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10 Mistakes You’re Making During Race Training

Sponsored by AllWhites 10 Mistakes You’re Making During Race Training BY MICHAEL NYSTROM APRIL 16, 2018 You’ve signed up for your next (or maybe your first!) race and are itching to hit the pavement but before you lace up your shoes and start ticking off the miles, it’s important to correct any bad habits before they begin.

Indiana Cross Country & Track and Field Camps!

Interested in attending a camp at IU this summer for either cross country or track and field?  Here is the link to their camps: If you are in grades 7 – 12, you are invited to attend the IU cross country and track and field camps from June 26th-29th on the Indiana University campus. We offer team discounts

8 Reasons no one cares you’re tired: Letter from an Olympian, Courtney Thompson

8 Reasons no one cares you’re tired: Letter from an Olympian Note to Coaches: As you’ve probably noticed already, sometimes your athletes need to hear a different voice than yours; and who better than an Olympian? We asked Olympic Silver Medalist, Courtney Thompson, to share her perspective on fighting fatigue in athletic performance.  Most of us

West to Join Berea College Cross Country/Track & Field!

Mt. Vernon is proud to announce yet another member of the class of 2018 will be signing to continue athletics at the collegiate level.  Senior Johnathan West, a two-time IHSAA Regional Qualifier in Cross Country and a track standout, will compete on the Men’s Cross Country and Track teams at Berea College.  Johnathan plans to major

Sign up for EventLink Community!

Has the spring weather been giving you fits and you don’t know for sure when/where/what time your student-athlete’s event is or will be rescheduled? Then it is time to create an “EventLink” account that gives you direct access to the MVHS Athletic Department Schedules. By creating this “Community Account,” you can get access to the most

So what makes up the strong foundation for an athlete?

 ‌  ‌  ‌ March 16, 2018 A Strong Foundation It’s common knowledge that a house is only as strong as the foundation on which it’s built. Without a strong foundation, everything else about a house becomes obsolete. You can build a home with incredible curb appeal, a ton of square footage, and every luxury known to man. But if it’s weak in the areas that matter the most –

IU Track & Field/Cross Country Camp

Andrew Poore, Camp Director for Indiana University announces the summer Track and Field and Cross Country Camp from June 26th-29th, 2018. The camp is owned by Indiana University’s Head Cross Country and Track Coach Ron Helmer and operated on the beautiful IU campus. We offer team discounts and opportunities for fellow coaches to get involved. Visit for more

Meeting for Track & Field Athletes!

There will be a short meeting for all athletes who want to run track this spring on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:45AMin Coach Seifert’s room D105.  Please see Coach Seifert with any questions.   Spring conditioning for track will begin Tuesday, January 23 after school. Be ready to run outside.

Boys BB Game vs Vincennes Moved Up to 1/11/18!!!

Due to potential weather issues and travel for Vincennes on Friday, we have moved the home Boys BB game to THURSDAY, 1/11 with the JV game tipping off at 5:30 pm.  We’d love to pack the gym!  Please spread the word to all you know who attend games but are not on this email list as

A Quick Mental Trick that can Boost Your Performance

A Quick Mental Trick that can Boost Your Performance Greg McMillanArticles, Uncategorized While working on my graduate degree in Exercise Physiology, I administered dozens of treadmill tests on runners and soon discovered a simple way to actually boost performance without even trying.  In these tests, we had runners complete several progressively faster stages on a treadmill.