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The following links are designed to provide information to teams and athletes that will compete in track & field competitions hosted by Vanderbilt University on Vanderbilt Track Complex during the 2014 outdoor season. The Commodore meet staff will update the information below as often as needed leading up to each event. Should you have questions about a meet, including scheduling, acceptance into a meet and any other general questions, please contact our meet direction staff below.


MEET DIRECTOR: Steve Keith | email | (615) 330-4300

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Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational 

Date: January 24-25, 2014

Meet Info: Vanderbilt Invitational Final Schedule Get Acrobat Reader | Vanderbilt Invitational Meet Info Get Acrobat Reader | Vanderbilt Invitational Start List Get Acrobat Reader

Registration: Direct Athletics -- entries open 01/03 @ 12:00 AM and close 01/21 @ 11:59 PM. Entry fee is $350 per gender... $25 per individual less than a full team (14)... $25 for unattached.

FACILITY:
300 Meter Mondo Super X 720...radius 87' 8" (26.5m)...exterior HJ, PV, LJ/TJ, SP/WT
Vanderbilt Student Rec Center: 2700 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37235

INVITED SCHOOLS: Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Memphis, MTSU, Mississippi, Miss State, UAB (w), Western KY, Vanderbilt (w)... (11 women's teams / 9 men's teams)

SCHEDULE:
2-Day schedule: Friday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM (approx.)
Facility will be open for pre-meet warmup at 3:00 PM on Friday and 8:30 AM on Saturday.
Tentative schedule is attached. Final schedule revision will be sent out prior to meet.

FORMAT:
Running Events: unlimited entry, two-section final in 60/60H, all other events run as sections versus time (fast to slow). We will use lanes 1-6 for 60/60H and 2-6 for the 200 meters and 400.
Field Events: limited entry of three (3) per field event up to a 2-flight maximum (2x16) per event. With allowable room, additional entries will be considered by meet management. Minimums will be used in the horizontal jumps and throws. Opening heights, progressions and minimums are posted at the end of this meet info sheet.

ENTRY INFO:
On-line via Direct Athletics...entries open 01/03 @ 12:00 AM and close 01/21 @ 11:59 PM.
Entry fee is $350 per gender...$25 per individual less than a full team (14)...$25 for unattached.

UNNATTACHED / OPEN:
A limited number of "high level" open athletes will be accepted as field sizes will allow.
For consideration please contact Clark Humphreys - email

ADMISSION: $5 admission (each day) for spectators...athletes, coaches and staff admitted with wrist band.

TEAM CAMP / WARMUP:
Team camp is located in the infield area inside of the fencing. Warmup is allowed around the team area and inside the oval along with the backstretch when the oval is not in use.

PARKING:
Please use lot #75, directly across from the outdoor track, off of Natchez Trace for parking and team drop-off. Teams can access the Indoor facility by walking past the outdoor track and entering the Rec Center at the designated doors.

PACKET PICKUP:
Packet pickup will be available on the second floor of the indoor facility. Coach's hospitality will also be located on the second floor, accessible by stairs or elevator off of the entrance foyer.

SPIKE CHECK / CLERK:
We will clerk the running events and check spikes at a designated table within the team camp area. Hip number dispersal will take place at this location. Field Event competitors are asked to check-in at their respective venues. Spike type/length is limited to a maximum of 1/4" pyramid spikes. No other type of spikes (pins or Christmas trees) will be allowed!

CHECK-IN:
Running Events: please be at your respective start line 15' prior to scheduled start.
Field Events: check-in at your respective venue 60' prior to scheduled start.

WEIGH-IN:
Implements will be weighed and certified at our storage area near the start of the sprint straight. Weigh-ins will open two hours prior to each event and close one hour before each scheduled start.

FOOD / DRINK:
Only water and bottled electrolyte drinks will be allowed on the infield. We ask that all teams please use the concourse area for their snacks and meals. This will be strictly enforced. There will be tables/chairs available to accommodate the teams in the foyer / concourse area for this use.

TRAINERS: Please contact Kim Johnston; (615) 715-8425 kimberly.johnston@vanderbilt.edu (Training room is located near the middle of back straight.)

