Thank you for registering for this weekend’s 3-day Northeast Invitational. Be prepared for an experience–we have 233 teams bringing 3525 athletes and 4784 entries. I’ve never run a meet this big and can’t wait to see what I screw up.
PLEASE help me by reading this email and communicating with your athletes. If you’ve been to a million of our meets and to Reggie a million times, I suspect this one is still going to be orders of magnitude different.
Bus drop off on Malcolm X Boulevard. Turn right into the gymnasium to pick up your packets and make any scratches before proceeding to the field house. Scratches are made by circling the “S” across from the appropriate athlete/event. Be careful, we’ve had coaches scratch the wrong athlete. While you will receive all of your bib numbers on your first day; each subsequent day you will need to stop in the gym for that day’s scratch sheets. Failure to do so, will result in your athletes being scratched from their events, as we will assume you are not in attendance.
The schedule is a rolling schedule and we can run ahead or behind. It is an estimate only. Please read the format https://mstca.org/meet/northeast-invitational-day-1 and be aware of the order of events.
Again, the most significant changes this year revolve around clerking, the shot put, and the 300m. See our website for details. https://mstca.org/post/229
ALL events will pick up their hip numbers when called to do so in the gymnasium. They will NOT be held there. The gym is for warm-ups. When athletes are called to check in, they will report behind the blue high jump pit inside turn two.
Due to the huge numbers in the hurdles and dash, I have made the unilateral decision to run a 2-heat final. Hurdle and dash finalists do NOT need to return to the gymnasium.
If an athlete misses their heat, please do not come to us asking for them to be assigned to a new heat. The answer will be no. Announcements regarding heats can be heard both in the gym and the field house. Additionally, in the gym is a TV with a live stream of the meet and what event/heat they are on.
We provide shot puts and blocks–do not bring your own. You provide relay batons and your own weight implements.
Blocks are allowed in the straightaway events only. We do not allow blocks on the oval events.
Please share the link for our advance ticket purchase for spectators. Purchasing in advance is cheaper. Tickets at the door are $10 for all. Spectators should enter the main doors at the intersection of Malcolm X Blvd and Tremont Street.
Performance lists and field event flights are posted at https://live.mstca.org/meets/19839 . Performance lists will turn into heat sheets on meet day as scratches are processed and results will be posted there as well. The meet will also be streamed on https://www.youtube.com/@MSTCA-TV/streams
We will begin each day with a coaches meeting by the red high jump pits 30 minutes before the meet start time.
Friday’s Meet Director is Hatim Jean-Louis of Boston Public Schools and Matt Carr, the MSTCA Director of Meet Operations, Indoor T&F.
Saturday’s Meet Director is John Monz of Weston High School and Sotirios Pintzopoulos, the MSTCA Ast. Director of Meet Operations, Indoor T&F.
Sunday’s Meet Director is Matt Carr.
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend and thanks for joining us for the 3rd Annual Northeast Invitational.
Matt Carr MSTCA, Director of Meet Operations, Indoor Track & Field.