50 Years of Fun

Track & Field Events

2016 FPYC Athlete-Parent Track Handbook

Typical running events:

50 meters approx. 1/2 of the track straightaway
100m approx. one full track straightaway
200m 1/2 track lap
400m one full track lap approx. 1/4 of a mile
800m two track laps approx. 1/2 of a mile
1600m four track laps approx. 1 mile
3000m 7 and 1/2 track laps approx. 1 and 7/8 miles

Typical field events:

long jump universal landing area
shot put weights of 6kg, 4 lbs., and 12 kg, depending on the age of the participant
turbo javelin weights of 300g and 600g, depending on the age of the participant

Limited exposure events (not contested at Fairfax High School):

high jump minimum starting height of 4 feet
hurdles heights from 30″ – 36″ and races from 80m – 110m, depending on the age of the participant