The success of the Bullis track & field program has been fueled by the hard work and dedication of its determined athletes. The girls track and field program earned their first ever ISL championship in 2014 and the boys won their first ever IAC championship in 2015. Both are also continuing to experience individual success.
On the boy's side, Bullis Hall of Famer Dave Hellekjaer ('76) became the 1975 IAC Discus Champion. The following spring he set the school discus record with a throw of 180'10". A decade later, the team had its most successful campaign to that point and notched a 9-2 record in the spring of 1986. The squad was led by distance runner Jamie Salter and sprinter Mark Forester. During this season, the two young men collectively set 8 school records in as many events.
The spring on 1982 saw the arrival of girls track & field onto the Bullis campus. The team had immediate success, posting a dual meet record of 33-6 in its first 4 seasons. Twice, the squad finished second in the ISL Championships and in 1991 Bullis Hall of Fame inductee Kristen Thorne paced the team to a third place finish. In her illustrious career, Thorne amassed school records in 5 events (100M, 200M, 400M, 100H, 300H). Additionally, Kristen was named to the All-ISL Track & Field Team each of her 4 years of competition. During this time, she set 4 league championship meet records in the 100M, 200M, 110H and 300H. Upon graduating, Thorne went on to run track at Florida State University.
Presently, the individual success continues for both the boys and girls track & field teams. Coach Joe Lee has taken over the program and added an indoor track team for the winter season. They are continuing to earn victories and break records in the process.