ride, roller blade, play soccer, play basketball, and just have some fun.   Make sure you stretch and get your core work in.  Results are posted.

Awesome job again.  Dream Big!!!!!!

April 13th, 2016

Finally have good weather.  The forecast for Friday is awesome.  Line ups were given tonight for Friday.  Here they are.

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Boys Line Ups:

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The kids running on Friday will get uniforms tomorrow.  Please have the kids take of the uniforms.  The uniforms need to be washed in cold.  Hang dry.  Do not bleach.  Do not iron.  We are fortunate to have uniforms.

There will not be practice for the kids who are not running at the meet.  They have a three day weekend.

The meet on Friday will have the girls start running events at 4:00 and the boys start field events at 4:00.  Once the girls running events are finished, the boys will begin their running events and the girls will begin their field events.

This is an IESA meet.  All the uniforms have to match.  If the kids on a relay are wearing any tights underneath their uniform, they have to match.  The do not have to wear tights.  They just can’t have some kids wearing white and some kids wearing black.  If they are wearing tights they have to match.

April 11th, 2016

The kids are doing incredible.  The weather has not been the best.  I will be very glad to see the wind disappear.  The results have been posted.

The boys track meet for Wednesday at Rock Island has been cancelled.  There is a conflict at their track with some maintenance that just came up.  We will still have practice for the boys to get ready for the track meet on Friday.

Another great night for the kids though.  If you have any photos, send them our way.  We have posted some from the last couple of meets.

Have a great night.

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April 9th, 2016

Looks like a cold weekend.  Monday looks good though.  Here are the line ups for Monday.  This meet has some limited entries, so not as many kids will be participating.  We still want the kids to come to the meet to support the team and help with the meet.  We always have things the kids can help with.

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Boys line ups

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Boosters could really use some help with the concessions if you have time.  Thanks to all of the people who helped on Thursday.

Here a couple photos from Bandana, Hat, and Crazy socks day.

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April 7th, 2016

The kids did awesome.  The weather was a little cold.  Better than Monday.  The results are posted.  Thank you to all who volunteered.  A big thank you to all who helped pick up the trash.  The stadium looked great.  If you have taken any photos of the kids at the meet, please send them our way.  We would love to get them up on the web page.  Great job again.

On a side note, it was great to see Hannah Soria at the last two track meets.  She had some great success at nationals last weekend.  She had a couple of top ten finishes.

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April 6th, 2016

We have a home meet tomorrow.  Again, we have limited spaces for the field events.  Some of the kids will be doing their field events (high jump, long jump, shot, and discus) at 3:30 at the middle school.  The itinerary’s are below and you can see the line ups for the kids.

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April 4th, 2016

Awesome job tonight.  The results are posted.  It was a cold night.  Great job staying focused.  Parents please send us any photos you have, so we can get them up on the web page.

A very special thank you to all the workers.  Thank you to all who volunteered their time.  Everything was great tonight.  Hopefully we will get some better weather soon.

April 3rd, 2016

Tomorrow is supposed to be cool.  Please remember to dress warm.  The high will be around 45 with no rain.  Once the sun goes down it will be cooler.  Again bring lots of sweats and maybe a blanket.

April 2nd, 2016

Windy today.  Stay safe.  Monday we have a triangular meet with Pioneer(Jordan/Seton) and Glenview.  We are going to try something new with some of the kids.  We have limited spaces for the field events.  Some of the kids will be doing their field events (high jump, shot, and discus) at 3:30 at the middle school.  The itinerary’s are below and you can see the line ups for the kids.

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March 30th, 2016

A great start to the year.  The kids did great.  Too bad the weather had to stop it short.  The results have been posted.  We had some great performances.

We did have a lost bag at the meet.  Please check your bags and see if you found something extra.

Thank you to all the volunteers.  Parents if you have any photos, please send them our way so we can post them on the web page.

Awesome job again.  See you tomorrow.

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March 29th, 2016

Kids have had a couple of good days of practice.  The spirit wear arrived tonight and the kids received it.  Tomorrow we have our intra-squad meet.  Here are the line ups:

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Things have been great.

March 27th, 2016

Congratulations to the boys and girls high school track teams on a great day yesterday at the unofficial indoor state championships.  Here is a list of accomplishments:

  • Reece Bodeen – 6th in 60 m hurdles
  • Will Daniels – 5th in high jump
  • Arthur Atwell – 1st in pole vault
  • Reed Vanderheyden – 3rd in 60 meter hurdles
  • Quinn Singbush – 3rd in 200 m dash
  • Nick Swartzendruber, Andrew Benhart, Nathan Soria, and Cayson Frerichs – 1st in 4×800 relay
  • Quinn Singbush, Reed Vanderheyden, Andrew Pischke, Lucas Hofer – 3rd in 4×200 relay
  • Lucas Hofer, Nick Swartzendruber, Andrew Benhart, Reed Vanderheyden – 4th in 4×400 relay

A great day for all the participants.

March 25th, 2016

Interesting weather this week.  The last two days have been productive.  We had a great showing for some optional practices.  Yesterday there were over 50 kids and today we had 60 kids.  Great job for being voluntary.  The coaches were very excited with your work and we hope you had fun.

A few reminders:

  1. Monday we have practice from 3:30 – 5:00.
  2. The raffle tickets for the fundraiser are due back Monday or Tuesday
  3. We have an intra-squad meet on Wednesday.

Hope you have a great weekend.  See you on Monday.

March 22nd, 2016

Today’s practice has been cancelled.  We had some conflicts.  Thursday and Friday are still on.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

March 19th, 2016

Congrats to the boys and girls high school teams on a great meet today.  Many great performances.  The boys are rolling.  They just missed winning the meet by 6 points.

Also, congratulations to Hannah Soria on her skiing accomplishments.  She had a great weekend last week and was the overall champion at the Rocky/Central Junior Championships.  She will be heading to the U16 Nationals in a few weeks.  Check her out at https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=sswsc%20alpine.  Good luck Hannah.

March 18th, 2016

Weather looks to be good this week.  Get outside and enjoy yourselves.  Play some soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, go for a bike ride, jog, and just have fun.  You are kids and need to be kids.  Those kids looking for some workout ideas, here are a few ideas:  Sprinters get some sprints in every other day.  If y0u can make it to the voluntary practices, get on the track and work out there.  Distance kids also need to get some sprints in every other day.  On the other day, go for a run, anywhere from 2-4 miles is good enough.  You need to have one day where you go long during the week.  Five miles at the most.  Remember, if you practice slow, you will be slow.  If you practice fast, you will be fast.  Below is a sample for the week (Remember, these are all voluntary):

Monday – Sprinters: easy run 1 – 2 miles.  Do some weight work outs.  Body weight is enough.  Distance: 2-4 miles medium effort.  Weight workouts also.

