Please arrive at 08:00 so you can do your warm-ups. Track events will begin at 08:30 am . The normal order of competition will be Sub Gremlin Girls, Sub Gremlin Boys, Gremlin Girls, Gremlin Boys, Bantam Girls, Bantam Boys, Midget Girls, Midget Boys, Youth Girls, Youth Boys, Intermediate Girls/Young Women, Intermediate Boys/Young Men. Deviations in this order are shown in the order of the events which follow:
3000 Meter Run MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM
(All age groups may run together. In this event)
80-Meter Low Hurdles MG, MB
100-Meter Low Hurdles YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
100-Meter Low Hurdles YG
4×100 Meter Relay SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
1500 Meter Run SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
400-Meter Dash SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
100-Meter Dash SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
800-Meter Run SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
200-Meter Dash SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
4×400 Meter Relay BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
* Most intermediate/young age groups will be combined with the youth age group.
Field events will begin at 08:30 and run concurrently unless combined
Running events take precedence over field events, athletes should check out of their event on the third call for their running event, athletes need to return to their field event with-in 5 minutes of finishing their running event. High Jump takes precedence over other field events.
High Jump BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM
Long Jump SGG/GG, SGB/GB, IB/YM, IG/YW, MG, MB, YG, YB, BG, BB
Shot Put YB, YG, IG/YW, IB/YM, BG, BB, MG, MB
Number of Events for each Athlete
Sub Gremlins and Gemlins can compete in a maximum of 3 events only. Athletes who are Bantam and older may add one extra event, IF THE 4thEVENT IS A RELAY. Athletes who compete in more than the maximum number of events will have ALL marks for the day disqualified, and would cause their relay team to be disqualified. Please address any questions to your coach to avoid any possibility of exceeding the maximum allowable number of events.
Running vs Field Events
Running events take precedence over field events. First check in at your field event. After the 2nd call for a running event, check out with the field event judge and proceed to the staging area to check in for your running event. Return to the field event within 5 minutes of completing your race or you will not be allowed to complete the event.
THINGS TO BRING TO A TRACK MEET
Water (lots of it)
Snacks (healthy ones) fruits, veggies, sandwiches, power bars, health bars, etc.
PowerAde/Gatorade (if desired)
THINGS TO DO AT A TRACK MEET
The first thing on arrival is to have your child find his or her age group coach. Check in with them to get the event tags they will be doing at that meet. Make sure they have their sweats on, it will be cool when they arrive.
Your child will need to be aware, at all times, of where his or her coaches are. Keep track of what event is being called (“First call, all Gremlin Girls 200 meters, Last call, all Midget Boys 1500 meters”, etc). It is impossible for the coaches to know where thirty or forty athletes are.
Athletes must warm up before each event. Have them check with their coach on when they should report in for warm ups with their group.
As the day warms up, keep your athlete OUT OF THE SUN. Use lots of sunscreen, and have them drink plenty of water and drinks like Gatorade/Powerade. NO SODA!!. Soda depletes the body of fluids. Keep them relaxed and from running around. This is a good time to have them play cards or board games with a friend.