View: Seeding, Rough Draft, posted 6:30pm, 5/6/09
Coaches should print their info packets and bring to the scratch meeting.
Scratch meeting at 10:00 am
Coaches may pick up packets on Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the announcers booth. Packets will include lane assignments: any last minute information.
Please review the enclosed time schedule with your athletes. Emphasize that it is their responsibility to check in with the clerk of the course or field judge on the second call of the event.
An eight (8) lane all weather track and runway surface will be used and ¼” spikes are the maximum length allowed on shoes. The shot and discus rings are concrete. The javelin will be thrown from an all weather runway.
Field event equipment will be checked and weighed at 10:00 a.m. This will be done at the West End of the grandstands. Only marked implements will be allowed to be used in the competition.
A contestant is limited to four events, which may be any combination of track and field events, or track events or all field events. However, if a contestant is entered in three or four track events only two of those track events may be 800 meters or longer.
All entrants will be placed into heats in order of submitted times. Lane assignments for all running events except the 1500 and 3000 shall be made with the fastest time in lane 4, second fastest is lane 5 third fastest is lane 3 fourth fastest is lane 6 etc. For the 1500 and the 3000, fastest time is placed to the outside lane, second fastest time toward the inside of the track, etc.
In all field events except the pole vault and the high jump, the top nine contestants shall qualify for the finals.
The top two finishers in each event plus any additional participants meeting the state standard, providing his/her school does not have more than three contestants in any one event, will qualify for the state “A” Track and Field meet to be held at Western Oregon University on May 15th and 16th, 2009. Qualifying standards must be met in the DISTRICT MEET.
Shoes of all contestants are expected to be legal by rules with spikes no larger than ¼” in length. Contestants will wear school uniforms in relays, trunks and jerseys will be the same for all members.
Appeals will not be addressed to a field or running event judge once the competition for any event has begun. All appeals must be made directly to the meet director in written form, who will in turn meet with the appeals committee for a final decision.
Participants reporting to the start of any race without reporting to the clerk of the course first will result in a disqualification.
All athletes, spectators and coaches are required to be in the bleachers when not competing or warming up for an event. Only meet officials and actual participants will be permitted on the track and field facility after the first call of the initial event of each session is given. The exception is two coaching representatives from each school will be allowed on the field. They will wear a badge while on the field that identifies them.
Dressing facilities will not be available. Security for valuables will be left up to the individual schools.
Coaches and officials are reminded that the use of tobacco products at interscholastic events is prohibited.
HIGH JUMP AND POLE VAULT
High jump and pole vault, participants must compete in at least one event with a recorded height prior to the district track meet. Starting heights shall be 2 inches lower than the lowest seeded district athlete or state height which ever is lower, and 6 inches lower than the lowest seeded pole vault mark: or state height which ever is lower.
NOTE: if a participant is attempting to break a district record, the above guidelines may be modified.
RUNNING EVENT INFORMATION
The 200-meter dash and 300 meter dash hurdles will be run around one curve.
The 400-meter relay and dash will be run in lanes the entire distance.
The 800-meter run will be run in lanes around the first turn only with one staggered start.
The 1500 and 3000 meter runs will utilize a waterfall start.
The 4 X 400-meter relay will be run in lanes the first lap, using a three turn stagger. The second runner may not cut for the pole until after completing one turn.
Prior to the final call for the first track event, the entire track is open for actual warm-up. After this, the start area for the 100 and 110 hurdles is open for warm-up and starts. This area will be closed during race starts and all those not competing MUST LEAVE THE AREA.
All competitors in field events must report to event judges no later than the second call. All track competitors must report to the marshaling area for the final instructions from the clerk.
In relay events, six individuals must be listed as entries, any four of which may compete.
NOTE: Even if less than six names appear on the relay entry list, no additions may be made after the official close of entries.