Welcome To Parent Night. Did you miss the meeting? That’s okay, either way, below are a few things to get you started. Feel free to email Coach Heidtke at heidtkea@dexterschools.org if you have any questions.

  • Coaches & Captains
  • Team Policy
  • What does Track & Field for the high school look like this year?
    • Team Number
    • Middle School Involvement
    • No Cut Sport, Not too late for people to join!
  • Team Schedule LINK
  • Team Gear (Not available until Monday March 12) LINK
  • Medias to use for track
    • dextertfcc.org
    • twitter: @Dexter_Track_Field
    • Facebook: DexterTrack & Field/Cross Country
    • REMIND APP: To 81010 @dreadstf
  • Here is a form to fill out to make sure Coach Heidtke has the right information for you the parent/guardian.  LINK
  • Conflict Calendar LINK
  • Photography
    • LINK
    • If you take pictures of your own throughout season.  Share them to us with Shutterfly!
  • Women’s spandex short uniform alternative LINK
  • Men’s spandex short uniform alternative LINK
    • Purchase these to wear at meets instead of shorts given at the start of season.


Track Distance Crew Training!

Welcome to 2018! Monday marks the start of a new year at DHS, and I hope your resolution was to destroy your old mileage and PR records because it’s going to happen regardless. I love running because the people that work the hardest find the most success, and there is nothing to hide behind if you don’t work hard!!

It’s going to be cold for a few months, but we are going to work thru it together and set a solid base for the season.  The next two weeks we are running but not doing workouts yet. This is to ease people back in that may not have run much over the break or in December. However, starting Jan 21-27 we will be doing workouts.
The link for the indoor meet schedule if you are interested: http://www.mitstrack.org/  These are NOT required and you will be 100% on your own to get yourselves there, home and registered for events). If you choose to do any of these, let me know and make sure you still get your miles in. We haven’t done much work yet, so keep expectations for any indoor race times to a minimum.
This week: (HM= Hudson Mills, HS= High School)
Monday: 6 miles, HM @ 3:30
Tuesday: 7 miles, HS @ 3:15 + strength
Wednesday: 6 miles, HM @ 3:30
Thursday: 7 miles, HS @ 3:15 + strength
Friday: 6 miles, HM @ 3:30
Saturday: 8 miles, 5665 Webster Church Rd @ 9am (if we want to get team breakfast long runs going again, would love to have some parental help in the scheduling)
Sunday: REST
As always, if you need anything email me, text, call or send a carrier pigeon.
Coach Drew

Track Off-Season- Dexter Distance

Well, it’s that time again folks! Ready to get back to work and prep for track season?? I know I am!! Guy’s team already knows me, but girls let me introduce myself for the families that haven’t met me yet!

I am Drew Collette, I coach the boys during XC and both the boys and girls distance during track season. I was all-state in high school for Lake Orion, ran in college where I was an all-american in XC and the 5k for track, coached a national championship team in the NAIA as an assistant coach, and have been a teacher and athletic director for the past seven years. I am married going on five years, my daughter eden will be 1 at the end of December, and we are adopting a boy the same age from Ethiopia and hoping he is here before the end of the school year. I’m pretty laid back, but I expect everyone to work hard. Running is a great sport because those who want to be good put in more work than those who don’t! I’m a pretty open book, so don’t be afraid to come talk to me or write me an email any time!
With Thanksgiving break next week, we are just meeting for running and lifting next week on the school days M-W. We will be focusing on base miles until January so get out and run! We meet after school at various locations around town or at the high school indoor track when we plan to lift. We are only lifting after we run from now on, and I am tired of fighting them about it! If anyone gives you trouble about it tell them to contact me directly.
Monday: Hudson Mills- 5 miles
Tuesday- High School- 5 miles and lifting (girls we will go thru the routine together before we start) *Mrs. Larson, if you are available around 4-5pm it would be great to have you there for lifting.
Wednesday- Half day so we’ll meet at the high school for 5 miles.
Thursday- On your own/Captain led 5 miles and 50 squat jumps, 50 burpees, 50 push ups, and 50 tricep dips
Friday- On your own/Captain led 5 miles
Saturday- On your/captain led 7 miles easy.
Sunday- Rest
Basically just get five miles of easy running a day in together, then Saturday we will do a little extra. If you are new or really didn’t run much during the XC season like this, do 4 miles a day and 5-6 miles on Saturday.
I will send out a full calendar for December next week as I will be gone for military training, but otherwise I am excited to get back out running with everyone on Monday! Email me or text me with any questions!
Drew Collette
Dexter HS Boys XC,
Dexter HS Track-Distance

Dexter XC Week 18

What a messy and fun day Saturday! I hope you enjoyed it! Races earlier in the day showed lots of PRs and Season best times, but by the time we raced obviously the course was a hot mess. Looking at the results, only 5 people in the top 100 set a PR, and one of them was Owen. That being said, we raced well, placed well, and had some fun.

I have said from the beginning of the season, only three races matter. Thankfully so because the weather has not cooperated much! We are now to the part of the season that matters! I am confident you will all be peaking at  the right time and throwing down some great times and improvements these next two races. Give it all you have; be bold, confident and aggressive. Trust the weeks and weeks of training you have put in to carry you over the 3.1 miles!
There has been some confusion about the dates of our remaining races, so I want to make sure we are all on the same page. I copy and pasted the athletic.net schedule at the start of the season and maybe they changed the dates since then. Long story short is that SEC Jam #3  is THURSDAY OCT 19 and the Regional meet is FRIDAY OCT 27. Plan accordingly, and always refer to athletic.net with questions.
Monday: Hudson Mills- 5x1k with Chelsea on the North Course. Should be a great opportunity to workout alongside one of the top teams in the state, bring your A game! Meet at the rec center, warm up and be ready at the north course start line by 3:40. That means get to the park and change, no messing around, we will start without you!
Tuesday: Hudson mills: 7 mile run
Wednesday: High School- 5 miles and strides. Pasta dinner at my house (9180 Island Lake Rd), 5:00-whenever. Back in to the parking spots and try not to block each other in as much as last time!
Thursday: SEC Jam #3 at Hudson Mills. Tentative plan is to have you released from school at 2:30 to get to the park by 3pm. Boys Varsity Races at 4:00, JV races at 5:10. Top 12 in the varsity race are all conference and get medals, 13-18 are honorable mention and get a certificate. We should (and will) get second place in the conference. No one but Chelsea is on our level, and we are racing FAST this week boys!
Friday: high school, 7 mile
Saturday: 8-10 mile Long Run and Betzold’s family is providing cider, doughnuts and chocolate milk for post run. Location TBD
Sunday- 4-6 miles
Let’s get after it this week! Now is the time to accomplish the goals you have set for yourselves as an individual and a team!