The George Jenkins Classic will take place on March 20th, 2021. We are looking forward to hosting this event and we are looking forward to great competition. The entry fee will be $150 per team or $200 per school.
Checks need to be made out to George Jenkins. If mailed ahead of time please send to George Jenkins High School, Attn: Dale Meskimen, 6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, FL 33813.
This meet will be limited to the first 16 schools that respond. Please contact Coach Dale Meskimen @ 863-370-8796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All teams will be limited to 3 entries per event. We have an outstanding synthetic track with great facilities! There will be a full concession stand for convenience. All venues are located in or right next to the track facility.
Entries: Due by 11:59pm, Wednesday, March 17th.
Admission: $5.00; 5 and under-Free
Concessions will be available.
ALL CDC GUIDELINES and LOCAL GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED
It will be mandatory for any school attending a meet in Polk County for the coaches and athletes to wear a mask while they are not competing. If they refuse to follow this protocol, then they will be asked to leave the meet and not be allowed to compete.
Parents / spectators will not be allowed in the team tent areas.
All calls will be made by event & gender. Girls first. Calls for boys will not be made until we are near the end of the heats for the girls to avoid a large gathering of athletes in the holding area.
1.All FHSAA rules will be in effect. We will have a certified FHSAA Official on hand.
2. All athletes are to sit on the visitors side. The home side will be kept open for spectators. No athletes
will be allowed on the field unless they are participating in an event. Athletes not in compliance will be disqualified. This includes coaches. Head Coaches make sure any assistant coaches you have understand this. Athletes will report ready to compete. This will be strictly enforced! Warm-ups are to take place behind the visitor stands.
3. The infield will be closed to ALL except the competing athletes. Coaches, make sure your athletes, friends and family know this. If an athlete not competing is caught on the infield they will be disqualified. Anyone else on the infield who is not supposed to be will be escorted out of the facility.
4.There will be no coaches box for Pole Vault. They will not be allowed in the infield area.
5. The track surface is rubber. 1/4 Pyramid Spikes Only.
6. I will have officials to run the field events.
Coaches Meeting done by email. The meet will start at 9:00 a.m.
Field Events (Finals only, 3 attempts only, with exception of the HJ and PV. All field events will be measured in metric.
MEET SCHEDULE: We will be running the events in the same order as Region with a slight adjustment since
we are doing timed running finals no prelims. All heats will be slow to fast.
Opening Heights: Girls HJ 1.27 (4'2"); Boys HJ 1.57 (5' 2"); Girls PV 1.82 (6'); Boys PV 2.43 (8')
Long Jump Both
High Jump Girls
Pole Vault Girls
Shot Put Boys
11:00am (Or sooner; each event will follow immediately at conclusion of the 9am events)
Triple Jump Both
High Jump Boys
Pole Vault Boys
Shot Put - Girls
4x800 Relay Finals (Multiple Heats if needed, will run up to 16 in a heat; slow to fast)
12:00pm Running Finals Straight Finals with a rolling schedule
Wheelchair 800m (if needed, if not we will go right into the next event)
Ambulatory 800m (if needed, if not we will go right into the next event)
800m Finals (Multiple Heats if needed, will run up to 16 in a heat; slow to fast)
Wheelchair 200m (if needed, if not we will go right into the next event)
Ambulatory 200m (if needed, if not we will go right into the next event)
Amputee 200m (if needed, if not we will go right into the next event)
4x400m (Multiple Heats if needed, slow to fast)