Track Information

What do you do in Track and Field?

1. We will stretch, do drills, run and work on what events you are best suited for and then practice, practice, practice.

2. Wear shorts, t-shirts (no spaghetti strap shirts) , running shoes, good socks, sunscreen, and a hat if need. We encourage you not to wear your PE uniform. In the past students have forgotten to bring PE uniforms back to school and have received non-suits. If you do wear your PE uniform you must be responsible to bring it back to school for PE class. Coaches are not responsible for your PE Uniforms.

3. Bring a healthy snack and plenty of water. Hydration is very important.

4. Meets will start after school around 3-4 pm. There will be meets at San Marcos High School and other North County areas. We will have a district meet at San Marcos High School where the 3 San Marcos middle schools will race for the district trophy. We also have an opportunity to participate in 2 meets and the Optimist Meet in Oceanside.

5. During meets you are able to participate in 2 running + 1 field event + a possible relay. Or 1 running + 2 field events + a possible plus a relay.

Teams:

6th grade boys

6th grade girls

7th grade boys

7th grade girls

8th grade boys

8th grade girls

Running events:

Mile (4x’s around track)

800 meter (twice around the track) 

400 meter (one time around track)

200 meter (half way around track)

100 m

75 m hurdles (75 m while jumping over hurdles)

4x100 relay (team of 4 person race with baton) 100 meter each

Field events

Shot put (throwing a 6 to 8 lb steel ball)

High jump (jumping over a high bar and landing on pad)

Long jump (running and jumping into sand pit)