Boys Track & Field

Welcome to the Proctor Boys Track and Field page!

Core Values of the Program:

Integrity, Respect and Working Hard

Coach Nathan Johnson's Coaching Philosophy Statement:

"I coach to inspire all athletes to display integrity, respect, hard work, and to remember that, "to give anything less then your best is to sacrifice the gift."

For any questions regarding the Boys program contact Head Coach Nathan Johnson at: njohnson@proctor.k12.mn.us

Social Media Accounts - FOLLOW these for updates!

Twitter: @ProctorTandF

Instagram: @ProctorTandF

Facebook: Proctor Track and Field

Guiding Principles/Philosophy

Click the link for the Boys Guiding Principles/Guidelines: CLICK HERE

Lettering Policy

Click the link for Boys Lettering Policy: CLICK HERE

HISTORIC LETTER WINNERS

Click the link to view Boys LETTER WINNERS: CLICK HERE

Spike Awards

Click the link to view Boys Spike Award Winners: CLICK HERE

Annual Team Awards

Click the Link to view Boys Annual Team Awards: CLICK HERE

ALL STATE ATHLETES

Click the link for list of Boys ALL STATE Athletes: CLICK HERE

ACADEMIC ALL STATE

Click the link for list of Boys Academic All State Winners: CLICK HERE

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JUNIOR HIGH Information

Uniforms: Part of the fee ($75) that is paid to participate in Junior High Boys track goes to the purchase of a Tee Shirt that you get to keep. This Tee Shirt is your uniform. You will need to provide your own shorts. These shorts should be black. 

Other Information: The team will travel to and from the meets together. The expectation is that your son travels with the team to and from the meet. This is a guideline put in place by the Athletic Department at Proctor. 

Specific Details for Upcoming 2024 Season:

Sign up through Community Education! Here is the link to sign up: Community Ed

Come have fun! Get better for other sports, have fun with friends! Learn about Track and Field! MS track is for grades 7 and 8 ONLY!

Practice starts APRIL 3rd - meet in the Quarry Tile area on first day in the HS!

Meets are on Thursdays and NO PRACTICE on Fridays!

2024 Schedule:

April 18-@Esko - 4 pm

April 24-@Cloquet - 4 pm

May 2- @ Hermantown - 4 pm

May 9- @ Two Harbors - 4 pm

May 16-@ Hibbing- Lake Superior Conference 7/8 meet - TBA


Questions regarding Junior High Boys Track should be sent to Head Coach Nathan Johnson at: njohnson@proctor.k12.mn.us



BOYS RECORDS

100 m Dash

Terrance Wenzel - 10.8 - 2016 - Possible Hand Held time - conversion would be 11.04 - (State Champion in 2016 with a time of 10.92 FAT)

Tom Ruud - 10.9 1985 - Possible Hand Held time - conversion would be - 11.14

200 m Dash

Rod Behm: 22.00 - 1984 - Possible Hand Held Time

Converted to FAT = 22.24

400 m Dash

Rod Behm: 49.30 - 1984 - Possible Hand Held Time

Converted to FAT = 49.44

800 m Run

Don Hanson: 1:58.1 - 1964 - Hand Held Time, no conversion needed

1600 m Run

Garry Bjorklund: 4:03.5 - 1969 - English Mile - Converted to 1600 m time = 4:02.09

