Spring Indoor Meet - 2017
Elementary / Junior / Senior High School
& NLAA Senior/Masters
Saturday, April 8, 2017, MUN Field House, St. John’s
The NLAA Spring Indoor Track and Field Meet is to be held at the Memorial University Field House in St. John’s. The facility has a six (6) lane 200m oval and eight (8) lane sprint straight track. Change room facilities and showers are available - bring own lock and towel.
Any person, in good standing with the NLAA, of the designated categories below is eligible to enter the individual competition. Students enrolled in grade 4 but born in year 2008 are permitted to compete as long as they provide proof of enrollment, signed by a school principal on a school letterhead. This letter must be submitted to the NLAA office prior to registering for the meet.
Entering the Field House
Spectators, parents, coaches and non-competing athletes are asked to use the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Field House to enter the building (the doors for the ticket office entrance will be locked). They should then proceed to the upper level of the Field House to watch the competition.
All spectators, coaches and non-competing athletes should use the second floor of the field house to view the competition.
Participants and visitors can use the Field House parking (lot number 92). St. Augustine’s Anglican Church and the Aquarena Fitness Centre are designated as overflow parking areas.
Individual awards will be presented immediately following the completion of each individual/relay event.There is no limit to the number of athletes a school/club can enter in an event. The top eight (8) finishers in each individual and relay event will receive ribbons.
Team banners will be presented in the Elementary, Junior HS and Senior HS competitions to each of the top girls and boys teams. Schools that have affiliated with the NLAA, prior to the meet, for the 2016/2017 school year are eligible for the team awards. Team scores will be kept but no team awards will be presented in the Open and Masters categories.
Team Competition - Scoring
There is no limit to the number of athletes or relay teams a school/club can enter in an event.
- Individual Events: The top 2 finishers per school/club will score.
- Relays: Only one (1) team per school will score.
NLAA Open and Masters - Team scores will be kept but no team awards will be presented.
Athletes from non-scoring teams are eligible for the individual awards.
Events & Competition Categories
A participant may compete in up to two (2) individual events plus a relay. There is no limit to the number of athletes or relay teams a school/club can enter in an event. The competition is open to male and female participants in the following categories:
- Elementary School (born in 2005 - 2006 - 2007)
60m, 150m, 300m, 4x200m Relay, Standing Long Jump
- Junior High School - (born in 2002 - 2003 - 2004)
60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1200m, 4x200m Relay
- Senior High School (born in 1999 - 2000 - 2001)
60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x200m Relay
- NLAA Senior (born in 1998 - 1982 )
Masters (born on April 8, 1982 & earlier)
60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m
Track Footwear and Pins
No outside footwear is allowed on the track. All participants must wear indoor sneakers or gym shoes. Athletes part of the Elementary Schools Competition are NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR SPIKED SHOES. Junior HS and older athletes approved by the NLAA Office may wear track spikes (3mm). Any shoes designed for turf sports are not allowed. Participants may not compete in their bare feet, slippers or socks. Click here for the complete Track Footwear and Pins policy.
Race Number Pick-up
Race numbers will be available for pick up on MEET DAY at the MUN Field House beginning at 9:15 am from the “Race Bib Pick-up Desk”. A volunteer will be on-site at the field house lobby near the main desk.
There will be no Technical Meeting.
Athlete Control Center (Marshaling area)
The lobby/sitting area of the Field House is designated as the Athlete Control Center. Only athletes reporting for their event are allowed in this area.
Please use the area on the second floor of the field house for warm-up.
Once all athletes have been marshaled in for competition they should not leave the designated competition area without the permission of a Meet Judge.
The Meet Announcer will inform the public of the names and numbers of the athletes taking part in each event, and all relevant information such as the composition of the heats, lanes or stations drawn, and intermediate times. Event results (placing, times, heights and distances) of each event will be announced at the earliest possible moment after receipt of the information.
Check-in and Call up procedures
The Athlete Control Center will open forty-five (45) minutes prior to the first event and will organize the timely call up of all competitors. All athletes must report to the Athlete Control Center following the call of their event. There will be only one and Final call made prior to each event:
- Track Events - 40 minutes
Ten (10) minutes after the final call all competitors will be escorted by a designated official to their competition area. Athletes arriving late, after all competitors are escorted to the competition area, will not be allowed to participate in the event and will be barred from further participation in the meet.
Athletes will be checked for the following items in the marshaling area:
- Appropriate bib numbers and footwear
- Bags will be checked for cassette recorders, walkmans, radios, ipods and other portable electronic devices as they are not allowed in the competition area.