`COLLINS HIGHANS -  Track & Field and Cross Country

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CONTACT: Coach  Sanderlin, Director of Track & Field and Cross Country for Collins HS: georgesand@aol.com

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

Date Time What Notes
Note: Please sign up for the MLCHS XC Remind Application.  Text the message:  @mlchsx  to the number: 81010
The Bullskin Athletic Complex is O P E N from 0800 hrs. until 2030 hrs. 
See below for a course map of the 400m Loop and layout of the entire course (eg. - hill section, 1K loop, parking, etc.).  The Bullskin Course is located at approximately 99 Joyes Station Rd. in Shelbyville, 40065.  It is on US 60, one mile west of Discovery Blvd.  Go down Joyes Station Rd. from US 60 and take a right on the first farm road (paved road with
Blue Meadow Farms sign).  Drive to the end of the farm road.  You can park behind (south side) the silo and to the left (east) of the barn.  If you are not familiar with the course, contact one of your teammates who runs cross country.  There is water on site.  A portable restroom is also on site.
July 14-19 8:15 AM Wingfoot Running Camp It's the boys' turn this year.  Atlanta Track Club's Wingfoot Running Camp.  Meet in the Collins parking lot near the concession stand to load at 0815 hrs.  We will leave at 0830 hrs. on 7-14.  We will return on the 19th between 6:00 and 7:00 PM.
July 22 8:15 AM Official XC Practice Starts (Mon. - Thurs.) We will meet at COLLINS at the usual spot on the East side of the concession stand at the Track & Field. IYou must have all of your paperwork (see yellow highlight above) at this time.  Partial paperwork will NOT be accepted.  We will be at the Bullskin Complex until school starts.  Practice should be over around 10:00 AM.
July 23-Aug 6 8:15 AM Official XC Practice Starts (Mon. - Thurs.) We will meet at the barn at Bullskin . If you are dropping off, please DO NOT PULL INTO THE PARKING LOT!!!  If you are dropping off, pull around the back side of the silo and drop off, then pull around the silo.  See above for info on the Bullskin Athletic Complex.  You must have all of your paperwork (see yellow highlight above) at this time.  Partial paperwork will NOT be accepted.  We will be at the Bullskin Complex until school starts.  Practice should be over around 10:00 AM.
July 31 TBA XC Team Pictures Team pictures for cross country - time and place TBA.
Aug 2 TBA Track & Field Awards Banquet We will have the awards banquet at Coach Sandy's house in Louisville. We will swim, have pizza, and then do the awards.  May even watch some of the Olympic T & F. Est. 4:00 PM start.
Aug 5 4:00-7:00 PM Back 2 School Bash Running Titans will meet and greet freshmen and explain to them the Running Titan brand.
Aug 1-11 Various Olympic Games Athletics (aka Track & Field) Stay tuned on the action from Paris.  Meet schedule.

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. )  The athlete is not eligible until we get all the paperwork in yellow (below). Action
1 Athlete Information Form (AIF) - XC PRINT OUT, COMPLETE AND TURN IN TO COACH SANDERLIN ASAP (on or before 12/11/23) NOTE: You are NOT on the roster until you complete this and turn it inALL AIFs go to Coach Sanderlin.
2 MLCHS Team Values - XC 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 practice.
3 Athletic Participation Form and Physical  (good for one year) MUST BE ON FILE WITH BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND PRACTICE. If you have completed one from another sport, let that coach know to give you a copy to give to Coach Sanderlin.
Drug Testing Procedures & Consent  - High School Only! (good for school year - all sports) MUST BE ON FILE BEFORE YOU CAN ATTEND  PRACTICE.  Note: Middle school does not have to complete this form.
  Equipment List and Training Objectives -  XC 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!
Meet Schedule T & F  Note: look at the bottom and make sure that you have the latest version. Print out and put in your Running Titan folder.
  Varsity T & F 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 pickup after a meet. (vs. riding the bus) There is an option for pickup after any meet (this is the most common and comprehensive form to use).  Check and complete the last block (section).  Please sign it in front of a coach so you don't have to get it notarized.
  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.  We use this for the indoor season.


