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2009 NATIONAL INVITATIONAL

TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

TECHNICAL BULLETIN

 

 

From:              ST. KITTS AND NEVIS AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

To:                  PARTICIPATING TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS

Venue:            Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium, Sunday 21st June 2009

 

Following are the Technical Regulations for the 2009 National Invitational Track and Field Championships.

 

  1. TIME:

The meet begins at 1:00pm.  The Schedule of Events is attached to this bulletin.  All Clubs/Athletes must be at the Stadium by 11:00am.

 

  1. EVENTS

                  Females

100m, 200m 400m, 800m, 1500m, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, High Jump, Long Jump, 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m Relays.

Males

            100m, 200m 400m, 800m, 1500m, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, High Jump, Long Jump, 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m Relays.

NB:     the 100 m, 200 m and 400 m, will be run in lanes, while the first curve of the 800m will be run in lanes and the 1500m will start on scratch lines.

Any number of athletes is allowed for an event and at the same time, for an individual event to take place there must be a minimum of four (4) athletes registered and at the start line. For a Relay to take place there must be a minimum of four (4) Teams registered and at the start line.  There will be three (3) races per Event for the 100m, 200m and 400m races.  There will be no heats/preliminaries in the 100m, 200m and 400m races

  1. FACILITIES

a)      Track:                   A newly laid Mondo eight (8) lane 400 meter track.  Also provided is a 120 meter Mondo surface warm up facility located to the east of the competition Arena at the Stadium.  The warm up facility does not allow for training/warm up by athletes involved in the Throws and Jumps. Arrangements will therefore be made for participants in these events to go through their paces in the competition arena.

b)      Field:                    1 High Jump Landing Area, 2 Long Jump Sand Pit, 2 Javelin Throwing Area and 3 Throwing Circles all laid by Mondo, to IAAF specifications.

c)      Implements:          Women:    Shot: 4.000 kg; Discus: 1.000 kg; Javelin: 600g

                                    Men:          Shot: 7.260 kg; Discus: 2.000 kg; Javelin: 800g      

d)      Athletes Area:      An Athletes’ Stand with Tents is provided for the Athletes holding area and is located to the east of the competition Arena at the Stadium.

e)      Call Rooms:         Two (2) Tents will be set up to accommodate Registration and Holding of Athletes before being escorted into the Arena

f)       Toilets:                 Portable toilet facilities for athletes and officials will be located in close proximity to the Call Room Area.

  1. COMPETITORS

                        Athletes must wear their Club’s uniform or their own uniform and the numbers provided.  Athletes must be aged 16 years and over to be eligible to participate in these Championships.

 

                        For medical purposes, all athletes are to declare special needs to the Medical Team in advance of the start of the meet.

 

                        Executive members are not allowed to participate in this meet.

  1. REGISTRATION

                        Registration is only opened to individual athletes & relay teams invited to participate in this competition.  Event registration forms should be completed and returned to the SKNAAA by Friday June 12th, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.  Final changes must be done at the Technical Meeting, slated for Wednesday June 17th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium, Bird Rock, Basseterre, St. Kitts.

                        Seeding of Athletes will be taken from performances as of 1st June 2008 up to their present performances.  The top seeded Athletes will run in Race A, the lowest ranked Athletes will run in Race C.

                        Registration fees are $5.00 per Individual Events and $10.00 per Team Events.

 

  1. TEAM OFFICIAL QUOTA

Each registered Athlete is entitled to one (1) Official

  

  1. RULES AND REGULATIONS

IAAF Rules will be enforced for all events.  All athletes must wear the numbers assigned to them.  Where only one number is provided, this should be worn on the athlete’s chest except for the High Jump where it can be placed on the chest or the back depending on the jumping style of the athlete.  Athletes participating in more that one event simultaneously should indicate this upon registration at the Call Room on the first call.

Any encroachment onto the Staging Area (Arena) is prohibited and will be viewed as a serious offence.  Coaches may accompany athletes to assist with the marking of the run for Jumping Events, but must leave thereafter before the commencement of the competition or when the Chief Judge or Referee so indicates.

The crouch start is compulsory for races up to and including the 400m, and the two relays (4 x 100m and 4 x 400m).  Starting Blocks will be provided.  Events up to and including the 400m will be run in lanes.

The starting heights for the High Jump are:

            Females:         1.50m

            Males:            1.80m

 

The bar will be set initially at the given height and shall be raised by increments of 5cm or 3cm, as listed below:

Female:     1.50m up 5cm to 1.70m; up 3cm to 1.79m and thereafter up by 2cm.

Male:        1.80m up 5cm to 2.00m; up 3cm to 2.09m and thereafter up by 2cm.

                  Photo finish will be provided for all track events.

  1. CALL ROOM

Athletes are required to report to the Call Room Judge’s desk for all events. There will be two (2) calls for each TRACK EVENT.

 

1st Call:              Thirty (30) minutes before each event athletes or officials must indicate that the athlete is present.

2nd Call:              Fifteen (15) minutes before the event. This is a WARNING call. Athletes must report the Call Room Manager.

 

Athletes will be escorted to the competition area Ten (10) minutes before the scheduled start of the events

 

In the Field Events, athletes will proceed to the staging area after the first call i.e. Forty Five (45) minutes before the scheduled time of the event.

 

A PA system will be provided at the Call Room.

  1. TRANSPORTATION

Transportation will be provided to and from the competition site.  Transportation arrangements will be announced on Radio prior to the meet.  However, two (2) school buses will provide transportation for all participating athletes and officials.

The Buses would leave at 10:00 am, one from Keys traveling east via Cayon and the other from Verchilds next to Faith Tabernacle Church, traveling east.

  1. AWARDS

·        Medals will be awarded for the top three performances in each event.

 

 

SILVER JUBILEE ATHLETIC STADIUM

BIRD ROCK

ST.KITTS

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