The Parker Track Team has a well-established a tradition of excellence and competitive spirit. Over the past decade, the team has won multiple conference and sectional championships, and sent over 200 athletes to the State Meet in East Peoria

Any student is welcome to come out for the team-previous running experience is not required. Besides basic running and sprinting, students will have a chance to try: relays, long jump, high jump, shot put, and discuss. Every day, the students will run through drills designed to increase their speed, strength, and endurance

The track season consists of daily practices and a set of tri- or quad- meets against other schools in our conference. There will also be at least one invitational meet. Before spring break we will make a cut to the squad. We are looking for consistency and effort. The team will be cut down to the top two students in each event (top five for relays) to compete in the conference and sectional meet. If they place first in their event or make a state qualifying time at the sectional meet, they will continue on to the Illinois State meet in East Peoria.

In order to join the track team, each athlete needs a signed:

  • Permission Slip
  • Grade Verification Sheet
  • Sports Physical Sheet (and a valid SPORTS physical on file with the nurse)
  • Concussion Form

Track Permissions slips are available from Mrs. Ray in room 9, Ms. Moore in the Media Center, Ms Gant , Mr. Gauna in room 55or the main office. Physical forms are available in the front office and the nurse's office

There should also be a link to print it out at home from the "Forms" section

Parker Track State Finishes

The State Meet consists of about 200 teams each year

Year 7th Boys 7th Girls 8th Boys 8th Girls
2008 38th
2009 19th 44th
2010 9th 67th
2011 20th 5th 17th
2012 10th 25th 31st 4th (State Trophy)
2013 11th 10th 10th 52nd
2014 12th 3rd (State Trophy)
2015 55th 62nd
2016 13th 58th
2017 8th 34th