2020-2021 Track & Field
Chip Seely - Head Girls Coach
Josh Stegman - Head Boys Coach
Support Staff Members
Katie Scocozzo (distance), Larkin Joseph (distance),
Cindy Duke (sprints), Cinnamon Meade (throws),
Chris Roberts (pole vault), Tracey Smith (volunteer),
Scott Miller (volunteer)
Pre-Season & Indoor Track and Field
- First Day of Outdoor is Monday, February 24th...practices will take place daily starting at 3:20pm and end by 5:30pm (for most) or 6pm (for specialists: pole vaulters, throwers, etc.).
- Track Parent-Athlete Meeting – Wednesday, February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
- Spring Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting – Wednesday, March 3, 2021 @ 7:00 PM (This meeting is led by Mr. Todd and is for athletes and parents of athletes that have NOT participated in a FALL or WINTER sport.)
Questionnaire: Athletes, please complete the questionnaire regarding the upcoming season. It’s important that we have some basic information about you prior to getting started with our pre-season conditioning program.
Training Plans and Weight Training Program
Complete Indoor Track & Field Practice Schedule
Beginning in January ALL BOYS throwers, sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and vaulter will be lifting with Coach Eddie on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 5:20am-6:50am.
Indoor Track FAQ:
Q: What is indoor track and field?
A: Indoor track and field varies for many athletes (and it’s not always practiced indoor).
Veterans will use the indoor season to prepare themselves for the upcoming outdoor season and to gain an extra 6-8 weeks of training.
Rookies will have an opportunity to learn “how we operate” when lifting, stretching and doing various drills.
Tweeners (athletes not sure where they fit in) will get a chance to try track and field. Everyone will have an opportunity to get to know the staff and other athletes while working hard, having fun, and becoming a faster/stronger athlete.
Q: What will I need to be able to participate?
A: A completed physical (Final Forms), updated emergency information (Final Forms), mask, water bottle, warm clothes, and a positive attitude.
Q: Where will I dress for indoor practice?
A: Typically, we do not have access to the upstairs locker rooms. You will need to dress in the appropriate PE locker room. You will need to bring your own lock to secure your items; however, you cannot leave items overnight.
"COVID Note": Due to the fact that we are currently using a remote learning schedule, athletes should come to practice dress ready to workout. If the learning schedule changes to hybrid, we will reevaluate our needs.
Q: Will we compete in indoor meets?
A: We are planning to participate in a few meets – see the included calendar. Athletes should get signed up as soon as possible as spots get filled and meets are closed out. Some meets will involve all participants while others may have qualifying standards. We will evaluate what is best for athletes. Athletes are welcome to compete “unattached” at most indoor meets offered in the state of Ohio. A continually updated list can be found at http://oatccc.com/indoor-track/schedule.aspx. Other scheduled meets can be found at oh.milesplit.com, directathletics.com, and athletic.net.
“COVID Note”: Our current understanding is that any meets that are to be contested will REQUIRE athletes to compete as a member of their high school team. Meaning, athletes will not be able to compete “unattached” during this indoor season.
Q: Is attendance mandatory for indoor track and field practices?
A: No, attendance is mandatory for the outdoor season only. Athletes are expected to attend if they are not competing in a winter sport. It is important to remember that training the body is like building the foundation of a house with concrete blocks. If several blocks are missing from the foundation, the house will collapse before it is finished.
Q: What are the COVID protocols for indoor track?
A: All athletes are required to wear a mask at all times while not actively participating in practice. Upon arrival to the building, masked-athletes will also be required to complete a symptom checklist that includes answering the following questions:
Do you have a temperature above 100.4 degrees? ← done at home prior to practice
Do you have a cough? Sore throat?
Have you been experiencing shortness of breath?
Have you been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
If the answer to any question is “yes”, the athlete will be sent home and asked to follow up with an athletic trainer to determine when they may return.
Q: When are practices?
A: Since we have just been cleared to begin practicing here is what we have so far..
Distance People (800, 1600, 3200) have a workout calendar produced by Coach Katie that has been made available via email and/or will be made available via the team website.
All other athletes (sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, vaulters, throwers) will meet for practice from 8pm until about 9/9:30pm on the following dates: 12/10, 12/14, 12/15, and 12/17. Additional dates will be announced once they are made available to us!
Q: Is weight room attendance mandatory?
A: The expectation is that all athletes begin training in the weight room at the time scheduled with their “position group”. Our weight room sessions will focus on the functional, basic human movements of push, pull, squat, hinge, and loaded carries. Strength is the base of all human performance. All athletes have the same need: strength. Strength training is general preparation, nothing more.
“COVID Note”: We are currently putting plans in place to have groups of athletes begin weight training. Our proposal is to have athletes training within their “position groups” with three athletes per rack utilizing 10-11 racks. These pods would be strength/ability-based in which they will lift together to help with contact tracing. These groups will NOT be changed unless absolutely necessary, in which case, it will be recorded/reported. Position groups would be, potentially: distance athletes lifting 2 days/week “after school”; throwers lifting 2 days/week at 8pm; and all others lifting 2 days/week at either 8pm or 9pm.
Q: Why do you call it indoor track and field when we practice outside?
