Winter Track

Intro to Winter Track

Winter Track is similar to spring track but athletes compete indoors at either the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston or the Boston University Track and Tennis Center. Athletes are encouraged to try multiple events. For the 2021-22 season, the first practice will be held on Monday, November 29th.

Please watch this Introduction to Winter Track Video by the girls’ coaches. Much of the information applies to both the girls’ and boys’ teams!

Winter Track Events

Sprints: 55 meters, 200 meters, 300 meters, 400 meters and 600 meters

Hurdles: 55 meters

Distance: 600 meters, 800 meters, 1000 meters, 1 mile and 2 miles

Relays: 4×200 and 4×400

Field Events: High Jump, Long Jump and Shot Put

Practice Schedule

Boys’ Practice  

  • Athletes will practice every day after school. Please meet in Room 335. Athletes will then head outside or inside, depending on their events.
    • Monday through Thursday:  Start at 2:45
    • Friday: Start at 2:30    
  • Practice ends between 3:30 and 5:00 depending on event(s)
  • Attendance is taken at each practice. Athletes must sign their names on the class attendance sheet. 
  • To be eligible to compete, athletes must practice.
    • Unexcused absence ⇒ Suspended from meet
  • If an athlete is going to be absent, they must email Head Coach Miller (mattmiller@natickps.org) and their other coaches as early as possible.
  • Please keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for cold.

Girls’ Practice  

  • Always come prepared to practice inside or outside. 
    • Monday through Friday:  Start at 2:45
  • Practice ends between 4:00 and 4:45 depending on your event(s)
  • To be eligible to compete, athletes must practice.
    • Unexcused absence ⇒ Suspended from meet
  • If an athlete is going to be absent, they must email Head Coach Miller (mattmiller@natickps.org) and their other coaches as early as possible.
  • Please keep an eye on the weather and be prepared for cold.

Meet Schedule

The full meet schedule has not yet been announced. Typically, there are 5-6 Varsity League meets, which are on Thursdays at the Reggie Lewis Center and Boston University Indoor Track. The first meet will be 12/16. Meets are limited to 45 athletes.

There are also invitational meets on Saturdays for those athletes who qualify. Coaches will discuss these meets with athletes. The full schedule is on the MSTCA website.

Holiday Practice Schedule

If athletes are in Natick and don’t have previous commitments, they are expected to be at practice during the holiday. More information about practice dates will be available as we get closer to the holiday. If your athlete has a family commitment or other acceptable reason for not being at practice, they should inform their event coach prior to the holiday.

IMPORTANT:  If you are being picked-up by a parent from a weekday Reggie Lewis meet, the parent must send an e-mail to (matthewmiller@natickps.org) stating the intention to pick-up the athlete from the meet.  The e-mail should be sent no later than the morning of a Thursday meet or the Friday before a weekend meet.  Athletes may ride with another parent, but an email giving permission should be sent to the athletic director, tcollins@natickps.org.

Uniforms

Winter track does not require a lot of equipment. Please make sure athletes have good running shoes. Otherwise, purchase a NHS uniform at the Natick Outdoor Store.

  • Top: Singlet
  • Bottom: Blue Shorts
    • Athletes can purchase regular blue shorts or compression shorts, or both
    • Shot put athletes can wear their own shorts

Meet Results

Meet results will be posted on Athletic.net and Baystaterunning.com.