FMS Track and Field
What is track and field?
100 meter hurdles
- 1/4 lap, The runner sprints the straight side of the track jumping over a series of hurdles.
100 meter dash
- 1/4 lap, The runner sprints the straight side of the track as fast as possible
200 meter dash
- 1/2 lap, The runner sprints half of the track as fast as possible
400 meter run
- 1 lap, This is a mid distance event which required a strong sprint but enough endurance to maintain speed all the way around the track
800 meter run
- 2 laps
1600 meter run
- 4 laps, also referred to as "the mile"
Relay events, a metal baton is passed from runner to runner:
- Each member of the 4 person team sprints 1/4 of the track for a total of 1 lap
- Each member of the 4 person team sprints 1/2 of the track for a total of 2 laps
- Each member of the 4 person team runs 1 full lap for a total of 4 laps
- A person runs and jumps backwards over a vertical bar and lands on a mat.
- A person sprints down the runway and jumps as far as possible into a sand pit
- Similar to the long jump but the jumper leaps off of a foot, landing on the same foot, steps to the other foot and launches to land on both feet into a sand pit
- A person runs down a runway with a long stick that is place in a groove in the ground that propels the athlete high over a vertical bar and landing on a mat
- Athletes throw a heavy round ball as far as they can
- Athletes throw a round metal disc as far as they can
Track and field is like no other sport because of the diversity of athletes that are required to make the whole team a success. Consequently you make a lot of friends!
Get in shape!
Track and field creates opportunities for young athletes to compete in non-contact events, testing endurance, athleticism, and strength.
So... we might play a game or two...
Get in shape!
This is where you will find the season meet schedule, FMS track and field record board, meet results, and instructions for Remind 101
How do I sign up? What else do I need to know?
- Click the link to the google form and let us know you plan to participate! We will use this information to assemble a preliminary roster to check for your physicals and also so we have an idea of who and how many to expect on the first day of practice. Don't worry, if you don't "sign up" and you still want to join, talk to one of the coaches and we will get you involved!
- You will need a current sports physical on file with the school before you can actively participate in practice or competition. You must have 14 active practices before you can compete. Click the link that says "MSHSAA sports physical form" to download a copy to take to your doctor if you have not already gotten your physical this year.
- You must also stay in academically good standing to participate. If a student has 2 or more F's, he/she will become ineligible to compete. More detailed information will be available in the FMS track handbook that you will receive at the parent meeting on Wednesday, March 11th, at 5:00 pm in the FMS gym.
- Practice will start Wednesday March 4th and be Monday - Friday until 5:30 pm. Practice will be held at the middle school for the first week and then we will be transported to the high school and will practice there for the remainder of the season, weather permitting.
- You will be under the direction and supervision of Coach Yates, Coach Payne, Coach Braun, and Coach E. Knipe.
- The first day of practice is Wednesday, March 4th. You will need comfortable athletic clothes and shoes for practice. There is optional equipment that can be purchased as the season progresses but more information about that will come as we get into the season. For the first week of practice, boys and girls will dismiss after the 2nd bell, get your belongings from your lockers, and report directly to the middle school locker rooms to change. You will leave your things in the locker room to be secured until practice is over and dismiss to your parents from there. You will not be permitted to go back to your lockers after practice.