Track and Field

Who is able to participate in track & field?
Boys and girls in grades fifth through eighth are allowed to sign up for track & field.

What is required for my child to participate?
You must pay the $45 registration fee and your child must have a completed sports physical on file in the school office.

Is there an additional cost for a uniform?
There is a $15 surcharge to purchase a uniform.  This uniform is for the student athletes to keep after the season has completed. 

When does the season occur?
The season starts in mid-March and runs through mid-May.

How many practices will my child have per week?
Your child will have three 1 hour and 15 minute practices during the week to be held at either St. Pius X, Madison Meadows, the Prairie Path near St. Alexander Church in Villa Park, or one of the local high schools (Glenbard East or Montini).

How many meets will my child participate in a season?
All athletes will compete in five meets during the season, which occur on Saturday mornings. JV (5th and 6th grade) meets run from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.  Varsity (7th and 8th grade) meets from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm. 

What events are offered in track and field?
JV athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the following running events: 75 m dash, 100 m dash, 200 m dash, 400 m dash, 600 m run, 800 m run, 800 m relay, 800 m medley, and 400 m relay (minor and major). 

JV athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the following field events:  shot put, javelin, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. 

Varsity athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the following running events: 75 m hurdles, 75 m dash, 100 m dash, 200 m dash, 400 m dash, 800 m run, 1600 m run, 800 m relay, and 400 m relay (minor and major). 

Varsity athletes will have the opportunity to compete in the following field events:  shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. 

Are there any volunteer commitments?
At St. Pius X, parents are expected to volunteer at least two times during the season to help satisfy the needs of meet administration. 

St. Pius X is member of the Suburban Parochial League.  For more information on the league, please visit http://www.s-p-l.org/

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