Dear Arlington HS Track Meet Participants,
We are very excited to be hosting the first Big Sky Invite on our newly restored track. We are also pleased to be able to provide a Fully Automated Timing system and Hytek for all of our participating schools. It is only one week away, so we wanted to take the time to lay out some of the Arlington Track Meet expectations.
A. BLOCKS: We do have some starting blocks available, however, we may not have enough for everyone. If you have starting blocks set for your athletes please bring them with you.
B. SPIKES: Please be sure to have your runners use the appropriate spikes for our track. ¼ inch spikes maximum
C. CAMPS: We do not have a grassy area for pop up shades or tents for team areas right at the track. We do have some areas with gravel/dirt and pop up shades will work there. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs and such.
D. TRASH: Please police your areas for trash and personal items. Trash bags provided with coaches copies of the entries
E. INFIELD: The grass infield is off limits for the entire meet. This is for safety purposes as well as for the timing system. Please make this clear to all spectators, participants, and your coaching staff. Spectators may gather around the field event areas until the running events start.
F. JAVELIN: Our javelin area crosses over our starting area for some races, so we will be running an open pit for the javelin. Javelin will be the first field event of the day. Javelins may only be thrown in the presence of a meet official or coach.
G. STARTING FIELD EVENTS: BOYS/GIRLS long jump followed by the triple jump, BOYS javelin, Girls shotput and discus, Boys High jump, Boys and Girls POLEVAULT will be run together starting at 6 feet.
H. FIELD EVENTS: Shotput and discuss ring are brushed concrete, javelin lj/tj/pv and high jump approaches are rubber.
I. RUNNING EVENTS: All running events will begin two hours after the beginning of the field events and will be in the same order as the district track meet.
J. CONCESSIONS: Concessions will be available at the meet. If you are interested in stopping for dinner on your way out of town, please let me know so our local establishments can be prepared.
K. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Please report to the start line or check in area at first call for the event. Check out of field events to do a running event, but make sure athletes return within 15 minutes after they check out.
L. SPORTSMANSHIP: Use good sportsmanship at all times. People base their opinion of your school on how they see you act .
Registration: We will be using Athletic.net. Entries are DUE on THURSDAY May 5th, 2011 and ALL changes should be made on Athletic.net by midnight THURSDAY May 5th . Participants may compete in FOUR events including relays. Please limit entries to THREE per event. We will NOT hold a scratch meeting for this meet. Scratches the day of the meet may be made from the performance lists before heats are seeded and field event scratches will be handled at field event check-in. NO additions will be made at the event. Field events will begin @ 11:00 AM and running events will start @ approx. 1:00 PM.
If you have any questions about our meet please feel free to call Lorena Woods or Alan Cunningham @ 541-454-2632 or email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org.