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Pre-Meet and Registration Need-to-know info:
These meets are open for all Cumberland County Schools (and PAC 9 schools).
These meets are open to schools outside Cumberland County, as well. Space is limited. Extra schools will be allowed to come based on a first email/first serve basis.
o Entry fee is $2 per athlete. Over the last couple of years we charged only a dollar and this did not even cover the SROs when all was said and done. This is the only reason for the $1 increase. This entry fee covers the cost for SROs, clean-up, supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, printwatch tape, facility repairs since every year we end up paying for a broken toiled seat, paper towel dispenser or something like that, etc.) and the data entry worker. Ask each athlete to give you $2 and put it in an envelope. Turn it in when you pick up your meet packet. If you bring 30 kids, your entry is $30. We try to make it where the kids have some skin in the game. Even our kids pay. If you want to pay with a school check, that is your choice.
o We will use HYTEK (or RACETAB), so entries will take time. Entries must be received by the meet director by 11:59PM, the Wednesday before the competition date.
o ENTRIES MUST BE DONE IN MILESPLIT. GO TO THE CALENDAR, FIND THE MEET AND ENTER EACH ATHLETE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE EVENTS. PLEASE BE REALISTIC WHEN ENTERING THEIR TIMES/MARKS.
o YOU NEED A PASSWORD TO GET INTO THE MEET. EMAIL IF YOU WANT THAT PASSWORD. THIS IS TO AVOID US GOING OVER THE 500 ATHLETE LIMIT.
o Entries must be submitted online and on time.
o There is a limit of eight (8) entries for laned individual events (55H, 55m, 300m).
o There is a limit of eight (8) entries for all field events.
o There is a limit of three (3) squads for each relay event.
o There are no limits on entries in open (non-laned) events (500, 1000, 1600, 3200).
o LETS AVOID WRITE-INS!!! It is a polar bear meet, so we want to be flexible, but please try to reduce write-ins. If you have additional athletes, make sure they are in the database of milesplit.
o BRING YOUR YOUNG ATHLETES!!! Its a polar bear meet, not the Olympics. It is a great opportunity for your younger athletes to compete and learn.
We require a coach from each school to be at the finish line to assist timing laned events.
o It is each coachs responsibility to have their own stopwatch.
o If a coach or coaches from a school is/are assisting with a field event, or as the starter, etc. they do not have to time events. If a coach finishes with their respective field event, any help they can offer at the finish would be appreciated (if needed).
o If a school has athletes in a laned event, but is not assisting with the meet, the meet director reserves the right to disallow his/her team to run those events.
All coaches need to bring measuring tapes, stopwatches, clipboards, etc.
Please speak with your athletes about respecting the bathrooms and facility as a whole. Every year we end up shelling out money to pay for damages to something in the bathroom. This has actually been the second biggest expense to the SROs.
The uniform code may be relaxed due to the weather or other issues.
Results will be posted to NCRunners.com.
Only athletes warming up or competing will be allowed on the infield. Please remind your athletes of the electronics rule within the field of play.
Reid Ross Classical School is located at 3200 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Questions? Email Coach Jesse L. Autry at firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Meet Day Need-To-Know Info:
Admission is only $2.00 for spectators.
Parking: Spectator and coach vehicle parking will be in the back parking lot off Lynn Avenue. Bus parking will be in the bus parking lot of Reid Ross Classical School on Ramsey Street.
Heads up on bib numbers:
o We will use a write-on bib number system where your athletes will use a sharpie/permanent marker and write an assigned bib number on their arm, wrist or somewhere to make finish line recording easier. One thing that really slows meets down is the recording process at the finish line. This expedites that situation. These bib numbers need to be LEGIBLE.
o We will email rosters with bib numbers by Friday morning so you can have your athletes write these NEATLY ahead of time on Saturday. It would be easier to have them on before you get there.
o Permanent marker, please.
Times-to-Know (time could change due to weather):
9:00AM Track Opens
9:30 Coaches Meeting at midfield
10:00 Field Events begin
10:00 Track Events begin (Track events will be on a rolling schedule.)
Check In: TBA
Meet Director: Jesse L. Autry, SV
PA: Jesse L. Autry, SV
Boys LJ and TJ:
Girls LJ and TJ:
Boys Shot Put will precede girls.
Starting heights for HJ and PV to be determined at the Coaches Meeting.
Girls High Jump is before boys.
The Long Jump shall precede the Triple Jump for both boys and girls.
In the shot put, LJ and TJ, every athletes first measurable mark will be measured. Contingent upon the number of entries, meet management reserves the right to set a minimum mark for all other attempts.
Each athlete will be allowed three (3) attempts.
Girls will go first, followed by boys. At the discretion of the meet director, boys and girls can be combined in the distance events. The CORRECT order of events is listed below:
1. 4x800 Meter Relay
2. 55 Meter Hurdles
3. 55 Meter Dash
4. 4x200 Meter Relay
5. 1600 Meters
6. 500 Meters
7. 1000 Meters
8. 300 Meters
9. 3200 Meters
10. 4x400 Meter Relay