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Preseason Meeting Info


NHS Outdoor Track 2024 Informational Meeting


Jen Deschenes Emord, Wilmarie Rodriguez, Ben Austin, Brittany Kriley

Important Dates:

Feb 12-March 14: Registration opens

How To Register - Registration Information

March 16: First practice, 9:00am @ the track

April 2: First meet


  • Remind: send a text to 81010

    • Boys @nhsbtrack, girls @nhsgirlstf, Distance @newidist

  • Website: and go to the outdoor track page. Meet and weekly schedule will be posted there.

Preseason: Preseason prep is crucial to being prepared for the first day of practice. Core workout, easy running, lifting, etc should start today.

  • Distance - EASY run, 30-50 minutes 6x a week. Iím at NHS most days at 2:45 outside of the auditorium with indoor track, everyone is welcome to join. Join the distance remind for more information.

  • Sprinters - core 4-5x per week, hip flexors 3-4x per week, easy run 4-5x per week 

  • Throws


  • Monday-Friday: Distance 3:00-4:30, Sprints 3:00-5:00. Throws: Jumpers may be a bit later.

  • Saturday: 9:00am @ the track.

  • Be ready to practice at start time. 

  • Running shoes/clothes, water, spikes (if you have them) is all you need for practice. A watch is highly recommended but not mandatory. Doesnít have to be anything special like an apple or gps watch, just something to keep time.

  • Anything not needed for practice (cell phone, airpods, etc) can be left in your bag/backpack for the duration of practice.

  • Meets

  • Meets typically fall on Tuesday afternoons beginning at 3:45 and are usually about 2.5-3 hours long. We will add a few invitationals to the schedule once we find out their dates. Those meets are usually on a Friday or Saturday and are longer than a regular meet.

  • There will be some away meets where we only bring our varsity athletes.

    • For home meets, we will all meet at the track at 2:45pm for meet setup.

    • For away meets, the bus will leave the track at 2:45pm.

  • Athletes can compete in up to 4 events per meet. Events are:

    • Relays: 4x100, 4x400, 4x800

    • Sprints: 100m, 200m, 400m

    • Hurdles: 100/110m, 300m

    • Distance: 800m, 1600m, 3200m

    • Throws: Discus, Shot, Javelin

    • Jumps: Long jump, high jump, triple jump, pole vault

Varsity Requirements (achieve any of the following):

  • Score a total of 20 points throughout the season

  • Compete at Conference

  • Compete at states

Season Objectives

  • Win or place in as many events as possible. 

  • Improvement throughout the season

  • Confidence and positivity among the team as a whole

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