Meet Information

Hosted by: Notre Dame Academy, Hingham, MA
Sanctioned by: M.I.A.A.
Meet Director: Bill Jennings, jetjennings@aol.com, 774-213-9425
Sponsored by: Marathon Sports
States Invited: MA, NH, NY, RI, CT, VT - Multi state sanctioning has been requested, participating teams must
be from schools that are recognized members of their state associations affiliated with the
National Federation of High Schools. (NFHS).
Entry
Information:
Participating teams must be from schools that are recognized members of their state
associations affiliated with the National Federation of High Schools. (NFHS).
All schools that plan to attend the Boston Holiday Challenge must send the event manager an
email declaring the schools intent to participate. This is a non-binding declaration, used to
inform the NFHS of potential participants. This is for the purpose of obtaining a NFHS sanction
for the meet DEADLINE December 2, 2017.
Event Manager: Rick Kates at rkates@ndahingham.com
Events
& Standards:
Meet
management
reserves the
right to reject
entries if proof
of performance
cannot be
verified. 2017
Outdoor
performances
may be used.
EVENTS GIRLS STANDARDS BOYS STANDARDS
55 M Dash 8.0 7.0
55 M Hurdles 10.4 8.84
300 Meters 48.0 42.0
600 Meters 1:52.0 1:35.0
1,000 Meters 3:28.0 2:55.0
Freshman Mile Run 6:15 5:20
One Mile Run 5:45 4:45
Two Mile Run 12:30 10:15
Shot Put 31 00 4500
Weight Throw No Standard No Standard
High Jump 4 7 5 7
Long Jump 1500 18 6
4 x 200 meter Relay 1:55 1:39
4 x 400 meter Relay 4:25 3:45
4 x 800 meter Relay 10:30 8:40
Pentathlon No Standard No Standard
Participation
Rules:
3-0 rule (i.e. 3 running, 3 field, 2 running & 1 field, 2 field & 1 running)
A relay counts as a running event.
Uniform rules will be enforced (including relays).
Pentathlon athletes may only compete in the pentathlon.
NFHS Rules will be in effect.
Competitor numbers must be worn on the front of the uniform, including relays.
DEADLINES &
REGISTRATION
December 2, 2017 - NFHS sanction for the meet DEADLINE
December 18, 2017 - All entries will be due on www.directathletics.com
December 22, 2017 - Payment must be received.
Entry Fees $15 per individual event
$25 per relay
$50 pentathlon
$150 team maximum per single sex team, $300 for both teams
Make checks payable to: MSTCA.
Payment must be received by December 22, 2017 or your athletes will not be able to compete.
MSTCA IRS Tax ID number: 04-3394224
Payments in the form of a check or purchase order, payable to MSTCA, should be mailed as
soon as possible to:
MSTCA
c/o Elaine Mooney
60 Cynthia Road
Seekonk, MA 02771
No purchase orders will be accepted from out of state teams.
For out of state teams: once your team is declared by the December 2, 2017 deadline-The
event manager will send your waiver form by email, it has to be signed by your principal
and/or athletic director. Your teams entry will be rejected if you do not send this document
by Monday, December 18, 2017.
For in state teams: send your waivers for the entire season with team roster to Jim Hoar by
Dec 14, 2017. Waivers can be FAXED to 508-398-7635 or email: hoarj@dy-regional.k12.ma.us
THERE ARE NO LATE ENTIRES INTO THIS MEET!
ORDER OF
EVENTS
(Girls before
Boys)
Pentathlon: 8:30 a.m.
55 M Hurdles Shot Put High Jump Long Jump 800 M Girls / 1000 M Boys
Field Events: 12:00 noon
SHOT PUT (Boys before Girls) Top 7 to finals
WEIGHT THROW (Girls before Boys) Top 7 to finals
LONG JUMP (Girls before Boys) Top 7 to finals
HIGH JUMP (2 Pits) After 55M Dash Finals on infield
Running Events (rolling):
12 noon on the infield (8 lanes).
