Track and Field Boys (Varsity)

COACH: John Brumund-Smith, Head Boys Track & Field

Congratulations for our State Qualifiers in the 4x100m Relay and 4x200m Relay: Liam Pooler, Brian Sullivan, Tyler Trachsel, Landon Edwards.

Congrats on winning the 2017 Cougar Relays!

Boys Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Team Records/Honors

Season begins for ALL ATHLETES
on Monday, February 5th!
Meet in the Lower Commons.

Week 1 practice schedule
Monday, 2/5 - Distance/Throws 3:45-5:45pm; Sprints/Jumps 5:45-7:45pm
Tuesday, 2/6 - All event groups 3:45-5:45pm
Wednesday, 2/7 - All event groups 3:45-5:45pm
Thursday, 2/8 - Distance/Throws 3:45-5:45pm; Sprints/Jumps 5:45-7:45pm
Friday, 2/9 - All event groups 3:45-5:45pm

Check the calendar below for practice times.



Athletics Roster

2017 Boys Track & Field Roster

Name Year
Charles Aberle 2020
Brady Africk 2017
Liam Andersen 2018
Marc Antonucci 2018
John Bender 2019
Thomas Block 2017
John (Jack) Brush 2018
Joseph Buccelli 2018
James Burckardt2018
Thomas Burden 2019
Michael Burdiak 2019
Garrett Carden 2019
Henry Carrabine 2020
Eshan Chandwani 2019
Michael Daniels 2016
Samuel Davis 2019
Matthew DiValerio 2018
Landon Edwards 2018
Elijah Fietsam 2019
Bennet Flynn 2019
Eric Fu 2017
Jack Galvin 2018
Jacob Goebel 2019
Kevin Graham 2018
Jacob Grommon 2020
Tyler Hanson 2020
Blake Hinch 2017
John Hopkins 2018
William Jacob 2017
Dominick Keating 2017
William Kent 2019
Tyler Kimbrel 2017
Michael Kingsley 2017
Ryan Klein 2020
Thomas (Alex) Klein 2018
Robert Knipe 2017
Eric Krieg 2018
Ethan Lane 2020
Joshua Lane 2020
Kyle Levin 2018
Andrew Lewis 2019
Brennan Long 2017
Parker Manelis 2020
Brendan Manfred 2018
Michael McDonough 2018
Daniel McKiernan 2020
Mitchell McMahon 2017
Kyle Mendelson 2019
Gavin Meyer 2019
Casey Mogilevsky 2017
Edward Mordini 2017
Luke Mulligan 2019
Keaton Murphy 2017
William Murphy 2017
Alexander Mutter 2020
Etienne Najman 2017
Jack Nemickas 2019
Spencer Oakley 2017
Michael Park 2019
William Pattie 2020
James Phalen 2020
Jonathan Phalen 2019
Ethan Pomerich 2019
Liam Pooler 2017
William Preschlack 2018
Fernando Quintero 2019
Ryan Ransom 2019
Lucas Redding 2020
Benjamin Roemer 2018
Durban Rohrbach 2018
Benjamin Rosa 2020
Emmet Rubin 2019
William Sanford 2018
Elliott Sarno 2019
Nathan Schmitt 2020
Tyjaun Scott 2019
Grant Stickler 2019
Benjamin Streightiff 2018
Brian Sullivan 2017
Chris Svigos 2018
Matthew Thelen 2018
Jacob Thomas 2019
James (Tyler) Trachsel 2019
Marcus Ulrich 2019
Carson Ward 2020
Clayton Wilbur 2018
Kyle Wilson 2019
Andrew Xakellis 2019
Tyler Zaffaro 2020
Raymond (Alan) Zanarini 2017

Head Boys Track & Field Coach - John Brumund-Smith
Assistant Coach - Jacob Buddell
Assistant Coach - Lester Long
Assistant Coach - Alex Mueller
Assistant Coach -Dan Holton
Assistant Coach - Corey Holmer

Superintendent: Michael Simeck
Principal: Dr. Chala Holland
Athletic Director: Tim Burkhalter

Nickname: Scouts
Team Colors: Royal Blue & Gold
Enrollment: 1695

Team News

Team News

The IHSA Track & Field Sectionals are always full of uncertainty, with the biggest question on almost everybody's mind is who will qualify for the State Championships. The 2017 Lake Forest Scouts came into Sectionals without a clear answer to that question, having nobody on the team who had yet to reach a State-auto standard in any event during the regular season. But given the recent success in dropping times the Scout teams of the past had achieved, this year's crop of athletes went into Sectionals uncertain but hopeful.

