Additional InformationMeet Hosted by Clayton County Public Schools and First Call Timing. Presented by Youth Sports Video Group
Meet Director: Lamar Grant 404-293-1129
Meet Coordinator: Jason Battles 678-591-1416
Corporate Sponsor: Perk It Up Sports (www.perkitupsports.net/)
**meet offers two $500 performance grants to the teams with the boys and girls highest point performer!**
GENERAL MEET INFORMATION:
The Perk It Up Sports Track Classic is the byproduct of a collaboration between Clayton County Public Schools and First Call Timing and Meet Management. Leaders in both organizations identified an opportunity to bring a highly competitive, highly publicized, track and field meet to Clayton County, GA. With all that the metropolitan Atlanta area has to offer, it deserves to host a high profile, regional track and field competition.
This track meet brings together the resources and expertise from all the high school track and field programs in Clayton County. The meet is managed by the staff from First Call Timing, USATF certified officials, and volunteers. This competition will be sanctioned in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama (other states will be considered if teams want to participate).
In an effort to attract the very best teams and athletes from the southeastern part of the US, the meet will be highlighted by the following: two $500 performance grants awarded to teams with the male and female "High Point Performer", individual and team awards, sponsored hospitality room, first-class facilities, and efficient meet management.
The Perk It Up Sports Track Classic is held at Twelve Oaks Stadium which is located at 1587 McDonough Rd., Hampton, GA, 30228. In 2009, the stadium was renovated and now offers a 9 lane rubber track, 2 jumping pits, a high jump apron that supports to mats, discus and shot put circles located outside of the track, and a synthetic turf football field. In addition to the first-class track and field layout, the facility also includes two concession stands, restrooms at both ends of the stadium, wheelchair accessible stadium seating, convenient parking, and locker rooms. The following stadium rules will be enforced:
1. No use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs will be tolerated. NO SMOKING ALLOWED!
2. No loud radios or music allowed.
3. Pets are not allowed in the stadium.
4. Tents, large umbrellas and canopies will be allowed on in designated areas only. You will be
advised of those designated areas by meet management.
5. Please place trash in receptacles that are provided. Trash bags will be provided at packet pick up.
6. No selling of any merchandise will be allowed without the consent of the meet staff.
Participating athletes must represent their high school team. Unattached athletes are not approved to participate in this competition. The meet is sanctioned in Georgia and sanctioning will be secured for teams from other states that would like to participate in the competition.
All meet management services will be provided by First Call Timing and Meet Management. Fully-Automatic-Timing (FAT) will be used for track events. Certified officials and First Call Timing staff will serve in the various meet management roles to ensure consistency and to allow all coaches to focus on advising their athletes during the competition.
The Perk It Up Sports Track Classic will offer two $500 performance grants. The grants are available to all participating teams and are presented to the schools/teams with the male and female "High Point Performer". The individual male and female student-athletes who generate the most points during the competition will earn a $500 performance grant for their school. The award will be presented to the school on behalf of the athlete who earned it. A ceremonial check presentation will be held during competition on March 31. Disclaimer: This grant cannot be given directly to the athlete. It will be given to the school on behalf of the athlete. As a condition of participation, schools agree not to extend any gift to the athlete in conjunction with this performance grant.
The top 3 finishers in each event will receive medals for their performance. The champion in each event will receive a meet t-shirt in addition to the medal. Team trophies will also be awarded to the male team with the highest point total and the female team with the highest point total. Plaques will be given to the male and female who generate the most points for their teams. All individual and relay event medals will be presented to the athletes during the competition at the conclusion of the finals. Podiums will be available so the athletes can be recognized for their performance. Awards will not be provided for exhibition events. Eight places will be scored as follows: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
All entries will be completed online at ga.milesplit.com/meets/102784-perk-it-up-sports-tr..... Online entries will open on November 1, 2011 and close at 11:59pm on March 27, 2012. Performance lists will be available at www.firstcalltiming.com after 8pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Scratches will be accepted via email only (firstname.lastname@example.org) until 8pm on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. No substitutions or changes will be allowed after this time - NO EXCEPTIONS. Entry limitations will align with GHSA rules (2 track, 1 field or vice versa, or 3 field, plus 2 relays). Remember that all relay events on Friday will be contested as exhibition events and will not count against entry limitations.
