Meet - Alpha Crush / River Ridge Invitational - River Ridge High School - May 21, 2016

Meet Host and Location
  • Host: Alpha Crush Runninig Club / River Ridge Youth Track Club
  • Location: 400 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188
See also
Breaking News
  • See venue map attached below.
  • We need volunteers.  See below.
  • Meet starts at 9:00 am, not 8:00 am.
  • The only field event contested will be the high jump.  The grass field is too wet and muddy to host other field events.
  • "While they do have eight lanes, lane 1 is peeling up and they have decided not to run in it. So we are down to seven lanes only."  For the non-laned events (800m, 1500m, 3000m) I'll try to find out if we can run in lane 1 on the turn.
Volunteer Sign-Up Form
  • Click here for the volunteer sign-up form
  • Alpha Crush has been asked to provide Clerking for this meet
  • As of 5/19, we've been asked to help with Medical and Announcing, too
  • Clerking is the process of taking the pre-printed, provided heat sheets and gathering the athletes for a given track event and heat assignment.
  • Clerking comprises (we need about 10 people per time slot)
    • Hip number assignment (2 - 3 people needed)
    • Bull Pen management (3 - 4 people needed)
    • Escort to starting line (3 - 4 people needed)
  • The first running event begins at 9:00 am, hence the clerking crew needs to arrive at venue by 8:30 am
  • The last events of the day, the relays have been arranged "ad hoc" on the day of the meet.  If so, no clerking is required.
Meet Entry
  • Meet entry deadline - Wednesday, May 18, 8:00 pm.
  • Meet entry page for Alpha Crush athletes can be found here.
    • Parents, be sure to use your Edit URL to edit you existing entry instead of adding duplicate entries.
  • Meet Director's meet information page [Download] [View
  • Note that in the 3000m, 1500m and 800m some events are combined but are not indicated as such in the program.  Coach Matthew's estimate details (see below) show the combined events.  Different age groups and genders are run concurrently on the track, but are scored separately.  For example, it doesn't make sense to run one 15-16 girl in a separate heat in the 3000m; we'll have her run with the 13-14 & 17-18 girls.
  • Meet entries for Alpha Crush athletes 
    • List of events you selected can be found here
      • Step 1 - tell us your events
    • Performance List of event entries on Coach O [Download] [View] as of 5/20/2016 7:34 am
      • Step 2 - Coach Matthew enters selected events into Coach O
      • Coach O is the online registration system Coach Matthew uses to make the entries from the events you selected on the Alpha Crush meet entry page
    • List of events you were entered into (as of 5/20/2016 5:11 pm)
      • Meet Program - All athletes [Download] [View]
      • Meet Program - Alpha Crush athletes [Download] [View
      • Entries by Name - Alpha Crush athletes [Download] [View
      • Step 3 - Coach O data is downloaded and imported into Hy-Tek Meet Manager
      • This is the meet database.  These are the "real" entries.
    • The difference between the what you asked for and what you are entered in:
      • Exceeding the "Event limits" described below
      • Relays - we didn't have enough interest for us to enter teams of 4; though, on Saturday, if we have enough interest, at the end of day we can run the relay.
  • Only athletes, background checked and Safe Sport verified coaches and volunteers allowed on the field..
  • Remember that the Alpha Crush registration fee covers your meet entries.
Event limits
  • Competitors in the 8 and under, 9-10 or 11-12 year old divisions may enter a maximum of three individual events. 
  • Competitors in the 13-14, 15-16 or 17-18 year old divisions may enter a maximum of four individual events.  
  • Additionally, Competitors may also enter the 4x100 and/or 4x400 relay events.
List of Running Events
Note about "estimated" times: With the exception of the 3000m run, we cannot tell you with certainty when a particular running event will start.  The "pace" of the meet depends on the number of athletes competing, the number of heats required, and the ability of the meet hosts to keep things running quickly.  This is referred to as a "rolling start"; the next event is started when the previous event is completed.

Coach Matthew's estimates based on number of entries and time it takes to complete a race.  When will your event start?
  • Detailed Estimates [Download] [View] as of 5/20/2016 4:53 pm
  • Estimate worksheet [Download] [View] Coach Matthew uses to track progress throughout the day.
General overview
Estimates as of 5/20/2016 4:53 pm
  • 3000m run - start time 9:00 am
    • USATF Rule 301 - Only athletes in the 11-12 age division (and older) are eligible for the 3000m run.
  • 100m hurdles (estimated 9:56 am) - Only athletes in the 11-12 age division (and older)
  • 400m dash (estimated 10:12 am)
  • 1500m run (estimated 11:07 am)
  • 100m dash (estimated 12:08 pm)
  • 800m run (estimated 12:57 pm)
  • 200m dash (estimated 1:33 pm)
  • 4x100m relay (estimated 2:37 pm)
  • 4x400m relay
High jump begins at 9:00 am.

Map of venue and clerking locations
  • This map was provided by River Ridge. 
  • The common finish line is located at the top left of the photo.
  • It appears that athletes are spread around the venue based on event. 
  • We have to stay off the grassy areas.