2016 Emory Classic Meet Information
The Emory University track is a 400m Eurotan Track with 8 lanes. The shot-put, hammer, and discus circles are all concrete. The shot-put circle is located at the west end of the track. The hammer and discus circles are located on McDonough Field, north of the Woodruff PE Center. Javelin will be contested on the track's infield on a grass runway.
Spikes should be no longer than ¼" in length, and of pyramid design. No pin spikes allowed.
The meet will be conducted according to NCAA Track & Field rules.
Meet entries will be handled through DirectAthletics.com. To register for the meets, go to the website directathletics.com, and log in. Once logged in, click on meets and select either the Emory Invitational or the Emory Classic.
If you are interested in competing unattached at either the Emory Invitational or the Emory Classic, please contact Phil Logan (404-451-8485; email@example.com). The cost for unattached entry is $35, which will allow you to compete in up to two events. This is an entry cost and must be paid at the time of entry and is non-refundable. The same entry deadlines apply. As this is a scored collegiate invitational, unattached athletes will not advance to finals.
Registration begins two weeks prior to the registration deadlines for each meet. The entry deadlines for the meets are as follows:
Emory Invitational: Tuesday, March 15th at 11:59 PM
Emory Classic: Tuesday, March 22nd at 11:59 PM
Entries are $300.00 per team. A total of $600.00 for men's and women's teams. Make checks payable to Emory University Track. Please note that all entries fees will be assessed and billed based on the entry deadline. Fees are non-refundable.
Because of the large number of teams anticipated in this year's Invitational (March 18 - 19) and Emory Classic (March 25 - 26) we will have to limit entries in all field events and running events 800 meters and less to THREE ATHLETES per team. In events over 800 meters you may enter FOUR ATHLETES per team.
Performance lists for each event will be posted no later than the Thursday prior to the weekend of the competition. Field event flight assignments will be available at that time. Cut-offs for mid-distance and distance "B Sections" will be posted on the performance lists.
Meet packets should be picked up at the Officials Tent on the track infield, near the finish line. Please pick up your packet as early as possible. The tent will be staffed 90 minutes prior to the start of the meet.
All races will be run as final heats against time. The field events will have 3 preliminary attempts, and 3 final attempts. Nine athletes will advance to the finals. (In the case that field sizes become too large, we reserve the right to set minimum distance requirements after one fair throw has been recorded.)
All running event athletes must check-in with the Clerk of the Course in the tent at the east end (steeple side) of the track
Track athletes should check-in at least 40 minutes before their scheduled race time. At that time they should highlight their name on the posted performance list only if, they plan to run the event. Those not highlighted WILL BE SCRATCHED and heat sheets will be produced based on those pre-checked athletes only. This eliminates empty lanes and unnecessary heats. Athletes will again check-in 15 minutes prior to their race to receive their heat and lane assignments, as well as their hip number. No late check-ins will be granted.
Implements must be left, and clearly marked, at the implement certification table at the west end (shot put area) of the track at least 90 minutes prior to the start of competition. Implements may also be left on the day prior to the competition, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Implements passing inspection will be delivered to their venue 45 minutes prior to competition. Implements not pre-certified will not be allowed in the competition and will be held at the Officials Tent on the infield until the meet is completed.
The starting height of the high jump and pole vault will be determined by the head field official based on entry marks. 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.
LYNX System Timing will be used in all the races.
Shower facilities will be provided. Shower supplies will not be provided. The locker facilities will not be secured, and Emory University will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Beginning one hour before the start of the meet through its conclusion, trainers and training facilities will be available in a tent adjacent to the shot-put circle at the west end of the track.
Athletes that require taping should provide their own supplies.
The following hotels are in close proximity to the Emory Track. (ask for the Emory Athletics rate, some hotels participate)
TownePlace Suites by Marriott - 820 Sidney Marcus Blvd -- 404-949-4820
Country Inn & Suites - 800 Sidney Marcus Blvd -- Coaches contact Tom: 678-686-2520 (o), 770-891-4451 (c)
Marriott Courtyard - 1236 Executive Park Drive (5 miles from campus) -- Visiting teams can contact Elaine Carlton at 678-982-7051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriott Courtyard - 4083 Lavista Rd (6 miles from campus) -- Visiting teams can contact Elaine Carlton at 678-982-7051 or email@example.com
More info at the Emory Athletics Visitor’s Guide: http://www.emoryathletics.com/information/visitorguide.pdf
Vendors will be present during both track meets. A variety of foods and drinks will be for sale. Cash only. Also, food services are available on campus. Several restaurants are within walking distance, as well as the University Dining Services at the Dobbs University Center.
Meet results will be posted on the bulletin boards in front of the track storage room on the west end of the stadium. Full meet results will be posted online atwww.emoryathletics.com.
Head Coach John Curtin: 404-727-4098, firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Coach Lance Harden: 404-727-1572, email@example.com
Asst. Coach Aaron Campbell: 404-727-2074, firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Coach MedaLana Smith: 404-727-6523, email@example.com