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for Running a Meet. track and field. Meet Officials Information. Meet Director Pre-Meet Checklist > Field Event Judges, Clerk of Course, & Umpires >. BOONE, N.C. -- In their final meet before the Sun Belt Championships, the Appalachian State men's track and field team will host the. Hosting a home track and field meet does not have to be an unpleasant task. If the meet is well- planned and key personnel are secured.
The first Dual Invitational of the year will take place on Jan. We're fortunate to be able to compete here and not have to bus or fly to meets too often throughout the indoor season. I think it's great for us to be able to sleep in our own beds, have our student-athletes not miss as much class, and still have high-quality opponents come in here. MSU will begin final preparations for the conference meet on Feb. It will be the ninth time the Bobcats have served as host of the Big Sky championships in their home confines.
It will be great to have that support and comfortability. Montana State will have plenty of energy heading into its outdoor season as the Bobcats gear up to host three outdoor meets at the Bobcat Track and Field Complex. The Perfect Track Meet Premise: Each heat of an event will start exactly 90 seconds after the last finisher of the previous heat crosses the finish line.
There will be three minutes between each event. The three minutes between events will allow time for the announcer to announce the results of the event prior to the previous event.
The only exception to the above will be when hurdles are being placed on or taken off the track and the start of the relays. This will ensure that the races will be started every 90 seconds or three minutes. Meet Officials and Duties In charge of all activities during the competition.
Responsible for the conduct and supervision of all meet officials. Responsible for receiving written protests. Act upon any protests. Rule on any race infractions and interpret the rules of the meet. Consult with the Jury of Appeals when situations arise. Announcer Keep runners, coaches and spectators updated as to the race schedule. Coordinate presentation of awards medals to top three. Results of the event prior to the last event contested will be announced after each race.
Announce team scores after every three events scored 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and prior to the start of each meter relay.
Alert Event Timing Official when relay exchange zones are ready. Recognize all meet officials and workers during the meet not all at one time. Make any related public service announcements. Clerk of the Course Position each competitor in their proper race heat and starting position lane. Distribute hip numbers for all races. Participants are to place competitor numbers on their left hip.
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Inform that these numbers must stay visible. Make sure competitors stay off the track. Meet Clerk Check teams in and hand out team packets. Collect any entry fees that have not been collected. Write receipts upon request.
Assist Inspector Exchange Judge with the second exchange.
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Position the third and fourth legs on the track in their proper position for the meter relay. Send athletes out of the infield at the conclusion of each race. As soon as the format of the meet has been developed the Meet Director should organize a tentative schedule of events. The best guidance for this task is knowledge of the events and the rulebook. The schedule must not only follow a proper order but the interval of time between each event must allow for the completion of the previous event and the calling of the next event.
Other details should acknowledge the variety of events to maintain spectator interest. The Games Committee should appoint an awards committee early in the planning stages to determine appropriate awards for all events and places. The program is one of the strongest aspects of a meet. A good program brings spectators back next year and is also a document which athletes' prize. Advertising sales program editing, and program sales are all important.
An editor should be selected. The Games Committee should take on the task of personal contacts for advertising. Sometimes a local service organization such as the Junior Chamber of Commerce will assist with the task for the public service recognition. No meet can be properly conducted without competent officials.
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All officials, including the referee and starter, should be requested. Make certain that detailed information is mailed in advance to all persons concerned with the actual competition. If out of district athletes are participating in your meet, a sub-committee should arrange all arrangements for their arrival and departure.
Again, local service groups like to assist with transportation. Your convention bureau or motel-hotel association is a great help, too. Preparation of stadium and track should be arranged sufficiently in advance to permit modifications and improvements of facilities if necessary. The Games Committee should determine what ceremonies and pageantry should go with the meet.
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Remember that the most important aspect of the affair is the competition. A local police representative should be invited to serve on your Games Committee. With this relationship you may avoid off-duty officer charges.