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Track and Field

2018 Track Information

Track & Field is one of the oldest sports that exists and is unique in the variety of events it offers. Running, jumping and throwing are what attract so many athletes to this sport.

Our goal as the Cherokee Junior Warrior Track Club is to provide a Track and Field Developmental Program in which athletes can develop track and field knowledge and skills in each event that will boost their confidence, strengthen their abilities and prepare them to compete at the high school level. Our main objective is to train in a way that builds confidence, team unity and where personal best is achieved. We want the athletes to have fun and enjoy learning the sport of track and field.

Practice Information

First day of practice: Tuesday, March 13th *No practice Spring Break April 3rd & April 5th

Last day of practice: Thursday, May 17th*Last two weeks of practice time may vary due to football)

When: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00–7:30pm
Where: CHS Track and sometimes Boling Park
*NOTE: Please enter track from opposite end of baseball/football fields

What to bring to practice: Water bottle, running shoes and a positive attitude
*Appropriate running attire would include athletic shorts, t-shirt and running shoes.

Other suggestions:Use the restroom before practice and always keep toenails clipped.

Rain: When it is raining we will not practice. We will inform you via email/Remind of canceled practices.

Track & Field Events

The Track & Field events offered in our program are:

Running events: 100M, 200M, 400M, 1500M, 3000M, 4x100M Relay, 4x400M Relay and Hurdles

Field events: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put and Mini Javelin
*Some events have age restrictions. (see below)

Meet Information

Youth competitions typically take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability. The age divisions are as follows:

Age Division Allowed Events by age Group
8 & Under All running events (except Hurdles, 3000M), long jump, shot put, mini javelin
9-10 All running events (except Hurdles, 3000M), long jump, shot put, mini jav, HJ
11-12 All running events, long jump, shot put, mini javelin, high jump
13-14 All running events, long jump, shot put, high jump
15-16 All running events, long jump, shot put, high jump

*The Age Division is determined by the athletes' age as of 12/31/2018. This is also their Race Age.

Meet Schedule

Our meet schedule will consist of 2-4* track meets. Meets will be held on Saturdays and transportation to the meets will be the responsibility of the parents.

April 21:   @Etowah High School 
April 28:   @Etowah High School 
May  5: Peachtree Junior Race (optional)
May 12: @Lawrenceville (Jackrabbit Invitational)