Many timing sites forget to tell you who they are — we don’t want that to happen. We have several key members of our organization who handle most of your event management and arrange for your timing services. We also act as dealers of IPICO and FinishLynx Timing products. We are also Hytek certified timers.
Here is a little bit more about some of our key people:
Lindsey is the owner of MichianaTiming.com LLC and she is one of our most experienced triathlon timers. She has for many years worked at state championship track and field meets and handles data entry rapidly. Lindsey has extensive experience in timing cross country meets and road races over a number of years. Lindsey has also received advanced training in the Jaguar Chip Timing System. Lindsey ran in high school and for one year of college.
Don ran competitively in track and cross country in high school and college. He has directed road races for over 20 years now and recently has managed numerous cross country meets with up to 2500 competitors. Don is considered by many to be an expert in the use of technology in road racing and track and field. He has extensive experience with the FinishLynx FAT Timing System and is one of our trained Chip System Operators. He has utilized a number of race management softwares including HyTek, Easy Meet Manager, MeetPro and RaceTab. He is a beta user of many race and timing products.
Rob is a principle member of MichianaTiming and he handles much of the detail behind the scenes including design of our WiFi network used to bring real time results to our live results at select finish lines. Rob has timed road runs, youth running events and done triathlon timing. Rob rowed while in school and can bring our timing expertise to your kayaking or other water event. Rob is also in charge of finish line photography for many of our events.
Jacob is one of our busiest timers. He is proficient using FinishLynx, HyTek and Chip Systems among other programs and hardware. He times five to seven days a week throughout track and cross country seasons, throughout the midwest. He ran for GR Christian HS and Calvin College. Jacob’s running nerd-dom and ability to remember athletes gives him an edge over most timers and has earned him the nickname “Rain Man” within the organization. His timing experience includes the MHSAA LP D2 Finals, numerous collegiate championships and multiple camera sets.
Eliot joined our team in 2017-2018 track season, but became a trusted timer. With head timer at the MHSAA D1 and Horizon League Championships credentials during his first season, he has shown the ability to handle high level competition as well as complicated multi-camera sets. His easygoing personality is a nice counter-balance to a couple of our other timers who can seem tightly wound, but don’t let his fantastic demeanor fool you — he is sharp, quick and accurate — he is just hard to rattle.
Mark and Lisa Werley
Mark and Lisa are a husband/wife team, both retired from full-time employment in the Zeeland Public School System. The pace of the MichianaTiming.com LLC Team fits with their current desire to work like crazy in several month batches, followed by the resulting opportunity to visit grand kids in Texas and Arizona. Mark has years of handling and organizing big events, having been the D2 MHSAA Track and Field Meet Manager a number of times. Mark and Lisa are proficient track and field, road race and cross country timers having handled large invites, MHSAA regional cross country and track, MITCA D4 Championships and the MHSAA D4 Championships, to name a few.
Brittany has extensive experience in timing cross country, road runs and track and field meets. She is extremely proficient in reading FinishLynx images accurately and rapidly. She has worked at many championship level meets over the past number of years. Brittany often assists with pre-event planning and race day rapid registration. Brittany has received extensive training on our Chip Timing Systems and has probably logged more hours evaluating FinishLynx photos than any other member of our staff.
Deb Hamacher/Ann Goodman
Deb is one of our first timers and one of our most durable timers. She began as a cross country and road race timer and now heads an FAT timing crew and cross country crew, most often joined by her sister Ann. Deb has worked at numerous middle school, high school and collegiate meets including several MIAA, MHSAA and MITCA state track championships and numerous MHSAA regional meets in both track and cross country.
Brian is one of the most experienced track and cross country minds in the mid-west. He has been the Division One MHSAA LP Meet Manager on numerous occasions including 2013. Brian has experience as a FinishLynx operator and as a Hytek operator.
We use about a dozen other people on a regular basis. Each brings different talents to the table, but they range from experts in multi-camera, multi-finish line FinishLynx set-ups to chip timing specialists.