The 7th annual Wharton Wildcat Invitational will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The meet will take place on our 8-lane polyurethane rubber track located at Wharton High School. Payments- Mail checks to Wharton High School (Wildcat Track Invitational) 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33647 Attn. Eddie Henderson. All payments need to be received by Feb. 19. Coaches, please review the PowerPoint on rule changes from the FHSAA athttp://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/track-field/archives/2017-18/2018_rules_presentation.pdf. All FHSAA rules, including rules on uniforms, will be enforced at the clerk's tent or at their field event area before athletes can check in. We will also be checking spikes to make sure only 1/4-inch or smaller pyramid spikes are used. Athletes must bring their spikes with them to check in.
3 entries per field event per school will be allowed. Athletes will be given 4 attempts (except for high jump and pole vault, which will be 3 attempts). For the Long Jump, Triple Jump, Discus and Shot Put we will have the top flight go first and every flight after that will get first 2 attempts measured and on the 3rd and 4th attept will need to hit the 8th place mark in order to have their last two attepmts measured. We will be offering the javelin throw this year. Those interested must have a javelin of the correct weight (girls 600g/boys 800g) with a rubber tip that is permanently attached. For the complete rules concerning the javelin, click here.
All individual Teams will be allowed to enter up to 4 per running event, All teams will be limited to 1 relay team per relay event.
For the distance events, there will be unseeded 1600m races in the morning with a seeded top 24 girls/boys 1600m run in finals. The same method will be used for the 3200m and 800m as we will have races in the morning for the runners not in the top 24. The list of athletes accepted in the seeded 1600m and 3200m will be posted in the meet message board once entries have closed.
Prelims will start at 12:30 p.m. Heat winners will advance to finals, along with the next fastest times for events with 7 or fewer heats. Only heat winners will advance to the finals for events with 8 heats. Fastest times will advance to finals in events with 9 or more heats.
Finals will start no earlier than 4:30 p.m., but there will be at least a 35 minute break between the conclusion of prelims and the start of the finals.
The entry fee for team will be $85 per gender or $125 per school (both boys and girls teams together). Teams can enter an individual for $25 per runner. Concessions will be open throughout the day with a wide variety of food and drinks. There are a variety of hotels located in the New Tampa area offering group rates to accommodate team traveling from out of town. Please contact Coach Anthony Triana at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Kyle LoJacono at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 7:45AM Coaches Meeting
*8:10AM Field Events
-Long jump (two pits, one for boys and one for girls) followed by triple jump (top flight first)
-Girls discus followed by boys discus (top flight first)
-Boys shot-put followed by girls Shot-put (top flight first)
-Girls pole vault followed by boys pole vault (opening height girls 1.83 meters, boys 2.44 meters)
***Boys/Girls Javelin after the completion of the shot/disc***
-11 AM girls high jump followed by boys high jump (opening height girls 1.21 meters, boys 1.52 meters)
**All running events are girls first, then boys***
-8:20AM 4x800m Relay
*9:30AM Morning Distance Races Sessions
-Girls 1600m (not top 24 runners) followed by boys 1600m open
-Boys 1600m (not Top 24 runners) followed by boys 1600m Open
-Girls 3200m (not top 24 runners) followed by boys open (if needed)
-Boys 3200m (not top 24 runners) followed by boys open (if needed)
-Cow Mile (unscored exhibition mile, do not need to be entered)
*12:30PM Running Prelims
-100/110mh, 100m, 4x100m relay, 400m, 300mh and 200m
* 4:30PM or 45 minutes after completion of the prelims** running finals
-100/110mh, 100m, 1600m (top 24 entries), 4x100m, 400m, 300mh, 800m, 200m, 3200m (top 24 entries) , 4x400m
Wharton Wildcat Track Invitational 2019
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