• Track and Field

    The town of Brookline sponsors all eight elementary schools the opportunity to compete in two town-wide athletic opportunities; cross country in the fall and track and field in the spring, practices and the meet are free of charge.

    The P.E. staff collaborates in an effort to train, teach and prepare students to compete in a track and field meet against all seven other elementary schools.  The 5th & 6th grade students compete on one day with girls competing against girls and boys competing and against boys.  As well as the 7th & 8th grade, for example, all 7th grade girls will compete only against the other 7th grade girls in the district with the one exception being the 4 X 100m relay.

    Dates: mid-April to mid-May

    Expectations: Students are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible. Students are welcome to participate in all practices, but in order to compete, they are required to commit to at least two practices.
    Practices: The P.E. staff will hold practices before and after school a few weeks prior to the meet.  The practices are designed to gradually increase a student’s cardiovascular endurance and build upon muscular strength and endurance in order for students to compete at their best ability.
    Size of Team: The P.E. staff will make decisions based on students' behavior, effort and data taken during practices and place students into events.  There are only 3 allotted slots per event, so cuts may have to be made.  Students at max can compete in 3 events. Very seldom does this occur, but students may compete in one track, one field and the relay.  Most often, students will be represented in one event.  A list of participants will be posted one week prior to meet to let the students and faculty know.
    Permission slips:  Students who are chosen for the meet will be given a permission slip to be filled out by the parents and returned to the P.E. staff.