Welcome To Indoor Track & Field 2023-2024

Schedules for practices and meets are below.

  • If you have signed up for the indoor track & field team, you should've received an invitation into the Google Classroom. If you haven't received that invitation, please let Coach Skrabucha or Coach Dabney know and we will invite you.

    Please be sure that all of your medical paperwork is up-to-date with the nurse! You cannot practice until all information has been cleared by the nurse.

     

    Indoor track & field practice schedule (First practice is on Monday, November 13):  

    Mon-Fri  3:00-5:30

    Saturday 11/18 - Black & Red intra-squad scrimmage 10am

    All practices will begin in the fieldhouse.

     

    Meet schedule (click to open the schedule flyer):

    (HC - Houghton College , BSC - Buffalo State College)

    12/2 HC 10am

    12/9 HC 10am

    12/16 HC 10am

    1/5 BSC 5:30pm

    1/6 HC 10am

    1/13 HC 9am

    1/26 BSC 5:30pm

    1/27 HC 10am

    2/3 HC 9:30am

    2/10 HC 9:30am (Team Championships)

    2/17 HC 9:30am (Section 6 Championships )

    3/2 Ocean Breeze NYC (NYS Championships)

     

    Times are subject to change during the season.   Also, the team informational meeting will take place prior to the season. This will be held virtually on Google Meet on 11/7. All athletes should plan on attending as we will review procedures for practices and meets.  

    Lastly, if you owe paperwork/physical/impact test, please turn them in ASAP!  

    If you have any questions, please email Coach Skrabucha or Coach Dabney.

    Best wishes to those athletes competing throughout the fall season! 

    Go Legends

  • Our coaching staff for the year will include:

    Coach Rich Skrabucha (rskrabucha@lancasterschools.org):

    In his 2nd year coaching at Lancaster for indoor/outdoor track & field.. Spent the previous 7 years coaching XC, track & field at Nardin High School. Over 13 seasons, the team finished with 9 undefeated seasons within the Catholic league, including a 40-5 record in XC and 36-1 in track & field. Prior to Nardin, Coach Skrabucha was at Olmsted High School for 5 years where he coached XC, boys varsity basketball and track & field. Coach Skrabucha competed at the University at Buffalo for 4 years in XC, indoor/outdoor track & field. As a distance runner, he broke the school record in the indoor mile run and was a scoring member during 2 seasons in XC. Coach Skrabucha currently resides in Lancaster, NY. Coach Skrabucha will work primarily with the long sprinters/middle distance and high jump.

    Coach Chris Dabney (cdabney@lancasterschools.org):

    In his 3rd year coaching at Lancaster for indoor/outdoor track & field. Coached outdoor track & field at Lancaster during the 2022 season. Prior to joining Lancaster, Coach Dabney was an assistant coach at Williamsville South High school and Medaille College, coaching girls basketball and track & field. Coach Dabney ran for 4 years at Sweet Home High School, making sectionals and states in the 600m (indoor) and 400 hurdles (outdoor). Coach Dabney will work primarily with the short sprinters and hurdlers.

    Coach Matt Prohaska:

    In his 2nd year coaching at Lancaster. Coach Prohaska had been a part of the Starpoint XC, indoor T&F, and outdoor T&F coaching staff for the previous four years. He first developed a love for the sport as part of his high school's 4 by 800 meter relay team. That turned into four years competing for the DIII University of Rochester Yellowjackets, and many great experiences after college, including a trip to XC Club Nationals and being named Buffalo News Runner of the Year in 2019. Coach Prohaska continues to run competitively and hopes he'll see a few Legends at this year's Buffalo Turkey Trot. He lives in Clarence and works as an engineer at Moog in Elma. Coach Prohaska will work primarily with the long distance group this season.

    Coach Samantha Spinella:

    In her 2nd year coaching at Lancaster. Coach Spinella completed her final season of track and field at the University at Buffalo in May of 2022.  She was on the team for five years specializing in mainly long jump but would also compete in short sprinting events and relays as well.  Before competing in Division 1 athletics, Coach Spinella was a member of her high school's track team for five years where she holds many records in short sprinting events, relays, and long jump.  Additionally, she won two state championships in long jump in her junior and senior outdoor season.  She works as a research assistant at ECMC and Buffalo General Hospital.  Whenever Coach Spinella is not on the track, she will be studying and working on her research as she finishes her master's degree at UB. Coach Spinella will be the primary coach for the long & triple jump.

    Coach Sean Harvey:

    This will be Coach Harvey's 1st season as a coach at Lancaster. Born and raised in Lancaster, NY, he graduated from Lancaster High School in 2010. During his time there, he competed on the varsity track and field team and played three years of varsity football. As a track athlete, he was a sectional finalist for both shot put and discus all four years. In 2010, he was Section 6 Champion in shot and discus and finished 2nd in the State for shot put, breaking the Lancaster School Record for shot put of 57’3”. After graduating, he transferred to the University at Buffalo after a short time at ECC. He walked on to the track and field team competing in shot put, discus, and hammer. While competing at UB, he was selected as team captain and competed in every Mid-American Conference meet. Sean graduated UB in 2015 with a degree in Communication. Sean's career has taken him in many different directions, but for today,  hecurrently resides in  Lancaster with his wife and son and works as a New York State Trooper.

    Coach Ken Hans

    This is Coach Hans' 2nd season working as a volunteer assistant coach for the Legends. He previously was the head coach at DaVinci HS in Buffalo, NY and has been the Section 6 chairman for cross country. Coach Hans brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across all events. Coach Hans will work primarily with the hurdlers and high jump.


    This is a talented coaching staff that is looking forward to working with all members of the Legends team. 

  • Please be sure to adhere to this chain of concern regarding any issues that may occur during the season. The coaching staff is here to help the athletes at all times. If a problem arises, please follow these steps in the order they are given, as per the Lancaster Athletic Administration.

    Chain of Concern  

    We believe that participation in athletics provides the opportunity for developing skills which will help the student-athletes become well-rounded individuals capable of making decisions and handling problems that will benefit them throughout their lives. This procedure is to be used for all teams (Modified, Freshmen, JV and Varsity.) The goal is to give the student-athletes, parents and coaches a way to resolve concerns positively and timely.

    Procedure will be:

    1. The student-athlete’s first contact should be to the coach.

    2. If unresolved, the parent/guardian should contact the coach.

    3. If concern remains unresolved, the student-athlete or parent/guardian should contact the Athletic Director.

    4. If you have not resolved your concern, the parent/guardian should contact their child’s building administrator.

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Last Modified on November 2, 2023