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USA TRACK & FIELD, ARIZONA

54th Phoenix Invitational

DATE: 
SATURDAY- SUNDAY APRIL 14-15, 2018        

SITE: 
Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
                                                         
TIME:         
8:00 A.M. Start | First Call : 30 min before start

Track& Field Events SPONSORED & SANCTIONED BY: USATF, AZ
             
ELIGIBILITY:
Competition is open to all youth athletes, USATF membership is required.
To represent a club or organization, that group must be a current member in good standing, with USATF  


ENTRY:     
 
All entries will be done on-line at Athletic.net,  paid on-line by credit card.The online registration deadline is noon Wednesday April 11, 2018 (MST).

There will be a $5 charge per event late fee in addition to the entry fee, for entry changes at packet pickup.

ENTRY FEE:             
$5.00 per event, $20.00 per relay team. Entry fees are not refundable.
 
ENTRY LIMITS:
8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12 - three events including relays.
All others - four events including relays.
Athletes born in 2012 & 2013 (5 & 6 year olds) are restricted to the following events: 
100, 200m,400m,4x100m, 4x400m, Long Jump, Mini Javelin, & Shot Put     

FACILITIES:
Nine lane all-weather track. Runway and high jump area are all weather.
Shot Put and Discus are concrete. Spikes 1/4 pyramid or less will be allowed. No needles.
Tents and large umbrellas will not be allowed in the West stands.
Tents will be allowed only in the East stands and grassy areas around the track.
No tents or set up will be allowed in the stadium before Saturday April 14, 2018  at 6:A.M. 

AWARDS:
Custom medals will be awarded to the first 3 place finishers in each event, including relays. Ribbons will be awarded to the 4th thru 8th place finishers. 

TEAM AWARDS:
Team trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams, male and female in the 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, Divisions. 
Ties for team awards will be broken using rule 9/4.

RULES:
Current USATF rules will govern. Only competing athletes will be permitted on the track or infield area, except for medical emergencies.

PROTESTS:
All protests must be made in writing, to the referee, not later than 30 minutes after the results of an event have been announced and/or posted. Proper rule reference must be cited. All protests must be accompanied by a $100.00 cash deposit.
Deposit will be refunded if protest is upheld, forfeited if protest is denied.


CHECK IN TRACK:
Two calls will be given for each event.
Athletes in running events must report to the clerk of the course, ready to compete, and stay in the area.
Athletes must notify the official in charge of their field event, before leaving to report to the clerk for their running event.
Athletes must report back to their field event within 5 minutes of completion of their running event.

CHECK IN FIELD:
Field event athletes will check in directly to the official in charge if their event. 
All contestants will be given three trials in each field event, (except the High Jump and Pole Vault). 
The athletes attaining the best nine marks will advance to the finals, for three additional attempts.
Each athlete will be given a maximum of 3 warm up attempts prior to the start of the event.

CUSTOM TEE SHIRTS:
Custom Tee Shirts will be available

MEET HEADQUARTERS:
The meet headquarters will be the Holiday Inn, 1600 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa,
Arizona  85210. They are offering a special rate of $109.00, ask for the Arizona USA Track and Field rate. 

PACKET PICK UP:
Club’s  and unattached athletes may pick up their packets at the Holiday Inn, between 
3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Friday April 13, 2018.   Scratches will be accepted at this time.  
 
Additions, with late fee, will be accepted on a space available basis. Packet pickup will
Be at the track 7:00 A.M. Saturday & Sunday.

TIMING:   
FAT TIMING (LYNX) timing, with hand timing backup.
 
There will be no day of meet additions.

COACH'S INFORMATION:
Spikes must be 1/4" pyramid or smaller. No needles. 
 
No canopies, tents, or large umbrellas will be allowed in the West stands.
They are only allowed in the East stands or in the grass, and only after  6:00 A.M. Saturday April, 14, 2018. If double stacking tents limits the view you will be asked to take down the lower tent.
 
The infield and track are closed at all times to coaches and spectators, except for emergency.
The North Long Jump Pit is #2, the Infield Pit is #1. Field events will advance 9 to finals.
 
Field events start at 8:00 A.M. Warm up is at 7:30 A.M. 
Late arrivals will not be given run troughs once the event has started.
 
Advancement to finals in the 100m and 200m will be the 9 fastest times.
In the event semis are not required, the final will be run Saturday and will not be rolled over to the next day.
 
The 800m run will be conducted with a one-turn stagger start, maximum 12 athletes per heat.
 
The 4x400m relay will be conducted with a three turn stagger.
 
The 1500m will be run with a maximum of 18 per heat.
 
Inquiries must be made by the coaches, not parents, at the inquire area near the finish line, and the Referee will be called.
 
Please do not bother the timing crew. All questions will be answered in the tent. In the event a protest if filed, in regard to the Referee's decision, the Jury of Appeals will be convened.
 
Athletes who lose their bib number will be charged $2 for a replacement.
 
There will be a coach/parent 4x100m relay Sunday after the 4x100m relays, no entry fee, and no awards.
Sign up will be in the award area throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.
 
The club hosting the concessions will have a separate line for officials/coaches, to limit their waiting time for food.
 
