Track Information

  • 2019 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Track Season

    April 11th - May 15th (May 21st for Meet of Champions qualifiers)

    Welcome to Wildcat 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. 


    Meet of Champions Event Schedule - 5/21/19 

    • Students will be bused from WMS at 8:45 AM to the stadium at Big Sky High School.  
    • Parents are required to pick up students from Big Sky.  We encourage all athletes to stay for the whole meet and support their teammates, but parents are allowed to pick up their students after their event is over. 
    • The meet is expected to get over around 3:30/4:00, but due to the size of the event it will be difficult to know exactly when it will be over.
    • Please wash your uniforms and bring them back to the front office by Friday May 24th.  




    Students will be required to turn in the following two items TO THE OFFICE by Friday April 5th, or they will be unable to compete or practice until these two items are turned in.

    • MCPS Waiver and Concussion release
      • Signature of an adult and student signature
      • $25 Activity Fee
        • Make checks payable to Washington Middle School.
        • Scholarships are available. Speak to Hendrickson, if you need scholarship.
      • $5 Uniform Fee
        • WMS has purchased new uniforms for the 2019 season.  In order to help with costs, each athlete will pay a $5 uniform fee instead of purchasing a t-shirt like we have done in the past.
        • Make checks payable to Washington Middle School.
        • Scholarships are available. Speak to Hendrickson, if you need scholarship.
        • Uniform must be returned at the end of the season.


    • Due to the large number of athletes that participate in track, a Code of Conduct will be sent home the first day of track that will have student athlete expectations for the season including behavioral expectations.  If a student receives 3 minor ODR's (as defined by the WMS student handbook) they we not be able to participate in the next event.  If a student receives 5 minor ODR's they will be removed from the team.  If a student receives 1 major ODR, they will not be able to participate in the next event.  If a student receives 2 major ODR's they will be removed from the team.  Any behavior that results in a citation from law enforcement will be cause for immediate removal from the team.


    • April 11th thru May 15th
    • If an athlete qualifies in the top 5 in the city, the season is extended and the Meet of Champions is May 21st


    • 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 in before the first competition.
    • If athletes have not made an effort to communicate about any absences, he or she may not be registered for the events in the next track meet.


    • 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.
    • EVENTS
      • Every athlete is required to participate in at least 2 events and no more than 5.
      • Athletes can choose different events for every meet. For this reason, it is important athletes make an effort to practice all their events each week.
      • Meets at Sentinel (Stegner Field) – We will walk over as a team to the track.
      • Parents are responsible for picking up their athletes. There will be NO bus back to WMS

    SCHEDULE - updated 4/23/19

    Monday's - 3:30 - 4:30 (agility and co-ordination days)

    Tuesday's - 3:30 - 5:00 (Sprint training/ Distance/ Throws )

    Wednesday's 3:30 - 5:00 (Hurdles / Jumps/Functional Strength)

    Thursday's Practice days  - 2:30 - 4:00 - 4/11 and 4/18

    Thursday's Meet dayss- 2:30 - 6:30 - 4/25 (cancelled due to repairs being done on track), 5/2, 5/9 @ Sentinel (Stegner Field) 

         Meet of Champions - 5/21 @ Big Sky HS - all day

    Friday's (when Sentinel's track is available for practice) - 3:30 - 5:00

    April        5 (Fri)           Paperwork and $30 due to office (activity fee + uniform fee)

    WEEK 1

    April        11 (thu)         2:30 – 4:00 Practice

    WEEK 2

    April        15 (Mon)        3:30 – 4:30 Practice

                  16 (Tue)         3:30 – 5:00 Practice

                  17 (Wed)        3:30 – 5:00 Practice

                  18 (Thu)         2:30 – 4:00 Practice (final register for April 25th meet)

                  19 (Fri)          3:30 – 5:00 Practice (Sentinel Track)

    WEEK 3             

    April       22 (Mon)         No School / No Practice

                  23 (Tue)         3:30 – 5:00 Practice (Sentinel Track)

                  24 (Wed)        3:30 – 5:00 Practice

                  25 (Thu)         2:30 – 4:30 - Meet cancelled - practice instead

                  26 (Fri)          3:30 – 5:00 Practice (Sentinel Track)


    WEEK 4             

    April       29 (Mon)        3:30 – 4:30 Practice

                  30 (Tue)        3:30 – 5:00 Practice

    May         1 (Wed)        3:30 – 5:00 Practice

                   2 (Thu)         2:30 – 6:30 - 2nd Meet (Sentinel Track)

                   3 (Fri)           PRACTICE CANCELLED


    WEEK 5             

    May        6 (Mon)        3:30 – 4:30 Practice

                  7 (Tue)         3:30 – 5:00 Practice

                  8 (Wed)        3:30 – 5:00 Practice

                  9 (Thu)         2:30 – 6:30 - 2nd Meet (Sentinel Track)

                  10 (Fri)         3:30 – 5:00 Practice (Sentinel Track)


    WEEK 6

    May       13 (Mon)        3:30 – 4:30 Practice 

                 14 (Tue)         2:30 – 7:30 3rd Meet - Dornblazer Field (UM Track) Meet starts at 4:15

    ** For Those Athletes who qualify in the top 5 overall times or distances during the City Meets they will be invited to the Meet of Champs**  Lists will be posted on bulletin board in New Gym by Monday 5/15/19

                 15 (Wed)        3:30 - 5:00 NO PRACTICE

                  16 (Thu)         2:30 - 4:00 Practice for athletes competing in the Meet of Champions, others will turn in jerseys after school.

                  17 (Fri)          3:30 - 5:00 Practice


    WEEK 7

                 20 (Mon)        3:30 - 4:30 Practice

                 21 (Tue)        Meet of Champs – Big Sky - 9:30 Field Events begin, 10:00 Running Events begin.      

                                      Students will leave school by 8:30 AM.  Meet will conclude by 4:00 PM.


    • Washington will supply all equipment needed (e.g. shot puts, batons, tape measures)
    • Athletes are responsible for bringing the following to all practices and games:
      • Athletic apparel-shorts or sweats you can move in, tennis shoes (SPIKES ARE PROHIBITED, but can wear track shoes with no spikes)
      • WATER! Very important as we sometimes practice at the Sentinel track.
      • 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!
      • For meets, athletes need to remember to wear their Washington track T-shirt.


    • Head Coach: Diane Cummins (406)529-2013 -
    • Assistant Coaches: Kendra Hendrickson


    We appreciate any volunteers that will be willing to assist time or measure during the meets!

    A BIG thank you for all your support and for helping us make this season run smoothly!  If you have any questions please feel free to give Coach Cummins a call or e-mail (her information is provided above).  You may also contact the school directly at 542-4085 to speak to Mr. Hendrickson.