Age Groups

Northeast Indoor Classic Meet Information – Sunday, February 12, 2017

 

Age Groups

6 and under (Sub-Primary), 7-8 (Primary), 9-10 (Bantam), 11-12 (Midget), 13-14 (Youth)
 Age groups based on age as of meet day – February 12, 2017

Events

55 Meter, 200 Meter, 400 Meter, 800 Meter, 1500 Meters, 55 Meter Hurdles, 800 Meter Race Walk
4 x 200 Meter Relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Standing Long Jump

Pentathlon

New in 2017:  Includes 55 Meter Hurdles, 800 Meter Run, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump
For ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.   Trophies to first 8 finishers in each age group.

Event Limits

Included with Registration – 3 events – at most 2 running
You may pay for up to 2 additional events
LIMIT of THREE individual running events

Directions
(by auto)

Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center ~ 1350 Tremont St. ~ Boston MA
From Southeast Expresssway
Take Mass. Ave. / Roxbury exit – straight off ramp – through lights (Mass Ave.) on to Melnea Cass Blvd.  Follow to end and go left onto Tremont Street. RLTAC is ¼ mile on left.
From South of Boston
Route 93 North to Southeast Expressway. Follow directions above.
From North of Boston
Route 93 South / Route 1 to Southeast Expressway.  Follow directions above.
From West of Boston
Mass. Pike East to the last exit which is Southeast Expressway.  Follow directions above.

Public Transportation

Take the Orange Line to Roxbury Crossing. RLTAC is across the street from the station.

Parking

Parking is permitted on both sides of Malcolm X Boulevard which borders RLTAC.  Roxbury Community College’s parking lot #2 near Cedar Street and Columbus Avenue is also available.

DO NOT park in unauthorized areas.  Cars have been towed in the past

Sanction

USA Track & Field

Sponsor

Needham Track Club   Meet Director:  John Hrones    Meet Consultant:  Steve Vaitones 

Awards

1st Place – Trophies for all events, 2nd – 8th Place – Medals, Events 9th & lower – Ribbons
Ribbons for heat finishes and for all places for age 5-6
Team trophies for top finishing teams

Event Qualification

The best 8 times in the 55 meter. All other events are finals, resolved by time if multiple sections are held.

Team Scoring

Trophies awarded to top 10 finishing teams.  No scoring for relays or age 5-6 events.
Scoring: 1st – 10,   2nd – 8,   3rd – 6,   4th – 5,   5th – 4,   6th – 3,   7th – 2,   8th – 1 
Relays, Race Walk, and age 5-6 events do not count toward team scores.

Affiliation

An athlete who enters with a club affiliation may not change to another club during the meet.
Clubs may not combine together in the scoring.

Registration
Fee

$22 per athlete (includes 3 individual events, at most 2 running). (register by February 5)
$26 (register by February 8)  $30 (register by February 10)
$20 per relay team (relay not included in event limits).
$10 for EACH extra event (maximum of 2 extra events, at most one running)

Online Registration

This year, you can register online.  Follow this web link: http://www.northeastindoorclassic.org

Admission
Fee

$7 for each spectator age 14+  (may be bought in advance or on day of meet)
$3 for each child 5-13 who is not a registered athlete
Free admission for children under age 5

Facilities

200 meter track.  Fully automatic timing.  Bathrooms available.  Concession stand open during meet.

E-mail

If you e-mail changes, be sure to include the athlete’s name, town, club, and age. If substituting an athlete, you must return a completed registration for the new athlete.

Equipment

Runners must use batons and shot puts provided by the meet.  ¼ inch pyramid or Christmas tree spikes are permitted (in track area only).  Bring non-spiked shoes for use outside of the track area. Starting blocks are provided and can be used in the 55 Meter Dash and 55 Meter Hurdles only.

Event
Conflicts

Athletes at field events should notify the field event official if they have to leave to check in and/or compete at a running event.  If an athlete misses an attempt at a field event (or height for high jump), the field event official may, at their discretion, provide accommodation if it does not disrupt the logistics and time schedule of the event.

Runner
Numbers

Runner numbers should be placed on the front of the jersey.  Hip numbers should go on the LEFT hip for events on the track oval.  Hip numbers should go on the RIGHT hip for the 55 meter and hurdles.

Relays

All runners on a relay team must be the same sex.  Each athlete must not exceed the age requirement for the age group of the relay they are competing in.  However, younger age athletes may compete on relays for older age groups.  Relay teams may mix runners from different teams and unattached athletes.

Age 5-6
Events

All age 5-6 events will be non-competitive.  Ribbons (no trophies or medals) will be awarded.
No times or places will be recorded.  There are no penalties for event changes for age 5-6 year olds.

Sportsmanship

Athletes and/or teams may be ejected from the meet for unsportsmanlike conduct of coaches, athletes, parents, family, or friends. Parents and coaches are responsible for their athletes’ conduct.

