Summer Track Camp 2016
Boys Get Most Points at State in School History
The boys team used three top 4 finishes to score 20 points for the first time in school history. Jake McGrew used a PR in the discus to finish 3rd place, the 4×800 notched another 3rd place with Nick Bradshaw, Seth Gunter, John Crotteau and Jake Gillum and the Gillum came back for a nice 4th place finish in the 1600 in windy conditions. Others making finals were Cade Neumann in the discus and McGrew in the Shot. Finishing their season in the prelims after great seasons were Ethan Poston in the HJ and Grant Duvedack in the 100. Bradshaw also competed well in the prelims in the 400.
Complete state results here.
Peoria Journal Star Meet
Some athletes used the Honor Roll meet as a tune-up for the State meet and some as a finish to a nice season, Complete results here.
Boys 2nd in Sectional- Qualify in Eight Events
An up and down night resulted in the boys team finishing a close 2nd in the Sectional meet. An unusual disqualification of the Redbirds in the 4×400 sealed the win for Normal U-High. Despite finishing in that way the boys performed well all night. When all was said and done they had qualified 8 athletes in 8 events for the state meet Friday and Saturday at Charleston. Advancing to state were:
Ethan Poston- HJ
Jake McGrew- Shot Put, Discus
Cade Neumann- Discus
Nick Bradshaw- 4×800, 400
Seth Gunter- 4×800
John Crotteau- 4×800
Jake Gillum- 4×800, 1600
Grant Duvendack- 100Complete sectional results here
Congrats to All-Conference Performers
Metamora 1st Team All-Conference
Grant Duvendack- 100, 4×100, 4×200
Nick Bradshaw- 400, 4×800
Jake Gillum- 800, 4×800
Garrett Dominy- 4×100, 4×200
Hunter Hutchens- 4×100
Jacob Mitchell- 4×100, 4×200
Drew Damery- 4×200
Ross Stanley- 4×800
Seth Gunter- 4×800
Jake McGrew- Shot Put, Discus
Note to parents
Note to parents regarding finals- Arrangements have been made for the boys to take their finals before we leave on Thursday for the meet. They should know what to do- if you have any further questions contact Coach Danner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Fenner finishes track career at UNI
Charles finished his fine career last week at University of Northern Iowa. Congrats on all of your track accomplishments and for representing Metamora and UNI so well!!
Way to go Adam!
Congrats to Coach Danner and the varsity boys track team on another conference title. Great job to all athletes varsity and FS! Complete results HERE.
Mid-Illini Conference Meet
The Mid-Illini Conference Meet will be held on Tuesday- May 10 at Morton High School.
Field Events start at 4:00.
In case of inclement weather the meet will be held on Wednesday- May 11.
Birds Finish 2nd in Tough 15 Team McCormick ABC in Geneseo
Great competition in Geneseo as the boys compete for the last time before the championship season. Lots of great performances- click HERE for complete results.
Boys Win Morton FS Invite
The future looks bright for the Birds- scoring in every event the Birds took the Morton FS invite with solid performances all-around. Click HERE for complete results. Also special congrats to the following who broke meet records: Ryan Meyer (3200), Ethan Hodel (400) and the 4×400 relay- Ethan Hodel, Xavier Gutierrez, Hunter White and Ethan Poston.
Great Team Effort at Gene Ward Invitational in Champaign
The birds won the 13 team Gene Ward Invitational in impressive fashion. Despite winning only 3 events the boys scored in 17 out of 18 events scoring 141.5 points. Mahomet-Seymour was 2nd with 73.5 and Champaign Centennial 3rd with 64. The Redbirds had PR’s in 11 events- 3 relays and 8 individual events. Complete results below.
Boys and girls win in final conference meet of season
Complete boys and girls results here
Great Performances at Metamora ABC
The birds had pr’s throughout the beautiful evening at the 5 team Metamora ABC meet- The boys won the meet. Team scores and full resuts below.
Follow us on Twitter
We aren’t the best at twitter yet but we are trying to start sending results, etc. as well as retweeting interesting track stuff. Follow us on twitter @MTHSBoysTrack
Birds Run Dunlap and Canton in Conference Triangular
Frosh/Soph Score- Metamora 105, Dunlap 50, Canton 5
Click HERE for complete results
Birds Tie for 1st in Competitive 15 Team Ottawa Invite
The Birds look super excited to have won the Ottawa Invite. Good performances all around at this meet! One good reason to stay at meet is you get to be in the picture 🙂
For complete individual results click HERE
Boys Win Metamora Co-ed
Great performances on a sunny day. The birds won both the boys and girls title.
