RUNNING TITANS -  Track & Field and Cross Country

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XC Meet Schedule (v4) is up (click on "Meet Schedule" in green box below)....Congratulations to Emma & Gabe for their finishes at adidas Outdoor Nats...Bullskin Summer hrs. extended until 8:30 PM...Congratulations to Emma Kendall - KY State 3A Champion in the 800 (see KY MileSplit video of it below - click on "Pictures")..... also congratulations to all of our other State Meet qualifiers - Elijah 4th in PV, Kiya 5th in 400, Grace E., Grace N., Gabe, Peter, Greyson and Melbyn...

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Congratulations to National & State 3A 800 Meter Champion - Emma Kendall!










To see Emma's 800 meter run in the State 3A Meet, click on her picture above.  To see US MileSplit's interview of Emma after her historic run at Nats click on the picture above.


To view US MileSplit's preview of the adidas Outdoor Nationals Freshmen races click here.

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

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 (black 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.  Don't forget to practice physical (aka "social") distancing and to bring a water bottle.  There is water on site.  A portable restroom is on site.
Aug 6 4:00 - 8:00 PM Pizza Pool Party -  Track & Field (Athletes Only) Come by Coach Sandy's house to swim, have pizza, watch photos and videos of the season and finish distribution of awards and letters (athletes only).  Bring a swim suit and towel.  Details will follow.  This will be the only time we will distribute awards to those who received them.  So, if you want your award, you must be present.
Aug 8 - 9 8:15 - 10:00 AM Official Cross Country Practice Meet at the Bullskin Athletic Complex (see above for directions) at Blue Meadow Farms.  Note: for drop off go to the right of the silo, turn behind the silo, drop, and continue to turn aroud the silo until you are going back out the farm road.  If parking, take a left before the last silo and park in the parking lot.  Make sure that you have all of your paperwork (all of the items highlighted in yellow below).  Partial paperwork will not be accepted.
Aug 10 - on 3:45 PM XC Practice Meet at the usual location (east side of the concession stand).  If it is raining at 3:30 meet inside in the usual spot (hall behind the Media Center).  Notification of change of venue will be done via the "Remind" application.
Aug 11 TBA Team Pictures Details TBA.
Aug 12 8:15 PM "Bring Back the Mile" Time Trial One Mile Time Trial at halftime of the Collins pre-season football game. Athletes report behind the visitors bleachers at 7:15 PM.  Don't forget to "spike up" (1/4" max.) - check and make sure you don't have 3/8" XC spikes in!!!
Aug 17-19 6:00 PM Athletic Fee Due The $100 Athletic Fee must be paid on one of these three days and must be received by 6:00 PM on Aug. 19th.  Make checks payable to "MLCHS" and in the memo field write: "Athletic Fee - Athlete's Name."  If you will have trouble paying the the Fee (we can work something out) or are on free or reduced lunch fair please contact Coach Sanderlin. 

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) - Cross Country PRINT OUT, COMPLETE AND TURN IN TO COACH SANDERLIN ASAP (on or before 7/25/22) 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.
2022-23 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 (XC) Note: look at the bottom and make sure that you have the latest version. Print out and put in your Running Titan folder.
  Varsity XC 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. Border Battle (9-24-21) pre-meet press release.

  2. 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).

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

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

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

  6. State Meet Press Release 11-2-20

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

  8. 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).

  9. Kentucky MileSplit's Border Battle Preview

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

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

Pictures of the Annual Cross Country Pumpkin:




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

  2. N. Oldham Inv.  5-10-22

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 300 Hurdles at Johnny Conn Inv. 4-16-22 Grace N, Nathan J, Cole M

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

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

  11. State AAA XC Meet 10-30-21

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

  13. Haunted Woods XC Meet 10-9-21

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

  15. 2019 Road Trip to Terre Haute, IN - Nike Valley Twilight Inv. 10-5-19

  16. Border Battle 9-24-21

  17. 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.

  18. Trinity Valkyrie XC 9-18-21

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

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

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

  22. 3A State T & F Meet at the Univ. of KY 6-12-21

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

  24. 3A Region 4 T & F Meet at Eastern HS 6-4-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Johnny Conn Inv. 4-10-21

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

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

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

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 3A State Indoor Track and Field Meet 3-6-21

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

  40. State Cross Country Meet 10-31-20

  41. 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

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

  43. 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.

  44. 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;

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

  46. 2A Region 3 XC - Girls' Finish

  47. SMRC - Week 2 Composite Video

  48. SWMS Derby Classic by Coach Sandy

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

  50. Harry Greschel Inv. by Rachel Young

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

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

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

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

  55. 2017 Class AA State Cross Country Meet photos by Audrey Petty: Boys & Girls

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

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

  58. 2017 Titan Classic videos by KYMile Split: Boys Varsity; Girls JV; T.C. - Sight & Sounds

  59. 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 Strengthening Exercises

  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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