Track & Field

This page provides information about Bear Creek's boys and girls varsity track & field program.

Track & Field Calendar

Interest Meeting: January 24, 2023
Registration Deadline: February 9, 2023
Practices Begin: February 27, 2023
Season Ends: May

The events on this calendar update hourly. Use these how-to instructions to filter calendars, subscribe to calendars, or receive calendar event alerts.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat/Sun
Mon, Sep 26
XC Practice
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Marymoor Park (6046 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052, United States)
Tue, Sep 27
XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Wed, Sep 28
XC Study Hall
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
XC Practice
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Thu, Sep 29
XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School
Fri, Sep 30
XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Sat, Oct 1
Twilight Invitational
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Cedarcrest Golf Course (6810 84th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270, United States)
Sun, Oct 2
Mon, Oct 3
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Marymoor Park (6046 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052, United States)
Tue, Oct 4
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Wed, Oct 5
Subscribe to Alerts XC Study Hall
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Thu, Oct 6
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond Watershed Preserve (Washington, United States)
Fri, Oct 7
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Sat, Oct 8
Subscribe to Alerts Mountain Loop Invitational
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Granite Falls High School (1401 100th St NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252, United States)
Sun, Oct 9
Mon, Oct 10
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Tue, Oct 11
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Farrel-McWhirter Park (19545 NE Redmond Rd, Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA 98053, US)
Wed, Oct 12
Subscribe to Alerts ESC Meet #3
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Sultan High School (1000 Turk Dr, Sultan, WA 98294, United States)
Thu, Oct 13
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School
Fri, Oct 14
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond High School (17272 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052, United States)
Sat, Oct 15
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond Watershed Preserve (Washington, United States)
Sun, Oct 16
Mon, Oct 17
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond Watershed Preserve (Washington, United States)
Tue, Oct 18
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond High School (17272 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052, United States)
Wed, Oct 19
Subscribe to Alerts XC Study Hall
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Thu, Oct 20
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond Watershed Preserve (Washington, United States)
Fri, Oct 21
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Sat, Oct 22
Subscribe to Alerts Conference Championships
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Granite Falls High School (1401 100th St NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252, United States)
Sun, Oct 23
Mon, Oct 24
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond Watershed Preserve (Washington, United States)
Tue, Oct 25
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond High School (17272 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052, United States)
Wed, Oct 26
Subscribe to Alerts XC Study Hall
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Thu, Oct 27
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School
Fri, Oct 28
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Sat, Oct 29
Subscribe to Alerts Bi-District Championship Meet
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South Whidbey High School (5675 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, WA 98260, United States)
Sun, Oct 30
Mon, Oct 31
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Redmond High School (17272 NE 104th St, Redmond, WA 98052, United States)
Tue, Nov 1
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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Timberline Middle School (9900 Redmond Ridge Dr NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Wed, Nov 2
Subscribe to Alerts XC Study Hall
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)
Subscribe to Alerts XC Practice
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The Bear Creek School (8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053, United States)

Meet the Coach

Benjamin Benson

Varsity Cross Country Head Coach, Varsity Track & Field Head Coach
Ben Benson began coaching Bear Creek track & field and cross country in 2022. A local to the Eastside and a graduate of Cedarcrest HS in neighboring Duvall, he knows the community and what it takes for student-athletes to succeed both on the course and in the classroom. Following a successful high school running career, he competed at the NCAA Division II level for University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, and then at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, where he competed at the national level in 2020 and 2021. He is a U.S.A. Track & Field Level 1 certified coach who values athlete input to devise unique training that is goal-oriented and based on science and individual success. Ben is fervent about his athletes regardless of ability and has a passion for building teams, friendships, and a community that will last students a lifetime. B.S. Biology, Northwest University; M.A.T., Western Governors University

Track & Field Quick Facts

Fees

Registration Fee: $350 + $30 for a Nike full-zip warm-up jacket* (black) and a team T-shirt. (* This item is distributed every other year, but the costs are amortized over two years.)

Additional Costs: See gear, equipment, and team-related activities (see below). We strongly suggest all participants purchase the optional Grizzlies rain gear.

Practice and Meet Schedule

Practices: The track team does not have a standard Monday – Friday practice schedule as our ability to secure facilities changes on a daily/weekly basis. Generally speaking, when the team practices at Redmond HS, practice runs from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. When at school or at the Redmond Watershed, practices run from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The coach(es) will communicate weekly with families to ensure that you are aware of the schedule. 

Meets: All athletes will compete in all conference meets (number of meets not yet determined). There are also invitational meets that require different levels of qualifying. Conference meets take place during the week with additional invitational meets taking place on Saturdays. Meets during the week will require early dismissal. Also, every school is asked to officiate an event at the conference meets and we will ask parents to help with this. 

See Track & Field Calendar (above).

Transportation

Transportation is not available for practices. Transportation to meets will be provided by the school, and the expectation is that students will travel together to meets on the bus/van. Exceptions can be approved by the Athletics Department.

Uniform, Gear, and Equipment

The school provides uniform jersey and shorts which must be returned at the end of the season. A team warm-up jacket and T-shirt are included with the registration fee.

The spring season can be cold and wet. Players may order the optional rain gear, but please plan accordingly and bring some warmer practice gear each day. Optional gear includes rain gear and black warm-up pants. Complete the gear size and optional gear order forms (see top of page) to ensure the correct sizes are available.

Anticipated Levels of Play

All athletes should plan to participate in the mid-week conference meets. They are not considered optional. Track & field is great for exploring new events, camaraderie among athletes, and striving for excellence through improving personal bests. We celebrate personal bests as much as podium finishes.

Out of Season Activities

There are no out of season practices or activities. Some athletes will organize optional group runs, but most are competing in other sports during the offseason which is good preparation for the track & field season. We welcome everyone and will provide a great environment to learn new events, build friendships, and build confidence.

Track & Field Resources