Meet Information

Dear Coach/Athletic Director:

We are excited that you have decided to attend the 2016 edition of the Mickey Dunn Invitational. This event will be held at Lincoln Park’s Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction, Colorado on April 2nd. What follows is critical information that you need in order to have a successful event.

This will be a pre-qualification meet. PLEASE be sure to use your state-assigned school name and abbreviation (as found in your CHSAA Bulletin), identify your athlete’s year-in-school (use 9, 10, 11, or 12), and make sure your athlete’s names stay consistent for every meet when you enter data onto the Colorado Milesplit website. Errors made in the entering of this data will prevent your results from being accepted by the Max Preps system.

Should the electronic timing device fail, there will not be a re-run. We will then use hand held times for that heat/event. This is not likely to occur.


1. All entries must be entered on Colorado Track XC (entry information below) by 7pm the day prior to the meet. ABSOLUTELY no entries will be taken after that time. If you are have questions or problems with entries please e-mail Matt Hurni (

See attached instructions for completing the entry process.

Event seeding will take place Friday afternoon.

2. The entry fee is $250 per school, or $20 per athlete. Please make your best effort to mail your entry fees to the school the week of March 9th or earlier. Also please indicate the name of the meet on the check. Both of these make my life much easier and I really appreciate it! -Sean

3. As part of your entry requirements, you will need to provide two workers to help run the meet. Workers assignments will be posted at the coaches meeting.

4. Please mail your entry fee to:
Dustin Giesenhagen
Head Track Coach
Grand Junction High School
1400 North 5th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
Attn: Mickey Dunn Invitational

4. Each school will be allowed (3) entries per event and one relay team. Schools will be allowed to enter up to 2 additional entries for individual events for a charge of $20 per athlete. Only the top 3 finishers from each school will be scored.

5. Heats and flights will be seeded from entry information.

6. Shot put and discus will be flighted from entry marks reported with the top eight placing. There will be 3 preliminary throws with the top 9 throwers advancing to the final round, receiving 3 more throws. Long and Triple jumpers will also be flighted with 3 preliminary jumps with the top 9 jumpers advancing to the final round, receiving 3 more jumps. There will be minimum distances to earn a measure. If an athlete has not thrown or jumped the minimum distance, their last attempt will be measured. Minimum distances will be determined by the median entry marks per event.

7. All races on the track will be finals with the top eight placing.

8. There will not be a Pole Vault competition

9. Colorado High School Activities Association rules will apply to this meet.

10. Girls 100m hurdles height will be 33 inches. Boys 300m hurdles will be 36 inches.

11. Girls 800m medley relay will be 100-100-200-400, and all runners may use the acceleration zones, and the 400m runner may cut to the pole.

12. 4x200 meter relays will be run in lanes all the way. 4x400 meter relays will be run with a 3-turn stagger.

13. Coaches, your help with the following items will be greatly appreciated:
• contestants are to enter the track at the SOUTH gate on the EAST straight
• warm-up on the WEST side of the field
• do not cross runways or jump pits
• EXIT at the SOUTH gate after competing.
• only 1/4" spikes will be allowed on the track
• NON-COMPETITORS will not be allowed on the infield; coaches, fans, and those athletes not warming up must remain in the stands.
• Coaches please make sure that you have emphasized the uniform rules with you team. No headgear will be allowed unless dictated by weather.

14. AWARDS: Coaches’ award packets will be available in the locker room at the conclusion of the meet. We will score eight places in each event.

15. Coaches meeting: Saturday at 8:30a.m. Coffee/Drinks and breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided.

16. Coaches, remind your athletes that cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed on the infield. Remind them that picture taking during competition and showing athletes as they participate is illegal and grounds for immediate disqualification.

If you have any questions please e-mail Sean Henry at: and Matt Hurni at:

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