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Performances were plenty but points were scarce for Lake Forest at the 2017 North Suburban Conference Championships. Still, the Scouts were able to score 10 points more than their projected total on the varsity level, and came away with a fourth-place team finish and four victories on the Frosh/Soph level.

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Boys Track & Field Place Sixth at Spartan Relays


For the fifth year in a row, the Lake Forest Track & Field team participated in the Glenbrook North Spartan Relays. The Scouts were able to score in eight of the 16 events to place sixth overall among the 11 teams, as many athletes set lifetime bests.

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The eight teams that gathered at East Campus for the 53rd annual Lake Forest Invitational on Saturday, April 22nd, were greeted by 50° temps, sunny skies and just a slight breeze, a great improvement over the projected weather from earlier in the week. The Scouts were also fortunate to host CICS Chicago Quest as they participated in their first track meet in their school's history. At the end of the meet, the Scouts came away as the runner-up in the varsity division and sixth on the Frosh/Soph level.

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The Scouts first trip to the Vernon Hills Cougar Relays in 2016 brought seven event titles, four stadium records and two school records, but a runner-up finish to the host Cougars. The graduation of eight State qualifiers in the class of 2016 meant the Scouts would almost certainly experience a rebuilding year, but instead Lake Forest has reloaded. In their first outdoor invite of 2017, Lake Forest earned the team championship at the Cougar Relays on the strength of eight event champions and 24 scorers.

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Boys Track & Field Place Fifth at Nelson-Daniels Classic

First-time competitors at the Nelson-Daniels Classic on Saturday, March 18, were awed by the amazing facility at UW-Whitewater as well as the inspired performances of the Lake Forest Scouts. Many personal-best performances helped the Scouts finish just two points out of fourth place at the 21-team invitational.

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Varsity & JV Boys Track Teams Place Fourth at Plainfield South Invite

Saturday's Plainfield South Invitational offered every eligible member of the Lake Forest Track & Field team to participate in an indoor meet. Despite having many top team members away for various reasons, the Scouts finished fourth of nine teams on both the Varsity and Frosh/Soph levels.

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Boys Track & Field Place Fifth at Season-Opening Invite

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Team News From Previous SeasonsSearch here




John Brumund-Smith, Head Varsity Boys Track

Coach Brumund-Smith has been Head Coach of Boys Track at LFHS since 2012. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Boys Track Coach at LFHS for 2 years . He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology Education from the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire in 2004 and his Health Education Certification from the University of Wisconsin--Stout in 2005.He completed his USATF Level l Certification in 2002 and his USATF Level II Certification for Sprints/Hurdles/Relays in 2014.

Previous coaching experience includes: Assistant Cross Country Coach at Eau Claire North (2002), Eau Claire Memorial (2003-04), Antioch (2006-08); Assistant Track Coach for sprints/hurdles/relays/jumps at the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire (2004-05); Head Boys' Track Coach at Antioch (2006-09).

Coach Brumund-Smith teaches Health Education and Physical Education at North Chicago High School.

Jacob Buddell, Assistant Boys Track & Field

Coach Buddell has been the boys distance coach at Lake Forest High School since 2015. However, Jacob has been coaching at LFHS since 2011. He spent the past fours springs as a distance coach for the girls Track & Field team, and the past four falls as an assistant coach of the boys Cross Country team. He received his bachelor’s degree from Knox College and his USATF Level I Certification in 2011.

Jacob is currently working as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Special Education department at Lake Forest High School.


Lester Long, Assistant Boys Track & Field

Coach Long has been coaching Track & Field since 1985. In addition, he has been coaching Sophomore Girls Basketball since 1999. He has also coached Freshmen Boys Basketball for 4 years, Varsity Boys Basketball for 8 years, Freshmen Girls' Basketball for 14 years, Freshman Boys Soccer for 24 years.

Lester received his Bachelor's degree from McKendree College in Lebanon, IL.

alex_mueller2.jpgAlex Mueller, Assistant Boys Track & Field

Coach Mueller has been an Assistant Boys Track & Field Coach at LFHS since 2015. Alex has a BS degree in Kinesiology from UW-Milwaukee where he threw shot put, discus, javelin, hammer and weight throw. He also holds his certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, is certified through USA Track and Field as a Level 1 Coach, and is a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.

Alex currently works as a Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach at Fitness Together in Winnetka and Lake Forest. Alex has also participated in and completed the Wisconsin Ironman as well as multiple marathons.


Dan Holton, Assistant Boys Track & Field

Coach Holton has been coaching Boys Track & Field at LFHS (pole vault) since 2008. Previous to that he coached for 1 year at Emory University.

