Click to read article
250 National Athletes
11 All Americans
4 National Records
*General Info: Field events usually start between 8am and 9am and Running events usually start between 10am and 11am. Coaches and managers will arrive around 7am to get bracelets and/or bib numbers, which are required for the athletes to wear while competing. Arriving at 7:30am as a team is optimal and recommended. If not arriving at 7:30am come find the team and retrieve your athlete's bracelet and/or bib number, then your child will be allowed in. Meets are on a rolling start so it is impossible to predict when your athlete's race will be. Come early to support your team and be prepared for your race.
*Admission fees: Many meets charge an admission fee for spectators. This includes parents, siblings, and any non-participating athletes. Prices range from $5 to $20 depending on if it is a practice meet or a qualifying meet.
*Food and Water: Coolers with PLENTY of water and snacks. Track meets last all day and it is imperative that you keep your athletes completely hydrated and fueled for the day. Concession stands are available at some meets.
*Things to bring: Tents to provide shade, if you have one. Chairs and/or tarps and blankets. Uniform (if available), spikes, running shoes, and extra shoes to walk around in between events. Music, books, etc to keep your athlete occupied between races.
*Have Fun: Support and encourage your athletes to do their very best.
(athletes who are still 18 years of age through the final day of championship competition shall be eligible to compete in the young men/women and senior divisions)