Dogwood Track Classic 2024

Charlottesville, VA
Hosted by Albemarle
Timing/Results Blue Ridge Timing

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions





60th Annual Dogwood Track Classic

Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & May 4th, 2024

University of Virginia's Lannigan Field

Charlottesville, VA

If any of your questions aren't answered by the below information, email Meet Management at DogwoodTrackClassic@gmail.com



TimingBlue Ridge Timing & Doug Thomasey have given us several years of the absolute highest quality services and will be back to time again in 2024! In addition to providing live online results throughout the meet, they also provide two large scoreboards at the start/finish line that will display start lists, a running time clock, wind readings and instant event results. Since we will also have cameras at the 100 AND 200 meter start line, we will have the ability to run the 100 meter, the 100/110 high hurdles, and the 200 backwards depending on the wind direction.

Blue Ridge Timing also gives exact FAT relay splits, as well as 400m splits for all the distance races.

2024 New Start Times: Please note that field events will start a full hour earlier this year (10:00am instead of 11:00am) and running events will start 30 minutes earlier (11:00am instead of 11:30am).

2024 Time Schedule: TBD.  Below is last year's schedule, which we will update after entries close.  Please note that running events will start 30 minutes earlier (11:00am) and field events 60 minutes earlier (10:00am).

Friday

6:00pm: Girl's SMR

6:25: Boy's SMR

6:45: Girl's DMR

7:05: Boy's DMR

7:20: Girl's 2K Steeple

7:35: Boy's 2K Steeple

7:50: Girl's Open 3200

8:20: Boy's Open 3200

Saturday

11:00am: First round of field events (Girl's PV, Girl's TJ, Boy's LJ, Girl's HJ, Boy's SP, Girl's DT)

Immediately Following First Round: Second Round of Field Events

11:30am: Boy's 100 Dash Trials

11:50: Girl's 100 Dash Trials

12:10: Boy's 110 Hurdle Trials

12:26: Girl's 100 Hurdle Trials

12:42: Girl's 4x800 Relay

1:07: Boy's 4x800 Relay

1:30: Girl's 100 Hurdle Finals

1:35: Boy's 110 Hurdle Finals

1:39: Girl's 100 Dash Finals

1:42: Boy's 100 Dash Finals

1:45: Girl's 1600

2:25: Boy's 1600

3:00: Girl's 4x100 Relay

3:20: Boy's 4x100 Relay

3:40: Girl's 400

4:10: Boy's 400

4:40: Girl's 300 Hurdles

4:58: Boy's 300 Hurdles

5:15: Girl's 800

5:40: Boy's 800

6:00: Girl's 200

6:20: Boy's 200

6:40: Girl's 3200

7:20: Boy's 3200

7:55: Girl's 4x400 Relay

8:25: Boy's 4x400 Relay

Sanction: Meet will be sanctioned by the state association VHSL as well as for California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (with others to be added potentially). Meet will not be sanctioned for Maryland public schools as we want to allow category 3 private schools from Virginia to compete in the meet. Maryland private schools CAN compete though.

If you are from a state not listed above, please email us to discuss sanctioning.

Online Entry System: Meet entries will be done online through MileSplit registration system. Coaches need to claim themselves as team admins on their team pages on the MileSplit network in order to have access to do their entries. All entries must be done online. No exceptions.

Entry Deadline: Entries will close online at 6:00PM on Sunday, April 28th.

Eighth Graders: Since the meet is sanctioned by the VHSL, only athletes in grades 9-12 will be allowed to compete. No exceptions!

Entry Marks: All individual entry times and marks must be verified and in the Milestat database. We will accept times/marks from the last two years (Indoor 2022-2023, Outdoor 2023, Indoor 2023-2024 and Outdoor 2024).

Event Entry Limits: Each team can enter up to 4 kids in each event as long as they are in the top "X" number of entrants for that specific event (for example, the top 50 in the boy's long jump). See below for more details...

Entry Limits: This is essentially the same as it's been the last few editions of the meet, but please read carefully.

We made this big change 6 years ago and felt like it a) shortened the meet almost 90 minutes and b) made the meet more manageable for everyone involved. Like last year, there are caps on the # of entrants and heats in each event. In parentheses, we have listed our best guess at what the cutoff for each event will be (mostly based on last year's results) to give you a rough idea of what to expect.

Again this year, we will accept the top "X" amount of kids in each event, regardless of their school. Each event has a different # of max competitors based on the # of sections we are going to run off. For example, in the boy's 1600, there will be 5 sections with 90 athletes total. So the top 90 times entered (marks must be verified on the Milestat database) will be accepted and entered into the meet. We have included our best guess estimate (NOT auto qualifying standards) of what that event cutoff is going to be based on last year's results and this year's expectations. We have listed each estimate below.