3200 m Run

Matt Welch: 9:23.29 - Hamline Elite Meet - 2012

300 m Hurdles

Cameron Pease: 39.10 - Section 7AA - 2024

110 m Hurdles

Cody Evers - 14.70 - Section 7AA - 2024

Pole Vault

Andy Anderson: 13'6'' - 1988

Shot Put

Jim Weiler: 56'9'' - 1985

Discus

Zak McPhee - 166' 3" - 2024 - State Meet

Triple Jump

Rob Smith: 42'10'' - 2002

Long Jump

Brian Lee: 22'5'' - 1980

High Jump

Nick Hoffman: 6' 5 1/2" - 2003

Kolbin Carter: 6'5 1/2" - Matt Kero Invitational - 2022

4x100 Relay

Deke Crandell

Scott Lustig

Brian Hanson

Tyler Houghton - 44.03 - 2006 - FAT

4x200 Relay

Laykn Lyons

Cody Evers

Gavin Tabbert

Cameron Pease - 1:31.31 - Section 7AA - 2024

4x400 Relay

Scott Hanson

Tom Macleod

Kim Beron

Garry Bjorklund - 3:24.6 - 1969 (4x440 yards) - Conversion to 1600m = 3:23.41

4x800 Relay

Tyler Haedrich

Chris Carlson

Romeo Benish

Matt Welch

8:08.31 - 2011 - FAT

1600m Medley Relay (No longer run)

Mike Masessa

Brain Loisel

Rod Behm

Don Joyal 3:24.9 - 1983


LAKE SUPERIOR CONFERENCE RECORDS held by Proctor



110m Hurdles - Cody Evers - 15.31 - 2024

4x800 -Romeo Benish, Matt Welch, Chris Carlson, Tanner Haedrich - 8:19.44 - 2011

300m Hurdles - Cameron Pease - 39.33 - 2024

4x400 - Laykn Lyons, Gavin Tabbert, Zak McPhee, Cameron Pease - 3:29.00 - 2024


Section 7AA RECORDS held by Proctor

110 hurdles - Cody Evers - 14.70 - 2024

Discus - Zak McPhee - 160'5" - 2024

4x400 - Laykn Lyons, Gavin Tabbert, Zak McPhee, Cameron Pease - 3:29.73 - 2024



***** Conversion of old times used the accepted method published by Track and Field News. If times could be confirmed as FAT they were NOT converted. If there is a dispute on a record (hand held vs FAT) contact Coach Johnson. Any evidence provided to dispute a Hand Held and/or converted time will be considered.


Click the link to view ALL TIME Track and Field Performances: CLICK HERE

Click here for Mr. Track and Field Nominee List: CLICK HERE

Rail Alumni Who Competed in College

Click the link for a list of Alumni who have competed in Track and Field in college: CLICK HERE

COACHES

Head Coach Nathan Johnson:  Coach Johnson played football, basketball and ran track in High School where he was a letter winner as a junior and senior in track and football. He was a captain in both track and football as a senior. 

Mr. Johnson has been coaching for 25 years total in track, basketball and football. As well as being the head coach at Proctor, Coach Johnson is a volunteer track coach at the University of Wisconsin - Superior where he helped coach 15 of the top 25 Long Jumpers and 10 of the top 18 Triple Jumpers in the UMAC during the 2023 and 2024 Indoor seasons.

In 2024 Coach Johnson was part of the the UW - Superior Women's coaching staff who earned Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

In Coach Johnson' 8 seasons (indoor and outdoor seasons) of coaching in the UMAC Championships at CSS and UWS he has been part of 15 championship teams.

Coach Johnson was previously an Assistant Track and Field Coach at the College of Saint Scholastica where he coached 8 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Indoor and Outdoor Conference Champions and 17 All UMAC athletes in three seasons. Coach Johnson also assisted in the coaching of a male, four time, National NCAA Division III Heptathlon and Decathlon qualifier and multiple time All American as well as a NCAA Division III female Heptathlon qualifier.

To date Coach Johnson has directly coached 47 individuals at the Minnesota State Track and Field meet and numerous Conference Champions and All Conference Athletes.

Before coaching at St. Scholastica Coach Johnson coached at the High School level for 14 years both at Proctor HS and at Floodwood HS. While at Floodwood he helped to start the track program coaching two athletes at the MN State meet which were the first state participants in any sport for Floodwood High School in their athletic history.

Coach Johnson holds a lifetime license in coaching from the NFHS, and is a Level 1 certified USA Track and Field coach. Coach Johnson is also a member of the MN Track and Field Advisory Committee to the MN State HS League as the Boys AA rep and serves as an At Large Representative to the MN State Coaches Assembly.

