THE RIVERSIDE SPORTS HALL OF FAME
MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL
PRESENT THE 2019
RIVERSIDE CITY TRACK AND FIELD
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Stadium opens at 7 am
FIELD EVENTS BEGIN AT 8:30 AM
RUNNING EVENTS BEGIN AT 9 AM
At MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL
On behalf of Martin Luther King High School and the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame, we would like to invite you and your team to the seventh revival of the “Raincross Tradition”- the Riverside City Championships. In 2010, we brought this meet back after a 20 year absence. We appreciate your participation and your support and we hope that you will be taking part again.
Please send along your contract as soon as possible. Hope to see you on April 6, 2019!
John Corona, Meet Director
Martin Luther King High School
Track and Field
9301 Wood Road
Riverside, CA 92508
DIVISIONS OF COMPETITION
Boys and Girls Varsity Large Schools Invited: Arlington, North, King, Poly, Ramona, La Sierra, Norte Vista, Rubidoux; Patriot and Jurupa Valley
Small Schools Invited: Notre Dame, Woodcrest Christian, Riverside Christian, Sherman Indian, CSDR, Bethel Christian and La Sierra Academy
Custom made patches for first place in all varsity events in both divisions. Custom made medals for places 2 through 5 in every varsity event in Large Schools and places 2 and 3 in Small Schools. We will medal varsity relays places 2 through 4 in the Large Schools and 2 and 3 in Small Schools. Awards are determined by the top performances in each event regardless of heat or flight. THERE WILL BE NO AWARDS FOR INDIVIDUAL HEATS/FLIGHTS. Soph/Frosh medals ( if any) will be awarded depending on number of entrants. Please remind your athletes that we will be awarding their medals (if they placed) immediately after their event is over and t be available for presentation of their medal at the awards stand.
TEAM ENTRY FEES
Large Schools $150 per team or $300 for both boys and girls.
Small Schools $100 per team or $200 for both boys and girls’ teams.
Payment is due before April 6 so we can pay our bills. Failure to pay the entry fee by the day of the meet will result in our holding onto your awards until payment is received. Please be sure to make your checks out to King Track Booster Club.
ENTRY OF ATHLETES
Finished Results is handling the entries for our meet this year. Please go to the Finished Results.com website and it will link you to the registration page and that’s where you enter your athletes. Please look for us under Raincross Tradition-Riverside City Championships. If you have issues, please contact Chris Drescher at 951-334-8300 and he can guide you through it.
Teams will be allowed 5 entries in the boys and girls varsity sprints (100/200/400/Hurdles) and the field events as well as 8 entries in the distances. Only one 4 X 100 and 4 X 400 relay from each school may be entered. There might be a Soph/Frosh 4 X 800.
DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL YOUR ENTRIES. THEY WILL BE IGNORED. Entries open on Sunday March 10th at 8 am and close Wednesday April 3 at 11pm.
Send your participation contract to John Corona - King High - 9301 Wood Road, Riverside 92508
SPECTATOR GATE FEES/ADMISSION PRICES
General Admission: $5.00
Students with ASB card: $2.00
Students without ASB card: $3.00
Children 12 and under: Free!
TRACK EVENT SCHEDULE
We will run CIF order of events with the 4 X 100’s starting. We will seed each heat slowest to fastest and determine our results from there. We have decided to do away with prelim heats. In years past we have run prelims for the 100/200/Straight hurdles but this time of year, we probably want to save the kids legs and not have them run so many more events that prelims would require. Depending on the number of heats, we MAY use both sides of the track at the same time. We will also (if needed) be placing the slower heats of the 3200 as well as the Soph-Frosh 4 X 800,( if we run the event) in places we think we help give the athletes better rest periods or to help with the speed of the meet.
NEW EVENT—The Charles Leathers 100 meters. In honor of North track coach Charles leathers who passed away last year, we are putting together a 100 meter race for Special Needs athletes. In addition to coaching track, Coach Leathers was a Special Education teacher. We are hoping to get at least one special needs boy and one girl from each school to participate in this event. How you arrive at this is up to you but we would want them in official uniform; have their physicals done, etc. In RUSD, we have an event called dance and dash and I am hoping we can get our athletes from that event. You will hear more on this from me leading up to the event. ALL Special needs athletes would get a medal and a chance to be on the podium.
