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Boys Track & Field

Regular Season 2023

2024 Boys Track & Field Schedule

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1st day of practice is Monday, March 11th at 3pm in the Gym.  We will move to the dome for practice after attendance.


Get your Tonka Track Gear Now! Click on the link below and use access code: 124MHSBTF. Order by 2/15!!!

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Shop the Minnetonka B. Track/Field 2024 Store!

 

Hurry, shops closes 02/15/2024.



2023 State Meet Runneer-up

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.  


6/8 & 6/10 - Class AAA State Meet


Seniors 2023

Below is the slide show from the 2023 SENIOR NIGHT


5/30 & 6/1 - Section 2AAA Meet @Eden Prairie


5/23 Tuesday - Lake Conference Championship


5/19 Friday - True Team State Meet @ Stillwater HS

Results:

1. Wayzata - 1144

2. Rosemount - 1137.5

3. Minnetonka - 998

Results: https://live.herostiming.com/meets/25557


Section 7AAA True Team Meet

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

 

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


5/16 Tuesday - Lake Conference 9th/10th Grade Championships @ STMA

Results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11RePaRKg5yR_paUETNW6NoJ_rZnA5Dni/view?usp=sharing

This will be the last meet for 9th/10th grade JV Athletes.  Uniforms will be collected before practice on Wednesday from 2:40-3pm down by the locker rooms/trainer's/Team Room.


5/11 JV Meet at Edina @4:30pm

Results posted on TrackCentral.net fan page link.


5/5 Wayzata Relays


5/3 Minnesota Open at U of M


5/2 Crimson Invite


4/28 Hamline Elite Meet


4/25 Lane/Rogness Invite at Minnetonka


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


4/18 STMA Dual Meet

Results: https://rpmtiming.com/event-results/?id=1211

I apologize for the late night for our student-athletes.  It was not what we expect for how Lake Conference meets are run.


4/14 Friday Lake Conference Relays


4/12 Wednesday Boys Home Dual with Wayzata


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


2022 SECTION 2AAA BOYS TEAM CHAMPIONS


2022 Class AAA State Meet


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.

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 will be distributed after practice Monday, April 10th.  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.

2023 STATE MEET RUNNER-UP


Info for Athletes

Practices during the first week will begin at 3pm in one of the gyms inside MHS before moving to the dome for practice.

Athletes should have appropriate clothing for outdoor practices everyday.

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


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. 


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 10.73
200m 21.71
400m 49.27
800m 1:57.03
1600m 4:16.23
3200m 9:09.51
110m Hurdles 14.62
300m Hurdles 39.65
4x100m 42.54
4x200m 1:28.45
4x400m 3:22.18
4x800m 8:02.52
High Jump 6' 3"
Pole Vault 13' 3"
Long Jump 22' 1"
Triple Jump 45'
Shot Put 54' 1"
Discus 161' 10"

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'

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.



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