Rick Spencer

Matthews, NC

Discussion Posts

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2 years ago Va runner?
@Mmcdonald4vtech Here's our Middle School coach's email address: cmbarajas@aol.com This meet wi...
2 years ago Openings for JDL Weddington Inv Next Thursday
We had a couple of cancellations and have room for 2 teams next Thursday at JDL. Flat entry fee o...
2 years ago New 20m exchange zones during indoor Polar Bear meets???
I look forward to other people's answers to this. Our track was resurfaced a couple of months ago...
2 years ago hats and/or gloves at state meet?
I've always thought it was a Games Committee decision but a quick flip through the Rule Book was ...
2 years ago Weddington Needs a Throws Coach
Weddington High School is looking for a Throws Coach for the Indoor & Outdoor seasons. This is a ...
2 years ago Coach info
Results? I know NCRunners would post any results they had.
3 years ago What do your runners wear at practice?
We have to wear shirts. No shorts restrictions.
3 years ago Indoor Qualifying Standards
@fletchthe2nd Bloated because the division grew by 20-25% last year while 4A shrunk considerably....
3 years ago Dual Image Orthodontics Last Chance Meet at Olympic HS 2018
I don't want to get into the Club vs School debate on other threads but a couple of years ago I a...
4 years ago Hand timing
Before we got a FinishLynx system in 2014, we used the method you outline in paragraph 2 & I felt...
4 years ago 3A West/Midwest regionals
Heyyy... It wasn't my decision & I'm not defending or criticizing it, just offering a possible re...
4 years ago 3A West/Midwest regionals
Only speculation, but Midwest 3A had one more team than the other regions in XC so they moved one...
4 years ago 3A West/Midwest regionals
Except Cuthbertson to West for Track & Midwest in XC. https://www.nchsaa.org/sites/default/files...
4 years ago Number of Entries in 3A
I saw this developing throughout the season as I'm sure many people did... There are A LOT more e...
4 years ago Why is hand Timing for sprint events for polar bear meets different from distant events in indoor??
...and keep in mind time doesn't determine place, which might sound odd. We bought an FAT system ...
4 years ago # of XC Regional Qualifying Teams for State Meet
Right- Must be .5 or higher to round up (NCHSAA wording says .4, but it would be impossible to ha...
4 years 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...
5 years ago Neal Morris Invitational 2017
Come on, Coach. Google dot com. ;)
5 years 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...
5 years 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...
5 years 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 ...
5 years ago Rocky River 4x800 Article & Officiating
Sure, USATF officials are people too & will miss things undeniably, but they're also not wearing ...
5 years 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...
5 years 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...
5 years ago Weddington Polar Bear #4 2017
@kendeed Exchange zone violation. The official who saw it told Coach Zelk.
5 years 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...
5 years 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...
5 years 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...
5 years 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...
5 years ago Myers Park Results
@Ajtrack2014 I believe the only 5K they've run has been the Royals Twilight meet and while result...
5 years 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 ...
5 years ago NCHSAA 4A Midwest Regional 2016
@misskym http://nc.milesplit.com/meets/233158/results/451904/formatted#.VzyhZ_krLIW
5 years 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...
6 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...
6 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 ...
6 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...
6 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...
6 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...
6 years ago Indoor rankings
In previous years, there was a way to select "Winter" or "Indoor." "Winter" included Polar Bear m...
6 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"...
6 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...
6 years ago NCHSAA 4A West Regional 2015
I don't think many experienced coaches worry too much about comparing teams on different courses....
6 years ago State meet starting boxes
I have long had the same concerns about distance on the starting line that others have brought up...
6 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...
6 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...
6 years ago NCHSAA 4A West Regional 2015
I plan to offset this by looking for a 5000m (down)hill somewhere. ;-)
6 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...
6 years ago Regional Balance
Right but I was looking at actual numbers of finishers from last year's 3A regionals - West, Midw...
6 years ago Regional Balance
Wouldn't the fact that some teams don't field complete teams affect all regions roughly the sam...
6 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...