YSU College Invitational Information | Jan. 20

Amber Eles
Amber Eles

Youngstown State University YSU College Invitational at the WATTS

Friday, Jan. 20

List of participating schools: Ashland, Blufton, Cedarville, Clarion, Charleston (W.Va.), Geneva, Malone, Lake Erie College, Notre Dame (Ohio), Northern Kentucky, Ohio Dominican, Ohio University (Women) Pitt-Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Point Park, Robert Morris (Women), Slippery Rock, St. Vincent, Walsh, Wheeling Jesuit and Youngstown State.

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, four batting cages, protective netting, a training room and locker rooms.

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

Entries: Entries are due by Tuesday, Jan. 17 by 7 p.m., consisting of event entries with best marks from the previous meets 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 text Brian Gorby at (330) 519-7591 or email Josh.Klein@deltatiming.com  the athletes names & their event performances & YSU meet management will try to accommodate the couple additional entry's.

**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 Long Jump: 20-6 | Women Long Jump: 15-10

Men Triple Jump: 40-0 | Women Triple Jump: 30-0

Internet Entry Lists: Final entry lists will be posted on our website, YSUsports.com, on Thursday, Jan. 19. Please check to make sure your athletes are entered correctly. If there are mistakes or scratches, please email Josh.Klein@deltatiming.com.

Entry Fees: $300 per each team, men or women are considered separate teams. A team is defined of  10 or-more individuals.

TEAMS pay in the traditional manner by bringing a check, please make payable to Youngstown State University Track & Field, or cash the day of the competition.

INDIVIDUALS/UNATTACHED  will be charged $ 10 per event individual entry & individual relay of 4 runners will be $ 28. Individuals will pay with cash or check at the door the day of the meet. 

All Unattached must email Josh Klein at Josh.Klein@deltatiming.com a request to enter the YSU meet with event, performance, date & YSU meet management will reply back on acceptance or non acceptance based on event limits. Unattached will not enter on Direct Athletics. Please email Josh Klein.

Spikes: ONLY 1/4 inch or shorter pyramid spikes will be allowed and all spikes will be checked prior to events at hip number table. 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 following track events will have preliminary qualifying rounds & a final in the  60m and 60m hurdles. 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 the Throws area.

Running Events will tentatively begin at 1 p.m. 

Field Events are set to start at 2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m. - High Jump Women – Men to follow
3 p.m. - Pole Vault
3:30 p.m. - Weight Throw Men - Women to follow
3:30 p.m. - Shot Put Women – Men to follow
3:30 p.m. - Men's Long Jump–Triple Jump to follow 20 minutes upon completion of Long Jump
3:30 p.m. - Women's Long Jump–Triple Jump follow 20 minutes upon completion of Long Jump
4 p.m. - Men's Heptathlon

Tentative RUNNING EVENTS | 1 p.m.

Rolling Time Schedule 
Women's 5,000 meters (2 Sections)
Men's 5,000 meters (2 sections)
Women's 60m Hurdles - Prelims
Men's 60m Hurdles - Prelims
Women's 60m Dash - Prelims
Men's 60m Dash - Prelims
Women's Mile Run
Men's Mile Run
Women's 400m Dash
Men's 400m Dash
Men's 60m Hurdles - Finals
Women's 60m Hurdles - Final
Men's 60m Dash - Final
Women's 60m Dash - Final
Women's 800m Run
Men's 800m Run

Women's 200m Dash
Men's 200m Dash
Women's 3,000m Run (2 Sections)
Men's 3,000m Run (2 Sections)
Women's 4x400m Relay
Men's 4x400m Relay