CROTON-HARMON GIRLS RELAYS
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009
thThis year’s edition of the 37 annual Croton-Harmon Girls Relays will be held on
Saturday, April 25, 2009, at our all-weather 400 meter track. Twenty-four events will be contested.
Please note, girls are limited to a maximum of three (3) events.
New York State only. National Federation Rules will apply.
FEE – Blanket team entry fee of $160 (Same as last year)
Make check payable to: Croton Booster Club
c/o Mike Doehring
Croton-Harmon High School
36 Old Post Road South
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
stndrdththAWARDS: Medals to 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 place relays in each class (gold, silver, stndbronze, bronze, bronze). Team trophies for 1 and 2 place in each class based on
6-4-3-2-1 scoring. Schools will be divided into three (3) classes of approximately equal size.
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY – One (1) race with special stthawards for 1 thru 5 place and separate class scoring as above. Our intent in having this race in the program is to give the distance runners another event while not unduly adding to the length of the meet. We still feel that running class distance medleys would take forever and not provide enough competition.
We envision this to be a championship race and hope it will be a highlight of the meet, mixing some of the best runners of all three (3) classes. It is an open event with awards to the top five (5) teams open but with separate class scoring. (If your team
doesn’t finish in the top (five) 5, they can still score in class and will medal in class if
they do not receive an open award and run better than 15:00.) We hope many schools will enter the race and make it a highlight of the meet.
SUGGESTION SHEET – Please fill out the suggestion sheet on the back of your entry form. These have been helpful to us in the past in making improvements in the meet. We will assume that those who do not fill out the form, like the meet the way it is planned.
There will be seven (7) JV Relays: a 400m Relay – a 1600m Relay – a 3200m Relay – a
800m Medley Relay – a Shot Put Relay – a High Jump Relay and a Long Jump Relay.
All are JV scoring, with awards five (5) deep in each class. We hope these events will give more members of your team (particularly the less experienced), a chance to compete and also provide a better balance between sprint and distance relays. Unlimited entries per school in JV relays.
1) There are three (3) JV field event relays – shot put, long jump, and high
jump. They should report after the Varsity event is finished. Make sure
you clearly label their cards with JV. Each girl should come with a
separate card. If they can’t pick up the shot, can’t make the long jump pit
and can’t make opening height in high jump, then don’t enter them.
Girls may compete in both JV and Varsity events as long as they do not
exceed 3 events each.
2) RACE WALK – The race walk will again be a team race of 2 or 3 walkers
with only TWO scoring (all 3 may medal) and will be contested WITHIN
CLASS, not open.
3) POLE VAULT – A CHANGE! The Pole Vault will be a relay of two or
three vaulters, just like all the other field event relays. All classes will jump
TOGETHER and be scored separately in class. It will begin after the
Discus and/or High Jump and/or Javelin are completed. Listen for the
4) HIGH JUMP – All classes will jump TOGETHER and be scored
separately in class. Make sure they know to get back to the high jump if
they have to go to another event. If they aren’t back in time the bar will go
5) Please bring a TYPED team roster (FIRST AND LAST NAMES) to give to
our scorers. This will make our spelling more accurate and your parents
happier. Send it with your entry, if possible.
6) The Distance Medley Relay will continue as an open race. Teams can get
class medals in this event as long as they break 15:00 and do not receive an
open trophy. No time limitations for class scoring.
7) The Javelin Throw Relay will again be held within the main field. Instruct
ALL your girls (and you) to be VERY CAREFUL when walking inside the
oval to get to events. NEVER walk directly across the field! 8) We will attempt to keep competition as even as possible in each class by
dividing the schools entered in the meet into three (3) approximately equal
divisions. These divisions may differ slightly from Section I classifications
but will hopefully give all your girls an equal shot at medals. We should
know the breakdown by the Wednesday before the meet. st9) There will be JV scoring in each class, with a 1 place team award in each
10) Anchor girls will wear seed cards pinned to their jerseys. BRING YOUR
11) Seed cards will be turned in when event is called. LISTEN for the call on
12) 10:00 a.m. starting time.
13) Pole Vault –
14) We have TWO long jump pits & runways. This will speed up the
horizontal jumps but could cause conflicts with girls competing in other
events. Tell them to pay attention and inform the officials when they have
to go to other events. Make sure they return promptly so they aren’t closed
out of the event.
