Updated: 2/18 11:00 am (latest items marked with an *):
Outdoor Track is a Spring team sport which takes place from Monday, 2/24 – Saturday, 6/06. Practices are held Monday-Friday afternoons from 4-6 pm.
TRYOUT / REGISTRATION - Go to the Registration Tab (on the left or bottom of this screen) and complete the online form to signup to tryout for the team. Also click on the link to receive Outdoor Track Remind Messages from coaches.
TRYOUTS / SQUAD SELECTION – Tryouts will be held the week of Feb. 24-28. Selection for the Varsity squad will be based on your performances in time trials, effort at practices and ability to work well with coaches & teammates. All squads are open to FHS students in grades 9-12 who have parental and a doctor’s permission to participate. Students must have passed 5 classes last year and passing 5 classes during the 1st semester of this year.
- Field Events: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Pole Vault
PRACTICES – We meet on the track at the bottom of the stairs from the ticket booth. During practice we will utilize the track, football field, band field, nearby trails and the weight rooms. Daily attendance is mandatory.
ABSENCE NOTIFICATION: Please use the following link to notify coaches of any planned absences from practices or meets. For meets, we generally need to know at least 1 week prior to the meet to avoid entering you in the meet and paying for a spot which will not be used. https://forms.gle/i6XnsytGv8uGRFbJ6
MEETS – There will be approximately 5 Invitational Meets, 4 Open meets, and District/Regional/State Championships. Open meets allow unlimited entries, so all may participate. They are typically held on Wednesdays from 5-9 pm. Invitational meets are limited to 2-3 entries per event and usually held on Saturdays from 9-6 pm and some Friday evenings. We will post our meet schedule as soon as it's available. Scoring at meets is based on points for place finishes in each event (typically 1st place-10 pts, 2nd place-8 pts, etc). The team with the most points wins. Individuals can qualify for Regionals and/or State by hitting specific event standards or by placing high in the qualifying meets.
VARSITY LETTERING REQUIREMENTS - See the Documents section.
QUALIFYING STANDARDS - Our District / Regional / State automatic qualifying standards will be posted soon under Documents.
TEAM ROSTER - A team roster will be posted after tryouts.
TRACK SURFACE: The school has instructed us to never shovel the track so as not to damage it. The rubber surface is thin and can rip or crack easily.
OLD POSTS: INTEREST MEETING - There will be an information meeting for new & returning athletes on Thursday, 2/13 from 3:15-4:00 pm in Library. Come meet the new head coach, Marcus Odell, and learn about the registration requirements, tryouts, varsity selection and team apparel.
PARENTS MEETING - There will be an information meeting for athletes & parents on Thursday, 2/13 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the library (enter through door #1 & go upstairs). Come meet the new head coach, Marcus Odell, and learn about team registration requirements, tryouts, varsity selection and team apparel.