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Weston Twilight Invitational 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
7:00 -- 11:00 PM
At REGIS COLLEGE, WESTON
This year marks the 20th edition of our twilight meet. We will hold the meet at Regis College, as we did in 2016. It will be a busy day at Regis on May 6: graduation in the late
morning/early afternoon, a conference championship lacrosse game in the mid-afternoon, and our meet in the evening. I am grateful to Regis for being willing to continue to host our meet despite all these other events on campus. However, due to the lacrosse game, we will be delaying our start until 7 PM. Since we want to get done by 11:00, we will be limiting the number of entries in each event. Entry limits will be described below. If we get a favorable vote at the
Weston Town meeting this May, construction will begin on our new track facility on June 1, and we'll be back at WHS next year, which will allow us much more flexibility in terms of start time, number of entries accepted, etc. For this year we will just need to be patient and accept that the
meet will be limited.
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**This meet has been sanctioned by the MIAA**
Regis College does not have sufficient parking for a meet of this size. As a result all buses and many cars will need to park at Weston HS, about 1000 meters up the road. We will be
running shuttle buses all throughout the meet from the Regis track to the Weston parking lots. (I'll try to make sure the driver stays to the end of the meet this year so I don't have to use my Insight as a makeshift shuttle bus!) Both buses and cars can drop off passengers at the Regis track but then will need to proceed to Weston HS to park.
Please don't arrive on campus before 6PM! The lacrosse game will be on the field inside the track, you probably can't get into the track area anyway, and Regis parking will likely be full.
Spectators and coaches should be advised that there is virtually no seating at the Regis track. There is also limited space for tents, and tents will only be allowed in designated areas.
(1) All entries will go through the www.directathletics.com website. If you were at the meet last year, you should already be scheduled into the meet on Direct Athletics. If you are not, contact me and I'll create the link.
(2) Entry Deadline: midnight, Wednesday, May 3.
(3) Entry Limits:
(a) An athlete may be entered in a maximum of three events.
(b) All athletes entered in individual events must have met the qualifying standards in their events.
(4) Entry Guidelines:
We will be limiting the number of accepted entries this year in accordance with the table below. I will open the entries for viewing on Direct Athletics, as was done for the indoor MIAA meets, so you can see how deep the fields are in each event. Since we are limiting fields, I have
put up "guideline" standards based on last year's entries. Meeting the guidelines doesn't guarantee acceptance, we will ultimately limit the field in each event to a certain number of athletes. As we will be limiting field and may not accept everyone, we are requiring coaches to
enter a date/place for each athlete's qualifying mark. INDOOR TIMES/DISTANCES FROM
THE 2017 SEASON WILL BE ACCEPTED. Indoor time conversions must be done using the
USATFCCCA standard conversion factors, available at
www.ustfccca.org/assets/track-event-conversions-st.... . If you use an indoor performance, use the CONVERTED time as the entry time and enter the date and place of the indoor meet at which the performance was achieved. See the bottom of the entry standard list for indoor distances that may be used. PLEASE BE HONEST! We'll be checking some of the entry times, but not all of them, so we're relying on all of you to submit accurate performances.
Girls Guideline Boys Guideline Number Accepted
100 Meter 13.5 11.7 32
200 Meter 28.0 23.8 32
400 Meter 1:04.0 53.8 32
800 Meter 2:28.0 2:05.0 36
1 Mile 5:38.0 4:44.0 36
2 Mile 12:00.0 10:05.0 18
100 Hurdles 18.0 17.5 32
400 Hurdles 1:14.0 1:02.5 32
Steeple enter a mile or 2 mile time to enter the steeple top 18 accepted 18
4 x 200 Top 16 teams Top 16 teams 16
SMR Top 16 teams Top 16 teams 16
DMR Top 16 teams Top 16 teams 16
High Jump 4'8" 5'8" 24
PV 8'0" 10'0" 20
LJ 15'0" 19'0" 24
TJ 31'0" 38'0" 24
Shot 29'0" 40'0" 24
Disc 75'0" 105'0" 24
Jav 82'0" 125'0" 24
To qualify for the 200m, athletes may use the indoor 300m, with qualifying times of 44.8
for girls and 38.08 for boys.
To qualify for the 400m, athletes may use the indoor 600m, with qualifying times of
46.33 for girls and 38.53 for boys.
To qualify for the 800m, athletes may use the indoor 600m or the indoor 1000m, with
qualifying times of 1:48.67 (600) and 3:18.0 (1000) for girls and 1:30.60 (600) and 2:45.0 (1000)
If you enter an athlete and later determine that the athlete will not compete, please remove the entry so that others can get accepted. Also, if you know after entries close but before Friday 3PM that an athlete will not compete, let me know. There may be others who still wish to compete who can be accepted then.
We will post the accepted athletes and relay teams on Thursday, May 4, on both our own meet page and ma.milesplit.com.
(5) Entry Fees: (Note: we do this different from most other meets so read carefully!)
1. $10.00 per athlete to a maximum of $200.00 per team (boys and girls have a
2. Once an athlete has been entered in the meet, he/she can participate in up to 3 events.
No additional fee for additional events.
3. Relays do not cost any additional money, as long as the 4 competitors have been
entered and paid for. If an athlete is running a relay only it is still $10.00.
Examples: Athlete A participates in the 100, Long Jump, and 4 x 100 Relay.
Athlete B runs the 2 Mile.
Athlete C runs 3rd leg on 4 x 800.
Each of these athletes costs $10.00. Just multiply the number of athletes you have entered
by $10.00 and that's what you owe.
Either mail your check or P.O. (made out to "Town of Weston") or bring it to the meet. Mailing
address: John Monz, Weston HS, 444 Wellesley St., Weston, MA 02493
(1) Regis College has an 8-lane track. We will run all events except the 100, 100/110 hurdles, and 200 as finals. In the 100, 100/110 hurdles, and 200, we will run trials and finals.
Advancement in the events with trials will either be on a combination of place and time (winners plus ...) or on time alone, depending on the number of entries.
(2) Horizontal field events: three attempts, top 8 to a final for three more attempts.
(3) Vertical field events: usual rules. Opening heights: Girls' Pole Vault: 8'0", Boys' Pole
Vault: 10'0", Girls' High Jump: 4'6", Boys' High Jump: 5'6".
(4) Seeded heats will run last.
(5) The track, jumping runways, AND THE JAVELIN APPROACH are Latex/EPDM.
Recommended spikes are 3/16" or ¼" pyramids. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR ATHLETES TO WEAR NEEDLE SPIKES. The shot put and discus circles are brushed concrete.
(6) Awards: Top 6 in each event, as well as two "Outstanding Performer of the Meet" awards (one male, one female). In the field events, we will present the awards at the event venue
immediately after the final has been concluded (or as soon as the field referee certifies the results).
(7) Order of Events follows on the next page.
Best of luck this spring, and I look forward to seeing you on May 6
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