YSU College Invitational Information | Jan. 18

Dylan Latone
Dylan Latone

Youngstown State University YSU College Invitational at the WATTS | Friday, January 18

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. 15 by 9 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.

Direct Athletics

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, January 17. 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.

Tentative Running Events ROLLING 

All Races will be on a ROLLING schedule, Women first followed by Men (except the 60M Hurdle Final)

12:30 p.m. Women 5,000m
Men 5,000m
Women 60m Hurdles Semifinals
Men 60m Hurdles Semifinals
Women 60m Semifinals
Men 60m Semifinals
Women Mile Run 
Men Mile Run 
Women 400m Dash 
Men 400m Dash 
Men 60m Hurdles Finals
Women 60m Hurdles Final 
Women 60m Final 
Men 60m Final
Women 800m
Men 800m
Women 200m
Men 200m
Women 3,000m
Men 3,000m
Women 4x400m Relay 
Men 4x400m Relay

Tentative Field Events

12:30 p.m. Women High Jump, Unseeded group 
Men High Jump to follow, Unseeded group 
Women High Jump to follow, Seeded group
Men High Jump to Follow, Seeded group

1 p.m., Women's Weight Throw, top 9 to finals
Men's Weight throw to follow, top 9 to finals

1 p.m., Men's Shot Put, top 9 to finals
Women's Shot Put to follow, top 9 to finals

1 p.m., Women's Pole Vault, one group
Men's Pole Vault to follow, Seeded group 
Men's Pole Vault to follow, unseeded group 

2 p.m., Women's Long Jump, top 9 to finals
Women's Triple Jump to follow, top 9 to finals

2 p.m., Men's Long Jump, top 9 to finals
Women's Triple Jump to follow, top 9 to finals