Track and Field

Fifth and sixth grade athletes compete in three DPL track and field meets every spring. Seventh and eighth grade athletes compete in four DPL meets. At the meets, athletes can compete in two individual and two relay events. Events include: the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 yard events and relays, shot put, discus and hurdles. At the fourth meet of the season, the “City Meet,” all points are totaled and awards are distributed to the players and schools. Skills developed through track and field events, such as learning the correct way to run, help athletes to improve in other sports.