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. Coach’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 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.)

Crossplex banked Mondo track is one of the few of its kind in the United States.

Crossplex’s banked Mondo track is a rarity in the United States.

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 Saturday’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)
60 hurdles
60 dash
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 schedule—All times are estimated—we will not run ahead of this schedule by more than 45 minutes.
Friday’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
6:30 3200
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)

Friday’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

Saturday’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)
2:40 200
4:25 800

Saturday’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 height—6’6” girls; 8’ 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 height—8’ girls; 10’ boys

Additional IMPORTANT information:

**¼ inch pyramid spikes only—athletes must go through a spike check before competing. A set of ¼”
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 B’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
opening heights.
**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

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December 4, 2013

3 Responses

  1. Michael Daniels - December 4, 2013

    That’s a beautiful looking track. Looks good enough to have a National on it.

  2. Peter Taylor - December 5, 2013

    Agree with Michael Daniels; this venue has “national indoor masters” written all over it. And with Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport not far away, what’s not to like?

    If we can’t get the Portland (Oregon) site for 2016, let’s go to this one. Or go to Portland in 2016 and Birmingham in 2017.

  3. Craig Davis - December 6, 2013

    Now that’s what I call timing and an extra Xmas present for me. Will be in Alabama with the children and G-Children. G-Pop very happy. see you there Don.

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