2019    NSCIF TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dear Coach:

 

West Valley High School is proud to be hosting the 2019 Northern Section Track and Field Championships at West Valley High School.  The meet will feature the top qualifiers in each varsity event. At stake, will be State CIF Championship berths to the top athlete in each event.  Should you have any questions after reading through the information sheets, you may contact Scott Fairley at (530) 243-4331 (home) or (530) 604-6088 (cell).

 

DATE:              Friday, May 17, 2019

PLACE:             West Valley High School

TIME:               Field Events – 3:00 PM   Running Events:  6:00 PM   (see schedule below)

DIVISIONS:      Varsity Girls and Boys

QUALIFERS:     Qualifiers from Divisional Championships

                        Division 1        SR-EAL/WSL Meet                 1         

                        Division 2        NAL/BVL Meet                       1

                        Division 3        SVL/MVL Meet                       1

                        Division 4        SCL/MtVL/EL Meet                 1

                        At-Large          (next best qualifiers)              4 or number needed to fill the event

 

AT-LARGE QUALIFICATION:

The At-Large athlete who may qualify for the NSCIF Finals will be selected in the following manner.  The NSCIF Championship Meet Director will determine the next 4 best marks from the 4 divisions and the athletes holding those marks will be designated as the At-Large Qualifiers.  In the 800m, 1600m and 3200m, the next 8 best marks will become the At-Large Qualifiers.  After the At-Large competitors are selected, a list of the next six best performances will become alternates.

 

ALTERNATE PARTICIPATION:

In the NSCIF Finals, a qualifier who may decide not to compete provides a vacancy for a replacement.  If a divisional champion makes a decision not to compete in an event by Tuesday at 6:00pm, their open spot may be filled by the next place winner from their division.  The coach of that athlete must promptly get in touch with the meet director, and the coach of the athlete with the next best mark.  If that athlete declines the invitation, then the original coach must notify the next best alternate’s coach and so on.  This process must take place by Tuesday at 6:00pm, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by an athlete from the best performance list.

 

If a qualifier decides on the day of the meet not to compete, the vacancy will be filled with the next best mark, regardless of division.  For ties in races run in lanes, a flip of the coin will decide the replacement.  For a tie in the field events, all tied alternates will enter the competition.  Six alternates will be listed in the meet program and serves to provide the names of the pool of replacements.  In order for the alternates to be eligible to fill a vacancy, they must report to the Clerk of the Course for track events and to the Event Judge for field events.  This must be done no earlier than one hour before nor later than 10 minutes before the event.

 

 

RELAY TEAMS:

Relays may be made up of any athlete on the teams’ league championship roster.  Frosh/Soph athletes are eligible to compete with the varsity team on relays at the NSCIF Meet and State Meet after the Frosh/Soph season concludes with the Divisional Meets.

 

EVENT SEEDING:

Events will be seeded on Sunday, May 12 (12PM – 5PM).  Information for At-Large berths and lane assignments will be posted at the following website:  http://www.westvalleytrack.net or call Scott Fairley on Sunday evening at (530) 243-4331.  Event sheets will be sent by way of athletic.net.

 

SCRATCHES:

A coaches meeting will be held in the bleachers below the press box at 2:15PM.   There will be a second scratch meeting at 5:15PM for those arriving later.  All scratches should be reported at that time.

 

AWARDS and AWARDS PRESENTATION:

Individual custom made medals will be given to the top 5 athletes in each event.  The athletes will be escorted by an official to the awards stand immediately after their event has concluded for the presentation of their award.  At the end of the meet, the Bob Russell Award for the Most Outstanding Boy and

Girl Athlete and the Norm Mackenzie Sportsmanship Award winners will be announced and awarded.

 

INCLUSIVE EVENTS:

The NSCIF Finals will provide, pending entries for the events, Wheelchair and Ambulatory running and field events in the 100M, 400M, and Shot Put.   Coaches who have an athlete who would like to enter and compete are to email Scott Fairley at sbfairley@charter.net as soon as possible.

 

COACHES & POLE VAULT COACHING BOX:  

A coaching box will be designated for the pole vault for the coaches who have direct coaching responsibilities for that specific event.  All other coaches must remain off the field.  Coaches in the boxes must be wearing a green wristband provided by Meet Management.  The coaching box is considered an unrestricted area where video may viewed between the coach and performing athlete.  Once the venue has concluded its competition, the coaches must exit the field.

 

TRIPLE JUMP BOARDS:

Triple jump boards will be set at 24’ and 30’girls/34’ and 38’ boys.  No additional boards may be added.