Changes from previous meet

Limit of THREE (3) individual running events per athlete

Additional
Information

Contact John Hrones, needhamtrackclub@gmail.com    See our web site at www.needhamtrack.org
As a last resort, call the meet director at 781-856-4088


ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

ESTIMATED RUNNING EVENT SCHEDULE
(Competition will be in age order from the younger to older age groups, girls before boys)
(Events may run as much as 45 minutes prior to the times listed)

Time       Event                                        Order of Heats

9:30        55 Meter Hurdles                  (Ages 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)
               (Pentathlon)

10:00      200 Meter Run                      (Ages 5-6 -> 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

10:45      55 Meter Dash (heats)          (Ages 5-6 -> 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

11:30      1500 Meter Run                    (Ages 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

12:30      55 Meter Dash (finals)          (Ages 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

1:00        800 Meter Race Walk                       (two races – all girls, all boys – age 7-8 -> 13-14)

1:15        400 Meter Run                      (Ages 5-6 -> 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

2:00        55 Meter Hurdles                  (Ages 5-6 -> 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

2:45        800 Meter Run                      (Ages 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

3:45        4 x 200 Meter Relay             (Ages 7-8 -> 9-10 -> 11-12 -> 13-14)

                   ESTIMATED FIELD EVENT TIMES & SPECIFICATIONS

Age Group

Shot Put

 

 Times    Shot Weight   Attempts

Long Jump

 

Times   Attempts

High Jump

                    Starting           Attempts

 Times         Heights          Per Height

Standing LJ

   Times  Attempts

Age 5 - 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:30

3

Age

7 - 8

12:30

4 lb.

3

2:15

3

9:45

2’ 8” or higher

3

11:30

3

Age
 9 – 10

1:45

6 lb.

3

9:45

3

10:45

3’0” or higher

3

12:30

3

Age
 11 – 12

10:00

6 lb.

3

11:15

3

12:00

3’ 2” – girls
3’ 4” – boys or higher

3

1:30

3

Age
13 - 14

11:15

6 lb. – girls
4 kg. - boys

3

12:45

3

1:40

3’ 6” – girls
3’ 8” – boys or higher

3

10:30

3

 

ESTIMATED FIELD EVENT TIMES

Times

Shot Put

Long Jump

High Jump

Standing Long Jump

9:45 am

 

Age 9-10

Age 7-8

 

10:00 am

Age 11-12

 

 

 

10:30 am

 

 

 

Age 13-14

10:45 am

 

 

Age 9-10

 

11:15 am

Age 13-14

Age 11-12

 

 

11:30 am

 

 

 

Age 7-8

12:00 noon

 

 

Age 11-12

 

12:15 pm

 

 

 

 

12:30 pm

Age 7-8

 

 

Age 9-10

12:45 pm

 

Age 13-14

 

 

1:15 pm

 

 

 

 

1:30 pm

 

 

 

Age 11-12

1:45 pm

Age 9-10

 

Age 13-14

 

2:00 pm

 

 

 

 

2:15 pm

 

Age 7-8

 

 


55 METER HURDLES

Age Groups

Number of Hurdles

Hurdle Height

Distance to 1st Hurdle

Distance Between Hurdles

Distance to Finish

Age 5 – 6

5

12”

12 meters

7.5 meters

13 meters

Age 7 – 8

5

18”

12 meters

7.5 meters

13 meters

Age 9 – 10

5

24”

12 meters

7.5 meters

13 meters

Age 11 – 12

5

30”

12 meters

7.5 meters

13 meters

Age 13 – 14

5

30” – Girls
33” - Boys

13 meters

8 meters – Girls
8.5 meters – Boys

10 meters – Girls
8 meters - Boys

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I have to specify the events that I will be competing in prior to the meet?
 No, not this year.

Any restrictions on relay teams?
All members on a team must be of the same sex and of the designated age for that relay.  Team members may be mixed by club affiliation. Children may move up age groups, but may participate in only one relay race.  Advance registration is recommended, but teams can form and register on race day up to one hour before the race. Children age 5-6 can enter a relay only if they have an age 7-8 runner number.

Who is eligible to compete?
Any boy or girl who was born on February 13, 2002 or later.

What are the age groups?
2-year age groups (age 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14).  Age as of February 12, 2017

Can I compete in a different age group from where my age is?
You may compete in an older age group IF you indicate that in your registration form.  You may not compete in multiple age groups.

Can I use my own shot put, baton, or starting blocks?
No, all of these will be supplied.

Can I use spikes and starting blocks?
You can use ¼  pyramid or Christmas tree spikes, but only in the track area. Pin spikes are not permitted. Change into flat shoes when moving elsewhere in the building. 

Will the meet be held if there is inclement weather?
We will always try to hold the meet.  In the very rare occasion when dangerous weather conditions do cause us to change the meet schedule, you will find that update on www.needhamtrack.org on meet day morning.  We will also try to e-mail that update to those on our mailing list.