Track and Field Preseason Information

posted Jan 25, 2021, 1:29 PM by Levi Huseman   [ updated Jan 25, 2021, 1:33 PM ]

The 2021 Track & Field Season is quickly approaching; official start of practice is March 1st.

If you plan on running, jumping or throwing there are a couple things that you will need to get taken care of prior to the start of practice.

1. You must have your athletic paperwork filled out and returned to the main office. If you competed in a fall or winter sport you should already have this done. Reminder that you need new paperwork filled out every year so if you haven’t filled out paperwork for the 20-21 school year you will need to get this taken care of ASAP.


2. Sign up to receive informational text messages through the “Remind” app.  Because of how large the track team is you will need to sign up using the appropriate code below.

    1. If you are a BOY ATHLETE – text     @ontf21B     to the number    81010. Follow the prompts and make sure to use your real name. No nicknames.
    2. If you are a GIRL ATHLETE – text     @ontf21G     to the number    81010. Follow the prompts and make sure to use your real name. No nicknames.
    3. If you are a PARENT – text     @ontf21P     to the number    81010. Follow the prompts and make sure to use your real name. No nicknames.


3. Prior to the start of official practice we will be having conditioning sessions to get ready for the season.  If you are in a winter sport here at Olathe North, that is your priority and you should not attend any conditioning sessions.  If you are not currently participating though the expectation is that you make it to every conditioning session that you can.  Conditioning sessions have already started* and will continue until the season starts.

Conditioning sessions are split up by event group so we can have smaller groups as well as tailor workouts to your specific needs as an athlete.

  1. Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps Groups – Meet outside the library in the 400 hallway on Monday’s and Wednesdays; 3:30-4:30.  Wear a mask and bring clothes for both inside and outside.  It will be a game time decision as to whether we are inside or outside.
  2. Endurance/Long Distance Group – Meet in Room 015 on every day that school is in session.  Wear a mask and dress to run outside.  We will run outside every day so look at the weather and dress appropriately.
  3. Power/Throws Group – Meet outside the Weight Room on the benches on Monday’s and Wednesdays; 3:15 – 4:15.  Wear a mask and bring clothes for both inside and outside.  It will be a game time decision as to whether we are inside or outside.  (*The Power/Throws Group conditioning sessions will start Feb 1st.)


4. Invite your friends! The more people we have on the track & field team the more enjoyable it will be for everyone!  Even though the team tends to be on the larger end, there will be measures in place to make sure that everyone stays healthy.


5. Any additional questions?  Ask a Track and Field Coach

  • Coach Huseman; Room 015
  • Coach Jess; Room 106
  • Coach Johnson; Room 112
  • Coach Baer; Room 212
  • Coach Loecker; Room 104
  • Coach McCall; PE Dept
  • Coach Smith; PE Dept

Spring Workouts. YOU get to decide what you get out of it!

posted Mar 30, 2020, 1:43 PM by Levi Huseman   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 9:40 PM ]

Just because the season is canceled doesn't mean that we don't want to get faster/more explosive or be in better shape!  
We are still going to prepare workouts for you. You get to decide what you want out of the next 3 months.  Are you going to work your tail off and be in the best shape of your life when we get back together (football/volleyball/cross country/college/etc.), or are going to be lazy and choose to not do anything.  Choice is yours.  Read something on twitter today and thought it was pretty spot on.

You've got three options.  Keep in mind it is 100% your choice which you do...
Option 1. Don’t do any workouts on your own, and you’ll know it. Option 2. Do 2-4 workouts a week, you, your teammates (and your coaches), will know it. Option 3. Do 5-7 workouts a week, you, your teammates, your coaches, AND your opponents will know it!

Things will switch a little from being event specific to general strength and explosiveness or aerobic development.  
There are only two groups.  A Speed Group(with Power Options) and an Endurance Group.  The Speed(And Power) workouts will likely benefit an athlete who plays football, volleyball, basketball, etc.  while the endurance workouts will likely benefit cross country, soccer, swimming, etc. athletes.  But obviously feel free to do any workout that you like. If you want to do some days from the Speed/Explosiveness workouts and others from the Endurance workouts that's awesome too!  We just want to give you options so that you can continue to make yourselves better.