A: Good question. We will practice outside if the temperature is above 30o F. When it is colder, we will practice in the upstairs hallways or wherever there is space available inside - the practice schedule has been designed very carefully to maximize our ability to use gym space/time. Distance runners will go out each practice as long as you are appropriately dressed. We have access to the auxiliary gym on Tuesday nights:all field events, sprint starts, and hurdling will be practiced.
“COVID Note”: Our typical auxiliary gym time for “specialists” is put on hold for the time being so that all non-distance athletes may have the opportunity to practice. If the weather conditions allow, we will practice outside in the stadium, under the lights but as with most Ohio Decembers this is not very likely after sundown.
2020-2021 Kilbourne Track & Field INDOOR Schedule
Please note: This schedule is 100% tentative and absolutely subject to change as most indoor track facilities in Ohio are not being made available for high school meets this season. That said, we are hopeful that we will be able to compete in some meets.
Saturday, January 9 @ Youngstown State University, Various Times (see below)
Saturday, January 16 @ Youngstown State University, Various Times (see below)
Saturday, January 30 @ Spire Institute, Spire Ohio Championship Preview Meet - must qualify
Saturday, January 30 @ Chieftain Center High School Track Classic (Logan, Ohio), 10 AM/10:30 AM - $10/event
Sunday, February 7 @ Spire Institute, Spire Scholastic Showcase - must qualify
Sunday, February 13 @Youngstown State University, Various Times (see below)
Sunday, February 20 @Youngstown State University, Various Times (see below)
Saturday, February 22 @ Central District Indoor, ***Pole Vault ONLY*** - Capital University, 7 PM - $10/athlete
Sunday, February 23 @ Central District Indoor - Capital University, 9 AM, $10/athlete
↑↑↑ This event is likely but the venue is subject to change. ↑↑↑
Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 @ Ohio Indoor Track & Field Championships - The Spire Institute, Geneva, 3:30 PM
↑↑↑ This event is likely. ↑↑↑
YSU Meet Schedule
Girls Sprints 8:30am-10:30am, Boys Sprints 10:30am-12:15pm, Girls Distance 12:15pm-1:30pm, Boys Distance 1:30pm-2:45pm, Girls Throws 2:45pm-4pm, Boys Throws 4pm-5:30pm
2021 Kilbourne Track & Field OUTDOOR Schedule
Please note: This schedule is 100% tentative and absolutely subject to change.
Confirmed Tuesday, March 30 at Westland, 5 PM
Confirmed Saturday, April 3 @ Watkins Memorial Icebreaker, 10 AM - Avoid ACT Testing on this date, please.
Tuesday, April 6 @ Upper Arlington, 5 PM
Confirmed Friday, April 9 @ Hilliard Premier, ***Distance ONLY*** - Hilliard Darby, 5:30 PM
Confirmed Saturday, April 10 @ Hilliard Premier, ***Sprints, Hurdles, and Field Events*** - Hilliard Davidson, 10 AM
Confirmed Tuesday, April 13 vs Hilliard Davidson with Central Crossing, 5 PM
Saturday, April 17 @ Coffman Classic, 9 AM
Confirmed Tuesday, April 20 vs DeSales, 5 PM
Friday, April 23 @ Lancaster Fulton Relays, 4 PM
Tuesday, April 27 @ Dublin Coffman, 5 PM
Saturday, May 1 @ Gary Smith Invitational, 9 AM - Avoid SAT Testing on this date, please.
Confirmed Tuesday, May 4 vs Thomas Worthington, 5 PM
Friday, May 7 @ Hilliard Bradley Invitational
- OR -
Saturday, May 8 @ Teays Valley Invitational
Thursday, May 13 and Saturday, May 15 OCC Championship, Hilliard Davidson, TBD
May 18, 19, 20, 22 District Championship @ Hilliard Darby (specific dates/times TBD on Sunday, May 10)
Wednesday, May 26 and Friday, May 28 Regional Championship @ Pickerington North, 4 PM
Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 State Meet @ Jesse Owens Stadium, Ohio State
Other Important Info
Please join the Trackbackers Booster group, the form and fee are *tentatively* due by March 4th.
If you are in need of the warm-up jacket please be sure to get one ordered by January 11th. If there is a financial hardship, please reach out to Coach Stegman to make arrangements to ensure you have a jacket by our first outdoor meet.
Athletes, please take a moment to complete the Athlete Questionnaire so we can understand what your goals and desires are for the upcoming season!
- This year spring break is March 27 through April 4. We have SEVERAL meets scheduled during break!
- Practice times will be announced and may not be during the “after school” time.
- Parents, your son or daughter only has 4 years to compete in HS Track & Field. We are allowed by OHSAA rules a limited number of meets each season. Please consider this before you plan to take your athlete away during break.
- We will not punish anyone for being out of town during break, but missing practices/meets does have a detrimental impact. An absence during spring break could affect whether or not an athlete remains a part of a relay or competes at the varsity level.
Go to krogercommunityrewards.com or kroger.com/o/store-services/community-rewards to register your Kroger Plus card. Our NPO number is 80700. Our Organization number is AK317. Look for “Worthington Kilbourne Track Backers”. Even if you have signed up before, you need to renew your participation every year.