Memorial Chargers Track and Field

 

Coach’s Note

The 2018 track campaign was interesting. We had a young team that was learning how to compete. Looking at last year’s results, the boys’ team lost three meets by five points or fewer.  The girls’ team had an excellent season and was lucky enough to send many individuals to the Regional meet, which will help us throughout this season.

Boys Track:  The 2019 campaign has a team that has much more experience than the 2018 team. However, we are working to replace a fourteen foot pole vaulter and two throwers who consistently threw the discus in the 135 foot range. So, we do have much more experience as a team, but we do have some holes to fill.

The coaching staff is pretty excited because we placed six spots better at the Fort Wayne indoor meet than we did last year. The young men have worked a great deal in the off season, and the sprinting corps is much improved. It will be interesting to watch this team grow and mature as the season progresses. As always, we are focused on the championship meets at the end of the season;however, we expect student-athletes to work hard and have many personal best performances along the way.

Girls Track:  The girls team has not lost too much to graduation. With a strong sprint corps returning and a stronger core of distance runners returning, things are looking up. It is going to be interesting to watch this team progress. We are blessed to have some excellent athletes; however, we are also blessed to have depth. In terms of depth, this is one of the deepest teams Elkhart Memorial has fielded in quite a while.

The coaching staff is pretty excited because we placed sixth at the Fort Wayne indoor; last year we placed 21st. The young women have worked a great deal in the off season, and the sprinting corps is much improved. It will be interesting to watch this team grow and mature as the season progresses. As always, we are focused on the championship meets at the end of the season;however, we expect student-athletes to work hard and have many personal best performances along the way.

From a coaching standpoint, it will be fun to watch these athletes progress and be much better by the end of the season!

Adam Homo, Head Coach

 

 

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Coach’s Bio

For the boys track team, Adam has led the Chargers to a 104-40-3 record over the course of seventeen years and has been an Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Coach of the Year Nominee 6 times.

  • Keeping the winning tradition alive, the Chargers have been City Champions 13 times and have placed in the State meet 12 times in the past 17 years; the highest place the team achieved at State was 4th. Before Adam was hired as the head coach, the boys’ program had not won the prestigious Goshen Relays.  The Chargers remedied that in 2005 and repeated as Goshen Relays Champions in 2006. The team has also won the John Reed Relays 1 time and the Kelly Relays 5 times.
  • In terms of the Northern Lakes Conference, Adam’s teams have won 7 team championships.  Adding to the program’s success, the Chargers have won the Sectional 7 times and the Regional 1 time.  The team has produced 56 individual Sectional Champions, 14 relay Sectional Champions, 5 individual Regional Champions, 4 relay Regional Champions, 46 individual State Qualifiers, and 15 relay State Qualifiers.  Finally, the Chargers have produced 3 individual State winners during Adam Homo’s tenure: Corey Miller in the 110m hurdles, Julius Smith in the discus, and Aaron Jordan in the 200m.

For the girls track team, Adam has led the Chargers to a 37-19 record over the course of six seasons.

  • Keeping the winning tradition alive, the Chargers have been City Champions 3 times and have placed in the State meet 3 times in the past 5 years; the highest place the team achieved at State was 15th.
  • In six short years, the team has produced 12 individual Sectional Champions, 2 relay Sectional Champions, 3 individual Regional Champions, and 13 individual State Qualifiers.