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Indoor Track - Sectionals - Entry Questions

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Sectional Entry: Entries will be made online in the team account, along with the Eligibility Form that is to be sent to Dave H. or turned in at the seeding meeting. After Sectional Online entry closes at 8:00 on the due date, those entries will be downloaded and pulled into the meet database. From this point forward, no other entries will be permitted (timestamp after 8:00). Entries will not be posted nor will there be a round of scratches prior to the seeding meeting, so take care when preparing and making your entries.

How does a "provisional" entry make it in an event?
If there is room after the Auto entries have been placed in the event, then prov entries will be used until the event is filled. If there is still room, then any "wildcard" entries would be used to fill the event.

If a “Provisional” entry gets in the meet, that entry may be scratched (only at the seeding meeting)  without penalty.

Any "Auto" event scratches (done after meet entry has closed) are with penalty. They cannot compete in any events that come after.

Ex. Joe makes it in the 3200 auto and the 1600 auto: He can be scratched from the 1600 and still run the 3200 because it comes first, but cannot run anything after the scratched event (like the 4x800). After the scratched event, he is done for the remainder of the meet. 

What is a “Wild Card Entry”?
Wildcard – Someone who did not make the Auto or Prov standard in any event. You may enter 1 wildcard entry, that is one athlete you are trying to get into an event, as long as there is room after the Auto/Prov entries have filled the event. If there is no room, they cannot get in. A wildcard had to compete in the event during the season.

Can I substitute anyone after the entries have closed?
No. This includes relays, so make sure to get your 4-6 athletes declared for each relay.

Relays: Each Team is allowed to enter a "Relay Team A" for each relay event because relay teams are Accepted (automatic)  if they have a time for the season. One performance from the season is required.  But you still need to make the online entry for each relay team you wish to enter. (with the 4-6 names).

If an athlete fails to "Check in"  to an event for which they are scheduled,
then they are done for the remainder of the meet. This includes Track and field.

NOTE: For the State Qualifier Meet, if the athlete "checks in" but does not compete, then they are done for the remainder of the meet.

Athletes in Track and Field events going on at the same time
They need to check out with the Field Official in order to check in and compete on the track. There is a Time limit for checking back in with the Field official , so be sure to communicate with that Field official. If the track event is held up, you should check back in with the Field official. HJ and PV bars will continue to advance (they will not wait for the checked out athlete to come back).