Meet Information

2018 MPA Class A State Outdoor Track & Field Championship
McMann Field -- Bath, ME Saturday June, 2
GENERAL INFORMATION
Meet Director: Diane Fournier
may be reached at (cell) 522-9871
Email sneige@comcast.net
Site Director: Nathan Priest
may be reached at 207-215-9279

Meet Packets:
Packets may be picked-up by coaches at the finish line tent beginning at 8:00 A.M.
Saturday, June 2
Parking:
After athlete drop off, busses will be parked at Morse High School, 826 High Street. Drivers should be called back to the track by coaches at the end of the meet.

Entrance:
Athlete entrance
Will be at the main gate to the stadium, at the top of the incline near the concession stand. Parking for official and handicapped parking will be in the in the parking lot near the track.

Team Tents:
Will be allowed along the side of Tainter Field (softball) closest to the track, in the outfield of Kelley Field (baseball) and in the treed area behind the maintenance shed. Teams will be directed to the tent area upon entering the gate. An overhead map may be be provided.

Admission Fees:
Adults - $8.00 Senior Citizen (65+) - $5.00 Students - $ 5.00

Seeding:
Will be completed according to MPA seeding procedure.
All electronic entries must be received by 7:00 P.M. on May 29th to
djeffrey@breweredu.org

. Confirmation of team entries received will be sent as an EVENT ENTRY
file listing athletes and events entered. All entries must be on either Hy-Tek TEAM MANAGER or TEAM MANAGER LITE.

PRELIMINARY ENTRIES (5/30) and FINAL ENTRIES (5/31) may be viewed on
www/sub5.com/pvctrack/home.htm

Once the meet has been seeded, Dave Jeffery will develop an updated event schedule and post to this site.

Jury of Appeals:
MPA representative, Caroyln Court (Lew), George Mendros (TA), Karen Reardon (SP), Stu Palmer (MTA)

Pole Vault: Weight certification form must be given to the official inspecting the poles upon arrival. Understand no form, no vault

Numbers: Athletes will be identified by hip numbers in running events. 3 hip numbers will be worn, one on each hip and one on the left chest in distance events.

Event Check-In:
Field Events at the site.
Running events at the clerk tent in the center of the field on the first turn side of the track.

After check-in, line clerks will give all necessary instructions concerning the start and rules of the event then will escort athlete to the starting line.

Calls:
The only call given for running events is 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the first running event, the 4 x 800 M Relay. From this point on, athletes will be responsible for checking in 1 event prior to their event.

The announcer will only announce information regarding the meet, who is in the event, position and the results of the event.

First field events of the day with get a 10 minute call to alert athletes the event will begin In 10 minutes. An announcement will be made when the event has ended to alert the next group to go to the event.

Timing System:
FinishLynx systems will be in use. Please instruct your athletes to stay away from the finish area.

FieldLynx: May be used for field events.

Track: 8 lanes on the straight and turns
Boys 110 Hurdles Start line is the same line as the 100 M Dash line. Therefore the 110 hurdle finish line is 14.02 M beyond the common finish line

Relays:
Relay declaration forms will be picked up by coaches upon arrival at the finish tent. Relay declaration forms must be turned in to the finish line tent 30 minutes before the start of the event, 4 x 8 ASAP. Clerks will have the names of the athletes on a form and all must be present for check in. Be sure to have the order of running for your relay team. Scratch the names of those NOT running.

BATONS WILL BE PROVIDED

1600 M Relay: Three-turn stagger start will be used.
Starts for the Distance events:
800 Double pole will be used
1600 May be 2 sections (#s will dictate)
3200 Will be 1 section

Scratches:
If a competitor is scratched in any event, that competitor is scratched from all remaining events. Coaches will be given a scratch form which must be filled outand turned in to Diane Fournier at the conclusion of the coaches meeting.

Uniform Rule:
Federation Rule book articles are in effect. Be aware of the undergarment rule for all events, not just relays. All shorts must be worn as the manufacturer intended,no rolled down waistbands are allowed and track tops must not be knotted or cover hip numbers. Know your under the shorts garment rule.

