Track and Field Team

All-City Track and Field Meet at Grant Park

All-City Track and Field Meet at Grant Park


International School students are collected from after-school care at 3:30 and walked over to Duniway Park for practices.  Other students with their own transportation will meet us there. There are two parks at that location, the newly built 400-meter track, where we will begin, and an upper park with a wood chip circuit around a rolling, grassy park. After a warm-up run, we perform dynamic stretching.  Dynamic means there is active stretching and core strengthening routines that are being performed. Runners are steadily developed to increase their core strength, stamina, and endurance through the track practice sessions. We will work on base training, wind capacity/recovery, running technique, and are exposed to the field events. There is a warm down jog. On the four track meet days, we meet at the announced site, typically Grant Park Bowl, and there is no after-school practice.

All participants are strongly encouraged to run in the track meets and take part in the field events. The track meets themselves are moved along very quickly in order to keep them to 2.0 hours. They are low-key and if you want to get your child's times, you will have to record them yourself. We do try to get the splits and finishing times for the 1500 meter, the 800 meter, and some of the 400 meter runs. As they start the races so quickly one after the other, it is hard for us to get the times of shorter races. All the runners thoroughly enjoy themselves at the meets. A few of my runners attempt to run almost every event! Times are not provided by meet organizers to keep this a relaxed, low-key, and fun meet.  

Please refer to the calendar for the schedule of practices and track meets.  It is basically every Monday and Thursday that school is in session from March through May. Specific class information for Spring 2020 is coming soon when meet information is published, early next year. In the meantime, contact us for more information.

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