The VA Showcase is simply the best meet in the entire nation and emblematic of what track & field is. It is a meet both for the ELITE and EVERY athlete by having both "Invitational" and regular events.
With major changes in management, setup, and the schedule we are aggressively pushing this meet to be the very best both for spectators and athletes alike.
2017 -Press Release on top entered athletes
2018 - Press Release on top entered athletes/teams
If you are interested in attending, want your name included in the verbal committed list or have any questions please contact Nolan Jez at Njez@MileSplit.com
Meet sanctioning questions should be addressed to the meet director, Vincent Pugh (email@example.com )
Meet management is excited to announce The Holiday Inn Downtown as our host hotel! Reserve your room by calling and letting them know you are with the VA Showcase here!
Other Host Hotels: Fairfield Inn (Book Here) and Hilton Garden Inn (Book Here and let them know you are with the VA Showcase)
Address (or at least the closest one to the facility): 1501 Liberty Mountain Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
$10- per person
$30- VIP 2 Day pass (finish line seats)
Fees are $15 per individual ENTRY and $40 per relay ENTRY. There are no limits in entries, we will be verifying all times to ensure seeding is properly done. We would prefer to have no "NT" seeds so that we can seed this entire meet and give legitimate estimated time schedules.
Checks should be made out to "VA Showcase"
Checks should be mailed to:
3312 Pond Chase Ct.
Midlothian, VA 23113
VA Showcase Schedule
Invitational events WILL BE RUN ON TIME! Other events will be run around these schedules and on a rolling schedule. All Invitational Events will be run slow to fast, all non-invitational events will be run fast-slow unless otherwise noted.
Thursday January 18th, 2018
7:00pm: Facility Opens/Track Open To Practice & Warmups
10:50pm: Track Closed
11:00pm: Facility Closed
Running Event Schedule
Friday January 19th, 2018
9:00am: Facility Opens/Track Opens
9:50am: Coaches Meeting Day 1
10:30am: Boys & Girls NB 200m Qualifier (No #1 athletes allowed)
11:00am: Girls 1600m Run
12:30pm: Boys 1600m Run
1:00pm: Girls 55m Hurdles Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)
2:30pm: Boys 55m Hurdles Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)
3:20pm: Girls 55m Dash Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)
4:00pm: Boys 55m Dash Prelims (Blocks for 1st 50 ranked athletes)
Begin Invitational Events
4:30pm: Championship Girls 4x400 Top Section
4:40pm: Championship Boys 4x400 Top Section
5:00pm: AAU Boys Distance Medley Relay *One Section
5:20pm: Girls Invitational Distance Medley Relay *One Section
5:35pm: Girls Invitational Mile - Top 3 Sections- (F.A.T. 1600 & Mile)
5:40pm - 6:15pm: Boys then Girls 4x55 SHR (limited spots)
6:00pm: Boys Invitational Mile - Top 3 Sections- (F.A.T. 1600 & Mile)
6:05pm AAU/Private Schools Section of Boys 1600
6:20pm: Girls Invitational 300m Dash (Top 5 Sections)
6:35pm: Boys Invitational 300m Dash (Top 4 Sections)
6:46pm AAU Boys Invitational 300m Dash (1 Section Final)
6:50pm: Combined 1 Mile Race Walk
Begin Rolling Schedule
7:05pm: Girls 300m Dash (First 5 Sections w/ blocks)
8:25pm: Boys 300m Dash (First 5 Sections w/ blocks)
Track/Facility Closes at 10:00pm
Saturday January 20th, 2018
7:00am: Facility Opens
7:30am: Track Opens
8:10am: Coaches Meet --Day 2--(Coaches need to attend each day's meeting if an athlete is competing that day)
8:00am: Girls Unseeded 3200m Run
9:00am: Boys Unseeded 3200m Run
10:00am: Girls 4x800m Relay Sections (Unseeded first)
11:00am: Boys 4x800m Relay Sections (Unseeded first)
Completion of 4x8s until 12:25pm Track Oval Open for 4x200 exchange practice only
Opening Ceremony & National Anthem
12:30pm: Girls 55m Hurdles Final (8)
12:35pm: Girls Invitational Sprint Medley Relay *One Section(6)
12:43pm: Boys 55m Hurdles Final (8)
12:45pm: Boys Invitational Sprint Medley Relay *One Section (6)
12:50pm: Girls 55m Dash Final (8)
12:55pm: Boys 55m Dash Final (8)
1:00pm: Girls Invitational Two Mile *One Section
1:15pm: Boys Invitational Two Mile *One Section
1:30pm: Girls Invitational 4x200m Relay *Top 4 Sections
1:50pm: Boys Invitational 4x200m Relay *Top 4 Sections
2:10pm: Girls Invitational 1000m Run *One Section***
2:16pm: Boys Invitational 800m Run *One Section***
2:20pm: Girls Invitational 500m Dash *Top 4 Sections
2:32pm: Boys Invitational 500m Dash *Top 4 Sections
2:44pm: AAU/Private Schools Boys Invitational 1000m Run (Separate Meet)
2:49pm AAU Girls Invitational 800m Run (Separate Meet)
2:53pm: AAU Boys Invitational 500m Dash (Separate Meet)
2:57pm: Girls 500m Invitational Championship Section (1 Sec.)
