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Event Logo 2018 USATF Region 9 Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Sunday, July 8, 2018
Start Time: 7:30 AM
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Coleman Sports & Recreation Center
Little Rock, AR
On-Time Entry Deadline: 7/2/2018 8:00:00 PM

ENTRY PROCESS:
 
Individual Entries: $9 per event
Relay Entries: $32 per relay team
Decathlon/Heptathlon: $20 per event
Triathlon/Pentathlon: $16 per event
 
Club Administrators and Unattached Athletes should register online at Athletic.net by July 2 at 8:00pm.  Late entries will not be allowed.  Online registration opens June 19.  Fees must be paid online by the close of registration.  Accuracy of data entered is the responsibility of each club and/or athlete.  Please validate data within Athletic.net for accuracy prior to submitting entry.  An instructional video on the online registration process may be accessed by visiting, http://cs.athletic.net/blog/b/athletic/archive/2016/01/18/getting-started-athletic-net-tutorials.aspx
 
 
Valid 2018 USATF Membership and Proof of Birth is required for participation.  Before registration, please ensure that the membership chair has received (via mail or fax) a copy of the athlete’s Proof of Birth (copy of birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license or U.S. government identification). See Rule 300.1 (i) for further explanation. All verifications for membership must be complete 48hrs before close of entry.
 
WAIVER:  All athletes who participate in the USATF Junior Olympic Program must complete the Junior Olympic Participant Waiver and Release form.  This form is already integrated in the online entry system and can be completed electronically; it can also be obtained via your association.  All forms must be submitted at the first round of the Junior Olympic series. 
 
AWARDS: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top five (5) individuals and the top five (5) relay teams in each event of each age division. Medal pick-up will be at the concession stand located on West side of the track facility club house.
 
ADVANCEMENTS:
The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held from Monday, July 23rd  to Sunday, July 29th   in Greensboro, NC. The top 5 athletes at the Region 9 Championships will qualify for the National Championships, in combined events the top 2 athletes will qualify.  Information is available at:
http://www.usatf.org/groups/Youth/programs/JuniorOlympics/TF.asp
Age Divisions & Eligibility Requirements:
 
  Age Divisions                                                                                        
8 & under (born 2010 +)
9 - 10 (born 2008-2009)
11 - 12 (born 2006-2007)
13 - 14 (born 2004-2005)
15 - 16 (born 2002-2003)
17 - 18 (born 2000-2001)
* athletes born in 1998 are also eligible if they do not turn 19 on or before 7/29/2018
 
Individuals: Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States and foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in these Championships.  See the USATF Rules for more information and exceptions.  A competitor must compete in his/her age division only.  There will be no "moving up" in any events, including relays.  Competitors in the 8 & Under, 9 - 10 and 11 - 12 age divisions may compete in a maximum of three (3) events, including relays.  Competitors in the 13 - 14, 15 - 16 and 17 - 18 age divisions may compete in a maximum of four (4) events, including relays.  Combined events are not included in the event count.  All athletes must be 2018 members of USATF in good standing. 
 
Relay Teams: Only registered 2018 USATF member clubs may enter a relay team(s).  All athletes representing the club must be affiliated with and members of that club as part of their USATF membership.  Visit www.usatf.org/membership.
 
SCHEDULE: 2018 Region 9 Championships

***EVENT TIMES MAY CHANGE WITH NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS***

ATTENTION!! THERE ARE SEVERAL SCHEDULE CHANGES 
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(June 29, 2018)
 

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Facility Event Map




IMPLEMENT WEIGH-IN: Athletes shall be responsible for bringing their own implements. Implements may be used if they are certified by the inspector of implements at least 1 1⁄2 hours prior to start of the event. Implement certification room is open daily between 7:30 a.m. and Noon at Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex. Signs will be posted in the stadium as to the location of the certification room. Once weighed, implements shall not to leave the certification room.
*Pole Vault athletes must bring the own pole(s). Athletes will be weighed in at the pole vault area and their poles inspected.
 
EVENT CHECK-IN: There will be separate check-in areas for Running and Field events.  Athletes must check in at these designated areas 30 minutes prior to the event's scheduled starting time.  All athletes will be required to remain in the designated warm-up areas after checking in.
 
COMPETITION BIB NUMBERS: All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition and on the front on their jerseys only.  If an athlete loses the bib number, a replacement can be purchased for a fee of $10.  Bib numbers will be distributed to athletes at Registration table (see facility map).
 
Packet pick-up:
Wednesday       July 4, 2017   6:00pm-9:00pm at The Four Points Hotel (925 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204)
Thursday           July 5, 2017   7:30am-9:00am at Track
Friday                July 6, 3017   7:30am-Noon & 2:00pm-7:00pm at Track
Saturday           July 7, 2017   7:30am-9:00am at Track
Sunday             July 8, 2017   7:30am-9:00am at Track
 
EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted at designated area (see facility map).  In addition, event results will be posted at www.macdonaldtiming.com.
 
PROTESTS: There will be a $100 fee for all protests.  Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced.  The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld. 
 
