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2020 IATC Indoor Championships sponsored by FASST

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Site: University of Dubuque

Sanction: This is a sanctioned meet by the IGHSAU and IHSAA.  If your team has already competed in an outdoor meet, this meet will count towards your season meet limitation.  If your team has not already competed outdoors, then this meet does not count towards your season meet limitation.

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by 11:59PM (NO exceptions); Entries cannot be declared without online credit card payment.  More info about payment is below.

Entry Limitations: All events have an entry capacity and entries will be accepted based on performance.  Schedule and field size per event is listed at the bottom of the page.  Individual schools may enter up to three individuals per event (all 3 are eligible to score) and one squad per relay event per gender.

Entry Fees: $20 per individual with a maximum of $200 per gender.  Entries must be paid in full online through vbmeets before a team can declare its entries.  No payment = not entered.  For those paying via school check, the meet manager has the ability to reverse/refund payments.  Upon receipt of the check, the credit card will be refunded.  Additionally, meet manager has the ability to refund the individual entry fees for any entered athletes whose performances do not make the field if they are not on a relay card.

There are no other refunds of entry fees.  By registering your team, you understand that you are contracting a service with the IATC Indoor Championships and will be responsible for your entry fee even if you do not attend the event.  Any team that no-shows the event is taking lanes away from other athletes and failure to make payment for those entries will subject the school to a two-year probation from any IATC event or awards.

Entry Verification: All entries must either be 2020 indoor marks or be 2019 outdoor StateQualifying or StateMeet marks.  100m or 110HH/100mH will only be accepted to fill out the field sizes, all indoor times will be seeded before outdoor times in those events.  If you have a unique circumstance that limited the athlete from attaining a qualifying mark, then send the entry coordinator an e-mail.  The 2019 State Qualifying Meet results are currently posted on vbmeets/aspimeetz (search for 1A 2A 3A or 4A with a May 9, 2019 date) and the 2019 State Meet results are on both associations websites.

Seeding: For seeding purposes, 2019 outdoor SQM/State Meet marks will be reduced in quality by 6%.  Times will be multiplied by 1.06 and distances will be divided by 1.06.  Example: A 50.0 effort in the 400m will become 53.0 or a 50′ 0″ throw will become 47′ 2″.  Again, get an indoor mark if at all possible.  60m times will also be converted to 55m times using the USTFCCCA conversion factors.  Do not do any of these conversions yourself.  They will be handled by the entry coordinator.  For athletes who have ran both the 55m and 60m this indoor season, it is up to the coach entering the athlete to determine which is the higher quality seed.

Integrity: Due to the tight deadline, coaches must use integrity in entering their athletes.  Under no circumstances should marks be entered that have not been obtained in 2020 indoor competition or the 2019 outdoor meets identified.  Online registration through vbmeets will resemble Drake entries in that the date/location a mark was obtained must be entered.  Additionally, please only use last years’ outdoor SQM/State marks if your judgment tells you the athlete is on track to return to that fitness level.  Please don’t take away someone else’s spot by entering an outdoor 52sec time for the 400m if your runner is likely to run a 59sec for example.

Substitutions: Substitutions are not allowed in individual events as that circumvents the entry verification and seeding process.  Instead, a wait list will be implemented to account for athletes who scratch.  Please get scratches in as early as possible.  There are no refunds on scratched athletes.

Scoring: The meet will be scored to 8 places (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1) in all events.  In the event that three members from the same team are all in the top 8, all points earned will be awarded.  There will be a championship trophy awarded at the conclusion of the meet.

Results: 2019 results are available here: 2019 Results

Awards: Individuals placing in the top three as well as relay champions will be named to the All-Indoor Team and awarded All-Indoor t-shirts on the podium after their events are completed.  Awards Ceremonies will take place between heats throughout the competition.  The IATC will publish the All-Indoor Team the week after the meet.  Awards are sponsored by FASST Track.  Additionally, at the conclusion of the meet, an outstanding performer will be named and a team trophy presentation will take place.

Concessions: University of Dubuque will have a concession stand available on the mezzanine level.  All concession items must remain on the mezzanine level. Only water is allowed at the track level.

Outside Food & Drink: No outside food or drink is permitted in the facility.  No team coolers are allowed.  Water bottles are okay.

Clothing Sales: Event T-shirts will be available for purchase for $15.

Event Photos: Several photos from throughout the day will be shared on the event sponsor (FASST) facebook page: www.facebook.com/BeFASST

Spectator Admission: Admission is $10 for ages 10 and up.  Ages under 10 are admitted free.

Spectator Seating: Limited seating is available at track level and capacity will be monitored throughout the day.  Additional spectator seating is available on the mezzanine level overlooking the track.

