Meet Information

****CANCELLED****
Due to forecast of 8-10 inches of snow accumulation starting late Saturday through the day on Sunday we are going to cancel Sunday's Oiler High School Invite at The University of Findlay. If you would like to enter Saturday's meet, please email klingshirn@findlay.edu by 7:00am Saturday morning. Tentative time schedule for Saturday's meet can be found at http://athletics.findlay.edu/sports/track/Track_Meet_Information/home_meet_information

We apologize for any inconvenience.

http://athletics.findlay.edu/sports/track/Track_Meet_Information/home_meet_information

The University of Findlay High School Invite
Saturday, January 17, 2015 Division I High Schools
Sunday, January 18, 2015 Division II & III High Schools
Thank you for your interest in The University of Findlays high school indoor track & field
competitions. Following you will find entry information as well as general meet information for The
University of Findlay High School Invite I. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with our meet
procedures (especially check-in for running events) and other pertinent information. We traditionally
have a large number of participants on each day of competition and we appreciate your help in running
a smooth meet.

It is our philosophy at The University of Findlay that every competitor should have the opportunity to
compete and that every competitor should receive a mark. We will do our very best to make sure that
every jump, every throw, and every race time is recorded. Feel free to contact us if you have any
questions. Good luck with your season.

Contacting Us
Mailing address: The University of Findlay Track & Field Office
1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone & e-mail: Marc Arce 419-434-4674; arce@findlay.edu
Lisa Klingshirn 419-434-4545; klingshirn@findlay.edu
Accessing Information on our Website
Meet information, time schedules, and results will be available on our website www.findlay.edu. Click on
Athletics; Select either Mens Sports or Womens Sports; Select Track & Field; click on the Meet Information link;
scroll down to the specific meet.
Meet entries and an updated time schedule will be placed on our website the day prior to the meet (if not
sooner). Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date information.
Entries & Entry Deadline

All entries must be submitted on http://www.finishtiming.com, click on the "Online Entry" link toward the
upper, scroll down and click on the meet name, the entry link is on the right. You can also go directly to
Milesplit if you have an account.
The entry deadline is Wednesday, January 14 at 11:59pm.
Entering Marks
Entering marks should be projections of your athletes performances for this point of the season, not personal
bests. This will ensure that each athlete will be placed into a heat/flight that he or she can handle at this
time of the year. You can enter an athlete with NT (no time); however, he/she will be placed in the slowest
heat or weakest flight.

Entry Limit
Athletes are limited to three individual events. Teams are limited to one relay per relay event. B teams,
C teams, etc can pay an additional entry fee of $5 per relay.
Entry fees
Entry fees are $10 per individual (who is entered in one or more individual events) and $10 per relay (an
athlete who is in a relay only will not be charged an individual entry fee, only the relay is charged). Maximum team amounts will be charged as follows: 13-20 athletes is $125; 21-30 athletes is $150; and over 30 athletes
is $175. Boys teams and girls teams are separate. Teams are limited to one relay per relay event. B teams,
C teams, etc can pay an additional entry fee of $5 per relay this is in addition to the maximum entry fee.
Entry fees are based on the number of athletes and relays entered, not the number who actually compete.
You can make scratches up to 5:00pm on the day prior to the meet (see below) and not be charged for those
scratched entries. Make checks payable to The University of Findlay Track & Field. We encourage you to
send payment prior to meet day; however, you may bring payment with you.
Scratches

You may report any scratches via e-mail (klingshirn@findlay.edu) on the day prior to the meet by 5:00pm.
We will also take final scratches on meet day. We urge you to make scratches on the day prior if possible to
allow us to operate the meet more efficiently. Also you will not be charged for athletes and relays that you
scratch prior to 5:00pm the day before the meet.

Facility Layout
The University of Findlays Malcolm Athletic Center has a 200m Mondo surface track with six lanes on the
oval and eight on the straightaway. There are two LJ pits, each with a 190 runway. The PV runway is 160
in length. There is FinishLynx timing interfaced with a scoreboard and Hy-Tek Meet Management software.
Portable bleachers accommodate seating for approximately 650. There is a spike-resistant carpet covering the
wood courts we ask that teams make their camp there.

Spikes
pyramid spikes or less can be worn for all running events, the long jump, and the pole vault. Please note
that most Nike and Adidas spikes are supplied with Christmas Tree spikes those are NOT permitted on
our track. Please replace them with pyramid spikes which may be purchased at the track. High jumpers may
be asked to remove spikes from shoes, depending on pit placement. SPIKES CANNOT BE WORN
OUTSIDE OF THE TRACK AREA!!!

