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2016 State Meet Info

 This is a lot of information.  We have tried to cover everything.  Schedules are still tentative but we are pretty certain they won't change.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

M.I.T.S. STATE FINALS AT AQUINAS COLLEGE

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 & SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2016

ALKSNIS ATHLETICS AND RECREATION BUILDING 1580 Fulton Street East, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

ENTRANCE:
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 4:30 PM ON FRIDAY

EVENTS / TIME SCHEDULE ARE LISTED WITHIN THIS DOCUMENT.

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 7:45 AM ON SATURDAY.

When you arrive at the facility there will be only one entrance – the main entrance on Fulton Street.
When you enter the building you will be in a large hallway.

COACHES AND SPECTATORS, you will purchase your wristbands at the main entrance desk.
The admission price will be $5.00 for Friday Night and $8.00 for Saturday.
If you wish to purchase a two day pass for both dates, the price will be a reduced rate of $10. 

ATHLETES will find a registration table in the main hallway.
You will pick up your wristbands and BIB numbers at this registration area.
Athletes admission price is included in your registration fees.

There will be one entrance into the Track Arena and anyone entering must have their wristbands on securely. No one can gain entrance into the track arena without wearing a proper wristband.

Coaches are considered to be spectators and will be charged admission!
Coaches will not be allowed to use athlete wristbands to gain admission.

There will be Event Staff Ushers posted at all other doors denying access to anyone into the track arena. Please do not attempt to enter the building through any of the doors other than the main entrance.
The other doors will be alarmed and secure.
Please help us get everyone into the facility in an orderly manner. Your cooperation is appreciated.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION NOTES:

All coaches, parents, siblings, friends, guardian angels, and patron saints will be charged an admission.

HAVING THE CORRECT CHANGE will help to speed up the admissions process.

Admission fees go towards the cost of building rental, insurance, awards, officials, and workers.
Everyone who pays this admission fee will receive a wristband, which will allow re-entry into the building if you leave.
Anyone caught inside the facilities without proper wristband identification will be escorted out and asked to re enter and pay the admission fee. Please understand that if we could put this on for free we would.

Athletes are not required to pay admission. Their admission fees are covered through pre registration fees. Athletes will be required to have on at least one personal assigned wristband to enter the arena and compete.

THE MITS STATE FINALS MEET HAS BEEN VERY WELL ATTENDED THE PAST FEW YEARS!

It is important to note that we cannot control the amount of people who will show up and attend this event.

PLEASE NOTE: The actual bleacher seating capacity inside the track arena is approximately 900. The overall track arena capacity is much larger but the additional capacity is standing room. We can confidently guarantee entrance into the arena but we cannot guarantee you an actual seat in the bleachers. No team camps will be allowed in the bleachers inside the track arena. No team camps will be allowed on the infield. Team camps will be allowed in the auxiliary gym directly across the hallway from the track arena. The seating capacity of this gymnasium is 1200. Warm ups will be allowed in this gymnasium and of course warms ups can be done outside on the campus grounds. No warm ups will be allowed on the infield or track during the competition hours. This new building facility at Aquinas has the best seating capacity of any building we have ever used for a MITS State Final Event. It will still be a crowded venue but we believe the overall experience will be a good one.

BLEACHER SEATS ARE RESERVED FOR SPECTATORS. USHERS WILL MONITOR THIS.

RESTROOM FACILITES!

There are plenty of restroom facilities at this venue.
Restrooms are located in the main hallway and in the track arena on the main floor. Please treat these facilities respectfully.

WRIST BANDS

Athletes performing in individual events will receive a specific color of wristband.
If that same athlete is performing in relay events, that athlete will receive a
specific color wristband for each and every relay they perform in.
Each relay will have a different colored wristband.
If an athlete is performing in one individual event and three relays, they will get four different color wristbands.

Each athlete involved in a relay event will be checked by the clerks for their wristbands for that particular relay. If an individual is in multiple individual events,

they will only receive the one color wristband that denotes them as an individual athlete.

No adults will be allowed admission using an athlete’s wristband. This includes coaches.

THINK AHEAD....If you are picking up wristbands for other people – How will you get them to them?

Note: In addition to wrist bands, all athletes will be issued bib numbers.
These bib numbers will be given out when the athlete picks up their wristbands in the hallway at the front door.
Athletes will be required to have both bib numbers and wristbands on when they compete.

CLERKING AREA:

The clerking area will be located at the far end of the track near the start of the 60 Dash and Long Jump pit.

TEAM CAMPS:

Athletes will have access to the gymnasium across the hallway from the Track Arena.

