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KLAA Conference Track & Field Championship Meet

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hosted by Canton High School


Canton High School WELCOMES the following schools to the KLAA Kensington Conference Track & Field Championship Meet!!


Canton ~ Livonia Churchill ~ Livonia Franklin ~ Livonia Stevenson ~ Northville ~ Novi ~ Plymouth ~ Salem~ Belleville ~ Dearborn ~ Fordson ~ Hartland ~ Wayne Memorial ~ John Glenn


Meet Manager:  

Vernon Crump, Canton High School: Email address:



Jess Shough, Canton Boys Coach: Email address:


Event & Time Schedule:

See Event and Time schedule page (Field events ` 10:00 a.m. – Prelims 12:30 am)


Parking: Remember that Canton High School is in session until 2:10 p.m.; Buses will drop athletes off at the Canton turf football field off of the Center Road parking lot.  SPECTATOR parking is the north lot in from Canton’s main building and can be accessed off of the Canton Center Road entrance. Park in authorized areas only and Do not attempt to park in grass areas.


Handicap and Special Needs:

May be dropped off at the Canton track entrance parking lot and can park in the parking lot in front of the high school.


Admission: $5.00 for adults, KLAA passes will NOT be honored.


Lockers: Lockers/Locker rooms will not be available.  Athletes will arrive dressed and ready to participate.


Athletic Trainer: Available on the site.  Bring your own water and taping supplies.


Concessions: Available on the site.


Facility: Metric 8 lane track, Latex rubber surface.  Chalk marks only – no tape.


Spikes: National Federation Rules


Field Event Surfaces: Concrete slabs for Shot Put and Discus

Latex rubber runways for Pole Vault, Long Jump, and High Jump.


Starting Blocks: Furnished.  Do not bring your own starting blocks.


Cell Phones: Cell phones must be on silent or Turned off.


Headphones: Large headphones that cover the whole ear will not be permitted by the Start/Finish Line, in the area of Field Events, or on the infield.


Pictures: Pictures taken with cell phones and video cameras etc. are not allowed to be shown to an athlete until the meet is completed.  Athletes will be disqualified if they look at a picture of themselves while competing in compliance with MHSAA rules.


Eligibility: Current eligibility roster must be emailed to by Monday, May 7th at 4:00 p.m.  No exceptions!!


Entries: Each team may enter up to 4 entries per event – 3 may compete, 1 relay team per relay race.  See the event sheet for scratch deadlines. All entries are to be entered through for the KLAA Kensington Conference Championship Meet.  Print your entries to confirm that you entered your athletes correctly.


Entry Deadline: Entries must be submitted no later than Wednesday, May 9th at 4:00 p.m.  Each team will receive a copy of event seedings via email by Wednesday morning.  There will not be a Seed Meeting. All seeding is done electronically.


False Times: Confirmed false times will be placed in last position or first section without seeding consideration.  The coach challenged must submit verification of times and distances. Coaches – Let’s not place our athletes in that position!


Reporting in teams: Coaches must report to the scorer’s table in the tent at the Start/Finish Line to pick up their school’s informational packet.  Only athletes in uniform will be admitted to the stadium with their team. All others will be charged admission.


Coaches Meeting: 10:30 a.m. on the south end of the track.  Officials will address questions and review the meet at the Start/Finish Line.


Scoring: 10 – 8 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1       Medals 1st  ~ 4th Place


Infield Area: Only participating athletes and coaches with a pass will be allowed in the infield area.  Passes are in the packet. This will be enforced. No tents, football, Frisbees and food will be allowed in the infield area.


A designated coach’s box will be marked for coaches on the infield along the back stretch.


Only pre-approved photographers will be allowed onto the field.


Tents: Tents can be set up on the East and West fence lines outside of the track area.


Warm up Area: A designated warm-up area will be marked for athletes on the infield.  


Implement Weigh In: Shots will be weighed and discs will be measured at the west maintenance  building opposite the visitors bleachers until 10:30 a.m.


Pole Vault: Boys ~ 10:00 a.m.  Starting height is 10’ 0”.  First raise will be 11’ 0” with 6” raises thereafter.

Girls ~ 30 – 60 minutes after conclusion of boys.  Starting height is 7’ 0”. First raise will be 8’ 0” with 6” raises thereafter.

This event will be run in rotations of “Five-Alive”.  When the number of competitors reaches one more than places to be awarded, then raises will be 3”.

*Only coaches and competitors will be allowed in the pole vault area.  A spectator area will be marked.


Shot Put: Boys~ 11:00 a.m.   Finals 10 minutes after conclusion of Prelims.

Girls~ 30 – 60 minutes after conclusion of the boys.  Event will be run in flights, each flight taking two trials in the first round and one trial in the second round.  Top 9 advance to finals in inverse order with trials of 1 ~ 1 ~ 1.

*Shots will be weighed in before 10:45 a.m. at the out building on the west side of the track.


High Jump: Boys~ 11:00 a.m.  Starting height 5’ 4”, first raise will be 5’7”, second raise will be 5’ 10”, then 2” thereafter. This event will be run in rotations of “Five Alive.”

Girls~ 30 – 60 minutes after conclusion of the boys.  Starting height is 4’ 4”first raise will be 4’7”, second raise will be 4’ 10”, then 2” thereafter.  This event will be run in rotations of “Five Alive.”

*Only competitors will be allowed in the High Jump area.  Coaches and spectators will be asked to stay behind the fence.


Discus: Girls ~ 11:00 a.m.  Finals: 10 minutes after the conclusion of prelims.

