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Running the Meet It is very important to keep the meet rolling once the first running event starts. Some meets use a rolling event schedule and others use a specific start time for each running event. Defined below is a different premise that may be worth trying. The premise is basically a goal to keep the meet rolling.
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The key to this plan is making sure the announcer, clerk of the course, starter, automatic timing official and event timing official work in sync.
This will take practice!
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. Inform that these numbers must stay visible.
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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. 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. Starter Take a position appropriate for the type of race being run. Initiate the starting process without delay when given the white flag by the Event Timing Official. Be ready to recall a race if: Blocks slip on a sprint race. A runner falls due to contact with another runner in the first meters of a race of meters or longer. If the automatic timing system fails to start. Automatic Timing Operator Record the finish of each race.
Save and read the finish of each race.
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Go back, open and read the finish of a race as situations arise. Some series have a history going back over 50 years.
There is a Winter season Indoors in most areas but outdoors in warmer areas like California and Florida starting in December and going through the end of February when scholastic seasons begin ; and a Summer season that starts around the beginning of June and goes into August.
Some meets, perhaps without the All Comers moniker, do occur during the scholastic season with the specific intent of providing athletes an additional attempt to achieve qualifying times for post season meets.
The phrase "All Comers" literally means anybody who shows up is welcome to participate. Fortune Gordien set the world record in the Discus throw at a All-comers meet in Pasadena, California that lasted almost 6 years. Guinness Book of Track and Field: Facts and Feats called the audience of 48, the smallest crowd ever to witness a world record.
In order to create the best circumstances for each athlete, most events are seeded. Some meets are formally organized with all races prepared by registering hours or days in advance, some just break people up by their age groups, less formal meets might just ask the athletes standing at the start line how fast they plan on running.
Don't be surprised if the Olympic Champion or World Record Holder squeezes through the crowd to take a center lane in the "fast" race, but a meet could also be totally dominated by children under Each meet can choose to limit or define the events they wish to hold, some limited to running events, sprints, jumps or throws.