Entry fees will be $12 per athlete; however, there is a maximum entry fee of $100 per gender team. Boys and Girls teams are considered separate teams for entry fee purposes. Please send a school check or money order payable to Clayton County Schools, 1055 Battle Creek Rd., Jonesboro, GA, 30236. Be sure to reference the Perk It Up Sports Track Classic on the memo line of your payment. Entry fees are non-refundable. NO Coaches will be allowed to pick up their packet until all entry fees have been received. If you are unable to mail your entry fees in a timely manner, please inform the meet director in advance. Under these circumstances, we recommend that you simply bring the payment with you on Friday or Saturday.
Teams will be able to obtain their meet packet and coaches bands on Friday, March 30 from 1-8pm and on Saturday, March 31 from 7:30am-3pm. Each team (per gender) will receive 2 coaches' bands and 1 band for a manager. Any other team personnel will need to pay the gate fee.
The gate fee will be $5 per day. Since this is a two day competition, a two-day pass can be purchased for $8. Tickets will be provided to all paying spectators. If you purchase a two-day ticket, you must keep the second ticket for admission on the second day of competition.
The football field inside the track will be used as the warm-up area for athletes preparing to compete in an upcoming event. A secondary warm-up area will also be available for athletes who are preparing for a race later in the day. Coaches are not allowed on the track or in the warm-up area during the competition. There will only be one entry point to the track and warm-up area at the north end of the stadium. Hopping the fence will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification of athletes and/or relay teams.
CALL OF EVENTS:
There will be a first call given approximately 20-30 minutes before the start of the event followed by a second and final call. It is strongly recommended that athletes report to the check-in area upon the announcement of the first call.
All protests must be filed in writing with the Referee not more than 30 minutes after the result has been announced and/or posted, whichever comes first. A cash fee of $50.00 must be submitted when filing a protest. The money will only be returned if the protest is upheld.
In the case of inclement weather, meet management reserves the right to delay or postpone the completion of the meet. Communication regarding inclement weather plans will be handled during the course of the meet. It is the responsibility of the team, coach, or parent to stay abreast of meet changes that result from inclement weather.
IMPLEMENTS FOR THROWING EVENTS:
Competitors must bring their personal implements for use in competition. Please have your implements
inspected and weighed prior to competition at the designated time and place. If implements have not been approved, they will not be accepted in competition.
A coach's hospitality room will be provided on Saturday, March 31. Each gender team will receive two tickets to the hospitality room.
Recommended hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 140 E. Lanier Ave., Fayetteville, GA. 770-461-5600
Other options: Hampton Inn Atlanta/Fayetteville, 110 Meeting Place Dr., Fayetteville, GA. 770-460-6700
Best Western, 1616 N. Expressway, Griffin, GA. 770-227-8400
Eagle Sportz - customized merchandise vendor; Deb's Italian Ice
Appropriate public safety support will be provided by various Clayton County departments.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, March 30 - 5pm
*These events will be contested as demonstration events and will not be scored or count against athlete entry limitations*
*Swedish Medley (100, 100, 200, 400)
*Distance Medley Relay (1200, 400, 800, 1600)
*Sprint Medley Relay (200, 200, 400, 800)
*Shuttle Hurdle Relay
*4 x 800 meter Relay
*4 x 200 meter Relay
Saturday, March 31
Opening Ceremonies - 9am
Boys Discus (F)
Girls Shot Put (F)
Boys Long Jump (F) - Pit 1
Girls Triple Jump (F) - Pit 2
Boys Pole Vault (F)
Girls High Jump (F)
Session 2 (starts when session 1 is complete)
Girls Discus (F)
Boys Shot Put (F)
Girls Long Jump (F) - Pit 1
Boys Triple Jump (F) - Pit 2
Girls Pole Vault (F)
Boys High Jump (F)
Track Events (9:30am start):
1600m (F - Girls only)
4 X 100m Relay (F)
1600m (F - Boys only)
100/110 Hurdles (F)
300m Hurdles (F)
4 X 400 Relay (F)
Note that these instructions are on the US Portal and you will have to return to your state site to actually find your team and enter the meet.
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