Q. How do I join the team email?
A. Enter your information on the front page of the website
Q. Is my runner allowed to wear spikes on the
Staples outdoor track?
What does FCIAC stand for?
A. A sports conference in our county,
FAIRFIELD COUNTY INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE.
There are three divisions: west, central and east. See the front page of this website for the FCIAC website link.
Where can I find results for the meets?
A. Check the following links on the home page:
Northeast Timing, Club CT, My Sports Results ... Or ask your runner ...they will get results from their coach.
Q. Where can I buy running
A. Locally, there are a few retailers
Runners Roost in Darien
ASF Sports and Outdoors in Westport
Nike in downtown Westport
Are all outdoor tracks the same size?
A. Yes ...although some ovals are tighter than others.
Q. Is my athlete competing at Staples or going to the invitational meet at another location?
A. While most athletes compete weekly for Staples at dual meets, some who have met specific qualifying standards may attend invitationals. Ask your son or daughter for details. Also see the question on qualifying standards.
Q. What are qualifying standards?
A. All invitational and championship meets have requirements/standards for participation in running(based on time) and field(based on height or distance) events. These standards vary depending on the meet. There are opportunities to qualify for these meets weekly by competing for Staples at dual meets. Even if your athlete does not qualify for these post season meets, they should continue to attend practice. It will pay off for them eventually. For example, technical events and distance events take many, many hours (weeks, days, years) of practice before results are seen.
Q. Where can I find out my runner's finishing time?
A. If your runner did not receive/hear their time at the end of the meet, the results are available from their coach the following day. For some FCIAC meets, check My Sports Results. Invitationals usually post their results on their meet website.
Q. How do I find out if a meet is cancelled?
A. This rarely happens! There are two options: Check with the CIAC website or the Invitational's website. ***Be sure to sign up for the cancellation notification process thru the CIAC website. As soon as a meet is cancelled or the start time is altered, the CIAC site will notify you.