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Columbia, South Carolina

APRIL 13 & 14, 2018

Welcome to the 26th Annual Bojangles Track & Field Classic sponsored by Spring Valley High School and Bojangles'. The 2017 meet saw teams from over 200 schools and 10 states compete. This year the meet is once again an NSAF Select Meet. The competition in every event should be tough and exciting. The meet has automatic timing and back up timing with dual FinsihLynx systems.  We promise to again present the best high school meet possible anywhere in the country. We also promise to make it a little bit better each year. Please join us for this exciting event.  Click on Schedule and Notes for further Information. 

LOCATION Columbia, the State Capital, is located in the center of South Carolina. Interstates 20, 26, and 77 pass through Columbia. I-95 at Florence is 1 hour away by car. I-85 at Charlotte or Spartanburg is 1 1/2 hours. Atlanta, Knoxville, Durham, Wilmington, and Bristol are all 4 hours or less and Jacksonville, Columbus, Chattanooga and Roanoke are within 5 hours.
SANCTION This meet has a national sanction from the National Federation of High Schools.  Schools will be invited from New York down to Florida and from across the country.  All athletes must be a current member of their high school team.  All schools must be a member of a State Association that is a member of the NFHS or an approved association.  Contact Kevin Shaw at kvshaw19@gmail.com to check on your associations status.
ENTRIES All entries must be input through the website, www.directathletics.com  Each school is allowed to enter 2  athletes per event except in the 400m and 400IH.  Each athlete may enter no more than 4 events including field events and relays.  All entries must be entered by midnight on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.  No entries will be accepted after this date.


An entry fee of $120.00 per team (boys and girls are separate teams) or $20.00 per athlete will be charged. This is an entry fee, not a participation fee.  No shows are not entitled to a refund.  All fees must be paid by credit card when entries are submitted through Direct Athletics.

An admission fee of $5.00 will be charged for Friday, $8.00 for Saturday, and $10.00 for a  two day pass.
COACHES' HOSPITALITYCoaches and meet officials will have a dinner Friday night at the stadium and will have complimentary breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks on Saturday.  Please, no managers or students in any capacity.  Athletes may purchase a pasta meal for $5 on Friday night at the stadium.
CHECK IN There will be no additions made to the meet after midnight April 10th, 2018.  One-for-one substitutions may be made with the clerk of course as long as no one violates the participation rule.
WARM UPS The track will be open after 4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday for workouts or inspection.  Warm-ups will be allowed on the track until 8:15 a.m. on Saturday.  Please do not set up any tents on the baseball or softball fields.  During the course of the meet, only those athletes called to their events will be allowed on the infield or track.
AWARDS Trophies will be awarded to the top 4 teams in both boys and girls divisions. Medals will be awarded to the top 8 places in each event.  Plaques will be awarded to the Outstanding Track Athlete and Outstanding Field Athlete in both boys and girls divisions. Special dedication awards are given in several individual events. Nike bags are awarded to top 3 in each event.