Tuesday – Sprinters:  Broken 300’s.  5 or 6 will work.  Remember, 200 at 400 pace.  100 all out.  Distance:  Broken 500’s.  5 or 6 also.  Remember, 300 at 800 pace.  200 all out.

Wednesday – Sprinters: easy run 1 – 2 miles.  Do some weight work outs.  Body weight is enough.  Distance: 2-4 miles medium effort.  Weight workouts also.

Thursday – Tuesday – Sprinters:  Do a ladder work out.  300, 200, 100, 50.  Do a couple of sets of these.  Try to go all out and then have 3 minutes of recovery between reps.  Distance:  Do a couple of 800’s at mile race pace.  Then do 400’s.  Do the 400’s at 800 race pace.

Friday – Long run for both.  Sprinters 2 miles.  Distance 3 – 5 miles.

Have fun.  These workouts are just sample work outs.  Modify them as much as you want.  Come up with your own work outs.  You know your body best.  Do not over do it and hurt yourself.  Do not do anything you can not do.

Anyone on a beach, get some sprints in on the beach.  Best training you can do for a work out.

Have a great break.

March 16th, 2016

Awesome Black Out today!!!!!!  The kids are doing awesome.  Just a reminder, there is no practice on Friday.  Also, we will have some voluntary practices over spring break.  These practices are not mandatory.   Some of the coaches will be coming in during the break to help with the kids.  Here are the times and the days:

Tuesday, March 22nd    10:00 – 11:30                                                                                Thursday, March 24th    10:00 – 11:30                                                                                       Friday, March 25th    10:00 – 11:30

The track and field boosters are running a raffle.  The kids received envelopes.  There are some great prizes.  Here is a link to the boosters Facebook page Boosters.

Here is the parent letter from tonight March 16 Parent Letter.

Here are some photos from tonight:

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March 14th, 2016

Practices have gone well.  We had a parent meeting tonight.  Here is what was discussed:

– Eligibility for student athletes – Passing all classes.  IESA Rule                                                 – Introduced the coaching staff.                                                                                                            – Went over the events.                                                                                                                           – Important forms to turn in (Pink Sheet/Girls, Blue Sheet/Boys, Yellow Volunteer Sheet)  – Went over the web page.                                                                                                                          – Boosters spoke – Mindy Brown talked about signs, spirit wear opportunities, and concession stand options.  The boosters are also have a raffle this year.  We are trying to raise money for more hurdles for next year.  We are also purchasing an FAT timing system for the track meets.

– Our program is to develop kids for all sports.

– Kids can do other sports.  They can miss practices.  Just remember, if they miss meets or practices and someone else runs faster, they have moved down the list.  We want the kids to have fun and enjoy all sports.                                                                                                           – Remember to pick your students up at 5:00.  We are done at 5:00.  We do not let students out late.  Fridays we are done at 4:30.                                                                                       – Have fun.

Things we forgot about:

  • Uniforms.  The kids wear their Phys Ed clothes for duals and tri-angulars.  For invitationals we have uniforms that will be checked out from the school.

Please email us if you have any questions.

March 10th, 2016

Great weather this week.  We have over 200 kids signed up.  Two great days of practice.  Just a few reminders.  Tomorrow practice is done at 4:30.  Also, sweats and t-shirt orders are due tomorrow.  Here are the kids from yesterday before the “Hurricane” hit:

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7th Grade Boys and Girls

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8th Grade Boys and Girls

March 7th, 2016

A good start today.  There are about 40 7th grade boys and around 70 7th grade girls.  Here is the forms the students received tonight.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  The sweats and t-shirts are not required.  These are just spirit wear for the kids.

2016 Track Parent Letter

2016 Track Practice Calendar

2016 MS TR Schedule

2016 Track directions

GMS Track Sweats & T-Shirt Order Page

2016 PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET

2016 Authorization for Medical Treatment Form

 

March 2nd, 2016

Track practices will begin Monday, March 7th.  Please make sure your students have a current physical at the middle school.  The first week of practices look like this:

Monday – 7th Grade only                        3:30 – 4:30

Tuesday – 8th Grade only                       3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday – 7th and 8th Grade           3:30 – 5:00

Thursday – 7th and 8th Grade               3:30 – 5:00

Friday – 7th and 8th Grade                    3:30 – 4:30

We are very excited for the season to start.  Dream Big!!!!!!!!!!!

May 23rd, 2015

What a great weekend.  The kids did an awesome job.  We brought home 18 medals and had 4 school records.  Here is a list of medalists:

8th grade boys 110 meter hurdles – Colton Pischke – 1st Place(State Champion)
8th grade boys 1600 meter run – Kaden Rink – 6th Place
8th grade boys 800 meter run – Kaden Rink – 3rd Place
7th grade boys 4 x 100 meter relay – 6th Place – Kyle Hofer, William Venneberg, Keaton Johnson, Maison Cooper – Alternate Neo Colter
8th grade girls 4 x 100 meter relay – 2nd Place – Julia Poel, Rachel Daniels, Hannah Soria, Tori Verbeck – Alternate Diana Scherer
8th grade girls 4 x 400 meter relay – 3rd place – Julia Poel, Alexandria Horne, Diana Scherer, Hannah Soria – Alternate Tori Verbeck

School Records

8th grade girls long jump – Alexys Johnson
8th grade girls 4 x 100 meter relay – Julia Poel, Rachel Daniels, Hannah Soria, Tori Verbeck
8th grade girls 4 x 400 meter relay – Julia Poel, Alexandria Horne, Diana Scherer, Hannah Soria
8th grade boys 1600 meter run – Kaden Rink

Parents, if you have any photos please send them our way.  Thanks for everything you do.

May 21st, 2015

Things are going well.  Here is a schedule of events for the weekend.

IESA State Track Meet 2015

The weekend is going to be a lot of fun.  The kids will be around 8:50 on Friday and 6:00 am on Saturday.  If you can get some snacks for the camp, the kids would enjoy this.  Brownies, cookies, fruit, or chips are good ideas.  See you tomorrow at the meet.

May 16th, 2015

What a great day.  We were very fortunate to have great weather.  There were a lot of storms that just missed us.  The kids did an awesome job today.  Three sectional team champions and a runner-up.  We do not have official results.  We will get them up as soon as we can.  Great job teams.

