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2018 Class A Track & Field

When: Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, 2018

Where: Corwin Clatt Field, EastSide Centre, 1 EastSide Drive, East Peoria

Host: East Peoria Robein Grade School

How Competition is Conducted:

There is competition for team and individual honors in 14 events for Seventh Grade Girls, 14 events for Eighth Grade Girls, 14 events for Seventh Grade Boys and 14 events for Eighth Grade Boys. There are a total of 56 different events over the two days.

Order of Events Friday:

THE TIME SCHEDULE IS APPROXIMATE. YOU SHOULD PLAN TO ARRIVE WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE SCHEDULED EVENT TIME. YOU SHOULD ALSO ALLOW TIME FOR OFF-SITE PARKING

General Public Gate Opens 9:30 a.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. - Field Events

  • Eighth Grade Boys - Long Jump
  • Seventh Grade Girls - Discus, Long Jump
  • Eighth Grade Girls - High Jump, Shot Put
  • Seventh Grade Girls - Pole Vault

Second Set Friday - Field Events

  • Seventh Grade Girls - High Jump, Shot Put
  • Eighth Grade Girls - Discus, Long Jump
  • Seventh Grade Boys - Long Jump
  • Seventh Grade Boys - Pole Vault

1:15 p.m. - Running Events

  • 100-Meter Hurdles Prelims (Girls)
  • 110-Meter Hurdles Prelims (Boys)
  • 400-Meter Dash (Girls and Boys) - 1:55 p.m.
  • 1600-Meter Run Finals (Girls and Boys) - 2:55 p.m.
  • 100-Meter Dash Prelims (Girls and Boys) - 4:30 p.m.

Order of Events Saturday

General Public Gate Opens 7:30 a.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.- Field Events

  • Eighth Grade Boys - Pole Vault
  • Seventh Grade Boys - Discus, High Jump
  • Eighth Grade Boys - Shot Put

Second set Saturday - Field Events

  • Eighth Grade Girls - Pole Vault
  • Seventh Grade Boys - Shot Put
  • Eighth Grade Boys - Discus, High Jump

9:00 a.m. - Running Events

  • 100-Meter Hurdles Finals (Girls)
  • 110-Meter Hurdles Finals (Boys) - 9:10 a.m.
  • 100-Meter Dash Finals (Girls and Boys) - 9:20 a.m.
  • 4 x 200-Meter Relay Finals (Girls and Boys) - 9:35 a.m.
  • 4 x 100-Meter Relay Finals (Girls and Boys) - 11:05 a.m.
  • LUNCH 12:00 noon 45 minute break depending on time schedule
  • 200-Meter Dash Finals (Girls and Boys) - 12:45 p.m.
  • 800-Meter Run Finals (Girls and Boys) - 2:00 p.m.
  • 4 x 400-Meter Relay Finals (Girls and Boys) - 3:00 p.m.

State Final Results and Recap

At The Stadium: Result sheets for each event are posted appropriately on the bulletin boards on the east side of the stadium at ground level. These result sheets are not to be removed from the bulletin boards because they are the only way coaches and competitors, and their parents or fans, can see how the athletes did and if they qualify for advancement.

On The Internet: Go to the IESA web site www.iesa.org. Click on the underlined words "Track and Field" in the box at the top of the home page. Click on the word "INFO" to see the overall team standings and individual results in each event.

Daily Ticket Prices:

  • Adults and High School Students: $8.00
  • Students K-8: $4.00
  • Senior Citizens (62 and older): $4.00
  • Children Younger Than Kindergarten: Free

Where To Stay Track and Field:

Many hotels/motels in the area are working with the Peoria Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau. They have established IESA rates for the weekend and should be your preferred properties. Regardless of where you choose to stay, be sure to tell the person taking your reservation or checking you in that you are attending the IESA State Final Track and Field event.

How To Get To EastSide Centre:

From Eastbound Interstate 74: Take Exit 95B (Camp Street). Follow Camp Street to its intersection with Washington Street (Route 8). Go through the traffic light at this intersection. (A railroad crossing sits parallel to the intersection.) The road at this point becomes Washington Street. Follow Washington Street to the next set of traffic lights. This is the intersection of Washington Street and Meadow Avenue. (Point of reference: Used Car Lot is located on the left side of the intersection.) Turn right on Meadow Avenue (Route 150). Travel about 1.5 miles along Meadow Avenue and watch for the large EastSide Centre lighted message sign on the left. Turn left into the EastSide Centre main entrance and drive up the hill and along the road until coming to a stop sign. Drive forward at the stop sign and enter the EastSide Centre recreation building main parking lot.

From Westbound Interstate 74: Take Exit 96 (Main Street/Route 116). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Main Street. Go through one stoplight immediately after the interstate overpass. At the next stoplight (intersection of Main and Camp streets) get into the left turn lane. (Point of reference: A Walgreens drug store is at this intersection.) Turn left on Camp Street. Follow Camp Street to its intersection with Washington Street (Rout 8). Go through the traffic light at this intersection. (A railroad site parallel to the intersection.) The road at this point becomes Washington Street. Follow Washington Street to the next set of traffic lights. This is the intersection of Washington Street and Meadow Avenue. (Point of reference: Used Car Lot is located on the left side of the intersection.)

Turn right on Meadow Avenue (Route 150). Travel about 1.5 miles on Meadow Avenue and watch for the large EastSide Centre lighted message sign on the left. Turn left into the EastSide Centre main entrance and drive up the hill and along the road until coming to a stop sign. Drive forward at the stop sign and enter the EastSide Centre recreation building main parking lot.

