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MEET DIRECTOR: Steve Keith | email
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2015 Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational

Date: March 27-28 Meet Information

FINAL SCHEDULE

Black & Gold Final Schedule Get Acrobat Reader


START LIST

Black and Gold Start List Get Acrobat Reader


ENTRY INFORMATION
directathletics.com
Entries must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. No exceptions. Due to the limitations of our facility and our proposed time schedule meet management reserves the right to make the following adjustments in the conduct of the competition: entry limitations (horizontal jumps and throws), HJ/PV starting heights and minimum marks for measurement. Entry fee is $30 per athlete or $450 per gender per school (15 or more athletes). Make checks payable to Vanderbilt University. No personal checks or money orders. Team entry fees can be paid online at Direct Athletics.

ENTRY LIMITATIONS
JUMPS / THROWS: limited to three (3) entries per school. Additional entries will be considered if size of the event will allow. Please contact Clark Humphreys with questions.

RUNNING EVENTS: limited to five (5) entries per school. Additional entries will be considered if size of the event will allow. Please contact Steven Keith with questions.

clark.humphreys@vanderbilt.edu or steven.keith@vanderbilt.edu

MINIMUMS
In the event that meet management needs to implement minimums, each athlete will be allowed one initial legal mark. Subsequent attempts above the minimum will be measured.

Women: LJ 17'...TJ 37'...SP 35'...DT 130'...HT 130'...JT 110'
Men: LJ 21-6'...TJ 45'...SP 45'...DT 150'...HT 150'...JT 150'

CLERK/CHECK-IN
FIELD EVENTS: Athletes may report 1 hour up to 30' prior to the scheduled start of their event. All athletes in later flights are asked to check-in prior to the initial start.

RUNNING EVENTS: Check-In as early as 1 hour prior to event. Please be at respective start line no later than 10' prior to scheduled start.

WEIGH-IN
Must be weighed in on Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and Saturday morning 9:00-10:00am. Any implements not weighed in by this time will not be allowed in the competition. Implements will be impounded and brought to the event site 1 hour prior to event start by event officials.

SPIKES
• ATHLETES WILL NOT RUN IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE RULES
• The use of ¼" pyramid spikes will be strictly enforced
• NO NEEDLE SPIKES OR CHRISTMAS TREE SPIKES ALLOWED
• No permanent spike shoes allowed
• Shoes will be checked at the Clerk Area and prior to getting on the track

WARMUP AREA
Primary warm-up and stretching should be done on the Football practice and Soccer stadium fields. There will be minimal warm-up on the track depending schedule and availability.

TEAM CAMPS/INFIELD
Please set up your tents and team camps outside of the track area. Only athletes involved in an event are allowed in the infield. The infield area must be kept clear at all times.

RESTROOMS
Restroom facilities are located in the Soccer Stadium next to the warm-up fields.

TRAINERS
Our main training area is located outside of the southwest corner of the track near the 200 meter start. Fluids will be available at numerous locations around the track.

WEATHER EMERGENCY
In the event of bad weather the meet will be postponed and athletes, coaches and staff are asked to use the Student Recreation Center next to the Track, the McGugin Center next to the warmup / practice field for evacuation or team Buses. Please listen closely for all announcements and updates.

PARKING
Please use Medical Center lot #73 directly across from the track off of Natchez Trace

HOSPITALITY
We will provide five (5) coupons per gender per program for coaches hospitality (lunch), located in the packet pickup tent from 11:00 - 3:00 PM.

