Track & Field

Track & Field is one of the oldest sports that exists and is unique in the variety of events it offers. Running, jumping and throwing are what attract so many athletes to this sport.

Track & Field Events offered in our program are:

Running events: 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1500M, 3000M, 4×100 Relay, 4×400 Relay and Hurdles

Field events: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, and Mini Javelin
*Some events have age restrictions. (see chart below)

Our goal as the Cherokee Junior Warrior Track Club is to provide a Track and Field Developmental Program in which athletes can develop track and field knowledge and skills in each event that will boost their confidence, strengthen their abilities and prepare them to compete at the high school level. Our main objective is to train in a way that builds confidence, team unity and where personal best is achieved. We want the athletes to have fun and enjoy learning the sport of track and field

Track & Field Registration Information

WHO: Athletes ages 7-16
WHAT: 2022 Cherokee Youth Track & Field Registration
WHEN: February 18, 2021
WHERE: Online at www.cherokeeyouthrunning.com
WHY: We want you to be a part of our Cherokee Jr Track team
ATHLETE LIMITS: We have a limit on the amount of 8U and 9/10 athletes we can enroll. If you go to register and an age group is full, please email us with a request to be put on a waiting list. We look forward to trying to accommodate all interested athletes.
COST: $165 Registration Fee  
UNIFORM: $45 Jersey / $40 Shorts*  Uniform purchase is mandatory for all athletes that did not participate in the Fall XC season where we began our new uniform transition.  Visit the shop to order your uniform.

Thank you for your interest in running with us!!

Practice Information

First day of practice: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 

Normal Practice Schedule
Ages 8-10  Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm at the Cherokee HS track
                         
Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm at Heritage Park

Ages 11-15 Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm at Heritage Park
                          Thursday 6:00-7:30pm at the Cherokee HS track

*NOTE: Please enter track from the softball/baseball field end

What to bring to practice: Water bottle, running shoes and a positive attitude
*Appropriate running attire would include athletic shorts, t-shirt and running shoes.

Other suggestions: Use the restroom before practice and always keep toenails clipped.

Rain: When it is raining we will not practice. We will inform you via email/Remind of canceled practices.

2022 Meet Schedule

  • April 16 – Creekview HS hosted by River Ridge Youth Track
  • April 23 – Sequoyah HS hosted by Sequoyah Youth Track
  • April 30 – Etowah HS hosted by Etowah Youth Track Club
  • May 07 – Creekview HS hosted by Creekview/Cherokee (We will Co-Host the May 7 track meet w/ Creekview YTC)

 

Junior Olympic Meet Schedule *Optional Postseason*

  • TBD – USATF Jr Olympics prelims Location TBD
  • June 23-26 – USATF Jr Olympics GA Assoc McDonough HS, GA
  • July 7-10 – USATF Jr Olympics Region 4 Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
  • July 25-31 – USATF Jr Olympics Nationals Sacramento, CA

 

*Youth competitions take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability. The Age Division is determined by the athletes’ age as of 12/31/2022. This is also their Race Age.