Dear Coach,We would like to invite you to the 12th Annual Mellow Mushroom Relays hosted by Wando High School in beautiful Mt. Pleasant, SC on Saturday, March 19, 2016. We will be hosting the meet this year at the Wando High Track Complex which has been totally refinished. New track and new runways! The start time will be 9:30 (change from last year) with the coaches meeting beginning at 9:00AM. Coaches please declare your shuttle hurdle teams by 9AM at the timing tent. Breakfast will be served by Joeys Bag of Donuts & Atlanta Bread Co. Mt Pleasant for all coaches, so get here early. We will give a plaque for each events team champion. We will also issue medals for 1st 3rd place finishers. Each field champion will be decided by the combination of your two athletes best marks. Each running event will be decided by time. We will also give two special awards: MVP Track Relay Team and MVP Field Relay Team will be presented to both boys and girls by Mellow Mushroom. Automatic timing system will be used. The registration fee is $75 for just a boy or girl team, $125 for boys and girls, or $10 per athlete. There will be a $5 fee for all spectators. Because of this Coaches please escort your athletes through the gate. Food and Drinks will be provided for Coaches by Mellow Mushroom, Mt. Pleasant, SC. Mellow Mushroom will also be making slices on site for purchase for athletes and fans. Additional concessions are also available. Invitational t-shirts will also be available for $20. If you have any questions please contact Coach Kevin Shiver at 843-442-5439 or email@example.com .You can enter your athletes using www.directathletics.com. All entries must be in by Thursday, March 17, at noon. Please visit our sponsors at: www.mellowmushroom.com/charleston#/store/index/mou.... send $ to the address below by Monday 3/14/16.You may enter 2 relay per event and only 2 field competitors per eventUse direct athletics (www.directathletics.com) to enter athletes. Entries need to be completed no later than March 17, noon.TIME SCHEDULE 8:30 Track is open for warm-ups.9:00You must declare your shuttle hurdle teams by 9:00am at the timing tent!Coaches Meeting at 9AM9:30ALL RUNNING EVENTS ARE GIRLS FOLLOWED BOYS**Shuttle Hurdle Relay**Field Events Start (10:00)GIRLSBOYSPVHJLJLJTJTJSPDISCUSFOLLOWED BY:HJPVDISCUSSP**4x1600M Relay (immediately following the Shuttle Hurdle Relays)This will be only one heat each boys and girls!11:15Warrior Medley (200-200-400-800)12:00Lunch is Served by Mellow Mushroom of Mt. Pleasant: www.mellowmushroom.com/charleston#/store/index/mou.... (We will run each relay in consecutive order after 12:30. If we get ahead then we will keep going)4 x 100 DMR (1200-400-800-1600) Sprint Medley (100-100-200-400) 2:30 Coaches last chance for food! Hurry, Hurry, Yummy, Yummy!2:30 (approximate)4x2004x8004 x 400 TWO relay per team. TWO per field event only All runs are finals. PV and HJ combination of best jump by each competitor.All other field events have 4 TRIALS (no finals) with the combination of the best attempt by each competitor.Any questions contact Coach Shiver at:firstname.lastname@example.org or (843-442-5439) RELAY TIPS & REMINDERSHere is a tips and reminders sheet about each relay. We have incorporated this so that no mistakes will be made and so that you can coach your athletes on each relay prior to the event to save time. Our goal is for the meet to be completed before 5pm. I.Shuttle Hurdle We have moved this to the 1st race to speed up the schedule.This is a 4 member race. The 1st and 3rd leg will run at the 400m hurdle height and your 2nd and 4th runner will run the high hurdle height. Each girl competitor will run 100m. Each boy competitor will run a 110m. Each competitor must wait until their team member has crossed the line to begin (chest area reaches the line). Each team will run in one of two lanes. #1 and #3 runner will begin at the finish line and #2 and #4 runner will begin at start line.II.4x1600m RelayWe will run this immediately after the Shuttle Hurdle race.Each team of 4 will run 1600m. We will use a fall line start. If it is not a clean start we will blow the gun and re-start. All exchanges will be in traditional 4x400 marks which are blue.III. Warrior Medley The 1st 2 legs (200m) will exchange in the 2nd 4x100 handoff area which is gold on our track. The second leg will handoff to the 400m runner in his or her lane using the traditional 4x400m handoff area which is blue on our track. After your 3rd runner (400m) crosses the finish line after handoff has occurred he or she may cut in as long as they do not impede another runner. The last handoff will occur on the traditional 4x400m handoff area which is blue.IV. 4x100 Traditional 4x100m exchange zones are gold.V.DMR (1200-400-800-1600)1st runner (1200m) will begin on a fall line start. If it is not a clean start we will blow the gun and re-start. All exchanges will be in traditional 4x400 marks which are blue.VI. Sprint Medley (100-100-200-400)1st 2 exchanges will be made in traditional 4x100 exchange zones which are gold. Your 3rd runner (200m) will handoff to the 400m runner in traditional 4x400m exchanges which are blue.VII.4x200m RelayOur track is marked for this race. All exchanges will be made in red handoff zones except for the last exchange zone which will be done in the yellow 4x100 exchange zone. Each team will remain in their lane the whole race. Final in yellow.VIII.4x800m RelayWe will use 800m start where each athlete will begin their race in their lane until they reach the 800m fall line which will be marked by cones and coaches. After your 1st runner passes the fall line they may cut in as long as they do not impede another runner. Every other handoff will be made in traditional 4x400m area which is blue.IX.4x400m RelayWe will use a 3-turn stagger for this event. Our track is marked for the 3 turn stagger by blue marks. The 1st runner will exchange in their blue zone which is staggered after the 1st handoff occurs the 2nd runner MUST stay in his or her lane until they reach the fall line (same as 800m fall line) this will be marked by cones and coaches. The 3rd and 4th handoff will occur in traditional 4x400m relay zones marked blue on our track.X.All field eventsWe will record each of your athletes best marks and add the distance or height together to create a combined overall distance or height. Example your athlete may have the #1 mark but if his partners mark is not enough to beat the combination of another TEAM total then he or she will not win the event. It is a relay, which means that the best mark from both competitors will be added together.
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