Parking: Spectators/visitors may park in any parking space on the University of Dubuque campus. Please park only in designated stalls. Anyone parked illegally is subject to ticket and tow at owner’s expense.

Website Update: The info contained on this page is current as of a November 14, 2019 update.

Coach’s Packet: Complete coach’s packet with more details including bus parking, warm-up/check-in procedures, etc… is available here: 2020 Championship Manual

Access to facility: Teams coming from out of town will be allowed to use the track Friday evening from 3pm – 7pm.

Dubuque Visitor/Travel/Hotel Info: Please refer to the following sheet of info prepared by Travel Dubuque which provides additional info for travelers to the city: Travel Dubuque Flyer

Entry Coordinator and Contact Information

Eric Cogdill
Phone:  515-460-0699 (text only between 7AM-6PM; calls between 6PM-10PM)

Track Location:

The track is located on the University of Dubuque campus.
Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center
McCormick St
Dubuque, Iowa  52001

Entries:

All coaches must use the on-line registration.
On-Line Entries Will Close: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by 11:59PM (NO exceptions)

BOYS Entry Registration Link:  https://www.vbmeets.com/30255

GIRLS Entry Registration Link:  https://www.vbmeets.com/30256

Unattached athletes:

We had questions last year regarding unattached athletes.  Please follow the guidance regarding unattached athletes from the IGHSAU/IAHSAA released in their April 2018 memo.  While this memo was in reference to several late March/early April weather cancellations and impact on Drake qualifying, it aligns with the event sanctions we have to host this meet.  The relevant text follows: “students need to represent their school (they cannot run unattached), and the students must be accompanied by an authorized coach. A parent without a coaching authorization cannot take his/her child to a meet in order for the child to qualify for the Drake Relays.”

Scratches:

Any coach with scratches after midnight Wednesday should get those in as soon as possible.  A preliminary set of entries/performances will be e-mailed through vbmeetz as soon as complete and it will be posted to this site as soon as possible on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  It will show alternates.  It will also show original mark with converted mark.  If a coach has any scratches, it will be greatly appreciated to notify the Entry Coordinator via e-mail as soon as possible so that the next available athlete can be invited to compete.  Again, no refunds on scratched athletes and no substitutions in individual events.

Final heat sheets should be posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  Posted here: 2019 Heat Sheets

Updated schedule for 2019 is posted here: 2019 Schedule

Tentative Schedule and Defined Field Size:

Field Events
11:00am  Boys Long Jump (36 entries, top9 to finals)
11:00am  Girls High Jump (24 entries, opening height 4′ 8″)
11:00am  Girls Shot Put (36 entries, top9 to finals)
1:30pm  Girls Long Jump (36 entries, top9 to finals)
1:30pm  Boys High Jump (24 entries, opening height 5′ 8″)
1:30pm  Boys Shot Put (36 entries, top9 to finals)

Running Events
11:00am  Girls 4x800m Relay (32 teams, 2 sections)
11:30am  Boys 4x800m Relay (32 teams, 2 sections)
12:00pm  Girls 55m Dash Prelims (56 entries, 7 sections, top16 advance to finals)
12:30pm  Boys 55m Dash Prelims (56 entries, 7 sections, top16 advance to finals)
1:00pm  Girls 55m Hurdle Prelims (48 entries, 6 sections, top16 advance to finals)
1:25pm  Boys 55m Hurdle Prelims (48 entries, 6 sections, top16 advance to finals)
1:50pm  Girls 400m Dash Finals (25 entries, 5 sections)
2:10pm  Boys 400m Dash Finals (25 entries, 5 sections)
2:30pm  Girls 1500m Run (45 entries, 3 sections)
2:55pm  Boys 1600m Run (45 entries, 3 sections)
3:15pm  Girls 55m Dash Finals (2 sections)
3:25pm  Boys 55m Dash Finals (2 sections)
3:35pm  Girls 55m Hurdles Finals (2 sections)
3:45pm  Boys 55m Hurdles Finals (2 sections)
3:55pm  Girls 800m Run (45 entries, 3 sections)
4:15pm  Boys 800m Run (45 entries, 3 sections)
4:35pm  Girls 4x200m Relay (20 teams, 4 sections)
5:00pm  Boys 4x200m Relay (20 teams, 4 sections)
5:20pm  Girls 3000m Run (20 entries, 1 section)
5:35pm  Boys 3200m Run (20 entries, 1 section)
5:50pm  Girls 4x400m Relay (25 entries, 5 sections)
6:20pm  Boys 4x400m Relay (25 entries, 5 sections)