 

ATHLETES:

Athletes must stay off the track and infield during the meet until they are called to report to their event. 

 

SPIKES:

The track and runways at West Valley are all-weather.  Spikes must be 3/16” pyramid spikes or shorter must be used.  Spikes are available for purchase at the ticket booth located at the front gate.

 

MARKING MATERIALS ON TRACK AND RUNWAYS:

Athletic tape is the preferred marking material for the track and runways.  Chalk and duct tape may not be used. 

 

 

REPORTING FOR YOUR EVENT(S):

Athletes for running events are to report to the Clerk of the Course tent located near the start line of the 100M at the northeast corner of the stadium.  Athletes may report no earlier than 1 hour nor later than 10 minutes before the scheduled start of their event. 

RUNNERS ARE NOT TO REPORT DIRECTLY TO THE STARTING/FINISHING LINE. 

Field event athletes are to report to the site of the field venue when called.  If a runner or field event athlete does not report, they will be scratched and an alternate will be assigned in their place.

 

LANES:

West Valley High School has an eight lane track.  Contestants are to stay in their lanes after a race has concluded until the Finish Judge has selected all place winners.

 

 

The 800, 1600, 3200 runners (12 in number) will start in alleys (each alley on a waterfall line).

The assignment of lanes in each alley are as follows:

                        The outer alley will be staged –

                        Runner/lane   1/8,   2/7,   3/6,   4/5,                 

                        The inner alley will be staged –

                        Runner/lane   5/8,   6/7,   7/6,   8/5,   9/4,   10/3, 11/2, 12/1

           

                        The inner alley may be used to accommodate additional runners

                        using lanes 1 through 8.

 

FIELD EVENTS:

There will be six trials/attempts for each athlete in the field events of the horizontal jumps, discus, and shot put.  The best of the six will count as the ending mark for each athlete.

 

ATHLETES DOUBLING IN EVENTS:

When an athlete is competing in more than one event at the same period of time, the following procedure must be followed.  When there is a need to check out from ongoing event, the athlete must do so with the flight coordinator first (one calling the athletes UP).  At that time, the official will check with the athlete to see that the time is appropriate, and if so, will release the athlete to their other event.  The athlete is expected to return as close to 10 minutes as is possible in order to continue with the original competition. 

 

TRIAL TIME FOR FIELD EVENTS:

The time for field event trials will be strictly enforced.  One minute is given for all events with the additional time (3 min) given for the vertical jumps when only 3 or fewer remain in competition.   With one athlete remaining in the vertical jumps, that time will be 5 minutes.  The athlete must initiate their trial by this time.

 

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES FOR IMPLEMENTS:

The shot and discus will be weighed in and marked prior to 2:45PM.  Weights and Measures is located under the main grandstands.

 

POLE VAULT WEIGHT VERIFICATION:

Coaches are required to verify by signature on a CIF PV Verification form, the weight of their athlete and provide the pole suited for their vaulter’s weight.  Coaches must accompany their athletes to the site to complete this process.  The inspection of poles will take place during the warm up period.

 

RESTRICTED AND UNRESTRICTED AREAS – VIDEO USE BETWEEN COACH AND ATHLETE:

Video use between an athlete and their coach is allowed but only in unrestricted areas of the stadium.

An athlete may visit with their coach and view video of their performance only at the Coaches’ Boxes, an unrestricted area.  All other areas within the stadium are restricted from sharing of video while the competition is being conducted.  Coaches' boxes will be designated as the area along the rail adjacent the field event.

 

STARTING HEIGHTS & INCREMENT PROGRESSIONS:

The starting heights in the High Jump will be set 2” or one increment below the best mark of the lowest qualifier.  The starting height for the pole vault will be set at 6” or one increment below the best mark of the lowest qualifier.  Increments will increase by 2” in the HJ and 6” in the PV.  When the competition has 3 athletes remaining in competition, the increments will become 1” for the HJ and 3” for the PV.  When one athlete remains in competition, that athlete may choose the increment they desire.

 

NORM MACKENZIE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:

The NSCIF will recognize one male and one female track and/or field athlete for the Norm Mackenzie Sportsmanship Award at the Championship Meet.  The following criteria will be used for their selection:

·        A senior athlete who will be competing at the NSCIF Finals

·        A senior athlete who receives a nomination(s) from coaches by mail/phone/email to Scott Fairley prior to Monday, May 13

The selection will be made by a committee consisting of the NSCIF Track and Field Commissioner and the four Championship Meet Directors.  A plaque will be presented to the winners at the end of the NSCIF Finals.

