TUESDAY, APRIL 19 2011
VANDERBILT TRACK COMPLEX
MEET DIRECTOR: CLARK HUMPHREYS
OFFICE PHONE: (615) 322-8328
Middle Tennessee’s best high school track & field athletes are invited to compete at the 2011 Great Eight High School Track & Field. All athletes from middle Tennessee1 who are eligible to compete for their high school under TSSAA rules are invited to enter, and the best eight athletes in each event, regardless of their classification (AAA, A-AA, or Div.II) will go head-to-head at the meet.
The entry deadline is Sunday, April 17 11:59pm
If you see awaiting verification next to athlete’s seed performance, you need to email the meet director and provide the date, venue, and name of the meet BEFORE the entry deadline. PLEASE review the meet information page. Only FAT marks will be considered for events up to and including 400m in length. I will provide one courtesy request for performance verification via e-mail. If a satisfactory response is not received before the entry deadline, that entry will be rejected.
Middle Tennessee’s best high school track & field athletes are invited to compete at the 2011 Great Eight High School Track & Field. All athletes from middle Tennessee1 who are eligible to compete for their high school under TSSAA rules are invited to enter, and the best eight athletes in each event, regardless of their classification (AAA, A-AA, or Div.II) will go head-to-head at the meet. All events will be finals.
Online registration will be open on Sunday, March 20, 2011. All meet entries must be submitted by each school’s track & field coach online at www.directathletics.com
Entry performances must be 2011 performances (indoor or outdoor) and the results must be available online for verification (you will be asked to supply a link). No “split times” or “estimations of ability” will be accepted, and track times for distances of 400m or less must be FAT (no hand times will be accepted). A descending order list of entries will be available at the meet website throughout the entry process. In the event of a tie between entry performances, the athlete whose entry was received first will be given preference. Online entry will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, April 17th. Athletes may enter and compete in a maximum of 3 events.
Important information regarding spikes on the Vanderbilt track:
ATHLETES WILL NOT RUN IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE RULES:
• The use of 1/4″ pyramid spikes will be strictly enforced
• NO NEEDLE OR CHRISTMAS TREE SPIKES ALLOWED
• No permanent spike shoes allowed
• Shoes will be checked at last call in the Clerk Area and prior to getting on the track
Scratching & Alternates
A coach may scratch an athlete from the meet entirely, or from an event (or events) on or before Monday, April 18th at 3:00pm. After that time, it will be assumed that each athlete intends to compete in all events entered. The top three alternates are invited to show up to the meet ready to compete. While we, of course, cannot guarantee they will get to compete, there are always scratches, and our aim is to have eight athletes compete in EVERY event. Alternates should check in as if they were competing. If an athlete has not checked in with the clerk 15 minutes before the start of their event they will be automatically scratched and their spot will be offered to the first alternate (who has checked in) in that event.
Entry fee is $10. Checks should be made payable to “Vanderbilt Track and Field.” Cash is okay too.
Winners in each event will receive a Great 8 t-shirt. The Male and Female Athletes of the Meet will receive a Backpack.
2011 Great 8 Meet Schedule
- 3:00pm: Boys’ Pole Vault (opening ht: 11′); Girls’ Long Jump
- 4:00pm: Boys’ High Jump (opening ht: 5’8″); Boys’ Discus & Long Jump; Girls’ Shot
- 4:15pm: Girls’ Pole Vault (opening ht: 8′); Girls’ High Jump (opening ht: 4 `10″)
- 4:45pm: Boys’ Shot; Girls’ Discus; Boys’ Triple Jump; Girls’ Triple Jump
- 5:30pm: Boys’ 110m hurdles
- 5:40pm: Girls’ 100m hurdles
- 5:50pm: Boys’ 1600m
- 6:00pm: Girls’ 1600m
- 6:10pm: Boys’ 100m
- 6:15pm: Girls’ 100m
- 6:20pm: Boys’ 400m
- 6:25pm: Girls’ 400m
- 6:35pm: Boys’ 300m hurdles
- 6:45pm: Girls’ 300m hurdles
- 6:55pm: Boys’ 800m
- 7:00pm: Girls’ 800m
- 7:05pm: Boys’ 3200m
- 7:20pm: Girls’ 3200m
- 7:35pm: Boys’ 200m
- 7:40pm: Girls’ 200m
- 7:50pm: PRESENTATION OF ATHLETE OF THE MEET AWARDS
1 Note: The region defined as Middle Tennessee is bounded by the to the west by the Tennessee River and the county line dividing Wayne and Hardin Counties, to the north and south by the Tennessee state line, and to the east by the eastern boundary of Pickett, Fentress, Putnam, White, Van Buren, Grundy, and Franklin counties. The area includes the cities of Nashville, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, and Cookeville, and encompasses the following counties: Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Lincoln, Moore, Franklin, Perry, Lewis, Maury, Marshall, Bedford, Coffee, Warren, White, Van Buren, Putnam, Humphreys, Dickson, Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford, Cannon, Dekalb, Warren, Houston, Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Cheatham, Sumner, Wilson, Trousdale, Macon, Smith, Jackson, Clay, Overton, Pickett, & Fentress
Please go to www.directathletics.com
Final Entry Lists
2010 Entry List
VIEW 2010 GREAT 8 FINAL RESULTS
Check back after the Great 8 High School Track and Field Invitational