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
4 days ago 2019 District assignments
[quote=talnn8]@Hays This is why predetermined class breaks make sense, instead of trying to make ...
6 days ago 2019 District assignments
[quote=Big_Al_2112]I have a question about the teams that did not run at district. Did these...
1 month ago The good the bad and the ugly???
@Hays Those dang Protestants just keep reproducing though!!! Naaah, it's more of a shift away...
1 month ago new state course name?
[quote=palmtree]@seannunn I agree with what you are saying. On a side note. Does anyone have...
1 month ago new state course name?
I am going to start by saying that I respect those who disagree with me, and that I hope this for...
1 month ago The good the bad and the ugly???
[quote=szoughaib]If 250 becomes the catch all of class 1 then some of the class big class 2 also ...
1 month ago The good the bad and the ugly???
[quote=palmtree]Even if a school has an individual or 2 -- that is not a team. It seems that ind...
2 months ago Has this ever happened before?
@GVEaglesXC For sure. I wasn't faulting Coach Parker at all. He always did a great job of ho...
2 months ago Has this ever happened before?
@Big_Al_2112 That was the district meet that year. I believe the sectional meet was also held...
2 months ago Has this ever happened before?
[quote=rpxc]My wheel measured the Blue Springs course and it was like 125 meters short of 5000.[/...
2 months ago Has this ever happened before?
I remember one of the last years before the Blue Springs Lake course was closed (2003ish). That ...
2 months ago Measuring Wheel Suggestions
@Big_Al_2112 +1. I believe I have the same wheel. I have used it since 2000 and have literal...
2 months ago Class 4 district 7
We have not had any rain in KC that I am aware of since Sunday, so both courses should be pretty ...
2 months ago Class 4 district 7
Just a heads-up for coaches and athletes running in the class 4, district 7 meet at Lake Jacomo t...
2 months ago State Course 2019
Cody Branch, The logic is to give everyone the same opportunity at state. We did it for a long ...
2 months ago 2019 cross country season
@seannunn While I am not really in favor of 5 classes, it sounds like it is going to happen. ...
2 months ago 2019 cross country season
[quote=palmtree]@seannunn Ray South had some very good teams in the 80's too.[/quote] Thank...
2 months ago 2019 cross country season
@szoughaib Raytown South return to the early 2000's when we were competitive in the sport. ...
2 months ago 2019 XC Schedule
[quote=Hays]Classes being determined by enrollment is going to pass. Bet the farm on it. Basket...
2 months ago 2019 XC Schedule
I think we need some type of superdistrict/regional meet. Taking the best 2 from each district s...
2 months ago 2019 XC Schedule
[quote=coachebert]@Hays Would this allow for a Regional Meet (a la 1991) where there is no Dis...
2 months ago 2019 XC Schedule
[quote=CoachSwift]@chester1976 Or....class 1 could score fewer runners like a few other states...
2 months ago Race Distance
@Haberichter 5K for all races unless it has changed for some crazy reason. Sean Nunn Rayt...
2 months ago Improvements
It depends on the athlete. Some kids REALLY struggle with the heat, and they probably can drop a...
2 months ago favorite workout
My personal favorite is borrowed from Tom Billington (Truman High School 1980-2005ish) and Jesse ...
3 months ago Running distances
[quote=missilesilo]I have always maintained that 35 mpw is the minimum threshold for being compet...
3 months ago 2019 XC Schedule
@muxctf15 If you don't do a calendar reset every 6-7 years then the calendar goes backwards by...
3 months ago 5 Classes in XC
@coachebert I would tend to agree with you about having a superdistrict meet instead of a dist...
3 months ago 2019 XC Schedule
@jlbarnes44 Are we actually losing another week of the season, or is this just a calendar rese...
3 months ago Rim Rock times
@BraveDawg Oh, yeah, Molly Born was pretty fast. :) I just can't imagine any boy breaking ...
3 months ago Rim Rock times
Does anyone know what the high school course records are for boys and girls at Rim Rock? The top...
3 months ago 5 Classes in XC
[quote=Hays]I have 418 girls programs, 414 boys. No fair way to ever do a time qualifier.[/quo...
3 months ago MSHSAA enrollment figures
Any idea what the logic is behind this? I can't see that it would change things a lot. Sean...
3 months ago Running distances
@szoughaib Under 35, which is the main reason we aren't very good. Our athletes just can't ha...
3 months ago MSHSAA enrollment figures
[url=https://www.mshsaa.org/CMSPages/201819EnrollmentFigures.aspx]https://www.mshsaa.org/CMSPages...
3 months ago Cardinal Ritter
@Hays We never ran 3:14. I was referring to Hazelwood East in 1986 at state. Under the c...
3 months 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...
3 months ago Cardinal Ritter
Does anyone (DEAN?) know if there is a comprehensive list of state records, as opposed to state M...
3 months ago State Course 2019
@Appraiser25Y I hope it doesn't happen, but what if the course isn't ready by state? Anyone w...
3 months ago Cole County Park
@msabala I assume you mean 30 seconds slower than the OLD state course, right? Who knows how ...
3 months ago NO GPS WATCHES IN RACES NOW?
@Hays I have never seen a West Plains runner wearing a watch either. They probably learn how ...
3 months 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...
4 months ago Coach Nixon Invite Pic
One of the greatest examples of selfless coaching I have ever seen in our sport. Sean Nunn ...
4 months ago Heat
Another possibility is to only run 2 miles. If it 90 degrees you are not going to see PRs for se...
4 months ago Cardinal Ritter
@keithhurdles I am not arguing with you; their PRs add up to under the record. My only point ...
4 months ago Cardinal Ritter
There have been lots of teams with the stuff to break that great record on paper. The biggest is...
4 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
[quote=keithhurdles]@seannunn so I have to so the unanswerable question of who was the most talen...
4 months ago Justin Robinson Hazelwood West
[quote=keithhurdles]@seannunn so I have to so the unanswerable question of who was the most talen...
5 months ago Morning vs. Evening XC Conditioning
@rpxc I ran at 6am yesterday due to work obligations and at 7am today. Huge difference. ...
5 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,...