SECTION V MEET Q AND A:
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 only” athlete is entered in more than one event and gets in an event, they may be scratched (only at the seeding mtg) from additional prov events without penalty.
If an “Auto” athlete in one event makes it as an “Auto” or “Prov” in another event, they cannot scratch either event without penalty.
Ex. Joe makes it in the 3200 auto and also makes it in the 1600 prov: They 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, they are done for the remainder of the meet. If they make the 1000 Prov and 1600 Auto, They cannot be scratched out of the 1000 in order to run the 1600 fresh because the 1600 would come after the scratched 1000.
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.
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.
Each Team is allowed to enter a "Relay Team A" for each relay event because relay teams are Automatic if they have a time for the season. 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 compete in an event for which they are scheduled,
then they are done for the remainder of the meet. This includes Track and field.
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 of 10 minutes 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).