4 Things for New Parents to Know about Indoor Meets

Post date: Nov 21, 2016 11:46:18 PM

1) Track meets are controlled chaos. Indoor track meets are chaos contained in a small, very loud, kind of smelly, space. For the most part spectators should stay to the outer perimeter of the track. When you move around the fieldhouse, be mindful of the events in progress. When there are races on the track, wait for a clear break in the action. The runners are going full out with limited views around the corners and just when you think they've all gone past, there is a straggler trying to catch up. Shot put, high jump and pole vault are all happening in the area within the track. Long Jump and triple jump are along the wall to left as you enter. There is some (limited) bleacher seating and a few benches. Some people bring folding chairs.

2)There is no schedule. Just an order of events.

All events are GIRLS followed by BOYS unless otherwise specified.

  • Novice 300 meters
  • Novice 800 meters
  • 4 x 200 meter relay
  • 55 meter hurdles (freshmen first)
  • 4 x 800 meter relay
  • 300 meter run
  • 1500 / 1600 meter run
  • 600 meter run (varsity followed by freshmen)
  • 3000 / 3200 meter run
  • 1000 meter run (varsity followed by freshmen)
  • 55 meter dash (varsity followed by freshmen)
  • 4 x 400 meter relay (varsity followed by freshmen)

Triple Jump followed by Long Jump

Pole Vault (continuous bar)

High Jump (continuous bar)

Shot Put

3) There is an entrance charge. Usually 3 dollars. 5 or 6 for championship meets. This helps cover league expenses.

4) The parking lot in front of the Fieldhouse entrance fills up fast. If you go back out to Nott St and turn right, the first driveway on your right is for a parking lot behind the fieldhouse. This one is much less crowded. Follow the sidewalk around to the front entrance.

We are working on a more thorough parents guide. It should be up soon. Suggestions on what to include are welcome. Hope to see you at a meet.