The MVL/NUC track team is open to and welcomes students in grades 9(7)-12. As we work with the athletes, we encourage them to use their gifts to the best of their abilities and to the glory of the Lord. We expect them to display good sportsmanship and to encourage one another both in practice and in meets. We are encouraged as we see the athletes working together to develop athletic skills, and as we see them grow in friendship.
Once the regular season is completed, we participate in the MSHSL individual events post-season competition where the Lord continues to bless us with many athletes qualifying for the section meet. In fact, for the last 10 years, we also have had numerous individuals who have qualified for the state meet. We are thankful that all of the athletes are using their talents to the best of their ability and to the glory of God.
Two more meets and two more wins for our girls’ team! If there were such a thing as head-to-head standings in track as there are in other sports, we would have a 53-2 record. While that is pretty impressive, what is more impressive in coaching both of our teams is the teamwork and Christian examples that these young people display. Important traits and virtues for life that I see on a daily basis include teamwork, encouragement, caring, faithful use of talents, cooperation, understanding roles, respect and true Christian love. Through the work of you – the parents – and the power of the Holy Spirit, God has blessed these young people, and through them us coaches. Thank you, and may God continue to bless them.
We now shift our focus away from an emphasis on team to really focusing on putting forth strong individual and relay efforts to get as many athletes through to the section and, if possible, to the state meet. Our Subsection meet will be on Thursday in Montgomery. We will leave MVL at 1:20 and pick up in Cathedral at 1:35. Those athletes who finish in the top four in individual events and the top two relay teams will qualify for the section meet on Saturday, June 3, at Mankato West.
Those athletes who are finished competing this year should return their uniforms to me before Thursday. Those who are still competing should bring extra clothes along to the upcoming meets, so that they can just leave their uniform with me when they have been eliminated from further competition. That will save everyone the hassle of getting the uniforms out to school.
Check back here for the latest information and updates. Click the link under “Schedules” to be taken to the Tomahawk Conference site where you can find the scrimmage and meet schedule (You can create an account on the conference site so you can be notified if we have a weather-related change to the meet schedule). I will try to update this area with the practice schedule and other important announcements. Check here often!
In case of cancellation of practice due to weather or lack of available practice space, I will notify the AD’s as soon as a decision is made. They will see to it that an announcement is made. In case of snow days, if MVL does not have school, there is no track practice or meet.
Here is the schedule for the week. If we are practicing at a different location (HS or JH track, Vogel, etc.), I will post that here so that everyone knows where to go. (When the weather is cooperative, the pole vaulters may be practicing at MLC.)
Link to schedules.
USC Indoor – Boys Vrklan Relays – Boys Giant Relays – Girls
USC Indoor – Girls Vrklan Relays – Girls Giant Relays – Boys
Loyola Indoor Boys New Ulm Girls Sleepy Eye Invite 2 – Boys
Loyola Indoor Girls New Ulm Boys Sleepy Eye Invite 2 – Girls
Mountain Lake Boys Arlington – Girls Tomahawk Conference – Boys
Mountain Lake Girls Arlington – Boys Tomahawk Conference – Girls
Sleepy Eye Invite – Girls True Team – Girls
Sleepy Eye Invite – Boys True Team – Boys
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