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Patriot Outdoor Track & Field 2024: All the Important Info!

Prior to Participation

In order to participate, the student athlete and parent/guardian must complete the Planet HS account & be approved before attending any sessions. For your awareness, there is a new sports physical form from the NCHSAA. Be sure all physicals are completed on this form.

You can find the NCHSAA Physical form HERE

The Planet HS website is HERE

Official Season Practice Schedule

Official Season:  Our official tryout period will be Feb 15, 16, and 17. We promptly begin at 4 pm, and end at 6.

 Season Schedule PHS Outdoor Track & Field


2024 SPRING SEASON (As of 1/19/2024)

Feb 15                First Official Practice  (Tryouts 15, 16, and 17 February)

Feb 19                Parent/Athlete Season Meeting, 5:30 pm (Stadium Bleachers)

Feb 26                SAC Meet # 1 @ HOME, 5 pm

Mar 7                 SAC Meet # 2 @ Home, 5 pm

Mar 9                       Mid-South Relays @ Home 9 am

Mar 14               SAC Meet # 3 @ Scotland HS  4 pm

Mar 16               BACK THE PAC Fundraiser (6 pm, Fair Barn, Adults by ticket only)

Mar 20               SAC Meet #4 @ Home, 5 pm

Mar 23           Viking Relays @ Union Pines. 9 am

Mar 25-30           SPRING BREAK

Apr.   4               SAC Meet # 5 @ Southern Lee, 5 pm

Apr. 10               SAC Meet # 6 @ Home, 5 pm

Apr. 18               SAC Meet # 7 @ Hoke County HS, 4 pm        

Apr. 20               Apex Relays, Apex HS, 9 am         

Apr. 26               SAC Conference Championship Meet, HOME, 2:00 pm

May 4                 NC Runners Elite Invitational HOME, 9 am

May 11               4A Mid East Regional Meet, HOME, 9 am

May 17               4A State Championship Meet @ NC A & T, 9 am

Team Remind

To join our Athlete and/or Parent Remind Group, please text your name and cell number to:

Coach John Buchholz (919) 667-5557 (Women’s Team Sign Up)

Coach Mario Kiser (910) 986-5112 (Men’s Team Sign Up)

*This is key to staying informed. This is how we communicate, and share announcements on a daily basis.

Important Forms

Pinecrest Dual Athlete Form (2 PHS Teams Both in Season)

Pinecrest Team/Non-School Team Form

Qualification for Championship Events

Conference Championship

Regional Championship

State Championship



Common Rules / Procedures Reminders:

Safety Related


Checking-in / Checking-out


Outdoor Track & Field Coaching Staff

Women’s Head Coach

Coach John Buchholz

Men’s Head Coach

Coach Mario Kiser

Assistant Coaches

Coach Mo Kiser

Coach Sean Willix

Coach William Johnson                

Coach Ed Kelly                        

Coach Thomas McDow

Coach Mark Finney

Coach Sam Cole