Track Information

  • 2024 Track Season

    Grades 6, 7, & 8


    • Head Coach- Josh Hiday
    • Assistant Coaches- Josh Rollins, Kacee Lipscombe, Rob Peterson, Lukas Lindeman

    Welcome to C.S. 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.


    • Season -  April 1st- 
    • Sign up Due Date - April 3rd
    • 1st Day of Practice -  April 1st - May 21st

    Track Schedule Subject to Change

    MCPS MS TRACK Schedule


    Practices: Mondays- Wednesdays 2:45-4:30. Meet in Gibson Gym.

    • Meet Schedule
      • Wednesday, April 10 -- 6th grade only meet in Frenchtown 9:30-3:30

        Wednesday, April 10 – 7&8 Meet at MCPS stadium 9:30-3:30

        Wednesday, April 24- MCPS Meet 1 MCPS Stadium 9:30-3:30 pm

        Wednesday, May 1, – MCPS Meet 2 MCPS Stadium 9:30-3:30

        Tuesday, May 7 – MCPS  Meet 3, MCPS Stadium 9:30-3:30

        Tuesday, May 14 - MCPS Meet of Champion Qualifier 9:30-3:30 pm Top 5 move on to Meet of champions

                      Tuesday, May 21 Meet of Champions @ Frenchtown High School 10:00 am-4 pm. (Only athletes who qualify)

    -->6th Grade Only Frenchtown Meet- Students will be bussed to Frenchtown. A return bus will come back at 2:00 for students finished with events or who do not have their own transportation. If students don't have their own transportation home, they will have to return on the bus at 2:00 regardless of events. 

    -->Students will walk to Big Sky for all other track meets.  Parents will need to pick them up from the stadium after the meets.



    Students must turn in the following three items by Wednesday, April 3rd. Interested students can pick up athletic forms at the front office. You can also click the links below and print them at your convenience. 

    1. MCPS Athletics Waiver
      1. Signature of an adult and student’s printed name.
    2. $25 Activity Fee
      1. Make checks payable to  CS Porter Middle School.  
    3. MCPS Concussion Protocol
    4. MCPS Student in Good Standing


    • Starting April 1st Mondays-Wednesdays: 2:50-4:30 pm; Thursdays: 2:00-3:30 pm each week of the season.
    • 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 in 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 5 practices before the first competition. **Exceptions for wrestlers or play participants**
    • If athletes have not made an effort to communicate about any absences, they may not be registered for the next track meet.
    • Athletes are expected to stay on campus after school and before practice. They MAY NOT leave campus and come back for practice. 


    Athletes will walk to all track meets at MCPS Stadium at Big Sky High School. Students can walk back to school after the meet or be picked up at Big Sky.  

    A bus will be provided to and from the Frenchtown track meet. 


    • CS Porter will supply jerseys for the competition as well as all equipment needed (e.g. shotputs, 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! Snacks and water will not be provided. 
      • Warm clothes-remember it is spring in Montana…hats, gloves, tights, and rain gear may be necessary!
      • 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 them in the conference room by the office. Students can bring their equipment at the beginning of the day and pick it up at the end of the day before practice.   


    Every athlete is required to participate in at least two events and no more than five. The events can be different at 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, discus, 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


    We are looking for volunteers to run events or help out in other ways at our Track Meets.  If you would like to help out, please complete the onboarding process at our web-based volunteer platform below:  

    Grade Check

    Academic Eligibility:  Before students can participate in middle school athletics, they must meet academic requirements.  To be academically eligible, students must earn 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.

    Track Eligibility Requirements

    Track athletes must be in compliance of MCPS Student-in-Good-Standing requirements. 


      Students in Good Standing earn passing grades (D or higher) in all classes.  

      • NO Fs


      Students in Good Standing have prompt, regular attendance.

      The eligibility of students who have missed five or more days of school or practice in one season will be ineligible for competition.  If a student is absent on a game day and does not have a doctor note for the absence they will not be allowed to play that day.



      Students in Good Standing abide by all expectations listed in the Middle School Behavior Plan.

      • No competing on the day if a minor ODR is earned

        No major ODRs, no more than 4 minor ODRs 

    MCPS Student-In-Good-Standing

    Track Behavior Success Criteria