Welcome To Indoor Track & Field 2023-2024
Schedules for practices and meets are below.
Sign-ups begin soon. Please be sure that all of your medical paperwork is up-to-date with the nurse!
Indoor track & field practice schedule (First practice is on Monday, November 13):
Runners, jumpers, vaulters:
Practice time will be announced shortly!
Practice times will be announced shortly!
Meet schedule has not been finalized yet. Once it is, we will post it on here!
Times are subject to change during the season. Also, the team informational meeting will take place prior to the season.. All athletes should plan on attending as we will review procedures for practices and meets.
Lastly, if you owe paperwork/physical/impact test (I emailed those owing these items on Monday), 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!
The meet schedule has not been finalized. Please note, not all athletes will compete in each of these meets. There are limited entries per meet. We will announce the lineups prior to each meet, but plan on clearing these dates/times for the indoor season.DecemberJanuary6 - 10am-3pm HC (varsity select)19 - 5:30pm-10:30pm HC (varsity select)26 - 5:30pm-10:30pm HC (varsity select)27 - 10am-3pm HC (frosh-soph)February10 - 9:30am-4pm HC (Team championships)17 - 9:30am-4pm HS (Sectional championships)March2 - Ocean Breeze NYC (NYS Championships)HC = Houghton CollegeBSC = Buffalo State CollegeLanc = Lancaster HS Fieldhouse
Our coaching staff for the year will include:
Coach Rich Skrabucha (firstname.lastname@example.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 Chris Dabney (email@example.com):
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 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 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.
This is a talented coaching staff that is looking forward to working with all members of the Legends team. Meet and practice schedules will be posted soon!
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.