High school track-what was that like?
September 25, 2012 5:40 PM Subscribe
What happens at high school track practices and meets?
posted by pie_seven to sports, hobbies, & recreation (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a story, and the main character is supposed to be on her (small, rural) high school's track team, so the story involves several practices and a meet. The problem is that I don't really know what happens at either track practices or meets. For example: How many schools would typically be involved in a meet, and how many people from each school might participate in each event (everyone? one per school?)? Do you use starting blocks or would that be more unusual at the high school level? What sort of exercises would you do during track practice (assuming the emphasis was on the running side)? Do you have practices year round for track but only meets in a certain season? Any details about participating in track at the high school level would be greatly appreciated.