Friday & Saturday, May 3rd-4th, 2019
Clarence Robison Track-Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
Entries - Each team can enter athletes into up to 25 events per gender. This means that each gender can only have 25 participations, regardless of how many athletes are involved. The relays and the 3200 are not included in the 25 participations. Each athlete can participate in up to 4 events, INCLUDING the relays. Qualifying marks must come from Utah state-qualifying meets from this current year. Marks can NOT be from meets outside of Utah. Athletes entered with invalid marks will be scratched from the meet. Please only enter valid seed marks.
Athletes from schools in a state that borders Utah are allowed to use marks either from their state or from Utah. Qualifying marks must fulfill the same requirements as state qualifying meets in Utah: FAT timing, wind readings, and certified implements.
Classification sizes - For schools that are not in Utah, please use the guide below to determine how you fit into the Utah classifications.
1A- 250 and below
6A- 1701 and above
Participation - The BYU Invitational is a UHSAA sanctioned high school competition. Each participant must be an eligible member of the track team of a member high school in good standing with the UHSAA or of the state association of a state that borders Utah. Unattached and independent participation is not allowed due to the National Federation of High Schools rules. If all of these things are in place, then the team's coach is welcome to enter his/her athletes into the competition. Each athlete must represent his/her school. And, the school is responsible to pay the entry fee.
Team Camps - Teams can set up a small area for your athletes along the perimeter of the track on the north and east berms. Please be respectful and only use an area 10 feet wide for your team. Larger teams can go back further than just 10 feet to accommodate your group. Hammocks are not allowed.
Spikes - Spikes can only be 1/4" pyramids. No needles and no Christmas trees; these spikes do significant damage to the track. (In the evening when no one else is at the track, check out lane 5 on the home stretch to see the damage done by these spikes.)
Field Events - For field events, all athletes will be seeded into flights by division (large or small). The athletes with the best seed marks will be seeded into the later flights. Each athlete will be given three attempts in the flights. The top 9 athletes will each advance to a final, where each is given three additional attempts. The finals will be separated by division.
3200 - Timed Finals. All athletes will be pooled together, 72 athletes per gender, 12 from each classification. Only the top 12 athletes in each classification will be accepted. Each race will be split evenly into two sections of 36 athletes. The fastest athletes will be seeded into the second section.
1600 - Timed Finals. All athletes will be pooled together. Each race will be split evenly into sections of 20-24 athletes, with the top athletes, regardless of division, competing in the final section. The final section will be contested during the Golden Hour, with the other sections competing in the morning session.
800 - Timed Finals. All athletes will be pooled together. Each race will be split evenly into sections of about 15-18 athletes, with the top 15-18 athletes overall competing in the final section. The final section will be contested during the Golden Hour, with the other sections competing in the morning session.
Girl's Pole Vault - We will hold the event as long as there are 6 qualified girls in a classification that start the event. That means that the girls must be registered, check-in and start the event. If there are less than 6 competitors in one of the classifications and the other classification does have 6, the girls in the incomplete classification will be allowed to participate with the other classification as non-scoring competitors.
Races running Heats/Finals - Athletes will be pooled by division (small and large) and seeded separately by division into heats, using serpentine parameters. The top 9 athletes from each division will advance to the finals. The 18 advancing athletes will be grouped together and seeded into two sections, with the top athletes running in the second section, regardless of division.
Relays - The top 9 relays from each classification will be accepted into the meet. Please enter your alternate relay members in positions 5 and 6. The final section will be contested during the Golden Hour, with the other sections competing in the morning session.
Registration - Registration will close on Tuesday, April 30th, at 7:00 a.m. sharp!
Qualifying Standards - Each athlete that is accepted into the meet must have met the qualifying standard for each event during this season in a state qualifying meet as certified by the UHSAA.
Check-in - All athletes must have already checked in before 60 minutes prior to your event. At that time the check-in sheets will be removed and the seeding process will be started. Please check-in as soon as you arrive at the meet. Athletes that are not checked in (marked their name) on the check-in sheets will be scratched from the competition.
Reporting - Athletes must report to the bullpen when called. The posted start time is designed to be when each event should start and does not include time for warm-up. Field event athletes will be escorted from the bullpen by meet officials at least 10 minutes prior to each start time. You must be in the bullpen before your heat/flight is escorted out.
Entry Fees - Entry fees are $5 per athlete. Each team will be responsible to pay for each athlete entered into the meet through their account, regardless of whether the athlete actually does participate. The number of athletes in your roster that are registered into events when registration closes will determine your team entry fees. Please DO NOT bring payment to the meet. It is most efficient for our financial department to send an invoice to your school after the meet. Thanks for your support!
Spectator Admission - Admission to the meet is $6 per person. Children 5 and under are free.
"Golden Hour" - Most event finals will be run during the day on Saturday, with the top sections of the finals being run during the "Golden Hour" from 3:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon. Friday during the day and Saturday in the morning will be the time of the majority of the qualifying rounds for the track events. Field events will be scheduled across both days according to the schedule. Flights will NOT be split and delayed to hold some during the Golden Hour. It didn't work very well last time. Sorry.
Top Athletes Head-to-head - All finals will consist of 1 or 2 sections. In general, 9 athletes from the large schools and 9 athletes from the smaller schools will advance to a final. The top 9 athletes will compete in the 2nd section, regardless of whether they are large or small school athletes. This will allow for the top athletes to compete head-to-head, whether they be a large or a small school athlete, and will enable the exciting "Golden Hour" on Saturday afternoon of most of the top athletes in the meet. We have medals just the same as last year. We will present medals to the top 3 athletes in each division, regardless of where they place in their respective sections, or in which section they competed. Remember that the Golden Hour will generally have two sections of finals. Both sections will be run during the Golden Hour for most races. The only exceptions are some of the relays.
Team Scoring - Team scoring will be the same as always: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Large school athletes will be scored against large school athletes, whether they competed in the same section or not. Small school athletes will be scored against small school athletes, whether they competed in the same section or not. Field events will be held over the two days.
Travel to the meet on Saturday - We believe that the Provo River Half Marathon is again being run on Saturday morning. The course of the race is down University Avenue. Buses traveling from the north should exit at 800 North, Orem, and travel east to University Avenue, then turn right. This will put you on University Ave. before the runners get on the street. You will have clear travel all the way to the stadium regardless of the time that you travel.
Team Packet Pickup - Packet pickup for teams will be available on Friday morning. Please DO NOT bring payment to the meet. It is most efficient for our financial department to send an invoice to your school after the meet. Thanks for your support!
Meet Records - Meet Records can be found HERE