LHMS Track and Field 2019

    Attention Parents and Athletes



          All practices will be held after school Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 – 4:45 pm.  With the exception of minimum days and when there is no school. Spikes are not supposed to be used at practice, only for meets, and even then they are not a necessity in middle school.  Make sure to bring warm clothes to school for practice (sweats, sweatshirts, windbreakers, etc.).  This is an outdoor sport, which means outdoor clothes.


    Attendance:  All track athletes are expected to be at every practice.  Parents may excuse athletes from practice with a written note or phone call to one of the coaches before the missed practice.  Athletes are allowed one unexcused absence and two excused absences.  Two unexcused absences will constitute dismissal from the track program.


    Behavior:  Student-athletes are expected to listen and follow directions of all the coaches.  The LHMS students handbook outlines the code of conduct required of each student-athlete.  Students will be dismissed from the team for violating these rules.



    Uniforms are issued to each track participant.   They are to be worn ONLY at meets. We should NOT see them at practice or at school at anytime. They will need to be returned after the district track meet to any of the coaches.  If a student loses the uniform, he/she will be responsible for the cost of it. 



          All student-athletes are expected to participate in meets. The meet schedule is below.  They are held every Friday from about 4:00 pm until 7:30 pm.


    Transportation/Check-Out: This an extremely important issue that the students and parents MUST understand. There will be busing to and from LHMS for each meet. The athletes will be checked on the bus, and district policy mandates that THEY MUST BE SIGNED OUT BY THE LEGAL PARENT/GUARDIAN before they can leave the track meet. The only exception to this rule is a signed note (no phone calls or texts) given to the coach prior to loading the bus for the meet. For example, a note giving permission for the athlete to ride home with a specific friend or family member that day. The buses cannot leave after the meet until all athletes are accounted for, and that means the coach riding the bus must call each individual athlete to ascertain their whereabouts if they are not on the bus or checked out. An athlete will be given ONE WARNING for not signing out. The next time they are not signed out properly, they will be dismissed from the team.


    Meet Behavior: Athletes will sit respectfully as a team in the stands and will NOT be on the rails obstructing the view of spectators.  If athletes leave the bleachers, they must check with a coach first.  Students are expected to listen and be on the field when their event is called and pay attention to the 1st, 2nd and last calls for events. The team area will be clean of all trach before leaving the stadium.


    Order of Events


    Running Events:                      Field Events:

     1600 Meter                               Shot Put

     100 Meter Hurdles                     Discus

     4X200 Meter Relay                    Long-Jump

     100 Meter                                 Triple-Jump

     400 Meter                                 High-Jump

     4X100 Meter Relay

     800 Meter

     200 Meter Hurdles

     Sprint Medley Relay

     200 Meter

     4X400 Meter Relay




    Questions or Comments:

    James Presnell - Head Coach --- presnell.james@westada.org

    Hanna Hillier – Sprinters Coach --- hillier.hanna@westada.org

    Lauren Goetz – Distance/sprinters Coach --- goetz.lauren@westada.org

    Michelle Castillo – Jumping Coach --- Castillo.michelle@westada.org

    Brad Willis – Throwing Coach --- bigwheel1077@yahoo.com