VHSL Group 3A/4A State Outdoor T&F Championships 2016

Harrisonburg, VA
Hosted by Harrisonburg
Timing/Results Joe Curcio

Meet Information

Coaches: State meet online entries close on Sunday, May 29th at noon!

State outdoor track & field championships UNIFORM RULE & 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, 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 appropriately 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Knight in the League office.


The Group 3A/4A State Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

MILESTAT WINDOW: The window will open at noon on Saturday, May 21st and close on Sunday, May 29th at noon. The Scratch deadline is Monday, May 30th at 3pm. We are aware that the 30th is a Holiday however the time frame does not allow us to complete printing if we wait until Tuesday.

ADMISSIONS: $10.00 for Friday session and $10:00 for Saturday. No charge for children age 6 and under when 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)

ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS AT HARRISOBURG HIGH SCHOOL: Friday June 3rd is a full school day at Harrisonburg High School. State Meet Traffic (Buses and Cars) WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON CAMPUS PRIOR TO 3:00 PM. Please time your arrival so that you will not be directed to drive around until 3 PM

COACHES MEETING: The coaches meeting will be conducted in the Harrisonburg High School Gym/Commons, which is a short distance across the Parking lot from the Athletes entrance into the stadium. Meeting time will be 4:00 PM. Packet pickup will be at the bottom of the hill below the Athletes entrance to the stadium. Packets will contain seed sheets, competitors numbers and any other information that may be necessary. Bus parking will be behind the School on the opposite side from the stadium.
Coachs passes will be issued in accordance with VHSL Policy by team gender and found in your packet. Additional coaches or school personnel can be admitted using one of the Cards shown on the VHSL 2015-2016 Acceptable Pass Form
1-5 Athletes 1 pass
6-10 Athletes 2 passes
11 or more Athletes 3 passes
Competitor Numbers will be used for athletes to re-enter the stadium.

FACILTY: The Harrisonburg High School track is an 8-lane 400-meter track. pyramid spikes or flats may be used. This meet will be conducted on a 400-meter track. Throwing events will be conducted on the practice fields adjacent to the stadium, access to the throwing events will be from inside the stadium behind the visitors stands. Throwing sectors for the state meet will be 34.92 degrees.

RULES: NFHS Track and Field Rules Book for 2016 as well as the VHSL rules as stated in the VHSL handbook will be observed.

FINISH LYNX TIMING SYSTEM will be the official timing for all running events. Timing will be provided by Dan Ward Timing.

EQUIPMENT: Each team must furnish its own towels, shots, discus, batons and poles. Starting blocks will be supplied by Harrisonburg High School. NO OTHER BLOCKS MAY BE USED.
Vaulting poles will be inspected and Vaulters will be weighed in the Fieldhouse adjacent to the Pit. 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 properly weighted poles.
Shot and Discus inspection will be take place in the Maintenance Building on the Throwing field. USATF 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.
Uniforms for each contestant must be in compliance with the 2016 NFHS rule book. Competitors numbers will be provided by VHSL

AWARDS: Team trophies (1st and 2nd) will be presented at the conclusion of the Meet. Individual medals (1st through 8th) will be presented after each event. 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 advanced 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.

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 actually participating or preparing for an event, after a running event starts.

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 sanctioned 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.

The Milestat Entry window is from Saturday May 21st until Sunday May 30th at 3PM.
The VHSL PAPER ENTRY IS REQUIRED AND WILL BE USED TO SOLVE ENTRY PROBLEMS SHOULD THEY OCCUR. It can be down loaded from the VHSL web site. It is designed to be filled out online and emailed as an attachment to the Region or State Meet Director
This is to be used as a back- up and will be provided to the State Meet Director by each Region at the State meet. This form will be used in the unlikely event that there is an entry error.