Here's how everything is set up.  We have prepared two weeks of workouts that will repeat themselves (meaning when you finish the last workout of week 2, you'll go back and start week 1 again)

Speed Workouts  (Everything here is less than 10 seconds of running so Power Group this is for you too)                         

And then there are probably thousands of ideas online for workouts.  One that I've personally liked is from University of Georgia Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Sinclair.  He does a workout of the day and you can find his workouts on his twitter:

No matter what you choose to do understand that it is YOU'RE CHOICE.  It doesn't matter if we can't meet.  It doesn't matter if you can't get into a gym.  It doesn't matter if you don't have access to weights.  You can choose to make yourself better.  
Last thing I'll leave you with is a quote from JJ Watt (NFL Football Player if you didn't know).  Success isn't given, inherited, or owned; its leased. And rent is due EVERY DAY.  

Lets Get to Work! #Always Compete

Spring Break Practices!!!

posted Mar 13, 2020, 9:25 AM by Levi Huseman   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 10:14 AM ]

Event Group Workouts

Linked below are workouts for each event group.  

When you finish your workout please log it HERE!

Distance - Workouts   Pace Charts and Mileages (use tabs at bottom to change)

Hurdles - Workouts

Short Sprints - Workouts

Long Sprints - Workouts

High Jump - Workouts

Long/Triple Jump - Workouts

Throws - Workouts

Team Gear Store is Open!

posted Mar 2, 2020, 7:01 PM by Levi Huseman   [ updated Mar 2, 2020, 7:20 PM ]

The Team gear store is open! -->

We have both our team gear as well as spirit wear.  What we are asking everyone to purchase is a team t-shirt and sweats (if you don't have any already).  And then obviously any spirit wear that you would like!

Team T-Shirt Design (Gildan or UA).                                                                        Spirit Wear Design (Crewneck, tshirt, or tank top)

Flying At The Track Registration and Information!

posted Feb 26, 2020, 7:45 AM by Levi Huseman

The Olathe North Track and Field Program is excited to offer a Track and Field exposure experience to students Kindergarten through 5th grade on April 25, 2020 at the Olathe North Track!  Please read the information below.  Registration is limited to the first 200 students to register.  

    Date: Saturday April 25th, 2020
    Time: 10am to 12:30pm (Check-in between 9:30 and 9:45am)
    Where: Olathe North High School Track (Northwest corner of the high school building)
    Who: Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Space is limited to the first 200 athletes registered)
    Cost: FREE!!!

The main emphasis of Flying at the Track is to provide your child with a fun experience while introducing the sport of Track and Field. The Olathe North athletes will provide age-appropriate instruction with an emphasis on having FUN! Events include age appropriate low hurdles, the long jump, the high jump, throws (shot put using a softball and javelin using a safety turbo javelin), and running out of the starting blocks.Come “Fly at the Track” with the Olathe North High School Track and Field team on April 25 from 10am-12:30am . Kids kindergarten through 5th grade can come have fun running, jumping, and throwing with the Olathe North Track and Field team and receive instructional guidance from some of the best athletes in the KC area and even the entire state of Kansas! The “Flying at the rack experience is free. In addition, all participating kids will receive a medal at the completion of the experience as well as have an opportunity to take pictures and get autographs from Olathe North Athletes and the Eagle Mascot. Register soon as Flying at the Track is only open to the first 200 to register.

Children will be divided into groups based on age/grade and guided to different stations around the Olathe North Track and Field Complex. Parents are welcome to follow their child(ren) to each station.


To register please visit Registration is only open to the first 200 to register.

Schedule of Events
    9:30 – 10am Check near the bleachers of the Olathe North Track
    10 - 10:20am Introduction and group Warmup
    10:20 – 10:40am Station 1
    10:40 - 11am Station 2
    11 - 11:20am Station 3
    11:20 – 11:40am Station 4
    11:40-12pm Station 5
    12 – 12:20pm Station 6
    12:20-12:30pm Relay Race and Medals
    12:30pm Pictures and Autographs with Athletes and Mascots

Final Relay Race and Medals (at 12:20pm):

Kids (and parents if they would like to participate) will be divided into teams of four for a relay race to conclude our day. And
at the completion of the relay race each student will receive a medal.

