Connecticut athletes who qualified from the recent State Open Championship meet will join New England’s finest at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Saturday for the 32nd Annual New England Interscholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships. The meet is slated to begin at 10:30am with the 55m hurdles and 55m dash events. The remaining running events and field events start at 11:00am. The following contains information about the New England meet.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Roxbury Crossing, Boston, MA 02120
Presented by the Council of New England Secondary School Principals’ Association
Registration begins at 9:00 AM
55m Hurdles – Trials (Girls before boys-top 8 fastest times advance to Finals)
55m Dash – Trials (Girls before boys-top 8 fastest times advance to Finals)
55m Hurdles – Final (Boys before girls)
55m Dash – Final (Girls before boys)
Long Jump and Shot Put – Boys, followed by Girls
(Top 9 performances from Trials to Finals)
High Jump – 30 minutes after infield is done
(2 pits –Opening Heights: Boys, 6’01” - Girls, 5’01”)
11:30 AM Events around the oval
4 x 800 meter Relay - Sections
4 x 200 meter Relay - Sections
1 Mile - Sections
1,000 meter - Sections
600 meter - Sections
Jim Kalperis 300 meter - Sections
2 Mile - Sections
4 x 400 meter Relay – Sections
All the above events will be run as finals.
NOTE: Girls will compete before the boys except in the hurdle finals, as noted above.
Fastest sections will run last.
All athletes must check in when called.
Registration of athletes, packet pickup, and payment of fees will begin at 9:00 AM in the gymnasium, not the track area. All coaches and athletes should report directly to the gym, entering from the Malcolm X Blvd., aka New Dudley Street side door. Note: Coaches will be asked to make scratches as they begin the registration process. Coaches will also need to complete, sign, and submit the Emergency Contact Form found at the end of this packet. Coaches should also report any relay team name changes to finish line computer area.
Note: Only team members listed on the entry submission and two coaches will be allowed through the competitor gate. $10.00 per person can be added to the entry check for additional coaches. It would be extremely helpful for all athletes and coaches from each school to report to registration together.
IMPORTANT: Due to the fact that the meet is very popular, and spectators come from all the N.E. states, the Reggie Lewis Center is filled to capacity. So, we are obliged to monitor carefully all non-registered athletes. THERE ARE NO ALTERNATES IN THE RELAYS. Coaches must understand this fact. We cannot allow non-competitors to be passed into the meet for free. The Boston Fire Marshals are very cognizant of overcrowding, and in the past have ordered us to close the doors early causing some parents to be unable to see their sons or daughters compete. Please inform your parents to arrive early.
Individual state restrictions govern each state’s athletes’ participation in the New England Championship. Competitors are limited to a maximum of four (4) events including relays, if your state association allows. National Federation rules govern the meet. No event will be held up to wait for an athlete competing in another event.
Special New England Champion plaques will be presented to the first-place winners of each event, including relays. Athletes/relays placing 2nd through 6th in their events will receive medals
Starting blocks and shot puts will be supplied by the meet; relay batons will not be provided, please bring your own batons.
GENERAL ADMISSION TO MEET:
General admission: $10.00, tickets go on sale at 9:00 AM at the front entrance.
Athletes are to wear their spikes only in the track area and only during their competition. Spikes worn anywhere else in the center may cause your athlete to be disqualified. SPIKES: only 1/4” pyramid spikes are allowed. Other spikes will cause elimination from the meet. Correct size spikes will be available to purchase near the registration area in the gym. Athletes must have their spikes checked in the gym before competition.
Official New England Indoor Track & Field Championship apparel will be sold at the meet. Apparel can be pre-ordered at https://www.grrteesmsp.com/ until the Thursday before the Meet and post-ordered beginning on Monday after the Meet.
COACHES & ATHLETES ADMISSION INFORMATION:
Each school team entered will receive one (1) coach’s wristband per gender! Only athletes actually entered in the competition will be allowed into the meet, and they must wear their wristband to enter the Field House. Coaches or Athletic Directors passes will not be accepted at this meet. Relay team members must wear their competitor numbers.
WEB SITE FOR INFORMATION AND RESULTS: http://cnesspa.ezstream.com/
Results will also be posted on: baystaterunning.com
baystaterunning.com will provide live streaming of the event for FREE. CNESSPA shall own the copyright of all broadcasts (live and delayed, film, videotapes, web casts, other electronic reproductions and recordings). Any broadcast or rebroadcast in any form without written consent of CNESSPA is strictly prohibited.
DIRECTIONS TO REGGIE LEWIS:
North of Boston: follow I-93 South to Mass. Ave. exit;
West of Boston: follow Mass. Pike East to I-93 South (Southeast Expressway);
South of Boston: Rte. I-93 North to Southeast Expressway to Mass. Ave. exit;
Take the Mass. Ave exit ramp, continue straight through the lights on to Melnea
Cass Blvd., and follow Melnea Cass to the end. Go left onto Tremont Street –
Reggie Lewis is 1/2 mile on the left.