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Competition Information

Declarations

The Declaration Table will be located on the ground level of the stadium. Declarations can be made during the following hours:

Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You MUST declare your intention to participate in each and every event no later than one hour before the event is scheduled to take place. One hour before the scheduled start of each event, declaration sheets for that event will be turned over to the seeding clerk. At that point, the event is closed, and athletes who failed to declare will be scratched from the event. For athletes competing in early morning events, you may declare the day before you compete. Athletes must declare for both first rounds (if scheduled) and finals. If a first round is canceled, ONLY athletes who declared for the first round will be allowed to compete in the final.

Athlete Check-In (clerking) at event venue

Running events: Athletes will be clerked in the Clerk of Course Tent. Report to the Clerk Tent no later than 15 minutes before your event is scheduled. Once athletes have been checked in for an event, they will be escorted to their event site by the clerking crew. Hip numbers will be assigned to athletes in the clerking tent.

Field events: Athletes will report directly to their competition venue 60 minutes prior to the start of their competition. Athletes MUST wait for clearance from the event Head Official BEFORE entering the competition area for warm-up and competition. PLEASE LEAVE the competition area once your event is completed.

Competition Numbers

All competitors will be issued competition numbers. Competition numbers are to be worn on the front and back of an athlete's shirt, except for pole vaulters, high jumpers, and hammer throwers who must wear it on the front OR back. Distance runners will also be issued age-group numbers to be worn on the back. Race walkers will have TWO age-group numbers to be worn on the front and back.

Advancement Procedures

Every event final must contain at least 2/3 USA-affiliated athletes as determined by WMA {USATF competition rule 332.2(h)}.

Running Events: When preliminaries/first rounds are held, the top two or more runners in each heat/section will advance to the final {Rule 332.2(a)}. The rest of the finalists will be selected on the basis of their time in the first round.

Throwing and Horizontal Jumping Events: When there are eight or fewer competitors, ALL shall be allowed six trials, even if none of the first three are fair. If there are more than eight competitors, each competitor shall be allowed three trials. The eight competitors with the best performances shall be allowed three additional trials.

Field Event Implements and Weights & Measures

One competition-approved implement of every size and weight will be provided for all of the throwing events by M-F athletic Company. However, it is recommended that you bring your own implement and have it certified by Weights & Measures.

The Weights & Measures area is located under Harold Alfond stadium. Implements MUST be checked in and impounded at least one hour before the scheduled start of your event. Any implements found to be illegal will be impounded. Approved implements will be taken by officials to the competition site 40 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Weights & Measures will be open Thursday - Sunday from 6:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Vaulting Poles

Pole vault poles may be shipped to:

University of Maine
c/o Rolland Ranson, Masters Track & Field
Memorial Gymnasium
Orono, ME 04469

When shipping, please allow enough time for poles to arrive at the University of Maine.

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