COACHES – Please instruct your athletes of the National Federation and New York State Rules regarding uniforms – no jewelry, watches, barrettes, etc. Avoid hassles –
inform your team before the meet.
FACILITIES – We have a six (6) lane all weather track with a rubberized asphalt surface. Only 1/8” spikes or flats permitted. We ask you to have your team dress at your school as only bathroom facilities will be available at the elementary school. There will be a refreshment stand open and lunches will be available.
SEEDING – All seeding will be done the day of the meet, as the event is called. All relays (including field events) must be on 3 x 5 cards, one (1) card for each track event
EXCEPT the 400m hurdle relay, 1600m team race, 1600m race walk and all field
events where each girl needs a card! Only one (1) relay per school, except for the
seven (7) JV relays. These cards must be turned in when the event is called.
CLASS A – WHITE CLASS B – BLUE CLASS C – PINK
COACHES – There will be a coaches meeting at 9:45 a.m.
Events start at 10:00 a.m. (Javelin earlier if possible)
WE WILL PROVIDE SHOTS, DISCII, AND BATONS. PLEASE BRING YOUR
Please supervise your athletes at all times and instruct them to place all trash, etc. in the proper trash cans.
Numbers will be in an envelope at the track upon your arrival. Walkers will need numbers front and back. 1600m Team Race will need numbers only on the front. WRITE the number next to the girl’s name on the seed card, which she will wear
(Distance Medley Relay may need numbers if there is a crowd.) Other races DO NOT need numbers but anchors will need to pin seed cards to their shirts.
HOPE TO SEE YOU AND YOUR TEAM AT THE CROTON RELAYS!
Mike Doehring 914-761-7225 email@example.com
Croton-Harmon High School Tel. No. 914-271-2147 Ext. 221
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 Fax No. 914-827-3184
ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009
SEND BOTH ENTRY SHEET AND CHECK
CROTON-HARMON GIRLS RELAYS - SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2008
ORDER OF TRACK EVENTS (A-C-B)
1) 400m Hurdle Relay (2 per school – total time)
2) JV 3200m Relay (4 x 800)
3) Open Championship Distance Medley Relay
(1200 – 400- 800 – 1600)
4) 400m Relay (4 x 100)
5) JV 1600m Relay (4 x 400)
6) 1600m Team Race Walk (2 or 3 race, 2 score - XC scoring)
7) Shuttle Hurdle Relay (3 x 100m Hurdles)
8) 3200m Relay (4 x 800)
9) JV 400m Relay (4 x 100)
10) Sprint Medley Relay (200 – 200- 400 – 800)
11) 800m Relay (4 x 200)
12) 1600m Team Race (3 run, 3 score – XC scoring)
13) JV 800m Medley Relay (200 – 100 – 100 – 400)
14) 1600m Relay (4 x 400)
15) Alumni/Coaches 1 Mile Run
16) Alumni/Coaches Sprint Relay
Long Jump Relay A-C-B Triple Jump Relay A-C-B Discus Throw Relay B-C-A Javelin Throw Relay A-B-C High Jump Relay all classes together Pole Vault –
Shot Put Relay C-A-B (after high jump or discus)
Varsity High Jump will start at 3’6” and go by 3” to 4’6” and up 2” thereafter.
JV starts at 3’ and goes up by 3”, etc.
Pole Vault will start at 6’ and go up by 6” thereafter.
Suggested minimums for field event relays:
LJ 10’, TJ 20’, SP 20’, DT 50”, JT 50’
Field event relays will be combined totals of two (2) girls – three (3) may compete, best two (2) score. If three (3) compete, third girl will medal if all make minimum
standards. Both must make opening height in high jump pole vault and both must
have at least one legal measurement in the other field event relays.
stndrdththAWARDS: Class Relays – Medals to 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 place relays in each class (gold, silver, bronze, bronze, bronze) stndrdththJV Relays – Ribbons to 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 place relays in each class.
Bill McCaffrey Memorial Championship Distance Medley Relay – Trophies to stthindividuals on 1 – 5 place relay teams.
stndTeam trophies for 1 and 2 place in each class based on 6-4-3-2-1 scoring, including stthe Open Championship Distance Medley and race walk. Team plaque for 1 place
in each JV class.
