USTFCCCA Meet Announcements

to submit a meet announcement, please send to Tom Lewis, tom@ustfccca.org

MEET OPENING — 2018 Trojan Challenge, University of Mount Olive

Hello, I’m Coach Justin Potter from the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, NC. We are hosting an invite the weekend of March 23rd and 24th, only the Hammer will be contested on the 23rd.

Link to last year’s results: https://www.tfrrs.org/results/47143.html

We figure you could bring your team down for an early season meet and go down to the beach the following day to Wilmington/Carolina Beach, Emerald Isle or Topsail, if you aren’t local. The facility will be available during the week, if scheduled, for practice. I can give more information where needed.

There are unlimited entries for our meet and I will do everything I can to make sure of no minimums. We already have our officials staff in place along with our timing company and they are prepared for large fields, as is our staff.

Couple notes on the facility:
• All New 2016 Rekortan Surface with 48in Lanes
• Inside Steeple
• Men’s runway boards- 10ft, 38ft, 42ft, there is a striped 34ft board
• Women’s runway boards- 8ft, 32ft, 36ft, there is a striped 28ft board
• Javelin runway is track surface and just off the side of the track.
• Shot put has its own area with crushed gravel landing area.
• The cage has both a discus cirlce and hammer circle.

If you are interested I will need to add you to the schedule on Direct Athletics. Any questions please ask!

Thank you and we look forward to having you at our meet!

Justin Potter
Assistant Track and Field Coach
University of Mount Olive
Office: (919) 658-7862
Cell: (252) 560-0475

Indoor Track & Field Returns To Georgia

Indoor track and field will be making a grand return to Georgia this coming winter. LakePoint Sports, Dunamis Sports Group and the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) announced today that they will host an open/professional, collegiate, high school and youth “Super Meet” from February 8-11, 2018 at the LakePoint Sports Champions Center in Emerson, GA (about 30 minutes northwest of Atlanta). It will be the first full-fledged indoor meet in the state in more than 20 years, since prior to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Preliminary plans include an open/professional and collegiate competition on Thursday-Friday, Feb. 8-9 followed by a high school and youth meet on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11. Athletes from around the country will be invited to join Georgians competing in a full slate of indoor track and field events (a complete schedule will be released later).

Dunamis Sports Group Managing Member Steve McBride, National Scholastic Athletic Foundation Executive Director Jim Spier, and Michael Grade of LakePoint Sports announced the event simultaneously today in New York, Dallas, Chapel Hill and Atlanta. The meet will be organized and produced by NSAF and hosted by LakePoint on a track owned and operated by Dunamis Sports Group. The event has been endorsed by the Atlanta Track Club, USATF Georgia and the Atlanta Sports Council. The group hopes to make this an annual event.

Quote from Jim Spier: “We are thrilled to be able to help launch and host this meet in a state that has produced so many great track and field athletes and contributed so much to the sport,” said Mr. Spier. “Georgia has always had a strong presence at our events and we’re excited that we can provide this opportunity for athletes throughout the region.”

Quote from John Ross, Managing Member, Dunamis Sports Group: “Dunamis Sports Group is excited to partner with LakePoint Sports and the NSAF to bring an event of this magnitude to Georgia. We see this as a continuation of our commitment to the track and field world to bring super events to super venues."

Contact info:

Dunamis Sports Group
Tracy Bader, Executive Director
512-775-4772
tbader@dunamissportsgroup.com

NSAF
Jim Spier, Executive Director  
JISpier8@gmail.com
Steve Underwood, Director of Media and Public Relations
Steve.Underwood@Nationalscholastic.org

LakePoint Sports
Michal Grade, Senior VP Sports Operations
770.235.6935
Michael.grade@lakepointsports.com

MEET OPENINGS – Marshall University

Open to NCAA Division I programs only …

January 26 & 27 – Marshall Thundering Herd Invitational & Multi

February 9 & 10 – Chipotle Marshall Invitational

Contact:

Travis Coleman

Assistant Track and Field Coach 

Throws/Vertical Jumps/Multi

304-696-2920 (Office)

803-526-1276 (Cell)       

304-696-2325 (Fax)

 

MEET OPENING — Berry College Field Day Invitational

2 day meet on April 6-7th, 2018. Friday evening will be Hammer, TJ, and Distance Carnival (1500’s/5k’s/10k/possible 4×800). Saturday session will end by 4pm EST. Meet is open to all NCAA DII, DIII, and NAIA schools. XC/Dist only college programs are welcome to come to just the Friday evening portion. Contact Head Coach, Luke Syverson at lsyverson@berry.edu for more info or visit berryvikings.com/sports/mtrack

MEET OPENING — Pomona-Pitzer Cross Country Meet

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (Calif) is looking for teams to compete in the 2017 Pomona-Pitzer Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, October 14. Fields are filling fast, and we limit entries due to tight course restrictions.

The men’s 8k race is at 7:45am, and the women’s 6k race is at 8:30am, leaving visiting teams plenty of time to play in Southern California (theme parks, beaches, etc.) on Saturday before flying home on Sunday. Meet info is here:
http://www.sagehens.com/sports/wxc/meetinfo/PPXC-Inv

The men’s course record is 24:31 and the women’s course record is 20:57.

MEET OPENING — Graceland University

Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa is looking for teams to compete at the 2017 Yellowjacket Cross Country Invitational on Friday, September 8th. There will be a women’s 4,000m race beginning at 5:00pm, followed by a men’s 6,000m race at 5:45pm.

Interested teams should contact the Meet Director, Nick Ekel at ekeln1@graceland.edu or at (641) 784-5464.