Meet Information

CHATTANOOGA OPTIMIST TRACK AND FIELD MEET
Friday, APRIL 14, 2017


Eligible Schools: Entries are limited to schools from the following Tennessee counties: Bledsoe, Bradley, Cumberland, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie,

Schedule of Events



2:00 Coaches Meeting next to the orange Tennessee Runner trailer

2:30 Field
Girls Pole Vault followed by Boys Pole Vault
Boys Long Jump, Shot Put
Girls High Jump, Long Jump, Discus

3:00 Running
Girls 3200m Relay
Boys 3200m Relay

3:45 Field
Boys High Jump, Discus, Triple Jump
Girls Triple Jump, Shot Put, Triple Jump

5:00 Running
girls run before boys
sections versus time for all

100m Hurdles
110m Hurdles
100m Dash
800m Relay
1600m Run
400m Relay
400m Dash
300m Hurdles
800m Run
200m Dash
3200m Run
1600m Relay



CHATTANOOGA OPTIMIST TRACK AND FIELD MEET
APRIL 14, 2017


Each team may enter two individuals per event and one relay team. The Tennessee entry limitation is that no contestant may participate in more than four events.

It is very important that coaches be honest and accurate in turning in their athletes’ best times or performances. We will be running sections of each event. The better runners will be grouped together, but all sections’ times will be compared for place.

Miscellaneous informations:

1. All entries must be submitted online via www.tennesseerunner.com. The entry deadline is 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

2. Entry fee: $5 per athlete. Maximum entry fee of $50 per team ($100 per school that has both boys and girls teams). Make checks payable to Tennessee Runner.


3. National Federation and TSSAA rules will be followed.

4. Participants in the shot, discus, long jump, and triple jump will have a total of three trials.

5. The 100 Hurdles and the running events that follow will be begin promptly at 5:00. Coaches should plan accordingly when turning in your lineup. It is very likely that the boys pole vault and possibly the triple jumps will overlap with the running events.

6. Scoring will be 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

7. RUNNING EVENTS: All running events are run in sections against time as finals. Heats will be set using entry times turned in by the coaches. Each event will be set up to run fastest heat last. Preferred lanes for curved races are 3-4-5-2-6-1-7-8. Preferred lanes for straight races are 4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8.

8. Races will be timed using fully automatic timing.

9. Opening heights for the vertical jumps:
Girls Pole Vault: 7’ 0”
Girls High Jump: 4’ 6”
Boys Pole Vault: 9’ 0”
Boys High Jump: 5’ 6”

9. Minimum marks to be measured:
BOYS GIRLS
Shot Put 36’ 26’
Discus 100’ 75’
Long Jump 18’ 6” 14’
Triple Jump 36’ 6” 26’


10. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each event. Team awards will be given to the top two girls and boys teams.

11. TSSAA sanctioning for this meet is pending.

12. Scratches and substitutions for the running events may be made between 3:00-4:00 at the end of the pole vault runway. Scratches and substitutions for field events will be made at the site. No additions will be allowed.

13. Runners should report to the bull pen on second call. Roll call for the field events will be held in the area of the event. The bull pen will be in the area behind the 100m starting line.

14. Please use ¼ inch spikes or shorter. Markers will be provided for relay teams. Please refrain from using chalk. Tape will be allowed in the high jump and long jump areas.

15. Throwing implements will be weighed in in the throwing area. Implements that do not weigh in properly will be impounded until after the track meet.

16. Vaulters will be weighed in prior to the event in the track storage garage. Vaulters will not be allowed to use a pole in competition unless it is rated for a weight equal to or higher than their own. No exceptions.

17. The Optimist Club will charge an admission for all non-participants.

18. Commemorative tee shirts will be on sale.

19. A concession stand will be open.

20. Team tents may be set up outside the competition area. No team tents will be allowed in the bleachers.

21. In case of bad weather, a decision will be made by 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14. Coaches can call the GPS switchboard for information at 634-7600.




This meet is made possible by the generosity of the Chattanooga Optimist Club.

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