In 1967 the Lakeside Kiwanis Club felt the need for competitive outlets for boys and girls at the elementary and middle school levels. They met with school administrators and teachers who felt the same and the Junior Olympics was born. This track and field event continues today as students throughout Lakeside compete against one another each May at El Capitan High School.
The El Capitan track & field team begins preparations for the even before daybreak. They erect the events and lay out the field and are the timers, recorders, starters, and judges for the event. Over 400 elementary and middle school students participate yearly.