Welcome to the 2022 track season!
Note on WEATHER and CLOTHING: It has been a TOUGH spring! Whenever the weather allows it, we will be outside for practice. Please dress appropriately. Have warm clothes - jacket, sweatshirt, hat and gloves - available at school for the entire season.
Thursday 4/21 The rescheduled Conference Relays will be held as a regular meet at Hastings on April 21. Field and running events will begin at 2:30. Athletes will be released from class at 12:45, and should ready for the bus by 1:00.
A note from your coaches...
Track and field is a fantastic sport where anyone with the desire can participate and be a part of the team. Though every athlete should set different goals for themselves, the sensation of success feels the same. As coaches, our purpose is to help you achieve your individual goals. And success is not based on talent alone. Hard work, mental toughness, great training, and desire are all part of the equation. So give your best, train hard, be dedicated to your goals and make your time here worthwhile!
Through your experience on the team, we also hope you gain great insight into yourself. We hope you learn how to push yourself to the limit and then reflect on how far you’ve come. We hope you learn more about being healthy physically and mentally. We hope you learn to love track as a lifetime sport. We hope you share many friendships and that together you make unforgettable memories as members of this team. And we hope you are proud to be a part of Tartan athletics. Best of luck to you this season!
How do new athletes figure out what events to do?
There are several common categories of events in track and field. The broad categories are Sprints (100 Meters, 200 Meters, and sprint relays) Mid Distance (400 Meter and 800 Meter and Relays), Distance (1600 Meter and 3200 Meters), Hurdles (100 Meter and 300 Meter), Jumps (Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, and Pole Vault) Throws (Shot and Discus).
Athletes are encouraged to try a variety of events, but it is also important to know what you’re good at. Are you a super-fast runner at short distances and have a fast stride turnover? You might be good at sprints. Do you have great coordination as well as speed? You might try hurdles.
Do you have a strong upper body? You might be good at throwing events like shot put and discus. Do you have a lot of elasticity in your body? You might be a good candidate for long sprints or jumping.
As coaches, we may see something in you and suggest certain events. If you really aren’t sure, you can also try a few different events and see which you like best.
Interest and Questions?
Please contactHead Girls Coach: Tracy Brown (she/her)School phone: 651-702-8862
Google voice: 651-337-9297