About Me

Jake Holt
East Newton High School
Head Cross Country
Assistant Track and Field (Distance)

Above all things, I am a Christian. I have been at East Newton for eleven years (this was my first school). I have had the privilege of working with my high school cross country and track coach, Mark Vanslyke, each of these years. I am entering my 8th year as the cross country head coach after serving as the assistant under Kern Sorrell for three seasons. I have been blessed to be associated with some fantastic kids all of these seasons, and each year it gets harder to let them go. This year's group of seniors has put in a tremendous amount of work and hopefully this will be a fantastic finish to their careers.

Respect
Patience
Kindness
Selflessness
Honesty
Forgiveness
Commitment
Humility

(Eight key principles to live by)

Good luck and good running...

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
22 days ago New State Course Plan
I did a rough elevation mapping of the the course. It looks like the lowest elevation is around 7...
1 month ago The good the bad and the ugly???
@szoughaib Ditto, East Newton would have done pretty well in Class 2.
1 month ago State course
@JIMKASATEN Thanks for helping out Coach Kasten!
1 month ago State course
@Hays Not sure. Just not completely understanding how I'm supposed to pull up to the team drop o...
1 month ago State course
I really wish they would email parking passes for vans to us so we didn't have to try to retrieve...
2 months ago Website question
same
2 months ago 2019 XC Schedule
To add to that. Milesplit has a fairly large database of results. There have only been 32 schools...
3 months ago 5 Classes in XC
Question: I recently sent this to MSHSAA. Should we go ahead with it or just trust that MSHSAA is...
3 months ago Running distances
In the mid 2000s we were a 50-60 for girls and 70-80 for the top boys team. We did 2 a days 5 day...
3 months ago MSHSAA enrollment figures
@szoughaib They are doing the counts in March and only including 9th through 11th grade.
3 months ago JV Boys Results
And the jr high boys are missing places 1-4.
3 months ago JV Boys Results
@deekenkyle Also, the varsity boys' results jump from 46 to 93.
3 months ago JV Boys Results
@deekenkyle Yes sorry. I just noticed that.
3 months ago 5 classes
@zoughaibs 9-11
3 months ago JV Boys Results
[url=https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Granby/EastNewtonInvitational]https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Gr...
3 months ago 5 classes
@zoughaibs 9-11 numbers.
3 months ago JV Boys Results
@XCrunner1994bj I sent them in. They are at 417running.com.
3 months ago 5 Classes in XC
I was told by MSHSAA that a new policy was in the works to add a class/classes to all activities ...
3 months ago State Course 2019
@CoghlansLaw There are meets every weekend in September; so, someone's meet will be stepped on. ...
3 months ago State Course 2019
@cccoach1 I vote last weekend in September. :)
3 months ago State Course 2019
Has anyone heard whether or not there will be a State Preview Meet in 2019 in Columbia?
3 months ago I need complete Seneca results
We haven't received them yet.
3 months ago NO GPS WATCHES IN RACES NOW?
@zoughaibs This rule needs to be changed. All of my kids wear GPS watches and they help with dat...
3 months ago 5 Classes for Cross Country
I think we all have it in our mind what needs to happen, but the only thing that has a chance of ...
3 months ago 5 Classes for Cross Country
The problem is this: The only way to "fix" things is to completely crap all over Class 1. Yes, if...
3 months ago 5 Classes for Cross Country
The current division of schools into 4 classes has created an issue where the top 2 classes have ...
4 months ago District CC sites
@palmtree I believe MSHSAA emailed out a list of District chairs as a document.
4 months ago Class breakdown
@srunner11 That would make my school or 384 students competing against schools with around 1300-...
4 months ago Class breakdown
@Hays I don't have the complete list and only the football schools were posted. Sorry.
4 months ago Class breakdown
@Hays They were posted to MoSports. Someone on the football forum said MSHSAA accidentally relea...
4 months ago Posts not showing up
@jason Still not showing up.
4 months ago Posts not showing up
On the Class Breakdown thread... I cannot see any news posts that I add or that anyone else has ...
4 months ago Class breakdown
Why can't I see the last few posts in this thread?
4 months ago So disappointed
How do we get the ball rolling for 5 classes in xc? I'm ready.
4 months ago Class breakdown
@zoughaibs The top of Class 2 is St. Michael with 303 (for 9-11) and the top of Class 3 is St. D...
4 months ago Class breakdown
St. Dominic is the largest Coass 3 school with 719 (for 9-11) and St. Michael's is the largest fo...
4 months ago Class breakdown
St. Dominic is the largest Coass 3 school with 719 (for 9-11) and St. Michael's is the largest fo...
4 months ago Class breakdown
@palmtree We are 305 for the 9-11 students. The very smallest school in Class 3. St. Michael's i...
4 months ago Class breakdown
I just don't understand why the enrollments are so low for Class 1 and 2. We only had 384 student...
4 months ago So disappointed
We dropped 90 students from our previous enrollment cycle to having only 384 students in the high...
4 months ago Class breakdown
I read on MoSports that the football enrollments and classes were accidentally released on MSHSAA...
4 months ago Class and district assignments
They've had the numbers since March. Not sure why we have to already be within season before we f...
5 months ago Race clock suggestions
You can get one for free by downloading racetab from this site. It has a crowd view stopwatch fun...
8 months ago SWMO Running Camp
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8 months ago SWMO Running Camp
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8 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
8 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
8 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
8 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...
8 months ago SWMO Running Camp
Hello Coaches, SWMO Running Camp is a must for any team that is serious about its program. SWM...