News and Announcements
Dragonfly: Stuff to Know
Dragonfly. This is the official registration system for Leesville Road, Wake County, and NCHSAA. Every Athlete and Coach must be set up, registered, and cleared in Dragonfly. Regardless of an athlete’s 2022-2023 status, Dragonfly registrations must be updated for 2023-2024. This includes middle school — those athletes will need to either connect their middle school profile to Leesville Road High School or create a new profile for Leesville Road High School.
Leesville Road High School Dragonfly code = TZUWZY (link below)
Prevent extra work later. Select 2023-2024 Men’s or Women’s Cross Country, both Varsity and JV. Also consider adding Indoor Track and Outdoor Track at the same time… if not interested now, you could change your mind later. If you have other sports of interest soccer, wrestling, basketball, lacrosse, etc… add those, same time.
Medical Forms. There are 2 that must be signed by a physician: (1) PPE Physical Examination Form and (2) PPE Medical Eligibility Form. They must be signed, dated, and have the athlete’s name on each page (with DOB). To upload these, scan or take a photo (don’t let the form get cropped into a partial photo). These forms expire at 1 year from the date of exams. You must keep current on these. Many athletes get them updated during the summer to avoid a lapse while in-season. Occasionally, some local physicians sponsor/offer “discounted sports physicals”. You can also go to places like CVS Minute Clinic for a Sports Physical.
Mobile vs PC. If you experience any issues with Dragonfly, use a PC, not the mobile app or mobile browser. They are not the same. A PC browser interacts with the Dragonfly databases much differently.
Cleared? You are not cleared until your 2023-2024 “status wheel” goes green at 100%. If you have completed all things and still don’t hit 100%, feel free to contact me, and I can look at it. When updating medical forms, there is a review cycle through the school, and it can take time (please be patient).
Check My Status. Check your 2023-2024 Dragonfly registration status here: https://www.leesvillexctf.com/teams/2001424-Leesville-Road-XC-TF-track-and-field-team-website/pages/188361
If not listed, please read through these instructions, and contact Coach Gamble with any questions.
Please complete Dragonfly ASAP!
2023 Cross Country Info
Attending Leesville Road Fall 2023? We have a growing Cross Country (XC) Team. Summer running and workouts starting in June with a fun and social team! New runners, we will help you get started.
Click and fill out the XC Interest Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeO8iqkOHfWMZcxvHQ9lPaN8_yFSUHapUlWaxXzlV1zqPnO5Q/viewform?usp=sharing
Breakfast at Umstead. Saturday, 8:15am. Come meet the team, coaches, and get started running. We will be starting up with a Breakfast Run at Umstead Park on 6/10, 8:15am. Returning Athletes, New Athletes, Parents, Coaches… all are welcome to run, walk, hang out, help with food. Look for more details via email after completing an interest form. Location – Main Entrance off 70, follow this main entrance road all the way to the end (dead ends in a parking lot).
Dragonfly. Athletes need to get registered for 2023-2024 Dragonfly for Cross Country (add Indoor Track and Outdoor Track while doing that also, save time later). If you need blank medical forms and cannot find them easily, email me. Load as much as you can, and contact me if questions. This is the link for Leesville Road High School: http://dragonflymax.com/forms/TZUWZY.
Preliminary Summer Practice Schedule and Fall Race Schedule is up. Anyone interested in helping organize the August meet in Charlotte, let me know (I have experience with this, just looking for more help). https://www.leesvillexctf.com/teams/2001424-Leesville-Road-XC-TF-track-and-field-team-website/pages/188133
Garmin Clipboard. Athletes need to get registered on Garmin Clipboard. (1) Download Garmin Connect app, and set up an Account. (2) Download Garmin Clipboard app, wait to add info. (3) Use this link to get registered on the team Clipboard: https://a51.garmin.com/team-dashboard/registration/invite/f311ba58-519e-4b29-acdb-d3cb8ca76147
Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2023 State Champion Shot Put - Tony Taylor II
Congratulations to Tony Taylor II, winning 4A Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put!!!
Tony will graduate holding the Leesville School Records:
Shot Put = 58’-3"
Discus = 166’-4"
2023 State Championship Results
NCHSAA 4A State Championship Results:
Men Finished 13th, highest finish since 2001.
Women Finished 31st, highest finish in 5 years.
Tony Taylor II – 1st Place – Shot Put
Tony Taylor II – 3rd Place – Discus
Leah Carter – 5th Place – 300m Hurdles
Chase Harrison – 7th Place – 400m
Girls 4×800 – 7th Place – near PR at 9:31.16 (LRHS 5th fastest all-time)
… Ruth Metaferia, Raylee Grieco, Kate Slobodnyak, Clara Davis
Boys 4×800 – 12th Place – big PR at 8:03.88 (LRHS 3rd fastest all-time)
… Ken Ishii, Andre Michaels, Jacob Dokulil, Banks Blizzard
Jacob Dokulil – 16th Place – 1600m – PR 4:26.38
Andre Michaels – 15th Place – 3200m – PR 9:40.85
NCHSAA 4A East Regional Results
Regionals & States…
Regional Champion — Shot Put: Tony Taylor
Men’s Team finished 2nd, following 1st place 2022. Several outstanding performances and every point mattered… beating out 3rd place by 1/2 point. It came down to the 4×400 earning 1 additional point from the slower 4×400 heat and 0.06seconds margin.
Women’s Team finished 13th, improving from 19th in 2022. Great performances, and ready to continue the move up during the next school year. This is a younger team, including 2 Freshmen who produced points. More to see here in the future!
State Championship Advancements:
Leah Carter — 300m Hurdles, 2nd Place at 44.11
Women’s 4×800m — 3rd Place at 9:30.38 (4th fastest in LRHS history)
… Raylee Grieco, Ruth Metaferia, Kate Slobodnyak, Clara Davis
Tony Taylor— Shot Put, 1st Place at 56’-3.5”
Tony Taylor— Discus, 2nd Place at 166’-4” (New School Record)
Chase Harrison — 400m, 3rd Place at 48.52
Jacob Dokulil— 1600m, 3rd Place at 4:27.77
Andre Michaels— 3200m, 4th Place at 9:55.67
Men’s 4×800m — 2nd Place at 8:11.67 (fastest since 2014)
… Ken Ishii, Andre Michaels, Jacob Dokulil, Banks Blizzard