 

CONCESSIONS:

There will be food and beverage available at the concession stand which will be operating at the meet.

 

ADMISSION:

There will be an admission charge of $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and senior citizens.  Only CIF Lifetime passes, media passes, and NSCIF Playoff passes will be accepted.

 

UNIFORMS:

Uniforms and shoes must conform to the rules as stated in the 2019 National Federation of High Schools Rulebook (Rule 4, Section 3, Article 1).  Especially note that relay team members shall look like they are from the same school through predominant color, school logo and color combinations of all outer garments.

 

WEATHER:

The meet will be held RAIN or SHINE.  Weather with thunder and lightning will call into use an established

CIF plan for injury prevention.

 

COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS:

Commemorative T-Shirts will be on sale throughout the meet.  There will be a limited supply, so buy early.

 

RELAY BATONS:

Relay batons will be supplied by Meet Management

 

FINISHLYNX:

The FINISHLYNX system will be used to time and to video-record the finish of all races.

 

GOVERNING RULES FOR PREPARING AND CONDUCTING THE NSCIF MEET:

The meet will be conducted under the rules of the current edition of the National Federation of High School Rulebook, State CIF Rules/Guidelines, and the NSCIF Track and Field Handbook.

 

QUESTIONS / CONCERNS / PROTESTS:

A system is in place to manage the above issues.  If an issue arises in regard to the management and conduct of the meet, your questions will be welcomed and be addressed by the Track Commissioner, Scott Fairley, who will be located at the middle of the field in the tented area.  If an athlete or coach has a concern over a mark or a foul call during the competition, the concern should be addressed immediately by the athlete or coach with the Head Event Official.  If the Head Event Official does not satisfactorily address the issue, the mark should be preserved and be moved to the Meet Referee.  If no resolution occurs at that level, then it will be moved to the Jury of Appeals for resolution.

 

MEET SEEDING AND RESULTS:

The Seeding documents and later the Results of the Meet will be available at: http://www.westvalleytrack.net

Seeding will be available on Monday, May 13.   On the day of the Championships, the results will be posted immediately on-line after each event to the website above.  The results will also be placed on athletic.net.

  

NSCIF TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ORDER OF EVENTS

FIELD EVENTS

EVENT # 1                3:00                GIRLS HIGH JUMP with Ambulatory athletes

EVENT # 2                3:00                GIRLS SHOT PUT

EVENT # 3                3:00                BOYS DISCUS

EVENT # 4                3:30                GIRLS TRIPLE JUMP (RUNWAY - 2)

EVENT # 5                3:00                BOYS LONG JUMP (RUNWAY - 1)

EVENT # 6                3:00                BOYS POLE VAULT

EVENT # 7                4:00                BOYS HIGH JUMP

EVENT # 8                4:00                GIRLS DISCUS

EVENT # 9                4:00                BOYS SHOT PUT

EVENT #10               4:00                BOYS TRIPLE JUMP (RUNWAY - 2)

EVENT #11               4:00                GIRLS LONG JUMP (RUNWAY - 1)

EVENT #12               5:00                GIRLS POLE VAULT

RUNNING EVENTS

EVENT #13               6:00                GIRLS 4 X 100 METER RELAY

EVENT #14               6:04                BOYS 4 X 100 METER RELAY

EVENT #15               6:10                GIRLS 1600 METERS

EVENT #16               6:20                BOYS 1600 METERS

EVENT #17               6:30                GIRLS 100 M HIGH HURDLES

EVENT #18               6:37                BOYS 110 M HIGH HURDLES

EVENT #19               6:44                GIRLS 400 METERS

EVENT #20               6:50                BOYS 400 METERS

                                    6:57                AMBULATORY 100 METERS

EVENT #21               7:00                GIRLS 100 METERS

EVENT #22               7:06                BOYS 100 METERS

EVENT #23               7:12                GIRLS 800 METERS

EVENT #24               7:19                BOYS 800 METERS

EVENT #25               7:26                GIRLS 300 M LOW HURDLES

EVENT #26               7:34                BOYS 300 M INTERMEDIATE HURDLES

EVENT #27               7:42                GIRLS 200 METERS

EVENT #28               7:48                BOYS 200 METERS

EVENT #29               7:54                GIRLS 3200 METERS

EVENT #30               8:12                BOYS 3200 METERS

EVENT #31               8:26                GIRLS 4 X 400 METER RELAY

EVENT #32               8:37                BOYS 4 X 400 METER RELAY

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