Track & Field Invitational

Important Meet Information

Dear Coach,

Below is important information that will help you as you and your team prepares to compete in our meet. Please read information as it will hopefully answer question you have prior to competing.

Please notify meet management of scratches as soon as possible so we can see about replacements. Updates will be e-mailed to you the Wednesday of the week of the meet so watch for them.

Please e-mail scratches in.

  • E-mail -- mtcarmeltrack@yahoo.com

Entry Fee

$10 per individual, $20 per relay

$400 max entry fee per school ($200 each boys/girls)

Check should be made to Mt. Carmel Track

ENTRY FEES:

All entry fees must be paid at the time of picking up team packets at the credentials desk. Cash, school, or personal checks will be accepted. Receipts will be available. Note: Please indicate the name of the school on all personal checks.

Coaches who come to the meet without payment will be asked to sign a IOU that will help us later in getting payment from your school. Late entry fees will be charged an additional $25 if the check is not received within two weeks.

If an athlete is accepted into the meet you are required to pay for them.

ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM

Packets will be available for pickup from the Credentials area from 8:30A.M. until 3:30 P.M. (However, the gates to the main track facility will not open until 8:45 A.M.) Your packet will contain your passes, programs, final instructions etc. Only coaches and athletes will be allowed to enter through the Participants' Gate. All others must enter the stadium through the regular general admission gates.

Remember, credentials will not be issued and athletes cannot compete unless entry fees are paid.

ATHLETE'S ADMISSION

Athletes and coaches will be given a wrist band in the team packet for admission to the stadium area.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Click here for the time schedule on this site

DRESSING FACILITIES

Locker rooms are not available. Please come dressed to compete. Restroom facilities will be provided.

STAGGERS

ALLEYS: The 800's, 1600's, 3200's, and Distance Relays will use a one-turn stagger with 5-9 individuals in a three lane alley. As will be explained by the starter, athletes may break for the pole at the beginning of the backstretch. (Yellow flag)

1600 RELAY STAGGER: The Mt. Carmel Invitational will be use "three turn staggers" for the 1600 meter relay races.

CLERK OF THE COURSE

The Clerk of the Course check-in for athletes is located outside the track at the West end of the track. Field event athletes must enter the field through this Clerk of the Course check-in area also. Athletes are responsible for checking-in with the Clerk at the last call of their event. If this is not done, an athlete will be replaced by an alternate. Please have your athlete, or a coach, listening for these calls from the Clerk.

CALL SCHEDULE AND FILLING EMPTY LANES

(Alternates will be entered in the race if athletes have not reported by this third and final call)

We have invited alternates who will replace athletes who do not show up the by the final call. At the staging, athletes will be assigned lanes, given hip numbers for the automatic timing, and then taken to the start area. Athletes may keep their warm-ups on until they reach this staging area.

ALTERNATES

As athletes scratch and alternates added, these will be updated so coaches can be notified. On the day of the meet, coaches can sign athletes up as alternates in the clerking area.

STARTING HEIGHTS

Starting heights will be determined after the final fields are composed during seeding.

In the throws, long, and triple jumps, the fields will be broken into flights. The athletes in each flight will rotate in taking three trials each. Six athletes will qualify for the finals. Each athlete who qualifies will have three additional trials in the finals, in reverse order of their trials performance.

NOTE TO ALL POLE VAULTERS: You must have a pole vault release form signed by your coach PRIOR to reporting to the event. The release forms can be downloaded here on the website and will be available from the vault official.

FIELD EVENT TIME LIMIT

The two-minute time limit in the field events will be strictly enforced. The only exceptions will be when an athlete obtains an official's permission to leave for another event. The athlete must return to compete within ten minutes. The high jump or pole vault bar will not be lowered for a returning athlete.

UNIFORMS

High school rules require that all athletes compete in school issued uniforms. Athletes not wearing school uniforms will be warned by officials and asked to correct the problem. Warn your athletes about the rules on changing clothes in the competition area. Communication Devices are not allowed on the field.

AWARDS

There will be no team scoring or team trophies. Mt. Carmel Invitational bags/backpacks will be presented to the first place finishers in all "Invitational" events and to each member of winning "Invitational" relay teams. The top five competitors in each heat (including the winners of all "Open" events) will receive medals. They will receive their awards right after the race. Field event athletes will receive their awards at the event area. "Invitational Races and Field Event winners" will be recognized immediately after their competition to the crowd by the3 announcer.

ATHLETE OF THE MEET AWARD

At the end of the meet, special awards will be presented to the male and female Athlete of the Meet for their Track & Field efforts. These outstanding "Invitational" meet athletes will be selected by the working press, just before the 1600 meter relays.

PASSES

Only CIF passes will be honored at the gate

OFFICIAL PROGRAM

A copy of the program will be in each coaches packet.

PARTICIPANTS AREA/Warmup Area

Due to the size of the meet team area are allowed on the press box side and the visitor side. Teams are not allowed to set up team areas between the finish line and the 40 yard line on the south side. That area is reserved for spectators. The warm-up area will be in the grass areas outside the main track on the west side. No warm-ups will be permitted on the infield. Team tarps in the warmup area must be located on the outside west fence and are not allowed on the inside fence. Additionally, since we use wrist bands, athletes can go outside the gates to warm up.

RESULTS

Results will be listed after the meet online at www.bigguytf.com, Athletic.net, Track Magazine San Diego, and Prep Cal Track.

Meet Day Reminders

1. Keep athletes, managers, and parents off the field. Only competing athletes should be on the field. PLEASE STAY IN THE STANDS OR WARMUP AREA.

2. The order of the distance medley is 1200 - 400 - 800 - 1600

3. There will be trainer set up near the athletes enterance for your assistance.

4. Alternates for races may sign up at the table listed in the clerk of the course area. Field event alternates will be on a limited basis with meet director permission only.

5. Athletes caught competing in spikes longer than 3/16" on the facility will be immediately disqualified. spikes are available at the Movin Shoes booth at the meet.

6. Last but not least, please read your entry packet info before you come and ask questions about phone calls and entries from last week.