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54th Annual Dogwood Track Classic
Friday & Saturday, May 4th & May 5th, 2018
University of Virginia's Lannigan Field
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We are thrilled to announce that this year's meet will once again be streamed live on Flotrack. We hope to produce an equally epic race as 2016's 800m
SAT Testing: We realize that we once again conflict with SAT testing (thus the later start time on Saturday), BUT you can always have your kids sign up to take the test in Charlottesville. Several out of area kids did this last year and were still able to compete in Saturday's events. Below are the local testing centers you can sign up for...
EVEN IF YOUR KID HAS SIGNED UP TO TAKE THE SAT ALREADY, IT IS POSSIBLE & EASY TO MOVE THE TESTING CENTER TO CHARLOTTESVILLE
Address: 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Center Code: 47190
THE COVENANT SCHOOL
Address: Upper Campus, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Center Code: 47193
If any of your questions aren't answered by the below information, email Meet Management.
Timing: After doing such an excellent job the last several years, we are excited to announce that all events will once again be FAT timed by Flash Results, the preeminent timing company in the country that annually handles the NCAA and USATF championship meets. In addition to providing live online results throughout the meet, Flash Results also provides two large scoreboards at the start/finish line that will display start lists, a running time clock, wind readings and instant event results. Since we will also have cameras at the 100 meter start line, we will have the ability to run the 100 meter & the 100/110 high hurdles backwards depending on the wind direction.
Flash Results also gives exact FAT relay splits, as well as 400m splits for all the distance races. To check out the full extent of their abilities, check out last year's results.
2018 Time Schedule: Athlete Max & Section #s listed next to each event
Note that 100 dash & 100/110 hurdle prelims will be before the 4x800 relays with one section finals immediately following the 4x800s.
5:00pm Gates Open
6:00pm Girls SMR (200-200-400-800) (No team limit)
6:15pm Boys SMR (200-200-400-800) (No team limit)
6:35pm Girls DMR (1200-400-800-1600) (No team limit)
6:50pm Boys DMR (1200-400-800-1600) (No team limit)
7:05pm Girls 2K Steeple (No entry or heat limits)
7:20pm Boys 2K Steeple (No entry or heat limits)
7:35pm Open 3200 This will be a new event in 2018 and is an opportunity for any of your kids who just missed the entry standards to still compete at Dogwood. There will be no entry fee for this section and it's open to any/all of your kids. Nothing like a fun, fast open 3200 under the lights!
8:30am Gates Open
10:30am: Coaches Meeting
11:00am: First Round of Field Events (Girls PV, Girls TJ, Boys LJ, Girls HJ, Boys Shot, Girls Discus)
1:00pm: Girls Shot & Boys HJ
Boys PV, Boys TJ, Girls LJ, Boys Discus: Immediately Following First Round of Field Events
11:45am: Boys 100 Dash Prelims (128 athletes per gender, 16 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 11.80
12:05pm: Girls 100 Dash Prelims (128 athletes per gender, 16 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 13.80
12:25: Boys 110 Hurdle Prelims (96 athletes per gender, 12 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 18.00
12:40: Girls 100 Hurdle Prelims (96 athletes per gender, 12 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 19.00
12:55: Girls 4x800 Relay (Top 28 teams, 2 sections)
1:20: Boys 4x800 Relay (Top 28 teams, 2 sections)
1:40: Girls 100 Hurdle Final (One Section)
1:43: Boys 110 Hurdle Final (One Section)
1:46: Girls 100 Dash Final (One Section)
1:48: Boys 100 Dash Final (One Section)
1:50: Girls 1600 (90 athletes per gender, 5 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 5:38.00
2:20: Boys 1600 (90 athletes per gender, 5 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 4:40.00
2:50: Girls 4x100 Relay (Top 48 teams, 6 sections)
3:05: Boys 4x100 Relay (Top 48 teams, 6 sections)
3:20: Girls 400 (96 athletes per gender, 12 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 64.50
3:45: Boys 400 (96 athletes per gender, 12 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 53.75
4:10: Girls 300 Hurdles (80 athletes per gender, 10 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 54.00
4:25: Boys 300 Hurdles (80 athletes per gender, 10 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 45.00
