2013 IC4A Outdoor Track and Field Championship
Princeton University - Princeton, NJ
Friday - Sunday May 10-12, 2013
Last Updated - 3/21/13
The 2013 IC4A and ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held at Princeton University in Princeton NJ beginning on Friday May 10, 2013 and continuing through Sunday May 12, 2013.
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Please read the following information carefully as there are many IMPORTANT changes from past years. You will be responsible for following ALL these changes. We feel they will make the registration process easier for all concerned.
Please note that the information here pertains to the IC4A men's meet. For ECAC women's information, click HERE.
VERIFICATION OF PERFORMANCES
Performances will be verified through Direct Athletics. NOTE: Top indoor marks and converted 1500m times (Mile divided by 1.08) will be considered for outdoor qualifying. Those marks will be posted on the outdoor performance lists on Direct Athletics.
FINAL DECLARATION PROCEDURE
1. All Final Declarations and entries will be done through Direct Athletics - www.directathletics.com. Teams must be current members of the ECAC and IC4A in order to compete.
2. See below for procedures for entering Decathlon athletes, conference champions, and waivers of standards.
3. Final Declarations MUST be submitted on Direct Athletics no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday - May 7th.
4. Teams wishing to declare entries after the Tuesday - May 7th deadline will be considered LATE and will be subject to a Late Fee of $50.00 per declaration. These Late Declarations must be made by 5:00 PM on
Wednesday - May 8th.
5. The IC4A will accept "Late Individual Declarations" after the 5:00 PM Wednesday deadline but no later than 1 hour prior to the first event on Friday - May 10th. Each petition must be accompanied by a Late Individual
Declaration fee of $250.00.
CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS & WAIVER OF STANDARDS
Conference Champions: The IC4A will continue the practice of allowing athletes that are conference champions to compete in the IC4A Championship even if they have not made the Qualifying Standard. In such cases, you may designate only one (1) conference for selecting athletes from. This is NOT an addition to the "Waiver of Standard" rule and the Decathlon does NOT fall under this rule. Conference champion entries cannot be made on direct Direct Athletics but must be made via email with the following link - Conference Champion Declaration. Conference Champions entries must be submitted no later than midnight Monday - May 6th.
Waiver of Standards: The IC4A will also continue the practice of allowing athletes from schools that do not have qualifiers in running events, relays, or field events to compete. They may enter one (1) athlete/relay one (1) field event. If a team has qualifiers in the running events/relays but not in the field events, that team may enter one (1) field event declaration and vice versa. This is a continuation of the practice establish several years ago. Waiver of standard entries cannot be made on direct Direct Athletics but must be made via email with the following link - Waiver of Standard Declaration. Waiver of Standard entries must be submitted no later than midnight Monday - May 6th.
DECATHLON ENTRIES & DECLARATIONS
Each school must submit an intent to compete via email with the following link - Decathlon Intent to Compete - no later than 5:00 PM on Friday - May 3rd.
The Decathlon Intent to Compete must include the athlete's name, school, score, date, and site.
Coaches will be able to update Decathlon scores through Noon on Monday - May 6th via the the following link - Decathlon Score Update
Once the declarations are closed, the top 15 entries will be accepted into the field.
Monday afternoon - May 6th - coaches of accepted athletes will be notified via email.
Coaches will have until 12:00 Noon on Wednesday - May 8th to submit scratches online, without penalty.
In the event that one or more Decathletes are scratched, additional athletes will be given the opportunity to fill the field to 15. Notifications will be made by Steve Bartold via email.
The process of filling the field will conclude no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday - May 8th.
IC4A ENTRY FEE
Each school will be billed a $ 75.00 team entry fee.
Each school will be billed $ 20.00 for each individual declaration and each relay declaration.
Each school will be billed an Officials Fee of $ 50.00 for 5 or more declarations OR $ 25.00 for less than 5 declarations.
Once the 2013 Championship is completed, invoices will be sent to all participating schools. Checks should be made payable to ECAC with that school's name and the event title/date listed on the check.
Checks need to be sent to: Eastern College Athletic Conference, 1311 Craigville Beach Road, Centerville, MA 02632
REMINDER: Submission of Declarations is considered a statement of intent to participate and automatically triggers the team entry fee, individual declaration fees, and relay declaration fees. Any team that subsequently chooses not to participate in the IC4A Championship is NOT excused for paying these fees.
After declaration of entries, scratches will be permitted until 5:00 PM on Thursday - May 9th.
An online scratch form is available via the link at the top of this web page.
Complete the scratch form as instructed. As soon as you submit your scratches, you will be directed immediately to a Confirmation page. PRINT THE CONFIRMATION PAGE AS IT IS THE ONLY CONFIRMATION OF YOUR SCRATCHES YOU WILL RECEIVE.
Relay cards must be submitted to the clerks table one hour before the scheduled time of the relay event. Cards will be provided in the coaches packets and at the clerks table.
Relay cards must list the relay event and the names and bib numbers of the athletes on the relay team, in the order they will run.
With the introduction of Direct Athletics into the IC4A declaration process, coaches challenges are no longer needed. If an athlete or relay performance does not appear on the Direct Athletics performance list, that athlete or relay will not be considered for competition.
MEDICAL / TRAINERS
A certified athletic trainer will be available during the meet at Princeton university. Teams are requested, however, to bring their own tape and wraps.
WEAVER TRACK & FIELD STADIUM
Weaver Track & Field Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility for outdoor track and field and provides available seating for nearly 2,500 spectators. The innovative design was crafted by Don Paige, formerly the best half-miler in the world. The oval is eight lanes across with each lane 1.22 meters in width and features an impressively long turn radius of 36.5 meters. It is made of durable brick red full-depth polyurethane, one of the safest, fastest, and most comfortable surface available. It meets the highest standards of world governing body of track and field, the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF).
Courtyard by Marriott Princeton
3815 US Highway 1
Princeton NJ 08540
All results will be posted event-by-event at www.lancertiming.com and at www.ecacsports.com
Teams can pick up packets on Friday afternoon at the stadium after the Games committee meets and sets the fields.
Teams wishing to practice or warm up at Princeton can do so starting on Friday morning at 8:00 AM.