Kent State HS Open #2 2012

Kent, OH

Meet Information

THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION OR "WALK UP" REGISTRATION AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINES.

Meet: Open, non-scoring OAT/CCC sanctioned indoor track & field competition.

Time: See schedules

Timing: Fully automatic FinishLynx system, provided by Delta Timing Group.

Location/Facilities:

Kent State University Field House
2213 Summit Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

$8.8 million state-of-the-art facility, contains a six lane 292 meter track, complete with eight lane straightaway, 2 separate long jump pits, high jump, pole vault with raised runway, and throwing areas.

The facility features a Mondotrack FTX track surface and Daktronics scoreboard Entries: All entries will be done on-line at www.directathletics.com.

Please visit the Direct Athletics website at your earliest convenience in order to familiarize yourself with how the entry process works.

**Note: Entries will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis only.

Kent State reserves the right to close entries for any and all events based on pre-registration applications and facility limitations. Please do not contact meet management to allow you into an event once an event is filled. If spots open up due to a scratch online, the system will allow you to attempt to put your athlete in.

Entry Deadlines: Entries for all meets will close on the Tuesday preceding the meet at 5 p.m. Please see schedule below.

Entry Fees: $5 per event, per athlete. Limit 4 individual events, no charge for relays if athlete is entered in individual events. You may only enter as many relays as individual events. For example if you enter 1 individual event, you can enter no more than 1 relay or you will be charged $5 for each relay on top of that.

TEAM RATES: For teams of up to 20 athletes, the entry fee will be $150 or $5 per event, whichever is less. For teams of 21-30 athletes, the entry fee will be $175 or $5 per event, whichever is less. For teams of 31 athletes or more, the entry fee will be $200 or $5 per event, whichever is less.

TEAMS pay in the traditional manner by bringing a check, made payable to Kent State Track and Field, or cash the day of the competition.
INDIVIDUALS will now have the option to pay online with a credit card at the time of entry or pay with cash or check as described above. If you choose to pay by credit card, please be aware there will be a minimum $2.00 processing/transaction fee assessed to your payment.

All registration must take place on-line at www.directathletics.com.

Late Registration: NO LATE REGISTRATION or WALK-UP REGISTRATION! The entry deadline is the Tuesday prior to the meet at 5 p.m.

Make checks payable to: Kent State Track and Field.

Internet Entry Lists: Final entry lists will be posted on our website (www.kentstatesports.com) on the Thursday before the meet. Please check to make sure your athletes are entered correctly. If there are mistakes, please email Josh Klein at Josh.Klein@deltatiming.com to correct them.

800/1600/3200 Entries: You may ONLY enter an athlete in TWO of the three possible distance events.

Medical Forms/Hold Harmless and Release forms: EACH participant needs to have this Kent State issued form completed with parent and/or guardian signatures. Without this form they will be unable to participate in the meet.

Coaches, please make copies of the form for your athletes. Bring form(s) with you to each meet, DO NOT FAX!!! Forms are available on-line at www.kentstatetrackcamps.com under the "KSU Medical Release Form" link then look for the "Required Forms" link.

Seeding: Running events will be seeded based on entry times. Please be realistic with your entry marks. Athletes entered without a seed time will be placed in a slow heat or be assigned a lane at the meet manager's discretion. Meet management reserves the right to adjust seed marks based on the OAT-CCC performance list. Please put marks that are valid.

Field Events: The pole vault will be seeded into sections. The seeded section will vault on the raised runway, while the unseeded section will vault on the east pole vault pit. All other field events will be seeded and put in flights.

Spikes: Athletes may use the " pyramid style spikes in all events. NO OTHER SPIKES WILL BE PERMITTED. An official will be checking all spikes prior to the event. Athletes having the wrong spikes will be disqualified from the event. If you have any questions please inquire prior to the start of the meet.

Starting Blocks: Will be available at the athletes' choice in the 60m hurdles, 60m dash, 200m dash and 400m dash.

Throwing Implements: ONLY Kent State shots will be allowed for competition.

Automatic Timing: Each athlete will receive Finish Lynx fully-automatic timing to the hundredth of a second in each race they run. Timing is provided by Delta Timing Group and results will be available live on www.deltatiming.com.

Refunds: No refunds for any event scratches the day of the meet. You are paying for your final entries as of the entry deadline. The last day to scratch is the entry deadline on Tuesday prior to the meet. Any scratches after the deadline will result in forfeiture of refund.

**Please Note: No switching or adding events the day of the meet.**

Results: We will have complete results available on our website (www.kentstatesports.com) and results will be available live on www.deltatiming.com.

Sign-In: Sign-in (paying fees and handling forms) will begin at 8:00 am and continue through 12:00 pm. There will be no signing in after 12:00 pm. Running events will begin promptly at 9:30 am.

Check-In for events: Running events will check in @ the check in table AND with the clerk of the course. We will announce preliminary check in times in order to avoid running heats with open lanes. Please listen for these check in times even if you are competing in another event. Check in both at the preliminary check in AND with the clerk of the course to avoid being scratched and to help us run an efficient meet.

Warm-Up periods for field events: General warm up 30 minutes prior to start of event. Between flights will be a 10 minute warm up period.

PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH THE OFFICIALS AND MEET MANAGERS. THERE ARE MANY ENTRIES RESULTING IN MULTIPLE HEATS. PLEASE LISTEN FOR THE CALLS FOR EACH RACE AND BE ON TIME WHEN CHECKING IN PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT. THIS WILL HELP TO KEEP THE MEET MOVING ALONG AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. YOUR COOPERATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. ALSO, IF YOU ARE GOING TO SCRATCH FROM AN EVENT AT THE MEET, PLEASE LET THE CLERK OF THE COURSE KNOW SO THAT WE MAY CONDENSE HEATS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

PLEASE, NO HEADPHONES. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO HEAR WHEN YOUR EVENT IS CALLED.

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