Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational 2017

Durham, NC

Meet Information


ELIGIBILITY: Open to any athlete that falls within the age divisions listed below. The maximum event entry
limit for this meet is four events for age groups 14-15 thru 17-18. Athletes in age groups 8&U
thru 11-12 can only compete in a maximum of three events, including relays.
AGE DIV.: Age divisions are determined by year of birth, i.e., their age on Dec. 31, 2017.
Age Division Year of Birth
8 & Under 2009 and after
9 10 2007 2008
11 12 2005 2006
13 14 2003 2004
15 16 2001 2002
17 18 1999 2000 and 1998 if date of birth is on or after
July 31, 2017
An athlete must compete in his/her age division only.
ENTRY INFO: Entries and changes can only be made on-line at; click on Calendar and choose
meet. On-line meet entry for the Blunt ECI will be available from mid April until the deadline,
July 11. Performance list and time schedule will be placed on by
July 13. No faxed or mailed entries will be accepted. No entry fee will be transferred or
refunded. Bring a legible copy of a birth certificate or proof of age for each athlete entered; do not
send in advance.
There is no entry fee for Mothers/Fathers/Coaches relays; for these relays must be done at
package pickup no later than July 22.
Deadline: Athletes must be entered by midnight Sunday, July 16
Fees: $8.00 per individual event $20 per relay event
PAYMENT: By credit card - Pay on line at by the deadline by charging to VISA or
By mail - Certified checks or money orders only. Personal or club checks will not be accepted,
Fees must be received, not postmarked by the entry deadline.
Mail fees payable to: Durham Striders
PO Box 15758
Durham, NC 27704
RELAYS: A maximum of 2 relay teams, 'A' and 'B', per event per age division will be allowed. Four (4)
members and two (2) alternates may be entered per relay. Relay entries count towards event
maximums. Relay uniforms must conform to 2017 USATF rules.
AWARDS: The top six finishers in each event will receive awards. Team awards will be presented to the
top 2 point winners in the overall team, overall male/female team, and the top point winners in
the overall male/female for each age group. First place relay team members will receive a
Championship Baton. Outstanding Athlete Award for each age division. THE RUSSELL E.
BLUNT AWARD to the winning 17-18 male/female in the 800 meters.
EQUIPMENT: Athletes must use the starting blocks and batons provided by the meet. Throwers must provide
their own implement. Throwing implements will be weighed in designated area on Friday from
8:30-10:00 a.m., on Saturday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 2:00-3:00 p.m., on Sunday from 8:00-
9:30 am and 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SPONSORS: Durham Striders, 9th Street Active Feet (Durham), and Durham Sports Commission
SANCTION: USATF (You do not have to be a member of USATF to compete)
RULES: 2017 USATF rules of competition will apply.
PROTESTS: All protests must be filed at the protest table by the coach or the individual competitor, if not
competing for a club. A parent may file for an unattached runner. All coaches MUST abide by
the USATF rules and any supplemental rules or risk disqualification of an athlete or their team.
A CASH fee of $50.00 must be submitted when filing a protest. The money will be returned if
the protest is upheld.
COMPETITOR Competitor numbers must be worn of front of uniform. A $5 fee will be charged to replace
NUMBERS: a lost number.
FACILITIES: 400-meter all-weather track. Only or less spikes allowed. FinishLynx timing. Concession
stands open during meet. No tape decks, radios or glass containers allowed in the stadium.
Tents and/or umbrellas will be allowed in designated areas of the stadium.
Team packets will be available at the track from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20 and
after 8:00 a.m. Friday.
HOST HOTEL: Homewood Suites by Hilton
Raleigh/Durham Airport
4603 Central Park Drive
Durham, NC 27703
MEET DIRECTOR: Frank W. Davis, Jr. (
2017 BLUNT E.C.I Event