General Practice Information

Sixth grade and younger are typically introduced to all of the track & field events through a series of stations that are administered by High School and College athletes. Events include sprints, hurdles, long jump, turbo-javelin, shot put & discus along with speed development. A “distance” group is offered 2 or 3 times as well. The location is at the Salisbury Athletic Complex, 1000 Cumberland Avenue, WL.

Pole Vault athletes (JH/HS) will be charged $75 for 6-8 sessions. Contact me personally!

When is the PATC program?

The club practices/meets are held from May 27th (Memorial Day) through Thursday, June 6th, Monday through Thursday. Practices will be Mondays and Tuesdays (May 27th, May 28th, June 3rd & 4th) from 5 PM to 6:30 PM, and meets will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays (May 29th & May 30th & June 5th & 6th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (meets may run a bit longer than practices depending on your events).

Week 1
Mon, May 27 - Event stations
Tue, May 28 - Event stations
Wed, May 29 - Field event “meet” plus 1600
Thu, May 30 - Running event “meet”

Week 2
Mon, June 3 - Event stations
Tue, June 4 - Event stations
Wed, June 5 - Field event “meet” plus 1600
Thu, June 6 - Running event “meet”

How much is the PATC program?

The club cost is $60 per person which covers staff pay, summer club dues, club shirt & free entry into the four summer meets.

We will also have the 4 session option (any 4 of the 8 sessions) for $40!

*Prices increase to $70 & $50 after May 13, 2024

Where can I get more information?

Call or text Lane Custer at 765-427-0752 or email


Registration will close at 100, no exceptions!

PATC Summer Track & Field Camp: CLICK HERE
PATC Summer Track & Field Camp 4 Session Option: CLICK HERE

38th Annual Elementary Track and Field Meet

Pre-K through 6th Grade

Sunday, May 19th, 2024 (please check in 30 minutes before your 1st event)

@ West Lafayette Salisbury Athletic Complex

1000 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Limitations: No more than 3 "running" events for each athlete (can have additional field events)
Pre-Registration Only: All entries are due by Thursday, May 16th ONLINE ONLY
Entry Fee: $5 per event

Awards: Ribbons for all participants


The Purdue Area Track Club (staffed by the West Lafayette JH and HS coaches) summer information flyers will be available at the check in table on Sunday afternoon.

Club Membership is not required for this meet, only event entry fees ($5 each event) helps to partially cover Lambert rental fee

Approximate Event Time Schedule

  • 12:15 pm - Long Jump (3 measured jumps)

    • Shot Put (3 throws, 6lb. shot for PK - 4th grade and 8 lbs for 5-6 grade)

    • Turbo Jav (3 throws, 300 gram Jav)

  • 1:00 pm – 65m Hurdles (5 flight of hurdles or "Banana Steps"

    • Prek - K (12" Banana Steps)

    • 1st - 2nd (18"Banana Steps)

    • 3rd - 4th Grade (22" hurdles)

    • 5th - 6th Grade (26" hurdles)

      *The following time schedule is approximate!

  • 1:45 pm* 100m Dash

  • 2:20 pm* 1600m Run

  • 2:45 pm* 400m Dash

  • 3:00 pm* 200m Dash

  • 3:30 pm* Completion of meet


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