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2017 Emory Crossplex Meet Information

2017 Emory Crossplex Meet Information

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Coaches/ Athletes,
Welcome to the 2017 Emory CrossPlex Invitational.  Nearly 1000 athletes from 8 states will be competing in this year’s event.  Please take a few minutes to review the information below to assure you and your team have a successful meet experience
The doors to the CrossPlex will open at 7:00AM and warm ups may begin immediately upon arrival.  The track will not be available Saturday for shake-out as another event is taking place.
FACILITY RESTRICTIONS – Please adhere to these requests of CrossPlex Management.  We are their guests.
-- The use of 1/4" pyramid spikes will be strictly enforced and all spikes must be pre-checked
-- Team camps must be made in the stands only.  Only competing athletes should be on the competition floor
-- NO marking chalk will be allowed on track or runways
-- NO hard shell shot puts or weights allowed. Indoor implements only.

-- NO drinks besides water will be allowed on the competition floor

-- NO outside food or beverages will be allowed in the CrossPlex

Coaches are asked to pick up their packets and pay entry fees immediately upon arrival at the CrossPlex. Packet pick-up is located at the Event Management area on the lower concourse of the CrossPlex.  You should see the counter to your left as you enter the CrossPlex.  Entries are $450.00 per gender per team. A total of $900 for men's and women's teams. Please note that all entries fees will be assessed and billed based on the entry deadline.  Fees are non-refundable. Teams with lessthan 10 competitors will be charged $35 per competitor.  Entry fees may be paid by credit card no later than today Friday Jan 20th by phone (contact Phil Logan 404-451-8485).  Only cash and institutional checks will be accepted on meet day.  Please bring correct change if paying in cash.
As this is a scored collegiate invitational, unattached athletes will not advance to finals. (In the straight away dashes and hurdles only, unattached athletes (if qualified) will be allowed in the consolation finals)
The final heat sheets are attached to this email and can also bee see at www.ptgrouponline.com as well www.emoryathletics.com.  Note that the 200 meter and the 4x400 relays will not be seeded until after final athlete check in. The FINAL Meet Schedule is also attached
All athletes must have their spikes checked at the spike check table immediately to the left as you enter the stands on the finish line side.   ¼ inch pyramid or shorter spikes are the only spikes allowed on the CrossPlex Mondo surface.   When your spikes are approved a colored pull tie will be attached to them to allow you to wear them on the CrossPlex surface.  Athletes must have their spikes checked and approved before they will be able to check in for their event.  Spikes will be checked again at the clerks area and by the clerk before you are allowed in the warm-up area or the competition floor.
All coaches and athletes must wear their appropriate wrist band identification for access to the track and field area. Wrist bands will be distributed in your team packet.
Track Athletes: Check in 45 minutes prior to your event at the lower entrance to the warm-up area, located on the farthest west end of the venue. You will not be allowed in the warm-up area before the 45 min mark prior to your event. Warm-up area is for sprinting, hurdling, starts, accelerations prior to your event, not for general warm-up. No exceptions. Pick up hip numbers at check in. You will be required to have spikes checked prior to checking in. Spike Check #1 will be on the West side of bleachers outside of the warm-up area, a zip tie will be attached to your spikes. Spike Check #2 will be at Check in. Spike Check #3 will be upon entrance to the warm-up area.
Field Athletes: Report to the head event official 30 minutes prior to your event.
Implement certification is located on the east end of the venue by the shot put ring. All implements in both the weight throw and shot put will be checked-in by the Weights and Measures Certifying Official during the final call for each event by the East side shot ring. Please do not bring implements to the inspection table before check-in.
PREFERRED LANES – In the non straight away dashes lanes 5-6-4-3 & 2 will be seeded.  Lane one will be assigned to a low level seed or one without a qualifying time. We are taking this step in an effort to get the fastest lanes for our best athletes and keep the meet moving ahead.  Because of the large number of athletes in these events and in the interest of time we can’t afford to leave lane one open
60m events
In the 60m dash and 60m hurdles, the top-8 collegiate athletes will advance to the Championship Final held later in the day. The next 8 finishers will advance to a Consolation Final held just prior to the championship final event. Those advancing will be announced and posted. In events with preliminaries, Unattached/Club athletes will NOT advance to finals and they will not score in events with heats against time. However, unattached athletes will be allowed in the consolation heats of the 60m dash and 60m hurdles only.
All other running events
Places in all around-the-track events will be established as heats against time.
Field events
The field events will have 3 preliminary attempts, and 3 final attempts.  The top-nine collegiate athletes will advance to finals.
This event is a scored, collegiate event. Points will be assigned on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale.
There will be an overall score kept.  In addition we will produce a score for Div. I teams only as a separate event as well.
STARTING HEIGHTS       Vertical jumps - Men’s High Jump 1.69 (5’ 6 ½”)
      Women’s High Jump 1.46 (4’7” on pit B)                                                                                                          Men’s Pole Vault 3.73 (12’3”)
      Women’s Pole Vault 2.66  ( 8’8 3/4”)
Per NCAA Rules, the crossbar will be raised in increments of 5 centimeters in the high jump, and increments of 15 centimeters in the pole vault.
Coaching boxes will be clearly marked around the perimeter of the track for the field events. No athletes are allowed on the infield except those athletes competing in an event that is in progress. Coaches for the pole vault will be allowed on the infield during warm-ups. Once that event begins, all coaches will be asked to exit the infield. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THESE REQUESTS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE INFIELD A SAFE AREA FOR ALL COMPETING ATHLETES.
No outside food may be brought into the CrossPlex.  Contact Dorothy Sarris at 205-834-3448 for team catering needs.  
Colored electrolyte type drinks may be consumed in the stands of the CrossPlex. ONLY WATER WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK AND FIELD AREA SURFACE.
Beginning one hour before the start of the meet through its conclusion, trainers and training facilities will be available. Athletes that require taping should provide their own supplies.

Teams may drop off athletes at the front of the CrossPlex main doors. Vans and buses will be directed where to park by attendants.  Please comply
Meet results will be streaming live at www.ptgrouponline.com.  Meet results will be posted on the bulletin boards in the hallway next to the warm-up area.  Full meet results will be posted online at www.emoryathletics.com. following the competition.

Head Coach John Curtin: 404-727-4098,   jcurtin@emory.edu
Asst. Coach Lance Harden: 404-727-1572,