2017 Announcements

24 March 2017
Happy Spring!

- Coaches and parents - There are now wheeled races and events at the Wildcat Premier Meet.  Coaches with wheeled athletes can enter them as regular athletes.   If a coach knows of any wheeled athletes looking for a meet, have them contact Coach Beatty at Matt_Beatty@hboe.org to enter.   Also the meet records have been updated and attached below.   Thank you.
- Parent volunteers are needed for the Wildcat Premier Meet April 1st.  No experience is necessary.  On the job training is provided.  Excellent resume material.  The more volunteers, the faster the meet goes, and that makes everyone happy!  Mark it on your calendar, and stand by for details.

- Athletes and parents may order from our team store by clicking here: http://myfanstand.com/showroom/HiliardDavidsonTrack2017/467496

- Picture day is 28 March.

Wildcat Premier Information

Wildcat Premier Information (Subject to Change)
1.  Athletes should bring their own batons when checking in.
2.  No jewelry.  No bare midriffs.  Visible undergarments apparel, if worn by more than one team member, must be a single color, but not necessarily the same length. 
3.  Girls shuttle hurdles – There will be two markings for the girl’s race. One will be where the runner comes out of the blocks and another where the incoming runner crosses the line. The finish line does not change; however, the starting line will move back.
4.  Please have athletes use their own chalk or tennis balls for markings on the track and on the outside of the runways for the long jump and pole vault.
5.  You may use tape or chalk for marks at the high jump.  They will run simultaneously.
6.  Long jump, shot put and discus -  Four jumps/throws, no finals. Combined scoring.
7.  Field Events – Please make any last-minute changes at the event.
8.  All running events – One entry for individual events. Regarding relays, if something happens during the meet and one of your relay members cannot run, replace that person with the clerk during check in.
9.  A trainer is on call for taping, ice or emergencies. Please provide your own supplies if possible. The trainer will be rotating between track and baseball.
10.  If there is a problem, please see one of the six officials or me. Please do not approach our volunteers.
11.  Please have athletes checked in at second call.
12.  The long jump is open pit for 90 minutes. Athletes will not be permitted to leave until second call of a running event will receive four jumps.
13.  Throwing events are in flights of four throws, with two throws in a row. The discus will be measured to the nearest lesser inch and the shot put to the nearest lesser quarter inch.
14.  Results will be posted on the window at the press box.
15.  We will provide shelter for your athletes if they are supervised. However, the athletes need to remain on the last two courts. Restrooms are behind the first court and athletes may use them but please tell them to stay out of the way of the game and that they cannot go anywhere else in the building. I really need your help with this. ATHLETES PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. NO SPIKES ALLOWED IN GYM. FIELDHOUSE WILL CLOSE AT 1:00 PM.
16.  Regarding markings – Running events; chalk or tennis ball only, no tape.  Long jump and pole vault; athletes will need to make no more than two markings on either side of the runway. Please do not put markings on runway.
17.  We will have eight-place scoring; 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1
18.  Races will be timed with FAT and back up timers.

19.  If there are three semi- final heats the top two athletes from each heat, and the next two fastest times, will qualify for finals.

20.  If there are two semi-final heats the top four in each heat will qualify for finals.

21.  Sprint relays, the 400 meter dash, and the 300 meter hurdles will be seated slowest to fastest.

9:00 AM Field Events

Girls - Shot Put, Pole Vault
Boys - Long Jump (open pit for 90 minutes), Discus
Boys and Girls - High Jump (will run simultaneously)
Girls Long Jump and Discus and Boys Pole Vault and Shot Put
- Weigh-in for shots and discs at the northwest end of the locker room building
- All field events are three athlete "relays" using a combined total for scoring placement.