What to Bring:
    -Water Bottle to carry around (Water will be provided in the event you need to fill it up again)
    -Proper running attire (shoes, weather appropriate clothing, no track spikes please)
    -Any personal medical care or gear (inhaler, etc.)
    -A ready to have fun attitude!!!

Day of Check in

Please arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 so that we can get everyone checked in and no one missed any of the experience.
Tables will be set up for check in by last name. Children will receive a personalized bib number and group based on the
child’s age/grade.


Please park in the parking lots on the North side of the school (these are the closest lots to the track).

If you have questions, please contact and include “Flying at the Track” in the subject line.

2020 Track & Field Season Remind Sign Up Codes!!

posted Feb 12, 2020, 7:15 AM by Levi Huseman

If you want to receive text messages with information about the 2020 Track and Field Season, updates to schedules, as well as results sign up using the codes below!!!

Due to how the Remind service is structuring some things (and limits with number of participants) please sign up using the appropriate code (Everyone will still receive the same information).

To sign up you just need to text the phrase below to the number 81010 and then follow any prompts that they might give...

Boy Athlete code --> @ontfb2020
Girl Athlete code --> @ontfg2020                  ***Notice the "b", "g", or "p" in each code***
Parent code --> @ontfp2020

Conditioning Info!!!

posted Jan 14, 2020, 8:52 AM by Levi Huseman   [ updated Jan 14, 2020, 9:36 AM ]

Track and Field Conditioning is underway!!!  Even if you are not interested in Track and Field you are more than welcome to come if you want to get in better shape, faster, or more explosive!  See the info below for our different conditioning groups.  (Each group's info is in a different color to make it easier to find)

Sprints/Jumps Group
Starting time: 3:15
Ending time: 4:15 (give or take 15 minutes)
Schedule: Mon, Tue, and Thur when school is in session
Meeting Location: Outside the Library
Special Note: Change and leave your clothes/bags in the locker room. 

1. Increase SPEED
2. Improve explosiveness
3. Have fun!

Additional Info:
1. After school get changed into workout clothes and then meet outside the library. We will meet inside almost every day. We will only go outside is if it is really nice.
2. Getting Faster/More Explosive isn’t something that happens by showing up once. Make a commitment and see what happens when you do this for an entire winter. 
3. Be on Time! Our warmup is an important part of the process. If you miss that you won’t get as much out of the session plus you risk getting hurt.

What you will need:
1. Shorts, T-shirt, and shoes you can sprint in.
2. Commitment. You don’t “have” to be here. You also don’t “have” to get better. Show up so that you have the best possible chance of being the fastest version of yourself.

Power Group
Starting time: 3:15
Ending time: 4:15 (give or take 15 minutes)
Schedule: Mon, Wed, and Thur when school is in session
Meeting Location: Weight Room
Special Note: Change and leave your stuff in the locker room.

1. Gain strength and power through a weight training program.
2. Improve overall flexibility and explosiveness
3. Maintain consistent attendance.
4. Build a bond. Thrower nation baby!

Additional Info:
1. We will meet in front of the weight room at 3:15. If you are going to be late, we will see you the next day. Being on time and ready to go are critical in performing well this offseason. We understand that things come up, but this needs to be a priority not a punishment.
2. Bring appropriate workout clothes. This means shirts and shorts that you would wear to school.
3. Hydrate during the day. Coming to practice without drinking enough water and eating well is a recipe for disaster. Also plan to run after we are done lifting. 

What you will need:
1. A physical. Get this done now so we are not worrying about it during the season!
2. Commitment. Off season is not a punishment or something that you “have to do”. You need to want to be here and to get better every day. The work we put in now is going to make us better than everyone in May.

Endurance Group
Starting time: 3:15
Ending time: 4:45 (give or take 15 minutes)
Schedule: Mon through Fri. If we have school, we meet.
Meeting Location: Room 015
Special Note: Change and leave your clothes/bags in the locker room. 015 may be locked when you get back.

1. Consistent training- each day, week, & month.
2. Run a regular long run.
3. Improve your overall strength (weight room.)
4. Improve Hip Flexibility & Strength (Hip Routine)
5. Maintain Speed! (Strides after every run)
6. Log EVERY run.
7. Have fun and make memories! Maybe run an indoor race or two. (I can post a schedule).
Additional Info:
1. We will run outside no matter how cold or snowy it is. We will NOT run through the halls. These days will be great stories, fun experiences that you get to share with teammates, and opportunities to make yourself the bad dude or dudette you are.
2. The secret to success is consistency- daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly. I promise you- if you train consistently, you will have the best spring you have had AND a tremendous fall xc season.

