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Welcome to Eastlake Track and Field.  Please take a few minutes to review the information below and the information available to you on this website.

The calendar page will include all the meetings, meets, and banquet schedules– if you would like this information on your phone, download the SportsEngine App and search for Eastlake T&F.  The schedule will include links for driving directions to the meets.

IMPORTANT DATES - see Calendar tab for all events

  • February 25th – First Day of Practice
  • March 4th – Parent Meeting (please plan to have at least one parent attend) 7:00-8:00 @ the EHS Theater
  • March 20th – First meet vs Redmond at Eastlake 4:00. Must have 10 practices to participate. It takes a small army of parents to put on a meet, please volunteer, no experience necessary. 
  • May 8th, 9th, 10th – Kingco League Championships. Final meet for whole team and qualifier for State Championship.
  • June 4th - Banquet

TEAM PHILOSOPHY

Our team philosophy is simple. We want everyone to reach their potential and end the season with a greater passion for excellence, not just in Track & Field, but in all aspects of life. Wolf Strong, Pack Strong.

COMMUNICATIONS

Effective communication from athlete to parents for a team of more than 180 athletes is often difficult. We employ several forms of communication to try and solve this challenge.

  • Practice: We expect athletes to communicate any changes to practice schedule or meets to parent. We rarely change practice locations or times, but we will let the athletes know at least the day before of any practice changes.
  • Email: We have an email list that we leverage for communication to parents. Emails are attained when you complete the team registration.
  • Webpage: will be your primary resource.

TRACK & FIELD EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Track & Field only requires a few pieces of gear to be an effective athlete.

  • Training shoes: a good pair of training shoes is vital to stay healthy all season and maximize performance and bodies health. When purchasing track & filed shoes, go to a store where the staff can properly outfit you with foot gear for your specific event. Expensive is not necessarily better. Do not buy Nike Free, or minimalist/barefoot shoes, unless you have first cleared it with the coach. These shoes are designed for a specific training purpose and should not be used as an athlete’s primary training shoe. If you want to buy a 2nd pair of shoes to be used for interval days then a lighter training shoe can be purchased. Talk with your event coaches, they are happy to help.
  • Water bottle: It is important to stay hydrated before, during and after practice, so bring a water bottle with your name on it. 
  • Training socks: Blisters are a necessary evil for athletes. Proper shoes and running socks can help significantly in preventing blisters. 
  • Training clothes: It is not necessary to buy expensive running tops and short, just be sure to wear comfortable clothing to practices.
  • Cold weather gear: Spring in the NW is full of rainy, windy, and cold days.  Long sleeve T-shirts, sweatshirts, running pants, a hat and a pair of gloves will be helpful for training.   See gear guidelines under practice requirements.  Gortex rain jackets will be checked out to each athlete to wear at meets.  If the jacket is not returned at the end of the season a fine will be issued.

PRACTICE - please see practice tab

 

VARSITY LETTER REQUIREMENTS
Track and Field is an extremely difficult and rewarding sport.  The following formula will be used to award varsity letters.

Varsity Letter Awards recipients must fulfill 2 of these 5 requirements:

  • Kingco, or State qualifiers
  • 3.5+ GPA
  • No unexcused absences and attending all meets
  • 3rd+ year out for T&F
  • PR at Kingco (JV or Varsity) in 1 or more events.

MEETS

Track and Field meets are where all the hard work pays off. This means that we compete in every meet.  Make sure you are appropriately dressed for the weather.  Not all away meets have concessions available, so bring a snack or lunch if it’s an all-day meet and your water bottle.

INVITATIONALS

Invitationals involve multiple teams (usually 20-50) and provide athletes an opportunity to challenge themselves against a broad range of competitors. This is a critical part of our team’s preparation for Kingco and the post season championships. Most invites have qualifying standards, which limits the number of athletes that can compete. Event Coaches will let athletes know if they are invited. Invitationals take place on Fridays and Saturdays. All Invitationals are listed on the calendar.

KINGCO/STATE

Track and Field athletes are trained to ideally reach their peak performance level at the  end of the season.  The championship meets begin with Kingco League Championships. These are the final opportunity for the everyone on the team to compete, and improve upon their personal records (PR). 

Kingco – is comprised  of  a JV and V meets  over 3 days.  Kingco Varsity Championship takes place on Wednesday & Friday.  The top 16 individuals and top 8 relay teams compete in this event.  Individual and team trophies  are awarded at the Varsity meet.  All other athletes will compete at the Kingco JV Championship on Thursday. 

State – The top two individuals and top two relay teams from Varsity Kingco qualify for the State Championship. This event brings together the best 16 individuals and relay teams from across Washington State to crown the State Champions.