9:00 AM Running Events Semi-Finals and 6400 meter relay

Girls 100 meter hurdles
Boys 110 meter high hurdles
Girls 100 meter dash
Boys 100 meter dash
Girls 6400 meter relay (4 x 1600 meters) - final
Boys 6400 meter relay (4 x 1600 meters) - final
Girls 200 meter dash
Boys 200 meter dash

11:00 am - Running Event Finals

Shuttle hurdles (low) – girls (heats as necessary)
Shuttle hurdles (intermediate) – boys (heats as necessary)
3200 meter relay (4 x 800 meters) – girls (one section)
3200 meter relay (4 x 800 meters) – boys (one section)
100 meter hurdles – girls
110 meter high hurdles – boys
100 meter dash – girls
100 meter dash – boys
800 meter relay (4 x 200 meters) – girls (heats as necessary)
800 meter relay (4 x 200 meters) – boys (heats as necessary)
1600 meter run – girls (one section)
1600 meter run – boys (one section)
400 meter relay (4 x 100 meters) – girls (heats as necessary)
400 meter relay (4 x 100 meters) – boys (heats as necessary)
400 meter dash – girls (heats as necessary)
400 meter dash – boys (heats as necessary)
Distance Medley Relay ( DMR) - (800, 400, 1200, 1600) – girls (one section)
Distance Medley Relay (DMR) - (800, 400, 1200, 1600) – boys (one section)
300 meter hurdles – girls (heats as necessary)
300 meter hurdles – boys (heats as necessary)
800 meter dash – girls (one section)
800 meter dash – boys (one section)
Sprint Medley Relay (SMR) - (100, 100, 200, 400) – girls (heats as necessary)
Sprint Medley Relay (SMR) - (100, 100, 200, 400) – boys (heats as necessary)
200 meter dash – girls
200 meter dash – boys
3200 meter run – girls (one section)
3200 meter run – boys (one section)
1600 meter relay (4 x 400 meters) – girls (heats as necessary)

1600 meter relay (4 x 400 meters) – boys (heats as necessary)

