Dear Track and Field Coaches:
This is the planned schedule:
The 4th Annual Benjamin Franklin Friday Night Lights Invitational Track and Field Meet will be on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at Ben Franklin High School in Queen Creek, AZ. We look for this 4th Annual track meet to be a competitive Invitational with many participants setting stadium and meet records.
This meet is a state qualifying meet.
2:45 pm (implement weigh-ins)
3:00 pm (coaches scratch meeting) No adding
3:30 pm (designated field/event finals -4 attempts only)
4:00 pm (Finals for all running events)
Bus parking will be behind the school. Team camps must be set up behind the school in the grass areas. No tents allowed in the bleachers or throwing areas.
This meet will be limited to 12 teams including Benjamin Franklin High School.
Meet entry fee
Payment is due by Saturday April 17th, 2021
Entry fee is $200 per gender team or $375 for both. Please make checks payable to BFCS.
Mail payment to:
Benjamin Franklin High School
Attn: Coleman McArthur
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
18864 E. Germann Rd
Alec Hathcock - BFHS Head Coach
Coleman McArthur - Athletic Director
Phone: (480) 558-1197
Adults- $5.00, students - $2.00. Children 12 and under - Free.
Rules and Regulations
All tents and team camps will be set up on the North side of the field and school. One will be directly on the North Side of the field. The other will be directly North of the school (North East of the end of the football field.. This is the preferred spot for events). All tents will be spaced 10 feet apart from other teams.
All non-participants and coaches must stay away from the finish line at all times during the meet. All participants are expected to stay in the stands. Warm-ups will be on the softball field just south of the shot put area.
National Federation of State High School Association rules will be used. Coaches and spectators are to remain in the stands. A 1-point deduction could be enforced for violations.
If an athlete fails to report on the 3rd call, he/she will not be allowed to participate in that event.
All appeals are to the referee. Judgement calls can not be appealed. The games committee will make any decision appealed past the referee.
Athletes must compete in school uniform. Relay teams must wear identical uniforms. If the uniform is improper, the athlete may not be allowed to participate in the event.
Concessions will be sold. We will have coaches meals available. TBD
All entries will be submitted online through Athletic.net. Please ensure that you have entered all of your athletes correctly as we will not be allowing any changes the day of the meet. You must have all of your entries submitted to Athletic.net by 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021.
Each school will be allowed to submit (3) competitors in each event.
There is NO Pole Vault
There is No Javelin
There will be no alternates, changes or additions the day of the meet. Only scratches.
Schools can submit one (1) relay team in each race.
Each school will provide their own batons, shots and discus.
Athletes who are not competing will not be allowed on the infield and no electronic devices will be allowed on the track. This will be strictly enforced. Athletes who are in violation may be disqualified from competition at the discretion of the meet director.
7 lane all weather track.
All weather runway for LJ, TJ Concrete shot and Discus rings.
All weather take off area for HJ.
Scoring and Awards
The top eight places will be scored as 10-8-6-4-3-2-1.
Medals will be awarded to the top three athletes / relay teams.
Team awards will be given to the top two boys and girls teams.Results will be posted throughout the meet on a bulletin board near the entrance to the stadium. Official meet results will be posted on athletic.net and az.milesplit.com. Wingfootfinish.com will also have results throughout the day.
Coaches will not be allowed on the infield area. Athletes may warm up on the infield but it is preferred by the softball fields. Athlete warm up areas are located on the grass fields south of the track past the throwing area.
All running races will be times finals. The heats will be seeded by entry times with the fastest times in the last heat or last flight in field events.
Lanes will be assigned for the timed finals races in the 100, 200, 400.
The track event check in area will be located near the South End zone.
All athletes must check in to the Clerk of the Course.
No heat changes will be made in the staging area.
800, 1600, and 3200 meter mens and womens will be run separately. No Preliminary session, all timed finals. All entered athletes will run in one heat of the 1600 and 3200. Box Alley start will be used for 800 & 1600 meter, waterfall for the 3200m run. The 1600 meter relay will be run using a 3 turn stagger. Each team will be allowed to submit one relay team in the 400, 1600 and 3200 Relay. The 3200 meter relay may be ran together with boys and girls if we do not have enough entries for this. 400, 800 & 1600 relays will be run as finals, and all relays will be seeded according to entry time.
If an athlete needs to leave to compete in another event, they must check out with the event judge. Starting heights may be changed by the Meet Director.
Long and Triple Jump
(3) boys & girls entries per field event.
Each athlete will have 4 jumps. Each jump will be measured.
Three Alive method will be used
Athletes MAY bring and use their own throwing implements.
Trainer will be available for injuries only.
This is a rolling Schedule! Running events start at 4:00 PM
Boys4x800 relay 1 Heats
Girls 4x800 relay 1 Heats
Girls 100 HH
Boys400m Relay Heats 1
Girls 400m Relay Heats 1
Boys 400m Run
Girls 400m Run
Girls 300m Hurdles
B/G 800m Run
Boys1600m Relay Heats 1, 2, 3
Girls 1600m Relay Heats 1, 2, 3
Field Events -Start time 3:30 PM - 3 jumps and throws - Will measure first attempt and if they dont pass the hog lines the 2nd & 3rd attempts wont be measured.
Boys & Girls Long Jump - boys - 17 girls - 14
Boys & Girls Triple Jump - boys - 35 - girls - 27
Boys & Girls Shot Put - hog lines - boys - 30 - girls - 20
Boys & Girls Discus- hog lines - boys - 80 - girls - 60
Boys & Girls High Jump
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