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  1. Cole
    May 27, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    Regarding Cotton, he definitely needs to hit the weight room. It will only help and I can’t see him adding so much bulk that it will hurt him. He came into the season with a huge advantage by being in a track club for years and learning correct form and coaching that most don’t get until high school. If this was any other athlete I would say they won’t increase their time all that much by the time they’re a senior, but consider Cotton’s genes he has a great chance to lower his times quite a bit.

    • Will Cummings
      May 27, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

      Cole: Caution: Weight Lifting Can Be Hazardous To Your Athletic Career.
      Weight lifting plays a crucial role in increasing athletic performance, but if it is done improperly and/or without expert guidance it can wreck havoc on athlete’s development. Oh, the stories I could tell.
      I’m an old man that has seen a lot. In addition to being a division I college athlete myself, I’ve coached and trained world-class athletes. Weight lifting is not to be taken lightly— even more so when you’re talking about track, basketball, boxing and baseball athletes.
      Yea, football players can go pretty much full bore in the weight room, but not a track athlete!
      Not a kid that—at this moment in time—shows the potential to become a world-class sprinter.
      Cotton’s dad is an ex-NFL player so I know he knows the deal. It has to be monitored.

  2. tracklover227
    May 27, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    whar about bryce sheard A SO from papillion he got 2nd in triple and 6th in high jump in Class A.

  3. Cole
    May 27, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    No doubt incorrect weightlifting can do more harm and good and it can be really common at the high school level. Cotton looks like he could use about 15 more pounds for football and I don’t think that extra bulk will hurt his track performances if it’s all muscle. But anything more than that, then yes I would agree his times may suffer.

  4. Anom
    June 12, 2011 @ 10:30 pm

    Hey I just wanted to let you know, I recieved word that Dennis Barfield, Devin barfield, Garrett Teel and Cody Rush teamed up on a 4×4 for the Junior Olympics, should be interesting.

    • Anonymous
      June 14, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

      Heard the same thing. Barfields and Teel worked out together at Bellevue East last night. No doubt they are ready from what I saw.

    • Anonymous
      June 18, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

      New Record 3:18.51 4×400 Relay Watch here: