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
2 days ago State Course 2019
Cody Branch, The logic is to give everyone the same opportunity at state. We did it for a long ...
6 days ago 2019 cross country season
@seannunn While I am not really in favor of 5 classes, it sounds like it is going to happen. ...
6 days ago 2019 cross country season
[quote=palmtree]@seannunn Ray South had some very good teams in the 80's too.[/quote] Thank...
6 days ago 2019 cross country season
@szoughaib Raytown South return to the early 2000's when we were competitive in the sport. ...
6 days ago 2019 XC Schedule
[quote=Hays]Classes being determined by enrollment is going to pass. Bet the farm on it. Basket...
9 days ago 2019 XC Schedule
I think we need some type of superdistrict/regional meet. Taking the best 2 from each district s...
12 days ago 2019 XC Schedule
[quote=coachebert]@Hays Would this allow for a Regional Meet (a la 1991) where there is no Dis...
12 days ago 2019 XC Schedule
[quote=CoachSwift]@chester1976 Or....class 1 could score fewer runners like a few other states...
12 days ago Race Distance
@Haberichter 5K for all races unless it has changed for some crazy reason. Sean Nunn Rayt...
14 days ago Improvements
It depends on the athlete. Some kids REALLY struggle with the heat, and they probably can drop a...
14 days ago favorite workout
My personal favorite is borrowed from Tom Billington (Truman High School 1980-2005ish) and Jesse ...
16 days ago Running distances
[quote=missilesilo]I have always maintained that 35 mpw is the minimum threshold for being compet...
16 days ago 2019 XC Schedule
@muxctf15 If you don't do a calendar reset every 6-7 years then the calendar goes backwards by...
19 days ago 5 Classes in XC
@coachebert I would tend to agree with you about having a superdistrict meet instead of a dist...
19 days ago 2019 XC Schedule
@jlbarnes44 Are we actually losing another week of the season, or is this just a calendar rese...
19 days ago Rim Rock times
@BraveDawg Oh, yeah, Molly Born was pretty fast. :) I just can't imagine any boy breaking ...
19 days ago Rim Rock times
Does anyone know what the high school course records are for boys and girls at Rim Rock? The top...
19 days ago 5 Classes in XC
[quote=Hays]I have 418 girls programs, 414 boys. No fair way to ever do a time qualifier.[/quo...
22 days ago MSHSAA enrollment figures
Any idea what the logic is behind this? I can't see that it would change things a lot. Sean...
22 days ago Running distances
@szoughaib Under 35, which is the main reason we aren't very good. Our athletes just can't ha...
22 days ago MSHSAA enrollment figures
[url=https://www.mshsaa.org/CMSPages/201819EnrollmentFigures.aspx]https://www.mshsaa.org/CMSPages...
26 days ago Cardinal Ritter
@Hays We never ran 3:14. I was referring to Hazelwood East in 1986 at state. Under the c...
26 days ago State Course 2019
[quote=MJO21]I will throw my 2 cents in to this. I do not believe there should be a State Course...
1 month ago Cardinal Ritter
Does anyone (DEAN?) know if there is a comprehensive list of state records, as opposed to state M...
1 month ago State Course 2019
@Appraiser25Y I hope it doesn't happen, but what if the course isn't ready by state? Anyone w...
1 month ago Cole County Park
@msabala I assume you mean 30 seconds slower than the OLD state course, right? Who knows how ...
1 month ago NO GPS WATCHES IN RACES NOW?
@Hays I have never seen a West Plains runner wearing a watch either. They probably learn how ...
1 month ago NO GPS WATCHES IN RACES NOW?
OK, so if they aren't accurate, then why would an athlete want to wear one during a race? Why no...
2 months ago Coach Nixon Invite Pic
One of the greatest examples of selfless coaching I have ever seen in our sport. Sean Nunn ...
2 months ago Heat
Another possibility is to only run 2 miles. If it 90 degrees you are not going to see PRs for se...
2 months ago Cardinal Ritter
@keithhurdles I am not arguing with you; their PRs add up to under the record. My only point ...
2 months ago Cardinal Ritter
There have been lots of teams with the stuff to break that great record on paper. The biggest is...
2 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
[quote=keithhurdles]@seannunn so I have to so the unanswerable question of who was the most talen...
2 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
[quote=keithhurdles]@seannunn so I have to so the unanswerable question of who was the most talen...
3 months ago Morning vs. Evening XC Conditioning
@rpxc I ran at 6am yesterday due to work obligations and at 7am today. Huge difference. ...
3 months ago BMI Factor and Distance Running
I think that dealing with the heat has more to do with genetic disposition than it does with BMI,...
3 months ago BMI Factor and Distance Running
@XCmysport There is no such thing as a perfect BMI for distance running. Obviously if you ar...
4 months ago Morning vs. Evening XC Conditioning
One of the reasons that I go with 7am is that I want to keep them on some semblance of a regular ...
4 months ago Dope Testing at the National High School Events
[quote=JAHalladay]@seannunn Thanks for your response. In regards to cost I don't know enough...
4 months ago Four from Fatima in the 3200 -- C3D5
[quote=Hays]Event 7 Boys Pole Vault Class 4 =====================================================...
4 months ago Jesse's girls
OK sorry I feel stupid since spike already posted about this same subject last week. Sean ...
4 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
Not sure why Quincy didn't run. I haven't communicated with him recently. The big issue is hope...
4 months ago Down Under Sports XC/TF?
I have never sent a kid (our kids aren't blessed with that kind of money), but my first thought w...
4 months ago Jesse's girls
Lee's Summit West girls ran 8:58 at nationals. Third place I believe, and if I am not mistaken i...
4 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
@keithhurdles Oh my, that is really good. He is ahead of where Quincy Hall was at that age, ...
4 months ago Morning vs. Evening XC Conditioning
@bantazmo Everyone in KC that I know of goes AM. Less interference with the rest of the day;...
4 months ago Dope Testing at the National High School Events
@JAHalladay Good idea but completely not feasible. Too much money; too many issues with cons...
5 months 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...
5 months 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 ...
5 months 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...