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MNPS generally doesn't provide sporting opportunities for students before grade 6. (They have started fall cross-country and spring soccer for grades 4 and 5.) So it's up to us parents to figure any and all of this out. If you are a parent who coaches any sport in any league and want to find more Eakin students for your team email [email protected].


Similar but better than last year, Eakin PTO will organize a track team to compete in a series of 4 track meets on Sundays in April.

The Eakin Team

If your student wants to run on the Eakin Track Team this year, please email [email protected]

The team is open to students in first through fifth grades. Practices will begin after spring break. Exact details of practice are to be determined. If you'd like to help manage or coach please reach out with that information too. 

We'll hold practice in the field between Eakin and Harris Hillman. Parent support both with snacks and with oversight are essential to our success. 

The meets

We will compete against other runners thanks to a partnership between Lipscomb Academy and Overbrook. Two meets will be at Lipscomb Academy and 2 meets will be at Overbrook, all of the races will be in April. (04/07, 04/14, 04/21 and 04/28 for the championship race).
All meets will start at 2:00pm on Sunday, this season we are adding Long Jump and Shot Put as part of the field events we will offer.
USATF (United States of America Track & Field) will handle oversight/refereeing/determining results for all races and field events as well as medals/awards. 

Grade 1 events:

100M, 200M

Grade 2-5 events:

100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M
Shot Put
Long Jump

The cost

These meets will cost $50 per participant. That's $50 for all four meets. If you need support for this fee, let [email protected] know and we'll figure out how to support your young athlete. If you're all in, feel free to register for the meets now.

Meet registration and payment click here

Please share this information

Please feel free to share the meet information with any and all who might be interested in these meets. This new partnership between Lipscomb Academy and Overbrook Academy is filling the shoes of NYSA, which closed down after last year. These meets are for grades 1-8 and are the only race opportunities open to the public at the elementary school level in Tennessee. 

Special needs athletes

If you have or know of a child who has special needs and would like to participate in these meets, email [email protected] and we can put you in contact with meet organizers to discuss. It is an expressed goal of Lipscomb Academy's organizer, Reginald King, that these meets are accessible and welcoming to special needs athletes.