May 15th, 2015

Just a reminder about the sectional track meet tomorrow.  The meet starts at 9:00.  Let us know if you would like to help out.

May 11th, 2015

Weather was not fun tonight.  Kids did a good job of overcoming the wind and cold.  Both the boys teams are conference champs.  Great job to all the kids.  Results are posted.

May 9th, 2015

Perfect weather today.  The kids matched the day.  We ran awesome.  Great job to the kids and parents.  There were two school records broken today.  Ava Bieneman broke a 18 year old record in the 400 with a time of 1:04.54 and Kaden Rink broke a 28 year old record in the 1600 with a time of 4:46.64.  Congratulations to both of these young kids.  All four levels won their divisions today.  The whole team was amazing.  The results are posted.  Remember guys we have conference on Monday at Rock Island.  Have a great weekend.

May 6th, 2015

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls track and field teams.  Both teams won their conference meets.  Results are posted.  Congrats to both teams.

May 3rd, 2015

The Jack and Jill results have arrived.  They are posted.  The kids did great.  We won both the 7th and 8th grade divisions.   Great job everyone.

The high school teams are doing great also.  Congratulations to all the high school kids also.

April 30th, 2015

The kids did a great job last night.  We do not have any results from the meet.  We have posted a split sheet.  When we do splits, we do the best we can to make them accurate.  It is very hard to see where the middle of the exchange zone is to get the splits.  A lot of people like to stop their watch when the athletes hand the baton off.  This is actually inaccurate.  You need to take the split in the middle of the exchange zone and this is difficult to do from a distance.  We have received some photos and we will get them up as soon as we can.

Tonight the kids pushed cars and the distance kids headed to the DQ for a long run.

April 27th, 2015

Great weather.  What a fun meet.  Dixon was awesome and the meet turned out incredible.  Kids did another amazing job.  Results are posted.  Have a great night.

April 21st, 2015

Windy meet.  Great job.  Kids had another great performance.  Results are posted.

April 17th, 2015

Another great night for Geneseo Track and Field.  The weather was a little hot for the kids. They still did great.  All four teams won their divisions.  Results are posted.  If you have any photos, we would love to have them.  There are some up from Monday’s meet if you scroll down.  Great job again.  Results are posted.

 

April 16th, 2015

Great meet last night for the boys.  They did an outstanding job last night.  The results have come in and are posted.  The girls results from Monday are still coming in.  We have the 7th grade results.  Once we get the 8th grade we will get them up.

The boys won meets according to the results.  There are some scoring errors, so I think the 8th grade boys will end up second after some adjustments.  A great job was done by all.  We have our meet at Rockridge tomorrow.  There is a new format.  The girls will run first and the boys will do field events first.  Then the boys will do the running events and the girls will do the field events second.  The meet starts at 4:00.  Hope to see you there

April 14th, 2015

The girls team did awesome last night.  Some pretty amazing performances.  Great efforts. We have not received the results yet.  We will get them posted as soon as we get them.  The boys meet is in Moline tomorrow.  Here are the line ups:

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Field events will begin at 4:15 and the running events will begin at 5:00.  The meet went until 8:00 last night.  We expect the same timeline for tomorrow.  There are a lot of kids running in this meet.

A special shout out to the high school programs.  The boys and girls teams are running well.

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April 9th, 2015

Sorry for not being up to date.  We got a little busy.  Spring break went well.  We had 20 – 30 athletes each day voluntary practices were offered.  The weather was not cooperating today.  Tornado watch means no meet.  This weather is crazy.  Monday the girls have a meet.  They will get line ups and uniforms tomorrow.

A big congratulations to Josie Brown for being selected as one of fifteen individuals in the state of Illinois for the IESA scholar attitude award.  A great honor for her.

Tomorrow is twin day.  We should have some photos for you.

March 28th, 2015

Weather looks to be great this week.  Get outside and enjoy yourselves.  Play some soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, go for a bike ride, jog, and just have fun.  You are kids and need to be kids.  Those kids looking for some workout ideas, here are a few ideas:  Sprinters get some sprints in every other day.  If y0u can make it to the voluntary practices, get on the track and work out there.  Distance kids also need to get some sprints in every other day.  On the other day, go for a run, anywhere from 2-4 miles is good enough.  You need to have one day where you go long during the week.  Five miles at the most.  Remember, if you practice slow, you will be slow.  If you practice fast, you will be fast.  Below is a sample of for the week (Remember, these are all voluntary):

Monday – Sprinters: easy run 1 – 2 miles.  Do some weight work outs.  Body weight is enough.  Distance: 2-4 miles medium effort.  Weight workouts also.

Tuesday – Sprinters:  Broken 300’s.  5 or 6 will work.  Remember, 200 at 400 pace.  100 all out.  Distance:  Broken 500’s.  5 or 6 also.  Remember, 300 at 800 pace.  200 all out.

Wednesday – Sprinters: easy run 1 – 2 miles.  Do some weight work outs.  Body weight is enough.  Distance: 2-4 miles medium effort.  Weight workouts also.

Thursday – Tuesday – Sprinters:  Do a ladder work out.  300, 200, 100, 50.  Do a couple of sets of these.  Try to go all out and then have 3 minutes of recovery between reps.  Distance:  Do a couple of 800’s at mile race pace.  Then do 400’s.  Do the 400’s at 800 race pace.

Friday – Long run for both.  Sprinters 2 miles.  Distance 3 – 5 miles.

Have fun.  These workouts are just sample work outs.  Modify them as much as you want.  Come up with your own work outs.  You know your body best.  Do not over do it and hurt yourself.  Do not do anything you can not do.

Anyone on a beach, get some sprints in on the beach.  Best training you can do for a work out.

Have a great break.

March 27th, 2015

Again, great job last night.  There will be some voluntary practices over spring break.  Some of the coaches will be coming in during the break to help with the kids.  Here are the times and the days:

Tuesday, March 31st    10:00 – 11:30                                                                                                         Thursday, April 2nd    10:00 – 11:30                                                                                                     Friday, April 3rd    10:00 – 11:30

Just a reminder we have practice on Monday, April 6th from 3:30 – 5:00.  If you can not make it we understand.

Ideas for running over break.  Distance kids get some sprints every other day.  Run long on the other days 3 – 4 miles.  Try to work out 4 or 5 days during the break.  If you get more in great.

March 27th Parent Letter

Other than that, have a great break!!!!!!!!

March 26th, 2015

Great job tonight.  A good practice meet for the kids.  A little bit colder than predicted by the weather folks.  All in all, a good start for the kids.  No practice tomorrow.  We will talk to the kids tomorrow about spring break and our next practices.  If you have any photos, please send them our way and we will post them.  Parents who volunteered, awesome job, thank you.  Results are posted.