RESULTS: vucommodores.com and live results at www.CFPITiming.com

HEIGHT PROGRESSIONS:
M-HJ...Open at 1.95, 2.00. 2.05, 2.10, 2.15, 2.18, 2.21, 2.24, 2.27
W-HJ...Open at 1.61, 1.66, 1.71, 1.76, 1.79, 1.82, 1.85, 1.88, 1.91
M-PV...Open at 4.30, 4.45, 4.60, 4.75, 4.90, 5.05, 5.20, 5.30, 5.40
W-PV...Open at 3.40, 3.55, 3.70, 3.85, 3.95, 4.05, 4.15, 4.25, 4.35
Note: these heights can be revisited with recommendations from coaches

MINIMUM MARKS:
M-LJ...6.50m (21' 3")
W-LJ...5.30m (17' 4")
M-TJ...board at 12.5m (41')...runway to board 42.5m (140')
W-TJ...board at 11.0m (36')...runway to board 44m (145')

No exceptions. Due to the limitations of our facility and our proposed time schedule, and in an effort to ensure a timely and efficient competition, meet management reserves the right to make the following adjustments in the conduct of the competition: entry limitations (specifically in the pole vault and discus) and progressive starting heights. Entry fee is $20 per athlete up to $300 per men's and women's team. Make checks payable to Vanderbilt University. No personal checks or money orders. 



Vanderbilt Black & Gold 

Date: March 28-29, 2014

Meet Info: Black & Gold Meet Info | Final Schedule | Start List

Registration: Direct Athletics -- TBA

Per NCAA rules, the meet will be scored in two divisions for both the men and women - Division I and All Others Divisions - with the top 8 places accruing points in the traditional 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 format for each event within each division.

No exceptions. Due to the limitations of our facility and our proposed time schedule, and in an effort to ensure a timely and efficient competition, meet management reserves the right to make the following adjustments in the conduct of the competition: entry limitations (specifically in the pole vault and discus) and progressive starting heights. Entry fee is $30 per athlete and $450 per men's and women's team. Make checks payable to Vanderbilt University. No personal checks or money orders.  



2014 Great 8 High School Invitational

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - Vanderbilt Track Complex - Nashville, Tenn.

Admission: $5

Meet Director: Dave Milner, email: dave@tnrunning.org

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 Vanderbiltʼs 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.


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.

A few notes:

1. Do not submit false or projected seeding performances; they will be rejected. Seed marks should be actual performances from a 2013 outdoor meet or a 2014 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 athletesʼ 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 doesnʼt really 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 12:00pm on Sunday April 12th, 2014.

8. If paying by check, please make checks payable to Vanderbilt University. No personal checks or 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.

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


NEW IN 2014
1. Relays: For the first time in the meetʼs history, we will have a 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relay. These events will bookend the track action.

2. Team Scoring: For the first time in the meetʼs history, we will have team scoring, with separate competitions for girls and boys. 8 points will be awarded for 1st place, down to 1 point for 8th place.

3. A Full color Digital Meet Program will be available for spectators and coaches to scan on their Smartphones/iPads

Questions? Email Meet Director Dave Milner at dave@tnrunning.org


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



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.

New in 2014! A Full color Digital Meet Program will be available for spectators and coaches to scan on their Smartphones/iPads.


2014 GREAT 8 MEET SCHEDULE
Track open at 5:00pm

Field Events
6:00pm Pole Vault, Girls then boys (opening heights: 9ʼ/11ʼ)
6:00pm Shot, Girls then boys
6:00pm Long Jump, Girls then boys (4 attempts)
7:00pm High Jump, Girls then boys (Opening heights: 4ʼ10"/5ʼ8ʼ)
7:30pm Discus, Girls then boys
7:45pm Triple Jump, Girls then boys (4 attempts)

Track Events
6:30pm: 4 x 100m Relay, Girls then boys (NEW!)
6:40pm: 1600m, Girls then boys
7:00pm: 110m Hurdles
7:10pm: 100m Hurdles
7:20pm: 100m, Girls then boys
7:30pm: 400m, Girls then boys
7:45pm: 300m Hurdles, Girls then boys
8:00pm: 800m, Girls then boys
8:10pm: 200m, Girls then boys
8:20pm: Girls 3200m
8:35pm: Boys 3200m
8:50pm: 4 x 400m Relay, Girls then boys (NEW!)

Registration
Please go to www.directathletics.com

Previous Great 8 Results
2013 Results | 2012 Results | 2011 Results | 2010 Results


vucommodores.com/greateight





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.



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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