Boys’ Outdoor Track & Field
The Outdoor Track and Field season is a Spring Sport. We compete in the ECC Medium Division. Practices are every day after school and are held in the back of the school around the track unless a case of inclimate weather, then we will be inside in the school hallways. The team works out in the weight room 3 days a week to build on athletisism as well as gain speed and strength. Competition Tuesday's and Team Building Wednesday's are also apart of the team's weekly routine. You can find more information on the Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Webpage.
The Boys' Outdor Track Head Coach is, Josh Fortin. Coach Fortin is a Killingly High graduate, class of 2010. In high school he was 3-year starter and an All-State and All-Conference wide receiver in football, 3-year starter and Co-Captain for basketball, and a 2-year varsity track and field athlete and competed in the Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, and 100m sprint. After high school, Fortin played football for 4 years at Worcester State University where he majored in Health Education and took an interest in functional training exercises. Currently Coach Fortin is teaching at Killingly Intermediate School and also is an assistant coach for football in the Fall along with is the head coach for the Boy's and Girl's Indoor Track team in the Fall.
There are 3 ways to qualify for your varsity letter in Outdoor Track &Field:
1) Earn > 20 points during the season.
Dual Meets: 1st = 5 pts, 2nd = 3pts, 3rd = 1pt
8 Lane Track: 1st = 10 pts, 2nd = 8 pts, 3rd = 6 pts, 4th = 5 pts, 5th =4 pts, 6th = 3 pts, 7th = 2 pts, 8th = 1 pt
6 Lane Track: 1st = 10 pts, 2nd = 8 pts, 3rd = 6 pts, 4th = 4 pts, 5th =2 pts, 6th = 1 pt
2) Qualify for states
3) Score points in any event at ECC championship meet.
Weekday practice will start in auxilary gym at 3:00 pm. Athletes will then break up according to their coaches and event for that day. Practice times will be sent home on a monthly schedule for athletes and parents. A daily practice program will be posted explaining what day during the week a certain track event will be scheduled to do.
All members of the Track Team are expected to come to practice every day. Anytime an athlete misses a practice (unexcused), they will not be allowed to compete in the next meet. Contact me at the appropriate information above to let me know if you can not attend a practice. If an athlete comes to practice late, due to making up work with a teacher, he/she must give me a note from that teacher that they were making up work. Continuous absences (excused and/or unexcused) will result in dismissal from the team. If an athlete gets an extended day or suspension, they will not be able to compete in the next track meet. Continuous extended days and suspensions will result in dismissal from the team. All track meets that we decide to go to counts as a mandatory meet. If an athlete can not attend a track meet (excused) he/she must inform me ahead of time. If an athlete can not attend a track meet(unexcused) he/she will receive a warning and will not compete in the following meet. The second time this incident happens will result in dismissal from the team. Invitational track meets are voluntary if an athlete has made the qualifications for an event. However, if you tell me you are going, it counts as a mandatory meet and must attend.All athletes are expected to compete in at least 3-4 events per meet, depending on the meet.I will often ask you to compete in a specific event for the team; the other events are up to you. If you have any problems with the practice times during the week or track meet dates (because of work, transportation, personal issues,etc.), please speak with me privately and we can come up with a compromise.
*ALL RULES IN THE KILLINGLY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT-ATHLETE HANDBOOK WILL BE ENFORCED.
“In order to participate in KHS athletics, a student-athlete must be taking a minimum of 3 credits per semester” (pg. 15 in Student-Athlete Handbook). “An athlete cannot have more than one failing grade in a marking period to be academically eligible” (pg. 16 in Student-Athlete Handbook). “Scholastic Incompletes must be made up within ten (10) days following the end of the marking period. Incomplete grades are not to be considered as passing grades” (pg 16 in Student-Athletic Handbook). Progress report sheets will be given to you and return back to me so I can see how you are doing academically during the season.
All student athletes are required to have a physical on file with the nurse, athletic director, or me. This physical must be no more than 365 days old. Be sure that you have a physical by the time the first practice starts. If your physical expires in the middle of the season, plan on getting a replacement now! You can not compete or practice without a physical.
For more information and to support our team, please visit our team website at:
or visit the team store at:
ECC Website: www.eccathletics.org
Athletic Results: www.mysportsresults.com
School Indoor/Outdoor Records: http://shockers18.tripod.com/eccnews/index.html
CIAC Information Sheet: http://content.ciacsports.com/tp/itck1516.pdf
CIAC State Qualifiers: http://www.casciac.org/bit.shtml
For updated information on team practices, meets, and activities as well as Killingly High Football updates, please follow Coach Fortin at:
Instagram- Coach_Fortin4 & Killinglyhighschool_Track