Meet Information

Track and Field Championships
Meet Information Sheet
Date:
May 3rd Registration / Coaches Meeting Waco Convention Center -McLennan Rooms
May 4th Field Events and 3200 m run Schedule
May 5th Running Finals Schedule

Location:
Panther Stadium Midway ISD

Stadium Parking Map

Field Event Map

Site Director:
Mr. Tom Hill

Officials:
TAPPS will secure individuals to serve as officials for the meet.

Fees:
Individual Events $12 per runner per event
Relays $50 per relay

Coaches/ Meeting:
There will be a coaches meeting on Thursday May 3rd at 7 pm Packets may be picked up between 6 and 8 pm
Packets (including meet information, numbers, etc.) will be distributed.

Admission:
Friday Admission fee: $10.00 for students and $15.00 for adults.
Saturday Admission fee $10.00 for students and $15.00 for adults.
TAPPS passes will be honored at the main entrance only.

Parking:
Buses should park as shown on the facility map.
Buses should drop off as shown on the facility map.
Please do not park in the closer parking lots so that fans have a place to park.

Awards:
Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the event.

Protests:
All protests relating to matters which develop during the meet should be made at once and not later than 30 minutes after the result has been officially announced. Any such protest must be made in WRITING and include the $40.00 FEE) by the head coach and submitted to the meet referee. The decision may be appealed to the Jury of Appeals, whose decision will be FINAL. In matters related to review of order of finish, the coach may ask to review the photo with the referee. The meet will not be stopped to allow review.

Rules:
1. National Federation Track and Field Rules with the UIL / TAPPS supplement will govern the Track and Field meets.

SEE SECTION 187.T. OF THE TAPPS MANUAL IN REGARD TO UNIFORMS, AND TATTOOS.

2. Spikes no longer than 5/16 inches are permitted, and only white athletic tape may be used for marking. All tape should be immediately removed by the competitors after the event.

3. Shot put and discus circles are concrete, so plan for appropriate foot wear. The shot put area does not meet High School Federation standards, however, it meets university Standards and has been used by TAPPS for many years. It is official for the TAPPS State Meet.

4. Implements should be marked with the school name. They should be turned into the appropriate official at the implement check-in area no later than the designated time:

All Implements Friday 8:30 AM 12:00 PM

Implements shall be impounded at the above times and delivered to the site prior to the event. Implements will not be released until the finals in each event is concluded. The person who brings the implements to weigh-in must sign that the implements have been entered and the same person must sign to have the implements returned after the competition. Implements may be picked up at the conclusion of competition at the weigh-in room or the awards tent. Implements that do not pass inspection may be retrieved from the TAPPS Awards tent on Saturday.

The Weigh-in room is located as shown on the facility diagram.

5. Throwing events and Jumping events for distance: After 3 attempts, the order shall be reversed, so that best performance in the preliminaries competes last in the finals.

6. Field event check-in is 30 minutes prior to the event at the heat tent.

7. Running events check-in is 30 minutes prior to event at the tent. Then the clerk will walk contestants to the starting line. Students not at the tent when the group is lead out may be disqualified from participation.

8. The athletes warm-up area is located as shown on the facility diagrams. General warm-up will not be permitted in the track in-field area. Athletes may only access the infield through the heat tent.

9. Preferred lanes to be used for the Championship Meet as determined by the Host site.
10. The top Four places in each Regional will advance to State Track Meet and seeded according to their respective times. All qualifiers to be posted on the TAPPS website.

11. Properly assigned competitor numbers must be worn on the FRONT of the uniform. Competitor numbers will be included in the team packet and will admit athletes into the Track Complex.

12. Entrance gate: All officials, coaches, and trainers will enter and exit the complex from the designated gate. A sign will mark the entrance. Wear wrist band or number.

14. CHAI trainers will be on site to assist teams. Please contact the CHAI trainers if EMS assistance is needed.

15. Tents will not be permitted inside the fence surrounding the track complex. Tents may be set up as shown on the facility diagram.

16. Please note that the 3200 meter run and the 1600 meter run, both boys and girls, will be run from a waterfall start. The 800 meter run, will be run from a stagger, and break, at the pole, following the first curve.

17. Pole Vault Rules:

POLE VAULT CERTIFICATION FORM

A) Competition is run by classification (see schedule)

B) Rule 7, Section 5, Article 3 of the National Federation Rules states.The Competitors weight shall be at or below the manufacturers Pole rating. The manufacturers must include on each pole: the pole rating that shall be a minimum of 3/4 inch in a contrasting color located within or above the top hand-
Hold position; a 1 inch circular band indicating the maximum top handhold position with the position being determined by the manufacturer.

PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION, THE STUDENT MUST WEIGH IN AND POLES MUST PASS INSPECTION.

C) Time limits per vaulter will be enforced, using the following procedure: A time judge will be used. A cone or marker will be set on the runway by the judge until the bar is set. Once the bar is set and standards are adjusted, the cone or marker is removed and the watch is started. At 45 seconds, a flag goes up to warn the vaulter that he/she has 15 seconds to begin the approach. At one minute the red flag goes up for a foul. If the vaulter has not begun the approach in the one minute period, it counts as a miss.

17. Starting Heights
Pole Vault- minimum heights are: Boys 9
Girls 7

High Jump minimum heights are: Boys 54
Girls 44

The minimum heights shall be in place for the championship meet regardless of the qualifying heights from the regional meets.

The High Jump bar is moved 2 at a time; the pole vault bar is moved 6 at a time until the State Record is tied; then 2 at a time.(See Manual Section 187)

18. All athletes must be accompanied by a coach who is registered and SCOPE certified through TAPPSter. Do not send athletes with parents or someone not accountable to the school. Each school must provide one coach per team (one for boys team, one for girls team) to assist in field events.

19. THERE WILL BE NO SCRATCH MEETING AT THE STATE MEET. OTHER THAN RELAYS, THERE WILL NO SUBSTITUTIONS AT THE STATE MEET.

Coaches who know in advance that any of their athletes cannot compete at the state meet, should contact the TAPPS office so that the next athlete may move up. There will be no additions to the meet after 5 pm the Tuesday prior to the State Meet.

THE FAIR EFFORT RULE (SECTION 187. O) FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS GOES INTO EFFECT WHEN THE REGIONAL MEETS BECOME OFFICIAL ON THE DAY OF THE REGIONAL MEET.

IF AN INDIVIDUAL SCRATCHES OR FAILS TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT AT THE STATE MEET, THAT INDIVIDUAL CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER EVENTS AT THE STATE MEET.

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