March 18th, 2015

Kids had a great practice.  The parent meeting went well.  Here are some things we discussed:

– Eligibility for student athletes – Passing all classes.  IESA Rule                                                 – Introduced the coaching staff.                                                                                                            – Went over the events.                                                                                                                           – Important forms to turn in (Pink Sheet/Girls, Blue Sheet/Boys, Yellow Volunteer Sheet)  – Went over the web page.                                                                                                                          – Boosters spoke – Mindy Brown talked about signs, spirit wear opportunities, and concession stand options.

Things we forgot to talk about:

– Our program is to develop kids for all sports.                                                                                 – Kids can do other sports.  They can miss practices.  Just remember, if they miss meets or practices and someone else runs faster, they have moved down the list.  We want the kids to have fun and enjoy all sports.                                                                                                           – Remember to pick your students up at 5:00.  We are done at 5:00.  We do not let students out late.  Fridays we are done at 4:30.                                                                                       – Have fun.

Please email us if you have any questions.

March 17th, 2015

The weather has been great so far.  It looks like the temps are going to be in the 40’s and 50’s the next week.  Have the kids wear appropriate clothing.  Tomorrow night we have a parent meeting after practice at 5:00.  The meeting should last around 30 minutes.  Hope to see you there.

There was a parent letter handed out tonight.  Track Parent Letter(3-17-2015)

March 15th, 2015

Beautiful weekend.  Hope the kids were able to enjoy it.  Tomorrow we will be doing some timing in the great weather.  It is supposed to cool off on Tuesday.  We will still be going outside.  The kids need to bring warm clothes.  If the kids are sore, have them ice their body down.  This will get rid of most of the soreness.

March 11th, 2015

A great start to the year.  We have around 200 kids out.  We have been educating the kids on track and field.  The weather has been great.  Sounds like a “hurricane” is coming for tomorrow though.  The kids will be a little sore after tomorrow.  If you know anyone who still wants to come out, it is not too late.

March 8th, 2015

Practices start on Monday (7th Grade) and Tuesday (8th Grade).  The students do not need to dress out.  The following are some important forms the kids will receive:

2015 Track Parent Letter

2015 Track Practice Schedule

2015 Authorization for Medical Treatment Form

2015 MS TR Schedule

2015 Track directions

PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET 2015

Track Sweat Order Form 2015

Here are the practice times for the first week:

Monday – 7th Grade only                        3:30 – 4:30

Tuesday – 8th Grade only                       3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday – 7th and 8th Grade           3:30 – 5:00

Thursday – 7th and 8th Grade               3:30 – 5:00

Friday – No Practice

June 8th, 2014

Just a reminder about Tuesday Night at the City Council.  Also, we just found an article about Reed Vanderheyden in the Dispatch from May 30th.  Here is a link ARTICLE

Have a great night.

June 5th, 2014

Just found out today, the track teams will be recognized by the Geneseo City Council.  The council will recognize the 7th and 8th grade boys teams and girls who medaled at the state meet.  The meeting is Tuesday June 10th at 6:00 pm at City Hall.

June 1st, 2014

Congratulations to the High School track and field teams!!  Way to go.  AJ Marmion and Nick Verbeck medaled at the IHSA championships this weekend.  Nick placed 7th in Shot Put and AJ won the state championship in the Discus.  Way to dream big guys.

Let us know if anyone is interested in the 2014 highlight video.  We have DVD’s available.

May 29th, 2014

Awesome assembly.  Thanks to Mr. Versluis and the Jazz band for some awesome music.  Thanks to all who showed up to support the team.  If you have any photos from the assembly, please send them to us and we will get them posted.  What an incredible year.  The highlight video is downloaded and ready to watch.  Check it out.  Have a great night.

May 25th, 2014

Incredible.  Absolutely incredible.  42 medalists.  12 school records.  1 all time state record.  2 state trophies.  What else really needs to be said.  This weekend was nearly perfect.  The 7th grade boys placed 3rd as a team and the 8th grade boys finished 2nd as a team.  Here is the list of medalists:

8th grade boys 400 meter dash – Jarron Nordstrom – 5th place
7th grade boys 1600 meter run – Kaden Rink – 3rd place
7th grade boys 110 meter hurdles – Colton Pischke – 3rd place
8th grade boys 110 meter hurdles – Reed Vandeheyden – 1st place (State Champion)
8th grade boys Shot Put – Cole Howard – 3rd place
7th grade boys 800 meter run – Kaden Rink  – 3rd place
8th grade boys 800 meter run – Reed Vanderheyden – 2nd place
7th grade girls 4 x 100 meter relay – 4th place – Julia Poel, Hannah Himmelman, Hannah Soria, Tori Verbeck – Alternate Kristen Polowy
8th grade girls 4 x 100 meter relay – 8th place – Reece Bodeen, Lauren Murray, Veronica Eilers, Rebekah Beard – Alternate Heaher Dietrich
8th grade boys 4 x 100 meter relay – 2nd place – Adam DeYoung, Drew Rapps, Reed Vanderheyden, Jarron Nordstrom – Alternate Reed Adams
7th grade girls 4 x 400 meter relay – 2nd place – Julia Poel, Hannah Soria, Tori Verbeck, Josie Brown – Alternate Hannah Himmelman
7th grade boys 4 x 400 meter relay – 5th place – Colton Pischke, Nathan Carroll, Zac Olson, Kaden Rink – Alternate Carson Cocquit
8th grade girls 4 x 400 meter relay – 4th place – RaeLynn Versluys, Lauren Murray, Rebekah Beard, Reece Bodeen – Alternate Kenzie Davison
8th grade boys 4 x 400 meter relay – 2nd place – Adam DeYoung, Drew Rapps, Jarron Nordstrom, Reed Vanderheyden – Alternate Cameron Darin

Unbelievable.  Parents if you have photos please send them our way.  We would love to get them up on the web page.  Have a great weekend.  Results are posted.

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May 21st, 2014

Things are going well.  Here is a schedule of events for the weekend.

IESA State Track Meet 2014

Tomorrow is popsicle day.  Boosters are bringing popsicles at the end of practice.  Seeds are posted on the IESA webpage.  The weekend is going to be a lot of fun.  The kids will be leaving at 9:00 on Friday and 6:00 am on Saturday.  If you can get some snacks for the camp, the kids would enjoy this.  Brownies, cookies, fruit, or chips are good ideas.