Spikes:
Spikes, pyramid, may be 1/8 to 1/4 inch.

Weigh-In:
Will begin at 8:30 AM. Weigh-in location is in the blue storage shed next to the triple jump and long jump pits.

Starting Heights:
Starting heights for girls high jump 4-6 and boys 5-6.
However, If numbers dictate, pole vault girls start at 7-0 and boys at 10-6. The first two heights maygo up 9 (G - 7-0, 7-9,8-6, 9-0, etc.) (B 10-6, 11-3, 12-0, 12-6, et

Trainers:
Certified trainers will be available 1 hour before the start of the first event and 30 minutes after the final event.

Teams must bring all needed supplies. Trainers may be found near th clerking area.

Warm-Up Area:
Athletes warming up must not interfere with competing athletes in ANY venue.

Tape Marking:
Tape markings are NOT ALLOWED ON the long, triple, and pole vault runways

High jumpers are allowed 2 marks, both of which must be more than 2 feet from thes tandards.

Relays are allowed 2 tape marks or tennis balls placed in their lanes one
minute prior to the start of their heat. Tape marks and balls, MUST be removed by a team member prior to the start of the next section.

Long & Triple Runways
Long jump runway closest to the track, Triple jump closest to the Congress Ave. side.

Javelin
Will be contested outside the stadium on the field behind the concession stand.

Finals: Running Events
8 competitors to finals (100 dash and 100/110 hurdles). For meet
management, boys finals will be run before girls finals.

Field Events
8 competitors to finals, competing in reverse order.

Spectators & Coaches:
Spectators and coaches are NOT allowed in the infield unless called to the infield. Use the bleachers and areas designated for COACHES.

No bare-chested individuals are allowed within the track complex.

Awards:Medals will be awarded to the first seven place winners in each event during the meet at the awards area in the infield. Please instruct your athletes to be prompt and in proper uniform when they are called to the infield. Trophies will be awarded to each winning team shortly after the conclusion of the last event.

Scoring:
Meet scoring is 10-8-6-4-3-2-1, scoring 7 places.

Programs:
Will be on sale at the main gate for $2.00

Trash Bags: Each team will be provided with a trash bag. Please use them to clean up your area and Deposit them on the old pole vault pad in front of the blue shed before you leave.

T-Shirts: Will be sold at a table adjacent to the concessions stand.

Concessions: Will be available all day with some great food!

Rest rooms: To the right of the buildings outside the main gate

Protests & Appeals: The Jury of Appeals/Games Committee have been listed earlier on this form. A protest form may be picked up at the scoring table. All protests must be in writing from a coach, accompanied with a $35 fee. The protest, along with the fee, must be given to the proper referee.

Time Schedule:
The meet WILL NOT go ahead of the listed time schedule. It is the responsibility of coaches the athletes report to their event at the appropriate times.

The time schedule, along with each schools officials and information regarding their duties, will be sent to sub5.com. Please be sure they get the information.

Other: No phones, cameras, I-pads, video cameras, Frisbees or footballs allowed within the Competition areas.

VERY IMPORTANT: NEW ENGLAND COMPTITION:
MPA will enter all qualified athletes. Athletes entered will be based on the performances at the 3 State meets. All 7 scorers from each State meet will form a pool to fill the field. The State Champions from each of the 3 classes and the next 3 best performances will qualify for the meet.
If one or more of the 6 qualifiers decides not to compete, then the field will be filled with the next best performance from the State meet. If an athlete qualifies in more than one event, they may decide to enter in fewer events than for which they have qualified.

George Mendros will be putting together the Maine entrants for the New England Championship. He will need to have all the information by Sunday evening, JUNE 3.

Any athlete who qualifies or is an alternate must contact him at home (282-5065) or by email. If not contacted by athlete or coach, they will not be entered in the meet.

George.mendros@thorntonacademy.org

If an athlete does not contact him, they will not be entered into the event. If an athlete is not competing, they should contact him and let him know he/she is not competing.

2018 Location University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH JUNE 9
For more information on New Englands, go to the MPA web site and or the
New England web site.
www.mpa.cc
www.newenglandsports.com

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