2017 BOYS AND GIRLS 1A/2ASTATE OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD MEET INFORMATIONThe Group 1A/2A State Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be at East Rockingham High School, Elkton, Virginia on Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.MILESTAT WINDOW: The window for entries closes on Sunday, May 28 at noon. The scratch deadline is Monday, June 1st at noon.ADMISSIONS: $10.00 for Friday session and $10:00 for Saturday. No charge for pre-school children accompanied by a paying spectator. Each participant will need his/her competitors number for admission. Accepted passes for VHSL State events include VHSCA, VHSL VIAAA, VATA, VSBA and the Principals State membership cards. (All passes must be accompanied with valid drivers license)COACHES MEETING: The coaches meeting will be conducted in the bullpen area . Meeting time will be 4:30 PM. Packet pickup will be at the bullpen. Packets will contain seed sheets, competitors numbers, coaches passes and any other information that may be necessary. Bus parking will be in front of the school and parking monitors will be ther for parking instructions. Co a chs passes w ill be is sued in a cco rda nce w ith VH SL Po licy by tea m g ender a n d f o und in y o ur packet. Additional coaches or school personnel can be admitted using one of the Cards shown on the VHSL 2016-2017 Acceptable Pass Form1-5 Athletes 1 pass6-10 Athletes 2 passes11 or more Athletes 3 passesCompetitor Numbers will be used for athletes to re-enter the stadium.FACILITY: The East Rockingham track is an 8-lane 400-meter track. pyra mi d s pi kes o r flats may be used. RULES: NFHS Track and Field Rule Book for 2017 as well as the VHSL rules as stated in the VHSL handbook will be observed. Uniform Rule and Electronic Devices: This is a reminder to all track and field coaches that the NFHS rules regarding participant uniforms(Rule 4-3 of the NFHS Track and Field Rules Book) will be enforced at all State Championships. Specifically, a single manufacturers logo/trademark/reference, no more than 2 square inches with no dimension more than 2 inches, is permitted on the uniform top, uniform bottom(including waistband), or one-piece uniform. Please be advised that compression tops, shorts or tights must conform to this rule unless the compression top, shorts, or tights are worn as foundational garments. Coaches are strongly encouraged to ensure that your athletes are properly uniformed, as it is the coachs responsibility to ensure that all of your athletes are in compliance. Coaches are also reminded that electronic devices are prohibited inside the competition area and all other restricted areas as designated by the Games Committee. Please remind your athletes of this restriction. FINISH LYNX TIMING SYSTEM will be the official timing for all running events. Timing will be provided by Steve Geiman and Raintree Timing/Track Management Systems.HOUSING: Hotels and motels in Harrisonburg will be used by both the 3A/4A schools and the now the 1A/2A schools. Staunton has available housing as well and is only about 35 minutes away. EQUIPMENT: Each team must furnish its own towels, shots, discus, batons and poles. Starting blocks will be supplied East Rockingham High School. NO OTHER BLOCKS MAY BE USED.Vaulting poles will be inspected and Vaulters will be weighed at the pole vault area. Nothing may be altered on the pole. Original Manufacturer markings must be visible. Head coaches will provide a written certification to the meet director that each competitor uses proper weighted poles.Shot and Discus inspection will be take place at the concession building inside the track. Officials will certify throwing implements to the exact standard of the rule. Rubber discs with edge dings, rough or narrow edges will not be allowed. Implements not in compliance will be impounded during the event and coaches may pick them up at the conclusion of the competition.Uniforms for each contestant must be in compliance with the 2017 NFHS rule