RUNNING TITANS -  Track & Field and Cross Country

Welcome Running Titan Nation !!!

HS Awards banquet is June 11th... stay tuned for details...Summer workouts start 6/4 and have been emailed to all XC athletes - so, check your email!!!

ScheduleMLC Mile SplitKY Mile SplitMLC Sports SiteKHSAADocumentsPicturesNewsStrength & DrillsTrainingCourse MapsThrower's CircleMeet ScheduleVaulter's Runway USA Track & FieldNCAA Eligibility Center

Winter Reading:  The West Point Way of Leadership

Click on the book below for Amazon's description of the book












SCHEDULE: Key - Events / info in grey, competitions in pink, practice in green (non-mandatory) / (madatory), and meetings / activities in orange.

CONTACT: Coach Sanderlin, Director of Track & Field and Cross Country for Collins HS & West MS:

Note:  For track and field practice we will meet Outside.  If it is below 40 degrees we will go outside.

Date Time What Notes
Jun 4 - 24 8:00 AM Meet Ups Note: you must have a current physical on file to participate in the "Meet Ups." 
Mon. & Wed.
meet at Clear Creek (basketball court)
Tues. & Thurs. meet at Red Orchard (meet by big white barn)
June 5-8   Maximum Velocity Track & Field Camp Track camp at Centre College coached by Olympians.  For info go to MVTFA.  There are scholarships available through the KTCCCA.  The deadline is April 20.  Click on KTCCCA MVTFA Scholarship.
June 8 8:30 AM USATF JO's (Jr. Olympics) - Danville This is the USATF KY Assoc. meet (Junior Olympics - age group competition) at Centre College in Danville.  Athletes who place well in this meet, then go on to compete in the Region 5 USATF JO meet at the Univ. of Louisvllle on July 5-7.  USATF KY Assoc. Meet Info.  Note: this meet also includes Masters' competition (women > 35 and men > 40).
June 11 7:15 PM High School Awards Banquet Awards banquet at the Blair Center at Southside Elementary school.  We will have deserts, review the season and present awards.  Please bring a desert or sign up to bring something else.
June 13-16 5:45 PM (13th) Vault in the Ville (at 4th St. Live) Come and see some of the best pole vaulting in the country in the air conditioning at 4th Street Live in Louisvlle.  Vault in the Ville: HS boys < 11' go 6/13 at 5:45 PM while the Emerging Elite vault Fri. 6/14 at 8:00 PM and the Elite (pros and olympians) go Sat. 6/15 at 7:30 PM.  See the Vault in the Ville schedule.  Vault in the Ville video of an Elite pro.
Jun 25 - Jul 9 KHSAA Dead Period Athletes and coaches must not be in contact during this period.
July 5-7 TBA USATF JO's (Jr. Olympics) Region 5 Meet This is the USATF Region 5 meet at the University of Louisville.  Athletes who advanced from the KY Association meet on June 8th compete here. 
July 14-19   Nike Smokey Mt. Running Camp (SMRC) Coach Sandy will be taking (the top 5) the boys this year to UNC-Asheville to the SMRC where he has a been a coach for over five years.  They will be attending the July 14-19 session.  He will be driving a 15 person van leaving early on July 14 and returning around 6 PM on July 19th..  If you want to go down with the boys (we still have a few spots left) please let Coach S. know by June 1st.  The SMRC is one of the oldest and best endurance camps in the country.  Spots will fill up by May 30th - so register ASAP.
Jul 22 TBA 1st Day of Mandatory XC Practice (paperwork day) You must report with all of your paperwork (see highlighted info in yellow below) in order to be eligible to practice.  Partical paperwork will not be accepted.  This is the only practice that will be open to the parents.
Jul 26-27 TBA Bluegrass State Games T & F In Lexington at the UK track & field.  Bluegrass State Games.

Documents - You can not practice with the team until you have submitted all of the required docs that are highlighted below in Yellow . Partial paperwork will not be accepted.