May 17th, 2014

Sectional Champions x 4!!!!!!!!!!!!  Great job teams.  All the teams won their divisions.  The weather was awesome.  The kids performed awesome.  What a fun day.   There were 9 school records.  7th Grade Girls 100 hurdles, 7th Grade Girls 4×100 Relay, 7th Grade Girls 4×400 Relay, 8th Grade Girls Pole Vault, 8th Grade Girls 4×200 Relay, 8th Grade Girls 4×400 Relay 8th Grade Boys 100 Meter Dash, 8th Grade Boys 110 Hurdles, 8th Grade Boys 4×100  Relay, and the 8th Grade Boys 4×400 Relay.  Overall we are taking more kids to state this year than ever.  Results are posted.  IESA State is Friday and Saturday.  Great job teams!!!!!!!

May 14th, 2014

Twinkie Day!!!!!  Enjoy the photos.

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May 12th, 2014

We did some sprints today.  Practice schedule this week goes as follows:

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30                                                                                                                         Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00                                                                                                                       Thursday 3:30 – 4:30                                                                                                                       Friday 3:30 – 4:30

Kids are working hard.  Saturday is coming up fast.  We could still use some help.  Please contact us if you are available.

May 10th, 2014

Incredible.  We had great weather and the kids were awesome.  All the teams won their divisions.   There were 6 school records broken today.  The 8th grade girls 4×200, 8th grade girls 4×400, 7th grade boys 1600 meter run, 8th grade boys 4×100 meter relay, 8th grade boys 4×400 meter relay, and the 8th grade boys 110 meter hurdles records were all broken today.  The 7th grade boys 800 meter run was just missed by .07 seconds.  It was close.  There were many personal records also.  We host the IESA Sectional next week and could use some help.  Please contact coach Ehlert if you are interested in helping.  Great job today.  Results are posted.

May 7th, 2014

The weather is starting to warm up.  It was a hot one today.  The boys had some fun celebrating their success and the girls were off to their conference championships.  The girls did awesome.  Both the 7th and 8th grade girls teams won conference.  Congratulations girls.  There was a school record in the 7th grade girls 4 x 100 meter relay.  Great job girls.  Speaking of school records, the 8th grade boys 110 hurdles record was broken last night.  Congratulations to all the new record holders.  Things are going really well and we still have room to improve.  Great job boys and girls teams.  3 Heartland Conference Team Championships and a runner – up.  Saturday we head to Dixon.  Hope to see you there.  Results for the girls will be posted in the morning.

May 6th, 2014

Great job tonight.  The boys were awesome.  The 7th grade boys finished 2nd to an awesome Eddison team and the 8th grade boys won their meet.  Heartland Conference Champions.  We had some incredible performances and some school records tonight.  Results are posted.  We want to wish the girls good luck at their meet tomorrow.  Again, great job tonight.

April 30th, 2014

Awesome job tonight.  The kids did great.  Jack and Jill is always a fun meet.  The boys and girls did an incredible job of working together.  Conference is next week.  Great job teams.  We will get official results later and we will post them.

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April 29th, 2014

Practices have been going great.  The kids have a positive attitude, even with the inclement weather.  On Friday we pushed cars, had hat day, and the distance kids ran to the Dairy queen.  Tomorrow is Jack and Jill hope to see you there.  Here are some photos from Friday:

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April 24th, 2014

The weather finally got to us.  No meet tonight.  Rain, rain, and more rain.  We will look into rescheduling the meet.  Does not look promising.  Not to many days match up.  We will try our best.  Tomorrow is hat day and we are pushing cars for a workout.  It will be a fun day.  The distance kids may run to the DQ.  Things are going really well.  We had a great practice indoor.  Ask the kids about the push up walks.

April 22nd, 2014

Another good night for a track meet, the kids did really well.  All the teams won their divisions.  The meet went quick.  The kids are a little rusty from spring break.  This was expected.  Times were good.  The wind was a little strong down the back stretch.  It was great to get back on the track.  Results are posted.

April 11th, 2014

Incredible night.  Great weather.  Awesome results.  All of the teams won their divisions.  Great job GMS Track and Field.  Sorry for getting home so late.  Perfect conditions for a track meet.  Next week is spring break.  Have a great time off.  We are having optional practices on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30, if anyone is interested.  They are not required.  We are having them for anyone who is around and wants to get a work out in.  We hope you have fun over break and we wish we could be with the kids are heading to the beach.  Again, be a kid and play.  Soccer, baseball, basketball, what ever activity you love, just be a kid.  We will see you after break.  Again, great job tonight.  Results are posted.

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The kids were awesome last night.  The wind was pretty tough around corner three and four.  Overall, both the 7th and 8th grade boys teams won the meet.  We had some incredible times and distances again.  Looks like we will have great weather for Friday.  Keep up the hard work.  Results have not been sent to us yet.  We will get them up as soon as we can.

April 7th, 2014

Great job tonight.  The kids were awesome. The weather was nearly perfect, except for a few rain drops.   Things are going really well.  All four teams won tonight.  We had one school record tonight.  The 8th Grade Boys 4×100 relay broke the school record.  Everyone was awesome.  The kids are running really well and we are just getting started.  Have a great night.

March 31st, 2014

Sorry we have not been on here in a while.  We will try to do a better job updating.  A good night for the meet.  60’s and windy.  We will take it.  A great first meet for the kids.  A lot of good things were seen tonight.  Results are posted.  If anyone got any photos, send them to us.  We will post them.  Thank you to our volunteers.  The meet went great.  Great job teams.

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March 14th, 2014

We have had a great turn out this week for track practices.  The boys have around 100 out for both 7th and 8th grade.  Girls are above 80 for both 7th and 8th grade.  We have new people signing up everyday, which is great.   Next week’s weather looks great compared to the past few months.  Highs in the 40’s and 50’s all week.

Here are the forms which were handed out this week for the kids:

2014 Track Parent Letter-1

2014 MS TR Schedule

Track directions 2014

Auth for Med Treatment 2013-14

PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET 2014

Track Sweat Order Form 2014

2014 Practice Schedule

Please get the medical form, volunteer sheet, and sweat/t-shirt order forms to us as soon as possible.  We would like to order the gear by Monday night.

We are excited for another great year!!!!!!

 

 

May 25th, 2013

The highlight video is online.  Check it out.  Also, there are some great photos of our kids on the IESA website.  Look under Class AA State Meet Photo Album.  Will have some more news this week.  Come back and check it out.

