1st day of Track is Feb 25th

Track and Field online registration is available now.

All forms must be turned in by Monday  2/18/19 to the Bookkeeper and Athletic Secretary to turn out for Spring Sports.  Due to inclement weather additional days to turn in paperwork has been offered:

  • Saturday.    Feb 16th 8am-2pm
  • Monday.      Feb 18th 8am-12pm

There is no school the week of February 18th through February 22nd   and forms will NOT be accepted on Monday, February 25th.

Fill out the online registration form.  Please note you will need your Family Access Login of the first Parent/Guardian and a printer as some forms need to be printed out and brought to the athletic office at your school to complete the process.

Track & Field season starts February 25. Coaches and athletes will meet in the Aux gym at 3:30 pm. Students should wear workout clothes.

Everything you wanted to know about Practices:

Practice is held five days-a-week, Monday through Friday, after school. Regular practice time is 3:30pm – 5:30pm; sometimes a little short, sometimes a little long.  Once meets start, a weekly routine will begin to take shape and it will be easier to gauge when practices may vary from the standard time frame. There is no practice on days we have a meet even if you are not participating in that meet. There will be no mandatory practices during Spring Break; info about any possible optional practices that week will be announced later. Any changes in the practice schedule will be announced on the blog.

You are required to participate fully in 10 practices before you are able to compete in any meets per WIAA rules. If you miss four in a row, we begin subtracting from your banked total and will continue each day until you return.

If an athlete is absent from practice or school, it is the event coach’s and head coaches’ discretion whether or not the athlete may compete in the meet(s) following the absence.

Athletes that consider themselves to be talented, varsity, good, awesome, or anything of that ilk should prove it by being at each and every practice. If you know you will need to miss a practice (some reasons are actually legitimate – the best way to tell if yours qualifies is by looking at your coach’s face when you give him/her your reason for missing practice), you must tell your coach. The best way to do this is to tell them in advance in person or you can email Tracy. Their contact info can be found on the blog.

Attendance at school for the full school day is required in order to participate in practice or meets that might be on that day. There are approved exceptions when you need to miss school for appointments and other legitimate, but regardless, you need to bring a signed note from the doctor’s office or other legitimate excused absence to the attendance office in order for you to be able to practice.  In case you didn’t know, skipping class is not a legitimate excuse.

Practice begins on-time in the auxiliary gym where we meet as a group before breaking into our specific event groups and before ultimately going outside. We do not wait for anyone, and nothing looks worse than someone that routinely walks in late. Wednesday is probably the hardest day to get to practice without hustling. We do not formally return to the gym as a group.  Any changes in where we meet will be announced on the blog.

We practice and compete in all weather conditions except in instances of lightning. Any changes in our practice schedules due to weather will be announced on the blog.

During practice, bring your athletic bags and any other personal items to the grandstand while we are outside as the auxiliary gym is left unattended. The school provides lockers for in-season athletes but the logistics around this are yet to be worked out so it is advised not to depend on lockers being available. They may become available eventually and we will pass on information about this when we know more. It is best not to bring anything valuable to practice that is not necessary.

Everything you wanted to know about Meets:

If an athlete is absent from practice or school, it is the event coach’s and head coaches’ discretion whether or not the athlete may compete in the meet(s) following the absence.

Our meet schedule includes non-Thursday invitationals and post-season meets that do not include the entire team. We announce entries into these meets both at practice and on the blog.  Athletes that are invited to run will make themselves available for EVERY invitational meet in which they are entered. We attend these meets so our kids have a chance to compete against advanced competition so if you want to be the best, clear up your schedule when we have these meets. Our entire meet schedule can be found on the blog.

You must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no F grades in any class to be academically eligible to compete in meets. The Athletic Director will notify the coaches about kids that are below these standards. The initial assessment is based on the most recently completed semester and then there will be at least one grade check during the season.

We issue a standard uniform to each athlete which consists of a singlet and shorts. Jackets may also be issued. Uniforms are to be worn at each meet and are not to be worn at practice. Uniforms and jackets are collected at the end of the season at the Track awards banquet.

It is required that you dress appropriately for the weather conditions at practices and meets in order to stay warm and dry as best you can. Invariably, we will have some freshmen (and sometimes seniors) show up to the bus for meets with nothing on but their singlet and shorts. This is ill-advised and should be avoided. Spirit Gear is available for purchase by each individual athlete – details will be eventually posted on the blog. Purchasing Spirit Gear is not required in any way.

Tips for success:

Proper rest is an essential part of success in Track & Field. Coaches will usually make recommendations for what you should do on off days when we do not have practice or meets. If your coach says to take the day off, it means to not do ANY training in your events. A day off means a day off. A proper amount of sleep is also necessary to perform at your best in Track & Field. Few things can derail a season faster than getting poor sleep routinely. Don’t sell yourself short by not getting enough sleep.

We recommend purchasing the most-appropriate footwear for your events when possible. A new pair of running shoes for the season for practices is preferred. Shoes that are too old or worn can cause injury and delay progress. For competition, we strongly recommend spikes for all running events and any other various specialty footwear for field events. This is not required but merely recommended for optimum performance. Ask your coach at practice for guidance about footwear.

