James Cross Wilkes-Barre Invitational 2012

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Meet Information

Registration help - http://pa.milesplit.us/pages/Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions

Open to PA Schools only

16th Annual James Cross Invitational Track and Field Meet
Sponsored by: The Wilkes-Barre Invitational Steering Committee, The Coughlin Track and Field Coaches, Booster Club With Appreciation to: Wilkes-Barre Area School District, The Wyoming Valley Striders

At Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium and Miner Park

Dear Coach, On behalf of the Coughlin Track and Field Coaches, Coughlin Track Booster Club, Wilkes-Barre Area School District, and the Wyoming Valley Striders, please accept this invitation to the 16th Annual James Cross (Formerly Wilkes-Barre Invitational) Track and Field Meet.

The starting time is 1:30 PM.
Check in for coaches are 1:00.
Boy's triple jump will begin at 1:30 with an open pit.

Awards - Medals will be given to the top 3 individuals and members of the top 3 relay teams. This year there will be a team title awarded to the top Girls and Top Boys team. Team scoring will be 10-8-6-4-2-1.
All athletes entered may not participate in more than 4 events.

Enclosed you will find the following:
Recommended standards for boys and girls events

This year all entries will be submitted on line at MileSplit.us. Please claim and enter your team early.

A blank Eligibility List to be signed by the principal. (All athletes competing, including relay alternates must be listed on the eligibility list accompanied with the principal's signature.) PIAA rules

A tentative time schedule. The meet will run in a rollover fashion that is we will run the meet through with no breaks. Additions and scratches will be allowed from 12:30 to 1:00 prior to the coaches meeting. Please come early if you have a change. We will move ahead of schedule when possible. Please listen to the announcements for first call.

Costs are as followed:
$120.00 per team or $200.00 for boys and girls, plus an aide to work an event. Aids will be assigned by the steering committee.
$10.00 individual entry or relay team

Entries must be submitted to milesplit.us no later than May 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm.

Checks and eligibility lists may be brought to the meet or mailed to: Coughlin Booster Club C/o Paul McGrane 38 Grebe St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570 407-2830 FAX- 570 825-2591
Email: pmcgrane@hotmail.com

The Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium is a no smoking facility.

Tee shirts will be available.

Meet Rules and General Procedures
IMPORTANT- The Coughlin Track and Field Booster Club, Wilkes-Barre Area School District, Wyoming Valley Striders, Meet personnel, and Meet Director will not assume responsibility or be held liable in event of an injury to any spectator or contestant.


All PIAA rules will be enforced. Athletes are limited to 4 events, including relays. Please do not enter athletes in more than 4 events.

Schools may enter unlimited number of athletes in an event.

The Seeding Committee reserves the right to make final decisions of heats and sections.

The 1600 relay start will be decided in the paddock based on the qualifying times and number of teams in the event. The Seeding Committee reserves the right to start in lanes or group start.

The 200 will be run as a final only. Fasts runners will be seeded in the last heat.

All competitors in the long and triple jump, shot put, discus and javelin will be given 4 jumps.

Note- field events will run straight through. If you miss your final attempts because you are at another event, no make ups will be allowed. Please schedule your athletes accordingly.

Inclement Weather- If possible, the meet will go on regardless of weather conditions. No refunds. Meet management reserves the right to cancel events in case of poor weather. If weather conditions warrant the cancellation of the meet, a meet cancellation message will be left on answering machine at 9:00 am the day of the meet. Please call 570 407 2830.

Please observe "NO PARKING" SIGNS.

Team packets will be available at the concession stand. Locker Accommodations will not be available due to the number of participants.

Spikes- 3/16" are recommended. Spikes longer than 3/16" are not allowed and will result in disqualification of any athlete found wearing them. Spikes will not be permitted in the stands.

Please keep athletes off the track and football field until their first calls are announced.

Results will be announced and placed on PENNTRACKXC at pa.milesplit.com

Recommended Measurement Standards
Boys Girls
Shot Put - 41' 28'
Discus - 119' 80'
Javelin - 143' 82'
Long Jump - 18'6" 14'
Triple Jump 38' 29'9"
High Jump 5'6" 4'6"
Pole Vault 10'6" 7'

Events in Miner Park- Shot Put Discus, Javelin, and Pole Vault. Javelin throwing surface will be determined upon availabilities of throwing areas.

Order of Events
Field Events
1:30 Boys Triple Jump (Open Pit)
2:00 Boys Javelin, Pole Vault
2:00 Girls Discus, high jump
2:45 Girls Triple Jump (Open Pit)
4:00 Boys Long Jump (Open Pit)
5:15 Girls Long Jump (Open Pit)

Opposite sex will begin 15 minutes after completion of previous competition. Girl's Shot Put will begin 15 minutes after completion of the Javelin and Discus. Boy's Shot Put will begin 15 minutes after completion of the Girls Shot Put.

Tentative Running Events
Time Gender Event
2:00 girls- boys 100H 110 H Trials
girls-boys 100 Trials
girls-boys 3200Relay
girls 100H Finals
boys 110H Finals
girls-boys 100 Finals
girls-boys 1600 Finals
girls-boys 400
girls-boys 400 Relay
girls-boys 300 Hurdles
girls-boys 800
girls-boys 200 finals on time
girls-boys 3200
girls-boys 1600 Relay

Eligibility List
The principal of each competing school must submit an eligibility list. This list must be submitted with an entry form. All contestants must undergo a physical examination before participation and the principal of the competing school must certify this fact when he/she submits the school's eligibility list to the tournament director