2011 NCISAA 3A State Track & Field Guidelines
Go to the NCISAA website for basic information: http://www.ncisaa.org/bgtrack.htm
Forsyth Country Day School is honored to be the host for the 2011 NCISAA 3A State Track Meet, May 20
and 21. Sean Kennedy, Head Track Coach at Forsyth Country Day School will be the NCISAA 3A State Track Meet
The track at Forsyth Country Day School is an eight lane urethane/rubber surface. The facility has two
long jump/triple jump pits. This will allow the boys’ and girls’ long jump to be run at the same time on Friday and
the boys’ and girls’ triple jump at the same time on Saturday. Please note that the foul line for the long and triple
jump will be as follows: Boys Long Jump 10 feet, Girls Long Jump 6 feet, Boys Triple Jump 34 feet, (with an
additional painted board at 29 feet), Girls Triple Jump 26 feet, (with an additional painted board at 21 feet). We
have painted measurements on the side of each runway that begin 40 feet from the pit side of the wooden
board. The marks on the left side of the runway are for the Triple Jump and those on the right side are for the
For safety reasons, athletes unable to achieve these minimum distances are forbidden to enter these events.
The Discus event will be done on the grass on the outside of the track using a 34.92-Degree Sector.
SPECIAL SITE RULES:
* Athletes must wear ¼ inch pyramid spikes or smaller. The shape and size of spikes are
important for the preservation of the surface of our track.. BRING YOUR OWN SPIKES.
* Participants must stay off the infield.
* Spectators and horizontal jump participants must stay off the high jump apron to avoid
interference with that event.
* The lower fields, located outside the stadium, will be available for warm-ups.
* Tents or gazeboes may be set up for team use inside the stadium, but, they may not be
set-up on the infield of the track. Teams setting up tents in the stands may use the UPPER LEVELS ONLY. Tents
may also be set-up outside the track at the field event end of the stadium and along the back straight.
* The concession stand will sell food and drink during the meet.
* There will be a hospitality tent for coaches and officials. It will be located near the entrance to the track.
RULES COMMITTEE: The Rules Committee will be made up of coaches from the Western, Central, and Eastern
parts of the state. This committee will address problems and rules violations that may arise during the meet and
report to the Sport Manager.
DATE AND SITE:
Friday, May 20, 2011, Forsyth Country Day School
Finals for Boys’: Shot Put, Pole Vault, and Long Jump
Finals for Girls’: Discus, High Jump, and Long Jump
Trials for All: 100m, 110m, & 300m Hurdles, 100m Dash, 200m Dash, and 400m Run
Finals for All: 4x800m Relay and 3200m Run
Saturday, May 21, 2011, Forsyth Country Day School
Finals for: Boys’: Discus, High Jump, and Triple Jump
Finals for Girls’: Shot Put, Pole Vault, and Triple Jump
Finals for All: Hurdles, 100m Dash, 200m Dash, 400m Run, 800m Run, 1600m Run, 4x100m Relay, 2x200m
Relay, and 4x1600m Relay
QUALIFIERS: In running event trials (8) people qualify for the final based on Place and Time. In field event trials
(9) people qualify for the final based on Trial Performance.
SCORING: Boys’ and girl’s teams will be scored separately. Because the Forsyth Country Day School track has 8
lanes there will be 8 scoring places for all events. Point scoring will be as follows, starting with first place: 10, 8,
6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
FALSE STARTS: In the event of a false start the entire field is charged. The next runner that commits a false start
will be disqualified from the event.
JEWELRY: Change to: Please refer to the NFHS rulebook and Rule 4-3-article 3 for the new rules on
RULES: National High School Federation rules will cover any situations not specifically covered in these
ONLINE ENTRIES. All entries should be made on line using Direct Athletics at www.directathletics.com. (It is
possible this will change from year to year at the discretion of the Meet Director.) On line entries are free, and
you can make changes and updates until the entry deadline – Noon on Tuesday prior to the meet. A team will
consist of one or more participants. Placement points will be given in exact team member order. Schools are
expected to have verification of the performances they submit. This verification may include meet results or
email documentation from meet directors. A copy of each team’s verifications will be kept by the meet director
at a convenient location. Any coach wishing to inquire about an entry performance may check the
documentation notebook at the meet site. Only after checking the notebook should that coach bring an issue to
the meet director. An entry performance, either relay or individual, which cannot be verified will be listed as
“NO TIME: and seeded accordingly.
For field events, 800, 1600 and 3200, if there are fewer than 24 automatic qualifiers, provisional qualifiers
should be accepted to fill out the field to 24. If there are 24 or more entries, provisional qualifiers should not be
For the 100, 200, 400 and hurdles, if there are fewer than 24 automatic qualifiers, provisional qualifiers should
be accepted to fill out the field to 24 running three heats of 8. If there are more than 24 automatic qualifiers,
provisional qualifiers should be accepted to fill out the field to 32 running four heats of 8.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Entering qualified entries online through
DirectAthletics is free if it is done by the deadline. Teams that do not send entries by the deadline will be
excluded from the meet. Teams that choose to send their qualified entries to the meet director by the deadline
will be assessed a fee of $100 (this fee will be used to hire a data entry person). There is no charge for non-
qualifying entries that are sent to the meet director by the deadline.
