The seventh annual East Coast Invitational will be held this weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Academy fieldhouse. The meet has attracted more than 1,700 athletes from throughout the northeast region and Rhode Island. It will follow a full slate of events (see TIME SCHEDULE below), including an Elite Mile that will act as a qualifier for the Junior Mile of the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston on Feb. 10. Among some of the top MA runners in the mile are Sarah Roffman (Littleton), Lucas Aramburu (Brookline), Kaitlyn Roffman (Littleton) and Steven O'Driscoll (Norwell).
FIELD EVENTSOpen shot men/open shot women: 6:00pm - infield throwing circle
Open weight men/open weight women: immediately following the Open-Shot (infield throwing circle
Masters shot men/masters shot women: 6:00pm - throwing cage
Masters weight men/masters weight women: immediately following the Master Weight Throw
Masters super weight men/masters super weight women: Women will throw at infield circle/Men will throw in cage at the conclusion of the above events
Open pole vault 6:30 pm
Shuttle Hurdle Relay ( 4x 55M HH @ 33″ Girls / 39″ Boys): 6:30pm
Sprint Medley relay ( 200M-200M-400M-800M)
TRACK EVENTSYouth Mile 9:00 am
Open Mile 9:30 am
4 x 200M
55M Hurdles Finals (Boys followed by Girls)
55M Meters Finals
4 x 400M
Boys Championship Weight Throw, Top 24 (Boys followed by Girls) 10 a.m.
Boys Emerging Weight Throw, Unlimited, All Others (After Championship, Boys followed by Girls)
Championship Shot Put, Top 24 (Girls followed by Boys) 10 a.m.
Emerging Shot Put, Unlimited (10am... there will be 2 circles for shot -- girls followed by boys)
Long Jump, Top 24, 9 a.m. (Boys followed by Girls)
Pole Vault, Top 18, 10 a.m. (Girls followed by Boys)
High Jump, Top 24 10 a.m. (Boys followed by Girls)