HOW DOES THE SCORING IN A DUAL MEET WORK?

Within each event in a dual meet, points are awarded based upon the order of finish of athletes. First place receives 5 points, second gets 3 points, and third gets 1 point. The team with the highest number of points wins the meet. Girls and Boys teams are scored separately.

WHEN DO MEETS START? HOW LONG ARE THEY?

Typically, dual meets start around 4:15 PM. This time can vary and it is not set in stone. Typically, the meet wraps up around 6:00 PM. Invitationals and District/League/State Meets, on the other hand can last all day. These meets sometimes include many heats of every event.

HOW LONG ARE PRACTICES?

Practices usually last for about 1.5 to 2 hours. On Saturdays, varsity practices are held in the morning, but during the week, they occur in the afternoon, after the students are dismissed from school.

WHERE IS OUR HOME TRACK?

The Abington Heights home track is at Abington Heights High School, 222 Noble Road, South Abington Township, PA 18411. The Track is located in the rear of the school.

WHAT IS A DIVISION? WHAT DIVISION IS ABINGTON HEIGHTS?

In PIAA Track and Field, teams are divided into two divisions based upon the size of the school district. AA is small, and AAA is large enrollment. Girls and Boys teams may be in different divisions. Currently, both the girls and boys teams from AH are in the AAA division.

WHAT IS A DISTRICT? WHAT IS A LEAGUE? HOW ARE THE TITLES DETERMINED?

The local Track and Field teams are divided into separate divisions. We are in the Lackawanna League, and the PIAA District II. The league title is determined by the team with the best record (W/L), and does not take into account Division. The district title is determined by the team that wins the district meet for their division.

HOW DOES ONE QUALIFY FOR STATES or districts?

Athletes must meet or exceed qualifying standards. See standards here

WHAT IS THE Order of events?

Please see our Order of Events Page