Coach Johnson has a Bachelor's Degree in History and English from UW - Superior as well as a teaching license from UW - Superior in Broad Field Social Studies and Language Arts. He also holds a Master's degree from Saint Mary's University in Teaching and Learning and has earned post Master's Degree credits from Concordia University - St. Paul in History.

Mr. Johnson has won several coach of the year awards in basketball and track, both as an assistant coach and as a head coach.  

Coach Johnson teaches American History, Journalism, Criminology and Social Problems at PHS.  

Head Girls - Glen Gilderman: Mr. Gilderman is a former track and field head coach and the former head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage. Coach Gilderman has won multiple Coach of the Year awards and is a sought after expert in hockey. Coach Gilderman is a member of the State Hockey Hall of Fame. As well as being the Head Girls Coach Mr. Gilderman coaches the mid distance and distance runners. Coach Gilderman graduated from the College of St. Scholastica and also holds a Master's Degree. Currently Coach Gilderman teachers Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Leadership and Civic Engagement and Civics at PHS.  

Matt Knight - Boys Sprints/High Jump: Mr. Knight coaches the male sprinters, male relays as well as the High Jump. Coach Knight holds a degree from the College of St. Scholastica and is an English teacher at PHS. 

Breanna Shofner - Long Jump,Triple Jump:  Coach Shofner joins the Rails for the 2024 season. Coach Shofner was a stand out sprinter and jumper at the College of St. Scholastica where she was a top performer and leader on the team. Coach Shofner holds an Elementary Education degree, has taught in California and is currently a Tech Specialist in the Duluth School District. Coach Shofner will be working with the Long and Triple Jump.

Jen Harnell - Mid Distance/Long Distance: Coach Harnell rejoins the Rails and will be working with the Mid and Long Distance runners. Coach Harnell is a former Head Soccer Coach, has coached Nordic skiing and was an assistant track and field coach. She teaches math at PHS.

Jeff Gunderson - Girls Sprints: Coach Gunderson joins the Rails Track team as a sprints coach after coaching numerous sports at PHS, including boys and girls hockey as well as being a long time football coach. Coach Gunderson holds a Master's Degree from UW - Superior where he also earned his teaching certification. Coach Gunderson teaches World History at PHS.

Owen Brenna - Throws: Coach Brenna is a former PHS thrower who was a great leader and thrower for the program. Coach Brenna is a student at the College of St. Scholastica where he is majoring in Accounting. Coach Brenna works with the throws group.

Tanner Thode - Throws: Coach Thode joins the Rails this year and will work with the throws group. Coach Thode is a recent graduate of UMD where he was a thrower. Coach Thode student taught with Coach Johnson and Coach Gilderman in the fall of 2023 and brings a great deal of throws experience to the Rails. Coach Thode was also a standout football player for Farmington High School.

Dean Dalhvang- Hurdles, Volunteer Coach: Coach Dahlvang has coached hurdles for Proctor for a number of years. Coach Dahlvang works in the Technology Department for Proctor Public Schools. Coach Dahlvang ran track for the North Dakota State where he was a hurdler. Coach Dahlvang holds a Math and Computer Science Degree from NDSU and has won Volunteer of the Year awards from Section 7.  

Annika Voss - Mid Distance/Long Distance - Guide Runner: Coach Voss is a former PHS runner where she qualified multiple times for State in Cross Country and Track and Field. Coach Voss ran at the college level for the University of Mary and the College of St. Scholastica. Coach Voss is currently a student at Gonzaga University where she is studying online for her Master's Degree. Coach Voss helps with the Mid and Long Distance group as well as serving as a guide runner for a visually impaired athlete.

Mike Michelizzi - Middle School: Coach Michelizzi is a former PHS student and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Superior. Coach Michelizzi has a double major in Social Studies and Language Arts.

Tanner Liubakka - Middle School: Coach Liubakka is in his second year coaching MS track. Coach Liubakka works for the USG Corporation in Cloquet.


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