Georgia Middle School Track & Field State Championships 2016

Lilburn, GA

Meet Information

ALL REGISTRATION SHOULD BE DONE ON COACHO
https://coachoregistration.com/dbi-bin/meetinfopage.pl?Web_Site_Id=ga_smartathletics&Meet_Id=geomidstac1501&Meet_Status=ACTIVEtcalendar=1

PLEASE MAIL CHECKS TO:
SMART Event Management
P.O. Box 2651
Stockbridge, Ga. 30281
ONLY TEAMS AND UNATTACHED ATHLETES FROM THE STATE OF GEORGIA WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEET ALL OTHER WILL BE DELETED FROM THIS MEET.
NEW for 2016
The following events will have a seeded section with verified times.
3200 (Top 25 verified Times)
1600 (Top 25 verified Times)
800 (Top 16 verified Times)
4X400 Relay (Top 6 verified times)
The seeded section will be the last section of the event for girls and boys. All times for these sections will be verified by Milesplit only. Any athlete that does not have a verified time who attempts to enter the verified section will be entered as No Time .
Any athlete in grade 6, 7 or 8 living in the state of Georgia may enter the event (or if home-schooled, the grade-equivalent). Athletes may compete on behalf of their respective middle schools or clubs, or compete unattached. Club athletes do not earn school-championship points. Bib Numbers: Each athlete must wear his or her own bib number for every race; bibs must be worn on the front of the uniform top. Point Scoring: Only the top 8 middle school competitors score points toward the state championship. Club athletes do not earn school-championship points. However, all competitors are eligible for advancement to the finals and individual awards, even if not competing on behalf of a school. The point schedule is 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1. Medals: Medals are awarded to the top 8 competitors regardless of affiliation with a school or club (or unattached). Medals are awarded at the conclusion of the individual event, in the awards area. Trophies: Trophies are awarded to the following: top female athlete - field events; top male athlete - field events; top female athlete - track events; top male athlete - track events; first, second and third place girls' teams; first, second and third place boys' team; and, the overall middle school state champion - combined girls' and boys' team. Competition Rulebook: Georgia High School Association (GHSA) rules will be consulted. Simultaneous Events: Athletes entered in both track and field events should (a) tell the field clerk about the running event, (b) leave the field event and check-in for the running event; (c) remain in the running check-in area until called to the line, and (d) run then immediately return to the field event. Bars will not be lowered for returning athletes. Field Events: For throws and horizontal jumps, 3 attempts are permitted during the preliminaries; the top 8 competitors advance to the finals; and 2 attempts are permitted during the finals. implements will be provided for competition. The 5-alive protocol will be used for vertical jumps. Athletes may not cross the track to confer with their coaches or others during competition. Running Events: For running events with preliminaries, the top 12 athletes will advance to a 2-section final; the top 6 fastest times will compete in one heat. Athletes should check-in on first call and remain in the warm-up area until led to the track. Athletes who leave the area after check-in risk being scratched from the event.
Go to CoachO.com to register online. All entries must be completed by Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Online payments must be made using the Coach O entry system. Please be advised that you may go into the system as many times as you would like before the posted deadline. Online payments must be made by April 19, 2016. Mailed-in payments must be received by April 20, 2016; if not received by April 20, 2016, full payment is expected at the gate and will have a late fee of $20.00. Only schools may pay with a school check. No personal checks will be accepted on behalf of a school or an unattached athlete.
Hurdle Height:
100/300m girls - 30".
100m/300m boys - 33".
Implement Weight and Minimum Marks:
Discus throw - 1k girls/boys. 59' girls, 78' boys.
High jump - 4'4" girls, 4'8" boys.
Long jump - 13' girls, 15' boys.
Pole vault - NA
Shot put - 6lb girls / 4k boys. 27' girls, 32' boys.
Triple jump - 23' girls, 26' boys.

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