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Preseason Meeting Info


NHS Outdoor Track 2022 Informational Meeting


Boys Head Coach: Alex Joseph -

Girls Head Coach: Jen Deschenes-Emord -

Hurdles Coach: Will Le - 

Throwers Coach : Zach Poole -

Important Dates:

March 1-17: Registration dates 

How To Register - Registration Information

* Physicals will be offered by the nurse on 3/9 for anyone who does not have an up to    date physical. Students must register in the nurse's office by 3/2.

*** Anyone who has previously tested positive for COVID and has NOT submitted a Medical Authorization for to the Nurse will need to do so by 3/11 in order to ensure starting their season on time.*** 


March 21: First practice, 3:15 @ the track

April 5: First meet


  • Remind

    • Boys @nhsbtrack, girls @nhsgirlstf

  • 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 will hold optional pre-season conditioning starting Monday, March 7th @ 2:45pm and meet every M, W, F until the season starts. Meet near the gym. I strongly encourage anyone thinking of competing in distance events to attend, but if you canít, be sure youíre doing easy running on your own (30 minutes at an easy pace). I also encourage everyone on the distance team to get the strava app and join the NHS track group so I can see how things are going training-wise.

  • Sprinters

  • Throws

  • Hurdles - core 4-5x per week, hip flexors 3-4x per week, easy run 4-5x per week (I also highly encourage you to attend the distance pre-season conditioning)


  • Monday-Friday @ 3:15 @ the track. End time will vary by event, but will be no later than 5:15. Distance will be done by 4:30 most days.

  • Saturday @ 10:00am @ the track.

  • Locker rooms will be open this year to change. Please be on the track ready to practice at 3:15.

  • 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 typically fall on Tuesday afternoons beginning at 3:45 and are usually about 2 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.

    • 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

  • 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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