Where To Park:

There are paved and unpaved parking lots at EastSide Centre. The paved lots are east of the baseball diamonds and north of the Main Softball Field. The unpaved lots are adjacent to the baseball diamonds. There is a fee to park. If there is weather and the grass lots are unparkable then some may be directed to off site parking and shuttled back.

Where to Watch The Competition:

Seating at Corwin Clatt Field is general admission. Fans can sit in the stands on the east and west sides of the stadium. They also may sit on the grassy area inside the south end of the stadium between turns three and four. Fans may not stand against the retaining fence anywhere in the stadium. Fans also are not permitted to place tarps, blankets, etc. on the grassy area at the south end of the stadium. Tents and umbrella tents are not permitted inside the stadium. Fans are expected to become quiet when the starter calls the runners to their marks prior to the start of each running event.

What To Wear and What Not To Wear:

We suggest you wear clothing in school colors to support your team and to help distinguish your cheering section in the stands.

SPIKES/SHOES -- Only the pyramid style spike that is one-quarter inch long or shorter is allowed on the track. When the athletes report to the staging tent, their spikes will be inspected and illegal spikes must be replaced. Athletes in the field events need to bring shoes in which they can compete indoors at the EastSide Centre if that field event is moved indoors because of weather conditions outside. Spikes are not permitted on the competition surface inside the EastSide Centre.

Weather Requirements: Be prepared for all types of weather. Be sure to bring sun screen. Be sure to bring rain gear. Do not bring umbrellas into the stadium.

Lightning: If there is lightning, the meet will be stopped and the stadium will be cleared. EastSide Centre is protected by Thorguard, which is a device that detects lightning within a ten-mile radius. If and when this system detects lightning, a loud horn will sound and a light will flash. When this occurs all athletes and coaches are required to take shelter within EastSide Centre's gymnasium. All fans must exit the fenced area and report immediately to their vehicles in the parking lot.

IESA By-laws require that all fans attending an IESA state series contest wear shirts at all times they are on the site of the state final event. Shirts must be worn as designed by the manufacturer. Body paint is prohibited. This means spectators and athletes cannot have body paint concealed under their clothing and then remove clothing to display the body paint. Face painting is acceptable. Hair can be any color.

Signs and Banners:

IESA By-laws do not allow the displaying of signs, banners, balloons, and such, at the site of a state final event. Keep them at home. The banners on display at the stadium are those that are required by contract to be displayed in the stadium. They are not to be disturbed.

Noisemakers:

IESA By-laws do not allow the use of noisemakers at the state final event. Examples of items that are not allowed include, but are not limited to, Cow Bells, Thunder Sticks, Milk Cartons with rocks inside, shakers, whistles, electronic sound making devices, and such. Come to the state final event ready to clap and cheer for your athletes.

Official Programs:

Printed programs, with complete heats and flights for all events in each class - giving competitor name and school -- and other information, will be on sale the day of the state final for $5.00 each. They also may be purchased from the IESA Office following the conclusion of the state final if they are available. Price per program by mail is $7.50, which includes the cost of postage and handling.

Purchase Your Own Special Ad In The Official Program:

Parents, fans and/or the school or school booster club may purchase an advertisement in the printed program. The cost varies according to the size of the ad.

Royal Publishing produces the IESA State Final Programs and sells the ads that appear in them. Contact Tanya Hollingsworth or Charity Church at Royal Publishing for details. Please call (800) 397-5834.

Purchase Individual/Award Winner Photos:

Event Pro Photography is the official photographer of the IESA. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase the following state championship souvenir photo plaque:

1. MEDAL STAND PLAQUE. A photographer will take an individual and a group picture of each participant while standing on the medal stand. These top 8 finishers of each event can order a photo plaque that has their individual picture at the top and the group at the bottom. Photo plaques are ordered outside the main gate at the Event Pro Photography tent at a cost of $30 and produced with little wait time.

2. INDIVIDUAL PHOTO PLAQUE: Participants in the state track event can come to the Event Pro Photography tent and get their individual picture taken and have a plaque produced with the event name, times and school at a cost of $30.

For questions, call Event Pro Photography, Monday-Thursday at (309) 689-0299.

Purchase Official State Final Apparel:

The Cubby Hole is the official and only vendor authorized by IESA to provide fans attending the state final events with the official tournament souvenir apparel. The lineup of souvenir apparel includes: Regular T-Shirts at $17, Long-sleeve T-Shirts at $19, crew neck sweatshirts at $25, hooded sweatshirts at $30, shorts at $18, visors at $12 and caps at $12. Cubby Hole also provides other specialty apparel at the different state finals, like Tank Tops at Track and Field. And you can have your official apparel lettered the way you want it at a cost of $4 for the first line and $3 for each additional line in up to 5 rows of 11 letters. Patches are sold depicting the year, state qualifier and sport for $3 each. You can pre-order your official apparel and lettering through your school. Each school entering the respective state series receives Cubby Hole Pre-Order instructions in a mailing from the IESA Office. Your official apparel can then be picked up at the state final site when you arrive.

Click on the Cubby Hole icon at the bottom of the home page of www.iesa.org to see the design(s) for this year's state final.

The Cubby Hole display and sales area will be located in the Indoor Batting Facility adjacent to the main gate of the stadium.