Spring Track

Spring 2018 Schedule

Unless otherwise excused, practice starts at the outdoor track at 2:45 (Fri @ 2:35).

Athletes that have to stay after with a teacher should bring a note to their event coach if they are late.

– Athletes should attend practice every day after school.  However, if an athlete is going to be absent from practice, they should contact me and their event coach via e-mail, otherwise they have an unexcused absence. – Unexcused absences may result in suspension from a future scheduled competition.
– Varsity athletes will have one to two fitness center workouts per week.  Times TBA

– Last practice for athletes not competing in the post season is May 8th. – Last practice for distance runners that don’t qualify for BSC and post-season meets is 5/18
– Last practice for athletes whose last meet is the Bay State conference meet is 5/15. – All state meet qualifiers will continue to practice through the D1 state meet.

April Vacation Practice Schedule

If athletes are in Natick and don’t have previous commitments, they are expected to be at practice during the vacation.  Likely practices will be during the morning of 4/17, 4/19, & 4/20 at the high school track.  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.  The Bay State League Relays is 4/18 and all athletes should plan to participate if they don’t have a family or school obligation.

IMPORTANT: If you are being picked-up by a parent from an away meet that we use a bus, the parent must send an e-mail to me (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 the dual 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 .

Web Links

Spring 2018 MSTCA Schedule of Meets

Athletic.net – Results site for athletes

Baystaterunning.com – Mass Track and XC Information Site

Milesplit – Massachusetts and US Information Site for track and XC

Redhawk Mile – Annual fundraising event and race supporting Natick High track and cross country

Start times as indicated.  There is a bus to each event unless indicated otherwise. LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT INVITATIONALS.
1/4″ pyramid spikes may be used in all events as practical.  It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that athletes stay at home meets until the last event.

April 4@ Weymouth3:45 PM
April 11vs Milton @ Natick3:45 PM
April 14MSTCA Pentathlon Invitational @ N. Andover  No bus10:00 AM
April 18Bay State League Relays @ Needham @ Defazio Field – All Natick athletes eligible10:00 AM
April 22Redhawk Mile – Open to the Public9:00 AM
April 25@ Wellesley3:45 PM
April 28Spring Relays @ Lincoln-Sudbury*9:30 AM
May 2vs Norwood @ Natick3:45 PM
May 5Weston Twilight Invitational*  @ Regis College  No bus5:30 PM
May 5Fr/So Meet @ Franklin*9:30 AM
May 9@ Walpole  **** Last meet for most athletes3:45 PM
POST SEASON
All of the remaining meets have qualifying standards
May 10-1251st Annual Loucks Games. White Plains, NY. No bus
May 12Coaches Invitational @ Durfee High . Likely no bus9:30 AM
May 16Bay State Conference Meet @ Braintree*4:00 PM
May 24MIAA D1 State Pentathlon @ Weston * . No bus2:00 PM
May 27MIAA D1 State Meet – @ TBD*10:00 AM
June 2MIAA All State Meet @ Fitchburg State* . No bus3:00 PM
June 4-5MSTCA Decathlon  @ Bishop Feehan*3:30 PM
June 9New England Championship @ Univ of New Hampshire*
June 15-17New Balance Outdoor Nationals @ Greensboro, NC*

* Individual entries based on season performance – not all Natick athletes will compete

** Qualifiers from EMASS Meet
*** 7 varsity, up to 20 JV, and 7 Freshman runners will participate.  Based on season performance
**** All Natick runners compete.  Last meet except for post-season runners