Welcome to Lincoln Track and Field! The goal of our program is to develop young men and women into great competitors and even better people. We ask our athletes for one thing; commitment. If you make the commitment to this team and to yourself, we can assure you that you will not walk away from this program disappointed. We have high expectations and with that we demand high commitment. We ask that you come to practice with a great attitude ready to work and ready to improve every day. Be a role model for your teammates, regardless of age. Bring a winning and positive attitude. Those are the intangibles that only you can control. We, as coaches, will guide you through the ups and downs and help you to develop skills that will not only help you on the track or field but in life as well. Trust in us, trust your teammates, and let’s have an incredible 2019.
Lincoln Track and Field Athletes and Parents,
We had a fantastic first week of practice with high spirits and solid numbers. Registration will be closing so please be sure to register ASAP if you have yet to do so.
We have our first meet this week on Wednesday with a 4:30pm start time at Cleveland HS. We will have bus and will send out the bus arrival info shortly.
Athletes MUST be at practice Monday and Tuesday in order to pick up uniforms and sign-up for events for Wednesday's meet.
Please see the week schedule below.
M, 4/12: 5:30-7:30 @ WHS
T, 4/13: 5:30-7:30 @ WHS
W, 4/14: meet @ Cleveland, 4:30 (BUS)
Th, 4/15: 5:30-6:30 @ WHS
F, 4/16: 5:30-7:30 @ WHS
Please email with any questions.
Head Track and Field Coach - Lincoln HS
Eric Dettman - Head Coach
Helped his HS team win four state cross country team crowns. Took eighth in the 2005 Nike Team Nationals in Portland as his team finished second, and was 29th in ‘04 and helped squad win title. Was a 9-time All- State Athlete and 6 All-American. Ran on National Championship Distance Medley Relay in 2006 at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. Competed for the University of Oregon for 4 years where he saw action during both track and cross country.
DeShawn Fontleroy - Head Sprints Coach
DeShawn Fontleroy, USATF L1, USAW Sports Performance Coach, FMS is the founder of Proforce Athletics. He specializes in problems of training, including the role of strength training, sprinting, and jumping ability in athletes’ physical preparation. He has facilitated lectures and seminars concerning the theory of sports training and helped professional hockey, football, and MMA athletes develop explosive power and jumping ability. His programs are also compounded and melded with sport psychology and sociology of sport.
Kyley Johnson - High Jump Coach
In 1998, won Pac-10 title as a true freshman with a jump of 7’0.5. Followed up freshman campaign with a third place finish at the conference meet in Tempe, AZ. Returned to championship form in senior season after redshirting, by winning the indoor conference championship meet. Closed out career at Oregon with a third-place finish at the Pac-10 Championship in 2002. Finished career ranked in the top 10 all time list for the Oregon Ducks.
Laval Short - Head Throws Coach
Laval is our most tenured coach on the Lincoln staff. He has been working with the throwers for over ten years and has coached multiple All-State Athletes including the 2017 and 2018 State Javelin Champ. As a prep, Laval was an accomplished thrower and football player and attended Colorado University before a professional football career in the NFL.
Christy Schwartz - Pole Vault Coach
Christy was a Lincoln HS graduate where she competed in the Pole Vault before graduating and helping on the Lincoln Staff. She is a student of the sport and consistently betters her knowledge and expertise when it comes to the Pole Vault. Through her tenure she has coached multiple All-Staters and her athletes are currently the men's and women's school record holders.
Chris Brida - Head Jumps Coach
While in Baltimore, Chris led the Varsity track and field program at Ben Franklin for the last seven years and served as the director of high school track and field for all of Baltimore for the last three years. As a former Division 1 track and field athlete, Chris was able to guide a successful program that saw athletes reach state championships each year.
Marie Markham - Assistance Distance Coach
Marie was a Lincoln graduate and former school record holder before running for the University of Oregon. After becoming a 6 time All-American at Oregon, Marie continued her running career, competing professionally for Nike. She brings excellent experience to the kids and works primarily with our female distance runners.
Matt Ryman - Assistant Throws Coach
Matt was a former D3 football player who has been with our program for many years. He does a fantastic job with our throwers and works primarily with the shot put.
Ken Weinberg - Multis Coach
Ken comes to the program as the former pole vault coach at Franklin HS. Ken was a high level athlete competing in the Decathlon during his college and post collegiate days. He will work with all of our athletes as our multis coach.
Brad Ganz - Assistant Sprint Coach
Wed, Apr 14 Lincoln, Franklin @ Cleveland
Wed, Apr 21 PIL Distance @ Franklin
Wed, Apr 21 PIL Jumps
Wed, Apr 21 PIL Sprints/Hurdles
Wed, Apr 21 PIL Throws @ Roosevelt
Wed, Apr 28 Lincoln, Cleveland @ McDaniel
Sat, May 1 Ida B Wells & Lincoln @ Sherwood
Wed, May 5 Benson, Lincoln @ Roosevelt
Wed, May 12 Franklin, Lincoln @ Wells