May 19th, 2013

The kids were awesome!!!!!!!  To say we had a great weekend would be an understatement.  An overview of the weekend:  17 medalists, a state runner up trophy (7th Grade Boys), an individual state champion (7th Grade 110 Hurdles), 7 school records, tons of personal records, and Mr. Ehlert’s first ice shower.  We are so proud of every kid on the team.  We will update the webpage when we get some photos.  Great job everyone and congratulations on an incredible weekend.  Here are some photos.

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May 14th, 2013

Parents, here is an updated schedule for the weekend.  IESA State Track Meet 2013  There is a better time schedule to look at.  The kids will be leaving at 9:00 on Friday and 6:15 am on Saturday.  If you can get some snacks for the camp, the kids would enjoy this.  Brownies, cookies, fruit, or chips are good ideas.

May 12th, 2013

Great job yesterday.  With a horrible wind (25 mph sustained wind for the whole thing), all teams won their divisions.  We have 37 team members heading to state.  Individual events (# of athletes): 100 (2), 200 (2), 400 (2), 800 (4), 1600 (3), 110 Hurdles (5), Shot Put (1), Discus (2), High Jump (3), and Long Jump (2).  Relays: 7th Grade Girls 4×100 and 4×400, 8th Grade Girls 4×100 and 4×400, 7th Grade boys 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400, and 8th Grade Boys 4×100 and 4×400.  The kids did really well.  We had three school records: 7th grade 100 meter dash, 7th grade 110 hurdles, and 8th grade 110 hurdles.  On Tuesday the state will have all the qualifiers on their web page.  Congratulations to the whole team on a great day.

May 8th, 2013

Results are posted.  We are still looking for people to volunteer for Saturday’s sectional meet.  Please contact us.

May 7th, 2013

Heartland Conference Champions!!!!!!!!  The team won all 4 divisions.  Great job.  Results will be posted tomorrow.  The boys teams had 7 records tonight:  7th grade 100 meter dash, 7th grade 110 meter hurdles, 7th grade 400 meter dash, 7th grade 4×400 relay, 8th grade boys triple jump, 8th grade long jump, and 8th grade high jump.  All the kids performed awesome tonight.  A lot of personal records.  Keep up the great work.  Sectionals are on Saturday at home.  See you tomorrow.

May 3rd, 2013

Tomorrow’s meet has been cancelled.  We have practice at 3:30 on Monday.  There is an hour early out, but all the coaches have meetings.  The kids will have a study time in the gym.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

May 2nd, 2013

Results are posted from Wednesday.  Both the 7th grade and 8th grade teams won the meet.  Congratulations.  The kids are doing really well.  The kids received a parent letter tonight.  Here it is.  Track Parent Letter(5-2-2013)  We need volunteers for the sectional meet on Saturday May 11th.  Let us know if you can help.

May 1st, 2013

Awesome.  What a beautiful night.  Kids did great.  We won 11 running events tonight.  Official results will be sent tomorrow.  We had a lot of personal records (pr’s) tonight.  Things look really good for both the boys and girls.  Keep working hard.

April 26th, 2013

Results are posted.

April 25th, 2013

Great night for a track meet.  Some great performances out of the kids.  Two school records tonight.  7th grade boys 100 meter dash again and 7th grade boys 4 x 100 meter relay.  Great job boys.  The 7th Grade Girls, 7th Grade boys and 8th Grade boys won their divisions.  8th Grade girls finished 2nd.  An excellent job by all the kids, boys and girls.  Results will be posted in the morning.  A special thank you to all the parents and volunteers.  We had high school coaches, high school track members, administration, parents, and staff from the middle school all helping out.  Great job.

April 23rd, 2013

Update on the girls meet.  The scores were added wrong and the 8th grade girls ended up winning the meet.  Congratulations girls.  Results are posted.  The kids had a great practice.  Keep working hard.  Today was watermelon day.  Check out the photos.

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April 22nd, 2013

Finally some good weather.  Great job at your meet tonight girls.  The 7th grade girls won and the 8th grade girls placed second.  We had some great performances.  The 7th grade girls long jump record was broke.

The boys had an awesome practice also.  We are looking for volunteers for the meet on Thursday.  Please let us know if you can help.  Results for the girls meet will be posted tomorrow.

April 18th, 2013

Tonight was crazy day.  The weather was crazy and so were the kids here are some photos from the practice.  Kirk Hienrick made an appearance to motivate the kids.  Great work at practice.  Check out the photos.

 

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April 16th, 2013

Great job with adapting to the situation last night.  The weather has not been the best this season.  Way to be patient during the lightning delay.  The results are posted.  A special thanks to the parents who volunteered time to the meet.  We had a school record in the 7th grade 100 m dash.  Jarren Nordstrom broke the record.  Great job Jarren!!!!

April 12th, 2013

The weather this year is crazy.  Cold, wet, and windy.  Not a good combination for track and field.  The Rockridge invitational has been cancelled.  It will not be rescheduled.

April 11th, 2013

Girls did a great job on Tuesday.  The results are posted.  Today was a black out.  Check out the photos.

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April 9th, 2013

Great job last night boys team.  We had some great times and distances last night.  The results are posted.  We had a few girls run last night and they also did great.  Keep up the hard work!!!!!!

April 5th, 2013

Results are posted.  Great job again.  The 7th grade boys ended up winning their meet by 1.5 points.

April 4th, 2013

What a great night for a track meet.  Sorry we have been absent from the web page.  We are going to try to do a better job of updating the webpage.  The kids did an awesome job tonight.  We did not receive results.  We were told they would have them to us by Monday.  Unofficially the 8th grade boys won.  It will be interesting to see how the 7th grade boys did.  They had a very good night and there were some great surprises.  It was exciting.  We had a lot of fun.  We will get the results up as soon as we can.  Thanks for being patient.

March 4th, 2013

There will be informational meetings for the track teams this week.  7th Grade will meet Wednesday, March 6th from 3:25 – 4:30.  8th Grade will meet Thursday March 7th from 3:25 – 4:30.  The students will meet in the main Gymnasium.  No student can participate in practices without a physical.  Physical sheets may be picked up in the nurses office.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Ward or Coach Ehlert.

 

 

May 28th, 2012

What a great year.  We hope you had as much fun as we did.  We will be adding photos to the webpage during the summer.  We received a lot from parents.  Thank you very much for the photos.  Looking back on the year, we were very successful.  We started the year with 200 athletes, both the boys and girls teams won all their duals and invitationals, we won all levels of conference for the first time in school history, the 7th grade boys, 7th grade girls, and 8th grade girls all won sectionals as teams, we had 40 athletes qualify for the IESA state track meet, we had 13 medalists at the state track meet, and we broke 15 school records as a group.  That is an incredible year.  We hope all the kids had a good time this year and we wish the 8th graders good luck in their adventures in high school.  Keep coming back to the webpage, we will try to update it as much as possible.

