Ponderosa FR/SO Invitational 2017

Parker, CO

Meet Information

Registration help:

Contact: Randy Huff

2017 Ponderosa Freshman / Sophomore Invitational

Date: Wednesday April 12th 2017

Important Changes: Start time has moved up, pole vault and long jump limited to two entries per team.

Start Time:
Coaches Meeting:1:45 pm (at Finish line)
Field Events - 2:00 pm (Weigh Ins from 1:45-2:00 pm for ALL field events)
Track Events 2:00 pm Girls 800m Sprint Medley Relay

Echo Park Stadium
11901 N. Newlin Gulch Blvd
Parker, CO 80134

State Qualifying Meet:
This is a CHSAA State Qualifying Meet. All National Federation High School (NFHS) and Colorado High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Track and Field Rules apply.

Games Committee:
In the event that a protest needs to go beyond the bounds of the referee, the Games Committee will meet. Protests relating to matters that develop during the conduct of the meet should be made at once and not later than 30 minutes after the results have been officially announced.

Coaches Meeting:
A mandatory meeting for all Head Coaches will be held at 1:45 pm at the Finish Line. Please be sure that all competitors are properly equipped, will fall in compliance with any and all uniform/equipment/jewelry rules, and will engage in good sportsmanship.

Clerk(s) of the Course:
Athletes will need to check in for their event at the garage, where they will receive their hip number at least 15 minutes prior to their event. All field events will report to the field judge at the venue. Hip numbers should be worn on the right hip. The Clerk will put heats together and take them to the start line from the designated area on the infield. We will try to run ahead of schedule, so have your athletes listen to the calls by the announcer.

Coaching Boxes:
Coaching boxes will be set up at the following venues: Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault and High Jump. Coaches will be allowed on the infield to help coach their athletes, but may not call out splits during a race and may not show video to athletes unless they are in a designated coaching box.
**NOTE: Coaches may video from the coaching box, & may show an athlete that video while in the box
No parents/spectators are allowed in the Coaching Boxes!!

Restricted Areas:
Spectators WILL NOT be allowed inside the fence, on the track or infield.
Spectator areas and coaching boxes will be identified at all field event venues OUTSIDE of the track.
Spectator viewing areas WILL NOT be provided at any field event venue held on the track or infield.

Electronic Devices (Cell Phones, iPods, Cameras, Video Cameras, etc.):
Athletes observing or competing in an event are NOT allowed to have electronic devices on the track, infield, shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, triple jump, or pole vault areas.
Team Camps:
Team camps are restricted to the following areas: bleachers, and on the concrete areas by the throws. NO camps will be allowed on the on the infield or Pole Vault areas. Please make sure you do not put a tent in front of the Press Box windows or to the immediate right or left.

Locker Rooms/Rest Rooms:
Facilities will be provided in multiple locations at the stadium.

Concessions will be available on the home side of the stadium. Coaches and meet officials will have access to a hospitality room courtesy of Marshall L. Ekhoff, Country Financial, where dinner will be provided, starting at 5:00. You will receive tickets for your coaches.

Buses park at lower level. Athletes and Coaches will be allowed through the north gates. Spectators park in the upper lot and enter through the east gate. The entry fee for spectators is $5.00

Custom T-shirt-1st Place
Ribbons-2nd Place through 6th Place

Team scores will be kept. Top 8 placers will score (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1). In the field events, the top 10 will move on to finals. Awards will be given to the top 6 places.

Restricted Areas:
The track, football field, discus, and shot put sectors are restricted areas for coaches/ spectators (unless a coaches box is provided.) These are areas where only competitors and meet officials are allowed.

Finals Only:
This meet has been designated as a FINALS ONLY MEET for running events. For LJ/TJ/Shot Put/Discus, competitors will have 3 trials, with the top 9 moving to finals.

Starting Heights/Minimums:
NOTE: These may change depending on entries. We will measure the first non-foul mark for all
athletes, as well as any that go beyond the minimum distances, as follows:
Estimated Starting Heights
Boys High Jump: 5 Boys Pole Vault: 8 then 6
Girls High Jump: 4 Girls Pole Vault: 6 then 6
Warm-up Areas for Running Events:
The warm-up area for athletes will be the infield of the track and no earlier than 45 minutes prior to their event. Please DO NOT remove hurdles from their position on the track or side of track for warm-up as they have been placed on their proper marks for upcoming races. There will be hurdles available on the infield for warm-up, and we ask that teams/athletes share those hurdles in their warm-up.

Warm-ups at Field Events:
No warm-ups will be allowed at field events until a meet official opens the venue. Once opened, the contestant must be supervised by the event judge or his/her coach. At the conclusion of each field event, venues will be closed and no further practice is allowed even if supervised by a coach.

Times Will Not Be Provided To Competitors at the Conclusion of a Running Event:
Competitors will not be given their unofficial time at the completion of their race. Official times will be posted on the official board outside the press box. Competitors may get their unofficial time from their coach.

Competitors Must Leave the Track Immediately After an Event or As Soon As Possible:
At the conclusion of all running events, athletes are asked to leave the track immediately (or as soon as possible) through the designated area closest to the finish line. The finish clerk will direct your athletes to this area.

Entries are due by Monday, April 10th at 9:59 pm MST. Due to the size of the meet, we will not allow changes after the deadline. *PLEASE NOTE THAT SEEDING SHOULD BE BASED ON MARKS FROM THE CURRENT 2017 SEASON (NOT PERSONAL BESTS). There will be no substitutions or additions-only scratches-on the day of the meet.

Spectator Admission to Event:
Adults/students: $5
Children under 10 are free

Food/Drink in Competition Area:
No food or drink is allowed in the competition area. Sunflower seeds/gum/Gatorade are the usual culprits. Each team has been provided with a large trash bag for their camp area.

Additional Information
3/16 inch or 1/8 inch spikes only. Spike lengths will be checked at the check-in table. Spikes that do not meet the correct length will not be allowed. Please make sure your athletes have the correct length spike prior to Wednesday. No spikes are to be worn in the stands.
Running event participants need to report to the clerk of the course tent by 3rd and final call. Check in for events (hip numbers) will be in the garage located on the north end of the track.
Competitors will be allowed to use tape on the track to mark exchanges.
Chris Mathewson, athletic trainer for PHS will be available before, during and after the meet. He will be located at the north end of the stadium and will arrive by 3 pm. We would ask that athletes needing to be taped bring their own supplies (Ambulance/EMT Services will not be on site)
Starting blocks will be provided, however each school must provide their own batons.
Weigh-ins for Shot Put & Discus are required. Weigh-ins will be located at the garage on the north side of the track, and will go from 1:45 pm to 2:00 pm. Weigh-ins for Pole Vault will be held at the pole vault venue. WEIGH-INS FOR ALL FIELD EVENTS WILL END AT 2:00-any implements that do not meet competition standards will be impounded and returned at the end of the meet.

I look forward to seeing you (and some great track & field marks) on Wednesday April 12th.If you have questions please contact me on my cell phone 303-870-8523.
Randy J. Huff
Randy J. Huff
Meet Director
Head Track & Field Coach
Ponderosa High School