About Me

Jake HoltEast Newton High SchoolHead Cross Country Assistant Track and Field (Distance)Above all things, I am a Christian. I have been at East Newton for nineteen years (this was my first school). I am entering my 15th year as the cross country head coach after serving as the assistant under Kern Sorrell for three seasons. I have been blessed to be associated with some fantastic kids all of these seasons, and each year it gets harder to let them go. RespectPatienceKindnessSelflessnessHonestyForgivenessCommitmentHumility(Eight key principles to live by)Good luck and good running...

Discussion Posts

2 months ago Entries
The Class 3 State Meet is set up to where you could add entries in where you didn't qualify.
3 months ago 300 Hurdles
[quote=Hays]1A and 2A in 88. 3A in 87. 4A in 80.[/quote] Thank you very much.
3 months ago 300 Hurdles
In what year did the 300 hurdles switch from low hurdles to intermediate hurdles for boys in Miss...
3 months ago State Track Series
@macruns 3 of 4x8 guys are also 4x4 guys. Maybe all 4.
3 months ago Crazy 8--Athlete Entries- Challenges of the system
@mbusselman Agreed. I concur with all of the above. Also, I like the import function, but it o...
4 months ago 6 class proposal
With 4 classes, and the way enrollments were distributed, we were a school of around 400 going up...
4 months ago Class Notifications/District Assignments
Neosho is listed in class 5 with 984 enrollment and Willard is in class 4 with 1001.
4 months ago Feet to Metric
Thank you
4 months ago Feet to Metric
Has anyone made a chart for quick reference for field event equivalencies (before I make one for ...
4 months ago Entries - Ryan Taylor
I am trying to enter jr. high kids into the McDonald County Jr. High meet on 3/30. It allows me t...
4 months ago Jr. High Rosters
I am having to enter jr. high entries for the first time. Do we have to manually enter athletes...
4 months ago Vertical Jump Increments?
Seeing as pegs are 6 inches apart on standards, I feel this is going to create a lot of confusion...
4 months ago Updated Rosters
@R-Taylor All but M. Clark are on my Milesplit roster now.
4 months ago Updated Rosters
@R-Taylor We're missing 9 kids at EN. 7 of 9 ran xc and 8 of 9 are 8th grade.
5 months ago State Track Meet 2021
@btripp0627.flosports Makes it tough on distance kids.
5 months ago State Track Meet 2021
Has MSHSAA decided upon a plan for the State meet? 1 day or 2 day event?
5 months ago Missouri Track and Field Jr. High Event Restrictions
@Hays Thank you
5 months ago Missouri Track and Field Jr. High Event Restrictions
How many events are jr. high kids allowed? 4? And, does 1 of them have to be in the field? Thank...
5 months ago Updated Rosters
@mbusselman I'm having the same issue.
9 months ago How did packet pickup go?
It went smoothly. Not much wait time. We were able to pick up both genders at once as well.
9 months ago Tickets
@fl1-4515849b-1be0-43fa-9395-469a07d7f7b1 We didn't offer them to alternates' parents. Long driv...
9 months ago Tickets
@coachebert Also, I had 23 tickets to purchase. I had to do them all as separate transactions. I...
9 months ago Tickets
@coachebert Both teams qualified. We offered tickets to the parents. We had enough tickets left ...
9 months ago Tickets
@zoughaibs I purchased tickets for the kids to watch the opposite gender run. However, the boys ...
9 months ago Tickets
@coachmoran Not a fan of this process. I'm buying about half of our tickets for the opposite gen...
9 months ago Tickets
Still waiting. Anyone else?
10 months ago State Qualification for XC
What is the rule if your team finishes 3rd at Districts, but still has 5 in the top 15? Do just ...
10 months ago State Cross Country Meet Race Times
Here is the response: Jake, I’m sure this will be discussed, but, for example, for the Clas...
10 months ago State Cross Country Meet Race Times
@coachmoran I sent this to Don Maurer. Anyone have thoughts on this? I’m sure this will be ...
10 months ago Course in Lamar
The course is a very fair course. Not a whole lot of turns, 1 1/4 laps. Finish doubles back over ...
10 months ago Missouri State Meet
@Hays Any speculation on PM start times?
11 months ago SWCCCA and fast times
I think the tell-tale sign is that Arnold beat Brown and Ashley by over 53 seconds...they went 18...
1 year ago Early season meets and coronavirus?
@esnich Counties in Southwest Missouri have their health departments starting to recommend not h...
1 year ago individual comparative effort google sheet
@ncxctrackcoach I just sent payment. Jake Holt holtj@eastnewton.org
1 year ago District Entries (Track and Field 2020)
Why is the reverse warmup even a thing?
1 year ago Repainting track for new exchange zones
@11639072 Fischer, the company who surfaced our track, told us to hold off on doing anything. The...
2 years ago Jr. High Track Meets (SWMO)
I am needing jr. high track meets in the April 2nd through April 10th range. Please help.
2 years ago McFarland USA & SWMO Running Camp
For those of you who are cross country enthusiasts. Coach Thomas Valles will be bringing his McFa...
2 years ago 2020 XC Meets
The 22nd Annual East Newton Invitational will be Saturday, September 26th. We are switching back ...
2 years ago Dean Hays
@szoughaib And Class 1 and 2 State is a different weekend than 3, 4, and 5.
2 years ago Cross country 5 classes
@Hays For future, you could just make the certificate file available and coaches could print the...
2 years ago Cross country 5 classes
@JIMKASTEN1 These are the numbers for creating this year's classifications.
2 years ago Cross country 5 classes
@bantazmo It has Carthage's enrollment at 110. I guess they really dropped in enrollment, lol...
2 years ago XC 5 Classes
Any speculation on how this will be divided?
2 years ago podium photos
@lbrumley Also, will the podium team photos be mailed to the schools who trophied?
2 years ago District Registration Process
I think all entries are to be done through Mo.Milesplit.com. I think the meets that appear on TRX...
2 years ago District Registration Process
@mutiger31 I thought we were, but I've seen District Meets listed on TRXC.
2 years ago 2020 Track Dates
@Hays Thank you
2 years ago 2020 Track Dates
First day of practice is February 24th? What are the State Track Meet Dates? Thank you.
2 years ago Gans Creek Course question.
@szoughaib yes