book. Competitors numbers will be provided by VHSL and will be used for admittance at the gate if athletes leave. They are to be used each day so coaches need to make sure they return on Saturday with their competitor number that will be issued on Friday. AWARDS: Team trophies (1st and 2nd) will be presented at the conclusion of the Meet. Individual medals (1st through 8th) may be picked up in the lower hallway of the stadium. Note that 1st through 8th place will be scored (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1)PARTICIPATION LIMITATIONS; A contestant may compete in any number of field events. A contestant shall be limited to participation in only three running events for the two-day meet. Exception: An athlete participating in the 3200M run may participate in ONE other event on that day. Note: An Athlete participating in the 3200 M relay on Friday can run ANY two events on Saturday. An athlete NOT participating in the 3200M relay on Friday can run in three events on Saturday unless one of them is the 3200 M run.If a contestant is entered in a field event, which conflicts in the time schedule with a track event in which he is entered, he shall make advance arrangements with the official in charge of the field event to postpone his trials until after the track event has been run. No track or field event will be held up to accommodate a contestant. Vertical events will be discussed at the coaches meeting. NOTE: Competitors shall be disqualified for an event if his/her coach, manager, attendant or anyone associated with his/her team is on the infield, the track, the enclosure inside, or those areas designated only for officials and contestants in current events. No coaches or spectators are allowed on the infield at any time. If you have a question regarding a result or place, go to the bullpen and the proper official will be notified. It there is a disqualification during the meet, coaches will be called to the field for clarification.ELIGIBLE TO STATE MEET: Entries may be only those contestants who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th in a Regional Meet or those contestants who were properly reported to the Conference or Regional Meet Director as having met the state qualifying standards at the Conference or Regional Championship Meet (trials or finals) or who met the state qualifying standard in a meet of 10 or more teams.MILESTAT is being used for the verification source for entries using the state standards.FOR ELIGIBILITY IN THE STATE MEET: Each Coach shall satisfy the following requirement or the school athletes will be ineligible to participate. USE FAT TIMES ONLY!FOLLOW THE REGIONAL DIRECTORS ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY.The Milestat Entry window closes at noon on Sunday, May 28. Instructions for entering a meet using Mile Splits Online Meet Registration can be found on the VHSL Web siteThe VHSL PAPER ENTRY WILL ONLY BE USED TO SOLVE ENTRY PROBLEMS SHOULD THEY OCCUR. It can be downloaded from the VHSL web site. It is designed to be filled out online and emailed as an attachment to the Region Director and filled out manually at the Region Meet.At the south end of the stadium area, athletes will have a staging and team area set aside. All coolers and any team food can be taken to that area. All canopies and shelters will need to be set in that area and teams and coaches only should be there. Spectators and parents need to be directed to the bleacher areas. No Canopies in the bleachers. Please tell your parents. And teams should not be setting up in the bleachers. Please use the staging and team area behind the visitor bleachers. There will be an area for spectators and coaches outside of the fence at the shot to see the shot, pole vault and discus. All other events are easily viewed from outside of the track fence and bleacher areas. No coaches, parents, or spectators will be allowed on the stadium field or track complex. There will be no coachs boxes in the competition area. All events are in areas