GRACE PERIOD FOR CORRECTIONS OR CHANGES: Changes to EXISTING entries are free of charge if they are
received before noon Thursday. Teams that have submitted entries on time and that desire to enter NEW names
before noon Thursday will be assessed a late fee of $25 per name. Late fees must be paid at the Friday coach’s
meeting. Checks should be made out to: Forsyth Country Day School
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS: please contact the meet director. (Sean Kennedy).
Phone: (336) 945-3151
Fax: (336) 945-2907
1. To be eligible to compete in the NCISAA state meet, each team, team member, and individual entry must
compete in a minimum of 4 meets on 4 separate dates during the current season.
2. Athletes may compete in a total of four events.
3. Qualifying standards must be earned during the regular season or conference meet of the current school year
to be eligible for state competition.
4. As of 2011, coaches are required to send Automatic Qualifiers and Provisional Qualifiers to Ben Hovis at
Milesplit.com within five days of their performance. Ben will maintain a descending order list available for all to
5. Any number of athletes who meet the published automatic qualifying standard for a particular event may be
entered in that event. There is no longer a limit of three entries per team. Automatic qualifying standards must
be earned during a meet conducted during the current school year. Qualified athletes must be entered online
before the deadline.
6. If a team has fewer than three automatic qualifiers in an event, that team my send a list of provisional
qualifiers that would bring the total of that team’s entries to three.
7. Scoring. A maximum of three members of any team will be permitted to score. Only three members of any
team will be permitted to advance to the finals of the field events or the races under 800 meters.
8. A school may enter only one relay team per relay event.
9. No late entry will be accepted after NOON on the Tuesday prior to the meet.
Note: Non-qualified entries must be e-mailed or faxed directly to the Meet Director by the deadline to avoid a
$25 late fee. No late entry will be accepted after NOON Thursday.
QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR 2011
Automatic Automatic Provisional Automatic Automatic Provisional
Qualifier Qualifier Qualifier Qualifier Qualifier Qualifier
EVENT FAT HAND FAT FAT HAND FAT
100 13.64 13.4 13.84 11.84 11.6 11.94
200 28.34 28.1 29.14 23.94 23.7 24.34
400 1:05.54 1:05.3 1:07.24 54.54 54.3 55.74
800 2:34.74 2:34.5 2:37.44 2:07.74 2:07.5 2:08.34
1600 5:45.54 5:45.3 6:30.24 4:44.14 4:43.9 5:06.14
3200 12:34.04 12:33.8 13:40.24 10:34.14 10:33.9 11:06.24
100H 18.94 18.7 19.54 18.34 18.1 19.04
300H 54.74 54.5 56.56 45.04 44.8 47.24
HJ 4-6 4-6 4-4 5-6 5-6 5-4
LJ 13-10 13-10 13-4 18-4 18-4 17-9
TJ 28-2 28-2 26-6 37-4 37-4 35-9
SP 26-7 26-7 24-9 39-11 39-11 37-6
DT 74-2 74-2 48-7.5 110-7 110-7 97-5.5
PV 6-6 6-6 6-6 9-0 9-0 9-0
*There are no standards for Relays.
ENTRY VERIFICATION: Each school’s coach is expected to bring a copy of his/her meet results. The coach should
be prepared to verify any entry time, height, or distance that is questioned. For convenience, there will be a
documentation notebook that will be left in the coach’s tent. Coaches are encouraged to place their meet results
in that book. Any coach that wishes to inquire about an entry performance should start at the documentation
notebook. Only after checking the notebook should that coach go to an individual coach to ask about entry
performances. A Relay entry performance that cannot be verified will be listed as “No Time” and seeded
accordingly. An individual whose performance cannot be verified will be removed from the event.
TEAMS: A team will consist of one or more participants that have competed in a minimum of (4) meets on (4)
separate dates during the current season.
CHECK-IN PROCEDURE: FOR RUNNING EVENT TRIALS: It is CRUCIAL that coaches and athletes become familiar
with the check-in procedure FOR RUNNING EVENT TRIALS. Athletes will check-in for RUNNING EVENT TRIALS
45 minutes prior to the event’s scheduled start time. Then 20 minutes prior to the event’s start time the check-
in for that event will close. Athletes that have not checked in will simply be removed from that event list
(Athletes that don’t check-in for running event TRIALS will still be able to compete in subsequent events). During
the 20 minutes prior to the event start time the athletes that have checked in will be seeded. Athletes who do
not compete in trials after they have checked-in will be INELIGIBLE to compete in subsequent events.
CHECK-IN PROCEDURE FOR RUNNING EVENT FINALS AND FIELD EVENTS: Athletes in running event finals will
simply report to the starting line of that event by the “final call”. This includes first and second day running
event FINALS. Athletes in field events must report directly to the site of those events by the “final call”.
