2018 USATF WI Indoor Meet Logistics

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the meet tomorrow!  Unfortunately the forecast is calling for snow overnight so please allow extra time to travel or make a decision to not compete if you feel the roads are unsafe.  I don't expect the meet to be canceled, but if it is I will send out notification.

Here are some logistics you need to know:

  • The meet is located at Carthage College in Kenosha in the Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center
    • 2001 Alford Park Drive
      Kenosha, WI 53140
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    • The track is located on the third floor of the building
  • Open/Masters - warm-ups start at 8:00 with competition at 8:30
  • Youth
    • If your opening height is less than 10' then warm-ups will start around 9 am with competition at 10 am - plan on arriving around 8:30 am
    • If your opening height is 10' or greater there will be one hour of warm-ups after the first flight.  Plan on arriving at 12 pm so you can be ready
  • I will register the club and pick up bibs and pins - no need to check-in upon arrival

Other details you need to know:

  • This meet has a lot of people - it is very crowded - please try to consolidate all of your belongings to save on space
  • Pay careful attention to the weight throw - it is dangerous and it is common for a weight to land near the pole vault
  • The meet is long be sure to bring food and water - there is a small concessions stand, but they don't serve the food an athlete should be eating

My expectations of you:

  • GVPV is one of the largest pole vault clubs in the nation and we have a world-wide reputation.  We have worked hard to build this reputation and expect you to help us continue to build it through good sportsmanship, manners and following rule #1
  • Please do this by:
    • clean-up after yourself and your neighbors
    • cheer for everyone, especially your fellow club members
    • stay and watch the entire flight you are part of (ideally both flights)
    • help catch poles and steps
    • make sure poles get put away after you are done with them
    • help take poles in and out of the building
    • post good pictures to social media - no pole vault fails
    • thank the volunteers that put on the meet - it is a LONG day
  • Additional considerations and rules:
    • Watch runways and the track for athletes before crossing
    • No headphones during competition
    • Check-out w/ the event official if you need to leave during competition
    • 1/8" spikes only
  • Ask questions - if you are unsure it is better to ask

Most importantly, have fun!  Each of you have worked hard in the off-season to improve tomorrow is a chance for you and us to measure your progress.  We are all very proud of each one of you!


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