05/14/13 – Tuesdays State Track Update

May 14, 2013 Track and Field Blog Updates

With the University of Louisville hosting regional softball again there have been some changes to bus parking that I was not aware of yesterday.  Buses should now park across the street from the Papa Johns Cardnial Stadium in the S lot.  This will actually be a shorter walk to the bus shuttle for the drivers.  

Also a reminder to teams (and coaches if you would remind your fans) that coolers are allowed only in the team tent city area on the field hockey field.  Coolers will not be allowed in the stadium stands, nor in the grassy area near the jump pits.

Coaches have asked about the distances for jump boards in the triple jump event.  In all three classes, jumpers will have the option of distances.  They may use 24, 28, 32, or 36.  Please utilize this information as you continue to practice this week in preparations for the state meet.

Also a clarification for implement inspection.  Shot and Disc implements will be inspected at the shot and disc area.  

Pole vault poles will be inspected at the pole vault area immediately before competition begins.  At the time of the initial inspection KHSAA mark will be placed on the pole.  The poles will also be weighed in at the venue to be confident that the weight of the vaulter corresponds with the weight specification of the pole being used by the athlete.  Each time the Flight Coordinator calls an athlete up on the runway for an attempt the pole being used for that attempt must be presented for another inspection. A reminder that any athlete using an illegal pole in practice or competition are subject to disqualification from the event.

Lastly, lane assignments have been posted on the website.  Coaches will receive a copyof your class only in your team packet, but please encourage fans who would like printed copies to print these at home before the arrive.  Programs and lane assignments will be FREE online this year and can be easily located through the QR codes displayed and available at the stadium to be utilize that day for those who like to be as green as possible.  

Link to all three classes lane assignments – http://khsaa.org/track/2013/laneassignments.pdf