Thank you for being a part of the Geneseo Middle School Track and Field tradition.  Have a great summer.

May 21st, 2012

What a great a weekend.  Sorry we have not posted.  It was a long weekend in the sun.  The kids were awesome.  We had personal records all weekend.  There were five school records.  The 7th grade girls 200 meter dash, 7th grade boys 110 meter hurdles, 7th grade boys high jump, 8th grade boys 4×200 relay, and 8th grade boys 4×400 relay all broke school records  We ended up medaling in 5 events.  The 7th grade boys 110 meter hurdles finished 3rd, the 7th grade boys high jump finished 6th, the 7th grade boys 4 x 100 meter relay finished 5th, the 8th grade boys high jump finished 8th, and the 8th grade boys 4 x 400 relay finished 8th.  Again a great weekend.  Just to keep in mind when you are looking at the results, there are over 260 schools in our class.  That means there are about 1000 students who run in your event.  If you made it to state you are pretty special.  The results are posted.  Reminder to all athletes, we are doing the breakfast of champions on Wednesday morning at 7:50.  If you have not turned in your uniform, please bring it to us during the next two days.  Again, awesome job to everyone.  The 2012 highlight video is also posted.  If you would like a copy of the dvd, please contact us.  They cost 2 dollars.

May 15th, 2012

We are having a great year.  The 7th and 8th grade boys teams ended up winning conference last night.  It was a crazy night.  First it started off very hot and then with one track event left, the weather turned horrible and it rained hard.  At one point the rain was going sideways.  The meet officials decided to call the meet due to the lightning and other storms coming into the area.  Our kids did an awesome job.  The results are posted.  This is the first time all levels have won conference in the same year.  Congratulations track and field teams.

Friday we will have 9 kids running at state.  We will be leaving at 9:00 in the morning.  Saturday we have 40 kids going to state.  We will be leaving at 6:15 in the morning.  It should be a great weekend.

May 13th, 2012

Sectional results are on the webpage.  Also there were some great pictures taken and are located on the Leafprints website.  Leafprints.

Tonight the 7th and 8th grade girls teams won conference.  At the meet two school records were broken.  The 7th grade girls high jump and 8th grade girls triple jump were broken.  Congratulations girls.  We will have the results up in the morning.

May 12th, 2012

What a great day.  Results are posted.  We qualified 40 athletes for the IESA State Track Meet this weekend.  The 7th Grade Girls, 8th Grade girls and 7th Grade boys are all Sectional Team champions.  The 8th Grade boys finished second.  We also had 5 school records broken.  The 7th Grade Girls 4×100 relay, 7th Grade Boys Hurdles, 7th Grade Boys Long Jump, 7th Grade Girls 100 Meter Dash, and the 8th Grade Girls 4×400 relay broke school records.  We would like to thank all the parents and volunteers, for making the track meet a great success.  Again, what a great day.

May 9th, 2012

Practices have been going well this week.  Sectionals are on Saturday.  The kids need to be at the High School by 9:30.  Just a couple reminders.  Girls running events go first with boys field events.  Then the Boys running events will go second with girls field events.  The meet will last around 7 hours.  There is an admission fee for the meet.  The IESA sets the price at $2 for children and $3 for adults.  Not to bad.  There will also be t-shirts for sale on site.  The price of t-shirts are $17.

Girls conference will be on Monday at Rock Island High School and Boys Conference will be Tuesday at Browning Field in Moline.

Hope to see you all over the weekend.

May 5th, 2012

Another great day for the Leafs.  Riding the momentum from the High School Girls and Boys teams (Girls won Conference, Boys Placed 3rd at own invitational), the teams did awesome.  Today the Middle School teams brought 1st place trophies home in all the divisions.  More school records were also set today.  Records were set in the 7th grade Girls 4 x 800, 8th Grade Girls 4 x 800, and the 7th Grade Boys 4 x 800.  The kids are running really well right now.  These are exciting times.  Sectionals are next Saturday at home.  We are in need of workers.  Please let us know if you can help.  Tell everyone you know to come out and watch.  The kids would love to have a big crowd at home.  Have a great weekend and congratulations to all the kids.  It was a great day.

May 3rd, 2012

A great night for Track and Field.  Our kids were awesome tonight.  The results will not be in until tomorrow.  Glenview will email us the results and we will post them as soon as we get them.  We do know we had a school record in the triple jump by a 7th grade girl.  Very impressive.

Sorry we have not posted in awhile.  The track meet on Tuesday will not be rescheduled.  There are too many conflicts.  Saturday’s meet in Dixon will begin at 9:00 am with the girls running events and boys field events.  We will be leaving the middle school at 7:00 am.  The meet usually ends by 2:00.  We should be back by 4:00, maybe earlier.

We just want to send a huge thank you to all the parents and kids on being patient with the weather and being positive.  We are having great results and the kids are doing very well.

April 29th, 2012

A great week of practices with the kids.  We had some fun during the week.  Pushed some cars, ran to the Dairy Queen, and did well at the track meets.  This week will be very busy.  We need some help at our home track meet on Tuesday.  It is a dual with Wilson so it should go pretty quick.  We are still looking for volunteers for the Sectional track meet on May 12th.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact us.  Here is the schedule for this week:

Monday April 30th – Boys and girls practice 3:30 – 5:00                                       Tuesday May 1st – Home track meet with Wilson.  Field Events 4:30           Wednesday May 2nd – Boys and girls practice 3:30 – 5:00                                  Thursday May 3rd – Jack and Jill Relays at Soule Bowl, East Moline                     Friday May 4th – Boys and girls practice 3:30 – 4:30                                                            Saturday May 5th – Dixon Relays

April 23rd, 2012

Practices for this week go as follows:

Monday – Girls 3:30 – 5:00 Boys Track Meet at Rock Island High School  Tuesday – No practice.  1 hour early out                                                       Wednesday – Girls Track Meet at Moline (Browning Field) Boys 3:30 – 5:00 Thursday – Boys and Girls 3:30 – 5:00                                                                  Friday – Boys and Girls 3:30 – 4:30

What a great night at the Rock Island Invitational.  Results are posted.

