The Panther Challenge 2018

Woodside, DE

Meet Information

The Panther Challenge

Twilight Invitational

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

Meet specifics:

*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

Meet entries:

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 to enter your school

NEW ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Event entries:

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.

*THREE athletes can be entered in pole vault.

*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 discus

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

Boys discus

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.


*Heat winners & next fastest times advance to 8-competitor final

100-meter hurdles

110-meter hurdles

100 meters (girls then boys)

200 meters (girls then boys)

(5 p.m. start)

*In each event, girls will compete before boys & the fastest seed times will run in the final heat

100-meter/110-meter hurdles

100 meters

200 meters

4x800 relay

4x200 relay


4x100 relay


300-meter hurdles



4x400 relay

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 competition.

Thank you for entering the inaugural Panther Challenge Twilight Invitational!

The Panther Challenge

Twilight Invitational


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 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, April 18

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: