Middle School Track season for 2021 is currently scheduled to take place beginning no earlier than April 12, 2021. More info will come later during the school year. Please send any questions to Coach Neff at Thank you!




    Watauga Middle School Track and Field


    Practice Time: 3:30-5/5:15

    Practice Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


    All practices will be held at Hardin Park
    Unless otherwise specified (some might be WHS)
    Transportation will be provided to HP/WHS for all students
    Parents must pick up their student from practice no later than 5:30


    Coach Neff;, 828-719-9204

    Head Coach- Michael Neff
    Assistant- Ian Duda
    Assistant- Kim Kop
    Assistant- Scott Townsend
    Assistant- Ray Cheek
    Assistant- Emma Frye 


     The middle school track team is a combined team featuring players from all of the Watauga County K-8 schools.

    Only students in grades 6th-8th grade may compete in middle school track.  In order to qualify for public school participation, a student must meet the following requirements:


    In grades sixth, seven and eight, the student must pass at least one less course than the number of required core courses each semester and meet promotion standards established by the LEA. If an athlete is "academically eligible” or "academically ineligible” at the beginning of any semester, that status is retained throughout the full semester. It is the responsibility of the school principal to check the academic status of each student/athlete enrolled in school at the beginning and close of a semester. Academic eligibility is based off the previous semesters grades including previous school year. *Note:6th graders have a clean slate starting in the fall of their 6th grade year.* Students with more than one failing course are considered ineligible to participate, however grades should be a top priority of a student-athlete. If there is a concern for a grade, the coach will meet with student/parent about academics.


    The principal must have evidence of the legal birth date of the student. A student shall not
    participate on a middle school team if the student becomes 15 years of age on or before August 31 of that school year.


    A player must have attended school at least 85% of the previous semester. A student must, at anytime of any game in which he or she participates, be a regularly enrolled member of the school’s student body, according to local policy. If there is no local policy, “regularly enrolled” is defined as enrolled for at least one-half of the “minimum load.” It is recommended the student be in school the day of the contest.

    Sports Pre-participation and Medical Examination Form

    In order to be eligible for practice or participation in interscholastic athletic contests, the student
    must receive a medical examination once every 395 days by a duly licensed physician, nurse
    practitioner, or physician assistant, subject to the provisions of G.S.90-9, 90-18.1, and 90-18.2.