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Competition Information

Competition Bibs

Competition bibs must be picked up at the clerk's table in the gymnasium at the Reggie Lewis Center. Bibs must be worn on both the front and back of the uniform (vaulters and high jumpers may choose to wear a single bib on either the front or the back). Bibs printed with numbers are to be worn on the back of the uniform. Bibs printed with the competitor's name must be worn on the front. Bibs may not be folded or altered in any manner.

Implement Weigh-in

All throwing implements must be weighed in prior to competition. Implements must be presented at the implement check-in area, located trackside near the equipment storage room inside the fenced area, NO LATER THAN 120 MINUTES (2 HOURS) PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EVENT.

Athlete Check-in

All athletes must check in for their event(s) at the clerk's table, located in the Reggie Lewis gymnasium. Uniform and equipment check will take place at that time. Just prior to the event start time, athletes will be escorted to the final staging area located trackside. All athletes must check in at the clerk's table according to the schedule below: No check in will be done trackside.

  • Running Events: 30 minutes prior to start of event
  • Throwing Events: 45 minutes prior to start of event (warm-up begins 30 minutes prior)
  • Long & Triple Jump: 45 minutes prior to start of event (warm-up begins 30 minutes prior)
  •  High Jump: 60 minutes prior to start of event (warm-up begins 45 minutes prior)
  • Pole Vault: 75 minutes prior to start of event (warm-up begins 60 minutes prior)

Post-Event Recovery

Athletes in all events will be escorted to the Post-Event Recovery Area located in turn 2. Field event athletes will be escorted by the official assigned to that event. Clothing baskets will be located in this zone. Athletes selected for drug testing will be notified by a USADA chaperone in the Post-Event Recovery Area. Since this is a competition where drug testing is being conducted, athletes should under no circumstances leave the field of play through any exit other than the Post-Event Recovery Area.

Mixed Zone Area

All athletes will move from the Post-Event Recovery Area to the Mixed Zone. Press, athlete support, and USADA have access to this area. Athletes may be requested to go to the Media Interview Area. Please remember that athletes have one (1) hour after signing a doping control notification form to report to the Drug Testing Center located in the first floor locker rooms.

Awards Presentations

All champions will be honored in a medal ceremony following the conclusion of their event. Winners will be escorted to the awards area.

Athletes who finish in 2nd - 4th places in running events should pick up their medals at the awards table located near the Mixed Zone. Athletes who finish in 2nd - 4th places in field events will receive their medals from the Chief Official upon completion of the event.

Remember, athletes selected for drug testing have one hour from the time they sign the doping control notification form to report to Drug Testing.

Protests

Protests relating to matters that develop during the conduct of the competition must be made in writing only by an athlete or an athlete's representative on behalf of the athlete. The protest must be signed and submitted to the protest table and accompanied by a $50.00 cash protest fee no later than 30 minutes after the official announcement of the results. Protest forms and USATF competition rulebooks will be available at the protest table located in the Reggie Lewis gymnasium. The referee's decision will be posted at the Protest Table and a copy will be available for the athlete filing the protest as soon as the information is available.

Appeal of a Protest Decision

If an athlete wishes to appeal the referee's decision, an appeal must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by a $100.00 cash appeal fee to the protest table within 30 minutes after the action by the Referee has been officially posted. The appeal fee is non-refundable unless the appeal is upheld. Appeal forms will be available at the Protest Table located in the Reggie Lewis gymnasium. Only an athlete or an athlete's representative acting on behalf of the athlete may file an appeal. The Jury of Appeal's decision will be posted at the Protest Table and a copy will be available for the athlete filing the appeal as soon as a decision regarding the appeal is made. There is no further appeal following the Jury ruling.

Arena Policy for Clothing

It is imperative that we provide a clean environment for this televised event. Therefore, clothing, shoes, and athletic gear (etc.) must be kept out of the sight of television cameras. Basket carriers will transport clothes from the track to the Post-Event Recovery Area for sprint and hurdle events and from the final staging area for all other running events.

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