Dan received his BBA from the University of New Mexico and his MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Corey Holmer, Assistant Boys Track & Field

Coach Holmer has been the Assistant Boys Track & Field Coach for High Jump since 2016. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Level Math and Science Education from Illinois State University and a Master’s in Educational Technology from Boise State University.

Prior to coaching at LFHS, he coached basketball, volleyball, and cross country. Outside of the school, he has done Crossfit for the past 3 years and has completed several half-marathons: the Racine Half-Ironman, the Ragnar Relay, and other triathlons.

Coach Holmer works in the LFHS library as an Educational Technologist.



Boys Track & Field Awards - Spring, 2017

2018 John (Jack) Brush
2018 James Buckardt
2017 Adrian Dinter
2018 Landon Edwards
2019 Elijah Fietsam
2019 Bennet Flynn
*2017 Eric Fu

2018 Jack Galvin
2017 Blake Hinch
2017 William Jacob
2017 Tyler Kimbrel
2017 Michael Kingsley
2017 Robert Knip
2018 Eric Krieg
2018 Kyle Levin
*2017 Casey Mogilevsky

2017 Keaton Murphy
*2017 Etienne Najman
*2017 Spencer Oakley

2019 Jonathan Phalen
*2017 Liam Pooler

2019 Ryan Ransom
2020 Lucas Redding
2020 Benjamin Rosa
2020 Nathan Schmitt
2019 Tyjaun Scott
2019 Grant Stickler
*2017 Brian Sullivan

2019 James (Tyler) Trachsel
2018 Clayton Wilbur
2017 Raymond (Alan) Zanarini
*4th year participation

Landon Edwards
Etienne Najman
Liam Pooler
Brian Sullivan


Landon Edwards

Tyler Trachsel

Colin Knipe

James Buckard
Landon Edwards
Eric Fu
Blake Hinc
William Jacob
Michael Kingsley
Eric Krie
Kyle Levin
Casey Mogilevsky
Etienne Najman
Raymond (Alan) Zanarini

Cougar Relay Champions

W:1 L:6

4X100m Relay
– Landon Edwards, Liam Pooler,
Brian Sullivan, Tyler Trachsel

4x200m Relay - Landon Edwards, Liam Pooler,
Brian Sullivan, Tyler Trachsel

2017 Brady Africk
2018 Liam Andersen
2018 Marc Antonucci
2017 Thomas Block
2018 Joseph Buccelli
2018 Peter Carney
2018 Matthew DiValerio
2018 Kevin Graham
2018 John Hopkins
2018 Thomas (Alex) Klein
2018 Brendan Manfred
2018 Ryan Marquis
2018 Michael McDonough
2017 Mitchell McMahon
2017 Edward Mordini
*2017 William Murphy
2018 William Preschlack
2018 Benjamin Roemer
2018 Durban Rohrbach
2018 William Sanford
2018 Chris Svigos
2018 Matthew Thelen
*4th year participation

2019 John Bender
2019 Thomas Burden
2019 Michael Burdiak
2019 Garrett Carden
2020 Henry Carrabine
2019 Eshan Chandwani
2020 Michael Daniels
2019 Samuel Davis
2019 Jacob Goebel
2020 Jacob Grommon
2020 Tyler Hansen
2019 Dominick Keating
2019 William Kent
2020 Ryan Klein
2020 Ethan Lane
2020 Joshua Lane
2019 Andrew Lewis
2020 Parker Manelis
2020 Daniel McKiernan
2019 Kyle Mendelson
2019 Gavin Meyer
2019 Luke Mulligan
2020 Alexander Mutter
2019 Michael Park
2020 William Pattie
2020 James Phalen
2019 Ethan Pomerich
2019 Fernando Quintero
2019 Emmet Rubin
2019 Elliott Sarno
2019 Marcus Ulrich
2020 Carson Ward
2019 Kyle Wilson
2019 Andrew Xakellis
2020 Tyler Zaffaro

Running MVP - Gavin Hoch
Field MVP - Stephen Mathew
Most Improved - Chris Meng

Co-MVP - Gavin Hoch
Co-MVP - Matthew Mekaelian
Most Improved - Matthew Mick

Running MVP - Robert Schyns
Field MVP - Connor Adams
Most Improved - Jack Blumeyer

MVP - Nick Giordano
Newcomer - Scott Powell
Most Improved - Erik Swisher

Running MVP - Billy Bund
Field MVP - Chris Stolzman
Most Improved - Cameron Douglass & Robert Schyns