April 21st, 2012

Sorry for not posting in awhile.  Been kind of busy.  The kids had a great week.  Practices went really well and the meet on Thursday was perfect.  We have been very lucky with weather this year.  A huge thank you to the parents who helped with the meet on Thursday.  There were a ton of heats and we were able to get done by 7:45.  That is a good night for as many kids who ran.  Many personal bests were run and it was fun to end with an awesome race in the 8th grade 4×400.  Most of the results have been posted.  We are having some trouble with some of the results.  Be patient and we will get them up.  We will have some more photos up this week.  We have received photos and are sorting them out.  Monday the meet is at Rock Island High School for the boys.  Here are the line ups:

7th Itenary April 23rd, 2012

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Hope to see you on Monday.

April 14th, 2012

What a great night.  The kids ran awesome.  The weather was not ideal, but our kids really worked hard and as a team, all the teams won.  We even won the overall team award.  We would like to apologize for the late night.  Rockridge has a new athletic director and this was his first track meet.  They did a good job of running the meet.  The results are posted.  A huge thank you to the parents for being patient with all three track meets this week.  We do have a home track meet on Thursday and will need some volunteers.  Please let us know if you can help.

Photos from the Rock Island Invite

April 12th, 2012

We have had a couple of good days.  The girls started it off with a great track meet on Wednesday night.  Both the 7th grade and 8th grade girls teams won the Rock Island Invitational.  Results are available.  The boys split their team up for their meet today at Glenview and tomorrow at Rockridge.  Today the 7th grade finished 2nd and the 8th grade finished 5th at the Glenview Invite.  The Glenview results will be sent tomorrow sometime.  Tomorrow both the boys and girls participate in the Rockridge Invitational.  A great week for most of the kids to get a track meet in.

April 10th, 2012

It has been a while for a post.  Lots of things going on.  Hopefully everyone had a great spring break.  If you have not heard, coach Ehlert added to his family over the break and his wife had a baby boy.  Exciting times for his family.

This week is kind of busy.  Wednesday there is a girls track meet at Rock Island High School.  Thursday there is a boys track meet at Glenview at the Soule Bowl in East Moline.  The team will be split for this meet.  Here are the boys line up.

7th Itenary April 12th, 2012

8th Itenary April 12th, 2012

On Friday the boys and girls teams will be heading to Rockridge in Taylor Ridge, IL.  It will be at Rockridge High School.  Here are the line ups for the boys.  We will get the girls line ups on also.

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Here are some photos from past meets.

March 30th, 2012

Another great night.  The kids did awesome at the meet.  All the teams won their meets.  We had many individual winners.  The results will are posted.  Just a reminder, there is no practice next week.  Our next practice will be April 9th at 3:30.

March 27th, 2012

Practices are still going well.  Easy practice tonight.  Here are the boys line-ups for Thursday:

7th Itenary March 29th, 2012

8th Itenary March 29th, 2012

We will have the girls line-ups soon.  There is also a parent note that will be given out.

Track Parent Letter(3-27-2012)

If you have any photos from track meets, please send them and we will post them on the webpage.

Photos from the Intra-squad meet:

March 22nd, 2012

What an awesome night!!!  The intra-squad meet was a great success.  The kids did awesome.  The night started with a little rain and then cleared off to be a perfect night for running.  We had some great performances.  We will have the results posted soon.  A huge thank you to the parents who volunteered and our student managers.  The meet was a lot easier with the great help we had.  Just a reminder, practice ends at 4:30 tomorrow.  If you have photos from the meets, send them to us and we will post them in the blog.

March 21st, 2012

The track and field gear came in today.  The kids received their sweats and shirts.  Notice on the website we have added a throwers page and a track shoes and spikes page.  Great information provided by coach Johnson.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  Do a rain dance.  We could use a little luck for tomorrow.

March 20th, 2012

Things are still going well.  We have an intra-squad meet on Thursday.  We will have the results posted for you hopefully by friday.  If anyone is interested in helping with the meet please contact us.  The kids will have a parent letter tonight for you.  We will also have the track line ups for you.

Track Parent Letter(3-20-2012)

8th Boys Itenary March 22nd, 2012

7th Boys Itenary March 22nd, 2012

March 15th, 2012

A great week of practice.  We had time trials in the 100 meters and 400 meters tonight.  The kids did great.  They are all sore and tired from a hard week of practice, so they think their times are slow.  They actually did a great job.  We will post their results soon.  Hat/bandana day went well also.  The kids have the next three days off.  That will really help their soreness.  Have a great weekend.

Parent Meeting Video

March 13th, 2012

Practices have been great this week.  An awesome turnout for the parent meeting.  Thanks to the parents for coming.  The video from the meeting will be up soon.  The kids had great participation in the”black out”today.  On Thursday we are doing a hat/bandana day.  The kids are really working hard.

March 9th, 2012

The first week is done.  What a great week.  Next weeks practices go as follows:

Monday March 12th – All Girls and Boys  3:25 – 5:00                                                       Tuesday March 13th – All Girls and Boys  3:25 – 5:00 (Parent Meeting 5:00)                   Wednesday March 14th – All Girls and Boys  3:25 – 5:00                                     Thursday March 15th – All Girls and Boys  3:25 – 5:00                                         Friday March 16th – No School – No Practice

Tuesday we are also having a “Black out”, everyone wear black.  Have a great weekend.

March 8th, 2012

We have had a great turn out this week.  The boys have around 100 for both 7th and 8th grade.  Girls are above 80 for both 7th and 8th grade.  We have new people signing up everyday, which is great.  Reminder that clothing order forms are due Friday.  We will be getting the order out on Monday.  Next week’s weather looks great.  Highs in the 60’s all week.  A great start for the year.

March 5th, 2012

Practices started today for 7th grade.  A great turnout.  It is not to late to join.  If you know anyone who wants to join, have them talk to the coaches.

March 1st, 2012

Practices start on Monday (7th Grade) and Tuesday (8th Grade).  The following are some important forms the kids recieve:

2012 Track Parent Letter

2012 MS TR Schedule

2012 Track directions

Field Trip Permission Slip 2012

2012 Track Practice Schedule

2012 Track Parent Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

2012 Track Sweat Order Form

February 27th, 2012

Parents and athletes.  Practices will begin a week from today.  The first week of practice will go as follows:

Monday March 5th – 7th Grade Girls and Boys  3:30 – 4:30                                                Tuesday March 6th – 8th Grade Girls and Boys  3:30 – 4:30                                                Wednesday March 7th – 7th Grade Girls and Boys  3:30 – 4:30                                      Thursday March 8th – 8th Grade Girls and Boys  3:30 – 4:30

February 8th, 2012

Parents if you are in need of a physical, here is the form.  Physical form.

February 1st, 2012

Track practices will begin in March.  Please make sure you have a current health physical on file.  The schedule has been posted and is available on this website and the middle school calendar.


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