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36th YALE INTERSCHOLASTIC TRACK CLASSIC
TRACK AND FIELD
MEET DATE / LOCATION

DATE / TIME : Friday January 19 (9:00AM) - Saturday January 20, 2018 (7:30AM)

LOCATION : Coxe Cage, 257 Derby Ave., New Haven, CT 06515

MEET TYPE
The Yale Interscholastic Track Classic is an high school meet, open to high school
athletes meeting the entry criteria outlined below.

ENTRY INFORMATION
Please be sure to follow the entry instructions outlined below carefully, to ensure an efficient and error-free entry process. Failure to adhere to the entry instructions may cause your athletes to not be accepted into the meet.
I) Please complete all entries on DirectAthletics and send entry fee check via NEXT
DAY MAIL SERVICE ONLY (FED EX, UPS, USPS) to:
Matt McMasters
Yale Track Classic 20 Tower Pkwy
New Haven, CT 06511

Checks must be received by Tuesday: January 9, 2018
NOTE: 1 week earlier

II) Entries MUST be completed on DIRECT ATHLETICS (www.directathletics.com) by no later than Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6:00PM. It is EXTREMELY important that this deadline be met. When entering Friday relays, please be sure to enter the proper class size for your school. By submitting your entries via Direct Athletics, you are certifying that all entered athletes are eligible to compete according to NFHS rules. Final acceptances of entries will appear as detailed in section X below.
III) Qualifying performances for all individual events must have been achieved in a bona fide track and field meet. No entries with practice times or estimated times will be accepted. Be sure to indicate whether the performance was made in yards or meters (particularly in the 3000m). Coaches may use performances from the 2016 outdoor season, however, performances from the 2016 17 indoor season will take precedence.
IV) The championship section of the 3000m will now immediately follow the slower sections. The top two sections of the Mile will now follow the finals of the dashes and hurdles. All other mile sections will take place later in the meet. Participants in the Mile and 3000m sections will be posted on Thursday January 19th by 5:00PM.
V) Coaches should refer to the event standards (listed on the meet time schedule) where listed. Entries not meeting the standards will NOT BE ACCEPTED into the meet. Please enter only athletes who meet the standards. In the Shot Put and High Jump we will limit the fi eld to the top twenty-five (25) entries. In the weight throw we will limit the fi eld to the top fifteen (15) entrants. The high jump will start at 1 below the entry standard.
VI) ONLY FOUR ENTRIES PER SCHOOL WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL EVENTS. 55m, 55h, 400m, AND ALL FIELD EVENTS. We will
seed the hurdles and dashes prior to the meet, and heat sheets will be available on Wednesday January 17th by 5:00PM.
VII) In the Boys and Girls 3000m we will only accept the top 300 entries. Those not accepted into the meet will not appear on the final entry list.
VIII) All schools may enter only one relay team per event. Exception - Connecticut Schools may enter a Connecticut Relay and a Class relay with different personnel in the 4x400m and 4x800m ONLY. If a school competes in a class relay on Friday, they may not enter the same championship relay on Saturday.
IX) Performances of previously entered athletes may be updated until Monday, January 15th at 6:00PM. Updates should be done via the Direct Athletics website.
X) All entries accepted into the meet will be posted on the Yale website (www.yalebulldogs.com) Follow the links to Track, and the Yale High School Track Classic. Entries will be posted by Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Athletes not accepted into the
meet will not show up on the entry lists.

ENTRY FEES
The entry fee is $20.00 for each individual event entered and $30.00 for each relay event entered. Th is entry fee or school voucher must accompany your roster submission (see I above). Entries will not be accepted unless we receive the entry fee or voucher. Th is is an entry fee, not a participation fee.

Make Checks Payable To: YALE UNIVERSITY TRACK CLASSIC
(Please include the DirectAthletics receipt of entries or school/gender on your check)
FEDERAL TAX ID # 06-0646973N
The entry materials are the only materials we provide and should serve as the invoice. Please be sure that your business office understands this. We have included a signed W-9 form below if your business office requires it.

AWARDS
Awards will be awarded to all 1st 5th place fi nishers in the championship individual events.
Awards will be awarded to all 1st 5th place fi nishers in the championship relays.
Awards will be awarded to all 1st 3rd place fi nishers in Friday relays.

STATE / SANCTION INFORMATION
Schools from the following states have been invited: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. National and State Federation sanctions have been applied for. Note to Connecticut Coaches: Only Connecticut schools which have boys or girls indoor
track teams registered with the C.I.A.C. may compete in this meet.

MEET QUESTIONS/ INQUIRIES
All questions and / or inquires should be directed to Matt McMasters at: 513.256.2301 OR matt hew.mcmasters@yale.edu. Do not direct questions to Charles Butterfield.

ADDITIONAL COACHES INFORMATION
i) All athletes entered in the meet must be eligible high school athletes and they must participate only for their high school. No club entries can be accepted.
ii) The Connecticut State rule of any three events on either day will be used for this meet. Th is means all athletes may compete in any three events on each day.
iii) The no false start rule will be in effect for this competition. Please be sure to make your athletes aware of this before the competition begins. NOTE: Starting blocks will be permitted in final races only.
iv) Otherwise, National Federation rules will apply.
v) FOR ALL CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS: On your 1600-Meter Relay entries please indicate your CIAC classification for Track and Field. (L, M, Etc.)
vi) The Coxe Cage Indoor Track is a 200 Meter, banked oval with Beynon surface track.
All weigh-ins will take place on the infield of the track by the throws cage. Weigh-ins will close thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of the competition. Only 1/4 PYRAMID or CHRISTMAS TREE spikes are permitted at Coxe Cage. Personal electronic devices are prohibited in the warm-up and competition areas. NO HEADPHONES OR CELL PHONES ARE PERMITTED IN THE COMPETITION AREA.

EQUIPMENT / IMPLEMENT INFORMATION
Yale will have a certified athletic trainer on site for the entire duration of the event.
Please see the facility map below for the athletic trainers station location.

EVENT CHECK-IN
All student-athletes in running events must report to the clerk of course, located in the southeast corner of the building at least thirty (30) minutes prior to his/her event. All student-athletes in field events must report to the head official at his/her event
area at least thirty (30) minutes prior to his/her event.

PACKET PICK-UP
Packets can be picked up and entry fees can be paid at the announcers stand on the north wall of Coxe Cage (see facility map below).
Packet pick-up will begin at 8:00AM and close at 11:00AM.

TIMING / RESULTS
Timing for the Yale Interscholastic Track Classic will be handled by First Time Out.
BRING ALL TIMING QUESTIONS TO A YALE STAFF MEMBER, NOT THE TIMERS.
USE THE PROBLEM SOLVER SHEETS LOCATED IN YOUR PACKET TO PROVIDE
ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION TO RESOLVE ANY ISSUES.
Results will be posted on the board on the north wall of Coxe Cage and online at www.coolrunning.com and www.yalebulldogs.com.

MEET UPDATES
Any updates to the meet schedule and / or changes due to inclement weather will be emailed to the coachs email given on the institutions DirectAthletics account, as well as posted on the Yale Track and Field Twitter account: @YaleTF_XC

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