Coaches are responsible for the conduct of all their team members and parents.
Failure to maintain proper control and to display good sportsmanship could result in the removal of the team or individual from the meet, and site.
 
Smoking is not allowed at the track and field complex, anywhere inside the perimeter fence. Consumption of alcohol is NOT permitted on the school property, and will me immediately reported to the police. No pets allowed in the stadium unless they are service animals.
 
DIVISIONS          
Age Year of Birth
8 and under 2010+
9-10 2008-09
11-12 2006-07
13-14 2004-05
15-16 2002-03
17-18 2000-01
 
INFORMATION:           

USA TRACK & FIELD ARIZONA, OFFICE    Bob Flint
480-949-1991
usatfaz@cox.net
ARIZONA YOUTH CHAIR James Smith 602.319.2523
james@azflames.com
WEBSITE arizona.usatf.org.
 
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SATURDAY APRIL, 14 2018

8:00 A.M. START / FIRST CALL: 7:30 A.M.
 
3000 m run - Final - (11-12 thru 17-18)
200m Run Semi-Final (All Groups)
800 m - Final - (All Groups)
100 m Dash - Semi Final -  (All Groups)
110m Hurdles - Final by Flight - (17-18, 15-16 Boys)
100m Hurdles - Final by Flight -  (17-18, 15-16 Girls)
100m Hurdles - Final by Flight -  (13-14 Boys/Girls)
80m Hurdles - Final by Flight -  (11-12 Boys/Girls)
4x400m Relay - Final - (All Groups)
                                                       
NOTE:  
In the event semis are not required due to the number of entries, the finals will be conducted in the semi  spot. . Running events will be conducted youngest to oldest alternating girls/boys, except for the hurdles, which will be run oldest to youngest,   boys first. Referee reserves the right to reseed heats. Final listing of events requiring semi-final heats will be available at meet headquarters



FIELD EVENTS STARTING TIME: 8:00 A.M. FIRST CALL: 7:30 A.M. 
                                      
  Pole Vault Javelin
(Infield South)
Discus  Mini Javelin
(Infield North)
  13-14 Girls 13-14 Boys 11-12 Girls 8U Girls
  15-16 Girls 13-14 Girls 15-16 Boys 9-10 Girls
  17-18 Girls   17-18 Boys Aero Javelin
(Following Mini-Jav)
  13-14 Boys   15-16 Girls 11-12  Girls
  15-16 Girls   17-18
Girls
 
  17-18 
Boys
     
Long Jump
(Infield Pit)
Long Jump -
(North Pit)
High Jump Pole Vault -
8 A.M.
Shot Put
17-18 Boys 13-14 Boys 9-10 Boys 13-14 Girls 11-12 Boys
15-16 Boys 11-12 Girls 9-10 Girls 15-16 Girls 17-18 Boys 
9-10 Boys 15-16 Girls 13-14 Boys 17-18 Girls 15-16 Boys
8U Boys 17-18 Girls 13-14 Girls 13-14 Boys 13-14 Boys
      15-16 Boys 11-12 Girls
 
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SUNDAY APRIL, 15 2018


8:00 A.M. START / FIRST CALL: 7:30 A.M.
 
3000 m Walk* - Final - (13-14 thru 17-18)
1500 m Wak* - Final (9-10 and 11-12)
200 m Dash - Final - (All Groups)
1500 m Run- Final -  (All Groups)
400 m Dash - Final by Flight (All Groups)
100 m Dash - Final (All Groups)
400 m Hurdles - Final by Flight -  (17-18 Men, 15-16 Boys, 17-18 Girls, 15-16 Girls)
200 m Hurdles - Final by Flight -  (13-14 Boys/Girls)
4x800 m Relay - Final -  (11-12 thru 17-18)
4x100m Relay - Final - (All Groups)
4x100m Relay - Final - Parents and Coaches (no entry/awards) Co-Ed under 40
4x100m Relay - Final - Parents and Coaches (no entry/awards) Co-Ed 40 and older

*3000 and 1500 m Walks may be combined

                                                       
FIELD EVENTS STARTING TIME: 8:00 A.M. FIRST CALL: 7:30 A.M. 
                                       
Triple Jump
(Infield Pit)
High Jump Javelin
(Infield South)
Discus  Aero Javelin  
(Infield North)
17-18 Boys 11-12 Girls 15-16 Boys 13-14 Boys 11-12 Boys
15-16 Boys 15-16 Girls 17-18 Boys 13-14 Girls Mini Javelin
(Infield North)
15-16 Girls 17-18 Girls 15-16 Girls 11-12 Boys 9-10 Boys
17-18 Girls 15-16 Boys 17-18 Girls   8U Boys
13-14 Boys 17-18 Boys     Shot Put
13-14 Girls 11-12 Boys     13-14 Girls
Long Jump*
(Infield Pit)
Long Jump -
(North Pit)
    17-18 Girls
13-14 Girls 9-10 Girls     15-16 Girls
11-12 Boys 8U Girls     9-10 Girls
Note: *Upon Completion of triple jump       8U Girls
        9-10 Boys
        8U Boys