If you compete in any other sporting activity during the track season, whether individually or on another team – particularly club sports – your coaches need to know about it in order to help you achieve the most success in track as possible. Being on the track team means maintaining the proper level of commitment to your school and teammates. We expect the same level of commitment to be displayed to the track team that you display to your club team. Sometimes we see kids that routinely choose to make track “second” or “less important” than their club team. This is disappointing and it causes difficulty for coaches when determining relay teams or entries into big-time meets. Please be mindful of your teammates and the impact on the team when making decisions regarding your availability for all track & field practices and meets.

 

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Sunday, March 3 from 11am-5pmTrack Fair 2019-Issaquah

– 15% off all regular price spikes, running shoes and apparel
– Fun gifts with purchase
– Cool swag from our vendors

Location: 1490 NW Gilman Blvd Issaquah   425-898-4173

Post Season

November 10th, Nike Cross Regionals, Boise, Idaho

The boys varsity team along with Julia David-Smith travelled to Boise with parents to compete in the NXR Meet. Sam Griffith raced in the Championship Division and finished an impressive 23rd place with a time of 15:52.6. Allen Aby ran a strong race leading the boys team in the Open Invitational Division with his 72nd place (out of 711). The other team competitors were Barry Diedericks, Jasper Fuhs, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz and Alex Darragh. The team placed 20th out of 84 teams. Well done, guys!

Julia ran a great race in the Championship Division. She finished 4th with a time of 17:42.3. Her top four finish qualified her to compete at the Nike Cross National meet in Portland on December 1st! Congratulations, Julia and we look forward to seeing how your race goes at the national meet.

November 17th, Border Clash, Nike Headquarters in Portland


Sam Griffith and Julia David-Smith were invited to run at the Nike sponsored Border Clash meet in Portland by their placement at the state meet in Pasco two weeks earlier. Border Clash takes the top runners from Washington and Oregon to see which state has the best team on that day. Scoring is the same a usual where the top five across the line for each state count in the team score. Once again, Washington came out on top. Washington boys beat Oregon boys 25-35 while the Washington girls defeated Oregon 20-41. Sam placed 37th out of 77 in 16:40.5. Julia finished 2nd in 18:09.7. Way to go Sam and Julia!

OPEN WEIGHT ROOM AVAILABLE THROUGH FEB 23rd.

The weight  room will be available each Saturday form 11:00 AM -1:00 PM through February 23rd, 2019. These open sessions are available to all IHS students and  are optional for track and field athletes. The sessions will  be hosted by throws coaches Jerry Loveless and Niall Wachtman.

 

Additional information/tips:

 

  • Please enter the school through the front doors to the Commons, by the Main Office.
  • Have a healthy snack before and after lifting: Fruit, peanut butter, or other easily digestible fare.
  • Bring a water bottle: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
  • These are optional sessions. Drop in anytime between 11:00 and 1:00, and leave early if you want ( Please do let Jerry or Niall know if you are leaving, though).

 

The schedule:

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, November 24, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 01, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 08, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 22, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, December 29, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 05, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 02, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 09, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 16, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room
Saturday, February 23, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IHS Track Open Work Out (Confirmed) 40 IHS Weight Room

State Championships-November 3rd, 2018

Congratulations to all of the Eagles who competed!
On a 60 degree, cloudy and windy day in the Tri-Cities, the Issaquah athletes were excited to run their best on the new course. The course changes were made to make it more spectator friendly and also added a higher level of difficulty. With more hills and more turns the course seemed to run about 20-25 seconds slower than in previous years. This was obvious after the first two smaller classification races concluded.

The Issaquah girls team placed 7th finishing one place ahead of Kingco Champion, Redmond. The team was led by Julia David-Smith's fine second place finish in 18:01.7. Following Julia across the line were scoring runners Katie Riley in 31st, Jenna Heesacker 87th, Emma Jordan 93rd and Darwin Hanson 94th. Ella McKillop finished 147th and Mara Nowlan 153rd. Swathi Padmanabhan and Marissa Trembley were ready to step in as alternates.

The boys 4A race was the final one of the day. The Eagles team finished 14th and was led by Sam Griffith's 15:53.5 for a solid 19th place. Team scoring runners following Sam into the finish chute were Allen Aby in 88th, Barry Diedericks 112th, Jasper Fuhs 126th and Jerry Imai-Takemura 143rd. Sam Rosenkranz placed 146th and Alex Darragh 149th.
Alternates Torin Carmichael and Alec Barran were great at supporting their teammates.

Both Julia David-Smith and Sam Griffith earned All-State Honors!

Thanks to all of the parents and teammates who travelled to Pasco to cheer on the team.

Results are posted on athletic.net.


State Cross Country Pre-Order Apparel

Online pre-prdering is available for the 2018 WIAA/Diary Farmers of Washington State ross Country Championships.  Participants are encouraged to pre-order State Cross Country merchandise beginning 12 noon on Saturday, Oct 27th through 12 noon on Tuesday, Oct 30th.

Garments available for pre-order are sweatshirt, t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, sweatpants, Patches, pins, beanies, and various Under Armour products.  Merchandise will be available for pick up at the Rush Team Apparel booth when athletes arrive at Sun Willows Golf Course on Friday or Saturday.

pre order state swag

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