Emory Crossplex Invitational 2013

Birmingham, AL

Meet Information

Meet Program

LIVE Results

Unattached/ Club Athletes Please Read Carefully
This is a scored collegiate event so to be allowed to take part as an unattached/club athlete specific entry procedures MUST be adhered to. Read this and follow the protocol. $30 per athlete with a limit of two events. You must pay with a credit card when you register. No exceptions.

To enter call or email Phil Logan (plogan40@hotmail.com) at 404 4518485. Do not call or email the Emory University track office with entries. You may not enter on Direct Athletics. Only unattached entries through Mr. Logan will be entered into the meet. There will not be refunds or credits for no show athletes or failure to follow the check in procedures for an event. In events with preliminaries Unattached/Club Athletes will NOT advance to the finals. All finals will be run by scoring collegiate entrants.

The Birmingham CrossPlex has a six-lane oval, hydraulic track and eight 60-meter lanes for sprint/hurdle events. The track has a Mondotrack surface. There are dual horizontal runways for pole vault, long jump and triple jump. Additionally, dual high jump approaches can be configured along with dual throwing sectors for shot-put located outside the oval.

-- The use of 1/4" pyramid spikes will be strictly enforced
-- NO marking chalk will be allowed on track or runways
-- NO hard shell shot puts or weights allowed. Indoor implements only.

The meet will be conducted according to NCAA Track & Field rules.

Meet entries will be handled through DirectAthletics.com. To register for the meets, go to the website directathletics.com, and log in. Once logged in, click on meets and select Emory CrossPlex Invitational

Registration begins two weeks prior to the registration deadline for the meet. The entry deadline is Thursday January 24th at 11:59PM.

Entries are $300.00 per gender per team. A total of $600.00 for men's and women's teams. Make checks payable to Emory University Track. Please note that all entries fees will be assessed and billed based on the entry deadline. Fees are non-refundable.

Because of the large number of teams anticipated in this meet, we will have to limit entries in all field events and running events 400 meters and less to THREE ATHLETES per team. In events 800 meters and over you may enter FOUR ATHLETES per team. You may enter TWO TEAMS per relay.
If you want to enter more than the allowed number of athletes per event, you may do so at the cost of $30 per athlete per event.

Performance lists for each event will be posted on DirectAthletics throughout the entry period. Heat sheets will be posted on EmoryAthletics.com at noon on Sunday January 27th. Field event flight assignments will also be available at that time.

Packet pickup is available the morning of the meet. The packet pick-up will be available in the Event Management area on the lower concourse of the CrossPlex.

All races will be run as final heats against time, except the 60m dash and 60m hurdle races, where the top-8 collegiate times will advance to finals, plus the next eight (8) collegiate times to the consolation races.
For the 200m dash, lanes 2-6 will be used. Preferred lanes are: 5-6-4-3-2
For the 400m dash, lanes 1-6 will be used. Preferred lanes are: 5-6-4-3-2-1
The field events will have 3 preliminary attempts, and 3 final attempts. The top-nine collegiate athletes will advance to finals. No minimum marks will be used.

Track Athletes:
Check in 45 minutes prior to your event at the lower entrance to the warm-up area, located on the west end of the venue. You will not be allowed in the warm-up area before the 45 min mark prior to your event. Warm-up area is for sprinting, hurdling, starts, accelerations prior to your event, not for general warm-up. No exceptions. Pick up hip numbers at check in. You will be required to have spikes checked prior to checking in. Spike Check #1 will be on the West side of bleachers outside of the warm-up area, a zip tie will be attached to your spikes. Spike Check #2 will be at Check in. Spike Check #3 will be upon entrance to the warm-up area.

Field Athletes:
Report to the head event official 45 minutes prior to your event.

Implement certification is located on the east end of the venue by the shot put ring. All implements in both the weight throw and shot put will be checked-in by the Weights and Measures Certifying Official during the final call for each event by the East side shot ring. Please do not bring implements to the inspection table before check-in.

The starting height of the high jump and pole vault will be determined by the head field official based on entry marks. Per NCAA Rules, the crossbar will be raised in increments of 5 centimeters in the high jump, and increments of 15 centimeters in the pole vault.

Coaching boxes will be clearly marked around the perimeter of the track for the field events. No athletes are allowed on the infield except those athletes competing in an event that is in progress. Coaches for the pole vault will be allowed on the infield during warm-ups. Once that event begins, all coaches will be asked to exit the infield. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THESE REQUESTS IN ORDER TO KEEP THE INFIELD A SAFE AREA FOR ALL COMPETING ATHLETES.

LYNX System Timing will be used in all the races.

Showers are available in the locker rooms by the warm-up area. Contact Chad Balentine at 205-226-7742 by Thursday at 5:00PM for shower needs. No towels or soap will be provided.


Beginning one hour before the start of the meet through its conclusion, trainers and training facilities will be available. Athletes that require taping should provide their own supplies.

All team vans and buses park in the back parking lot of the CrossPlex. Drop off of athletes will be allowed at the main entrance of the CrossPlex. For spectators, there will be a fee of $3.00 per vehicle.

Recommend host hotel is:

SpringHill Suites
2024 4th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 322-8600

A snack bar will be available during the track meet. A variety of foods and drinks will be for sale. Cash only. Only water will be allowed on the track venue floor (no isotonic drinks or snacks allowed). NO outside food is allowed into the CrossPlex except team snacks and beverages in the grandstand.

Meet results will be posted on the bulletin boards in the hallway next to the warm-up area. Full meet results will be posted online at www.emoryathletics.com.

Head Coach John Curtin: 404-727-4098, jcurtin@emory.edu
Assoc. Coach Carl Leivers: 404-727-1572, cleiver@emory.edu