Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

New Castle County Track & Field Championships

Abessinio Stadium

Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, 2021

SPONSOR: N5CTA (New Castle County Coaches Cross-Country and Track Association)

GENERAL: Abessinio Stadium has a 400 meter, 8-lane all-weather track facility. There will be no locker room facilities available. Only 1/4 inch pyramid spikes may be used. Chalk will be provided for use by athletes in marking for relays and field events. NFHS rules will be in effect.

ADMISSION: Students $2.00; Adults $5.00. All team members in uniform will be admitted free. Any manager or non-uniform team member must be accompanied by a coach.

TIME SCHEDULE: Gates will open at 2:45 on Friday and 9:30 on Saturday.


-  Individual and relay event entries and seed times/distances must be made online at

    Entries close at 9:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12th.

-  All entry performances must have been achieved during the 2021 outdoor season.

-  Please enter the athletes you expect to use on relay teams in the order in which you expect them to run (enter up     to 8 athletes per Relay). Final relay declarations will be made using relay cards on the day of the race.

-  Invoice is available at clicking on the link below:


-  Performance Lists will be posted on by the evening of Wednesday, May 12th.

SCORING & AWARDS: The top eight places will score in all events. Awards to the top 3 teams, top 6 individuals in each event, and top 3 teams in each relay. Top 3 finishers in all events earn All-County.

PARTICIPATION LIMITS: Teams may enter 2 athletes per individual event and one relay team per relay event. Individuals may compete in a maximum of 4 events. The Novice Sprint Medley is a non-scoring event for novices only. Athletes in this event may not participate in any other events.

ADVANCEMENT: Preliminaries and semifinals will be held in the 100 meters. Preliminary qualifiers in the 100 hurdles and 110 hurdles will advance to the finals. All Prelims and semis advance by time. All other events will be Finals with places determined by time.

RUNNING EVENTS: All events will be pre-seeded. Sections will be run slow to fast. Athletes should pick up hip numbers prior to entering the warm up area on the infield. When an event is called, check in with the Clerk of Course, and remain in the bull pen area until directed onto the track. The 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 will be run with a 3 turn stagger.


Pole Vault: Boys: 8' 0"; progression at 6" intervals until 11'6", then at 3" intervals

Girls: 6' 0"; progression at 6" intervals until 9'6", then at 3" intervals

High Jump: Boys: 5'6"; progression at 2" intervals until 6'2", then at 1" intervals

Girls: 4'4"; progression at 2" intervals, until 5'2", then at 1" intervals

REPORTING: Competitors should report to the event site when called and check in with the official in charge. Throwing implements must be weighed and certified prior to the start of the event. Certification of poles for pole vault and weighing-in of athletes for pole vault will be at the pole vault event location. Each athlete in the horizontal jumps and throws will get 3 attempts in preliminaries. The top 9 will advance to the finals, where they will get 3 more attempts.

COACHES HELP: N5CTA requires that each team provide a worker to help with the meet. Please send a job preference to the meet director. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Each team is also required to provide TWO student-helpers to assist in the efficient running of the meet.

Tim Byrne

Meet Director