Track Information

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    2022 Track Season

    Grades 6, 7, & 8

    Coaches

    • Britany Eisenzimer (Head Coach)- bmeisenzimer@mcpsmt.org 
    • Josh Hiday
    • Chris Whiteman
    • Jessica Conner
    • Tawny Hansen
    • Riley Coleman

    2020-21 SEASON INFORMATION

    • Season - 4/6-5/18
    • Signup Due Date - 4/6
    • 1st Day of Practice - 4/6

    Welcome to CS Porter track. We are all looking forward to a fun-filled, action-packed, successful season!  This is just a brief note to inform you of what to expect this season.

    Paperwork

    Students will be required to turn in the following three items by Wednesday, April 6th. Interested students will be given paper copies of the forms this week to bring home. You can also click the links below and print at your convenience. 

    Practices

    • 3:00-4:30 pm M-W and 2:00-3:30 pm Th each week of the season, starting April 6th. 
    • Transportation is not provided after practice, so each athlete will need to plan for their own transportation,
    • Practices are mandatory if athletes expect to participate at the meets. 
    • Attendance will be taken daily, so make sure you are there on time.
    • We understand emergencies arise, but please try to avoid scheduling appointments etc. when there is practice after school.  
    • Please communicate with a coach if you are going to miss practice.
    • Athletes are required to have a minimum of 6 practices before the first competition.
    • If athletes have not made an effort to communicate about any absences, they may not be registered for the next track meet.

    Meets

    • Dates: 
      • 4/21- 9:30 am-4pm MCPS stadium
        5/5-  9:30 am-4pm at MCPS stadium
        5/11- 9:30 am-4pm at MCPS stadium
        5/18- Meet of Champions
    • Please inform your coach if you will be unable to attend a meet. 
    • We also request that the athletes stay until the end of each meet to support their teammates
    • Our team will walk to Big Sky on the morning of each meet. Transportation not provided after the meet. All athletes should arrange a ride home.

    Dress/Equipment/Etc.

    • CS Porter will supply jerseys for the competition as well as all equipment needed (e.g. shot puts, batons, tape measures)
    • Athletes are responsible for bringing the following to all practices and games:
      • Snacks-you know your own body…if you need fuel, prepare! Make it healthy!
      • Warm clothes-remember it is spring in Montana…hats, gloves, tights, rain gear may be necessary!

    Events

    Every athlete is required to participate in at least 2 events and no more than 5. The events can be different every meet.  For this reason, it is important athletes make an effort to practice all their events each week.

    • Athletes have the option of throwing, running, and/or jumping events
    • Throwing:  shot put and javelin
    • Jumping:  long jump, triple jump, and high jump
    • Running:  Sprints (100 m, 200m, 400m), long distance (800m, 1600m)
    • Hurdles:  100m hurdles
    • Relays:  Team events of 4 participants.  4 x 100 (400m) Relay and 4x400 (1600m) Relay
    Volunteers
     
    We are currently looking for volunteers to run events or to help out in other ways at our Track Meets.  If you would like to help out, please complete the onboarding process at our new web-based volunteer platfrom below:  
     
    Grade Check

    Academic Eligibility:  Before students can participate in middle school athletics, he/she must meet academic requirements.  To be academically eligible, students must be earning a passing grade in all subjects.  Grade checks are completed weekly by school personnel.  Students who are not eligible one week may be eligible the next, depending on classroom performance.  Non-eligible students are notified and may participate in practices but not competitions.  Students who are absent or are serving an Out of School suspension are not eligible to participate in practices or competitions that are scheduled on those days.  Student absences for a documented legal, medical, dental, or school related activity are exempt.  Student academic eligibility is subject to review based on IDEA and Section 504 of the ADA.

    Behavioral Eligibility

    Students who receive Major or multiple Minor Office Discipline Referrals will not be eligible to participate in meets occurring during the week of the offense(s).  Any student serving a suspension is also suspended from all school activities on that day or days.

    Track Equipment

    If students have additional bags, shoes, equipment, etc. that they are bringing for practice and do not want to carry throughout the day, they can store this in the conference room by the office. Students can bring their equipment at the beginning of the day and pick it up at the conclusion of the day before practice. 

    • CS Porter will supply jerseys for competition as well as all equipment needed (e.g. shot puts, batons, tape measures)
    • Athletes are responsible for bringing the following to all practices and games:
      • Athletic shoes ( Athletes may wear 1/8" pyramid spikes - optional.)
      • Snacks-you know your own body…if you need fuel, prepare!  Make it healthy!
      • Warm clothes-remember it is spring in Montana…hats, gloves, tights, rain gear may be necessary!