The Panther Challenge
at the Home of the Panthers of POLYTECH High School in Woodside, Delaware
Thursday, April 19, 2018 (Rain date Friday, April 20, 2018)
Site: Jeff Adams Stadium located in Central Delaware easily accessed by several major roadways
*Former site of DIAA & HAC championship meets
*Fast venue with eight-lane rubberized track & two vertical jumping pits
*Newly-purchased UCS pole vault pit & standards & newly upgraded throwing areas
*FAT timing for all track events by Ultimate Sports Productions
*Six-place scoring with championship trophies to male & female winning teams
*Quality medals to top three individuals/relays per event
*Sanctioned for DIAA, PIAA & MPSSAA high school members
*DIAA & NFHS rules in effect
Limited to first 16 teams entered & PAID per gender
*$150 fee per team per gender; $250 per school (both male & female teams)
*Fees should be made payable to POLYTECH HIGH SCHOOL
*Individual entries MAY be available for schools with less than 4 athletes competing; please contact the meet director for more specific information.
*Please email your intent to enter to meet director
*Visit de.milesplit.com/calendar#April to enter your school
ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday April 15th at 7:00 PM
To encourage full, competitive heats in each event, please estimate an entry time based on your competitors LIKELY FAT performance. Previous recorded performances preferred.
*Each school can enter a maximum of TWO athletes per gender in each individual event.
*Only ONE entry per gender for the 3200 meters as only a max of 1 heat per gender will be run.
*We will aim to FILL all heats; coaches from all entered schools will be notified BEFORE meet day if more individual entries, including in the 3200, will be accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: No school will be allowed more than 3 athletes per event, even if the entry limit expands.
*Relay cards will be submitted for official competitors on meet day, but please include potential competitors in your on-line entry so they are entered in the meet.
Check-in/warm-up begins for early field events: 3 p.m.
Check-in begins for sprint preliminaries: 3 p.m.
Number of heats for 16-team field
Laned sprint events: Max 4 heats or less per gender
800 & 1600: Max 3 heats or less per gender; 3200: Max 1 heat per gender
Relays: Max 2 heats or less per gender
EARLY FIELD EVENTS* (3:30 p.m. start)
Girls high jump
Boys pole vault
Boys shot put
Girls long jump (open pit & finals)
Boys long jump (open pit & finals)
*Opening heights to be determined by entry performances
LATE FIELD EVENTS (5:30 p.m. start)*
Boys high jump
Girls pole vault
Girls shot put
Girls triple jump (open pit & finals)
Boys triple jump (open pit & finals)
*Tentative start time; 1st call will occur immediately AFTER the conclusion of each early field event.
TRACK PRELIMINARIES* (3 p.m. start)
*Heat winners & next fastest times advance to 8-competitor final
100 meters (girls then boys)
200 meters (girls then boys)
TRACK FINALS (5 p.m. start)
*In each event, girls will compete before boys & the fastest seed times will run in the final heat
Team championship trophies to be awarded at the conclusion of the 1600-meter relay
(Medals will be sorted throughout the meet action & can be picked up when schools depart.)
T-shirts & concessions: A limited number of event T-shirts will be on sale in the concession stand. Plenty of food, snacks, & drinks will be available before and during the event competition.
Our event goal: We hope to build a fun, competitive well-run event where teams will enjoy returning for future seasons of competiton.
Thank you for entering the inaugural Panther Challenge Twilight Invitational!
The Panther Challenge
NAME OF SCHOOL: _______________________________________________________________
Coach(es) contact (best email & phone): __________________________________________
TEAMS ATTENDING: Check the correct box
__ Boys & girls ($250 total) __ Boys only ($150) __ Girls only ($150)
Make checks payable to POLYTECH HIGH SCHOOL and return to:
Coach Czar Bloom
Polytech Panther Challenge
823 Walnut Shade Road
Woodside, DE 19980
Entry field limited to the first 16 schools ENTERED & PAID.
Please email your intent to enter the Panther Challenge to meet director:
Team entry and payment should be processed before entering athlete entries.
Athlete entries to individual/relay events will need to be received by 7 p.m., Sunday, April 15
Updates on the seeding process will be sent out prior to meet day on April 19.
Feel free email the meet director to clarify any questions concerning the Panther Challenge:
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