One of the advantages that track and field has over other sports is that our events are standardized. As a result, you can reliably compare your times, distances, and heights to others (or your past self) in the same events at different times of the year or different places.
Often I get asked, How fast is fast? I have attempted to answer this question in terms of our league. While studying the last 10-15 years of Interschols results, trends started to emerge. Ranges for what times and distances made finals and what placed became clear. Here are the results of my research.
Become a Medalist
Bronze: A bronze level performance will place in a few dual meets throughout the session and maybe even win a few.
Silver: A silver level performance will consistently place in dual meets with put you in a better chance of winning the event. Top 8 at Interschols*.
Gold: A gold level performance should win a majority of dual meets. Top 4 at Interschols*.
Platinum: A platinum level performance should be one of the best performances in the league. Wins Interschols*
*Only the top 6 score points at Interschols.
Here are the boys and girls qualifying standards to achieve these medals.