Festus McCullough-Douglass Invitational 2021
Coaches and Athletic Directors:
Thank you for choosing to participate in the 2021 McCullough-Douglass Invitational. We are excited to have the opportunity to again host competitions for our athletes. As you are reviewing the meet information, please give attention to the protocols below. Things have to look a little different this year, but we are confident that we can still provide a top notch experience for you and your athletes.
1- We will use a time schedule this year. This will allow for us to control the number of athletes in the bullpen, staging area, on the track, and at the field events. We will NOT run ahead of schedule under any circumstances. The process for athlete check-in will be discussed at the coaches meeting.
2- All athletes are expected to remain in their team camps (tents) unless they are warming up in designated areas or competing. Clusters of athletes around the facility will be instructed to return to their team camp. We ask that coaches help to monitor this throughout the meet.
3- Masks are expected to be worn by all athletes and coaches, unless warming up or competing.
4- The football field is completely off limits for spectators and athletes, unless warming up. It will be used for a bullpen, staging area, coaches boxes, and designated warm up zone. Numerous staff members and parents will be on hand to strictly enforce this expectation.
5- Combatting Covid is an individual and team responsibility as well. We ask that you and your athletes are considerate of others when choosing where and how to establish your team camp.
6- A decision on spectators will be made the week before the Invitational and will be communicated out to all athletic directors.
SLUH (boys only)
Parkway Central (girls only)
Cape Notre Dame
Date: March 26-27, 2021.
Where: Tiger Stadium @ Festus R-6 Campus
A brief coaches meeting will begin at 8:15 am outside the storage garage near the finish line. You will be allowed to make only scratches at this time, no additions.
Awards: Top 3 finishers in each individual event and top 3 relay teams will receive a tee shirt. Tee shirts MUST be picked up at the storage shed near the finish line on the day of the meet, prior to leaving. We will not send them through the mail. We will, as always, have a variety of colors and sizes. There will be plaques given to the 1st place team in each division (Men and Women).
Entries/Timing. Teams will be allowed to enter 2 athletes and 2 relays per event. You may enter 3 athletes in the 110/100 hurdles, 100m dash, 400m dash, 300m hurdles, and 200m dash. This combined with the two relay entries should allow for you to get some early season times on your athletes and only adding a few minutes to the meet. All entries must be entered on Momilesplit.com by 10 p.m. on March 25. Timing will be done by Championship Timing.
Surface: 8 Lane rubberized track. We allow 3/16 spikes on the track. Please ensure that your athletes are using these prior to competition. Absolutely no tape on the Track or Turf.
Seeding: Heats/Flights will be seeded by time and distances entered.
Field Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin events will have 4 attempts for each athlete.
**We do not have a Javelin runway. The ability to include the Javelin will depend on the amount precipitation in the coming days. We will error on the side of caution. If contested, the Javelin will take place behind the Intermediate School (near old throwing areas).
Entry Fees: The entry fee will be $200. per girls team and $200 per boys team. $400 for both divisions. Entry Fees need to be paid before or day of the meet.
Any questions please contact:
Festus Athletic Director-Eric Allen
Head Girls Track Coach-Wes Armbruster
Miscellaneous: There are bathrooms available. We DO NOT have locker rooms available at the track for athletes. Please plan accordingly.
Tiger Stadium has undergone a very nice renovation. Please instruct your athletes to NOT wear their spikes into the new bleachers.
A concession stand will be decided on in the coming weeks. There is no guarantee that we operate one. Plan accordingly.
We will designate areas for tents. These areas are first come first served. We appreciate your cooperation.
ONLY COACHES AND PARTICIPATING ATHLETES ON THE
FIELD AND AROUND THE COMPETING AREAS. Parents, fans, friends, etc will not be
allowed down on infield, around the pole vault, jumps, or throwing areas. There
are observation areas for both the throws and the horizontal jumps. Vertical
Jumps will have to be watched from the stands by fans.
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