***UPDATE 4/12/21: WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS YEAR'S EVENT. IT WILL BE CAPPED AT 12 DIAA SCHOOLS ONLY. CONTACT THE MEET DIRECTOR ASAP AT CZAR.BLOOM@POLYTECH.K12.DE.US IF INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.***
The Panther Challenge
at the Home of the Panthers of POLYTECH High School in Woodside, Delaware
Thursday, April 29, 2021 (No likely rain date)
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, hurdles, & 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 schools ONLY.
*DIAA & NFHS rules in effect
Limited to first 12 teams entered & PAID per gender
*$160 fee per team per gender; $300 per school (boys & girls).
*Fees should be made payable to POLYTECH HIGH SCHOOL.
*Schools can use Supplier ID #9539000020 if making payment via state
*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
NEW ENTRY DEADLINE: .
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 THREE athletes per gender in EACH individual event.
*One team per relay event.
*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.
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)
TRACK FINALS (4:30 p.m. start)
*In each event, girls will compete before boys & the fastest seed times will run in the final heat
200 (no prelims)
Team championship trophies to be awarded at the conclusion of the 1600-meter relay
(Medals will be announced throughout the meet action.)
T-shirts & concessions: TBD.
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 third annual Panther Challenge Twilight Invitational!
The Panther Challenge
NAME OF SCHOOL: _______________________________________________________________
Coach(es) contact (best email & phone): __________________________________________
TEAMS ATTENDING: Check the correct box
__ Boys & girls ($300 total) __ Boys only ($160) __ Girls only ($160)
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 schools ENTERED & PAID.
*Schools can use Supplier ID #9539000020 if making payment via state financial system.
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 28
Updates on the seeding process will be sent out prior to meet day on April 28.
Feel free email the meet director to clarify any questions concerning the Panther Challenge: