Jesuit Twilight Relays


 

17TH ANNUAL

 

FRIDAY April 28, 2017

Jesuit High School and Nike are proud to present the Pacific Northwest’s premier high school track & field relay meet.

 

featuring

 
  • Afternoon Session with mutliple heats/flights of individual events
  • Twilight Session is an evening full of exciting relay competiton
  • Twilight Session also includes the Elite 100 and Elite Mile races. Both of these events yielded several top 10 U.S. performances in 2016, including Michael Slagowski's amazing 3:59 mile
  • Field Events with up to 48 Athletes Per Event. Field events will have both preliminary and finals competition
  • Over 60 Teams Represented from Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
  • Premier Track & Field Facility that showcases a fast, high performance, polyurethane track surface
  • Unique Nike Awards And Elite Nike Athlete Appearances.
  • Introductions for Elite and Relay races

FAST TRACK  –  GREAT COMPETITION – UNDER THE LIGHTS – COME JOIN US!

2017 TEAMS

**GOLD TEAM**

  GUARANTEED 1 ENTRY PER EVENT PLUS ANY ADDITIONAL QUALIFIERS

TO QUALIFY FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
TOP 60 - 1500M & 3000M   ...............TOP 48 - FIELD EVENTS AND HH, 100M .    MAX 6 ENTRIES PER EVENT.

**SILVER TEAM**

ENTRY IN ...DMR (IF IN TOP 40 ENTRIES)...4 X 800(IF IN TOP 40 ENTRIES)

PLUS ADDITIONAL QUALIFIERS

RELAYS

4 X 100 (IF TEAM IS ONE OF TOP 32 ENTRIES)   4 X 400 (IF TEAM IS ONE OF TOP 32 ENTRIES)

TO QUALIFY FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

TOP 60 - 1500M & 3000M   ...............TOP 48 - FIELD EVENTS AND HH, 100M .    MAX 6 ENTRIES PER EVENT.
 

 

GOLD TEAMS

Aloha

Barlow

Beaverton

Bellarmine Prep

Camas

Central Catholic

Jesuit

Lincoln

McMinnville

Newberg

Oregon City

Reynolds

Rocky Mountain

GOLD TEAMS

Sheldon

Silverton

South Eugene

St. Mary’s Academy - GIRLS ONLY

Summit

Sunset

Tigard

Tualatin

Union

West Linn

West Salem

SILVER TEAMS

Battleground

Benson

Blanchet Catholic

Canby

Capital

Catlin Gable

Cleveland

Deer Park

Eastlake

Forest Grove

Franklin

Garfield

Glencoe

Grant

Hermiston

Hood River Valley

Horizon Christian (Tualatin)

Horizon Christian (Hood River)

Issaquah

Lake Oswego

LaSalle

SILVER TEAMS

Lincoln (Tacoma)

McNary

Mountain View (Idaho)

Mountain View (WA)

North Central

North Lake

OES

Putnam

Parkrose

Redmond

Sandy

Scappoose

Sherwood

Siuslaw

Snohomish

Southridge

Tahoma

Valley Catholic

Walla Walla

Westview

Wilson

Wilsonville


Schedule      Entry      Competition      Additional

Entry Information


Entries Due: Entries due: Monday April 24, 2017 (8:00 am) Entries must be made electronically on athletic.net NOTE FOR COACHES OF ELITE 100 AND MILE RUNNERS: The Meet Director will enter your athletes in these events. You will not find these events listed on the meet registration page. If you have any questions please email Tom Rothenberger at: JesuitTwilightRelays@gmail.com.

ENTRY CHANGES Any changes after Monday of meet week, email to Tom Rothenberger at JesuitTwilightRelays@gmail.com. Changes in the entries made prior to Tuesday of meet week at 12:00 noon will be reflected in the meet program. Changes will be allowed at the coaches scratch/add meeting, but heats and flights will not be-reseeded after Tuesday at noon.

START LISTS Will be posted

ELITE ATHLETE BIO'S Athlete Bio information will be requested via email.

ENTRY FEES The entry fee for GOLD LEVEL TEAMS is $350. The fee for SILVER LEVEL TEAMS is $175. If you are only entering an individual in the Elite 100 meters or Elite mile, the entry fee for Individuals is $15. Checks should be made payable to Jesuit High School. If you have any questions concerning your entry fee please contact Mike Hughes, Athletic Director at mhughes@jesuitportland.org

FIELD EVENTS Each Gold Level Team is guaranteed 1 entrant into every field event. The additional competitors will be the next best marks submitted by all teams and confirmed on athletic.net. The final field in all field events will consist of up to 48 competitors. Accepted athletes in the field events will be posted online by Wednesday of meet week at 5 pm. Teams may submit as many as 6 names for these events.

High Jump

High Jump will follow the "5 alive" format and will be contested in one flight. The high jump bar will progress as follows:

  • Boys: 5 ' 6 " , 5 ' 8 ", 5 ' 10 ", 6 ' 0 ", 6 ' 1 ", 6 ' 2 " and optional for remaining jumpers

  • Girls: 4 ' 6 ", 4 ' 8 ", 4 ' 10 " , 5 ' 0 " , 5 ' 1 " , 5 ' 2 " and optional for remaining jumpers

Pole Vault

Pole Vault will follow the "5 alive" format and will be contested in two flights per gender . The top flight of athletes per gender will compete on the East Pit (girls then boys) and the second flight of athletes will compete on the West pit (girls then boys) both starting at 2:30 pm. The vault direction may change based upon wind. Starting heights and bar progression will be emailed to coaches on Wednesday of meet week after the field of athletes is finalized.

  • Coaches: Please weigh your pole-vaulters at your school and turn in a form at the pole vault verifying weight and correct pole. See form at OSAA.org website. We will not weigh vaulters nor check/weigh throwing implements.

INDIVIDUAL RUNNING EVENTS

100 meters and High Hurdles

Each Gold Level Team is guaranteed 1 entrant in the 100 (open race, not elite 100) and high hurdles. The additional competitors will be the next best marks submitted by all teams and confirmed on athletic.net. The final field will consist of 48 competitors. Open 100 meters and high hurdle competitors will be posted online by Wednesday of meet week at 5 pm. Teams may submit as many as 6 names for these events.

1500 meters and 3000 meters

Each Gold Level team is guaranteed 1 entrant in the 1500 (open race, not Elite Mile) and 3000 meters. The additional competitors will be the next best marks submitted by all teams and confirmed on athletic.net. The final field in the 1500 and 3000 will consist of 60 competitors. 1500 meter and 3000 meter competitors will be posted online by Wednesday of meet week at 5 pm. Teams may submit as many as 6 names for each of these events.

RELAY RUNNING EVENTS

4X100, 4X400 – 32 TEAMS

4X200 – 24 TEAMS

4X800, Distance Medley Relay – UP TO 40 TEAMS in 2 heats of 20

Each Gold Level Team will be guaranteed one relay team per relay running event. The additional relay teams will be the next best marks submitted by all teams and confirmed on athletic.net.

  • Lane assignments for 4x100 and 4x400 relay events will be based on the current year actual personal records.
  • Lane Assignments for 4x200, 4x800 and DMR relay events will be based on projected times.
  • Coaches: For all Relays you need to put in the season best and or projected time in the override column on athletic.net. Failure to do this will result in your team being seeded with a mark of NT (no time)

ELITE 100 METERS AND ELITE TWILIGHT MILE RACES. Once again the Twilight Relays will offer an opportunity for runners from multiple states to run head to head in an outstanding field of top distance runners. The athletes invited to compete in the Elite Twilight Mile will have the opportunity to achieve both national and state rankings with an official fully automatic time for both 1500 meters and mile.

Entry into the Elite 100 meters and Elite Twilight Mile races will be BY INVITATION ONLY.

If you have any questions please contact Tom Rothenberger at JesuitTwilightRelays@gmail.com .

Information


EVENT CHECK IN

RUNNING EVENTS

Open 100 meters, high hurdles, open 1500 meters and 3000 meters check in at the start line.

All other running events (relay teams and elite athletes) will report to the Clerk’s Circle in the center of the field on the second call. They will be given instructions at that time. Relay teams and individuals will be introduced prior to competing.

FIELD EVENTS

Competitors should report to event area for their flight at last call. Field Event competition will begin at 2:30 pm. Athletes will be placed in flights based on entry marks. Each entered athlete will receive 3 preliminary attempts and the top 9 ranked individuals after prelims will be given 3 additional attempts in finals with the top 8 finishers scoring.

OPENING CEREMONY At 5:55 P.M. we will have an Opening Ceremony in which we will introduce each team. Two athletes will represent each participating school: One boy & one girl. (Single-gender teams should send two athletes from their team) Athletes should be in uniform and meet at the Clerk’s Circle at 5:45 pm.

Additional Information


CONDUCT

Our goal is to provide a showcase in which your athletes may compete and to allow them access to proper warm-up and preparation for their events. Due to the growth in the size of the meet we will need to have more specific guidelines for when and who is on the infield.

