Running Track at USCGA?

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  1. JBL2012

    JBL2012 Army ROTC Cadet - MS3

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    Hi,

    I'm a Junior in high school and as I was filling out my AIM application, I noticed under where I put "Track and Field" it asked if I intended to participate in it at USCGA. I don't really know what to put because I would love to run it, but I don't necessarily expect to be at the performance level expected of a college athlete.

    Some background: I just joined the team this year as a way of getting in shape and, to my surprise, I actually really, really, enjoy it. The only problem is that compared to my teammates I'm not very good (a.k.a. non-Varsity).

    So in addition to my question on what to put on the application, I'd also like to know how USCGA runs their track team. Can just anybody join or do you have to be at a certain level (like sub-5 mile)? Also, if track isn't an option, are there any running "clubs" or groups or anything that just like to go out and run non-competitively?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MDtrack

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    I'm planning on running XC, indoor, and outdoor track at the Academy next year. However, I'm not sure if they have specific "standards" to join. I mean it's not like D1 where they only take the best of the best, but I could still see them possibly having a limit on the team size so maybe not everyone can join. Also, for clubs I know they have a triathlon club at the Academy and I think they have a marathon club, where you train and probably run in the Marine Corps marathon. Hope this helps.
     
  3. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Hi!

    My roommate runs indoor and outdoor track here at the Academy and I will probably do indoor next year. It is most definitely a walk on sport! Anyone can participate, no matter their experience. A lot of people do it just to stay in shape. I would definitely encourage you to pursue it if you come here.

    T&F
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I did indoor. You can walk on, even if you don't run/vault/jump every meet. Totally worth it. I did it to be with a girl... and I didn't do it the next season....guess why.

    Definitely keeps you in shape, and you travel around New England.

    And you get to breath on wonderful 5th Deck....:rolleyes:
     
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  5. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    oh 5th Deck....

    I'm doing Outdoor Track this season to get back into shape. That way I can start up Tri or XC next year
     
  6. JBL2012

    JBL2012 Army ROTC Cadet - MS3

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    Wow! Thanks for the responses everybody!

    It's great to know that both indoor and outdoor track are walk-on sports at the Academy. Running triathlons sounds like a lot of fun also. :thumb:
     

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