High School Schedule of
Entry Standards & Limits
been announced that the winners of both the Boys and Girls
Seeded mile runs at the
upcoming 45th annual Dartmouth Relays (January 11) will automatically
qualify for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston. The New Balance
event will be held on Feb. 8 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. The meet
is the city’s largest annual track event, televised nationally and featuring
Olympic champions as well as some of the top track athletes in the United
States and from around the world.
SPIKES: Spikes may be used
up to 1/4" in all events. However, given the texture and composition of the Leverone surface, we
recommend that athletes use either 1/8" or 3/16"
STARTING BLOCKS: Because of
time constraints during the High School events, only Dartmouth College
starting blocks will be allowed and only for the 55m Dash and the 55m
Hurdles. Blocks will NOT be allowed for any other High School
Field events will be seeded with the top ranked athletes competing in the
last flights. The throwing circles
are wooden with regulation steel rings and 3/4" plywood fitted to the
outside of the rings. The throwing sectors are a synthetic surface.
Only indoor implements may be used.
FIELD EVENT FINALS: In all throwing and horizontal jumping events, the top 8
competitors from the preliminary competition will brought to the finals.
However, there will be NO finals for the High School Unseeded Long
Jump, Unseeded Triple Jump, and Unseeded Shot Put events.
HIGH SCHOOL POLE VAULT:
Section 7-5-3 of the NFHS Track and Field Rules will be strictly
enforced. "The competitor's weight shall be at or below the manufacturer's
pole rating. The manufacturers must include on each pole: the pole rating
that shall be a minimum of 3/4" in a contrasting color located within or
above the top handhold position; a 1" circular band indicating the maximum
top handhold position with the position being determined by the
manufacturer. Prior to the competition, the coach must verify that all of
the school's pole vaulters meet these requirements."
REGARDING ELIGIBILITY: High school coaches
should check with their respective state and national associations for their
high school rules. Only eligible high school students from state-sanctioned high schools will be permitted to compete in the high school
meet. Canadian High School athletes will not be entered
unless they represent a sanctioned High School. High School entries can only
be submitted by a duly authorized coach - no entries from individual
athletes or parents will be accepted.
These eligibility rules will be strictly enforced in
order to comply with the NFHS sanctioning rules.
COMPETITION: Because the large number of athletes expected to
participate in the 2014 Dartmouth Relays, there are entry standards and
limits on a number of events. However, every effort will be made to
accommodate as many athletes as possible.
Packets will be available to coaches at the athlete entrance to Leverone
Field House (the northwest entrance nearest the football stadium). Packets
will include meet information, last-minute schedule changes (if any),
relay cards, and athlete bib numbers. Check your packet immediately for
any errors or discrepancies and report those immediately to the packet
Each participant in the 2014 Dartmouth Relays will be assigned a unique
competitor number. For all running events, please wear numbers on the
front. All members of a relay team need to wear a number.
All field event athletes are also required to wear their assigned number
on either the front or back.
Any athlete that does
not wear their assigned number in individual events will automatically be
For Field Events, check-in is at the event venue up to 30 minutes prior to
the start of the event. For running events, ALL check-ins are at the
clerk's tables located next to the Sprint starting area on the east end of
the field house. All running athletes, including relays, must check in at
least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their event. Failure to
check in may result in you not be allowed to compete. All Relay Cards must
be turned in at least 30 minutes prior to the start of each event.
RELAY CARDS: Relay cards will be
in the team packets. Please have the team's coach submit the card at
the clerk's check-in table. Seeding will, however, be done based upon
seed times given during initial entry.
JEWELRY & UNIFORM
RULES: For High School events, the NFHS Jewelry and
Uniform rules WILL be enforced.
For safety reasons, electronic devices of any kind, including cell
phones, PDA's, iPods, etc., are prohibited on the track and in the
Results will posted as soon as possible after event on the wall next to
the Trainer's room at the south end of Leverone Field House. Real-time results will
also be posted on
as they happen.
AWARDS: The Awards
table will be located in front of the track coaches' office. Awards may be
picked up AFTER the results have been posted.