Birds Win Conference Triangular Meet in Cold Conditions
The birds traveled to East Peoria for the first conference meet of the season, Despite the cold conditions there were many highlights.
Boys Compete Against Peoria High
The boys ran their 2nd meet over spring break in windy conditions against Peoria High. It was another good meet with good perforrnances despite conditions.
Redbirds Open Outdoor Season in Spring Vacation Meet vs. Eureka
It was a good start to the season as both Woodford county teams squared off over their spring breaks- good times and a good start to the season.
Birds Medal in 3 Events at Illinois Prep Top Times
The Birds had a great meet against the best in the 2A state at the Il Prep Top Time indoor state meet. The boys competed in 5 events: 4×800, 60 meter dash, 800 meter run (Nick Bradshaw), 4×400 (Nick Bradshawl, Ethan Hodel, Max Ward and Jake Gillum and the HJ. Medaling for the redbirds were the 4×800 team of Nick Bradshaw, Ethan Hodel, John Crotteau and Jake Gillum who finished 3rd place, Grant Duvendack finished 5th in the 60 meter dash and Ethan Poston finished 8th in the High Jump. Great job!
Click here for complete results
SPRING BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Here is our schedule for spring break- if you have any problems or questions contact Coach C. Danner at email@example.com. In general, we have made the practices voluntary with the hope you will make every effort to be at the 2 meets and arrange family activities around those if possible. Competing in the meets is very important for your position on the team- especially at the FS level. Of course any time you can make practice you will be gaining an advantage so we would like you here unless you are out of town, with family, etc. but we would really like you at the meets if nothing else. If you cannot be at a meet please e-mail Mr. C Danner at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not hear from you we are assuming you will be here and you will be entered in the meet.
Friday- March 25- No practice
Boys Compete in Sterling for 3rd Indoor Meet
The boys made big improvements in some events in their 3rd indoor meet of the season at Sterling Newman. Winning events in the Sterling Newman Open were Ethan Poston (HJ), Nick Bradshaw (800), Jake McGrew (SP), 4×200 (Dominy, Duvendack, Hutchens and Posten) and 4×800 (Bradshaw, M. Crotteau, J. Crotteau, and Hodel). Results coming soon
Keep Track of Top 2A Times in the State Here
Click below to see the seasons best so far in class 2A indoors.
Former Redbirds Shine at Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships
Congrats to SR Charles Fenner (UNI) who PR’ed over 16′ to finish 6th in the Pole Vault and SO Cal Urycki (SIU) who won the heptathlon with 5138 points at the MVC Indoor Championships. Proud of our former Redbirds!
Boys Take a Big Step Forward at Lockport Open
The boys team visited Olivet Nazarene University for the Lockport Open. They competed very well against great competition. The varsity finished 9th while the FS finished 4th. Check out the links below.
Boys Open Season at Cuffy Invite at Knox College
The boys opened the season with many strong performances. Winners were Ethan Poston in the High Jump and Tyler Prunty in the Long and Triple Jump. Complete results coming soon.
Parents- Please Join Remind
Parents- To keep up to date we are asking that you sign up for Remind to receive updates, etc. regarding MTHS boys track. To do this text @16tr to 81010. You can opt-out of message at anytime by replying, ‘unsubscribe@16tr’.
Summer Track Skill Camp 2015
Thanks for a great camp- have a great summer!!
Birds All-State in 3 Events- 3rd in 4×800
The 4×800 team of Nick Bradshaw, John Mangold, Drew Hilst and Jake Gillum finished 3rd place, Cade Neumann finished 6th in the Discus and Jake Gillum 8th in the 1600. Great job!
Birds Send 5 to Finals in 3 Events
The Redbirds qualified for finals in the 4×800 winning their heat- other finalists were Jake Gillum in the 1600 and Cade Neumann in the Discus. Also competing were Grant Duvendack in the 100, John Mangold in the 800 and the 4×200 relay of Grand Duvendack, Jacob Mitchell, Zach Rohrbach and Garrett Dominy.
Coaches Present Awards to Tracksters
The coaches took the brief time between the Honor Roll Meet and the State Meet to present letters and awards to the athletes in the auditorium. The most valuable award was presented to Will Moore and John Mangold.
