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Track & Field

Our inclusive Track & Field program is open to all Middle and Upper school boys and girls—regardless of ability or experience.

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Learning Life Skills on the Track

By participating in the Track & Field program at Thomas Jefferson, students gain so much more than the ability to run faster, jump higher, or throw farther. Your child increases his or her self-discipline, self-esteem, and self-confidence while learning how to work toward a goal.

Students develop patience, self-discipline, and the ability to be humble when winning and calm when losing—all marks of good sportsmanship.

Athletes do not need to have experience to participate in the Track & Field program. Our inclusive program allows all students to test new capacities and discover new talents without fear of being cut from the team.

Our Track & Field program is also highly competitive, providing opportunities for gifted and experienced athletes. TJ has consistently sent individuals to compete at the State meet. TJ athletes have earned district, conference, and state championships.

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Program Details

All boys and girls in grades 6-8 can participate on the Middle School Track & Field team. Boys and girls in grades 9-12 can participate on the Upper School Track & Field team. Practices are held at JP Humphreys Track & Field Complex on the TJ campus.

If you have questions or need more information, please e-mail TJ Athletic Director Chris Myers or call (417) 781-5124 x226.

Coach

Traci Walker is the head coach of the Track & Field program. Coach Walker competed as a track athlete in college.

Clayton Carnahan and Junior Joseph serve as assistant coaches.

MSHSAA & Ozark 7 Conference

Thomas Jefferson is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) at the Upper School level and a MSHSAA Affiliate school at the Middle School level. At the Middle and Upper School levels, TJ is a member of the Ozark 7 Conference, which includes College Heights, Exeter, Golden City, McAuley, Thomas Jefferson, Verona, and Wheaton.

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State track and field champions have come through the TJ program

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Conference championships have been earned by the girls team

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Conference championship has been earned by the boys team

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"Outside of academics, Thomas Jefferson was my second family. Everyone supported me through thick and thin and I am unbelievably grateful that I was able to attend TJ.”

Halley, TJ Class of 2009