RULES – CONDUCT & FACILITY: Maximum allowable spike length is 1⁄4.” Smoking is prohibited at all times. Pets are not allowed. Athletes and spectators shall conduct themselves in a manner that respects the rights of others and reflects favorably upon the Arkansas Association and USA Track & Field. Tents will NOT be allowed in the stands at all. Tents that are not in designated areas will be removed. Small umbrellas only will be allowed in the stands. They will not be allowed in front of the press box. Please see facility map for designated tent areas.
 
GATE ADMISSION FEES:
$5.00 per day or $18.00 for 4 day pass.
Senior Citizen (55 and older) $5.00 per day or $15.00 for 4 day pass.
Under 6 free. 
Athletes will be admitted free of charge by showing both their bib number and wearing their division wrist band.
 
DIRECTIONS & PARKING:
Parking lot West of club house will be for Officials, volunteers, vendors, and multis (on days of competition only). See facility map for designated athlete/spectator parking areas North of Asher Ave. There is one entrance/exit to facility, it will be available for carpool/athlete drop off only. Please see facility map for athlete drop off location.D-Ham Grilling & Catering will be on site for the entire meet. They will have food, beverages, snow cones, and bags of ice for sale. Coolers area acceptable-  GLASS BOTTLES/CONTAINERS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AREA STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Personal grills and BBQ pits are not allowed. Trash receptacles will be located throughout the facility. Please help keep the event as clean as possible.
 
Other Information:
▪USATF rules, USATF Youth Athletics Rules and any supplementary rules stated in this announcement will be adhered to strictly. Rulebooks may be obtained from USATF National Office.
▪Advancement to the finals in the 100, 200, 400, short hurdles, and long hurdle events shall be in accordance with Rule 303 (h) in the Competition Rule Book.
▪Uniforms for the purpose of relays (Rule 302-3(d))- All participants shall wear tops of the same color as well as short of the same color.
▪Events will contest girls first, then boys, unless otherwise noted.
▪ Running events may be combined by division/gender at the discretion of the Meet Director 800M & up
▪ Except for the 800m (timed final) and 1500m (timed final),
▪ All Track and Field events will run according to the scheduled time. Athletes are reminded that track events take precedence over field events; however, if an athlete is competing in a field when the athlete is required to check into their running event (30-minutes before the scheduled event), the athlete must seek permission of the field event official to check for their running event. After shall return to the field event competition and the official will coordinate with the Clerk of Course on when that athlete is to return to the track event. The athlete will have 10 minutes to return to field competition following completion of a running event or forfeit remaining jumps/throws.
▪ All field events will have 3 preliminary attempts and the top 8 finalists will be allowed 3 final attempts. Pole vault and high jump are excluded from this rule.
▪ All events are finals unless specifically noted. Any race shown as a Prelim that has 8 or fewer contestants declared during bullpen check-in will be ran as a final.
▪ All athletes must wear bib numbers on the front of their uniform top. Replacements bibs will cost $10
▪ Sportsmanlike conduct at all times is mandatory (pre-competition, competition and post- competition.) Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in athletes, coaches, parents and/or team disqualification from the competition.

FOOD SERVICE:

D-Ham Grilling & Catering will be on site for the entire meet. They will have food, beverages, snow cones, and bags of ice for sale. Coolers area acceptable-  GLASS BOTTLES/CONTAINERS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AREA STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Personal grills and BBQ pits are not allowed. Trash receptacles will be located throughout the facility. Please help keep the event as clean as possible.
 
Meet Director:
Region 9 Coordinator: Carma Robinson-Kendall, (crkendall93@gmail.com)
Meet Director: Latesha Short, Youth Chair USATF Arkansas (youth@arkansas.usatf.org)
Co Meet Director: Taylor Short, President USATF Arkansas (president@arkansas.usatf.org)
Meet Manager: Jacci White, Youth Chair USATF Oklahoma (youth@oklahoma.usatf.org)
CONTACT:      
Name: Latesha Short
Phone Number: (870) 200-2258 
E-mail: youth@arkansas.usatf.org

HOTELS
 
Our Host hotel is the Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown! It is located just 2 miles North of the Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex at 925 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204. It has beautiful accommodations, including a large pool with grotto area. The hotel will be running complimentary shuttles to and from the track for the duration of the event.
 
For reservations please see:
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/USATF2018
Group Name: USATF Region 9 Track Championships
Group Code: UG04AA
Rate: $89.00 (includes breakfast) plus tax
To make reservations by phone, please call 501-664-5020 or 501-748-4712
 
 
Other hotels in the area:
 
Hilton Garden Inn West Little Rock
Group Name: USA Track and Field
Group Code: USATF
Check-in: 04-JUL-2018
Check-out: 08-JUL-2018
   
Hotel Address: 10914 Kanis Road
  Little Rock, Arkansas
  72211
Phone Number: 501-227-4800
   
http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/L/LITWSGI-USATF-20180704/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
 
 
McKibbon Hospitality- Downtown Little Rock Rivermarket
*All four hotels offering special group rate of $79.00 plus tax
*Residence Inn, Hampton and Homewood offer free hot breakfast buffet daily

1) Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown at River Market
Book your group rate for USA Track and Field Region 9
 
2) Hampton Inn by Hilton Downtown at River Market
 
http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/L/LITDTHX-UTF-20180704/index.jhtml

3) Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown at River Market
 
http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/groups/personalized/L/LITDWHW-USA-20180704/index.jhtml