Wildcat Premier - Hilliard Davidson - 4/1/2017
Meet Record - Records
1.   Girls Shot Put Relay, (111-04), 2006, Lancaster
2.   Boys Shot Put Relay, (159-10.25), 2003, Pickerington
3.   Girls Discus Throw Relay, (354-06), 2008, Reynoldsburg
4.   Boys Discus Throw Relay, (412-09), 2007, Medina
5.   Girls High Jump Relay, (15-06), 2004, Lancaster
6.   Boys High Jump Relay , (18-04), 2006, Pickerington Central
7.   Girls Pole Vault Relay, (26-06), 2004, Gahanna Lincoln
8.   Boys Pole Vault Relay, (37-00), 2006, Cincinnati LaSalle
9.   Girls Long Jump Relay, (49-05), 2006, Hilliard Darby
10.  Boys Long Jump Relay, (61-02), 2003, Mentor
11.  Girls 4x1600 Meter Relay, (21:18.70), 2003, Cincinnati Turpin,
       O. Jaworett, M. Price, C. Raun, C. Randall
12.  Boys 4x1600 Meter Relay, (18:09.33), 2015, Dublin Coffman ,
       S Alford, L Bons, J Graf, Z Bons
13.  Girls 4x100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle, (59.40), 2007, Cleveland Collinwood,
      A. Smith, S. Binford, A. Bronw, W. Miller
14.  Boys 4x110 Meter Shuttle Hurdle, (59.40), 2007, Cleveland Glenville,
      O. Merril, T. Peoples, K. Jefferson, E. Downing
15.  Girls 4x800 Meter Relay, (9:24.90), 2007, Rocky River Magnificat,
      M. Whitmore, K. McHenry, K. Savacool, M. Chambers
16.  Boys 4x800 Meter Relay, (7:55.10), 2008, Reynoldsburg,
      D. Murphy, M. Knisley, B. Humphrey, C. Garza
17.  Girls 100 Meter Hurdles, (14.20), 2004, Alexis Lape - Lancaster
18.  Boys 110 Meter Hurdles, (13.70), 2006, Frank Shotwell - Medina
19.  Girls 100 Meter Dash, (11.70), 2008, Aareon Payne - Cleveland Hts. Beaumont
20.  Boys 100 Meter Dash, (10.50), 2003, Teo Turner - Westerville North
21.  Girls 4x200 Meter Relay, (1:42.20), 2007, Cleveland Collinwood,
      S. Willis, E. Busbee, A. Smith,,C. Horn
22.  Boys 4x200 Meter Relay, (1:28.00), 2004, Cleveland Glenville
23.  Girls 1600 Meter Run, (4:57.10), 2007, Emily Infield - Cleveland Hts. Beaumont
24.  Boys 1600 Meter Run, (4:23.60), 2014, Luke Wagner - St Ignatius
25. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay, (47.72), 2012, Reynoldsburg,
      C Nimmons, D Gause, D Gause, F Washington
26.  Boys 4x100 Meter Relay, (42.60), 2002, Cleveland Glenville
27.  Girls 400 Meter Dash, (57.71), 2013, Karrington Winters - New Albany
28.  Boys 400 Meter Dash, (48.42), 2015, Nick Gray - Pick. North
29.  Girls Distance Medley, (12:55.90), 2006, Rocky River Magnificat,
      K. McHenry, E. Kuelber, B. Moore, K. Sovacool
30.  Boys Distance Medley, (10:45.85), 2015 Hilliard Darby,
      S Strohm, C Williams, C Hampton, D Reynolds
31.  Girls 300 Meter Hurdles, (44.22), 2012, Faith Washington - Reynoldsburg
32.  Boys 300 Meter Hurdles, (37.90), 2006, Frank Shotwell - Medina
33.  Girls 800 Meter Run, (2:15.60), 2007, Emily Enfield - Cleveland Hts. Beaumont
34.  Boys 800 Meter Run, (1:57.50), 2009, Daryl Murphy - Reynoldsburg
35.  Girls 800 Sprint Medley, (1:50.70), 2008, Reynoldsburg,
      A. Timblin, K. Daniel, T. Ingram, A. Walker
36.  Boys 800 Sprint Medley, (1:34.18), 2013, Pick. North,  
      C Goodwin, G Igwebuike, K Kasey, D Palmer
37.  Girls 200 Meter Dash, (24.49), 2015 Abby Steiner - D Coffman
38.  Boys 200 Meter Dash, (21.90), 2007, Stuart Smith - Westerville Central
39.  Girls 3200 Meter Run, (10:48.50), 2008, Emily Infield - Cleveland Hts. Beaumont
40.  Boys 3200 Meter Run, (9:24.43), 2014, Mitchell Leitch - Dublin Jerome
41.  Girls 4x400 Meter Relay, (4:01.30), 2008, Reynoldsburg,
      l. Sasfy, M. Mary, L. Marchello, T. Cordell
42.  Boys 4x400 Meter Relay, (3:21.10), 2006, Cleveland Glenville
43.  Mixed 100 Meter Dash WC, (21.42), 2015, Michael Fenster - N. Albany
44.  Mixed 400 Meter Dash WC, (1:32.07), 2015, Michael Fenster - N. Albany


2017 Outdoor Schedule

Sat, 1 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field vs Wildcat Premier Track Invitational
5100 Davidson Road Hilliard, OH 43026

Tues, 4 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field @ Debbie Merriman-King Wildcat Relays
303 South Otterbein Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081

Thurs, 7 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field @ Panther Invite
4200 Leppert Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

Tues, 11 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field @ Tri Meet with Central Crossing and Grandview
4500 Big Run South Road, Grove City, OH 43123

Sat, 15 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field @ Dublin Classic Track Invitational
6780 Coffman Rd, Dublin, OH 43017

Tues, 18 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field vs Dublin Coffman Shamrocks
5100 Davidson Road Hilliard, OH 43026

Fri, 21 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field @ Freedom Relays @ Ol. Liberty HS
3584 Home Rd., Powell, OH 43065

Tues, 25 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field vs Davidson Tri meet- Upper Arlington and Westerville Central
5100 Davidson Road Hilliard, OH 43026

Thurs - Fri, 27-28 April -  Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field @ Wayne Invitational
5400 Chambersburg Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424

Fri, 28 April - Marion Night Invitational (split squad with Wayne Invitational).

