WATTS Track & Field Meet Information

Please go to Direct Athletics, sign up for a user name and password, and navigate to the YSU page to complete entries. The first 1,100 entries will be accepted. Any questions should be directed to either YSU head coach Brian Gorby at (330) 519-7591 or bdgorby@ysu.edu or Josh Klein at Delta Timing at Josh.Klein@deltatiming.com.

2016-17 SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

Jan. 7, 2017 - Open/High School Meet 1 | Final Results

Jan. 20, 2017 - YSU Invitational (Collegiate) | Accepted Entries | Heat Sheets

Jan. 21, 2017 - Open/High School Meet 2 | Accepted Entries | Meet Program

Feb. 3-4, 2017 - YSU National Invitational (Collegiate)

Feb. 11, 2017 - Open/High School Meet 3

Feb. 18, 2017 - Open/High School Meet 4

Feb. 23, 2017 - PAC Championships

Feb. 25-26, 2017 - Horizon League Championships

OPEN/HIGH SCHOOL MEET GENERAL INFORMATION

THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION OR "WALK UP" REGISTRATION AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINES.

Entries: All entries will be done on-line at www.directathletics.com. Please visit the Direct Athletics website at your earliest convenience in order to familiarize yourself with how the entry process works.

**Note: Entries will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

Youngstown State reserves the right to close entries for any and all events based on pre-registration applications and facility limitations. Please do not contact meet management to allow you into an event once an event is filled. If spots open up due to a scratch online, the system will allow you to attempt to put your athlete in.

Entry Deadlines: Entries for all meets will close on the Tuesday preceding the meet at 8 p.m. Please see schedule below.

Individual Entry Fees: $10 per event, per athlete. Three events = $30. Limit three individual events. Entries by a team of up to 19 individual entries will be treated as an individual entry fee. A team relay is an additional cost of $28 in addition to the $10 individual event entry fee. An individual relay entry will be $7 of $28 for a squad.

Team Entry Fees: For teams of 20 individual event entries, the entry fee will be $220. For teams of 30 individual event entries, the entry fee will be $260. For teams of 40 individual event entries, the entry fee is $280. For teams of 50 individual event entries, the entry fee will be $300. Limit of 60 individual event entries per team. A relay is considered as four individual entries and will be $28. Men's and Women's are separate entry fees per gender for separate teams.

The Open Meet Entries on Direct Athletics will be capped. The first 1,500 Meet Individual Entries to enter will be accepted. Please sign up quickly as the entries will fill up fast. It will be first-come, first-served to fill the 1,500 entry limit.

The maximum entries per team/individual, per event will be five max team/individual entries in each event and maximum relays per team will be two (an A and B Relay).

YSU High School Event entry limits for each female and male division: 60 meter (60) 200m (60) 400m (48) 800 (48) 1600m (60) 3200m (60)  Weight Throw (20) Shot Put (40) Long Jump (40) Triple Jump (30) High Jump (30) Pole Vault (25). These events will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the event limit is reached online on the Direct Athletics website.

Youngstown State University's goal is to make the high school meets to fit within a 6-7 hour fast, efficient time schedule to make it easier on athletes and coaches.

  • TEAMS pay in the traditional manner by bringing a check, made payable to Youngstown State University Track and Field, or cash the day of the competition.
  • INDIVIDUALS will pay with cash or check at the designated area in the WATTS.

All registration must take place on-line at www.directathletics.com.

Late Registration: NO LATE REGISTRATION or WALK-UP REGISTRATION! The entry deadline is the Tuesday prior to the meet at 8 p.m.

Make checks payable to: Youngstown State University Track and Field.

Internet Entry Lists: Final entry lists will be posted on ysusports.com on the Thursday before the meet. Please check to make sure your athletes are entered correctly. If there are mistakes, please email Josh Klein at Josh.Klein@deltatiming.com to correct them.

800/1,600/3,200 Entries: You may ONLY enter an athlete in TWO of the three possible distance events.

Medical Forms/Hold Harmless and Release forms: EACH participant needs to have this Youngstown State University issued form completed with parent and/or guardian signatures. Without this form they will be unable to participate in the meet. Coaches, please make copies of the form for your athletes. Bring form(s) with you to each meet, DO NOT FAX! Forms are available by clicking here.

Seeding: Running events will be seeded based on entry times. Please be realistic with your entry marks. Athletes entered without a seed time will be placed in a slow heat or be assigned a lane at the meet manager's discretion.  Meet management reserves the right to adjust seed marks based on the OAT-CCC performance list.  Please put marks that are valid.

Field Events: All field events will be seeded and put in flights.

