Julian Track & Field

Note: Concerns or questions about track can be directed to Mr. Talarico by email to [email protected]

Practice Schedule:

Track begins Monday, March 20th!
Practices will be Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 AM. 
  • Practice will only be on Friday mornings when there is a Wednesday morning staff meeting.
    • For example, during the the first week of practice there is a Wednesday morning satff meeting. This means there will be no practice on Wednesday, March 22. Instead there will be practice on Friday, March 24th to make up for not having practice on Wednesday. 
    • The following dates (March 22nd, April 12th and May 3rd) are Wednesday's where there won't be track practice due to a morning staff meeting.  Practice will then be on Friday morning during these weeks.
  • Practice will start promptly at 7:30AM please be at Julian by 7:15-7:20 AM to allow yourself time to put away school items and get ready for practice. 
    • Runners will use the PE Locker rooms to store their items while at practice.
    • After practice runners may use the gym lockerrooms to change into school clothes but then need to report back outside to their designated grade-level areas.
    • Please bring a water bottle for practice along with a snack for after practice (optional but encouraged). 

How to sign up for track:


Coaching Staff:

Mark Talarico - Head Coach
  • Meet Coach Talarico!
    • Ran XC and track all throughout middle school, high school and college
      • Ran cross country and track at Arkansas State University for four years!
        • Competed in everything from the 400 through the 10K

Amy Hawk - Assistant Coach focusing on field events

Derek Bacalzo - 
  • Meet Coach Bacalzo!
    • Teaching:
      • One-on-One Special Education TA at Julian
      • Taught 4th-6th Grades in CPS for 13 years
    • Coaching: 
      • Coach for middle school Cross Country teams and Running Clubs for 5+ years
    • Running:
      • Ran cross country and track for Lane Tech High School
      • Completed over 25 marathons which include Chicago, Boston, and New York City

Howard Boone - 



Track Meets:

More info coming soon!