CONFIRMATION OF ENTRIES: to your Region Directors
Region 3A East Director Greg Rountree gregoryrountree@spsk12.net 757-295-7584
Lakeland High School
Region 3A West Director Cole Shepherd cshepherd@rcs.k12.va.us 540-562-3900
Hidden Valley High School
Region 4A North Director Vince Pugh vincent.pugh@pps.k12.va.us 757-465-2966
Woodrow Wilson High School
Region 4A South Director Brent Miller Brent.miller@lcps.org 703-957-4308
Freedom High School South Riding

Joe C. Curcio State Meet Director
E-mail: coachjoetf@aol.com
Phone Numbers: C (434) 942-7126 or H (540) 586-2163
School (540) 297-7151 or (540) 297-7089
Fax (540 297-2982)
Revised 5/16/2016

Harrisonburg High School -- Harrisonburg, Virginia (Friday, June 3rd and Saturday June 4th)
Admission Friday, $10.00, Saturday, $10.00

FRIDAY, June 3rd
Evening Session
3:00 Earliest Possible Arrival on Campus at Harrisonburg High School
3:00 Team packets distributed and Coaches distribute #s to Athletes
3:30 Athletes/coaches gate opened
3:30 Shot & Discus certification and implement, weigh-ins at this time (report to the storage building by the Shot Put Circle. Pole Vaulters report to the Field House next to the Pole Vault Pit.
4:00 Coaches meeting (Harrisonburg High School Gym)

Field Events
5:00 Girls Discus - 3A/4A
Boys Shot - 4A/3A
5:30 Boys Pole Vault - 3A/4A
Girls High Jump - 3A/4A
Girls Triple Jump - 3A/4A
Boys Triple Jump - 4A/3A
Running Events

6:00 Girls 100M Hurdle Trials 3A/4A 7:20 Girls 4 x 800 M Relay (Sections-) -3A/4A
6:20 Boys 110M Hurdle Trials 3A/4A 7:50 Boys 4 x 800 M Relay (Sections) 3A/4A
6:40 Girls 100M Dash Trials 3A/4A 8:20 Girls 200 M Dash Trials 3A/4A
7:00 Boys 100M Dash Trials 3A/4A 8:40 Boys 200 M Dash Trials 3A/4A
9:00 - Approximate Conclusion
Field Events
8:15 Implement certification/weigh-in (report to the storage shed by the Shot Put Circle)
Pole Vaulters report to the Field House next to the Pole Vault Pit

9:30 Girls Long Jump - 3A/4A
Boys Long Jump 4A/3A
Boys High Jump 3A/4A
Girls Pole Vault 3A/4A
Boys Discus 3A/4A
Girls Shot 4A/3A
Running Events
9:00 Girls 3200 M Finals (Sections) 3A/4A
9:30 Boys 3200 M Finals (Sections) 3A/4A
10:00 Time used as Needed

11:00 Girls 100 M Hurdle Finals 3A/4A 1:45 Girls 300 M Low Hurdle Finals 3A/4A
11:10 Boys 110 M Hurdle Finals 3A/4A 2:05 Boys 300 M Intermediate Hurdle Finals 3A/4A
11:20 Girls - 100 M Dash Finals 3A/4A 2:25 Girls 800 M Run Finals (Sections) 3A/4A
11:30 Boys - 100 M Dash Finals 3A/4A 2:45 Boys 800 M Run Finals (Sections) - 3A/4A
11:40 Girls 1600 M Run Finals 3A/4A 3:05 Girls 200 M Dash finals 3A/4A
12:05 Boys 1600 M Run Finals 3A/4A 3:15 Boys 200 M Dash finals 3A/4A
12:30 Girls 4 x 100 M Relay Finals 3A/4A 3:25 Break/Awards & Graduation
12:45 Boys 4 x 100 M Relay Finals 3A/4A 3:55 Girls 4 x 400 M Relay Finals (Sections) 3A/4A
1:05 Girls 400 M Dash Finals (Sections) 3A/4A 4:10 Boys 4 x 400 M Relay Finals (Sections) 3A/4A
1:25 Boys 400 M Dash Finals (Sections) 3A/4A 4:25 Final Awards/Trophies/Results 3A/4A

Note Field events are arranged so that Throws & Horizontal jumps coaches do not have to go back and forth between pits/circles if they have both genders competing .