Below is information concerning the Pine River Invitational Track Meet on May 3, 2014.
Attending Schools: Pine River, Hesperia , Kent City, Hart
Coleman, Northern Michigan Christian
Scratch Meeting/Coaches Meeting - High School Cafeteria (8:30am)
Entry Procedures: You are allowed to compete a maximum of 3 participants per individual event - You will be allowed to enter 4 names on the computer entries but will need to scratch one entry at the scratch meeting. You may enter one relay team per relay event. There will be no additions or substitutions allowed at the scratch meeting. You will make entries online at www.sydexports.com. Once at the website choose: ‘Track and Field online meet setup/send entries to a meet’. Please use the TEAM CODE and TEAM NAME that was assigned to you for the Regional meet. This info can be found at www.mhsaa.com (under track and school abbreviations). Entries are due by 11:00pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Implement Weigh-In: Located at the Press Box (8:15 – 9:00am)
Field Events: (9:30am)
Field events will follow the MHSAA order per officials pal with girls following boys or visa versa.
In the long jump, shot put and discus, athletes will be given 3 preliminary attempts. The top 7 competitors will advance to the finals. Athletes will be given 3 attempts in the finals. The 3 attempts from the preliminary rounds will be carried over to the finals for scoring purposes. The long jump will use an open pit format.
Starting Distances: Throws/Jumps less than the following distances will only be measured if the first two attempts do not meet the following criteria. (These may be changed at the coaches’ meeting if it doesn’t look like we will have 6 medalists.)
Discus - boys 90’ girls 70’
Shot Put - boys 35’ girls 25’
long jump- boys 17’ girls 12’
Starting Heights: High Jump = 5’4” boys 4’2” girls 5 alive format
Pole Vault = 9’6” boys 6’ 6” girls
***Coaches – please make sure sign the pole vault verification sheet during the scratch meeting.
Preliminary Races: (10:00am)
Preliminary races will be held in the 100, 100/110 hurdles, and 200. 12 runners in each event will be qualify for the semi-finals. 6 runners in each event will qualify for the finals. (NOTE: We may go to two or three semi’s if we have fewer than 15 contestants at the end of the scratch meeting.)
Blocks/Spikes: Traditional starting blocks will be available for all teams. Only non-traditional blocks may be provided by competing teams.
Pyramid spikes (1/4 inch showing) are recommended for our track. No pin spikes please.
Team Space: Athletes not competing are asked to stay off of the track and out of the infield area at all times. There is plenty of space in the immediate area for tents, etc.
Concessions: The concession stand will be open all day.
Our famous chicken bar-b-cue will begin around noon with chicken, potato salad, rolls, baked beans, and dessert for $8 ($6 for athletes in uniform).
Event Personnel: Starter - Don Foreman
Clerk - Lyle Berry
Event Organization - Head Coaches
Team Entry Fee: Coaches, please make sure your team has paid prior to arrival.
Spectator Admission: $5.00 per person/$10.00 per car load. Tickets will be sold at the front entrance gate.
Individual/Team Awards: Trophies are given to 1st and 2nd place teams. Medals to the top 6 in each individual event. Medals to the top 3 relay teams in each relay event.
We look forward to hosting your school on Saturday, May 3, 2014. If you have questions or concerns regarding this year’s event please feel free to contact me at school.
Pine River Area Schools