Indoor track and field is the thing to do in certain parts of the country and in other parts it is something to do.
In the Northeast, indoor track and field is a regulated season for districts, conferences, and states. So, just like with football, basketball, volleyball, etc. schools spend time training specifically for it and there are meets week in and week out all of the way through early March.
Here, in the South (specifically Texas), indoor track and field participation is mostly club oriented, unattached, and sometimes on a volunteer basis. There are several reasons and factors that play into it, but athletes don't necessarily run, jump, vault, and throw for their schools and the efforts and competition isn't as high as with school season for some athletes.
But for some in the south, it is becoming as serious as it is in the Northeast.
Bullis Wrecks National Havoc On The National Record Book
Last year, the girls team from Bullis High School (MD) set an indoor national record in the 4 x 200m relay with an outstanding effort and time of 1:34.75. Bullis also ran the second fastest indoor 4 x 400m relay of All-Time last year when they ran 3:39.60.
This season, Bullis is right back at it again. Although they have graduated several girls from last year's squad, this indoor season is starting off on the right track (no pun intended).
However it's not just the girls making noise at Bullis, it's also the boys team letting the nation know that their 2019 squad is pretty darn good as well!
Just this past weekend, they ran two national records in the same two relays. Their squad had an epic weekend as they not only broke the former national records, but they utterly shattered them.
The Bullis boys ran a 1:25.60 4 x 200m relay, out running the former 14 year old mark of 1:26.09 by almost a half a second. In the 4 x 400m relay, they proved to be significantly better by previous 10 year old national mark of 3:13.06, again by almost a half a second with their 3:12.53.
On a national scene, Texas track and field is the outdoor track and field standard, as the indoor version belongs to the East coast and as of right now, Bullis High School.
With Bullis proving that they are not just a 2019 fad, but more of an All-Time type of team is, is it possible that a team in Texas can handle the best in the East and the best indoor team ever?
Well, if you ask the boys out of DeSoto, Texas, they'd definitely give you a resounding answer. They are known state wide for their athletic perennial athletic programs including track and field.
The DeSoto track and field team know this year's squad is something special, but are they as special as the Bullis team? They are especially good in the 100m - 800m events as well as relays and they are a deep team.
Bullis proved on the track that they are the fastest team to run indoor track, but is DeSoto actually better?
Click the slides to see how DeSoto can possibly be beat Bullis.