4:40: Girls 800 (104 athletes per gender, 8 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 2:35.00
5:05: Boys 800 (104 athletes per gender, 8 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 2:06:00
5:30: Girls 200 (120 athletes per gender, 15 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 28.50
5:45: Boys 200 (120 athletes per gender, 15 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 24.00
6:00: Girls 3200 (90 athletes per gender, 3 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 12:35.00
6:40: Boys 3200 (90 athletes per gender, 3 sections) 2018 Guesstimate: 10:19.00
7:15: Girls 4x400 Relay (Top 32 teams, 4 sections)
7:40: Boys 4x400 Relay (Top 32 teams, 4 sections)
Sanction: Meet will be sanctioned by the state association VHSL as well as for California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (with others to be added potentially). Meet will not be sanctioned for Maryland public schools as we want to allow category 3 private schools from Virginia to compete in the meet. Maryland private schools can compete though.
If you are from a state not listed above, please email us to discuss sanctioning.
Online Entry System: Meet entries will be done online through MileSplit registration system. Coaches need to claim themselves as team admins on their team pages on the MileSplit network in order to have access to do their entries. All entries must be done online. No exceptions.
Entry Deadline: Entries will close online at 10:00am on Sunday, April 29th.
Eighth Graders: Since the meet is sanctioned by the VHSL, only athletes in grades 9-12 will be allowed to compete. No exceptions!
Entry Marks: All entry times and marks must be verified and in the Milestat database. We will accept times/marks from the last two years (Indoor 2016-2017, Outdoor 2017, Indoor 2017-2018 and Outdoor 2018).
Event Entry Limits: Each team can enter up to 4 kids in each event as long as they are in the top "X" number of entrants for that specific event (for example, the top 50 in the boy's long jump). See below for more details...
Entry Limits (NEW in 2018): This is very different than years past, so please read carefully...
There will no longer be a guaranteed two entries per event for every single team as we have done in the past. Instead, we will accept the top "X" amount of kids in each event, regardless of their school. Each event has a different # of max competitors based on the # of sections we are going to run off. For example, in the boy's 1600, there will be 5 sections with 90 athletes total. So the top 90 times entered (marks must be verified on the Milestat database) will be accepted and entered into the meet. We have included our best guess estimate (NOT auto qualifying standards) of what that event cutoff is going to be based on last year's results and this year's expectations. We have listed each estimate below, as well as next to their respective events in the meet schedule above.
We wrestled with this decision for a while, but feel like it is a fair one that strikes a balance between being inclusive of all teams while still catering to the more elite programs at the same time. Plus, with a cap on field sizes/heats, we are making the meet shorter (see the updated 2018 time schedule above) and more manageable, which is a benefit to all the teams and athletes.
Entries are due at 10:00am on Sunday, April 30th.. We will release the list of everyone who qualified that same evening by 8:00pm so that you know exactly who will be competing. This should only be an issue for kids "on the bubble", but hopefully the guideline event estimates help you with your entry planning. And remember, as an option for all your distance runners who didn't make the cut, there will be an open 3200 (free of charge) on Friday evening after the 2K steeples. Open to any and all athletes.
Lastly, we are also doing away with both the wildcards as well as the double entry option, as those would just complicate the new entry system.
Entry Fees (New in 2018): Please also read this carefully, as it is different than year's past as well...
Individuals: $10 per event
Relay Teams: $20 per relay
If an individual competes in four different events, he/she would cost $40 (and not just $10).
Make checks payable to:
Western Albemarle High School
Attn: Dogwood Track Classic
5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike
Crozet, VA 22932
We will run rain or shine. There will be no refunds.
