Masters invited to USATF-sanctioned indoor meet in Alabama
An indoor track meet Dec. 27-28 in Birmingham, Alabama, is masters-friendly, reports Don Drummond. It’s being held at the Crossplex, a public multi-use center with a banked Mondo track. “Timing will be FAT,” Don writes. “Admission for adults will be $8 for 1 day or $14 for 2 days. 65 & older will be $5 for 1 day or $8 for 2 days. Students and children are free. Coachâ€™s cards will be accepted. … Weight throw implement available for use, but you are encouraged to bring your own. … 13 & over may enter up to 4 individual events and the relay. Registration will be online at coachO.com. Go to the meet calendar and find this meet. Entry will be $20 per athlete. 4×200 relay teams will be $20/team. Pentathlon will be $35/athlete. All payments should be made on-line at the time of registration. Entry deadline is Tuesday, December 24th, 11:59 pm CST. Late entries will be accepted until Wednesday, December 25, 11:59pm CST with a $5 late fee/athlete.” The meet is USATF-sanctioned. (So you can set records here.)
More details from Don:
Awards: There will be no team scores/awards. Medals to the top 3 individuals/event/division except 19 & over.
Top 3 relay teams will receive medals. Top 5 pentathletes will receive medals. Open div.–no awards.
Prelims: There will be prelims in the 60 dash and 60 hurdles only. Top 8 will advance to Saturdayâ€™s finals.
Field Events: Each jumper/thrower will have 3 attempts with no finals, except weight throw will have finals (top 9). All attempts will be measured.
19 & over (open)
4 x 200
Schedule of Events
TRACK EVENTS (8 and under and girls compete first in all events except hurdles.)
Example: 8 and under girls, 8 and under boys, then 9-10 girls, then 9-10 boys, etc.
Rolling scheduleâ€”All times are estimatedâ€”we will not run ahead of this schedule by more than 45 minutes.
Fridayâ€™s Running Events
3:00 CST pentathlon 60 hurdles (high school height)
4:00 60 hurdle prelims (all girls, then all boys)
4:45 60 dash prelims
7:30 4 x 200 relay (Alabama MS & HS athletes must be from the same school)
9:30 800 (girls pentathlon)
9:45 1000 (boys pentathlon)
Fridayâ€™s Field Events
4:00 TJ (13-14 girls then 15-16 girls, etc)
Pentathlon girls shot
Pentathlon boys long jump
5:30 Pentathlon girls long jump
6:00 TJ (13-14 boys then 15-16 boys, etc)
6:15 Pentathlon boys shot
7:30 Pentathlon girls high jump
8:15 Pentathlon boys high jump
Saturdayâ€™s Running Events
8:00 CST 60 hurdles finals
8:30 60 dash finals
9:15 Mile (11-12)
9:45 400 (8 and under, 9-10, 11-12)
10:45 Mile (15-16)
11:15 400 (15-16, 19 & over)
12:00 Mile (13-14)
12:30 400 (13-14)
1:15 Mile (17-18)
1:35 400 (17-18)
2:20 Mile (19 & over)
Saturdayâ€™s Field Events
8:30 Girls shot put (19 & over first, down to 8 and under)
Boys weight throw (13-14 first, then up through age groups)
9:15 Girls & boys long jump (8 and under first)
10:00 Girls & boys high jump (11-12 first)
Girls & boys pole vault (15-16 & 13-14) Opening heightâ€”6â€™6â€ť girls; 8â€™ boys
11:00 Girls weight throw (19 & over first, then down through age groups)
12:30 Boys shot put (8 and under first)
1:00 Girls & boys pole vault (17-18) Opening heightâ€”8â€™ girls; 10â€™ boys
Additional IMPORTANT information:
**ÂĽ inch pyramid spikes onlyâ€”athletes must go through a spike check before competing. A set of ÂĽâ€ť
spikes will be available for purchase for $5 per pair of shoes at the spike check-in area.
**Only athletes/coaches are allowed in the warm-up area. No team camps in warm-up area.
**We will have 2 pole vault pits, 2 long/triple jump pits & 2 high jump pits going at the same time.
**Concessions & T-shirts will be available for purchase.
**Blocks will only be allowed in the 200 & 400 for ages 13 & up.
**The City of Bâ€™ham charges $3 for all events at The CrossPlex. 1100 spaces are available on site.
Police/staff tend the parking lot areas.
**19 & over pole vaulters and high jumpers can compete at their time discretion based on their desired
**All divisions except 19 & over will have the 4 x 200 relay.
**19 & over division will not receive any awards.
**This is not an AHSAA sanctioned event. Alabama MS & HS athletes may compete unattached
without penalty according to AHSAA rules. (2 non-sanctioned events allowed per season with
permission from your coach) In-state & Out-of-state Track Clubs are allowed to participate.
LOCATION: The CrossPlex is located in Birmingham, Alabama at 2331 Bessemer Road, 35208
Take I-20/59 to exit #120. Go south for 1 mile and The CrossPlex is on your left.
Contacts: Meet Director: Devon Hind (Office)205-439-1379 (Cell)205-80