2017 Announcements

25 April 2016


 For the Marion Meet this Friday - the address is Harding Stadium, 500 Presidential Drive, Marion Ohio.  Field events start at 4:30.  Running events at 5:00.   Order of events:

Davidson / Upper Arlington / Westerville Central Tri-Meet pictures coming soon!  Central Crossing pics moved to March folder.

Cats in Action - Upper Arlington and Westerville Central (pictures will be added reguarly)

2017 Outdoor Schedule

Sat, 1 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track vs Wildcat Premier Track Invitational
5100 Davidson Road Hilliard, OH 43026 Girls - 3rd, Boys - 5th
Click here for the Wildcat Premier results:  https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=293670

Tues, 4 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track  @ Debbie Merriman-King Wildcat Relays
303 South Otterbein Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081 Boys - 1st with 68 points

Fri, 7 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track @ Panther Invite
4200 Leppert Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026 Girls - 3rd, Boys - 3rd

Tues, 11 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track  @ Tri Meet with Central Crossing and Grandview
4500 Big Run South Road, Grove City, OH 43123 Girls - 3rd, Boys - TBD

Sat, 15 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track  @ Dublin Classic Track Invitational
6780 Coffman Rd, Dublin, OH 43017  Girls - 5th, Boys - 8th

Tues, 18 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track vs Dublin Coffman Shamrocks
5100 Davidson Road Hilliard, OH 43026 Boys: Coffman -76, Davidson - 61 Girls: Coffman - 81, Davidson - 56

Fri, 21 April - Girls, Boys Varsity Track  @ Freedom Relays @ Ol. Liberty HS
3584 Home Rd., Powell, OH 43065 Boys - 2nd

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  @ Wayne Invitational
5400 Chambersburg Rd, Huber Heights, OH 45424

Fri, 28 April - Marion Night Invitational (split squad with Wayne Invitational).
Harding Stadium.  500 Presidential Drive.  Marion Ohio

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

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

Fri, 12 May - Girls, Boys Middle School Track 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.


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  - 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.