Monday, February 22, 2016

Parent Night & Spike Night

We will have a meeting for the parents of our track athletes Tuesday March 1st @ 6:00 pm in room C230.

We will go over expectations, shoe and gear information and talk about spike night. We will also watch a mandated video about hazing.

Spike Night will be on Thursday March 3rd @ Wasatch Running Center 8946 S. State St.  The shoe experts at Wasatch will be there from 5 pm to 8 pm to answer questions and get your athletes in the right shoes for their events.  Shoes purchased that night get a little extra discount, see the spike night flier for more information.

2016 Hillcrest Track Disclosure

Track Disclosure Statement

Fees:  $60 participation fee - There may be some entrance fees for invitational meets.

Eligibility:  2.0 GPA for both 2nd and 3rd quarters as outlined in UHSAA guidelines

Attendance:  As with any other sport, attendance at practice is required.  If you must miss practice for any reason, notify one of the coaches before practice.  You must also notify your event coach if you will be late. Any athlete who misses practice will not be eligible to compete in the next meet without making up the missed workout and clearance by event coach and head coach. If you are absent from school, let your event coach know via text or email.

Practice:  Practice will be held Monday - Friday at 3:00 until approximately 4:45.  Practice times will vary by events and schedules.  All practices will be held at the Hillcrest track, weather permitting.

Meet Participation:  All athletes will participate at region meets, provided they meet performance criteria set by their event coaches.  Coaches will determine who participates in invitational meets.  Coaches will inform athletes who will be competing prior to each meet.  Athletes will compete in multiple events per meet as directed by their event coach.

Transportation:  Transportation will be provided for the team by Canyons District bussing. Athletes are required to ride the bus to and from track meets.

Uniforms:  Uniform tops will be issued to varsity and some JV athletes.  Participation fees must be paid before a uniform will be issued. Team shorts will be available for purchase for $15 for both male and female athletes. Shirts from the spirit pack can also be worn as a uniform in region meets.

Team Gear:  A $30 team ‘spirit pack’ including a long sleeve t-shirt and backpack will be made available for purchase. Additional optional items may also be purchased. Parents may also buy these additional clothing items.

Shoes:  In order to help prevent injuries during training, athletes will need to obtain proper running shoes.  Track spikes or other event shoes are also encouraged for competition.

Clothing: The weather during track can vary a great deal.  Athletes need to be prepared for all weather conditions.  Athletes should be prepared with clothing suitable for hot, cold and wet weather each day.   A good supply of sunscreen is also recommended. 

Meets:  Captains will lead the team in a team lap and stretch before the meet begins.  Each athlete will be responsible for warming up before his/her individual events.
Volunteers: Parents will be asked to volunteer as officials for our home meets to help the meet run quickly.  This could include making lane assignments, timing, recording times, or judging an event. 

Forms & Consent:  Registration is now done online at  Physical forms are downloaded from the site and must be submitted to the office or AD before you are eligible to compete in meets.

Lettering:  Lettering will be based on a point system from meets as well as coach’s discretion.

Fundraising:  We need to raise funds to pay for things like meet entrance fees, equipment, end of year awards and the end of season team party.  All athletes are required to participate in the fundraising efforts. Donations are also accepted.

Internet:  Meet schedules, results and announcements will be available online at Information will also be posted on social media on the Hillcrest Running Co. Facebook group and on twitter @HillcrestTrack. The meet schedule, meet results, school records and lettering points can also be found on Questions may be directed to me at

Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Hillcrest Track Schedule - Updated

Changes to the schedule are in bold.

2/22 Athlete Meeting 3 pm
2/29 First Day of Practice 3 pm
3/1   Parent Meeting 6 pm
3/2   Hillcrest Time Trials
3/8   Hillcrest v.  East, Brighton
3/12 Cougar Relays @ Kearns High School
3/16 Hillcrest v. Kearns, Judge, Olympus
3/23 Hillcrest v. Murray & Cyprus
3/26 Alpha Invitational @ Timpanogos High School
4/2   UVU Invitational @ UVU
4/13 Hillcrest @ Kearns, Olympus, Skyline
4/16 UHSTCA Invitational @ Copper Hills High School
4/23 Davis Invitational @ Davis High School
4/27 Hillcrest @ Murray, Judge
4/29 Nebo Invitational @ Maple Mt. High School
5/6   Herriman Twilight Meet @ Herriman High School
5/11 Region VI Championships Day 1 @ Kearns High School
5/12 Region VI Championships Day 2 @ Kearns High School
5/16 Region VI JV Championships @ Hillcrest
5/20 UHSAA 4A Championships @ BYU
5/21 UHSAA 4A Championships @ BYU

Monday, February 01, 2016

Utah Distance Challenge


4:00 pm Track opens for warm-up
5:00 pm Girls 1600
6:00 pm Boys 1600
7:00 pm Girls 400
7:20 pm Boys 400
7:45 pm Girls 800
8:00 pm Boys 800
8:20 pm Girls 3200
8:40 Boys 3200

Times are approximate, but will not start early.

Spikes must be 3/16" pyramid spikes and can only be worn on the track surface.

Athletes must report 15 minutes before the scheduled start time for check-in and heat assignments.

No charge for spectators.