To: All Group 1A Region A Principals, Athletic Directors, and Track Coaches
From: Andre Jones, 1A Region A Track & Field Championship Director
Erin Lazar, West Point Athletic Director and Site Director
Subject: Group 1A Region A Track and Field Championship Meet
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (Rain Date or Continuation Date #1- Thursday, June 10, 1 p.m./Date #2- Saturday, June 12, 3 p.m.)
Place: West Point High School, West Point, VA
1:00 p.m.- Coaches Meeting
1:45 p.m.- Field Events
3:00 p.m.- Running Events (All events will be finals done by sections).
Eligibles: The top four 1A finishers in the Tidewater District Meet, Northern Neck District Meet, and Eastern Shore District Meet (or representatives as determined by each district) per event. There are no automatic qualifiers for the Group 1A Region A championship meet this year. All entries must have a mark (entries with no marks/distances will not be accepted). Marks must have been accomplished during the regular season or district championship contest. Best time/mark from the season may be used.
Entry Deadline: All entries must be done on Milestat.com.
Deadline for entries is Sunday, June 6, 11:00 p.m.
Do not cost an athlete the opportunity to compete in the regional track meet! Please read and be familiar with all rule changes as listed in the NFHS rule book and the rules clinic for coaches and officials on the VHSL website.
COVID-19 Protocol: All coaches will be required to bring with them a checklist of student-athletes to ensure that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms. Student-athletes must wear masks when not actively participating in an event or warming up. Coaches must wear masks at all times. Please observe social distancing while on the premises.
Scoring and Timing: Scoring and timing will be handled by Charles City County High School. Fully Automated Timing (FAT) will be operated. Please make sure that your entries are submitted to the deadline date to ensure
accuracy and that all entries are entered into the system in a timely matter. Changes will not be accepted after June 10, 2021. The top six places will award points (10-8-6-4-2-1).
Coaches Meeting: No additions will be allowed at this meeting. Only deletions and name corrections will be allowed.
*There will be no re-seeding of heats as we are adhering to COVID-19 protocol guidelines. All hip numbers will be placed in packets along with a meet program.
Equipment: Each team is responsible for providing their own shot, discus, baton. VHSL recommends that each athlete has their own shot/discus. West Point High School will provide starting blocks. All competitors must use -inch pyramid spikes or flats while competing. Violations of maximum length or different shaped-spikes will result in disqualification.
Disqualification: Competitors shall be disqualified from his/her event if a coach or team member is in a restricted area designated for competition. All non-competing athletes are not to be in the field during the events. Coaches and athletes are not to occupy the infield during running events unless they are competing in a field event.
Awards: A team championship trophy will be awarded to the top boys' and girls' team only. The awarding of medals is TBD.
State Entries: Only the top four finishers in each event and top four relays will qualify for the Group 1A State Championship meet. Entries for the state championship must be done on Milestat.com.
*NOTE for 1A Region A Schools: If the 1A Region A Championship meet is canceled and cannot be made up, the top four performances according to Milestat.com per event will be the district's representatives in the 1A State Championship meet. (If all districts have completed their district meets, the state entries will be the eligible athletes/relay teams who qualified for the regional meet with the best marks.) No team will be allowed to have more than three athletes per event.
Please contact Andre' Jones if you have any additional questions. Have a great season!