Welcome to the return of the Golden South Classic in a much different format under the new organization and direction of new flrunners.com editor Brandon Miles as the meet director. Instead of the meet being simply a one-off single day/weekend event, we are making it a three-leg meet series over consecutive weekends at different locations in Florida for the month of May.
Hopefully, this new format will give more athletes opportunities and choices to compete in the post-season at a high-caliber event for whichever date, location works for them or potentially all do as a mini-post season.
We are finalizing the actual locations over the coming weeks and will post those as soon as finalized, but the plan is essentially to break up the series geographically with a South Florida, Central Florida, and North Florida location.
Golden South Series
Leg #1 - Saturday, May 15th in Southwest Florida
Leg #2 - Friday, May 21st - Central Florida (Coastal)
Leg #3 - Saturday, May 29th - North Florida
Meet Eligibility - Any high school-aged athletes (class of 2021 or younger) as well as middle school competitors.
Entry Fee - $25 Per Individual Event. Max entry fee of $50/athlete (2 events). All entry fees must be paid online. No exceptions
Entry Deadline - 10 PM ET on Wednesday night before each series.
Entry Standards - There will be none, except minimum height requirements in the high jump and pole vault.
Awards: Top 3 in each event will receive awards.
Admission Fee - $7 Per Person.
Seeding - Seeding will be based on athlete's all-time best performances verified in the MileSplit.com database.
Slow To Fast Sections - All races will be section on time finals going from slow to fast order.
Divisions - There no longer be a prep/classic division and simply one high school age group division. There will also be a middle school age group division as well including 3 events in the 100m dash, mile run, and 400m dash.
Sanctioning - This is a post-season meet, thus not sanctioned by the FHSAA. All athletes will be competing unattached or with a club team.
Officials - Interested in being an official for any of these events, please contact the meet director Brandon Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-Shirts & Concessions - Meet T-shirts and apparel, as well as concessions, will be sold at each event.
Meet Questions - Direct to meet director Brandon Miles at email@example.com
Meet Schedule (Tentative)
Field Events - 3 PM Start
Girls High Jump followed by Boys High Jump
Boys Pole Vault followed by Girls Pole Vault
Girls Long Jump followed by Girls Triple Jump
Boys Long Jump followed by Boys Triple Jump
Boys Shot Put followed by Girls Shot Put
Girls Discus followed by Boys Discus
Boys Javelin followed by Girls Javelin
Running Events - 4PM Start
High School Girls 100m Hurdles
High School Boys 110m Hurdles
Middle School Girls 100m Dash
Middle School Boys 100m Dash
High School Girls 100m Dash
High School Boys 100m Dash
Middle School Girls Mile Run
Middle School Boys Mile Run
High School Girls Mile Run
High School Boys Mile Run
Middle School Girls 400m Dash
Middle School Boys 400m Dash
High School Girls 400m Dash
High School Boys 400m Dash
High School Girls 300m Hurdles
High School Boys 300m Hurdles
High School Girls 800m Run
High School Boys 800m Run
High School Girls 200m Dash
High School Boys 200m Dash
High School Girls 2 Mile Run
High School Boys 2 Mile Run
Goal Finish Time: 9:30 PM
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