This facility will give athletes a place to stretch, relax, and enjoy their AQUINAS / MITS experience. Coaches will have access to this area. Parents will also have access to this area.
No Team Camps will be allowed in the bleachers or on the infield within the track arena! BLEACHER SEATING IS RESERVED FOR SPECTATORS!

ACCESS TO THE INFIELD:

There will be access for COACHES and athletes that are about to compete.
The infield will not be a place to just hang out or congregate.
We simply cannot let everyone go where they want to go and have things remained organized. Please understand this. There will be Marshalls and Ushers on the infield enforcing certain restrictions.
We will do the best we can to accommodate you but remember that what you want might not be in the best interests of the overall production. We are encouraging spectators to sit in the bleachers.

POLE VAULTERS:

Vaulters will need to bring their poles through the athlete entrance. Please be careful.

OUTDOOR WARM UPS

Outdoor warm ups will be allowed and are encouraged.
Please exit only through the front doors so you do not set off alarms on other exterior doors
Athletes must have their wristbands on in order to regain entry to the track arena. Athletes must re-enter the building only through the main entrance.

WRISTBAND PICK UP / WARM UPS / EVENTS ON FRIDAY EVENING:

The Fieldhouse will open at 4:30 pm.

Athletes can pick up wristbands at this time or on Saturday.
Athletes with proper wristband identification will be able to practice in the track arena until events begin.
If Coaches, Parents, or Spectators want to be in the main arena on Friday night,
they will have to purchase a wristband from one of the options listed above.

Warm ups / Practice will be permitted on the Pole Vault runway on Friday Evening from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

Pole Vaulters can leave their poles in the building overnight if they choose.
They will be safe and secure. Neither MITS or AQUINAS will be responsible for them however.

Warm ups / Practice will be permitted on the track on Friday evening from 4:30 – 6:00 Warm ups / Practice will be permitted for High Jumpers on Friday evening from 4:30 – 7:30 pm

The Long Jump Runway will be only open to Triple Jumpers on Friday Evening. The Throwing circle will only be open for Weight Throwers on Friday Evening.

PARKING:

Parking on any college campus facility is always something for everyone to think about in advance.

Please allow yourself enough time to park. Please park in designated spots or you will be ticketed or even towed.

There are several other lots near the Alksnis Recreational Facility that you can use.

Aquinas will be providing some parking attendants to help with traffic flow.

There is additional parking located on the city streets surrounding the campus but be aware of which side of the street you park on as there are alternating days where you park on one side of the street or the other

SPIKES – SPIKES – SPIKES!
PLAN AHEAD.
ONLY 1⁄4 INCH OR LESS PYRAMID SPIKES WILL BE ALLOWED.
NO NEEDLE OR CONE SPIKES WILL BE ALLOWED IN ANY EVENT.
ATHLETES SPIKES WILL BE INSPECTED AT THE TABLE BEFORE YOU GAIN ACCESS TO THE TRACK. YOUR SHOES WILL BE TAGGED AS APPROVED. CLERKS WILL INSPECT ATHLTES SHOES TO CHECK FOR PROPER TAG IDENTIFICATION BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO COMPETE.
THIS IS A QUALITY TRACK AND FACILITY AND ONLY
1⁄4 INCH PYRAMID SPIKES WILL BE ALLOWED IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE TRACK SURFACE.
ABSOLUTELY NO SPIKES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE GYMNASIUM FOR WARM UPS!!!!!

WEIGHING OF IMPLEMENTS

WEIGHTS TO BE USED IN COMPETITION WILL BE PROVIDED BY MITS IF YOU NEED ONE. IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN IT WILL BE WEIGHED AND INSPECTED.
ALLOW TIME FOR THIS TO OCCUR.
SHOT PUTTERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN IMPLEMENTS.
SHOTS WILL BE WEIGHED AND MARKED AS APPROVED AND INSPECTED BY JUDGES BEFORE THROWS. ALLOW YOURSELF TIME TO HAVE YOUR SHOT PUTS WEIGHED!

UMPIRES:

Will be strategically located around the track policing lane violations.

Please inform your athletes that they risk disqualification unless the follow the rules.

UNIFORM RULES:
Will be in effect. Address Uniform questions to the Referees. ALL RELAY TEAMS MUST HAVE MATCHING TOPS. Plain White T-shirts will not be allowed.

ATHLETE / RELAY REGISTRATIONS:

THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATIONS.

Please understand this.
VISIT THE MITSTRACK.ORG WEBSITE TO REVIEW THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. REGISTER EARLY.
Start lists will be posted up on line on MITStrack.org (the initial seeds / entrants) as soon as they become available. Scratches only on the days of events.

