Pope High School
Track & Field/
Cross Country

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2017 COACHES INVITATIONAL 

Presented by Pope High School 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 17&18 

LAKEWOOD STADIUM, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

The 17th annual high school track & field event will bring together Georgia‚Äôs top girls and boys track and field athletes from all six classifications in the prime time of the season. LAKEWOOD Stadium has a beautiful recently resurfaced MONDO track that should provide for lightning fast times. This event will be open to all GHSA sanctioned schools. If past meets are any indication, this year will also provide excellent competition and excitement for all.

ELIGIBILITY: The Georgia High School Association sanctions this event. Any Georgia High School athlete in grades 9-12 eligible under GHSA rules may compete upon selection. Athletes must compete for their school and in their school uniform.


ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: All entries this year will be conducted on-line using http://ga.milesplit.com/meets/255621/info#.WL3yPlUrKpo 

ENTRIES: Please see the entry limitations on the schedule of events listed below. It is understood that schools have not had the opportunity to compete in some of the relays prior to this meet. Please estimate an accurate time in these events and selection will be considered on performances in other events. In an effort to provide the fairest selection process all individual entries MUST be verified during the entry process. Coaches who do not provide legitimate FAT times for athletes will cause their athletes to be eliminated from competition.


ENTRY LIMITATIONS: All Coaches should follow GHSA rules and have their athletes entered in the appropriate number of open and relay events. Schools may only enter 2 athletes in each open event and 1 relay.


ENTRY FEES: Entry fees will be $15 per athlete plus a setup fee. Maximum entry fee will be $125 per team. Boys and Girls teams are separate teams. Please send a school check or money order payable to POPE TRACK BOOSTER CLUB. Entry fees are non-refundable. NO Coaches will be allowed to pick up their packet until $$ has been received. You may also pay via our PayPal account.

 

PARKING: Buses should drop and park in the lot off of Olive Street. Spectators should park off of Claire Drive. A more detailed parking plan will be posted as we get closer to the date of the meet.


PACKET PICK UP: Packets will be available for pick up at 4:00pm on Friday 3/18/16 and 8:00am on Saturday 3/19/16.

ADMISSION: Admission will be $7 for everyone. Admission will be charged on both days. Athletes should be prepared to show their competitor number to gain access to LAKEWOOD Stadium.


AWARDS: Gold Relay Batons will be awarded to the Champions on the field in a ceremony immediately after the event. Second and third place will receive a spike bag and may be picked up at the awards table adjacent to the concession stand.


EVENT SEEDING: Field events will be seeded from worst to best. Running events sections will be from slow to fast.


FACILITY: LAKEWOOD Stadium has a world-class track that is MONDO. One-quarter inch spikes only are allowed. Warm ups will be on the practice field adjacent to the track or around the parking lot area. Trainers may work in the warm-up area.


CLERKING: Athletes should check in 30 minutes ahead of their event at the check-in tent that is adjacent to the start/finish line.  Relay athletes should all check in together. Track athletes will be escorted to the start by the clerk.


UNIFORMS: Athletes must compete in the school issued uniform in compliance with GHSA rules. No jewelry.