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Gateway Conference 2016

March 10, 2016 - March 11, 2016

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Gateway Conference Track & Field Championship
Mandarin High School
Jacksonville, Florida
March 10 and 11, 2016
Principal: Dr. Donna Richardson
Athletic Director: Brian Rado
Head Coach: Jim Schmitt
Sprint and Jumps Coach: Jermaine Wilson
Hurdle Coach: Jim Donovan
Assistant Coaches: Lucas Shannon

Conference Meet Staff:
DCPS Academics and Athletics: Larry Roziers
DCPS District Athletic Director: Tammie Talley
Games Committee: Mandarin HS
Meet Director: Jim Schmitt
Finish Line Judge: FHSAA OFFICIAL
Head Field Judge: FHSAA OFFICIAL
Clerk of the Course: TBD
Timing and Data: TBD
Field Event Judges: Head Coaches of Assigned Schools
Exchange Zone Officials: Head Officials
Meet Announcer:
Inspector of Implements:
Hurdle Crew: MHS Leadership Students
Field Event Crew: Assistant Coaches/managers of Assigned Schools
Volunteers: MHS Volunteer Squad
Thursday , March 10, 2016
Field Events, Primary Events, 4x800m Relay Finals

3:45PM: Coaches Meeting/ Implement Check-in
3:30PM: FIELD EVENT CHECK IN (officials assigned by team)
Boys Discus/followed by Girls
Girls Shot Put/followed by Boys
Boys Long Jump followed by Triple Jump on North Runway
Girls Long Jump followed by Triple Jump on South Runway
Pole Vault (g/b):
High Jump (g/b):
3:45PM: Check in with Clerk of the Course (called by event)
4:00PM: Prelims (rolling start)
100/110HH: (6-8 heats)
100m (10-15 heats)
400m (9-14 heats)
300IH (8-9 Heats)
200m (9-14 Heats)
5:30PM: 4x800m Relays (g/b) Time is approximate; will follow prelims

Friday March 11, 2016
5:50PM: National Anthem
6:00PM: Finals (estimated times)
(6:00PM) 100/110HH
(6:10PM): 100m
(6:15PM): 1600m
(6:35PM): 4 x 100
(6:40PM): 400m
(6:50PM): 300IH
(7:05PM): 800m
(7:25PM); 200m
(7:30PM): 3200m
(8:10PM): 4 x 400m relay

Coaches Meeting:
□ Welcome from the Athletic Director, Brian Rado
□ Meet Schedule for each day
□ Field Event Assignments/Prelims and finals (top 8)
□ Jury of Appeals
□ For Girls: Head Boys Coaches of:
□ For Boys: Head Girls Coaches of:
□ Athlete Behavior/jumping of fences, staying out of infield/entering at the clerk tent; staying out of home stands.
□ Check in early at clerk of the course to save time
□ Team tents by visitor stands only
□ Qualifying for finals: ____________________________
□ Check-out of field event procedure
□ Relay Cards: Enter all athletes; must be on the card in order to be substituted; anyone on your District Entry can compete in subsequent weeks
□ Uniform and Jewelry:
□ Timing/Finish Judge:
□ Scratch sheet
□ Head Referee comments
□ Scoring for 17 team event: 10-8-6-4-2-1; 10-8-6-4-2
□ Awards:
Other Details

• Buses: Teams can unload along the parking lot by the portables and pick up their packets outside the ticket gate with wristband passes for coaches and athletes. After unloading, the buses will then be directed to park….
• Team Vans and Parents:

• Each team (boys and girls) will have a packet available outside the MAIN Ticket Gate. Inside each packet will be BLUE wristbands for each athlete and coach (in lieu of #’s). We will provide 4x coaches wristbands, if you need more please email Coach Schmitt by Wednesday, March 9, 2016. These wristbands will allow coaches and athletes to leave and re-enter the stadium as well as enter event areas, including the Pole Vault. ALL the FHSAA officials are aware of these BLUE wristbands, and no athletes will be DQ’ed.
• Coaches will be responsible for arranging to give BLUE wristbands to ATHLETES AND COACHES arriving later in the day.

ADMISSION: $_________________ per person.

DAY 1: Parents and spectators will receive a RED wristband on Day 1 so that they can re-enter the stadium. Parents with these bands will not have to pay again on DAY 2. RED wristbands will NOT be allowed inside the track or at the pole vault. Please make your parents aware.
Day 2: Parents and spectators will receive a YELLOW wristband. These bands will not allow entry inside the track.

Team camps/tents: may set up in the Visitors Stands. Garbage bags will be supplied at the coaches’ meeting.

Warm-Up Area: PLEASE inform your athletes that the warm-up area will be in the practice field behind the home stands. There will be NO WARM-UPS allowed on the track.
NO Athletes will be allowed on the MHS main campus while school is in session. If any athletes are found on campus they will face disqualification.
Relay Cards MUST be filled out and turned in to the clerk at check-in.
Inclement Weather Policy:
• If we have a lightning delay, teams and fans can:
o Seek shelter inside the gym OR
o Return to their buses
• If weather looks unavoidable, we will use Monday March 14 as an alternate date. If both dates are rained out, we will reschedule for March 14 and March 15, as necessary.




March 10, 2016
March 11, 2016
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Mandarin HS
4831 Greenland Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258 United States
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