Spikes: Athletes may use the ¼" pyramid style spikes in all events. NO OTHER SPIKES WILL BE PERMITTED. An official will be checking all spikes prior to the event. Athletes having the wrong spikes will be disqualified from the event. If you have any questions, please inquire prior to the start of the meet.

Starting Blocks: Will be available at the athletes' choice in the 60m hurdles, 60m dash, 200m dash and 400m dash.

Throwing Implements: Throwers can only use their shot put and weight throw implements. YSU implements will not be available.

Automatic Timing: Each athlete will receive Finish Lynx fully-automatic timing to the hundredth of a second in each race they run. Timing is provided by Delta Timing Group, and results will be available live on www.deltatiming.com.

Refunds: No refunds for any event scratches the day of the meet. You are paying for your final entries as of the entry deadline. The last day to scratch is the entry deadline on Tuesday prior to the meet. Any scratches after the deadline will result in forfeiture of refund.

**Please Note: No switching or adding events the day of the meet.**

Results: Results will be available live on www.deltatiming.com.

Sign-In: Sign-in (paying fees and handling forms) will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through noon.

Check-In for events: Running events will check in at the check-in table AND with the clerk of the course. We will announce preliminary check in times in order to avoid running heats with open lanes. Please listen for these check-in times, even if you are competing in another event. Check in both at the preliminary check in AND with the clerk of the course to avoid being scratched and help us run an efficient meet.

Warm-Up periods for field events: General warm up is 30 minutes prior to start of event. Between flights will be a 10 minute warm up period.

Please be patient with the officials and meet managers. There are many entries resulting in multiple heats. Please listen for the calls for each race, and be on time when checking in prior to your event. This will help to keep the meet moving along as quickly as possible. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

If you are going to scratch from an event at the meet, please let the Clerk of the Course know so that we may condense heats whenever possible.

Please, no headphones. You must be able to hear when your event is called.

Admission: Admission for meets is $7 (13 and older) and $3 for children ages 5-12. Under five admitted free. Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: All YSU parking lots are FREE for the event. Public parking will be in the R-1 Lot across from the WATTS.

Concessions: A limited number of food items will be available along with Pepsi products.

Meet: Open, non-scoring OAT/CCC sanctioned indoor track & field competition.

Time: See schedules

Timing: Fully-automatic FinishLynx system, provided by Delta Timing Group.

Location/Facilities: Youngstown State University Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on YSU campus. The $12.3-million facility features a full-length Shaw Sportexe Power Blade HP+ synthetic turf system football field, a 300-meter state-of-the-art mondo track surface, two long-jump pits, a high-jump pit, four batting cages, protective netting, a training room and locker rooms.

GPS Address: 651 Elm St. | Youngstown, OH 44502

Field Events  

10 a.m. - Girls Shot Put in Weight Cage Ring A (Girls Weight Throw to follow upon completion of the Girls Shot Put & Boys Weight Throw to follow upon completion of Girls Weight Throw)

10 a.m. - Boys Shot Put in Ring B

10 a.m. - Girls Pole Vault (Boys to follow)

10 a.m. - Girls Long Jump (East Runway)

10 a.m. - Boys Long Jump (West Runway Closest to Entrance Door)

Girls Triple Jump to follow Girls Long Jump (East Runway) Boys Triple Jump to follow Boys Long Jump (West Runway Closest to Entrance Door)

Upon completion of the last race of the Boys 60m Prelims, Girls High Jump will start (Finish Line area on Track) Boys High Jump to follow

Running Events Time Schedule  (Starting at 10 a.m. ROLLING SCHEDULE)

Girls 60mH (Prelims)
Boys 60mH (Prelims)
Girls 60m (Prelims)
Boys 60m (Prelims)
Girls 4 x 800 Relay (1 Section Final Top 18 Entrys)
Boys 4 x 800 Relay (1 Section Final Top 18  Entrys)
Girls 4 x 200 Relay (4 sections Top 20 Entrys)
Boys 4 x 200 Relay (4 sections Top 20 Entrys)
Boys 60mH (Finals) (2 Section Final Top 16 Times Advance)
Girls 60mH (Finals) (2 Section Final Top 16 Times Advance)
Girls 60m (Finals) (2 Section Final Top 16 Times Advance)
Boys 60m (Finals) (2 Section Final Top 16 Times Advance)
Girls Mile Run
Boys Mile Run
Girls 400m
Boys 400m
Girls 800m
Boys 800m
Girls 200m
Boys 200m
Girls 3,200m
Boys 3,200m
Girls 4x400m Relay (4 sections Top 24 Entrys)
Boys 4x400m Relay (4 sections Top 24 Entrys)