VHSL Group 3A Conference 32 Outdoor T&F Championships 2014

Roanoke, VA

Meet Information

2014 Conference 32 Track Championships


DATE OF MEET: Saturday May 24th
PLACE OF MEET: Cave Spring High School
TIME OF MEET: see Time Schedule

1. Entry Info: Due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Entries will be done online through Milestat.com. Coaches need to have a Milestat account. Please email me for the password to enter. Coaches unfamiliar with doing entries this way can e-mail or call the meet director for instructions. There is no need for any paper entries for the conference meet. After the web site closes each coach will receive an e-mail with a copy of what has been downloaded into the meet database. They will be asked to confirm their entries.

2. There will be NO scratch deadline. Scratches and reseeding will be done before each event.

**A reminder a new rule was adopted by the VHSL that states an athlete can be scratched from an event and still compete in the rest of his or her events without being disqualified from the rest of the meet.**

**A reminder that your athlete can not exceed the event limits set by the VHSL.**

3. You may enter up to three athletes per event (other than relays), regardless of qualifying
standards. However, if you enter more than three athletes in any event (other than a relay,
ALL athletes you enter must have met the Conference 32 Qualifying Standards (enclosed). Please follow VHSL guidelines with your entries (i.e. limitations)

4. Pole Vault will be a scored event.

5. Best time (converted to metric equivalent and FAT), best height, or best distance in a meet this season must be shown for each entry. Sections and heats will be set up based on your entries, so please be accurate.

6. See also "General Information for Coaches and Principals" and also "Information for Athletes and Coaches". Call Tommy Maguire at 309-6729 for clarification of any of this information.

7. All running times must be FAT.

3A Conference 32 Championships

General Information for Coaches and Principals

1. Scoring: 10-8-6-4-2-1
Relays score 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1

2. The meet is scheduled for Saturday May 24 (see Time Schedule)

3. During the meet coaches are to see Tommy Maguire (meet director) with any complaints.
A Jury of Appeals will be announced at the Coaches Meeting. The Jury of Appeals will made up from one coach from each team. Please do not bother judges and timers.

5. Each team must be represented at the Coaches Meeting -- 2:30 p.m. sharp. (See schedule)

6. Whether sections will be run in the 800 and 1600 will depend on both the number of entries and
the spread of contestants' times. We will avoid running sections if possible, but only if we
can safely and fairly accommodate all runners in one section

7. Starting heights (High Jump) will be determined by entries and announced
at the coaches meeting.

8. In the shot and discus, all competitors will have three throws in the trials. We will take
the top eight to the finals (also 3 throws). Same format with Long and Triple Jumps: three
jumps in trials, top eight to finals for three additional jumps.

9. Cave Spring High School has a six lane All Weather oval track with an eight lane straight. We will run a 2 heat final in the following events the 200m dash, 100m dash, and 100/110 hurdles. 12 competitors will advance to the finals.

10. Each team is responsible for its own equipment and valuables. Starting blocks will be
provided, and schools cannot supply their own starting blocks. School must provide their
own throwing implements and batons.

11. The enclosed page, "Information for Athletes and Coaches" is very important. To avoid
misunderstandings, please be sure that you understand the sheet and that your athletes
understand their responsibilities. You may wish to photocopy this sheet and distribute
it to your athletes. The meet is for the athletes, and the last thing we want to do is
disqualify someone for being in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing at the wrong
time. If you and they understand what is expected, we'll have a good, smooth meet.

12. If you have any questions, please ASK! I will be glad to try to answer your questions.

3A Conference 32 Championships
Information for Coaches and Athletes

1. During the field event competition, coaches may watch field events from the track area
but must stay off the infield. Non-competing athletes must remain behind the fence during field events. The only individuals with permission to be on the track infield are meet officials and athletes currently participating in an event. Once the running trials begin, coaches must also move behind the fences or in the coaches box.

2. Coaches and non-competing athletes must stay away from the starting and finishing lines
of the running events, except for those athletes competing in the race in question.
Violation may result in disqualification.

3. Please -- no loud playing of radios or tape decks!

4. In running events, contestants should report to the Clerk of Course on first call, regardless
of the heat entered. Those not present for the second call may be scratched. First calls
will be given about 10 minutes before a race is scheduled; second calls about five minutes after first calls. An athlete must report for himself. Running events take precedence over field events.

5. In field events, only the first call will be given over the PA system. At the first call,
contestants should report to the assigned field event area where second and third calls
will be given.

6. In a running event, contestants should remain in assigned lanes at the finish line until
released by the head finish line judge.

7. Individual awards will be bagged and handed to each team's coach at the meet's

8. Spikes can be no longer than 1/4"and 1/8 is preferred. They will be checked when hip numbers are given out..

9. Contestant numbers will be used in only the 800, 1600, 3200 meter runs. Numbers will
be distributed by the clerk when runners report for the race and will be worn on the front
of the uniform jersey.

10. **A reminder a new rule was adopted by the VHSL that states an athlete can be scratched from an event and still compete in the rest of his or her events without being disqualified from the rest of the meet.**

11. The track rulebook has very specific rules concerning team uniforms. Coaches and
athletes are expected to know and observe these rules.

12. We are guests of Cave Spring High School. Please clean up your area!
3A Conference 32 Championship Schedule
Saturday May 24th

9:00 am Coaches Meeting
Shot/discuss Inspection and Weigh-In

Field Events
9:15 am Girls Pole Vault then Boys Pole Vault
9:45 am Girls' Long Jump & Discus & High Jump
Boys' Long Jump & Shot
Girls' Triple Jump follows Long Jump
Girls' Shot follows Discus
Girls' Triple Jump follows Long Jump
Boys' Discus follows Shot
Boys' High Jump follows Girls' High Jump

10:20 am 3200 Relay Girls
10:40 am 3200 Relay Boys

11:30 am 100 meter hurdle - trials Girls
11:45 am 110 meter hurdle - trials Boys
12:00 pm 100 meter dash - trials Girls
12:15 pm 100 meter dash - trials Boys
12:30 pm 200 meter dash - trials Girls
12:45 pm 200 meter dash - trials Boys


1:30 pm 100 meter hurdle - finals Girls
110 meter hurdle - finals Boys
100 meter dash - finals Girls
100 meter dash - finals Boys
1600 meter run - sections Girls
1600 meter run - sections Boys
400 meter relay - finals Girls
400 meter relay - finals Boys
400 meter dash - sections Girls
400 meter dash - sections Boys
300 meter hurdles - sections Girls
300 meter hurdles - sections Boys
800 meter run - sections Girls
800 meter run - sections Boys
200 meter run - finals Girls
200 meter run - finals Boys
3200 meter run - sections, if needed Girls
3200 meter run - sections, if needed Boys
1600 relay - finals Girls
1600 relay - finals Boys

3A Conference 32 Championship Meet


1. Meet Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014

2. Entries Due: 11:59 pm, Wednesday, May 21, must use Milesplit


To convert hand times to F.A.T., add .24:

Example - 100 MT dash 12.44 hand time
round up to 12.5 and add .24 = 12.74 F.A.T.

You should have received information about the Regional Meet. Please read it before our conference meet.