Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational 2023

Durham, NC

Meet Information

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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, 2019.

Age Division Year of Birth

8&Under 2011+

9 - 10 2009 2010

11 12 2007 2008

13 14 2005 2006

15 16 2003 2004

17 18 2001 2002 and 2000 if date of birth is after

July 28, 2019

An athlete must compete in his/her age division only.

ENTRY INFO: Entries and changes can only be made on-line at . If you are unfamiliar with on-line meet entry process, click on Calendar and choose meet. On-line meet entry for the Blunt ECI will be available from mid April until the deadline, July 14. Performance list and time schedule will be placed on by July 16. 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 20.

Deadline: Athletes must be entered by midnight Sunday, July 14

Fees: $10.00 per individual event $25 per relay event

PAYMENT: By credit card - Pay on line at by the deadline by charging to VISA or MasterCard

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 2019 USATF rules.

AWARDS: The top six finishers in each event will receive awards. Team awards will be presented to the top 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 implements. Throwing implements will be weighed in a 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 Track Club, Inc., 9th Street Active Feet, and Durham Sports Commission.

SANCTION: USATF (You do not have to be a member of USATF to compete)

RULES: 2019 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 on thefront of uniforms. A $5 fee will be charged to replace

NUMBERS: lost number.

COVERAGE: Live streaming by FloSports/MileSplit

FACILITIES: 400-meter all-weather track. Only 1/4" or less spikes allowed. FinishLynx timing by"Durham Striders Timing & Meet Management". Concession stands will be open during themeet. 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 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 14 and after 8:00 a.m. Friday.

HOST HOTEL: Homewood Suites by Hilton

Raleigh/Durham Airport

4603 Central Park Drive

Durham, NC 27703

(919) 474-9900

MEET DIRECTOR: Frank W. Davis, Jr. (