Birds Qualify 9 Athletes in 6 Events for State
4×800 Relay Breaks School Record from 1978 With A Time of 7:55.7
The boys had strong performances throughout the evening qualifying 9 individuals in 6 events for the State Meet. As a team the boys finished 3rd behind U-High and Galesburg. The following qualified:
4×800- Nick Bradshaw, Jake Gillum, Drew Hilst and John Mangold
For complete results click here
Varsity and FS Conference Champs!!
It was a great night for the birds at they won the Mid-Illini Conference Meet at both the Varsity and FS level. For complete results click here.
Birds Take 3rd at Geneseo Invite- A Couple of PR’s in Distance Races
The boys took third place at the Geneseo ABC Invite behind the host and Galesburg on a partially rain soaked evening. While the boys had many strong performances two highlights were PR’s in the 800 (John Mangold- 1:57.3) and 1600 (Jake Gillum- 4:25). For complete results click here.
Mangold Signs with Greenville College
John Mangold has signed to continue his running career in track and cross country at Greenville College next year. John was joined by his future and current coaches and his teammates in a ceremony at Metamora High School on May 6th.
FS Meet Tonight is at Washington
The Morton FS meet tonight will be held at Washington due to construction at Morton
Boys Win Big Invitational at Champaign
Click here for complete individual results
Team scores and pics coming soon
Armbrust Unleashes Historic Discus Throw
Junior Jacob Armbrust is currently ranked No. 12 in the world in the discus with his throw of 63.17 meters.
Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 9:42 AM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — On Saturday, April 18, Olivet Nazarene University junior Jacob Armbrust (Metamora, Ill.) made history with his 63.17 meters (207 feet, three inches) throw in the discus at the Augustana College (Ill.) Meet of Champions. His throw earned him NAIA and CCAC Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Armbrust gained recognition for the second time this season after breaking his own school record in the discus by nearly six meters. His throw qualified him for the USA Outdoor Championships in June, and is the longest ever by a collegiate athlete in the state of Illinois. The effort ranks him third in the nation and ranked him second in a field of 43 competitors at the Saturday meet.
In addition, his 63-plus meter throw ranks him No. 12 in the world, No. 2 in all college divisions (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA), and No. 1 in the NAIA. He leads all NAIA in Power Ranking Points (every event leader), and this throw was the second longest throw in the history of the NAIA.
In addition, Armbrust — who is ranked No. 3 in the NAIA — won the shot put event at the meet, outdistancing 37 other challengers with a throw of 16.85 meters (55-3.5). He also collected national recognition in week two (April 1).
Armbrust says, “I just want to continue to train hard and give everything I have every day. If I continue to work hard and stay hungry, the future is full of great possibilities.”
article taken from Olivet Nazarene website
Metamora Wins ABC Meet Under the Lights
The birds won the 6 team ABC meet under the lights and in the occasional rain.
For complete results click here
Boys at Canton with Dunlap
Boys win 13 Team Ottawa ABC Invite
Final Team Standings
Big Day for MTHS Track Alum!
Junior Jacob Armbrust set two meet records at the Viking Olympics this past weekend, earning him NAIA National and CCAC Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 8:37 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jacob Armbrust (junior, Metamora, Ill.) of Olivet Nazarene University has been named the NAIA National Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, the National office announced Wednesday, April 1. He was selected based on his performances from March 23 to 29. This is the second award of the 2015 outdoor track and field season.
At the Viking Olympics on March 28, Armbrust broke the school record in the discus with a 56.10-meter (184-1) throw. His toss also set a new meet record that had stood since 1976. In the shot put, he also set a meet record with a mark of 16.82 meters (55-2 ¼). Both wins were against 40-plus athletes, and both finishes are tops in the NAIA this season. He claims his first career National Field Athlete of the Week award.
Armbrust was also named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for his two record-setting performances this past weekend. It is the first such honor of his career. The award was announced by the league office on Thursday, April 2.
article taken from Olivet Nazarene University web site
Moore Signs with St. Louis University
Congratulations to Will Moore who signed with St. Louis University continuing his track career at the Division 1 level. After strong performances at the state meet last year, in the summer and early this season Will decided to run at St. Louis next year after official visits and contact with several other schools
Boys win Tri with Morton and Washington
Metamora Co-Ed Results HERE
Thank you to coaches, athletes and fans for a great meet. Click on the links below for results.