Coaches We continue to welcome coaches on the infield interacting with their athletes as they prepare for competition and right after competition. This should be an opportunity for coaching to take place and we encourage that. We will have security stationed at the entrances to the track this year and only coaches and competing athletes will be allowed on the main field.

Athletes We want athletes preparing for their events to feel comfortable and welcome on the infield to prepare for their competition. We welcome them to use the south side of the infield for that warm up. Athletes will be issued a competitors number and they will have to show their race number in order to be admitted to the infield area for warm up.

Athletes and coaches should not use entry gate on north side of 100 start line. Please DO NOT JUMP THE FENCE at this location (or any location) simply walk the 20 meters to the large double gate to enter the track area.

No athletes should warm up, or stretch north of the flags/clerk’s tent. All warm up and stretching should take place south of the flags.

No spectators should be on the main field. Athletes not currently competing or warming up should not be on the main field. Only Coaches and athletes preparing for their next event are allowed on the field. We have created an Athlete’s Village area for athletes and spectators to mingle throughout the meet. That Athlete Village area will be west of the track between the track and the locker rooms.

Press Box Athletes and Coaches are not allowed in this area. We want to keep this area clear for meet officials. Results will be announced and posted as soon as they are available.

Coaches Hospitality A Coaches Hospitality area will be available at the bottom of the stairs near the entrance of the Lockerooms. Food, refreshments and results will be available in this area. Athletes should not be in this area.

Finish Line Coaches and athletes are not allowed in this area. We will have an FAT camera set up near the north end of the LJ area. This timing system will provide 1500m times for our Elite Mile race. Coaches and Athletes are not allowed behind the fences surrounding this timing system.

FACILITY INFORMATION

Jesuit’s micro-encapsulated polyurethane track surface is both fast and easy on athlete’s legs. There are three throwing areas as well as fast runways for the pole vault, high jump, and long/triple jump.

Spikes Runners may wear spikes or racing flats. Spikes must be pyramid-shaped and no longer than 1/4 inch. Needle spikes and spikes longer than 1/4 inch will not be allowed on the track or on any of the runways (exception is 3/8” allowed on javelin shoes). Spikes will be checked.

Coaches, communicate this to your athletes so that they have the type of spikes they need. Thank you for your help.

AWARDS & RESULTS

An award/results packet will be presented to each coach at the conclusion of the meet. Results will also be available on athletic.net and runnerspace.com following the meet. Links to these results will also be posted on jesuitportland.org by Monday afternoon.

Champions Circle Event Winners will receive their Commemorative Nike Awards and be introduced to the audience at our "Champions Circle" on the infield. We ask that IMMEDIATELY following the conclusion of their event that they report to the "Champions Circle." Coaches please help us with this and remind your athletes.

Elite Athlete's Awards All invited participants in the Elite Mile and Elite 100 will receive an exclusive Nike commemorative award. In addition the winners of each Elite Race will receive custom designed Jesuit Twilight Relays Nike product. Elite event winners are reminded that they must provide officials at the Champions Circle with their size and mailing address.

Individual Awards Ribbons will be given to 2nd-8th place in all events.(each relay team member will receive ribbon)

Field Events Places in field events will be determined on individual performances by entered athletes in that event.

Team Scoring and Awards There will be team trophies awarded to the top three boys’ teams and the top three girls’ teams. Scoring will be 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. All events will be scored.

Live Results Real Time results will be available. – visit this page and bookmark it on your smart phone or iphone or other mobile device. Results will be available here throughout the meet. (www.twilight-relays.com )

MISCELLANEOUS

CLEAN UP We ask your cooperation in keeping the stadium clean. Please use the garbage cans provided. Each team will be given a large trash bag. Please place any/all your team trash in the bag provided and leave it by one of the trash cans at the end of the meet.

LOCKER ROOM Facilities are located in the Knight Center which is adjacent to the west end of the track stadium. Restroom facilities are available there as well as on the first floor of the press box. Athletes are encouraged to come dressed down for the meet.

ADMISSION There will be an admission charge for spectators at the gate. $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for students. Free for children under 5 years of age and senior citizens over 65. Meet programs will be provided for each Head coach. Spectators may purchase programs for $2.00 each.

Athlete/Spectator Village The Athlete/Spectator Village will include:

  • Nike Mobile Spike/Apparel Display
  • Nike Retail Sales Area featuring Twilight Relays apparel
  • Real Time Results Display