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Boys Track & Field

Regular Season 2022

Summer Competition Opportunities

Dates and links for more details and registration are below. An Athletic.net account is needed to register and registration is required at least the day before the meet.

Saturday 6/25 at Brooklyn Center High School. It’s being hosted by the club team Track Minnesota Elite. Entry fee is $20. Meet details: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/206d835d/v18o5e_XkUmFxpibqQcyJQ?u=https://www.yfds.org/_files/ugd/ddde9d_56b0fc538b6f472bb7351dcaa45deb1e.pdf

Tuesday 6/28 - East Ridge High School - https://link.edgepilot.com/s/96b6ff11/kK6Dgd_INkKMADSN1CSNPQ?u=https://minnesota.usatf.org/events/2022/2022-usatf-minnesota-summer-league-meet-2

Tuesday 7/12 -Armstrong High School - https://link.edgepilot.com/s/1c681fcd/HqrxUvfEG0u99FlB9QEvEg?u=https://minnesota.usatf.org/events/2022/2022-usatf-minnesota-summer-league-meet-3

Tuesday 7/19 - Armstrong High School - https://link.edgepilot.com/s/880bc8fb/Khklq06CAkCFTl9O2_7Qng?u=https://minnesota.usatf.org/events/2022/2022-usatf-minnesota-summer-league-meet-4

Tuesday 8/2 - Armstrong High School - https://link.edgepilot.com/s/c5124e9c/3GW-hDVdv02c8H7vvAS7og?u=https://minnesota.usatf.org/events/2022/2022-usatf-minnesota-summer-league-meet-5



2022 SECTION 2AAA BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONS



2022 Class AAA State Meet


6/1 & 6/3 Section 2AAA Meet


5/24 Lake Conference Championships @Hopkins


5/17 Lake Conference 9th/10th Grade Championship


5/11 True Team Section 7AAA Meet

Our 4x400 Relay team ran an incredible time of 3:24.96, dropping almost 5 seconds from our previous season best to take 2nd place on Friday.  We ended up 8 points short of a wild card spot for the True Team State meet.

We believe we are still one of the best teams in the state and we plan on proving that over the next couple of weeks as we enter Conference and Section Championships.

Final standings:

1st Place: Wayzata - 1020

2nd Place: Minnetonka - 928

3rd Place: Eden Prairie - 896

Full results below:


Transportation Waiver

A transportation waiver is required for any athlete not riding the bus to away meets.  We may not have buses available for all meets due to driver shortages, so I encourage all athletes to have a waiver on file.

Please fill this out and return to Coach Finch.  Either paper copy or email/picture work.

james.finch@mtka.org


First (hope to be annual) Lake Conference Track and Field FMSC Challenge

On Saturday Morning, March 19, Track and Field athletes from across the Lake Conference gathered at the Chanhassen Feed My Starving Children site to participate in a packing session.  Roughly 120 athletes participated along with many of their coaches.  Thanks to their efforts, 112 boxes were packed.  That equates to 24,192 meals feeding 66 children for a year.  With the war in Ukraine, the demand has greatly increased, so this is a greatly appreciated effort.  

Below are some photos of the fantastic participants in this event.


TEAM TONKA


LAKE CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS


Pre-competition Nutrition

7 Tips for a Great Pre-Game Meal 

  1. Don’t Experiment
    Don’t try new foods on a game day, it might cause unexpected problems.
  2. Avoid Soft Drinks and Candy
    Sugar is your enemy, empty calories that don’t provide long term fuel source.
  3. High Carbohydrates
    Never can go wrong with breads, pasta, rice…pure long lasting energy source.
  4. Timing
    Takes about 3 hours to empty the stomach of quality food.
  5. Fluids
    Plenty of water and sports drinks…stay away from carbonated sugary soft drinks.
  6. Avoid High Fat Intake
    Fat takes longer to digest and lots of water to process.
  7. Limit Protein Intake
    Protein is a weak energy source, great for building tissue but limit the amount immediately prior to competition. Protein is great for recovery after competitions or workouts.

2021 Photos

Thanks to all who contributed

TIPS ON FOLLOWING TONKA BOYS TRACK & FIELD

1.tonkatrack.org

  1. General information
  2. Schedule
  3. Meet information
  4. Forms
  5. All Time Bests
  6. Shoe vendors and discounts
  7. Parent packet
  8. Registration link
  9. Athletic trainer contact information
  10. Announcements
  11. Recommendations for off-season training
  12. Link to Athletic.net for complete meet results as soon as they are posted

2.minnetonka.trackcentral.net 

Go to:  minnetonka.trackcentral.net   Fan Page is on left of home page. Select boys 2021 click  go.   NO LOG-IN OR PASSWORD IS NEEDED.  

Choices are :

  1. Team schedule
  2. Team roster (click an athlete to view season performances)
  3. Meet results (Minnetonka specific results, places and points scored)
  4. Top performances (by event)
  5. School records
  6. Messages (Displays a history messages generated through trackcentral and likely were emailed to team and parents.

BOUNDATHON

Click below for a bounding workout particularly good for jumper/sprinter types but anyone would benefit.  Make sure you get a warm-up in first.  Any questions should be directed to coach Steffen.

Uniform Distribution

Uniform tops and shorts were distributed Tuesday & Wednesday last week before practice.  All athletes need to provide a deposit check made out to MTFCCA for $100 before a uniform will be issued.  All checks returned/shredded when uniform is returned at the end of the season.


Parent & Athlete Contact Info Form

Please add your preferred contact info at the link below


ORDER OF EVENTS

TYPICAL ORDER OF RUNNING EVENTS

IN MOST MEETS

 

4x800 relay

100 hurdles

100 meters

4x200 relay

1600 meters

4x100 relay

400 meters

300 hurdles

800 meters

200 meters

3200 meters

4x400 relay

2022 State Qualifying Standards

Event Standard
100m 11.01
200m 22.25
400m 50.03
800m 1:56.77
1600m 4:21.39
3200m 9:26.12
110m Hurdles 14.92
300m Hurdles 39.46
4x100m 43.15
4x200m 1:29.31
4x400m 3:25.79
4x800m 7:59.44
High Jump 6' 4"
Pole Vault 13' 10"
Long Jump 21' 9"
Triple Jump 44' 1"
Shot Put 53' 5"
Discus 154' 2"

Tradition

The documents below are a history of Minnetonka Boys Track & Field Excellence. This is an ongoing project and updating is constant.

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Camp and Clinic Opportunities

I will constantly update as I receive camp information.


Running Shoes

Athletes get a discount at the following running stores, just tell the sales person that you are on the Minnetonka Track and Field Team.

The Lakes Running Co.  (click for link)

20% Discount

Located in downtown Excelsior

218 Water Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
(952) 470-5444

TC Running - Discount for parents too!

Located on the SE Corner of Shady Oak Road and Crosstown

6405 City West Pkwy # B5
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(952) 944-7386

Gear West

Located on Hwy 12 in Long Lake

1786 W Wayzata Blvd
Suite B, Long Lake, MN 55356
(952) 473-0377