Practices: Wear comfortable clothes to run in (shorts and a short sleeve or long sleeve shirt). Please also dress for the weather; it is often still cold outside in March, April, and May. Dress in layers, including sweatshirts, hats, gloves, running headband, running tights, leggings, etc. Please note that if you choose to wear leggings (or running tights), you still need to wear shorts over them at practices and meets.
The dress code must be adhered to. Girls: Sports bras must not be showing or must be black if wearing the old HRK tank uniform. If girls choose to wear leggings, you MUST be wearing shorts over them. Shorts are part of our team uniform, NOT leggings. This is a rule not only for practice but at meets as well. Boys: Your running shirt must stay on, even in warmer weather. Please also note the Athlete Expectations page on this website, as it pertains to modesty and team clothing in general.
Meets: HRK Track and Field has a team uniform shirt that is black and is made of a wicking ("performance fabric") material. Our team uniform also includes black shorts. (You can wear black leggings underneath--not instead of--shorts when the weather is cold. Same for a long sleeve shirt underneath your team uniform shirt.) If you already have a team uniform shirt from a previous track and field or cross country season, you're set--no further purchase is necessary. For track and field meets, you must wear running shoes; a black, wicking HRK uniform shirt; and black shorts. The shoes do not have to be track shoes, nor do they need to have spikes; they simply need to be running shoes that fit well and have good traction. If you wear spikes at meets, they should have removable spikes that are 1/4" or shorter.
You will find a variety of shirts, shorts, and other items specifically designated for our track team (and available all season long) at the HRK Squadlocker Store. If you already purchased an HRK track or cross country team uniform shirt in the past two years, you do not need to buy another one. However, the conference is phasing out team uniforms with names or numbers on them. If you need a new shirt, please do not purchase it with names/numbers on it.
Please contact Coach Fleener if you have any questions about uniforms.
Bring with you to every practice:
A sports bag: Have plenty of extra warm clothes (see above). Track weather can be rainy and cold. You are responsible for being prepared for whatever weather there may be.
Running shoes: (Not basketball shoes). Your shoes will last longer if they are used for running only. (See more above.)
Water: Have plenty of water and make sure your water bottle is labeled.
Updated October 17, 2019.