QUALIFYING
RUNNING EVENTS: Sections versus time (faster sections run first)
FIELD EVENTS: 3 Preliminary attempts; 9 to finals (3 more attempts)

RESULTS
Results will be made available online at VUCommodores.com immediately after the meet. Live results will be available at cfpitiming.com.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

FIELD EVENTS
4:00 PM:
W - HAMMER
M - HAMMER (FOLLOW WOMEN)
4:00 PM:
M - SHOT PUT
W - SHOT PUT (FOLLOW MEN)
4:00 PM:
W - TRIPLE JUMP
M - TRIPLE JUMP (FOLLOW WOMEN)
4:00 PM:
M - POLE VAULT

RUNNING EVENTS
5:00 PM: W - 200
5:30 PM: M - 200
6:00 PM: W - 1500
6:30 PM: M - 1500
7:00 PM: W - 5000
7:30 PM: M - 5000

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

RUNNING EVENTS
12:00 PM: W - 4X100 RELAY
12:15 PM: M - 4X100 RELAY
12:30 PM: W - 2K STEEPLECHASE
12:40 PM: M - 2K STEEPLECHASE
1:00 PM: W - 100 HURDLES
1:15 PM: M - 110 HURDLES
1:30 PM: W - 400
1:45 PM: M - 400
2:00 PM: W - 100
2:15 PM: M - 100
2:30 PM: W - 800
2:45 PM: M - 800
3:00 PM: W - 400 HURDLES
3:15 PM: M - 400 HURDLES
3:30 PM: W - 3000
3:45 PM: M - 3000
4:00 PM: W - 4X400 RELAY
4:15 PM: M - 4X400 RELAY

FIELD EVENTS
10:00 AM:
W - DISCUS
M - DISCUS (FOLLOW WOMEN)
TBA:
W - JAVELIN
M - JAVELIN (FOLLOW WOMEN)
11:00 AM:
W - HIGH JUMP
M - HIGH JUMP (FOLLOW WOMEN)
11:00 AM:
W - LONG JUMP
M - LONG JUMP (FOLLOW WOMEN)
1:00 PM:
W - POLE VAULT



Individual and Unattached Entries

All athletes that wish to compete in any Vanderbilt meet that are not affiliated with an INVITED COLLEGE TEAM need to contact Clark Humphreys (clark.humphreys@vanderbilt.edu) to register for a particular meet. When emailing about registration, please send the following information ONLY:

Meet you are interested in competing, Your Name, Affiliation (unattached, Nike, etc), Gender, Event(s), Entry Mark for each event, When/Where mark was attained

This email DOES NOT guarantee that you will be accepted into the meet. We will contact you to let you know of your entry status.



2015 Great 8 High School Invitational

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Vanderbilt Track Complex - Nashville, Tenn.



Admission: $5...track opens at 5 p.m.



Meet Director: Mike Ham. Email: VanderbiltTrackOfficials@gmail.com



ABOUT THE GREAT 8

Since 2000, the Great 8 meet has attracted the best High School Track and Field athletes in Middle Tennessee and pits them against each other in a fast-paced, entertaining meet on Vanderbilt's lightning fast Mondo track.



There is only one heat/section of each event, and so only the best eight performances are accepted into the meet, along with the next 3 performances as alternates in those events.



Great 8 Meet T-shirts will be awarded to all event winners (1 per athlete), including relay team members. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the meet. A Boy's and Girl's MVP award will be presented at the end of the meet.



REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Meet entries must be submitted online at Direct Athletics at directathletics.com

Entries will not be accepted via mail, fax, or in the body of an email.



Entry fee is $10 per athlete per event and $20 for relay teams. Note that you will only be charged if the athlete is accepted into the meet, either as a top 8 athlete or as an alternate. Final lists of accepted entries will be posted on the Vanderbilt T&F website at www.vucommodores.com on Monday evening no later than 6:00 PM.



NOTES:


1. Do not submit false or projected seeding performances; they will be rejected. Seed marks should be actual performances from a 2014 outdoor meet or a 2015 indoor or outdoor meet. All marks must be verifiable on Milesplit. If results for a meet are not reported on Milesplit, you may be requested by the meet director to provide a link to website with results.


2. You may enter an athlete in the 1600m or 3200m using a 1 mile (for the 1600m) or 3000m/2 miles (for 3200m). Any 1 mile/3000m/2 miles times will be converted to using the conversion tool on Milesplit.


