Granite State Track and Field is a program of NHRPA and sponsored by LOCO Sports and other businesses. NEW THIS YEAR - there will be a $5 / athlete fee to participate in this program. More info on the reasoning for this fee can be found at the end of this packet. This program consists of two District meets and a State final meet. This year the two District meets will be held on Saturday, June 15th at Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH and Lebanon High School in Lebanon, NH and will begin with a parade of athletes at 9:30 am. The State final meet is at Winnisquam High School, Tilton, NH on Friday, June 28th at 4:00 pm. District meets usually finish by 3:00 pm, and the State Finals are a class act which only last a few spectacular hours. This informational packet includes specific information about the program, a volunteer sheet, and an explanation of the on-line registration procedures. You must register your team with Direct Athletics following the registration directions included in this packet.
Each community is not limited to how many entries in each event at the district meet. Please see listed below for the number of events each athlete may participate in at the District/Regional and State Meets. From the district/regional meet, athletes may qualify for the State Final Meet. The state final participants will be the top four finishers in each event for each age group and gender.
If you are a coach and you have an athlete place in the top four at the district/regional meet, that individual will automatically earn a slot at the state final. If for any reason that athlete cannot make it, it is your responsibility to let the meet director know.
All district/regional meet results will be merged and all slots will be filled and athletes will be contacted. If you are a coach and you have a fifth or sixth place finisher at the district/regional meet, you should know if they will be available for the state final and you should be sure that all of the registration information is correct including the athlete’s telephone number and email. You must be available via e-mail in the event that we want to add one of your athletes. This will allow the maximum number of athletes to participate in the state finals.
· 9 &10, 11 & 12 and 13 &14 may participate in one (1) field event and two (2) running events and the relay; or two (2) field events and one (1) running event and the relay for a total of four events at the district/regional meets. All ages may participate in 4 events at the State Finals if one event is the relay.
· 13 & 14 year old Running Long Jump instead of standing long jump.
· 13 & 14 year old added 400M to events.
The mission of the Granite State Track and Field Program is to provide a quality recreation program where children have fun and are introduced to physical fitness through basic track and field events such as running, jumping, and throwing.
Sincerely, Donna Kuethe and Paul Coats
Granite State Track and Field Committee Co-Chairs