Entries are due at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 28th. We will release the list of everyone who qualified that same evening by MIDNIGHT so that you know exactly who will be competing. This should only be an issue for kids "on the bubble", but hopefully the guideline event estimates help you with your entry planning. And remember, as an option for all your distance runners who didn't make the cut, there will be an open 3200 (free of charge) on Friday evening after the 2K steeples. There will be no entry fee for this section and it's open to any/all of your kids as long as they have run 11:45 for boys and 14:15 for girls. Nothing like a fun, fast open 3200 under the lights! To enter, just do it the normal way on Milestat and the top 90 boys and top 90 girls will go into the "fast" Saturday evening section, while #s 91 on up will automatically be entered into this one. Please note that this event will still be timed and posted on Milestat so that the marks can be used for postseason purposes.

Please email us with any questions you might have at DogwoodTrackClassic@gmail.com

Entry Fees: Please note that entry fees will be determined according to the accepted entry list released Sunday evening, regardless of scratches. So if an athlete is accepted into three different events, but ends up scratching two of those, they would still be charged the full $30.

Please do not send checks until you have confirmed your entries and total bill.  We have had schools who underpay and then are denied competition the day of the event or are scrounging for cash.  Or, for schools who overpay, it's a huge burden on our bookkeepers to provide refunds.  New this year: We will not be providing refunds for schools who don't follow these instructions and overpay with early checks.

Any accepted entries will be billed, regardless of whether that athlete, relay, or team competes. Please keep this in mind as you contemplate attending Dogwood this year; once entries close on Sunday evening, we will begin calculating bills for each team and your program will be responsible for bringing a check with you or mailing one if not attending.

Individuals: $10 per event

Relay Teams: $25 per relay

Max Entry Fee: $500 for a team. This counts for combined boys/girls programs, and is the same as it's been the last few times.

If an individual competes in four different events, he/she would cost $40 (and not just $10).

Make checks payable to:

Western Albemarle High School

Attn: Dogwood Track Classic

5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike

Crozet, VA 22932

Again, please do not send checks until you have confirmed your accepted entries and total bill.

We will run rain or shine. There will be no refunds.

Best Guesstimate Cutoffs (Based on 2023 entries)

Boys/Girls

LJ - 20'11"/16'6"(50 athletes per gender). Top 9 to finals.

HJ - 6'0"/4'10"(40 athletes per gender, two concurrent pits)

TJ - 41'0"/33'6"(50 athletes per gender). Top 9 to finals.

PV - 12'0"/9'0"(32 athletes per gender, two concurrent pits)

Shot - 44'3"/30'4"(50 athletes per gender). Top 9 to finals.

DT - 125'/86'(50 athletes per gender). Top 9 to finals.

100m - 11.55/13.50(128 athletes per gender, 16 heats)

200m - 23.50/28.00(120 athletes per gender, 15 heats)

400m - 53.25/63.00(96 athletes per gender, 12 heats)

800m - 2:04.25/2:30.00(104 athletes per gender, 8 heats)

1600m - 4:37.30/5:30.00(90 athletes per gender, 5 heats)

3200m (Sat Heats) - 10:00.00/12:29.10(90 athletes per gender, 3 heats)

110/100HH - 18.75/19.75(96 athletes per gender, 12 heats)

300mH - 44.05/52.50(80 athletes per gender, 10 heats)

4x100m - Top 48 Teams (6 heats)

4x400m - Top 32 Teams (4 heats)

4x800m - Top 28 Teams (2 heats)

SMR - N/A

DMR - N/A

2K Steeple: N/A

Awards: Just like the last several years, we will forgo medals BUT instead will give out Asics backpacks to all the individual champions as well as the relay team members.

Parking: Parking will be available for free on both days in the adjacent lots.

Admission Fee: $5 per person (CASH ONLY) on Saturday. Free to children under 10. Friday's events will be Free.

Athlete/Coach Entrance: All athletes and coaches will enter the facility through the side gate near the shed and the top of the homestretch. Athletes will need a number to get into the gate and coaches will need to display their coach's pass. The front gate will not be available to athletes and coaches, only spectators.

Packet Pick-Up: Coaches can pick up their packets at the table inside the front gate.

Lane Preference: For distance events with waterfall starts, we will seed best to worst from outside to inside lanes.

Heat/Flight Order: All running events will have the heats go fast to slow.

All field events TBD.

Attempts in Field Events: Athletes in each preliminary flight of the long jump, triple jump, shot put, and discus will be given three attempts. Note that if an athlete fouls all three attempts, they will NOT be given another attempt. The top 9 overall from all flights will then advance onto the finals with 3 more attempts.

Starting Heights in Field Events:

Girls High Jump - TBD

Boys High Jump - TBD

Girls Pole Vault - TBD

Boys Pole Vault - TBD

Infield Access: No coaches or athletes will be permitted on the infield area on Friday or Saturday at Lannigan Field and will be grounds for disqualification. We will strictly enforce this on Saturday at Lannigan Field as UVa wants to protect their grass infield area for other events. No electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, CD/MP3 players, etc) are allowed in the competition area. This rule is in place for your and others safety.

T-Shirts & Concession: Both T-shirts and concession stand vendors will be on-site to sell meet apparel and food on BOTH Friday & Saturday.  CASH ONLY!