where coaches can have access near the fences. IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR REGIONAL DIRECTOR IS UNABLE TO ANSWER YOURQUESTIONS YOU CAN CONTACT:Steve Geiman State Meet Directorstevegeimanmgmt@gmail.comPhone Number540-649-30752017 1A & 2A VHSL State Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipsJune 2 & June 3, 2017- East Rockingham High School, Elkton, Va.Tentative Schedule of EventsFriday, June 2, 2017 3:30 PM Packet Pickup at the bullpen 4:00 PM Certification of Implements @ Shot/Discus Area Certification of Pole Vault Poles @ Pole Vault Pit 4:30 PM Coaches Meeting at Bullpen Area in Stadium 5:00 PM Girls Shot-2A followed by Girls Shot 1A Boys Discus-2A followed by Boys Discus 1A Girls Long Jump 2A followed by Girls Long Jump 1A Boys Long Jump 1A followed by Boys Long Jump 2A Boys High Jump 2A followed by Boys High Jump 1A Girls Pole Vault 2A followed by Girls Pole Vault 1A 6:00 PM Girls 100 Meter High Hurdle Trials 2A Girls 100 Meter High Hurdle Trials 1A 6:20 PM Boys 110 Meter High Hurdle Trials 2A Boys 110 Meter High Hurdle Trials 1A 6:35 PM Girls 100 Meter Dash Trials 2A Girls 100 Meter Dash Trials 1A 6:45 PM Boys 100 Meter Dash Trials 2A Boys 100 Meter Dash Trials 1A 7:05 PM Girls 4 x 800 Meter Relay-2A-Sections Girls 4 x 800 Meter Relay-1A-Sections 7:30 PM Boys 4 x 800 Meter Relay-2A-Sections Boys 4 x 800 Meter Relay-1A-Sections 8:00 PM Girls 200 Meter Dash Trials 2A Girls 200 Meter Dash Trials 1A 8:20 PM Boys 200 Meter Dash Trials 2A Boys 200 Meter Dash Trials 1ASaturday, June 3 8:00 AM Gates Open 8:30 AM Certification Of Implements at Shot/Discus Area Certification of Pole Vault Poles at Pole Vault Pit(3200 will be one heat each-sections only if needed) 9:00 AM Girls 3200 Meter Run-2A Girls 3200 Meter Run-1A 9:30 AM Boys 3200 Meter Run-2A Boys 3200 Meter Run-1A 9:00 AM Boys Shot-1A-Followed by Boys Shot-2A Girls Discus 2A followed by Girls Discus 1A Girls Triple Jump 1A followed by Girls Triple Jump 2A Boys Triple Jump 2A followed by Boys Triple Jump 1A Girls High Jump 2A followed by Girls High Jump 1A Boys Pole Vault 2A followed by Boys Pole Vault 1A10:50 AM NATIONAL ANTHEM11:00 PM Girls 100 Meter High Hurdle Finals-2A11:05 PM Girls 100 Meter High Hurdle Finals-1A11:10 PM Boys 110 Meter High Hurdle Finals-2A11:15 PM Boys 110 Meter High Hurdle Finals-1A11:20 PM Girls 100 Meter Dash Finals-2A11:25 PM Girls 100 Meter Dash-Finals-1A11:30 PM Boys 100 Meter Dash-Finals-2A11:35 PM Boys 100 Meter Dash-Finals-1A11:40 PM Girls 1600 Meter Run-2A 11:50 PM Girls 1600 Meter Run-1A 12:00 PM Boys 1600 Meter Run-2A 12:05 PM Boys 1600 Meter Run-1A 12:10 PM Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay 2A (Sections) 12:20 PM Girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay 1A (Sections) 12:30 PM Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay 2A (Sections) 12:40 PM Boys 4 x 100 Meter Relay 1A (Sections) 12:50 PM Girls 400 Meter Dash 2A (Sections) 1:00 PM Girls 400 Meter Dash 1A (Sections) 1:10 PM Boys 400 Meter Dash 2A (Sections) 1:20 PM Boys 400 Meter Dash 1A (Sections) 1:30 PM Girls 300 Meter Low Hurdles 2A (Sections) 1:40 PM Girls 300 Meter Low Hurdles 1A (Sections) 1:50 PM Boys 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles 2A (Sections) 2:00 PM Boys 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles 1A (Sections) 2:10 PM Girls 800 Meter Run 2A (Sections) 2:20 PM Girls 800 Meter Run 1A (Sections) 2:30 PM Boys 800 Meter Run 2A (Sections) 2:40 PM Boys 800 Meter Run 1A (Sections) 2:50 PM Girls 200 Meter Dash 2A Finals 3:00 PM Girls 200 Meter Dash 1A Finals 3:10 PM Boys 200 Meter Dash 2A Finals 3:20 PM Boys 200 Meter Dash 1A Finals 3:25-3:45 Break-Graduation Ceremonies-Announcements 3:45 PM Girls 4 x 400 Meter Relay 2A (Sections) 3:55 PM Girls 4 x 400 Meter Relay 1A (Sections) 4:05 PM Boys 4 x 400 Meter Relay 2A (Sections) 4:15 PM Boys 4 x 400 Meter Relay 1A (Sections) 4:25 PM Team Awards (Coaches may pick up medals at first floor hallway)
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