Tues, 2 May - Girls, Boys Varsity Track & Field @ Hilliard Tri Meet @ Darby
4200 Leppert Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

Mon, 8 May - Girls, Boys JV Track & Field @ Darby JV Track Invite
4200 Leppert Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

Fri, 12 May - Girls, Boys Middle School Track & Field vs Wildcat Friday Night Lights Track Invitational
5100 Davidson Road Hilliard, OH 43026 


Outdoor Season Notes

Outdoor Season Notes:

1)  Order of Events

3200 (4 x 800) meter relay (girls and boys may run together)
100 meter (33") hurdles - girls
110 meter high (39") hurdles - boys
100 meter dash
800 (4 x 200) meter relay
1600 meter run
400 (4 x 100) meter relay
400 meter dash
300 meter low (30") hurdles - girls
300 intermediate (36") hurdles - boys
800 meter dash
200 meter dash
3200 meter run (girls and boys may run together)
1600 (4 x 400) meter relay

2)  Meets usually begin between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM. You must ride the bus to and from each away meet unless prior arrangements are made with the coach.

3)  Listen up for the first, second, and final call for each event, including field events! Show up at the event ready to compete (warmed up, personal needs taken care of, and field event marks down and / or warm-up throws in.)

4)  Keep sweats on until ready to compete.

5)  Warm up, stay warmed up, and warm up again after long periods of inactivity, especially when the weather is cool.

6)  Support your teammates!

7)  All school policies and procedures apply at away meets.


Track Team Rules and Procedures

The coaches of the Davidson track team are committed to teach: self-discipline, reliability, sportsmanship determination and a competitive spirit. We will do whatever it takes to make you as an athlete, the best that you can be. We will promote both team and individual success but the team comes first. Your commitment to our program is just as important as any that have been made to other programs.  During the Track season, we come first.
INTRINSIC REWARDSTo become a determined, reliable, disciplined athlete, learning to deal with the rewards and failures that unfold before you this season. All athletes have choices about the way you choose to overcome those challenges.  Your choices determine your season.
1.  Achieve personal goals
2.   Win the OCC
3.  Win the Districts
4.   Place in the Top FOUR in the Regional
5.   Place in the Top EIGHT at the State
Jim Smith - Head Coach: Phone (Work) 921-7200, (Cell) 507-6954, E-mail – Jima_Smith@hboe.org  Coach Smith will deal with all managerial aspects of the program. This includes but not limited to: coaching of any athlete regardless of event, final decisions on those that run and any behavioral problems.  Main Events to Coach: Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump
Pat Schlecht - Assistant Coach: Distance Runners
Todd Heinlen - Assistant Coach: Sprints, Hurdles
Ryan Aleshire - Assistant Coach: Throws
You must be passing five classes at the end of the nine weeks excluding physical education to be eligible.  You must also have a grade point of at least 1.75 for grades 10 – 12 and 1.5 for 9th grade.
UNIFORMS (Sweats, Running top and bottom)
All athletes are responsible for their own uniform and sweats that is assigned to them.  Each athlete will be charged for lost, stolen or damaged materials or items not returned at the conclusion of the season. Total cost for all is $79
All forms and pay to participate is due ASAP.  Pay to participate is $100 made out to Hilliard City Schools.
1.  Practice starts at 3:00 p.m. If you are late you need a pass.
2.  Three unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the team.
      a.  In car driving sessions - schedule them after practice or meets.
      b.  Going to club sports.
3.  Notes are needed for all excused absences or tardiness.
4.  We will try to end practice around 5:00 p.m.
5.  Track practice takes precedence over any club sport or out of season sport.
6.  Hair must be kept in a neat and acceptable appearance (cut or pulled back) (facial hair must be groomed) If it becomes an issue then you may choose not to be on the team.
7.  If you are absent from school, you cannot be at practice unless excused by the Athletic Director.
1.  You must ride the bus to and from all meets. (See Coach Smith for exceptions)
2.  You need to be on time, the bus will not wait for you.
3.  No profanity.  You will be disqualified for using it.
4.  You will not be able to participate in a meet if you are absent the day of a meet. If the meet falls on the weekend, you must be in school the previous day. You will need to be there the entire day. If you are absent and it is excused, you may be able to participate but the discretion is left up to the Athletic Director or Coach.
5, 6, 7 are the same as practice.
1.     Lifting is encouraged if it does not interfere with practice or meets.  You need to be as fresh as possible to contribute to the program to the best of your ability. * Anyone lifting the day of prior to a meet will be denied participation in meets for one week.
2.     You may play club sports if they do not interfere with practice, meets or within the last 5 weeks of the season.  If you take the chance of getting hurt, we cannot use you in the end.
3.     Any behavior deemed detrimental to the track program by the coaching staff may result in forfeiture of some or all of your season. (Pictures, shirts, gestures, movies, comments, etc.)
4.  The Head Coach has the final say in all issues pertaining to the track program.  Situations may be dealt with on an individual basis.  Athletes may be kept out of competition for the following:
      a.  Health and safety of the athlete.
      b.  Violation of any of the school or team rules.