Best Guesstimate Cutoffs (Based on last year's results)
LJ - 19'6"/14'9" (50 athletes per gender, 4 flights). Top 9 to finals.
HJ - 5'8"/4'8" (40 athletes per gender)
TJ - 39'0"/32'0" (50 athletes per gender, 4 flight). Top 9 to finals.
PV - 12'0"/9'0" (32 athletes per gender)
Shot - 40'0"/28'6" (50 athletes per gender, 4 flights). Top 9 to finals.
DT - 115'/80' (50 athletes per gender, 4 flights). Top 9 to finals.
100m - 11.80/13.80 (128 athletes per gender, 16 heats)
200m - 24.00/28.50 (120 athletes per gender, 15 heats)
400m - 53.75/64.50 (96 athletes per gender, 12 heats)
800m - 2:06.00/2:35.00 (104 athletes per gender, 8 heats)
1600m - 4:40.00/5:38.00 (90 athletes per gender, 5 heats)
3200m - 10:20.00/12:35.00 (90 athletes per gender, 3 heats)
110/100HH - 18.00/19.00 (96 athletes per gender, 12 heats)
300mH - 45.00/54.00 (80 athletes per gender, 10 heats)
4x100m - Top 48 Teams (6 heats)
4x400m - Top 32 Teams (4 heats)
4x800m - Top 28 Teams (2 heats)
SMR - N/A
DMR - N/A
2K Steeple: N/A
Awards: Just like the last several years, we will forgo medals BUT instead will give out Asics goods to the top three individuals and top two relay teams in each event.
Parking: Parking will be available for free on both days in the UHall lot directly across from the track.
Admission Fee: $5 per person on Saturday. Free to children under 10. Friday's events will be Free.
Athlete/Coach Entrance: All athletes and coaches will enter the facility through the side gate near the shed and the top of the homestretch. Athletes will need a number to get into the gate and coaches will need to display their coach's pass. The front gate will not be available to athletes and coaches, only spectators.
Packet Pick-Up: Coaches can pick up their packets at the coaches/athletes entrance near the shed and the top of the homestretch.
Lane Preference: For distance events with waterfall starts, we will seed best to worst from outside to inside lanes.
Heat/Flight Order: All running events will have the heats go fast to slow.
All field events will be the opposite, with the highest seeded flights going last.
Attempts in Field Events: Athletes in each preliminary flight of the long jump, triple jump, shot put, and discus will be given three attempts. Note that if an athlete fouls all three attempts, they will NOT be given another attempt. The top 9 overall from all flights will then advance onto the finals with 3 more attempts.
Minimum Marks in Field Events: All field events athletes in the long jump, triple jump, shot put, and discus will have their first legal mark measured. All remaining legal attempts must meet the below minimum marks in order to be measured.
However, if an athlete fouls all three of their attempts, they will NOT be allowed another attempt to hit a legal mark.
Girls Long Jump - TBD
Boys Long Jump - TBD
Girls Triple Jump - TBD
Boys Triple Jump - TBD
Girls Shot Put - TBD
Boys Shot Put - TBD
Girls Discus - TBD
Boys Discus - TBD
Starting Heights in Field Events:
Girls High Jump - TBD
Boys High Jump - TBD
Girls Pole Vault - TBD
Boys Pole Vault - TBD
Relay Cards: Relays will be required to turn in relay cards in correct order at check-in for their relay events. Relay cards will be in each team's packets.
Infield Access: No coaches or athletes will be permitted on the infield area on Friday or Saturday at Lannigan Field and will be grounds for disqualification. We will strictly enforce this on Saturday at Lannigan Field as UVa wants to protect their grass infield area for other events. No electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, CD/MP3 players, etc) are allowed in the competition area. This rule is in place for your and others safety.
T-Shirts & Concession: Both T-shirts and concession stand vendors will be on-site to sell meet apparel and food.
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