Welcome To Indoor Track & Field 2022-2023
Schedules for practices and meets are below.
Indoor track & field practice schedule (First practice is on Monday, November 14):
Runners, jumpers, vaulters:
These are subject to change during the season, but this is our plan as of now. Also, team informational meeting is on Wednesday, November 9th @ 3:30pm in room 122. All athletes should plan on attending as we will review procedures for practices and meets.
If you still have your uniform from last spring, please bring it to the meeting. We need them for this winter season!
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 in Sectional competitions over the next several days and week!!!!
The meet schedule has been announced. 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.December3 - HC - 9am-2pm10 - HC - 3pm-8pm16 - BSC - 5:30pm-10:30pm17 - HC - 9am - 2pmJanuary6 - BSC - 5:30pm-10:30pm14 - HC - 9am-2pm20 - HC - 5:30pm-10:30pm27 - BSC - 5:30pm-10:30pm28 - Lanc - 10am-3pm (Throws/PV only)February3 - BSC - 5:30pm-10:30pm4 - HC - 10am-3pm (Freshman/Soph & Throws/PV)11 - HC - 10am-4pm (Team Championships)19 - HC - 10am-4pm (Sectionals)March4 - 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):
Spent the last 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):
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:
Coach Prohaska has been a part of the Starpoint XC, indoor T&F, and outdoor T&F coaching staff for the past 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:
Coach Spinella just 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 Paul Kemlsey:
Coach Kemsley has been coaching at Lancaster since the 2021 outdoor season. Before coaching, he spent three years throwing for Lancaster HS. In his time at Lancaster, he trained under some of the top throwing coaches in the state. He also won the state championship in the discus in 2017. After high school, he went to Alfred State and threw for two years. He is currently working as a heavy equipment operator for an environmental company in the Buffalo area.
Coach Rebecca Glon:
This will be Coach Glon's 4th season coaching with Lancaster Track & Field. She started pole vaulting in 2001 when Illinois first accepted it as a competitive event for girls, and earned All State Honors that year, as well as qualifying for State in 2002. Glon competed for Lawrence University for three years, around an ACL tear in 2003, where she still holds the women's outdoor record at 10' 2". She moved on to coach for her alma mater Hononegah HS in Rockton IL for seven years, and helped lead them to one 3A Sectional and five NIC-10 Conference titles--including two individual pole vault titles. In addition to vault, Glon brings a wealth of knowledge in sprint technique, mental awareness and drive, and nutrition to the Legends team. And no matter what others say, her jokes are hilarious.
Coach Zach Brainard:
Coach Brainard graduated from Lancaster HS in 2018, where he was a football and track & field athlete. He was part of the school record breaking 4x400m relay team and a two year captain. He graduated from Daemen College where he was a 4 year letterwinner with the track & field team and was a 3 year captain. He has 5 years of coaching experience with the modified/freshman football teams as well as track & field team.
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.