Hilliard Davidson "Coaches Corner"

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Jim A. Smith (pictured above) - Men's Head Coach and Jumps - JimA_Smith@hboe.org

Coach Jim Smith is entering his 29th year as the boys’ head varsity track and field coach as well as pole vault, high jump and long jump coach. He has taught at Hilliard (now Davidson) since 1984, and in addition to his track coaching experience has also coached high school football (18 years), high school basketball (three years), and college track (two years.) He coached the first ever Ohio Division I female pole vault champion and state record holder, and his best team finish at the state meet is third.

Coach Smith is a 1984 graduate of Otterbein College, where he earned his teaching degree in Health Physical Education and General Science. While there he was an All-American track and field decathlete and four-year letter winner, a four-year football letter-winner, and the recipient of the Norris Elliot Award for Sports and Academics. He received his Master’s Degree in Sports Science from Ashland University.

Matt Beatty (picture coming)  - Women's Head Coach - Matt_Beatty@hboe.org

Coach Matt Beatty is entering his 13th year as girls’ head varsity track coach, after having served as an assistant coach in the program. In addition to his head coaching responsibilities he also works with the hurdlers and jumpers, and has coached the throws and sprinters in the past. He is also an assistant boys’ football coach.

Coach Beatty received his undergraduate degree in US History from The Ohio State University and his Teaching Certificate from Ohio Dominican University. While attending Ohio Dominican he was a Graduate Assistant for two years and an assistant coach of the men’s basketball program. He has taught Special Education at Pickerington Central High School and coached football, basketball and baseball at Pickerington North. 

Pat Schlecht (pictured above) - Distance Coach and Men's Head Cross Country Coach

Coach Pat Schlect is entering his 23st season as the Hilliard (now Davidson) track team distance coach and his 24th total season of coaching track. He is also the head coach of the Hilliard Davidson boys cross country team, a position he has held for the past 14 seasons.

Coach Schlect's distance runners are consistently amongst the best in the state in both cross country and track. The Davidson cross country team has qualified for the State Championship Meet the past nine years in a row, which includes four top-four finishes, a State Championship in 2002, and a State Runner-Up in 2008. The Davidson track team 4 x 1600 meter relay team from 2003 holds the State Record.

Coach Schlect teaches World Studies and Early World History at Davidson. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned his teaching degree in Social Studies.

Todd Heinlen (pictured above) - Men's Sprints and Hurdles

Ryan Aleshire - (pictured above) - Men's Throws

Team Philosophy:
The coaches of the Davidson track team are committed to instilling self discipline, reliability, sportsmanship, determination and a competitive spirit. We will do whatever we can to make you the best athlete you can be so our team is the best it can be. We will promote individual success, but never at the expense of the team; the team always comes first. With this in mind, your commitment to our program must equal our commitment to you and the team. During track season, our team always comes first.