Admission Fee
Admission will be charged except for coaches and athletes. Admission prices are $2.00 for adults and $1.00
for children; 10 & under are free.
Concession Stand
The concession stand will be open throughout the competition.

Directions
The University of Findlay is located just off Interstate-75 at exit #159 in Findlay, Ohio. Off the exit ramp,
follow 224 East approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Main Street. The Koehler Complex is on the right
in two blocks, just past the University Bookstore. Limited parking is available in the lots in front and behind
the building; signs will be posted for additional parking areas. Buses may drop off athletes in the front drive
and then park in designated areas. Do not park in the lot behind the church located to the south of the
Koehler Complex vehicles parking in that lot are subject to towing please pass this information on to any
parents or spectators attending the meet.

Inclement Weather
If your team is unable to make the meet due to inclement weather, PLEASE CALL 419-434-4545 and leave
a message!!! This will enable us to delete your team from the meet and avoid empty lanes and small flights.
Meet cancellation would only occur in the event of a Level 3 Snow Emergency in Hancock County. Should
this occur, we will place a recorded message at 419-434-4545. Meet Day Check-In
Coaches must check-in immediately upon arrival in the main lobby of the building. Coaches will receive an
entry list detailing each athlete and relay entry as is currently entered into our computer system. It is the
coachs responsibility to double-check this entry list and report any mistakes! Instructions will be given
for making corrections, scratches and/or substitutions.
Time Schedule
A tentative time schedule is posted on our website. A revised time schedule, based on entries, will be posted
on our website the day prior to the meet and will be made available on meet day. We will still roll ahead of
this final time schedule if possible.

Flight and Heat Sheets
Flight and heat sheets will be posted on the bulletin boards outside the track area in the hallway past the
restrooms and training room. Field event flights will be posted approximately 60 minutes prior to the start
of the field events. Heat sheets for running events will be posted approximately 30 minutes prior to the start
of the first running event. Flights and heats may be condensed during the course of the meet please
inform your athletes!

Warm-Up
Warm-up is permitted on the track as long as it does not interfere with any events in progress. Athlete warmup
is not permitted in the finish line area once running events start. Crossing the finish line may block the
view of the camera; therefore athletes and coaches are not permitted in the vicinity of the finish line area
while races are in progress. Please note that the 200m and the first lap of the 400m are run entirely in lanes.
Athletes should use lanes 4, 5, & 6 during multiple lap races.

Athlete Check-In
Athletes competing in field events should check-in with the meet official at the event site at least 20 minutes
prior to the start of the event. All athletes competing in running events must check-in at the hip number
table near the 55-meter start line approximately 20 minutes prior to the projected start of their event. We
follow a rolling time schedule; therefore the time schedule contains tentative start times. First call, second
call, etc. announcements will not be made it is the athletes responsibility to check-in on time. The clerks
will then stage competitors into the correct heat approximately 5 minutes prior to the start of each race
this will take place near the 55m starting line. The clerk will then walk each heat to the starting line. It is
imperative that athletes remain in the vicinity of the staging area so that they do not miss their race.

Implement Weight-In
Weigh-ins will be held if a record is broken. Shot puts must be for indoor use only.
Long & Triple Jump and Shot Put & Weight Throw Flights
If there are four or more flights, the top 16-18 seeds will be placed in the first two flights and receive three
attempts; the top 8 from these two flights will advance to a final immediately after. The remaining competitors
will receive 3 attempts; any competitor achieving a mark that would have made the final will receive 3
additional attempts.

Pole Vault
If there are a large number of entrants, the PV will be split in 2 sections the first section will consist of the
top seeded vaulters; the remaining vaulters will compete in the second section immediately after.
Starting Heights
Girls HJ: 42; increments of 2 Boys PV: 90; increments of 6
Boys HJ: 54; increments of 2 Girls PV: 70; increments of 6Results
Results will be posted on the bulletin boards in the outside hallway as soon as possible after the conclusion
of each event. Complete results will also be posted on our website.

Food Inside Track Area
Food and drink (except water) are not permitted inside the track area. The classroom across from the track
entrance is reserved for teams to place any food and coolers.

Training Room
The training room will be staffed and available throughout the competition. A certified athletic trainer and
student athletic trainers will be on site to provide ice, water and any emergency medical attention that may
be needed. Please bring your own athletic tape.

Other Meets & Dates for High School Athletes
Oiler High School Invite
Saturday, January 31, 2015 (Division I)
Sunday, February 1, 2015 (Division II/III)
M-F Athletic High School Invite
Friday, February 27, 2015 (all divisions)

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