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Boys Track & Field

Regular Season 2024

2024 Boys Track & Field Schedule

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15DA0irjC6kTJjuIjmh7wR1nQ56q-pskzBqk9npMZHUo/edit?usp=sharing

Practices will begin at 3:10pm outside on the track and finish at 5pm.  Monday and Wednesday we will have weight room sessions from 5-5:30pm with Coach Moon.

Athletes should be prepared to practice outside. Pants and sweatshirt/jacket are required.  Hats/gloves and rain-gear are also recommended.


5/17 State True Team State


5/14 - 9th/10th Grade Lake Conf. Championships


5/8 Section 7AAA True Team Meet @Hopkins

Results: https://results.wayzatatiming.com/meets/37336

Team Scores:

Minnetonka: 961

Wayzata: 935.5

Eden Prairie: 822.5

Hopkins: 816




5/3 - Wayzata Relays (V/JV)


5/2 - JV Meet at Eden Prairie


5/1 - U of M Open (Varsity)


4/26 Hamline Elite Meet


4/23 Lane/Rogness Meet (Varsity)


4/18 Shakopee Relays (Varsity)


4/12 Lake Conference Relays at Wayzata (Varsity)


4/11 4pm Meet at Wayzata (JV)



Transportation Waiver

A transportation waiver is required for any athlete not riding the bus to away meets.  I encourage all athletes to have a waiver on file for this season.

Anyone leaving meets early with parents needs to approve this with me at least the day before the meet and requires the signed transportation waiver.  Requests made at the meet to leave early will not be allowed.

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

james.finch@mtka.org


April 7th Parent Update Letter

Please find the latest update that was sent out to families on April 7th.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z44CoQkcqAFWMhB7ma-iuX7c5RDF1d94rh9PK7MUM4E/edit?usp=sharing


Uniform Distribution

Uniform tops and shorts will be distributed after practice Tuesday, April 9th.  All athletes need to provide a deposit check made out to MTFCCA for $100 before a uniform will be issued.  This can be given to coach Finch ahead of time or on day of uniform distribution.  All checks returned/shredded when uniform is returned at the end of the season.


Snap!Raise Fundraiser Kickoff Event

Tuesday, March 19th in the MHS Cafeteria at 3pm

Sign up on Snap! Raise (for those of you that are new to it) or log in (if you've used it before) using this link: http://raise.snap.app/join_code/743207366

Please use the join code if needed: 743207366

You will be directed to add your emails. The expectation is that every member of our team has 20 quality emails uploaded to your profile. I will be able to track this!

Make sure your emails do NOT include students, teachers, fake emails, etc. and are only legitimate potential donors. Again, I will be tracking this!

There will be incentives for those that participate fully in this campaign, so please get this done!

Watch this video for steps on how to login, or create an account, and pre-load your emails: https://vimeo.com/479649033/56b06a761d

Thanks for all your hard work!




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


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.

2023 Sate Meet Addendum

Click on the icon below to download a State Meet Addendum to the 2023 season book.

 


Off-Season Lifting and Plyos for Jumps - Sprints - Hurdles

Coach Matt has put together some recommendations for Sprint-Hurdle-Jumpers who wish to prepare for next year.  Here is an opportunity to not only pick up where you left off but be ahead of where you ended 2023.  Click on the icons below to view or download.  Any questions can be directed to Coach Matt at 763-647-8817.  


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 (current year) 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.

4/25 JV Meet at Wayzata

Hand timed by coaches


5/9 JV Meet @Tonka @4pm

This meet will be hand-timed by coaches.  Results will be posted on our Athletic.net Page (link on left side of this page)


Info for Athletes

Athletes should have appropriate clothing for outdoor practices everyday.

Questions? Reach out to Coach Finch at james.finch@minnetonkaschools.org


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


2024 State Qualifying Standards

Event Standard
100m 11.11
200m 22.12
400m 49.95
800m 1:56.59
1600m 4:20.00
3200m 9:22.37
110m Hurdles 15.19
300m Hurdles 40.14
4x100m 42.79
4x200m 1:29.19
4x400m 3:24.50
4x800m 8:05.13
High Jump 6' 2"
Pole Vault 12' 11"
Long Jump 21' 8"
Triple Jump 43' 10"
Shot Put 52'
Discus 150' 8"

Lettering Standards

Event Standard
100m 11.7
200m 23.7
400m 54.0
800m 2:10
1600m 4:55
3200m 10:40
110m Hurdles 16.5
300m Hurdles 43.0
High Jump 5' 8"
Pole Vault 10'
Long Jump 19' 3"
Triple Jump 39' 3"
Shot Put 40'
Discus 120'

Parent & Athlete Contact Info Form

Please add your preferred contact info at the link below so we can ensure you receive all important communications from the team. 


Tradition

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

Camp and Clinic Opportunities

I will constantly update as I receive camp information.

Seniors 2023

Below is the slide show from the 2023 SENIOR NIGHT

2023 State Meet Runneer-up

Section 7AAA True Team Meet

Results: https://results.wayzatatiming.com/meets/25133

 

Section 7AAA Champs!!!  On to State on May 19th


2022 SECTION 2AAA BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONS



TEAM TONKA


LAKE CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS

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.


2021 Photos

Thanks to all who contributed