3:00pm: Girls Invitational 5000m Run (One Section Final)
Begin Rolling Schedule
3:20pm: Girls 4x200m Relay
3:50pm: Boys 4x200m Relay
4:20pm: Girls 1000m Run
5:20pm: Boys 1000m Run
6:20pm: Girls 500m Dash
7:00pm: Boys 500m Dash
7:50pm: Girls 4x400m Relay (all but top section)
8:30pm: Boys 4x400m Relay (all but top section)
Field Events Schedule
Friday January 19th, 2018
11:00am: Girls Long Jump (Both pits), Boys Shot Put, Girls High Jump
1:30pm: Girls Unseeded Pole Vault
3:30pm: Girls Invitational Long Jump, Boys Invitational Triple Jump
5:30pm: Boys Triple Jump (Both pits)
6:30pm: Girls Invitational High Jump, Girls Invitational Pole Vault, Boys Invitational Shot Put
Saturday January 20th, 2018
8:30am: Girls Shot Put, Boys Pole Vault
9:00am: Boys Long Jump (Both Pits), Boys High Jump
2:30pm: Boys Invitational Long Jump, Girls Invitational Triple Jump, Girls Invitational Shot Put
4:10pm: Girls Triple Jump (Both Pits)
5:00pm: Boys Invitational Pole Vault, Boys Invitational High Jump
There will be no guaranteed refunds due to cancellation. If weather and cancellation becomes a likely outcome we will email all coaches and make them aware of the situation and what will be done.
Meet management is excited to announce The Holiday Inn Downtown as our host hotel! This hotel will feature many added amenities including fan experience zone, massage therapist, and sports trainer. Book here!
More hotel information for other partner hotels
**We will have F.A.T. cameras at the 1500/1600/3000/3200 marks and Mile/2 Mile finish for the invitational sections of the Mile/Two Mile. For certain invitational events we will have en route F.A.T. splits as well.
As of 12/4/17 the following state associations have been approved for this meet: VA, MD, DC, NC, OH, DE, NJ, NY, and PA. Still waiting approval is just KY. Link: VA Showcase Sanction
Meet management is also excited to announce this meet being a NSAF Select Meet. For more information about the NSAF and entry into the National Championship, see their website here!
More In-depth Track Information
This new facility is the best in Virginia and one of the best in the entire nation. It features a 200m hydraulically banking track. This means it will move up and down in terms of its incline based on the event happening. The Two Mile runs will be nearer a flat track while the 300m dash will have the bank all the way up.
The facility has double horizontal straights, area for two high jump competitions, two pole vault competitions, eight sprint/hurdle lanes on the infield of the oval and a 50ft by 100m team area on the second floor. That area will be an overlook stretching nearly the entire length of the facility.
On the other side of that overlook is a 100m long rubberized warmup track.
These events include everything except the 4x800 which will be run right before the start of Saturday's Invitational events. Normal timed finals that are run fast to slow.
Invitational events will be the top 10-15 or top flight of athletes entered into each event. These events will be run off at the exact time listed on the time schedule. In events where there are multiple sections the event will run slow to fast and in distance races have the top seed on the far outside.
In the 4x200 and 300 we will be running lanes 3-6. Seeding for lanes will be done by meet management and based on a combination of current season bests and realistic predictions of what someone could run if they do not have a time. Preference of lanes for lane races on the oval are 4-5-6-3-2-1.
Once again, if you have any questions please reach out to Nolan Jez via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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