Track and Field

Activity Overview

Track and Field is a spring sport at St. Mary’s International School where one can participate in track events, field events, or a combination of both. This can range in sprinting, distance, jumping, and throwing events, allowing any type of person to be able to join. If you don’t want to run, you don’t have to; try a field event! For all meets we travel by bus as a team. Each meet is hosted at military bases, such as Yokota, or at a public track, such as Yumenoshima Track. After the main meets, there is the possibility of going to Far East Championships. This is the only competition within Track and Field in which participation is limited. Only the top ten athletes get to compete. Even so, there are no tryouts for Track and Field; anyone is welcome to join.

Events

Students may compete in any of the following events
100 Metres
200 Metres
400 Metres
800 Metres
1600 Metres
3200 Metres
110 Metre Hurdles – 39″
300 Metre Hurdles 36″
4X100 Relay
4X400 Relay
4X800 Relay
Shot Put – 12lb
Discus – 1.6kg
High Jump
Long Jump

Practice Time

Track and Field practices are held on Mondays through Thursdays every week throughout the spring season from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. During practice, participants are split up according to what events they sign up for. Jumpers will practice as a group with Mr. Vogt while distance runners will practice as a group with Mr. Washio. For sprinting, practice can occur at the tennis courts, the field, or around St. Mary’s International School. For distance practice, they run around St. Mary’s and Tamagawa river. Jumping practice is on the field or the weight room. Lastly, throwing practices are conducted either on the field or, in the event of bad weather, in the weight room.