SCORING 6 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
CROTON-HARMON GIRLS RELAYS
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009- 10:00 a.m. SPENCER FIELD – CARRIE E. TOMPKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PLEASE CHECK THE EVENTS YOUR TEAM WISHES TO ENTER:
400m Hurdle Relay ____ Shot Put Relay ____ Shuttle Hurdle Relay ____ Discus Throw Relay ____ 1600m Team Race ____ Javelin Throw Relay ____ 1600m Team Race Walk Pole Vault Relay ____
# of girls (2 or 3) ____ 400 Relay (4 x 100) ____ High Jump Relay ____ 800 Relay (4 x 200) ____ Long Jump Relay ____ 1600 Relay (4 x 400) ____ Triple Jump Relay ____ 3200 Relay (4 x 800) ____
Sprint Medley Relay
Open Championship Distance Medley Relay (1200-400-800-1600) ____ (Estimated seed for Distance Medley) ____
JV 400 Relay (4 x 100) ____ JV Shot Put Relay ____ JV 1600 Relay (4 x 400) ____ JV Long Jump Relay ____ JV 3200 Relay (4 x 800) ____ JV High Jump Relay ____ JV 800 Medley Relay
School___________________________________________________________ Coach___________________________________ Home Phone _____________________
e-mail _____________________________________ School Colors______________________
School Name (Mascot)_______________________________________________ Non-Section I Schools – Enrollment (9-11 Boys + Girls)___________________
ENTRY FEE: BLANKET ENTRY FEE OF $160.00
Make check payable to: Croton Booster Club – c/o Mike Doehring
Croton-Harmon High School
36 Old Post Road South
Croton-on-Harmon, NY 10520
ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009 (POSTMARKED)
KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR ENTRIES FOR YOUR OWN USE
CROTON-HARMON GIRLS RELAYS
We think the meet has a good mix of races and field events - Varsity, JV and individual. We are hesitant to add events and make the meet longer. Conversely, we also do not want to drop events and thus limit opportunities for some girls to participate. Your thoughts:
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT NEXT YEAR
PLEASE CHECK/FILL IN WHERE APPROPRIATE
Last year we added music during the meet (like at the Armory Track & Field Center).
____ It was a great idea- it added to the informal/party atmosphere.
____ Were you crazy? It was distracting at the Armory and it was distracting here
____ There was music last year?
This year we are making the pole vault a relay (2 or 3 girls), just like all the other field events.
_____ Finally! The vaulters deserve it. It makes the entire meet a RELAY meet.
don’t care since it’s at the end of the meet and won’t delay our departure. _____ I
_____ Cancel the event. It’s too much trouble.
We will again have two (2) in the program at the end of the meet. Naturally, there will be a masters (50+) division (ambulance is always on call) so that members of the meet management can get a medal.
_____ Keep them in the program. Some of us are “in shape” and enjoy a
little activity while we wait for scoring to finish. Even if we don’t run,
it is fun to watch others try to maintain (recapture) their youth.
DIRECTIONS TO SPENCER FIELD
FROM THE NORTH:
Route 9 South to Route 129 exit. At the end of ramp make left – go under bridge to second
traffic light. Make a left onto Route 129. Go through next traffic light. Take first right onto Wood Road (by crosswalk). Bear right onto Gerstein Street. This will take you in front of our elementary school. Keep following the road, it leads to a parking lot. Follow the walkway down to the field.
Route 9 North to Route 129 exit. At the end of ramp make a right – go to second traffic light.
Make a left onto Route 129. Go through next traffic light. Take first right onto Wood Road (by crosswalk). Bear right onto Gerstein Street. This will take you in front of our elementary school. Keep following the road, it leads to a parking lot. Follow the walkway down to the field.
Route 22 or I-684 to Katonah (Cross River Exit). Go west on Route 35. At the intersection of 100 make a left. Go to the traffic light and make a right onto Route 118. Route 118 will automatically turn into Route 129. Follow this for approximately 10 miles (passing by an entrance to the Westchester County Park by Croton Dam). Look for the second Wood Rd. entrance (crosswalk)-left turn. Bear right onto Gerstein St. This will take you in front of the elementary school. Keep following the road, it leads to a parking lot. Follow walkway down to the field.
Tappan Zee Bridge and follow Route 9 North to Route 129 exit. At the end of ramp make a right – go to second traffic light. Make a left onto Route 129. Go through next traffic light. Take first right onto Wood Road (by crosswalk). Bear right onto Gerstein Street. This will take you in front of our elementary school. Keep following the road, it leads to a parking lot. Follow the walkway down to the field.