Rick Spencer

Charlotte, NC

About Me

I coach the Weddington Warriors track & XC teams.
I run 50K to 100 mile races. It might not be smart.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
5 months ago State Meet Schedule changes
At some point, the prelims may have been first- hard for me to remember (though I don't recall it...
7 months ago Neal Morris Invitational 2017
Come on, Coach. Google dot com. ;)
8 months ago Best way to handle entries for a dual or tri meet? (Curious)
Whatever works. We don't have a ton of no shows at our meets. 85-90% present. When I coached i...
8 months ago Best way to handle entries for a dual or tri meet? (Curious)
Sheesh. I didn't know there were other ways to do entries in 2017 other than online... athletic.n...
8 months ago Rocky River 4x800 Article & Officiating
@JasonCreasy No no. I didn't take it as such. I was kidding (poor attempt at humor, but hey, I ...
8 months ago Rocky River 4x800 Article & Officiating
Sure, USATF officials are people too & will miss things undeniably, but they're also not wearing ...
8 months ago Rocky River 4x800 Article & Officiating
I can't tell from the 4A Girls 4x800 video but it's seems like the exchange is made from the infi...
8 months ago Whole Second Time Reporting
I've seen less of it recently than I did 10+ years ago, but we still have coaches reporting resul...
9 months ago Weddington Polar Bear #4 2017
@kendeed Exchange zone violation. The official who saw it told Coach Zelk.
10 months ago Weddington Polar Bear Jan. 11- Could Take 1 More Team
We had a cancelation for our Polar Bear meet next Wednesday & have room for 1 team. Let me know i...
11 months ago Weddington Needs a Throws Coach
Hope it's OK to "bump" this. Still looking for a throws coach in the Charlotte area. We have some...
11 months ago Pole Vault Poles for Sale?
I know quality used poles are hard to come by, but I thought I'd ask. We could be in the market f...
11 months ago Weddington Needs a Throws Coach
Weddington High School is in need of a throws coach. We have a committed team that has enjoyed so...
1 year ago Myers Park Results
@Ajtrack2014 I believe the only 5K they've run has been the Royals Twilight meet and while result...
1 year ago NCHSAA 4A State Championship 2016
We lucked out today in the 1A/3A meet. Rained on us as we walked back to the bus after 4x400 but ...
1 year ago NCHSAA 4A Midwest Regional 2016
@misskym http://nc.milesplit.com/meets/233158/results/451904/formatted#.VzyhZ_krLIW
1 year ago 3A regional at a 6-lane facility
We at Weddington hosted the Midwest 3A Regional meet last year & Marvin Ridge did the year before...
2 years ago Should the NCHSAA Eliminate the "3 Athlete per Event" Rule?
Any idea of when we might hear a decision on this? I'm certain it wouldn't go into effect this In...
2 years ago Should the NCHSAA Eliminate the "3 Athlete per Event" Rule?
I've weighed in before over the years & recently, but to echo others- I'd say an emphatic YES to ...
2 years ago 4A Boys 4x200 Qualifiers
For the sake of argument... and I know it's little more than that, but to clarify: * I was oppos...
2 years ago 4A Boys 4x200 Qualifiers
In 3A, there are 30 of the 43 boys teams who have run the 4x200 have qualified for the State Meet...
2 years ago What Will the 2017-2018 Regions Look Like? NCHSAA Realignment Thread
I looked at this proposal before the break & did some figuring. If this stands, there's an easy w...
2 years ago Indoor rankings
In previous years, there was a way to select "Winter" or "Indoor." "Winter" included Polar Bear m...
2 years ago NCTCCCA Board of Directors Meeting
@popeka Yeah, to merge two threads, if it becomes an event, I'd most likely take my "next best"...
2 years ago Number of Indoor Qualifiers Per Team
@coach_eazy I don't like to talk in absolutes but to echo what Jeff said, I don't know ANY athl...
2 years ago NCHSAA 4A West Regional 2015
I don't think many experienced coaches worry too much about comparing teams on different courses....
2 years ago State meet starting boxes
I have long had the same concerns about distance on the starting line that others have brought up...
2 years ago Number of Indoor Qualifiers Per Team
Last year, there was a proposal that was passed (I believe) to eliminate the 3/event limitation r...
2 years ago NCHSAA 4A West Regional 2015
@kentstate Numbers I got from Jeff's article & those who run there everyday was 70m from last y...
2 years ago NCHSAA 4A West Regional 2015
I plan to offset this by looking for a 5000m (down)hill somewhere. ;-)
2 years ago NCHSAA 4A West Regional 2015
If the course is 70m longer than it was last year & 90m longer than it was at Providence Invitati...
2 years ago Regional Balance
Right but I was looking at actual numbers of finishers from last year's 3A regionals - West, Midw...
2 years ago Regional Balance
Wouldn't the fact that some teams don't field complete teams affect all regions roughly the sam...
2 years ago NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional 2015
Though it doesn't address your question, my first question would be why are there only 133 athlet...
2 years ago Pole Vault Participation
@johnlat Yes. New this year.
2 years ago Pole Vault Participation
@waltcredle That is true about the NFHS course.
2 years ago A Battle of the Sexes
It's late & I don't want to look it up now, but years & years ago, I'm positive I read something ...
2 years ago Pole Vault Participation
I'm sure there aren't accurate numbers out there (If there are, that would be great.), but does a...
2 years ago Was McAlpine short for the Providence Invitational?
Thanks for the EXCELLENT analysis in the article! Good stuff to ponder. FWIW, I thought my top gu...
2 years ago Weather for this Saturday
Do any old timers have pictures of the flood at Freedom High School that canceled a meet in aroun...
2 years ago Weather for this Saturday
Do any old timers have pictures of the flood at Freedom High School that canceled a meet in aroun...
2 years ago Weather for this Saturday
Here's a picture from 2000's flooded Great American which was run at McAlpine at the time. http...
2 years ago Weather
Kind of cryptic message. Assuming you're an athlete or parent & assuming you're talking about a s...
2 years ago McAlpine Course Changed . . . now a 5k (again)
@PanthersXC06 Yes, it is basic math but nowhere in this thread is it explained that it's an ext...
2 years ago McAlpine Course Changed . . . now a 5k (again)
@CoachHovis Hmm... so supposed PRs set at Providence Invitational can be thrown out because t...
2 years ago GPS Watches
I was all ready to reply to the Freedom Park thread on a separate issue but it's been blocked. .....
2 years ago J.M. Robinson
I believe this is the 2nd time in 10-12 years Robinson has successfully petitioned to be dropped ...
2 years ago Bulldog Stampede 2015
I'm not positive but I don't believe they've had this meet since 2012. At the time, they had Midd...
2 years ago Providence Invitational 2015
Several years ago, we had a home meet the last week in August & 4 ambulances had to be called to ...
2 years ago NCTCCCA Board of Directors Meeting
Those were not my words and not my intention to take slow kids and put them in the race walk beca...