.tcl File of Results (for coaches using Hy-Tek Team Manager
Final Team Scores
Birds Open Conference Season
The boys opened the conference season in cool, breezy conditions vs. Limestone and East Peoria. Despite the weather the boys turned in some nice performances at both the FS and Varsity levels.
Boys Open at Home vs. Peoria High
The boys opened at home on a beautiful day in a dual meet against Peoria High. There were many outstanding performances for this early in the season.
Boys Open Outdoor Season at Eureka
The boys got off to a great start outdoors on a beautiful day in Eureka.
PR’s and Medals at Indoor State
The MTHS boys finished the season on a high note with PR’s in 4 events and strong finishes in the IL Prep Top Times Class 2A indoor meet for the best performers in the state.
60 Meter Dash- Grant Duvendack- false start
High Jump- Nick Holman- 16th place- 5’11”
400 Meter Dash- Will Moore- 5th place- 51.77
800 Meter Run- John Mangold- 3rd place- 2:00.01
4×800 Relay- Jake Gillum, Nick Bradshaw, Ross Stanley and John Mangold- 4th place- 8:21.35
4×400 Relay- Will Moore, Jake Gillum, Nick Bradshaw and John Mangold- 3rd place- 3:34.35For complete results click here
PARENTS- Useful Information
Parents- Click on the link before to get a copy of our Parents Guide to the MTHS Boys Track Schedule- this document answers a lot of questions you might have including what athletes go to each meet. This also has more information than just the schedule including who coaches what events, etc.
IL Prep Top Times Meet Program Released
Spring Break Schedule
Here is the spring vacation schedule- if you have any questions contact Coach Danner email@example.com.Monday, March 30- Meet at Eureka for everyone- 4:00- be at school at 3:00, bus leaves at 3:15.
Tuesday, March 31- Practice at 2:30
Wednesday, April 1- Practice at 2:30
Thursday, April 2- Home meet for everyone vs. Peoria High- 4:00- be at school at 3:00
Friday, April 3- No Practice
Monday, April 6- Practice at 2:30
7 Athletes Qualify for Indoor State
7 boys qualified for the IL Top Times indoor state meet based on their performances and ranking in Class 2A this indoor season. Those going to state are Nick Holman (HJ), Grant Duvendack (60), Will Moore (400, 4×400), John Mangold (800, 4×800, 4×400), Nick Bradshaw (4×800, 4×400), Drew Hilst (4×800) and Jake Gillum (4×800, 4×400). The boys run on Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan University. Congratulations!!
Boys Win Sterling Newman Westwood Invite
The boys team finished the regular indoor season by winning the Westwood Invite.
Click here for complete results
Boys Improve at Sterling Newman Open
The boys improved in nearly every event in the second meet of the year. Many athletes moved into qualifying spots on the current top times list. The boys will finish the indoor regular season on March 20 at Sterling. Click here for complete results.
Redbird Alum 2nd in NAIA Indoor Championships
Jr. Jake Armbrust (ONU) finished 2nd in the NAIA National Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Clickhere to read the article from the Olivet Nazarene University web site. Congratulations Jake!!
2 Former Redbirds Compete in Missouri Valley Indoor Championships
Congratulations to Charles Fenner (University of Northern Iowa) and Cal Urycki (Southern Illinois) for their performances in the Missouri Valley Indoor Championships. Charles finished 13th for UNI in the pole vault and Cal finished 10th in the indoor heptathlon for SIU. Great job guys and good luck in the outdoor season! Click below for complete results.
Birds Open Season Indoors at Knox College
The Birds opened the 2015 track season at the Steve “Cuffy” Coffman invite at Knox College. The boys tooks first in 4 events: 4×800- John Mangold, John Crotteau, Nick Bradshaw and Matt Wipfler, High Jump- Nick Holman, Shot Put- Tom Hutchinson and 800- John Mangold. Complete results below.
Track Team Hosts First to the Finish Spike Night
Thank you to everyone who came to Spike Night and thank you to First to the Finish for coming to MTHS. This is the first year we have had this event which was done just to provide our athletes a chance to get spikes for the upcoming season. If people liked the event we will try to do it again next year. If you were unable to attend see Mr. S. Danner for a way to get a %30 discount on spikes from their website. Also First to the Finish will be here again for our Metamora Co-ed Invitational.
Click here to go to the First to the Finish website
2015 Schedule Released
Here is the official 2015 MTHS boys track schedule