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Coaches, We cordially invite you to the 39th Annual Frank Lay Patriot Invitational on Feb. 28th.

The cost per team will be $75.00; $150 for both girls and boys. Team fees are due the day of the meet. Please make checks payable to Pace High School.

The meet will be run and timed by Kevin Jones at Port City Timing. Your online entries should be submitted electronically by Wednesday, February 26 @ 11 pm EST on Entries should be limited to 2 athletes per event. Results can be found at The coaches meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M. We look forward to seeing you then.

Meet t-shirts will also be available for sale for athletes, friends, and family for $15 each. Cash or check accepted. Please make checks payable to Pace High School. 

Jules Pitts:;

Jerad Dampson:

39th Annual Frank Lay/Patriot Invitational Feb 28, 2019

Track Information:

1.The long jump and triple jump pits are located in the southwest corner of the stadium.

2.The shot put and discus are located outside of the west end of the stadium in the adjacent field. Javelin will be following the shot put and discus and will be located at the discus area.

3.Pole vault is located at the east end of the football field.

4.Restrooms are located at the east and west ends of the field. A concession stand is located at the west end of the track.

5.The Clerk of Course is located under the goal post at the west end of the field.

6.All FHSAA rules will be followed.

7.No glass containers are allowed.

8.No athletes or spectators allowed behind the visitors side of the stadium.

9.Admission - $5.00 Adults / Children are free.

Order of Events:

9:00 a.m.Coaches meeting (in the drama room by the sand volleyball court)

9:30 a.m.Finals Girls/Boys 4x800 M Relay


Middle School Showcase(This is for Santa Rosa County Middle Schools only).

(Girls followed by Boys)

4 x 800 Relay

100 M Dash

200M Dash

400 M Dash

1600 M Run

4 x 100 Relay

4 x 400 Relay

Middle school shot and discus will start at the same time as high school (9:30 AM).


9:30 High School Field Events:

Girls and Boys Long Jump followed by Triple Jump

Boys High Jump followed by Girls

Girls Discus followed by Boys

Girls Pole Vault followed by Boys

Boys Shot Put followed by Girls

Girls Javelin (Following shot and discus)

Boys Javelin

12:00 Prelims

Girls/Boys100/110M High Hurdles

Girls/Boys 100 M Dash

Girls/Boys 4 x 100 M Relay

Girls 300 M Low Hurdles

Boys 300 M Intermediate Hurdles

Girls/Boys 200 M Dash

2:30 Finals

Girls/Boys 100/110 M High Hurdles

Girls/Boys 100 M Dash

Girls/Boys 1600 M Run

Girls/Boys 4 x 100 M Relay

Girls/Boys 400 M Dash

Girls 300 M Low Hurdles

Boys 300 M Intermediate Hurdles

Girls/Boys 800 M Run

Girls/Boys 200 M Dash

Girls/Boys 3200 M Run

Girls/Boys 4 x 400 M Relay

Coaches' Information:* Bus parking will be in the grass area behind the visiting stands on the southwest end of the stadium*

Opening heights for high jump: Girls - 4'4 Boys - 5'4

Opening heights for pole vault: Girls - 6' Boys - 9'

Advancement from prelims to finals will be as follows:

2 heats winner in each heat and next five fastest times

3 heats - winner in each heat and next four fastest times

4 heats - winner in each heat and next three fastest times

* All jumps and throws will be conducted as finals with 4 total attempts

* It is very important that athletes remain in their lane or stacked position at the end of the event until the Finish Line Judge dismisses them.

* During the meet, if an athlete scratches or fails to show for an event, he/she is disqualified for the remainder of the meet.

* Scoring - Individual and Relay 10 - 8 - 6 - 4- 3 - 2 -1

Reminders for all athletes:

1.Athletes must have shirts and/or jerseys on at ALL times. Jerseys must be tucked in at the start of an event.

2.All athletes are to remain in the southwest bleachers unless they are warming up for an event in the infield. Setting up team tents behind the bleachers is prohibited. No athletes are allowed behind the southwest bleachers.

3.Athletes are to report to the Clerk of the Course no later than SECOND call. Any runner or relay team who has not checked in by the third call will be disqualified. Please note: Once an athlete has reported to the Clerk of Course, he/she should not leave until they are dismissed by the Clerk to proceed to their race. After leaving the Clerk of the Course, the runners should proceed to the start location of their race with hip number in place on left hip (when appropriate). When they report, they should know their heat and lane assignment.

4.All athletes MUST remove all jewelry except for watches.This must be done before reporting to the Clerk of the Course.

5. No electronics can be in the competition area. It's best to be race ready when checking in with the Clerk of Course, which includes not having electronics.