Track & Field is a CHSAA 5A Spring sport and is comprised of a Girls Team and Boys Team at competitions. However, the teams practice together and share the same coaching staff. For the past seven years, the Girls Team has been the Jeffco League champs, and athletes from both teams have qualified for State.
Athletes of all levels and abilities are encouraged to join the team, as Track is a great way to cross-train for other sports, and most athletes have never experienced many of the events such as long jump, high jump, discus, or pole vaulting, and may have a hidden talent.
At LHS, we only have a varsity level team. While there is no official junior varsity track team, athletes are grouped based on their ability and stamina, and assigned to meets based on this and other criteria.Therefore, team members may not always participate in every meet. Check with your coach the day before a meet to confirm whether or not you are expected to compete.
Athletes are highly encouraged to join Track Club during the winter, as well as consider Cross Country or other sports. Once the spring season officially starts, team members are expected to practice every afternoon after school (Mon-Fri) and attend meets as assigned which are weekdays and Saturdays, and to keep their grades up for eligibility.
Track team members are eligible to receive an Athletic Letter based on points earned throughout the season and at the coach’s discretion.
CHSAA rules require schools to run weekly eligibility reports and any athlete with two “F-failing” grades will not participate in any meet the following week, unless they are able to show they have improved one of their grades to passing. They are still expected to practice.