  1. Press Release 6-18-24
  2. Press Release 6-3-24
  3. Press Release 5-23-24
  4. Press Release 5-14-24
  5. Press Release 5-10-24
  6. Press Release 5-6-24
  7. Press Release 4-29-24
  8. Press Release 4-22-24
  9. Press Release 4-17-24
  10. Press Release 3-25-24
  11. Press Release 3-18-24
  12. Press Release 3-4-24
  13. Press Release 2-26-24
  14. Press Release 2-20-24
  15. Press Release 2-12-24
  16. Press Release 2-5-24
  17. Press Release 1-30-24
  18. Press Release 1-29-24
  19. Press Release 1-25-24
  20. Press Release 11-2-23
  21. Press release 10-10-23
  22. Press release 10-3-23
  23. Press release 9-28-23
  24. Press release 9-12-23
  25. Press release 9-5-23
  26. Press release 8-29-23
  27. Press Release 6-6-23
  28. Press Release 5-25-23
  29. Press Release 5-16-23
  30. Press Release 5-11-23
  31. Press Release 5-9-23
  32. Press Release 5-2-23
  33. Press Release 4-24-23
  34. Press Release 4-18-23
  35. Press Release 4-13-23
  36. Press Release 3-28-23
  37. Press Release 3-23-23

  38. Press Release 3-15-23

  39. Press Release 3-7-23

  40. Press Release 2-21-23

  41. Press Release 2-14-23

  42. Press Release 2-7-23

  43. Press Release 11-1-22

  44. Press Release 10-25-22

  45. Press Release 10-11-22

  46. Press Release 10-5-22

  47. Press Release 9-28-22

  48. Press Release 9-22-22

  49. Press Release 9-20-22

  50. Press Release 9-13-22

  51. Press Release 9-6-22

  52. Emma Kendall's Adidas Outdoor Nationals Freshman 800 MileSplit Post-Race Interview 6-19-22

  53. US MileSplit Adidas Nationals Freshman Preview featuring Emma Kendall 6-12-22

  54. Watch Emma Kendall's 800 State Win 6-4-22

  55. Border Battle (9-24-21) pre-meet press release.

  56. Glimpse of the new Norton Sportsplex at the Univ. of Louisville's Lenny Lyles Inv. on 2-17-21.  The Sportsplex will host the State Indoor 3A Meet on 3/6/21.  It is modeled after Birmingham's Crossplex (sans 50m pool) and Virginia Beach's Sports Center (sans basketball and volleyball courts).

  57. Running Titans Vidourek & Kendall Lead Titan Girls' Basketball - Sentinel News by Derek Brightwell 1-29-21

  58. Kendall & Gaddis Close Out XC With JO Nationls - Sentinel News by Derek Brightwell 12-16-20

  59. Kendall's Toughest Race Started Before the Season - Sentinel News by Derek Brightwell 12-9-20

  60. State Meet Press Release 11-2-20

  61. Coach Sanderlin named 2014 Metro Atlanta H.S. T & F Coach of theYear by the Atlanta Track Club

  62. In May of 1975 a trio of distance runners from Hammond, IN H.S. made endurance history.  See the historic Sports Illustrated article from 6/16/75 (note:  you need to skip to pages 60-63 of the issue to see the article).

  63. Kentucky MileSplit's Border Battle Preview

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

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

Pictures of the Annual Cross Country Pumpkin:






Pictures - Meet Pictures

  1. Adidas Nationals (6-13/15-24)

  2. 3A State Meet (6-1-24)

  3. 3A Region 4 (5-20-24)

