• Pine Hollow won their FIRST ever Athletics trophy at the

    2017 First in Fitness Event!

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  • First in Fitness


    What is FIF?

    “First in Fitness” is a 6th grade only event.  It was established by a former elementary physical education teacher, Ben Tench and is one of the oldest on-going physical fitness events in the country. Over 50 elementary schools and 20 middle schools will be sending teams of students to compete in a variety of fitness events including the mile run, pull-ups, one-minute jump rope, shuttle run, long jump, 100-yard dash, a modified triathlon, and other track and field events.

    Who participates?

    Students will be evaluated by their Healthful Living teacher throughout the year.  Possible participants will be chosen based on their fitness testing scores.  From there they will compete against other students to make the final team.  

    FIF Details

    Date: March 17, 2017

    Rain Date: March 21, 2017

    Location: Pine Hollow Middle School 

    • 9:00 am - Schools arrive to the FIF Site
    • 9:30 am - Opening Ceremonies and Start of First In Fitness

    First in Fitness Events (tentative schedule) *Triathlon will be mixed in throughout

    • Pull-ups (overhand grip, chin above bar)
    • Long Jump (3 attempts)
    • Shuttle Run (one attempt, knock blocks over)
    • 400 meter
    • 800 meter
    • Mile Run 
    • Triathlon (pull-ups, shuttle run, mile run)
    • 4 x 100 Relay (team event) 

    ***Important***if your child is on track out they are NOT allowed to ride the school bus to school.  Please drop them off between 7:45-8:30 so we can prepare for the days event.


    Please make sure that your child is dressed in proper attire for participating in physical activity.  Students will be given team shirts on the day of First in Fitness.  Proper attire includes: appropriate school t-shirts, tennis shoes, socks, (weather appropriate attire) 


    Students need to wear regular rubber sole athletic shoes for their events.  Students may not wear flip flops and Croc type footwear.

    Suggestions of things to bring: Snack donation sign up coming soon

    • Water bottles
    • Sunglasses- Sunscreen-Hat
    • Cell phone- Emergency phone numbers for your child
    • Medication needed by your child (Inhalers, allergy medicine)
    • Lunch/Snacks

    Please do not bring anything that could be lost or stolen.  Keep valuables out of site unless otherwise needed. 

    FIF Practices will be held on the following days:  

    Wednesday February 22 and Wednesday March 1 from 3:00-4:30 

    *Rides should be picked up in the bus loop (Behind the school)

    • More scheduled practices to come
    • It's ok if you need to leave early from practice

    **If needed, students can ride one of two activity buses after practice that leaves Pine Hollow at 5:00pm.  The activity buses make select stops.  Click here to view those stops 

    The FIF practices are extremely important due to the fact that our FIF athletes are on different tracks and need the time to prepare together.  Please provide transportation.

    Click here to sign up for reminders & updates via text message (ex: announcements, practices, weather, any changes, ect...)


    Coach Newby - bnewby@wcpss.net

    Ms. Black - tblack2@wcpss.net