Max Oliver

Colorado Springs, CO

Discussion Posts

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3 years ago Weather
Let's not forget about the field events. Do we want the pole vaulters competing in real wet cold ...
4 years ago 5A "DNS" results on day 1 state meet
There were also a couple of relay teams scratched on the first day. It seems we as coaches could ...
5 years ago Should World Track & Field Records Be Wiped Clean?
If it makes sense to wipe the World Records away, would it also make sense to do the same with Ol...
5 years ago Open Enrollment & High School Sports
I do agree for the most part. However, if the impact just one athlete can have on our two sports ...
5 years ago Size of Cross Country Meets
I wonder if "c" or sub JV type meets could be held in local areas. What I mean is if the Springs ...
5 years ago Some thoughts on state qualifying
[quote=ebell1961]I was determined not to say it this year...but since the door has been opened......
5 years ago Some thoughts on state qualifying
Oh boy! I get my annual chance to say qualifying for State should always be shoulder to shoulder...
5 years ago Extremely important conversation thread
Alan, that is funny. In my younger days I ran and raced without socks. That was until my wife b...
6 years ago How many female soccer athletes do you have on your team? What is your school classification?
I have one varsity type athlete in soccer. She is a freshman. Fortunately, both our boys and gi...
6 years ago Article Comment: A Possible Resolution to the Creek Crossing Dilemma?
I will chime in here about injuries on this course. In 2012 we had the 5A State Champion, and aft...
6 years ago Article Comment: NPEC/BCRP Alternate Course 3A
Alan, thanks for putting the time on making some proposals. It must have been quite tedious. I kn...
6 years ago Track Season timing
Extending the season a week would get us back the week we lost at the front end a few years ago.
6 years ago Article Comment: Legislative Council Live Tweets
We won't know for sure what or how, but Jim Lucas told me the topic of NPBC was extensively discu...
6 years ago Article Comment: Why Publish Dr. Hansen's Article?
In the weeks prior to the State Meet, I spend at least as much coaching energy with the kids on h...
6 years ago State XC Meet Location
Pine Creek has a representative on the CHSAA board/executive committee, Jim Lucas. He told me th...
6 years ago Article Comment: What to Make of Track and Field Events on the Olympic Chopping Block?
I tries a couple of times to respond, but couldn't really put words to my thoughts. Lisa said qui...
6 years ago Did CHSSA eliminate individuals at track meets?
It is my understanding that there was a change last year requiring a coach to accompany athletes....
6 years ago Article Comment: Seeking Cover from the Winds of Change
Rim Rock added a girls 5K this past September. Nearly all, if not all, of the top teams in Kansas...
6 years ago Article Comment: Cross country recommends keeping state at Norris-Penrose
I was not able to attend this years meeting. (CMAS issues) Last year we were basically told to s...
6 years ago Article Comment: NXR-SW girls preview
Pine Creek will not have a girls team this year. Conflict with a National Soccer Tournament. We...
6 years ago Article Comment: School assignments by CLOC classification proposal
Dan, I thought the new 5A cutoff would be 1357. Your chart here shows 1457.
6 years ago Article Comment: Addendum: the 3A start line controversy
One aspect of this that hasn't been mentioned yet is that if the uniform discrepancy was noted by...
6 years ago Article Comment: State course update, coming tonight...
We were there last Saturday, no bridge. I will be interested to see how your evaluation of the c...
6 years ago Five fastest courses in Colorado
We haven't been to all of those courses, but in our experience (its been a few years now) Windjam...
6 years ago Regionals....Is there a way that is more fair?
No system would work perfectly, that's for sure. I would not want to have everything on the line ...
6 years ago The Epitome of Cross Country Courses
I attended my first Cross Country race in 1964 to watch Gerry Lindgren race. I have been around ...
6 years ago Article Comment: Future stars of XC - the Colorado top ten girls
In my opinion, a championship course should: Be extremely spectator friendly, varying terrain, an...
6 years ago Article Comment: Future stars of XC - the Colorado top ten girls
I will comment. The Liberty Bell course may not be the fastest in the State for every athlete. (I...
6 years ago Should Liberty Bell be reclassified as a road race? Yes or No
Absolutely Alan, we run fast at Liberty Bell almost every year. (It can be very hot sometimes). A...
6 years ago Should Liberty Bell be reclassified as a road race? Yes or No
Do kids always run fast at Liberty Bell? Yes and no. Last year Monument Valley and Pat Amato were...
6 years ago Article Comment: NPEC/BCRP course condition and viewing updates
There are a lot of coaches who would like to know the answer to that question as well.
6 years ago Article Comment: Judge dismisses claim against 9-R district
This was indeed a situation that has long term and widespread implications. Thank goodness "sanit...
6 years ago Article Comment: Track and field notes: May 22
A short routine for getting into the blocks is very important - both mentally and physically. You...
6 years ago Article Comment: 5A girls: too much ground to make up
I would like to give some acknowledgment to the performance by Cherry Creek. They came into the ...
6 years ago Girls 5A 1600
It is one of the videos here on Milesplit.
6 years ago State Meet, not fair for 2A and 4A distance runners across divisions
I think I agree to some extent, but I believe the State Championships should first and formost be...
6 years ago Article Comment: Another tidal wave of records
Cranny, Hall, Holland, Lester, Watt, Montgomery etc. We are lucky to have a large number more th...
6 years ago Article Comment: 2014 Golden Baton
We had to bus to a track facility one year, and years ago TCA had to use our track. The logistics...
6 years ago State Meet, not fair for 2A and 4A distance runners across divisions
Not all 3200m kids run the 800m and not all 800m kids run the 4x400. No matter the schedule, comp...
6 years ago Article Comment: 4A girls, qualifying marks and scratches
Right Alan, I was trying to be a bit tongue in cheeky. I brought this up a couple of years ago an...
6 years ago Article Comment: 4A girls, qualifying marks and scratches
Mixing the classes Thursday would be wonderful, if the facility can handle the crowds. It would c...
6 years ago A suggestion on how to handle state qualifying
This debate can churn, and has over the past few years. Most any system of qualifying will get th...
7 years ago Article Comment: The battered psyche of the distance runner--and distance coach
As a physicist I would like to only look at the altitude and pressure and temperature stuff throu...
7 years ago Article Comment: The battered psyche of the distance runner--and distance coach
Even if I think shoulder to shoulder is the "proper" way to advance to State, the system we have ...
7 years ago Article Comment: Why isn't my mark from last week's meet showing?
@CoachVersaw I think all distance runners should have a "S" on the front of their uniform.
7 years ago Blame it on ColoradotrackXC
I've been coaching in Colorado for 14 years now. As I read some of the chatter on this forum, I b...
7 years ago Article Comment: Why isn't my mark from last week's meet showing?
Alan, I had to smile about your comments on Rhonda. I had my issues there, but you are correct, s...
7 years ago Article Comment: Week in review: April 14 - 19
Oh boy, I get to be admonished again. I believe that qualifying for State should be done shoulder...
7 years ago Article Comment: Track meets: April 15 - 20
Pine Creek's girls 4 X 100 and 4 X 200 relays will compete at the Kansas Relays. Kaleigh Kroeker...
7 years ago Article Comment: The CHSAA track and field committee report
@RapidResults I agree in principle with you, however that is surely not the way the Cross Cou...