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Preseason Meeting Info


NHS Outdoor Track 2023 Informational Meeting


Boys Head Coach: Alex Joseph -

Girls Head Coach: Jen Deschenes-Emord -

Assistants: Wilmarie Rodriguez, Will Le

Important Dates:

Feb 22-March 17: Registration opens

How To Register - Registration Information

March 18: First practice, 9:00am @ the track

April 4: First meet


  • Remind: send a text to 81010

    • Boys @nhsbtrack, girls @nhsgirlstf NEW 2023: Distance @newingtono

  • 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.

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

  • Throws

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


  • Monday-Friday: Distance 3:00-4:30, Sprints 3:15-5:15. Jumpers may be a bit later.

    Meet at the track.

  • 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. Doesn’t 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 typically fall on Tuesday afternoons beginning at 3:45 and are usually about 2-3 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

  • Have fun :)

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