05/03/13 Track Update and State Meet Information

May 3, 2013 Track and Field Blog Updates

As schools prepare for regional competition next week, we wanted to share some information.  

Regional managers have been sent information with regards to the use of the milesplit website for meet verification and to be used for entry at the regional meets. This office has no issue with using this system to handle entries, so your region may be choosing to utilize this system.  Please realize that there is a different method for entry using milesplit.  Those directions will be emailed to you by your regional manager.   You may also use the milesplit website as a supplemental tool for meet verification of your athletes.

May conflicts often occur during our spring sports championships.  Please realize that host schools and their managers are asked to avoid graduations and testing issues, but not all conflicts are avoidable.  

We have had several inquiries about track participants participating without a coach present.  Just a reminder that Bylaw 20 requires a coach or a person designated by the school to be present for all competition (in or out of state).  We also remind coaches that even if only one athlete participates in such competition (in or out of state) this counts as a meet toward limitation of season.

An updated listing of Pole Vaulting Coach Certifications is now listed on the website – http://khsaa.org/track/currentpolevaultcertifiedcoaches.pdf

State Meet Update –

The Hampton Hotel on Phillips Lane has offered rooms at a reduced rate for teams interested in utilizing their hotel. The number of rooms at the reduced rate are limited.  

The state meet time schedule has been altered slightly to address concerns by the University of Louisville to accommodate the change over from the 1A competition to the 3A competition on Saturday.  Please take a look at the updated schedule – http://khsaa.org/track/2013/statetrackmeetschedule.pdf

Due to the loss of a sponsor, we will now allow for school to use their own implements at the state competition. These implements will need to be inspected at the start of  competition.  We will be able to provide common implements for those who need them.

Good luck!