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2016Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic
Date: March 18th & 19th
Site: Tad Gormley Stadium located in New Orleans’ City Park. The track has an 8 (48″) lane, polyurethane surface. All runways, including the javelin, are synthetic. Maximum of ¼” spikes are allowed.
Entry Fee: The entry fee is $60.00 per team if postmarked prior to March 15th. The entry fee goes up to $75.00 per team if paid after March 15th. . Boys and Girls are considered separate teams. The entry fee must be paid prior to the entry deadline.
School check, personal check or money orders are acceptable and should be made payable to the Track & Field Meet Productions
Mail entry fee checks and Registration form to:
Track & Field Meet Productions
1100 Poydras Street – Suite 1750
New Orleans, LA 70163
Entry Procedure: Entries must be submitted online via Direct Athletics between 8:00 AM CST on, Saturday, March 12 and 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 15.
Go to www.directathletics.com for instructions.
Entry Limits: Louisiana High School Athletic Association rules state that an individual may compete in a maximum of four (4) events. This can be any combination of field, running or relay events. Each school is limited to two athletes per event and one relay team in each of the contested relay races. No “B” teams/individuals are allowed.
Entry Deadline: The deadline to submit / change entries to Direct Athletics is Tuesday, March 14 at 8:00 PM CST.
Clerk of Course
The clerk of course will be located in the South chute near the scoreboard. All running events will be clerked from that location unless otherwise announced by the P.A. announcer. Please inform your athletes of their Heat Number and Lane Assignment prior to them checking in with the clerk.
Prelims will be held in the 100, 200, 400 & 100/110 Hurdles. The winner of each heat will automatically qualify for the finals. The number of remaining qualifiers will be determined by the number of heats and will be based on times. Eighteen (18) athletes in each event will qualify from the prelims to the finals. The final will be run in two heats, with the top eight times from the prelims running in the second section.
800 Meters: All but the top 12 – 14 entries (based on submitted entry times) will run in heats against time on Friday. The top 12 – 14 entries will run in one heat on Saturday.
1600 & 3200 Meters: All but the top 12-14 entries will run in heats on Saturday morning. The top 12-14 entries will run in one heat on Saturday afternoon. Check www.sugarbowltrackclassic.com on Thursday, March 17 to determine when your distance athletes will compete.
Relays: The 4 x 800 relay will run heats against time on Friday afternoon. All other relays will be run heats against time on Saturday afternoon. Coaches will be asked to serve as relay exchange zone judges. Assignments will be in your team packet.
Each competitor will get three attempts in the prelims. The top 10 will advance to the final and get three additional attempts. In the High Jump and Pole Vault, each competitor will get three attempts per height (or until three consecutive misses have occurred).
There will be minimum standards enforced in the throws and horizontal jumps. No attempt will be measured unless the minimum standard has been achieved. Athletes will be allowed to jump or throw out of order in the final so as to not make other participants wait on those competing in other events.
All legal first attempts (throws and jumps) will be measured. All subsequent attempts must meet the following minimum standards:
Event Girls Boys
Shot Put 25′ 37′
Discus 60′ 90′
Javelin 70′ 120′
Long Jump 13’6” 18′
Triple Jump 29′ 38′
Opening Heights: HJ 4’4″ 5’6″
PV 7′ 6” 9’0”
*VERY IMPORTANT* – The Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic & VS Athletics will provide all throwing implements used in the meet. Only those implements provided by the meet will be allowed during both prelims and finals.
The Discus and Javelin competition will take place on the City Park practice track. The Shot Put competition will take place inside of Tad Gormley Stadium. Coaches are advised to pay close attention to the time schedule and order of events when entering their athletes. It will be difficult to compete in both the Shot Put which is held inside of the stadium and the Javelin which is held outside on the practice track at the same time. If you have an athlete that is competitive in both, it is advised that you enter them with “NO MARK” in one of the events in order to have them placed in the first flight of that event and a later flight in the other. Should the athlete make the finals in both events, it is his or her responsibility to be at the event when called to make their throws. As per NFHS rules, the athlete will have one minute to initiate their throw once being called.
Awards: Custom design Brooks Running – Allstate Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic
t – shirts will be presented to the top three finishers in each event. Boys and Girls team champion and runner-up trophies will be presented to the top two teams. Outstanding Field and Outstanding Track performer awards will be presented in both divisions.
Student Meet Workers:
Local participating teams will be asked to supply one student worker to help with the track meet. These students will be asked to work a maximum of two hours, helping with field events. Teams from outside of the immediate New Orleans area will not be asked to supply helpers.
Medical Attention: A certified athletic trainer will be on site for the treatment of minor injuries. Coaches must assume the responsibility for their athletes at all times, and should make certain that the athletes are fit to compete. The trainer will be located in a tent located on the infield.
Admission: *******VERY IMPORTANT******
Athletes must be dressed in their team uniform in order to be admitted free of charge. All athletes must enter through the athlete gate at the Roosevelt Mall entrance to the stadium.
Louisiana coaches should use their LHSCA card for admission. Out of state coaches will have tickets in their team packets. Each team will be allowed one manager/trainer, who will be admitted on a coach’s ticket. General admission is $5.00 for anyone 13 years of age and over. 12 and under will be admitted free of charge.
Stadium parking will be available each day to both spectators and coaches at a cost of $5.00/ day.
Roosevelt Mall will be reserved for bus parking only on both Friday and Saturday. Buses will not be allowed to enter the stadium gates, they must park on Roosevelt Mall.
Questions: Mike Corn 504-599-8903 or firstname.lastname@example.org