Boys~ 30 – 60 minutes after conclusion of girls.  Event will be run in flights, each flight taking 2 trials the first round and 1 trial on the second round.  Top 9 advance to the finals in inverse order with trials of 1 ~ 1 ~ 1.


Long Jump: Girls~ 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Prelims are open order for 1 hour and 30 minutes or less.  Top 9 to finals 10 minutes after prelims.

Boys ~ 30 – 60 minutes after conclusion of girls.  Open order for 1 hour and 30 minutes or less. Top 9 to finals 10 minutes after prelims.

*Only coaches and competitors will be allowed in the Long Jump area.  Spectators will be asked to stand outside the fenced area.


Order of Events: In 2018, boys competition will precede girls competition in all running events.


4 X 800 Relay: This relay will be the first final event of the meet.  It will be run following the preliminary races. One section of each for girls and boys.

Prelims: The MHSAAA state meet format for prelims and finals in 100m Dash, 110m/100,

Hurdles, 200m Dash.  There will be no semi-finals.

KLAA Kensington Conference Track & Field Championship Meet


2018 Event & Time Schedule


10:00 a.m. Boy’s Pole Vault To conclusion


11:00 a.m. Girls Long Jump Finals follow

Open order for 1 hour and 30 minutes or less

Girls Discus Finals follow


Boys Shot Put Finals Follow


Boys High Jump To conclusion

30 – 60 minutes after Boys Long Jump Finals follow

Conclusion of previous Open order for 1 hour and 30 minutes or less


Boys Discus Finals follow

Girls High Jump To conclusion


Girls Pole Vault To conclusion


11:00 a.m. Preliminary Scratches are due


12:30 p.m. 100 Dash Prelims G-B L

100 Hurdles Prelims G L

110 High Hurdles Prelims B L

200 Dash Prelims G-B L

4 X 800 Relay Finals G-B A

2:00 p.m. Final Scratches are due (1 hour prior to finals)


3:00 p.m. 100 Hurdles Finals G L

110 High Hurdles Finals B L

100 Dash G-B L

4 X 200 Relay G-B L

1600 Run G-B A

4 X 100 Relay G-B L

400 Dash G-B L

300 Low Hurdles G L

300 IM Hurdles B L

800 Dash G-B A

200 Dash G-B L

3200 Run G-B A

4 X 400 Relay G-B L

Awards will be presented 5 minutes after the last race.


Scoring: 10 – 8 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 Medals ~ 1st – 4th


Summary of Rules and Infractions

Good meets require preventative officiating and good coaching.  Coaches – emphasize these points to keep athletes in the meet! Thanks in advance for helping!



  1. Stepped on or over inside lane line (3 consecutive steps).
  2. Impeded another runner by jostling for position.
  3. Impeded another competitor by running across opponent’s path.
  4. Run on or inside of a corner curved line (3 consecutive steps).
  5. Illegally ran outside the assigned lane or curve.


The Hurdler

  1. Did not attempt to clear each hurdle.
  2. Advanced or trailed a leg or foot along side of the hurdle.
  3. Ran over a hurdle outside of the assigned lane.
  4. Ran around a hurdle.
  5. Impeded another hurdler.


Relay Teams

  1. Violation of substitution.
  2. Failure to pass the baton in the exchange zone.
  3. Baton is not handed between runners.
  4. Incoming runner pushes the out- going runner.
  5. Outgoing runner leaves too soon in the shuttle hurdles.
  6. Throwing the baton after race is ended.



  1. Wearing a watch
  2. Improper wearing of necklace and earrings
  3. Improper wearing of hair tie back



  1. Failure to wear the school uniform including assigned contestant number.
  2. Failure of relay team to wear same school issued uniform
  3. Exposed undergarments with writing or mismatched colors.


Unsportsmanlike Conduct

  1. Disrespectfully addressing an official
  2. Using profanity.
  3. Criticizing an official or opponent.
  4. Willful failure to follow an official’s directions.
  5. Pacing or assisting a contestant.
  6. Leaving the track and re-entering to continue a race.




Meet Manager Mr.  Vernon Crump Sr.

Head Referee Mr.  Larry Freeman

Head Field Judge/Assistant Referee Mr.  Ed Gabrys

Girls Starter Robert Phillips

Boys Starter Mr.  Gus Hughes

Clerk Dennis Betts

Clerk Debby Karabees-Betts

Umpire Jim Gibbons

Meet Monitor Ms. Darlene Barber

Announcer Bob Richardson

FAT System Operator Mr.  Brad Fairchild

Assistant FAT System Operator Mr.  Aaron Reider

Computer Data Entry Ms.  Orlean Lewelling


School’s Responsibilities


It is the responsibility of each school to ensure the event they have been assigned are covered by proper personnel.   Please fulfill your school’s obligation so that the meet runs smoothly and on-time. Official’s flags will be furnished.


Discus Plymouth High School Boys & Girls


Shot Put Canton High School Boys & Girls


Pole Vault Churchill & Franklin High Schools Boys & Girls


High Jump Salem High School Boys & Girls


Long Jump Livonia Stevenson High School Boys & Girls


Hurdle Crew Novi High School

Northville High School Boys & Girls


Lane Judges Westland John Glenn High School

(2 each) Wayne Memorial High School Boys & Girls


Exchange Zone Judges Belleville

(2 each) Fordson & Dearborn Boys & Girls


Timers No timers or pickers needed because of FAT system.


Jury of Appeals John Davidson, Ed Gabrys, Gus Hughes

Boys & Girls:  TBD at Coaches Meeting