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STATE OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD MEET INFORMATION
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.
Entry window closes at noon on Sunday, May 26. This also the declaration deadline.
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 May, 31st and Saturday, June 1st,
MILESTAT WINDOW: Thewindowfor entries closes on Sunday,
May 26 at noon. The scratch deadline is Monday, May 27 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
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 2018-2019 Acceptable Pass Form.
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
RULES: NFHS Track and Field Rule
Book for 2019 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
HOUSING:Hotels andmotels in Harrisonburg are available for
housing. Staunton has available housing as well and is only about 35 minutes
EQUIPMENT: Each team must furnish
its own towels, shots, discus, batons and poles. Starting blocks will be
supplied East Rockingham High School. NO OTHER BLOCKS MAY BE USED.
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 2019 NFHS rule
book. Competitor's numbers will be provided by VHSL and will be used for
admittance at thegateif 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 (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 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 clarification.
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 standards.
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.
Meet Director -Steve Geiman- State Meet Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org
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