Published: Fri May 29 2009 @ 10:31 AM
PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD AT FRANKLIN FIELD 1 HOUR BEFORE THE RACE SCHEDULED TIME. YOU CAN VIEW THE RACE SCHEDULE UNDER THE WEBSITE http://philacyotrack.blogspot.com/
ALSO FOR THE 4X200M RELAY TEAMS THEY HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT FROM WHAT WE HAVE BEEN USING TO BE THE SAME AS THE 4X100M RELAY IN STAGGERED LANES AND THEY NEED TO STAY IN THEIR LANE. BELOW IS THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE IN REGARDS TO THIS. WE WILL TALK TO THE RUNNERS BEFORE THIS EVENT TO EXPLAIN IT TO THEM.
The 4x200 is a new event this year for the Archdiocesan track & field program and will hopefully be an exciting conclusion to the meet!
At Franklin Field, the 4x200 is run entirely in lanes (a four turn stagger). It begins and ends from the Northwest start finish/line (similar to the 4x100).
There are a number of markings on the track which might confuse your runners. Officials will be at each zone to inform the runners where they must receive the baton and which exchange zone they are receiving in. Each runner is permitted to use the 10 meter fly zone but must receive the baton within the 20 meter exchange zone, same as in the 4x100.
The stadium is open to competitors beginning at 8:15am and the track will be cleared at 9am. Jumpers are not permitted to practice on the long jump runway or the high jump area before the competition has commenced.
ALL 4X800M RELAY TEAMS SHOULD BE AT FRANKLIN FIELD BY 8:45 SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE TIME TO WARM UP ON THE TRACK.
STILL NOT SURE EXACTLY WHERE THE SHOT PUT WILL BE BUT WILL ASK THAT AT THE COACHES MEETING.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL SSJ ATHLETES.