DISTANCE MEDLEY FRIDAY NIGHT

We will have a COACHES BOX for Coaches to record lap splits.
No Protests will be heard without complete lap splits recorded and available for review. Please attempt to have a representative available to be in this Coaches Box!

RESULTS:

Visit live.milesplit.com for quick results of each event! All Results will be up on the website MITStrack.org at the end of the day.

For more meet coverage and pictures check out RunMichigan.com.
Complete results will be posted on the following websites after the meet is concluded. MITStrack.org Mittenrunning.weebly.com

Please stay away from the finish line area and do not interfere with the officials and finish line judges. Remember – All times are F.A.T. (Fully Automatic Times) which are “official” and exact.
Hand times from stopwatches will vary considerably. F.A.T. times only will be used for official results.

PROGRAM SALES:

There will be none.

Please download and print any information you need off the website MITStrack.org prior to the day of the meet.

SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS:

MITS STATE FINALS T-shirts will be available for purchase.

CONCESSIONS:
Will be available through AQUINAS inside of the Alksnis Facility in the main hallway. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF THE TRACK. Food and Drink will be permitted in the Gymnasium and on the upper floor of the track arena. PLEASE RESPECT THE FACILITY AND DISPOSE OF TRASH APPROPRIATELY.
Aquinas has been very gracious to allow us to use this brand new facility for this event.

A W ARDS:
MEDALS TO THE TOP EIGHT PLACES IN EACH EVENT.
Awards presentations will be staggered throughout the day as results become official
Awards presentations will take place on the upper floor of the track arena near the entrance / exit doors.

PLEASE:

Respect the facilities. It is gracious of Aquinas College to allow us to host this event.
Respect the officials. They know the rules. They are charged with making sure everyone follows them! Respect your fellow competitors. They - like you - are out to challenge themselves to be at their best.

PROBLEMS / CONCERNS / CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.

Please address these to the meet manager – Tom “Mick” Micallef.
Email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This is a track meet – not paradise. Not everything will be perfect.
You are guaranteed that we will do our best to put on a good meet and make it fun for everyone.
Enjoy your day with us!
Please note as well that the money you paid to enter the building goes to pay the officials, rent the building, cover insurance, and cover administrative costs. Please understand that if we could do this for free we would.

TIME SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Please look on MITStrack.org.

There is an additional file that gives you other pertinent information regarding the time schedule of events.

This information is also found if you scroll down on this document.

MICHIGAN INDOOR TRACK SERIES

2016 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

AQUINAS COLLEGE – ALKSNIS ATHLETIC CENTER FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016

FIELD EVENTS:

Men’s Shot Put SATURDAY 10:00 AM
Women’s Shot Put
– 1 hour after Men’s Shot Put
Men’s High Jump SATURDAY 10:00 am
Women’s High Jump
– 1 hour after Men’s High Jump Women’s Pole Vault SATURDAY 10:00 am
Men’ Pole Vault
– 1 hour after Women’s Pole Vault Women’s Long Jump SATURDAY 10:00 am
Men’s Long Jump
– 1 hour after the Women’s Long Jump

TRACK EVENTS IN THIS ORDER

Rolling Schedule – Listen for Calls

MEN will run first in all events

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Visit live.milesplit.com for quick results of each event!

Start lists can be found on the website MITStrack.org

For more meet coverage and pictures check out RunMichigan.com.

All Results will be up on the website MITStrack.org at the end of the day. Awards to Top Eight all events will be presented as they become official.

Men’s Weight Throw FRIDAY 6:00 PM

Women’s Weight Throw – 1 hour after Men’s Weight

Women’s Triple Jump FRIDAY 6:00 PM

Men’s Triple Jump – 1 hour after the Women’s Triple Jump

FRIDAY RUNNING EVENTS WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 PM.

Distance Medley (1200-400-800-1600) 

 Sprint Medley (400-200-200-800)

Remember your sportsmanship!

SATURDAY RUNNING EVENTS WILL BEGIN AT 11:30 AM.

4 x 800 Meter Relay

60 Meter Hurdle Semi Finals (Top 16 to Finals)

60 Meter Dash Semi Finals  (Top 16 to Finals)

400 Meter Run

1600 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash

60 Meter Hurdle Finals (Two Heats)

60 Meter Dash Finals  (Two Heats)

800 Meter Run

4 x 200 Meter Relay 

3200 Meter Run

4 x 400 Meter Relay

 

Please pick up after yourselves! 

Please respect the Aquinas facilities!

Please patronize our sponsors!

Good Luck to all competitors!

This is a track meet, not paradise. We will do our best to make this a great experience for you!

ENJOY THE EVENTS AS THESE YOUNG PEOPLE PERFORM AT THEIR BEST!

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