  4. Bojangles Bullskin Relays 5-11-24

  5. Sundown 5-2-24

  6. Brother Borgia / Coach Cooper Inv. 4-27-24

  7. Eastern Relays 4-19 & 20-24

  8. Johnny Conn Inv. 4-13-24

  9. Steepleville 4-10-24

  10. Oldhan Co. Kickoff 3-23-24

  11. Shelby Co. AC # 1 3-19-24

  12. Harry Greschel Inv. 3-16-24

  13. State Indoor 3-2-24

  14. Presidents' Day Wknd. Inv. 2-18-24

  15. Eastern Indoor 2-10-24

  16. Centre All-Age # 2  2-4-24

  17. Louisville Indoor Games 2-3-24

  18. 5-Way Indoor Border Battle 1-27-24

  19. State 3A XC 10-28-23

  20. 3A Region 4 10-21-23

  21. Haunted Woods 10-7-23

  22. Nike XC Town Twilight 9-30-23

  23. Border Battle 9-22-23

  24. Rumble Through the Jungle 9-9-23

  25. Shelby Co. Inv. 9-2-23

  26. Bourbon Co. Colonel Charge 8-26-23

  27. Bring Back the Mile 8-11-23  BBTM by the Sentinel News

  28. Adidas Outdoor Nats 6/23 - 6/25/23

  29. 3A State Meet 6-3-23

  30. 3A Region 4 Meet 5-22-23

  31. Trimble Co. AC 5-13-23

  32. Kentucky Dream Mile (5-5-23 at St. X) Girls Race

  33. Sundown Inv. 5-4-23

  34. Brother Borgia (4-28 & 29-23)

  35. Eastern Relays (4-22-23) plua a video of the exciting finish of girls 800 and interview with top two finishers O'Shea & Kendall

  36. Johnny Conn Inv.  4-15-23

  37. Steepleville 4-12-23 - Girls Section 1

  38. Oldham Co. Kickoff Classic 3-25-23

  39. Shelby Co. AC 3-21-23

  40. State AAA Indoor 3-4-23

  41. Eastern Indoor 2-10 & 11-23

  42. Louisville Indoor Games 2-4-23 

  43. State Meet 10-29-22

  44. Region Meet 10-22-22

  45. XC Fun video 11-18-22

  46. Haunted Woods 10-8-22

  47. Nike XC Town Twilight Meet 10-1-22

  48. Border Battle 9-23-22

  49. Trinity Valkyrie 9-17-22

  50. Rumble 9-10-22-

  51. Shelby Co. Inv. 9-3-22

  52. BBTM Time Trial 8-8-22

  53. "Odds & Ends" - 2022 T & F

  54. AAA State T & F Meet 6-4-22

  55. Watch Emma Kendall's historic run as she wins State and ties Gabby Karas' strong 800m school mark of 2:14.66!

  56. 3A Region 4 Meet 5-24-22

  57. Trimble Co. All-Comers 5-14-22

  58. N. Oldham Inv.  5-10-22

  59. Sundown Inv. at Oldham Co.  5-5-22

  60. Brother Borgia / Coach Cooper Inv. at St. X 4-30-22

  61. Johnny Conn Inv. at Male 4-16-22

  62. Collins Triangular Meet at Collins on 4-1-22

  63. Zaxby's Bullskin Relays at Collins on 3-19-22

  64. 300 Hurdles at Johnny Conn Inv. 4-16-22 Grace N, Nathan J, Cole M

  65. State 3A Indoor T& F Meet at the SportsPlex 2-26-22

  66. Cross Country Season Review Video 11-17-21

  67. State AAA XC Meet 10-30-21

  68. Region 4 AAA XC Meet 10-23-21

  69. Haunted Woods XC Meet 10-9-21

  70. Nike XC Town Twilight Meet 10-2-21

  71. 2019 Road Trip to Terre Haute, IN - Nike Valley Twilight Inv. 10-5-19

  72. Border Battle 9-24-21

  73. Border Battle Girls Finish for first and second place.  See the exciting tight finish between freshmen Abigail Crask of South and Emma Kendall of Collins.

