Cross Country and Track - Girls
Lamar Track & Field
The track is a team sport at Lamar. The track is not an individual sport—at least not here. A team is supportive of its individuals. The pursuit of individual goals and aspirations within our ‘team-first framework’ will help make Lamar Track special. One of the top goals of the Lamar High School track program is to build on an already strong tradition that can be continued well on into the future. A major goal this year is to create a program that will compete at a high level. As coaches here at Lamar, our priority is to educate the kids about the sport and good sportsmanship. The athletes will be taught about the sport, and then they will be trained to compete at a high level. Our track program has something to offer everyone. Participation in sports teaches many important lessons in life, perhaps most importantly the fact that hard work and tenacity are rewarded with improvement. Perseverance, dealing with difficult situations in a positive manner, teamwork, handling success with humility, developing and maintaining a healthy body/lifestyle, a sense of belonging, and discipline are what we teach our athletes.
The Lamar High School track program is among the most competitive in the Houston area. For several years the Lamar Track Program has not only been one of the top programs in the city but also in the state. This includes numerous district titles and a state title. Lamar Track & Field is a fixture in the sport of Texas Track & Field and you can see the evidence in the state record books. We look forward to continuing to build on this strong legacy of excellence in the sport.
The Lamar High School Track & Field program is led by Gerrick Green. Coach Green has over 20 years coaching experience, which includes over 10 years of head coaching experience. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience that includes coaching a number of district and area champions, two individual state champions, and one state record holder. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Coach Green attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe where he was a member of the track team.
This year, we will be using a free app called GroupMe to communicate important updates to the practice and meet schedule. Parents and athletes are welcome and encouraged to join. To join, please send your email to Coach Green at Gerrick.Green@Houstonisd.org.