Item (Note: "Must have" (required) docs highlighted in yellow. ) Action
1 Athlete Information Form (AIF) - XC: Collins AIF 
PRINT OUT, COMPLETE AND TURN IN TO COACH SANDERLIN ASAP (By July 22 ) NOTE: You are NOT on the roster until you complete this and turn it in.  HS AIFs go to Coach Sanderlin and MS AIFs go to TBD.
2 MLCHS Team Values - XC (coming soon)
Print, read and review.  Both athletes (initial and sign) and parents must sign the last page and turn in on or before  before you can attend official practice.
3 Athletic Participation Form and Physical  (good for one year) MUST BE ON FILE WITH BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND OFFICIAL PRACTICE. If you have completed one from another sport, let a coach know.
Drug Testing Procedures & Consent  - High School Only! (good for school year 2018-19) MUST BE ON FILE BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND OFFICIAL PRACTICE.  Note: Middle school does not have to complete this form.
  Equipment List and Training Objectives (T & F) Print out, read, and put in your MLCHS Running Titan folder.  Must bring water bottle, light / bright colored clothing (no dark pants and shirt), and running shoes to practice!  Must be WORFY (White, Orange, Red, Flourescent, Yellow) compliant!
Track & Field  Meet Schedule  -  Collins & West Print out and put in your Running Titan folder.
  Collins Varsity Letter Criteria Print out and put in your Running Titan folder.
  Training Log Log your workouts (type), mileage, sleep, what you eat, how you feel, etc. You can not improve what you don't measure!
  Parent Volunteer Application Parents must fill this out and submit it to the Powell Miller, Athletic Director or Leesa Stivers, Family Resources and Youth Services Coordinator, before they can volunteer for and event.  It takes several weeks to process this, so don't delay.
  Transportation Waiver Forms

Parents must complete these and return to a Coach.  Note: they must be notarized.

  1. Green form is for one-time pickup after a meet. (vs. riding the bus) There is an option for pickup after all meets.
  2.  Yellow form is when you provide for transportation and SCPS does not (seldomly used). 
  3. Pink form is when you provide for transportation to and from any meet(s) during the entire season (this is the most common and comprehensive form to use).



  1. Kentucky MileSplit's Border Battle Preview

  2. Meet the new Collins Head Coach - Q & A with Coach Sanderlin

  3. Gabby Karas - 12 State Titles and a Champion's Spirit


  1. SWMS Derby Classic by Coach Sandy

  2. Shelby Co. All-Comers # 1 by Coach Sandy

  3. Harry Greschel Inv. by Rachel Young & Christian Carrasco

  4. Audrey Petty's Shutter Fly Site for MLCS / SWMS XC 2018.  See pictures from all of the meets (HS & MS)!

  5. Collins H.S. XC Shutterfly Account - Janell Early's pictures of Bring Back the Mile and team and senior photos

  6. Shelby Co. All Comers T & F Meet # 1

  7. Vault in the Ville videos:  Male vaulter & Female vaulter

  8. 2017 Class AA State Cross Country Meet photos by Audrey Petty: Boys & Girls

  9. AA Region 3 Cross Country Meet by Audrey Petty: Boys & Girls

  10. Greater Louisville XC Classic by Audrey Petty: Boys & Girls

  11. 2017 Titan Classic videos by KYMile Split: Boys Varsity; Girls JV; T.C. - Sight & Sounds

  12. 2017 Titan Cross Country Classic by Audrey Petty: Varsity Boys & Girls; JV Girls & Boys; and Volunteers 

Dynamics, Drills, Warm Up, Cool Down, and Strength Training Info

  1. Running Titan Dynamic Warm Up

  2. West Running Warrior Dynamic Warm Up

  3. Cool down and foot exercises info

  4. 3 Minute stretch routine

  5. Strength Training - Track & Field and Cross Country - Lift to Failure

  6. Endurance - Strength Training Exercises

Instructional Training

  1. Campolindo HS (CA) core and strength drill videos

  2. Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Test

  3. One-legged running drill by Mike Trees

  4. Race walking instructional video

Course Maps


The Running Titan  Newsletter - For the best in Running, Jumping, Throwing & Walking



  3. Articles

    1. Running Form

    2. Relaxation

    3. Hills

    4. Pace article

    5. Race Day Nutrition

    6. Race Tactics

    7. What is Mental Toughness?

    8. Mental Toughness

    9. Running Safety

Throwers Circle:


Long & Strong


Vaulters Runway

Kentucky Elite Athletics

Pole Vault Power

Vaulter Magazine