VHSL Group 1A/2A Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2018

Elkton, VA

Meet Information



The Group 1/2 State Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held at East Rockingham High School, Elkton, Virginia on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.

MILESTAT WINDOW: The window for entries closes on Sunday, May 27 at noon. The scratch deadline is Monday, May 28 at noon.

More Information to follow.

State Meet Schedule

VHSL Group 1A State Standards

VHSL Group 2A State Standards


ELIGIBILITY TO THE STATE MEET: Each Coach shall satisfy the following

requirement or the school athletes will be ineligible to participate.

Enter on Milestat at the 1A/2A State Meet entry site. USE FAT TIMES ONLY! Enter

your athletes for the proper division either 1A or 2A.


Milestat Entry window closes at noon on Sunday, May 27.Scratch

deadline is Monday, May 28 by noon.

The VHSL State Paper Entry Form will be in your Region packet and coaches will

need to fill that out at the region meet and give it to the region

director.It can be downloaded from the

VHSL web site also. This is a change from previous instructions. It will be

used to verify each region's state entries. All coaches need to leave that form

with the region director before leaving the meet.

The Group 1A/2A State Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be at East

Rockingham High School, Elkton, Virginia on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June

2nd, 2018.

windowfor entries closes on Sunday, May 27 at

noon. The scratch deadline is Monday, May 28 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 competitor's 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 driver's license)

COACHES MEETING: The coaches meeting will be held in the auxiliary gym at East

Rockingham High School. The gym is located in the back of the school. Entry is

just above the track. Meeting time will

be 4:30 PM. Packet pickup will be at the coaches meeting. Packets will contain

seed sheets, competitor's 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 there for parking instructions.

Coaches 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 2016-2017 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.

FACILITY: The East Rockingham track is an 8-lane 400-meter track. One-quarter

pyramid spikes or flats may be used.

RULES: NFHS Track and Field Rule Book for 2018 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. All uniforms must be school issued

or school approved. 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 advisedthat compression tops, shorts or tights

must conform to this rule unless the compression top, shorts, or tights are

worn as foundational garments. Relay athletes must also conform to rulebook

policy. Coaches are strongly encouraged to ensure that your athletes are properly

uniformed, as it is the coaches 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


Hotels andmotels 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


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 shot area. 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 2018 NFHS rule

book. Competitor's numbers will be provided by VHSL and will be used for

admittance at the
gateif 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


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


ELIGIBLE TO STATE MEET: Entries may be only those contestants who place 1st,

2nd, 3rd, or 4th 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 5 or more teams(FAT

timed) or 10 teams hand-timed..

MILESTAT is being used for the verification source for entries using the state


At the south end of the stadium area, athletes will have a staging and team

area set aside. The area will be flagged off. 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 coaches boxes in the competition area. All events are in areas where coaches

can have access near the fences.



Steve Geiman- State Meet Director


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