MUDVILLE Invitational 2012
Date: Saturday April 21, 2012
Location: Bear Creek High School, 10555 Thornton Road, Stockton CA 95209
Events begin at 9am Team Check in begins at 8am Running Event Check-in begins at 8:30. Field event check-in begins at 8:30
Wow, the season is in full swing by this time and you have a good idea who looks to be a strong performer for your team. When Mudville rolls around, I expect you will be looking to solidify your top people with great qualifying times. For the past two years we have really been blessed with great weather and awesome competition, including a few sections leading marks. What follows is detailed information about our 3rd annual meet. We look forward to seeing you there! Please email us if you have questions. Ken and Jason.
IMPORTANT! We follow a strict timetable for running event check-in so that the timer can seed on the day of the meet. Obviously, if an athlete does not report to the clerk when called, they get scratched. For field events, if an athlete does not report soon after the final call, they are scratched.
Clerk of the course Procedure: There will be a 1st, 2nd and final call to the clerk of the course. Athletes will receive heat and lane assignments and hip numbers at that time, beginning about 5 minutes after the first call. If an athlete is later in reporting to the clerk, they may well end up with a poorer heat/lane regardless of seed time. Athletes who do not report after the final call will be scratched. Once the clerk sends the sheets to the timer there is absolutely no recourse!!! Remember it is the athlete's responsibility to check in (check the rule book), so please do not come to us with any sob stories about how your athlete missed reporting and please please please can we do something. We will politely refuse and I hope you will use the entire sequence as a learning experience for your athlete and say a quick prayer that you are glad it is not the league, division or masters meet where missing the reporting means it is the end of the season for the athlete for that event. :-)
Event Format: We will conduct running events on a rolling time basis.
For field events, we will use flights.
The Discus, Shot Put, Triple Jump and Long Jump are conducted as 3 jump trials with top 8 advancing
for 3 more jumps/throws to the finals. High Jump and Pole Vault are 5 alive format
110H VB, FSB Long Jump FSB, VB, FSG, VG
1OOH VG, FSG
4X100 FSG, FSB, VG, VB Triple Jump FSG, VG, FSB, VB
1600 FSG, FSB, VG, VB
400 FSG, FSB, VG, VB High Jump FSG 3’ 10
100 FSG, FSB, VG, VB VG 4’ 4
800 FSG, FSB, VG, VB FSB 4’ 10
300H FSG, FSB, VG, VB VB 5’ 2
200 FSG, FSB, VG, VB
3200 FSG, FSB, VG, VB Pole Vault FSG 6’
4x400 FSG, FSB, VG, VB VG 7’
THROWER RELAY ! FSB 8’
Shot Put FSB, VB, FSG, VG
Discus FSG, VG, FSB, VB
Entry procedure: Enter athletes on www.athletic.net . If you do not have an account, you will need to create one and input your team roster. You might as well input your season calendar. Then follow entry guidelines to enter athletes for their events. If you have any questions, please contact us, but this is a really easy site to navigate. Best part? It is free! Entry deadline will be 7pm Wednesday, April 18th.
Entry Guidelines: Field events 3 entrants per level. For 100-800 3 entrants per level. For 100/110H and 300H 3 entrants per level. For 1600 and 3200 4 entrants per level. One 400 and 1600 relay team per level. Heats will be seeded by entry mark with the clerk of the course assigning heat and lane assignments beginning about 5 minutes after the first call. Coaches, please include a seed mark for each athlete and relay team.
Pick-up: The head coach can pick-up the team packet at the east ticket entrance the morning of the meet. In the packet will be a large garbage bag for policing your area, coach and athletes wristbands, competitor bib numbers, and performance sheets. Entry fees must be paid before your packet is issued.
Entry Fees: $50 per division with $50 minimum entry fee. Please make checks payable to Bear Creek Track.
Event check in: Running events will check in for events and report to the clerk of the course at the designated areas located south of the home (EAST) stands. Field events will check in at the event. Athletes not reported in with the clerk after the last call for the event will be scratched. Please impress upon your athletes the need to listen to the announcer and to keep track of the time.
Awards: This year we will have custom designed medals to the top six per event per level. There is also a team trophy to the top three teams per level.
Concessions: We will have food and drink available all day. Yum! Complimentary coaches lunch. Just show your wristband and we will take care of you! Ya gotta love the Church's chicken boxes right?!
Safety Rules: NO headphones, cell phones, or radios will be permitted on the field or track. Access to the track and field events will be restricted to athletes, coaches, meet officials, and volunteers wearing wristbands. Spectators will not be allowed onto the field. The baseball field will be for warm-ups. The high jump, discus and shot put are contested on the infield and the last thing we need is an accident. There will be a first aid station in the event of injury. The track will be closed for warm-ups at 8:45am.
Equipment: For running events, competitors can use ¼” or shorter spikes on the track and runways.
Field Events: We will follow the one minute rule for attempts. Competitors must check out of events if they need to go do another event. When they check back in, they will be allowed to complete their jumps/throws if their level event is not over, but in the pole vault and high jump, they will re-enter the competition at the current height.
Pole Vault Form: Coaches will need to submit this for each athlete competing before any competitor will be allowed to warm-up/compete. The CIF Sac-Joaquin website has a link for this form if you don’t have it.
Pole Vault and High Jump Format: Both will be conducted as “5 alive” events.
Admission: Adults - $8. Students with current ID - $5. Children under 12 - $3.
General Information: Team tents should be set up at the top of the stands or in designated grass camp areas. In order to go from one side of the facility to the other, everyone will need to go around the north outside the fences or south around the track, as access across the football field will not be allowed. Pole vault and high jump viewing is on the grassy area south of the home stands. Triple/long jump viewing is outside the fence on the north. Discus viewing is on the west side grassy area. Shot put viewing is better from the west side.
Access at the south end of the track around the pole vault, high jump and discus areas is our biggest concern, since these three events are in close proximity and present serious safety issues. Please instruct your athletes to regard these areas as “caution zones” and make every attempt to stay clear of these areas.
The warm-up field is located on the south-west corner of the track (the outfield of the baseball field). The track will be closed at 8:45. Please instruct your athletes to stay off the football field! We do not like to be the bad guys when it comes to crowd control, but we also have no problem chasing athletes off the field.