2018 SOL NATIONAL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
AT BENSALEM HIGH SCHOOL
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MAY 11 & 12, 2018
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS MEET RECORDS
1.Site: National Championship at Bensalem on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 3:30 P.M. and on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 9:30 A.M.
2.Seeding Meeting: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 7:00 P.M. at Bensalem High School. Please bring a written copy of your league record.
3.Starting blocks and meet shots (both iron and brass) will be provided by the meet site. All other throwing implements must be weighed, checked, and approved by the PIAA Head Field Judge before throwing competition begins. Implement weigh-ins/approval will take place in the track shed behind the home stands starting one and one-half hour before the first competition on Friday and on Saturday.
4.Packets will be emailed to each coach prior to the seeding meeting, additional copies will be available at the seeding meeting.
5.League dual meet Win/Loss records: Please turn in at seeding meeting.
6.Starting heights for the high jump and pole vault will be mutually determined at the seeding meeting. Pole Vault weigh-ins will be held at the event starting one and one-half hour before competition.
7.Each team will receive one coaching pass for the pole vault coaching box and, unlike Districts, one for the long jump coaching box. When athletes have completed all of their attempts, they should vacate the competition area; and when the last of a schools competitors are finished, the coach should promptly leave the infield.
8.Please enter your top two competitors and any alternates in each event on PennTrackXC.com by 9:00am AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Seed with FAT times if you use hand times please add .24 seconds to each hand time.
9.Please be careful and accurate when representing your team members at the seeding meeting. At the meeting you will be given a copy of the participants lists. No additions or changes will be made after leaving the seeding meeting. At the seeding meeting, please be prepared to substantiate any entry times/distances/heights should you be asked to by other coaches. Also, as per NFHS rules, no athlete may be entered in more than 4 individual plus 2 relay events. Athletes may only participate in four of the events in which he or she has been seeded.
10.Scratches will be made directly to the clerk of course by the individual competitor or by his/her coach prior to the event on Friday or Saturday. Please do not send another athlete to make a scratch or simply assume that an athlete not showing up to clerk in constitutes scratching. Once an athlete has competed in a trial on Friday and has qualified for a final, he/she may not scratch from that event without scratching from the entire meet.
11.Please note the order of the throws this year. Girls will put the shot and boys will throw the javelin on Friday. The other throwing events will be contested on Saturday.
12.On Friday coaches from four of the girls teams must run the girls long jump, and the coaches from the other four girls teams must run the girls shot put. On Friday coaches from four of the boys teams must run the boys high jump, and coaches from the other four schools must run the boys javelin.
13.On Friday all female pole vaulters will be weighed in by the event judge at the event beginning at 1:30, while the boys javelins will be weighed in by the head field judge in the track shed beginning at 1:30.
14.On Saturday all male pole vaulters will be weighed in the event judge at the event beginning at 8:00. Girls discus implements will be checked by the head field judge in the track shed beginning at 8:00, and girls javelins and boys discus implements will be checked beginning at 10:00, though the head field judge may choose to weigh all implements at 8:00 AM Saturday morning.
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