Announcements - April 2015

Davidson young men take the Coffman Classic by 2.5 points!!

Every point counts.  Every individual counts.  Every effort counts.  
Both Davidson young men and women - Darby Panther Invitational Champs!


Congrats to Molly on setting a new meet record in the High Jump!

Congrats to Colin for setting a new meet record in the mile, and Colin, Johnny, Luke and Alex for setting a new meet record in the DMR!


Congrats to the Davidson young men on their second place finish, and the young women on their third place finish, at the Wildcat Premier Meet!  Nice start to the season!  Pictures posted below...

Full results here:

More pictures located here:
Click the following link to the sports store to order track spirit wear:  
Indoor results under the 2015 March folder.
- Questions or comments?

Wildcat Premier 2015 Pictures

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2015 Outdoor Schedule (subject to change)


Young Men and Women 2015 Outdoor Track Schedule

Date               Time                       Event                                                           Location

4/4                  9:00 AM                  Wildcat Premier                                       Hilliard Davidson
4/7                  4:30 PM                  Jerome/Pick Central                                Dublin Jerome
4/10                5:00 PM                  Panther Invitational                                 Hilliard Darby
4/14                5:00 PM                  Worthington Kilbourne                           Worthington Kilbourne
4/18              10:00 AM                  Dublin Classic                                           Dublin Coffman
4/21                5:00 PM                  Coffman/Thomas Worthington               Hilliard Davidson
4/24                4:00 PM                  Freedom Relays                                        Olentangy Liberty
4/28                5:00 PM                  Westerville Central/Upper Arlington     Westerville Central
4/30-5/1          TBA                         Wayne Invitational                                   Huber Heights Wayne
5/5                  5:00 PM                  Hilliard Darby / Bradley (Women)         Hilliard Davidson
5/6                  5:00 PM                  Hilliard Darby / Bradley (Men)               Hilliard Davidson
5/11                4:00 PM                  Junior Varsity Invitational                       Hilliard Darby
5/14                4:00 PM                  OCC Semi-Finals                                      Hilliard Davidson
5/16                1:00 PM                  OCC Finals                                                Hilliard Davidson
5/19-5/21        TBA                         Districts                                                     Hilliard Darby
5/23                TBA                         District Finals                                            Hilliard Darby
5/27                TBA                         Regionals                                                    Pickerington North
5/29                TBA                         Regional Finals                                          Pickerington North
6/5                  TBA                         State Semi-Finals                                       Ohio State University
6/6                  TBA                         State Finals                                                 Ohio State University
6/13                TBA                         Midwest Meet of Champions                    Dennison University


Outdoor Season Notes

Outdoor Season Notes:

1)  Order of Events

3200 (4 x 800) meter relay (girls and boys may run together)
100 meter (33") hurdles - girls
110 meter high (39") hurdles - boys
100 meter dash
800 (4 x 200) meter relay
1600 meter run
400 (4 x 100) meter relay
400 meter dash
300 meter low (30") hurdles - girls
300 intermediate (36") hurdles - boys
800 meter dash
200 meter dash
3200 meter run (girls and boys may run together)
1600 (4 x 400) meter relay

2)  Meets usually begin between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM. You must ride the bus to and from each away meet unless prior arrangements are made with the coach.

3)  Listen up for the first, second, and final call for each event, including field events! Show up at the event ready to compete (warmed up, personal needs taken care of, and field event marks down and / or warm-up throws in.)

4)  Keep sweats on until ready to compete.

5)  Warm up, stay warmed up, and warm up again after long periods of inactivity, especially when the weather is cool.

6)  Support your teammates!

7)  All school policies and procedures apply at away meets.

Track Team Rules and Procedures

Please click on the following images to review the Track and Field rules and policies.


Hilliard Davidson "Coaches Corner"

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Jim A. Smith (pictured above) - Men's Head Coach and Jumps -
Coach Jim Smith is entering his 27th year as the boys’ head varsity track and field coach as well as pole vault, high jump and long jump coach. He has taught at Hilliard (now Davidson) since 1984, and in addition to his track coaching experience has also coached high school football (18 years), high school basketball (three years), and college track (two years.) He coached the first ever Ohio Division I female pole vault champion and state record holder, and his best team finish at the state meet is third.

Coach Smith is a 1984 graduate of Otterbein College, where he earned his teaching degree in Health Physical Education and General Science. While there he was an All-American track and field decathlete and four-year letter winner, a four-year football letter-winner, and the recipient of the Norris Elliot Award for Sports and Academics. He received his Master’s Degree in Sports Science from Ashland University.

Matt Beatty (picture coming)  - Women's Head Coach -
Coach Matt Beatty is entering his 11th year as girls’ head varsity track coach, after having served as an assistant coach in the program. In addition to his head coaching responsibilities he also works with the hurdlers and jumpers, and has coached the throws and sprinters in the past. He is also an assistant boys’ football coach.

Coach Beatty received his undergraduate degree in US History from The Ohio State University and his Teaching Certificate from Ohio Dominican University. While attending Ohio Dominican he was a Graduate Assistant for two years and an assistant coach of the men’s basketball program. He has taught Special Education at Pickerington Central High School and coached football, basketball and baseball at Pickerington North. 

Pat Schlecht (pictured above) - Distance Coach and Men's Head Cross Country Coach

Coach Pat Schlect is entering his 21st season as the Hilliard (now Davidson) track team distance coach and his 24th total season of coaching track. He is also the head coach of the Hilliard Davidson boys cross country team, a position he has held for the past 14 seasons.

Coach Schlect's distance runners are consistently amongst the best in the state in both cross country and track. The Davidson cross country team has qualified for the State Championship Meet the past nine years in a row, which includes four top-four finishes, a State Championship in 2002, and a State Runner-Up in 2008. The Davidson track team 4 x 1600 meter relay team from 2003 holds the State Record.

Coach Schlect teaches World Studies and Early World History at Davidson. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned his teaching degree in Social Studies.

Todd Heinlen (pictured above) - Men's Sprints and Hurdles

Ryan Aleshire - (pictured above) - Men's Throws

Team Philosophy:
The coaches of the Davidson track team are committed to instilling self discipline, reliability, sportsmanship, determination and a competitive spirit. We will do whatever we can to make you the best athlete you can be so our team is the best it can be. We will promote individual success, but never at the expense of the team; the team always comes first. With this in mind, your commitment to our program must equal our commitment to you and the team. During track season, our team always comes first.