Meet - Georgia Middle School Track Championships - April 23 & 25, 2021

Venue
  • Parkview High School, 998 Cole Drive Southwest, Lilburn, GA, 30047-5499

Special Notes
  • All competitors must be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade.
  • This is an "unusual" meet in that only 2 athletes per event per gender can be entered into this meet. Coach Matthew will make the final decision if more than 2 athletes wish to compete.
    • In other youth meets we typically are able to enter all who wish to compete.
  • Alpha Crush will handle registration for the team competing in the meet.
  • There is a "run as unattached athlete" option that can be used if (a) we've exceeded our 2 athlete limit and (b) the athlete still wants to compete in the meet. The parents will be responsible for registering unattached athletes, $25.00 per athlete. See meet information below for details.
Meet Information
Coach Matthew's Information
In 2021 their schedule shows the 3200m being run first on Friday, a departure from prior years. This is a good thing, as it gives the athletes doubling in the 3200m/1600m a couple extra hours of recovery time.
  • Estimated event starting times [Download] [View] as of 4/22/2021 10:56 am
  • Heat sheets / lane assignments [Download] [View]
  • COVID Guidelines [Download] [View]
  • Meet Records [Download] [View]
  • Keep your bib number! You must keep bib if competing multiple days. There is a charge to replace the bib numbers.
  • Coach Matthew will have the team packet and bib numbers. Text him or email him when you arrive at gate.
  • See "From the Meet Director" information below
Parking
  • Parking map drawn by Coach Matthew [Download] [View]
  • Venue Layout [link]
  • Parking is a bit of a hassle at this high school.
  • The track is located around the football field.
  • There is one entrance to the school and stadium parking off Cole Drive.
  • From that main entrance, you go left to Lot #1 or right to Lots #2 and #3. Don't go straight, there is no parking that direction.
  • Parking Lot #2 on the map is the main lot.
  • Parking Lot #3 is only accessible from Lot #2.
  • Parking Lot #1 is in front of the school, a bit longer walk to the stadium.

From the Meet Director

Hello Coaches, Parents, and Athletes!

We would like to thank you for your support and your participation in our Annual Georgia Middle School State Championships Meet this Friday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 25th at Parkview High School. Today is the start of the largest Middle School Meet in the State of Georgia! We are expecting over 1200 athletes to compete! Thank you for supporting your children and athletes and making this the Best Championships Meet ever! ARRIVAL Buses may drop passengers off at the front gate but must park in front of the school in the Buses Ramp area.

COVID PROTOCOLS MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES UNLESS COMPETING! NO ENTRY WITHOUT A MASK ON. 
PACKET PICKUP

Upon arrival, please pick up your packets at the Front Gate. There will be tables for "Packet Pick-Up". Packets will be available for pick-up at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Packets are available throughout the day. Please remember that Packets cannot be picked up if a balance is due. If payment was not received by Wednesday, April 21st, you will have to pay at the Packet Pick-Up table. Methods of payment are School Check or Cash ONLY. Cash must be exact or you will have to pay via the General Admission entrance. Personal checks will not be accepted. A late fee will be accessed. Any checks received after Wednesday, April 21st, will be returned to the sender. Onsite registration is not permitted. There will be no exceptions.

GATE ENTRY

There will be a free entry band for coaches per every 10 athletes entered into the Meet. You may purchase additional entry bands for coaches at the "Packet Pick-Up" table. The bands are $5.00. You must have exact change to purchase Coaches' Bands at the Packet Pick-Up table or you will have to purchase them via the General Admission entrance. Gate fee for spectators is $10/person above age 5. A 2-Day pass may be purchased for $15/person. Major Credit Cards are accepted (a surcharge will be accessed). Athletes must have their bibs on to enter without an admission charge. Please keep your bands if you purchase a 2-Day Pass on Friday. The bands are for the duration of the Meet. If you do not have your band on for the Sunday Session, you will be charged an entry fee.

SCHEDULE

The scheduled running and field events will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The first call will be made at 4:45 p.m. There will be 2 Check-In calls. Athletes should remain in the Check-In Area once the 2nd call is made. Athletes will be ushered to the track from the Check-In Area. (There will be a schedule in the packets. The schedule is also posted on our website - smartmeets.com) There will be a Coach's Meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Pro-Room/Field House. Please make sure someone is present from your team. If a field event is being contested at the same time as a running event, and an athlete is in both events, please have your athlete check in at the field event first and then go compete in the running event. Please have the athlete report back immediately to the field event once finished competing in the running event.

VOLUNTEERS

We are asking for Volunteers for the Field Events. The Field Events being contested are Shot Put, Discus Throw, Long Jump, Pole Vault, High Jump, and Triple Jump. Please let me know if you and/or your team have anyone available that can assist us with the Field Events. It will be truly appreciated! Please contact me if you would like to volunteer in advance.

AWARDS

Medals are awarded to the top 8 finishers; pick-up permitted by coach, adult, or winning athlete. All results will be posted on the SMART website - smartmeets.com. Results will be posted after the conclusion of each event. INFIELD ACCESS No Coaches or Parents are allowed on the infield once the track is closed unless volunteering or picking up medals. Any questions during the meet must be taken to the Awards' Tent. Someone there will contact a Meet Manager.

TENT LOCATIONS

Tents, drinks, and snacks are allowed in the stands. Concessions will be available to include 3 Food Trucks. Tents are allowed only on the top row of the stands on the home side. They are allowed anywhere on the visitors’ side.

MEET MANAGEMENT

We will manage the meet according to the final heat/flight sheets. No changes will be made. No exceptions. REPLACEMENT BIBS Athletes must have the bib assigned to them to participate in the meet. The bib must be visible at all times during competition. If the bib number is lost, there will be a replacement fee of $10. If you need a replacement bib, please go to the Awards' Tent. You can purchase a bib there with exact change. We strongly encourage you to make sure your athletes maintain their bib numbers for the duration of the meet.

 We will have updates here on any changes due to the weather or events. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Thanks again for your continued support and Good Luck at the track!!! Kristi A. Gee Chief Administrator SMART Event Management smartmeetskg@gmail.com 404.964.5239

Thank you for entering the Georgia Middle School State Championships. You may edit your entry at any time until the deadline.

Sincerely,

Karsten Edwards
Meet Director, Georgia Middle School State Championships