What you will need:
1. Running Shoes! If you bought shoes during the summer or beginning of cross country season, it is time to buy again. Prohibit injury by staying in a good pair of shoes.
2. Layers. Remember we will run outside EVERY day. Layering up is the best way to stay warm.
3. A running watch. They are $10 at Walmart. Go get one.

2019 Track and Season Starts February 25th!!!

posted Feb 14, 2019, 9:58 AM by Levi Huseman   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 7:46 AM ]

The 2019 season is right around the corner!  If you haven't been conditioning we have one more week of that and then the real fun begins!!  

There are only a couple things that you HAVE to do before the season starts on the 25th. 
1) You must have a physical on file with the office.  If you have already been in a sport you are probably fine.  If you are not sure just go check in the office.
2) Sign up to get remind text messages.  We will distribute almost all of our information via remind.  To sign up you just need to text the phrase: @ONTF2019 to the number 81010.  If you can't sign up for any reason, see Coach Huseman and he will get you taken care of.
3) Fill our this google form (its just helps us build a roster so we know who all is particpating) --> Sign up and get on the roster HERE!!!!!
4) Team Gear and Spirit Wear orders will be available in the very near future. The store will close sometime during the first week of practice so that we can get our gear shortly after spring break.

Lastly, If you'd like to come to conditioning here are the times for our last week

Last Week of Conditioning Schedule
Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles: 3:15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and meet right outside the library
Distance: 3:15 Monday through Friday and meet in room 15 (Huseman's room)
Throws: 3:15 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and meet right outside the weight room

Eagles have GREAT showing at the State Championships!!

posted May 28, 2018, 7:16 PM by Levi Huseman

This past weekend wraps up the 2018 track and field season.  And what a weekend it was!!  The girls team finished 4th overall while the boys finished 15th!  This is the best team finish for the girls team at the state championships in the history of Olathe North High School!!!

In addition to the awesome team finishes we had several individual performances to celebrate!  Over the course of the weekend we had 13 podium finishes and 3 of those were STATE CHAMPIONS!!  Our state champions this year was Dana Baker in the Javelin and the Discus!  (It's worth noting that Dana set the state meet record in the Javelin in route to winning the event!) And our other state champion was the girls 4x800 meter relay team of Hannah Rodina, Claire Fuhlhage, Sarah Whitaker, and Zoey Schillinger! (And they set a new school record in winning the event!).  

The rest of our medalists are...
- Cade Heikes; 2nd in the 1600
- Marcus Davis; 3rd in the High Jump
- Joey Guzman; 3rd in the 3200
- Kaiya McKie; 3rd in the 100 hurdles
- Brea Turner; 5th in the 100 hurdles
- Reygan Brown; 6th in the High Jump
- Claire Fuhlhage; 6th in the 3200 & 8th in the 1600
- Hannah Rodina; 7th in the 800
- Dana Baker; 8th in the Shot Put  

It was a great weekend to be an Eagle!  

Eagles Track and Field off to a GREAT start!!!

posted Apr 14, 2018, 12:08 PM by Levi Huseman   [ updated Apr 14, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

Well, we are 4 weeks in to the competition season.  This marks the halfway point for the Junior Varsity athletes and the 1/3 point of the season for our athletes who (will hopefully) get the opportunity to compete in the State Championships.  We've had schedule changes, cancellations, wind, rain, sunshine, and everything in between. So basically a normal Kansas spring.  And we can't forget that we've had some awesome performances on the track and in the field!!!

To check out results from our first four meets you can click on the "Schedules/Results" tab at the top of the page (I will post results here throughout the season) or get to the same page by clicking HERE.

We also compile an "Honor Roll" of everyone's best marks throughout the season.  Here is the Honor Roll through the first four weeks!  

Lastly, we have been fortunate that parents have taken some pictures (go to our "Pics" tab at the top of the page)  as well as Kansas Milesplit (If you have a subscription account) has had photographers at several of our meets.  Check them out as there are a lot of really cool pictures of Olathe North athletes!!!

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