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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
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.
COACHES AND SPECTATORS, you will purchase your wristbands at the main entrance desk.
ATHLETES will find a registration table in the main hallway.
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!
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.
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.
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.
There are plenty of restroom facilities at this venue.
Athletes performing in individual events will receive a specific color of wristband.
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.
The clerking area will be located at the far end of the track near the start of the 60 Dash and Long Jump pit.
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.
ACCESS TO THE INFIELD:
There will be access for COACHES and athletes that are about to compete.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
Will be strategically located around the track policing lane violations.
Please inform your athletes that they risk disqualification unless the follow the rules.
ATHLETE / RELAY REGISTRATIONS:
THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATIONS.
Please understand this.
DISTANCE MEDLEY FRIDAY NIGHT
We will have a COACHES BOX for Coaches to record lap splits.
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.
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.
There will be none.
Please download and print any information you need off the website MITStrack.org prior to the day of the meet.
MITS STATE FINALS T-shirts will be available for purchase.
A W ARDS:
Respect the facilities. It is gracious of Aquinas College to allow us to host this event.
PROBLEMS / CONCERNS / CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.
Please address these to the meet manager – Tom “Mick” Micallef.
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
Men’s Shot Put – SATURDAY 10:00 AM
TRACK EVENTS IN THIS ORDER
Rolling Schedule – Listen for Calls
MEN will run first in all events
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!