  74. Trinity Valkyrie XC 9-18-21

  75. Rumble Through the Jungle XC 9-11-21

  76. Shelby Co. Inv. XC 9-4-21

  77. Bring Back The Mile Time Trial at Collins 8-14-21

  78. 3A State T & F Meet at the Univ. of KY 6-12-21

  79. Middle School State T & F Meet at Eastern HS 6-5-21

  80. 3A Region 4 T & F Meet at Eastern HS 6-4-21

  81. Mustang Inv. T & F Meet at N. Oldham HS 5-20-21

  82. MS Dream Mile at Assumption 5-14-21

  83. Trimble Co. All-Comers T & F Meet at Trimble Co. HS 5-8-21

  84. Sundown Inv. Pole Vault at N. Oldham H.S. 4-30-21

  85. Sundown Inv. T & F Meet at Oldham Co. H.S. 4-29-21

  86. Brother Borgia / Coach Cooper Inv. 4-24-21

  87. Johnny Conn Inv. 4-10-21

  88. Oldham Co. Kickoff Classic 3-27-21 by L. Riley & Coach Sandy

  89. Emma Kendall's 400 School Record at the Oldham Co. Kickoff Classic 3-27-21

  90. Shelby Co. 5-Way Meet 3-18-21 by Jennifer Schoenegge

  91. Shelby Co. 5-Way Meet 3-18-21 by Lilly Vest

  92. State MS Indoor Meet Video 3-13-21 - 1500 (Kendall & Gaddis) is at the 5 hr. 35 min. mark; 400 (Turpen) is at the 5:59 mark; and 800 (Kendall, Evans, & Nelson) is at the 6:10 mark.

  93. Middle School State Indoor Track and Field Meet 3-13-21

  94. 3A State Indoor Track and Field Meet 3-6-21

  95. Emma Kendall runs an outstanding one mile (1609m) at the Louisville Games on 2-27-21 at the Norton Sportsplex in Louisville.

  96. State Cross Country Meet 10-31-20

  97. Jacob Wilmoth competed in the MileSplit Virtual Classic getting huge PRs in both shot (37-0) and disc (109-0).  See videos of his PRs:  Shot & Discus

  98. A video tribute from Collins Athletics to Dr. Neihoff

  99. April's picture of the Month (POM) was a tie between Emma Kendall running in her Nike t-shirt and Claire Turpin walking home from working out on a farm on Benson Pike with her dog.  Congratulations to their mothers Sandra and Louise, respectively, for capturing these great moments in Running Titan history in April of 2020!  Click on each picture for a larger view.

  100. Picture of the Week (POW) - 3-30-20 Featuring Allen Wilson putting the shot at the Johnny Conn Inv. at Male H.S. in April of 2019;

  101. Emma Kendall's 8th Place XC State Podium Medal & All-State Ceremony

  102. 2A Region 3 XC - Girls' Finish

  103. SMRC - Week 2 Composite Video

  104. SWMS Derby Classic by Coach Sandy

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

  106. Harry Greschel Inv. by Rachel Young

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

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

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

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

  111. 2017 Class AA State Cross Country Meet photos by Audrey Petty: Boys & Girls

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

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

  114. 2017 Titan Classic videos by KYMile Split: Boys Varsity; Girls JV; T.C. - Sight & Sounds

  115. 2017 Titan Cross Country Classic by Audrey Petty: Varsity Boys & Girls; JV Girls & Boys; and Volunteers 

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

  1. Running Titan Dynamic Warm Up

  2. Hip Drills: Hip Strengthening Exercises; Emily Infeld 15 min. hip and core strengthening video; Hip Mobility Drills

  3. 10 Moves With The Foam Roller For Your Entire Body

  4. Cool down and foot exercises info

  5. 3 Minute stretch routine

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

  7. Endurance - Strength Training Exercises

  8. How to Use the Tiger Tail - turn sore muscles into happy muscles

  9. How to Use the Pro Stretch - ward off shin splints and plantars fasciitis with this great calf and hamstring stretch

Training (including drills)

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

  2. Speed Ladder Drills

  3. USATF Run, Jump, Throw Drills with Clayton Murphy

  4. Tabatas

  5. Front Side Sprint Mechanics Drills by Loren Seagrave

  6. One-legged running drill by Mike Trees

  7. How to set up in the starting blocks from MileSplit

  8. Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Test

  9. Race walking instructional video

Course Maps

  1. Overall Map of the Bullskin Course (4-13-20) - shows access, where to park, different loops, etc.

  2. Bullskin Course - 400 Meter Loop

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