FIELD EVENT SCHEDULE
Shot Put 2 pm Boys Small School/Large Schools; Girls to follow with 4 attempts
Discus 2 pm Girls Small School/Large School; Boys to follow 4 attempts
High Jump 2 pm Girls (All Divisions)/ Boy (All Divisions) to follow
Pole Vault 1 pm Girls (All Divisions)/ Boys(All Divisions) to follow
Long Jump 2 pm North Pit-Boys-(All Divisions)-4 attempts
Triple Jump to follow
Long Jump 2 pm South Pit Girls (All Divisions) 4 attempts
Triple Jump to followLJ/TJ-Pits will have 1 ½ hour open pits
We will be competing on the 8 lane all-weather track facility at Martin Luther King High School. King has a 4000 seat stadium that also has a synthetic field turf infield. Athletes and spectators can sit on both sides of the stadium, though we will be reserving a portion of bleacher seats by the finish line. NO radios or boom boxes, etc. will be allowed in the stands. Warmup area will be on the grassy area just north of the stadium.
Tents will be allowed in the bleachers. However, tents must be set up at the top of the bleachers and NONE may be set up in front of the Press Box. Meet management will provide zip ties to anchor tents to the back fence of the bleachers as the wind will pick up through the stadium as the day wears on. Tents can also be set up out in the warm up area outside the stadium.
Only 3/16 inch pyramid needle spikes or less will be allowed on the track and runways. Athletes spikes will be checked upon entrance into the facility and again at the clerk of the course. 3/16 inch pyramid needle spikes will be available for purchase at the entrance and must be in place in the athletes shoe prior to entrance into the facility. If athletes do not have the proper size spikes in their shoe, they will be denied entrance.
We will disqualify any athlete that goes unto the track with spikes that are not 3/16 pyramid needles or less.
NO FOOD, GUM OR DRINKS OTHER THAN WATER ARE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK OR INFIELD AREA.
Any athlete in violation of this rule will be disqualified from the meet. Be aware that parents LOVE to hand their kid a bottle of Gatorade or other flavored drinks over the fence once they are done with their race. Water is fine but that’s it!!
DECLARATION AND CHECK IN
We will be running Large School and Small School separately. Please remember, coaches will be allowed to enter up to 6 kids in sprints events (100/200/100H/110H/300H/400) and all field events. We will be allowing up to 8 entrants in the distance events. We will seed athletes with like times and performances together in the same heat/flight. This is true except in races where there were prelims. In the prelim races, we’ll be running heats with whoever shows up.
We WILL NOT be condensing or combining heats as it has proven over the years to be just too cumbersome and time intensive.
Field event athletes will check in at their event while runners check in at the clerk of the course at the northeast corner of the stadium. Athletes must check in beginning with the first call and be ready to head to the track after the third and final call to the clerk. Athletes may be substituted in the place of a previously entered competitor (unless there has been a prelim for that event) but they must compete under the name of the person they are replacing. We can add athletes to the field events BUT that name has to go in BEFORE the meet begins.
REASONS TO DISQUALIFY
Aside from the normal rules for disqualification (see NFHS rulebook), meet management will disqualify athletes and or teammates of said athlete based on the following offenses
- Warming up on the infield/Loitering on the infield·
- Coaches on the infield (Pole Vault will have a coaching box available) unless previously identified as a judge or meet official·
- Athletes that have food, gum or flavored drinks on the infield·
- Athletes that try to compete in spikes other than 3/16 pyramid needles·
- Athletes who do not “declare” at the declaration table prior to check-in or “check” in at the check in table on time.
REMINDER: NO JEWERLY ALL UNDERGARMENTS MUST BE A SOLID COLOR.
FOOD AND CONCESSIONS
A variety of food and beverage items will be available throughout the meet. Complementary lunch tickets will be provided for coaches.
The King High Trainer will be on site. Please bring your own tape and pre-wrap.
Coaches will check in and pick up their information packets in the portable classroom to the north end of the stadium.
Meet Results will be posted outside the Concession Stand on the North east end of the stadium and on www.kingtrackandfield.com, as well as at www.finishedresults.com
In the event of rain, call Coach Corona at 951-544-1068 to determine whether the meet will go off or not. In the event of a rainout, there will be no makeup date and we will attempt to refund as much of your entry fee as possible.