3. For races less than 800m in length, only FAT marks will be accepted.


4. In the horizontal jumps and sprints (including high hurdles), where two or more athletes' seed marks are tied, preference will be given to the athlete with the superior 2nd best performance.


5. Do not enter athletes in more than 3 individual events (including a relay). The tight schedule really doesn't accommodate athletes competing in more than 3 events.


6. If an athlete scratches from an event, they will not be allowed to compete in a subsequent event.


7. All entries and final declarations are due by 11:59 AM on Sunday April 12th, 2015.
8. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Vanderbilt University. No money orders.


9. There will be a descending order performance list that automatically updates available to view on Direct Athletics.



ENTRY GUIDELINES

The following performances are to serve as entry guidelines. Lesser performances than those listed in the table below rarely, but sometimes, make the meet. Meeting these guidelines does not guarantee entry into the meet.


Event -- Girls, Boys

100m -- 12.75, 11.25

200m -- 26.50, 22.50

400m -- 1:00.00, 51.00

800m -- 2:23.00, 1:59.50

1600m -- 5:24.00, 4:40.00

3200m -- 12:15.00, 10:10.00

100m/110m Hurdles -- 16.25, 16.50

300m Hurdles -- 48.00, 43.00

High Jump -- 5ʼ0", 5ʼ10"

Pole Vault -- 9ʼ6", 11ʼ

Long Jump -- 15ʼ9", 19ʼ6"

Triple Jump -- 34ʼ6", 40ʼ

Shot -- 35ʼ, 41ʼ

Discus -- 120ʼ, 128ʼ

4 x 100m Relay -- 50.00, 44.50

4 x 400m Relay -- 4:12.00, 3:40.00



Team Scoring: We will have team scoring, with separate competitions for girls and boys. 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points will be awarded for 1st through 8th place.



Questions: Email Meet Director Mike Ham at VanderbiltTrackOfficials@gmail.com

PREVIOUS GREAT 8RESULTS:2014l2013l2012



Important information regarding spikes on the Vanderbilt track:

Athletes will not run if you do not comply with these rules:

• The use of 1/4" pyramid spikes will be strictly enforced

• NO NEEDLE SPIKES OR CHRISTMAS TREE SPIKES ALLOWED

• No permanent spike shoes allowed

• Shoes will be checked at last call in the Clerk Area and prior to getting on the track
Previous Great 8 Results
2014 Results | 2013 Results | 2012 Results SPECTATORS

There will be a $5 admission charge for all spectators. Children under the age of 12 admitted free. Coaches will receive passes with their competition packet.



2015 GREAT 8 MEET SCHEDULE (Track opens at 5 p.m.)


Field Events

6 p.m. Pole Vault, Girls then boys (opening heights: 9ʼ/11ʼ)

6p.m.Shot, Girls then boys

6p.m.Long Jump, Girls then boys (4 attempts)

7p.m.High Jump, Girls then boys (Opening heights: 4ʼ10"/5ʼ8ʼ)

7:30p.m.Discus, Girls then boys

7:45p.m.Triple Jump, Girls then boys (4 attempts)

Track Events

6:30p.m. 4 x 100m Relay, Girls then boys

6:40p.m. 1600m, Girls then boys

7:00p.m. 110m Hurdles

7:10p.m. 100m Hurdles

7:20p.m. 100m, Girls then boys

7:30p.m. 400m, Girls then boys

7:45p.m. 300m Hurdles, Girls then boys

8:00p.m. 800m, Girls then boys

8:10p.m. 200m, Girls then boys

8:20p.m. Girls 3200m

8:35p.m. Boys 3200m

8:50p.m. 4 x 400m Relay, Girls then boys



Important information regarding spikes on the Vanderbilt Track

Athletes will not run if you do not comply with these rules
• The use of 1/4" pyramid spikes will be strictly enforced
• NO NEEDLE SPIKES OR CHRISTMAS TREE SPIKES ALLOWED
• No permanent spike shoes allowed
• Shoes will be checked at last call in the Clerk Area and prior to getting on the track




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