Track & Field Invitational Slated for Friday, Jan. 24 at the WATTS
Meet: Open non-scoring NCAA sanctioned indoor track and field competition.
Time: Friday – High Jump Event begins at 1 p.m. | Field events begin at 2 p.m. | Running Events tentative begin at 2 p.m.
Timing: Fully automatic Finish Lynx system
Location: The Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on the YSU campus. The WATTS 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, protective netting, a training room and locker rooms.
GPS address: 651 Elm St. | Youngstown, OH 44555
Entries: Entries are due by Tuesday, Jan. 21 by 7 p.m., consisting of event entries with best marks from the previous year or realistic projected marks. 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. Also, please limit FIVE athletes per event. If you have an event with more than five quality athletes, please call Brian Gorby at (330) 519-7591 to get permission for entry.
**Note: Please check YSUsports.com after the entry deadline for changes or adjustments to the meet time schedule!
Entry Limitations: Due to time limitations, we have been required to put restrictions on the horizontal jumps. Please adhere to the following entry limitations:
Men LJ: 20-6 | Women LJ: 15-10
Men TJ: 40-0 | Women TJ: 30-0
Internet Entry Lists: Final entry lists will be posted on our website, YSUsports.com, on Thursday, Jan. 23. Please check to make sure your athletes are entered correctly. If there are mistakes or scratches, please email Josh.Klein@deltatiming.com.
Entry Fees: $250 per each team, men or women, consisting of 20-or-more individuals in unlimited events, or $10 per individual event entry.
TEAMS pay in the traditional manner by bringing a check, made payable to Youngstown State University Track & Field, or cash the day of the competition.
INDIVIDUALS will pay with cash or check. $10 per each event entry.
Spikes: ONLY 1/4 inch or shorter pyramid spikes will be allowed and all spikes will be checked prior to events. NO pin or needle spikes, spike elements, or any other type of spike will be allowed.
High Jump: All high jump competitions will be conducted on the Mondo surface.
Sections/Heats/Flights: Flights will be seeded by distance with best marks in the latest sections/flights.
Finals in field events will consist of the top nine marks from the qualifying rounds.
The only finals on the track will be the 60m and 60m hurdles, with a 1 section final consisting of eight athletes per heat final with the hot heat first. All other races will be run as sections against time with the fastest heats being run first.
Implement Weigh-In: 30 minutes prior to event at event site.