Track and Field

Season runs April – July. Practice: 6:00 to 7:30pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. We will start and end practice in front of the track shed.

About Our Program

Location: South Salem High School, 1910 Church St. SE, Salem, the track is on the east side of the school. Parents need to come with their athletes to the track shed when they drop them off for practice. After practice, they can pickup them up at the track shed. Athletes are not to be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot. This is for their safety. Athletes need to be a member of the club to practice with the club.

Cost: Full season $135.00 for first family member ($90 for each additional family member) which includes a T-shirt. Late season, starts after the high school season, $90.00 (no T-shirt)

To get the full family experience we encourage all parents to come out on the track and closely watch their athletes. You can help the coaches as requested. Thank you.

Volunteering: We host a meet every year and need everyone’s help. Volunteers are critical to ensure a fair, well-run meet. It will last about 8 hours. Your help is greatly appreciated, thank you!

Clothing: Its important the athletes have on the appropriate clothing for the existing weather conditions. You can always take extra clothing off if you get to warm, but you can not put on non-existing clothing if you get cold. We recommend they bring an athletic bag where they can keep extra clothing, hat, gloves, rain gear, sweat pants, extra sweatshirts or jacket in case the weather turns nasty. We occasionally get caught in a rainstorm. Polytech clothing is recommended over cotton, because it is breathable, and draws moisture away from the skin, and keeps the body warmer in cold temperatures.

Shoes: All athletes need sturdy running shoes. Court shoes will not provide the proper support and could cause injury or damage to growing feet over time. Gallagher Fitness Resources can help you select good running shoes and they offer a discount to Salem Track Club members. Don’t forget to ask for your discount.

Food & Drink: Don’t eat dinner before you come to workout. If you are hungry after school eat something light like fruit. Stay well hydrated during the day and bring a water bottle to practice.

Age Groups and Events

8 & Under
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100mRelay, 4x400mRelay, Long Jump, (Mini Javelin), Shot Put (2k)

9-10
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 1500mRW, 4x100mRelay, 4x400m Relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (6lbs), Mini Javelin (300g), Triathlon (HJ, SP, 200m/400m)

11-12
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 1500mRW, 3000m, 4x100mRelay, 4x400mRelay, 4x800mRelay, 80m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (6lbs), Mini Javelin (300g), Discus (1k), Pentathlon (80mH, SP, HJ, LJ, 800m/1500m)

13-14
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000mRW, 3000m, 4x100mRelay, 4x400mRelay, 4x800mRelay, 100m Hurdles, 200m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (6lbs/4kg), Javelin (600g), Discus (1k), Pole Vault, Pentathlon (100mH, SP, HJ, LJ, 800m/1500m)

15-16
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000mRW, 3000m, 2000m Steeplechase, 4x100mRelay, 4x400mRelay, 4x800mRelay, 100/110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (12lbs/4kg), Javelin(800g/600g), Discus (1.6kg/1kg), Pole Vault, Hammer (12lbs/4kg), Heptathlon (girls)(day one-100mH, HJ, SP, 200m, day two- LJ, Javelin, 800m), Decathlon (boys) (day one- 100m, LJ, SP, HJ, 400m, day two-110mH, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m)

17-18
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000mRW, 3000m, 2000m Steeplechase, 4x100mRelay, 4x400mRelay, 4x800mRelay, 100/110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (12lbs/4kg), Javelin(800g/600g), Discus (1.6kg/1kg), Pole Vault, Hammer (12lbs/4kg), Heptathlon (girls)(day one-100mH, HJ, SP, 200m, day two- LJ, Javelin, 800m), Decathlon (boys) (day one- 100m, LJ, SP, HJ, 400m, day two-110mH, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m)

Want to Join the Club?

You can sign up at the beginning of any practice. On the first night of practice we will have experienced parents and athletes nearby to help you sign up and answer any questions. To speed up the process, please register online.