Track season just around the corner

Track pre-season conditioning begins Monday, Nov. 30

Thanks to the annual tradition of beginning pre-season conditioning for the track season immediately after Thanksgiving, the 2021 conditioning schedule will start Monday Nov.30 immediately after school, at the track. We will workout every Monday and Thursday until the Christmas break.


Traditionally, workouts will follow this time schedule.

Mondays: 3:30 - 5 pm

Mondays (staff meetings): 4:00 - 5:35 pm

Thurs: 4:00 - 5:35 pm

Remember, training schedules are subject to change. Be prepared to be flexible.

See "Track News" page  for more details.

Click here for link to County Athletic Paperwork

"Tentative" Ravens 2021 Schedule 

Feb. 12 - Kincaid Classic @ Alonso 5 pm

Feb. 20 - @ Steinbrenner Invite 7:30 am

Feb. 26/27 - @ Wharton Invite 7:30 am

Mar. 8 - Monday Morning Madness 8:00 am

Mar. 13 - @ Kowboy Invite 7:30 am

Mar. 21 - Raven Invite @ Alonso 7:30 am

Mar. 27 - @ FSU Relays (TBA)

Apr. 1/2/3 - UF Relays (TBA)

Apr. 9 -  Raven Rundown @ Alonso

April 12/24 - Districts TBA

May 1 - Regionals @ George Jenkins

May 8/15 - State Finals @ UF 


Note: We are still waiting several meets to be scheduled. Full schedule should be completed by mid-December.

Sponsors step up to be a part of first ever Raven Invitational 

Inaugural Raven Invitational Details/Info

The 1st Annual Raven Invitational will take place on March 20, 2021 at Alonso’s new 8-lane polyurethane rubber track. 


Entry fees will be $100 per gender, $175 per school, or $25 per individual. 

This meet will be limited to the first 20 teams who submit their checks. Payment must be received in order to get an invitation to register on Direct Athletics.


Make checks payable to: Alonso High School, Attn. Raven Invitational. Payment will not be accepted at the meet.  

Address: Alonso High School, 8302 Montague Street, Tampa, Fl, 33635


Contact Info: or call at 813-810-8815 (cell), or

Entrance fee will be $5 per guests, 6 and over. Parking will be $2


Registration will be on Direct Athletics. Timing company will be Warrior Timing. Athletes must use ¼ inch pyramid spikes only.
All running events will be girls, followed by boys.

4 entries per school in all events, one relay team per gender. There will be an unlimited/open 1600.

3 attempts per field event, no finals (except high jump and pole vault)


Straight finals in running events

Deadline to register is 11:59, March 17, 2021

Awards: Medals for top three, trophies will be given to the Championship teams.

All relevant FHSAA rules will be enforced.

Non-competing athletes WILL NOT be allowed on the infield during field events.

Special Event: The Ravens will be hosting a 4x1600 Relay at the beginning of the meet. The distance relay will be by special invitation only, and teams will be selected based on projected time and distance pedigree. It will not count as one of the scored events.


7:00 am – Gates Open
7:50 am - Coaches Meeting


Meet Schedule (Rolling Schedule)

8:30 am – Field Events (Session 1) 

G L Jump, B L Jump
G Discus, B Shot Put
G Pole Vault
G High Jump (Opening Heights 1.27 M/4’2”)
B Javelin

10:45 am – Field Events (Session 2, or immediately after the completion of Session 1)

G Triple, B Triple
G Shot, B Discus
B High Jump (Opening Height 1.57M/5’2”)
B Pole Vault 
G Javelin

Morning Running Events
10:45 am – 3200 M (multi-heats up to 24, slow to fast)
11:45 am – 4x800 (finals, slow to fast)

12:30 – Opening National Anthem/Running Finals (rolling schedule)

100/110 H 
800M (Multi-heat, 16 per heat, slow to fast)
1600M (Open, unscored, unlimited entries, will be posted on Direct Athletics) 
1600M (multi-heat, 24 per heat, slow to fast)
4x400M (slow to fast)

Rubber track construction in full swing

All eyes now on target of early January completion date. Season starts Jan.20

The relocation of three new jump runways (long, triple and pole vault) was the focus of the latest phase of construction as crews toiled all week at Alonso. In early November, the Ravens began construction of their new eight-lane rubber track, a process that is now expected to be completed by the first week of January, just in time for the Jan. 20th official start of the track and field season. The Ravens have scheduled the Kincaid Classic, a preseason mini-meet for February 6, and the inaugural Raven Invitational for March 21. Details of those two events are being ironed out and will be announced later. The new competition surface will feature an 8-lane 400-meter state level track, new shot put area, along with the three new jump runways.

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Ravens rubber track fund gets huge donation.. see rubber track page for details.

Click here to see the projected layout for the Raven Nation Wall of Fame..

Click here to pull up the order form for your plaque.

Do you want to be honored on the new Raven Nation Wall of Fame? Do you want a plaque denoting your contribution to athletics at Alonso High School to be a permanent part of our athletic history and facility? Then, get in line. Order forms for the new Raven Nation Monument plaques are now available (PDF form above). Spots will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. Order forms are available at the athletic office, through Booster Club members and from all Alonso head coaches. The plaques cost $150 and is a way of giving back to the Raven Nation. One of the primary goals of the venture fund is to raise funds for a new rubber track.

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