Hurdles & Dash trials serpentine seeding based on entry time, fast to slow, fastest 8 advance to
finals
55 Hurdles G/B TRIALS
55 Dash G/B TRIALS
55 Hurdles B/G FINALS
55 Dash G/B FINALS
1:00 p.m. on the oval. (Boys followed by Girls)
Freshman Mile FINAL Sections on time, fastest section last
One Mile Run FINAL Sections on time, fastest section last
600 Meters FINAL - Sections on time, fastest section last*
1000 Meters FINAL Sections on time, fastest section last
300 Meters FINAL Sections on time, fastest section last *
Two Mile Run FINAL Sections on time, fastest section last
Relays may start AFTER the completion of the High Jumps or earlier, at the discretion of
meet management:
4 x 200m Relay 3-turn stagger, Sections on time - fastest section last *
4 x 800m Relay 2-turn stagger, Sections on time - fastest section last
4 x 400m Relay Sections on time - fastest section last *
*Lane preferences for these events: 5-6-4-3-2-1.
Awards Top SIX placers in each event. NO team awards. There will be a trackside awards ceremony for
each event as soon as the event is done and results are available. Please make sure your
athletes are present at this ceremony and in their school issued uniform.
Results Results will be posted on www.mstca.org, the official MSTCA web site.
Spikes Only 1/8 or 1/4 PYRAMID spikes allowed at R.L.C. Anyone using needle spikes or longer
spikes than recommended will be immediately disqualified and banned for the remainder
of the meet. Spikes are allowed ONLY in the track area.
High Jump Two jump pits will be set up at the conclusion of the hurdles and dashes, girls at scoreboard
end, boys in middle of floor. The competition will begin 30 minutes after the pits are set up to
give athletes time to warm up and set their marks.
Starting Heights: Girls - 4'07"; Boys - 5'07"
Height progression will increase by 2 inches.
Shot Put &
Weight Throw
Top 7 will advance to the Finals; Best flights last.
Implements will be provided by the meet.
Do NOT bring any shots to the meet; they will not be allowed, even for practice.
Weight Implement will NOT be provided - Officials will verify all implements.
Long Jump Top 7 will advance to the Finals; Best flights last.
NO RUNBACKS ALLOWED! Athletes should come prepared with a mark.
Equipment:
Batons, Shots,
& Blocks
All will be provided by meet management. Do not bring blocks or shots to the meet.
Clerking &
Warm-ups
Clerking will be done in the gymnasium.
It is the responsibility of the athlete to be ready for competition when the event is
called by the clerks.
Athletes will be escorted to the track by a clerk.
Warm-ups: Restricted to the gymnasium area and outside, weather permitting.
There will be no warming up on the track once the meet begins!
Hotel
Information
Hampton Inn & Suites: Boston Crosstowns Center, 811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
02118, 617-445-6400, FAX 617-445-6411. Rates: Double, Queen and King $120.00. Located 1.6
miles from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St., Roxbury Crossing.
Meet
Information
Admission: $5.00; Students/Seniors: $3.00
Wristbands/Credentials: Coachs wristbands will be given at packet pick-up.
Wristbands must be worn for the duration of the meet. No replacement bands will be
issued.
Packet Pick Up: Only the coach may pick up the packet, or designated coach noted by
school lettered head and ID must be presented at the time of the pickup.
Meet merchandise will be available the day of the meet.
Heat sheets/Programs: Programs with heat sheets will be posted and sold.
Emergency
Contact
Form
All coaches must have filled out a MSTCA Reggie Lewis Center Emergency Contact Form
online (see MSTCA website) or pass in a hard copy at the meet before being allowed to retrieve
your packet for your team.
Inclement
Weather
In case of bad weather, the decision to hold the meet will be made by 6:30 a.m. If there is any
doubt about the meet, coaches should watch TV (look for Roxbury Community College) and/or
listen to radio announcements, or you may call any of the listed numbers:
Reggie Lewis Center 617-541-3535 Jim Hoar 508-776-7589
Rick Kates 781-706-3340 Frank Mooney 508-728-9921
Bill Jennings 774-213-9425

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