ATHLETES COMPETING IN EVENTS THAT OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY: It is the athlete’s responsibility to check-in
at all events he or she is entered in. Athletes in field events must check with their event official before leaving
for a running event. Once the running event is complete the athlete must return to the field event within 10
minutes to avoid receiving a pass. Athletes in more than one field event that occur simultaneously must inform
their event officials of the event conflicts. The official will note the conflict. Once the athlete completes a round
at the first field event he or she must inform the official and then go immediately to the next event and
complete a round there before returning to the first field event. This must continue until the athlete has finished
all rounds. Athletes must be prepared to move back and forth quickly between events.
ADMISSION: The admission cost for spectators will be $7. Children under the age of 8 will be admitted free.
AWARDS: The following awards will be presented to both girls and boys.
1 State championship trophy
1 State runner-up trophy
30 Plaques to each event winner
30 Silver medals to second place finishers
30 Bronze medals to third place finishers
30 Individual gold medals to the state champion team
30 Individual silver medals to the state runner-up team
TIME SCHEDULE AND ORDER OF EVENTS: Running events will never start before the scheduled time. The
scoreboard clock will be considered the official time.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
1:30pm Coaches’ meeting in the Hospitality Tent at the field event end of the stadium.
Field Events: TRIALS AND FINALS, 9 ADVANCE TO THE FINALS
3:30pm Girls: Discus, High Jump, and Long Jump
Boys: Shot Put, Pole Vault, and Long Jump
4:15pm Girls 4x800m Relay FINALS (Two heats by seed time)
4:30pm Boys 4x800m Relay FINALS (Two heats by seed time)
4:55pm Girls 100m Hurdle Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
5:10pm Boys 110m Hurdle Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
5:25pm Girls 100m Dash Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
5:35pm Boys 100m Dash Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
5:50pm Girls 400m Run Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
6:05pm Boys 400m Run Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
6:20pm Girls 300m Hurdle Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
6:35pm Boys 300m Hurdle Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
6:50pm Girls 200m Dash Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
7:00pm Boys 200m Dash Trials (8 advance by Place and Time)
7:15pm Girls 3200m Run FINALS (Two heats by seed time)
7:30pm Boys 3200m Run FINALS (Two heats by seed time)
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011
9:00am Coaches’ meeting in Hospitality Tent at the field event end of the stadium.
Field Events: TRIALS AND FINALS, 9 ADVANCE TO THE FINALS
10:00am Girls: Shot Put, Pole Vault, and Triple Jump
Boys: Discus, High Jump, and Triple Jump
Track Event FINALS:
12:00pm Girls 100m Hurdles
12:10pm Boys 110m Hurdles
12:20pm Girls 100m Dash
12:30pm Boys 100m Dash
12:40pm Girls 4x200m Relay (Two heats by seed time)
12:50pm Boys 4x200m Relay (Two heats by seed time)
1:00pm Girls 1600m Run
1:10pm Boys 1600m Run
1:25pm Girls 4x100m Relay (Two heats by seed time)
1:35pm Boys 4x100m Relay (Two heats by seed time)
1:45pm Girls 400m Run
1:55pm Boys 400m Run
2:05pm Girls 300m Hurdles
2:15pm Boys 300m Hurdles
2:25pm Girls 800m Run
2:35pm Boys 800m Run
2:45pm Girls 200m Dash
2:55pm Boys 200m Dash
Break (Clean up/Scores)
3:15pm Girls 4x400m Relay (Two heats by seed time)
3:25pm Boys 4x400m Relay (Two heats by seed time)
RESULTS: Go to the following web sites after 6:00pm Saturday for results of the NCISAA 3A State Track Meet.
Also, any team that has Hy-Tek Meet Manager is welcome to get a backup copy of the meet from the timing tent
immediately after the meet. You must supply the official at the timing tent with a thumb drive that has your
name and school written on the label. Results will not be printed (hard copy) on-site for distribution to teams.
We will have a results banner posted on the wall at the top level of the stadium where results will be posted as
soon as they’re available from the timing people. Please do not remove the results sheet from its plastic sleeve.
For athletic teams traveling without an athletic trainer our Sports Medicine Department is
available, if asked, for emergency care and basic first aid. Water and injury ice will be available
at the first aid tent.
Our staff is available to tape athletes if needed. Please notify the training room prior to your
arrival if you have any special needs for your athletes. (336) 945-3151 ext 302
WE ASK THAT TEAMS SUPPLY ANY TAPE OR PADDING
MATERIAL THAT THEY MAY NEED.
If a team is not traveling with an athletic trainer, please have a physician or school athletic trainer call with
specific parameters should an athlete require the use of any modality.
Parking: Parking will obviously be at a premium on Friday. We ask that only busses and use the lower parking
area closest to the track. Spectators are asked to park in the lot between the gym and the tennis courts.
Host Hotel: We’d like to thank the Courtyard by Marriott for the help in assisting with reservations for all of our
NCISAA guests. Below is the contact information needed for reservations.
Director of Sales
Courtyard by Marriott
Winston-Salem Hanes Mall
1600 Westbrook Plaza Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103