4 Mar 2015

PREVIEW: 14 - Under Youth Indoor Track and Field Nationals

PREVIEW: 14 - Under Youth Indoor Track and Field Nationals

Entries are finally in and there are approximately 500 14 & Under athletes that will take over Bowen Field House at the University of Eastern Michigan In Ypsilanti, Michigan this weekend! You can expect great competition at this inaugural event. Athletes will travel from far and wide to compete for their chance at AAU National Championship glory in the hopes of taking home the honor and the hardware.

Meet Director Darnell Hall and National AAU Athletics Secretary, Karen Hall, the Event Management Staff, Officials, Volunteers, National AAU Track & Field Committee, Michigan AAU Track & Field and Eastern Michigan University,thank you in advance for attending the inaugural event of the AAU 14-Under Youth National Championship.

We wish you all safe travels to and from home as well as the best to you and your athletes during the competition.

There have been a few changes with packet pick up times as well as clarification concerning age groups.

The changes are as follows:

Age Divisions:             7 & 8 year old athletes will run together.




 FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015, 7:00PM – 9:00PM – PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE TRACK (BOWEN FIELD HOUSE INDOOR TRACK).A packet will be provided for each team consisting of team roster and events entered. A team representative will be responsible for picking up the packets. All teams are urged to pickup packets on Friday as the lines on Saturday can be long. Packets can be picked up at the track facility on Friday, March 6th, from 7:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday, March 7th, from 8:00AM-4:00PM and on Sunday, March 8th, from 8:00AM-12:00PM. 


 Doors open at 8:00am each day. There will be a $5.00 gate fee charge per person per day. All coaches will receive one free pass for 4 or more athletes, two free passes for 5 to 15 athletes and 3 free passes for 16 or more athletes in their packet. All Children 6 and under will be admitted free. All Registered athletes with Wrist Band and Competition Number will also be admitted free.


Bowen Field House Indoor track facility contains an 8-lane straightaway as well as providing 6 lanes around the oval. Only 1/4” or smaller pyramid spikes are allowed. Fully Automatic Timing & results will be done by Engleter Timing using Finish Lynx Cameras interfaced with Hy-Tek Meet Manager. No radios, glass containers, or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the facility.


REFRESHMENTS:        A Full Service Concession Stand will be provided by EMU as well as a hospitality area for officials and event staff.


RESULTS:                      Results will be posted on line at www.aauathletics.org and www.coacho.com


COMPETITOR             Competitor bib numbers will be issued at athlete check-in.  All athletes will be required to wear their

BIB NUMBERS:          bib numbers on the front of your competition singlet at all times of competition.
There is a  ten-dollar  ($10.00) replacement fee for lost bib numbers.
Replacement bib numbers can be purchased at the clerking area.


IMPLEMENTS:            Athletes must bring their own implements to use during competition.


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