J-L Track & Field

 


J-L High School Track

HELP WANTED

2018 SPRING TRACK:
J-L is looking for help at our track meets on the following dates:
4/30 J-L Invite
5/1 J-L MS Invite

We need people to work all field events, timing, and upstairs in the booth. 
Please contact Joe Smokevitch if you are able to help.

April 11, 2018
Wed
4:00 PM
H
J-L - CANCELLED
April 12, 2018
Thu
4:00 PM
A

@ Inland Lakes - CANCELLED

April 14, 2018
Sat
10:00 AM
A

@ Bellaire - CANCELLED

April 20, 2018
Fri
3:00 PM
A

@ Mancelona Invite - POSTPONED until 5/14 or 5/22

April 26, 2018
Thu
3:30 PM
A

@ Inland Lakes Bulldog Invite

April 30, 2018
Mon
3:30 PM
H

J-L Invite

May 4, 2018
Fri
2:00 PM
A

@ Fairview

May 7, 2018
Mon
3:00 PM
A

@ Central Lake Invite

May 11, 2018
Fri
2:00 PM
A

@ Bellaire Ski Valley

May 14, 2018
Mon
4:00 PM
A
@ Mancelona
May 19, 2018
Sat
TBA
TBA

D4 Regionals TBA

May 29, 2018
Tues
TBA
A

Gaylord Herald Times Meet of the Champions

June 2, 2018
Sat
TBA
A
D4 State Finals


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While dodging 7th-graders in the hallway, J-L's relay is finding a way to prepare
By Brandon Folsom - Gaylord Herald Times

Baseball and softball players aren't the only ones bummed out about all the snow on the ground right now.

The Johannesburg-Lewiston track team can't even get out to its track for practices because of how much snow it has.

The Cardinals have been forced to train in the school's hallways, which is a tight squeeze because they have a full boys and girls varsity roster and a pair of middle school teams practicing.

Probably the most impacted by the cramped practices are Hannah Collins, Destiny Sherbonda, Madison May and Alicia Korff.

The quartet of seniors have built quite the chemistry in the relays the past two years, and their 400-meter relay is on pace to break a school record this spring.

That is, of course, if they can actually get outside and train. Right now, they're about three weeks behind all the other 400 relay teams around the state.

"It's very, very frustrating," Korff said. "We have to do the same workouts inside, and it's hard to run a true 100 sprint or to even estimate how to get that full workout in. Being outside is different with your lungs, so being inside just messes everything up right now."

Their 400 relay took first in all eight regular-season meets they competed in last spring and they finished second at the regional to qualify for the Division 4 state championship.

At the Herald Times Meet of Champions, where they faced some of the fastest D2 schools around, they took home a fourth-place finish.

They placed 12th at the state final (52.84) and set a personal record. They were only .84 away from snapping the school record.

Senior year, their last hurrah, was supposed to be the year they got their name on the record board inside J-L's gym. They still have time to do it, but their pre-season training has been derailed by poor weather.

"We're trying to do as much as we can inside," May said. "We work on handoff's inside, but that's still totally different without marks on the track or judging our speed without wearing spikes."

May has taken the high road, and she loves the challenge. She said what sets their team apart from others around the state is their handoff efficiency that they worked on all last season.

"It's just, plain and simple, our handoff's," she continued. "That takes a lot of time off when we have handoff's when they are right at the beginning of the exchange zone, and then we are gone and sprinting. We might not be the fastest, but our handoff's make up for that.

"We are behind, but that means we have to work harder to get to where we want to be right now. "

May also said the girls will be challenged by the lack of competition at Ski Valley meets this year. A lot of the relays that often pushed them have graduated.

That's put more pressure on them to stay focused.

"We just have to work hard and give everything we can at practices and meets and just keep going at it," Korff said.

Even if that means the SVC's top relay team has to share the hallways with middle schoolers this spring.

J-L's Track Schedule:

Friday, April 20 - at Mancelona

Thursday, April 26 - at Inland Lakes

Monday, April 30 - Home Meet

Friday, May 4 - at Fairview

Monday, May 7 - at Central Lake

Friday, May 11 - at SVC Championship (Bellaire)

Tuesday, May 15 - at Mancelona

Saturday, May 19 - at D4 regional

Tuesday, May 29 - HT Meet of Champions

Saturday, June 2 - at D4 state final

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JOHANNESBURG-LEWISTON TRACK ARCHIVES

TRACK 2017

TRACK 2016

TRACK 2015

TRACK 2014

TRACK 2013

TRACK 2012

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J-L Area Schools Boys Track & Field Records
Athlete
Record
Year
Event
J. Cohoe, Mike Rinke
Mike Morgan, Steve Rittley
8:38.69
1984
3200m Relay
T. Wood
15.27
1997
High Hurdles
Mike May
11.06
1984
100m Dash
Ethan May, Troy Boughner, Dominic Cassisi, Nick Mays
1:32.09
2016
800m Relay
John Sewell
4:39.2
2006
1600m Run
Ethan May, Troy Boughner, Dominic Cassisi, Nick Mays
44.9
2016
400m Relay
Dominic Cassisi
50.51
2017
400m Dash
John Sewell
2:05.51
2006
800m run
Jeff Shoff
40.77
1984
300m Hurdles
Troy Boughner
22.8
2016
200m Dash
T. Boadway
10:24.59
1982
3200m run
Steve Rittley, Mike May
Jeff Shoff, Mike Morgan
3:33.11
1984
1600m Relay
D. Wilson
20' 2.5"
1976
Long Jump
J. Bush
49'
1977
Shot Put
Dale Wells
141' 6"
2016
Discus
L. Sides
6'3"
2005
High Jump
Michael Courterier
14'9"
2017
Pole Vault
Carlos Gascho
17:11
2017
Cross Country

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Girls Records
J-L Area Schools Girls Track & Field Records
EVENT
ATHLETE
RECORD
YEAR
3200m Relay
Nadine Peterson, Hailey Weaver
Chloe Johnston, Meredith DeLuca
10:24.52
2012
High Hurdles
J. Green
16.10
1993
100m Dash
T. Lademann
12.57
1991
800m Relay
T. Lademann, J.Green
J. Dodge, J. Vinitski
1:48.53
1991
1600m Run
Meredith DeLuca
5:19.34
2012
400m Relay
T. Lademann, V. Barber
J.Green, K. Booker
52.00
1990
400m Dash
Shannon Kievit
1:01.88
2013
800m run
Meredith DeLuca
2:28.53
2010
300m Hurdles
J. Green
47.44
1993
200m Dash
T. Lademann
26.59
1991
3200m run
Meredith DeLuca
11:51.98
2012
1600m Relay
V. Ellison, C. Langenderfer
K. Sattlemeier, S. Gugel
4:22.63
1987
Long Jump
Stephanie Fisher
& Destiny Sherbonda
16' 2"
2010
2016
Shot Put
Taylor Kroll
37' 3.5"
2017
Discus
Taylor Kroll
121' 11"
2017
High Jump
Ashley Courterier
TBA
2014
Pole Vault
Savannah Walter
8'6"
2015
Cross Country
Meredith DeLuca
18:47.9
2011

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Ticket Prices

J-L Sporting Event Ticket Prices

Adults ~ $5.00
Students ~ $3.00
Family ~$12.00

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Updated 4/16/18