Meet Information

Hosted by: Dennis-Yarmouth Reg. H.S.
Sanctioned by: M.I.A.A
Meet Director: Jim Hoar, 508-258-0038 (home) 508-776-7589 (cell), E-mail: hoarj@dy-regional.k12.ma.us
Sponsored by: MARATHON SPORTS
Description: The Team Pentathlon is an event where a school team must be made up of five athletes, each
athlete participating in only one event. You select your best athlete in each event and enter
the five as a team. You may enter more than one team per gender and should also have one or
more alternates available. THERE IS A 20-TEAM LIMIT FOR THIS COMPETITION. THE FIRST
TWENTY (20) BOYS TEAMS AND THE FIRST TWENTY (20) GIRLS TEAMS ENTRIES RECEIVED
WILL BE ACCEPTED. B and C teams will be allowed, and are counted in the 20- team limit.
EVENTS
55 METER HURDLES - HIGH JUMP - SHOT PUT - LONG JUMP
800 METERS (girls) / 1,000 METERS (boys)
Participation
Rule:
M.I.A.A. rules will be in effect.
Uniform rules will be enforced.
Do not show up at RLC if you did not send in an entry. Youll not compete!
Entered Schools will be posted on MSTCA web site by December 28th
.
DEADLINE All entries must be entered in Direct Athletics (www.directathletics.com) by Wednesday,
December 27th, 2017 at midnight.
Entry Fees The entry fee is $50.00 per five-person team, separate fees for boys and girls teams.
Purchase Orders or checks payable to MSTCA, with a copy of the entry form(s) must be sent to
BOTH:
MSTCA c/o Elaine Mooney
60 Cynthia Road
Seekonk, MA 02771
(If you enter a team, your school is responsible for payment even if your team does not
compete. MSTCA Tax I.D. # 04-3394224)
Late entries will be subject to an additional late fee of $50 per team if the meet director decides
to accept them after the Dec. 27th deadline; however, no entries will be accepted after Dec. 28.
Mail your entries early.
ORDER OF
EVENTS
55 meter hurdles, then high jump, shot put, and long jump. *If necessary there will be two H.J.
pits, two S.P. areas, and two L.J. pits is use.
The H.J./L.J./S.P. will be conducted at the same time.
At the conclusion of the three field events the heats for the 800 (women) and 1,000 (men) will
be set up based on point totals.
Awards Points will be awarded for performances in each event, and the boys and girls school scoring
the highest number of points will be declared Mass. Team Pentathlon Champion. Team
plaques will be awarded to the first five teams in the competition based on total points. Members
of the top three teams will receive T-shirts and individual event winners not on the top three
teams will also receive T-shirts.
Results At the end of each event, or as sections in the HJ/LJ/SP are completed, updated scoring (if
practical) will be posted. Complete results will be available at the computer table at the end of
the competition. Results will not be mailed.
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 When you know which pit your high jumpers will jump, they should immediately get their marks
and take some practice jumps. Once the hurdles have been completed the high jump will begin.
No warm-up jumps will be allowed after this time. The event should move along quickly and
smoothly, as these are your best jumpers. Starting heights will be established after entries have
been received. The distances in the field events will be measured in metric.
Shot Put The shot put will be arranged in flights. Your athlete should be ready when his/her flight is
called. Each athlete will be allowed three jumps/throws in the competition. Athletes will be given
two warmup attempts just prior to their flight. The distances in the field events will be measured
in metric.
Long Jump The long jump will be arranged in flights. Your athlete should be ready when his/her flight is
called. Each athlete will be allowed three jumps/throws in the competition. Athletes will be given
two warmup attempts just prior to their flight. The distances in the field events will be measured
in metric.
NO RUNBACKS ALLOWED! Athletes should come prepared with a mark.
800 (Women)
1,000 (Men)
Sections for the final event will be set up based on accumulated points. This event will not begin
until all the competitors have completed the first four events. The number of athletes in each
section will be determined the day of the competition.
Alternates You should have one or more alternates for each event. If you have an athlete that cannot
compete in his/her event you may not use an athlete in a second event, but will need the
alternate. Each athlete may compete in ONE EVENT only.
Equipment:
Shots, & Blocks
All will be provided by meet management. Do not bring blocks or shots to the meet.
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 7:00 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

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