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All Spring Track Coaches


Louis Olivere, Meet Director


DIAA State Outdoor Track Championships, 2012 Caesar Rodney High School, Wyoming, Delaware

The State Outdoor Track Championships will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012 and Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the outdoor track facility at Caesar Rodney High School, Wyoming, Delaware.

Coaches are reminded that all entries must be made on line, at, prior to 7:00 PM, Sunday, May 13, 2012. Late entries are allowed, providing a penalty of $50.00 is paid to DIAA, by submitting the entries in writing to Kevin Kelly, DIAA Track Committee Chairman, prior to 4:00 pm, Monday, May 14, 2012 at or to Rick Schuder at the Charter School of Wilmington. We strongly urge everyone to register and make their entries on line.

ALL ENTRIES must be substantiated and easily documented. All entries, including relays, must be accompanied by a notation giving date and location of the performance. The space for this is provided on the Direct Athletics site. This will not be done automatically. This must be done to allow the committee to verify your athlete’s, or team’s, performance. Absence of this verification may cause your entry to be voided. In the case of a relay team lacking verification, the team will be entered with a “NT” seed time. You cannot exit the screen unless this entry note is filled out.

ALL ENTRIES must be entered as “FAT” or “HT”. FAT times should be entered to the hundredth place with regard to seconds (e.g. 37.02). HT times should be entered to the

tenth place with regard to seconds (e.g. 37.1). This is particularly important to keep the seeding of sprint events fair. A radio button is provided for each entry, which must be

pushed (activated) to indicate “FAT” or “HT”. these buttons has been pushed.

You cannot exit the screen unless one of

ALL ATHLETES whom you intend to participate in this meet must be entered either as


an individual performer or as a member of a relay team. There is space for up to eight (8)

athletes in each relay entry. You do not have to use them all, but make sure any potential

participant is entered at least as an alternate for a relay team. Athletes entered into


individual events, but not accepted, are still considered as entered. Failure to do this will

make that individual ineligible to participate in the meet.


PLEASE NOTE that the official entry of individuals into a relay is done at the time the relay card is submitted.

The ORDER OF EVENTS has been changed this year in accordance with the wishes of the DIAA Track Committee. The 3200 finals will be contested on Friday before the 200 trials. All coaches should be aware of this change.

ALL COACHES should note that the 4x400 and 4x200 will be run as a three (3) turn stagger. The decision to proceed with this method was made by the Spring Track Committee. This method was run at the Caravel meet and will be run at the New Castle County meet.

ALL COACHES are reminded to read the DIAA Spring Sports Tournament Booklet with regards to this event. Qualifying standards and schedules are presented in that booklet. Coaches should also confirm their Division Classification (I or II) in that booklet.

ALL COACHES are reminded about the uniform rules. Please familiarize yourself with all aspects of these rules. Please remind all athletes about the rule prohibiting the wearing of any jewelry (with the exception of one wrist watch). Please remind your athletes that it is a disqualification if they remove their singlet in, or near, the competition area. You will be reminded of all these rules prior to the meet. That will be your only warning. All relay teams will be visually checked by the clerk and then in the bull pen to determine if uniforms for that team meet the rules.

STARTING BLOCKS are available at Caesar Rodney in limited amounts.

to use your own, you are encouraged to do so. Please note that you will be responsible

for your own equipment. DIAA cannot take responsibility for these.

If you wish

PLEASE BE ON TIME. Friday’s events will start promptly at 3:00 pm and continue until completed. Teams may arrive at the site early enough to allow proper warm up for their athletes. However, no one should attempt to be at the site earlier than 1:30 pm. Saturday’s events will start promptly at 11:00 am. Again, teams should arrive early enough to allow proper warm up for their athletes. However, no one should attempt to be at the site earlier than 8:30 am.

PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN LOT ADJACENT TO THE STADIUM (South Side) and in the lot in the front of the school. Parking WILL NOT be available on Friday until after 3:15 PM due to conflicts with student parking. Buses will be permitted to drop students off at the stadium gate after 1:30 PM; however they will have to leave the area and will not be permitted back until after 3:15 PM. There are no restrictions on Saturday, except that the stadium and parking will not be opened until 8:00 AM.

ENTRY TO THE STADIUM is only through the gates adjacent to the parking lot on the South side of the stadium. All athletes and spectators are to use these gates. Access to shot put and discus areas (outside the east end of the stadium) will be through gates inside the stadium. The grassy area just outside of the track, on the east end, will be set up as the bull pen. The trainer will be placed in that area immediately adjacent to the bull pen. Access to the track is only through the bull pen. Check in for all events, except field events, will be in the bull pen.

TENTS ARE PERMITTED only in the top row of the stands and must be tied down. All other tents are permitted in the grassy areas, except the bull pen, surrounding the stadium. They, too, must be tied down. No tents may be erected prior to Friday, May 18, 2012

ALL TEAMS will be required to have one athlete available to work for a short time (up to 1-1/2 hours). Some may just move hurdles; others may help at the high jump or rake

at the long jump. They will have just one event assigned to them.

boy’s team and a girl’s team will be required to have two athletes available. Assignments will be given you the day of the meet.

A school that enters a

Performance lists will be published on for each event by 7:00 pm, Monday, May 14, 2012. Protests as to the validity of entries will be acknowledged, if presented by a head coach of a DIAA school and considered by the seeding committed until 7:00 PM on May 15 th , 2012. At that time the meet will be seeded. Accepted athletes will be posted on sometime later that evening.

Any coach who has a question about any of these items may contact me at home, 302- 764-9752, after 7:00 pm; or on my cell phone, 302-530-1373, during the day.

May 1, 2012