Friday, February 16, 2018

President's Day Weekend Distance Practices

Saturday - Top of the World Captain's Practice.  Meet at 8:00 am - check with captains

Monday - Winchester Park Meet at the park at 8:00 am

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Track Disclosure

2018 Hillcrest Track & Field Disclosure

Practice: Practices will be at the Hillcrest track stadium every weekday starting at 2:45. We will meet in the bleachers above the start/finish line each day for a short meeting and then will have practice in the appropriate areas of the track stadium based on event groups. Although some event groups will go later, most athletes will be done with practice before 5:00. We will move inside for practice for inclement weather. Practice attendance is mandatory. We will work around, within reason, with other extracurricular and athletic activities. Communication is key. If you are going to miss practice, you must notify your event coach in advance. Meet participation is determined by practice attendance.

Fees & Costs: The participation fee for Track & Field is $60.  The spirit pack will be $65 which will consist of a team back pack, team shirt, and uniform shorts.  The girls will be charged an additional $35 for the uniform singlet.  If athletes already have the uniform, the cost is lower.  We will also have team hoodies for $32.  Black jogger pants, running tights, and compression shorts may also be ordered on demand.

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

Meet Participation:  All athletes will participate at region meets, provided they meet attendance requirements.  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.

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. 

Injuries: We will have TOSH trainers available to treat injuries and provide a rehab plan.  All injured must athletes must be cleared by our trainers before they can compete.  More serious injuries may need additional medical care.

Volunteers: Running a track meet requires many people. Most of the schools in our region don’t have enough coaches to run all the events.  We will need parents to help run all field events.  We will need help pulling tape and marking jumps/throws, and judging the event.  We will need help at the finish line.  We may also run a concession stand if we have sufficient help. 

Forms & Consent:  All sport registration is now done online at  Up to date physicals are required each calendar year. UHSAA physical forms are to be downloaded from the site and must be submitted to the main 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 will also be 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 Google+ community and on twitter @HillcrestTrack. The meet schedule, meet results, school records and lettering points can also be found on If you take photos during meets, send them to me or post them on Google photos on Google +.

Contact Info: You may ask questions via email to either or     Coaches may provide their phone numbers to their event groups.

Coaches:       Scott Stucki – distance, javelin, pole vault, relays
                        Anthony Alford – sprints, jumps, relays
                        Jeni Larsen – hurdles, relays
                        Matt Lewis – throws

                        Jared Croft - distance

2018 Hillcrest Track Schedule

February 20 Practice Starts                                                                                
March 1        Spike Night @ Wasatch Running Center                                 
March 7        Hillcrest @ Brighton                                                         
March 14      Cyprus, Hillcrest @ Granger                                           
March 17      Cougar Relays @ Kearns High                                        
March 21      Granger, Kearns @ Hillcrest                                           
March 24      UHSTCA Invitational @ Copper Hills                             
March 28      Hunter, Granger @ Hillcrest                                          
March 31      UVU Invitational                                                    
April 14          Taylorsville Invitational                                        
April 18          Hillcrest @ Hunter                                                
April 21          Desert Peak Invitational @ Stansbury                         
April 25          Hillcrest @ Kearns                                                 
April 28          Davis Invitational                                                   
May 4            Herriman Twilight                                                 
May 9-10      Region II Championships @ Kearns                               
May 14          Region JV @ Hillcrest                                                       
May 17-18    UHSAA 6A Championships @ BYU Robison Track       

Monday, February 05, 2018

Utah Distance Challenge

The Distance Challenge is a unique meet in that it is primarily a meet for distance runners.  The 400 is also included so sprinters don't feel completely left out.  The meet is at the Olympic Oval in Kearns.  I will need a count of who is going by Friday so I can get the check cut for meet entries.

There is no admission fee for spectators at this event.  Registration and seeding will be taken care of at the meet.  Report to the bullpen 15 minutes before your race to get heat assignments. 

3/16 " spikes are required for the oval track.  Do not wear spikes anywhere other than on the track.


3:30 pm           Track open for warm-up
4:30 pm           Girls 1600m
5:45 pm           Boys 1600m
7:00 pm           Girls 400m
7:30 pm           Boys 400m
8:00 pm           Girls 800m
8:20 pm           Boys 800m
8:40 pm           Girls 3200m
9:00 pm           Boys 3200m

Results will be printed and posted at the meet and available online at