Meet to be held Saturday, May 9 at John Jacobs Track and Field Complex.
April 29, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma Track and Field program hosts its third and final regular season home meet of the year, the 2009 Sooner Twilight, this Saturday, May 9 at the John Jacobs Track and Field Complex. The meet will feature athletes from all four major Oklahoma schools as Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Tulsa compete along with the Arkansas men’s team, currently ranked No. 5 in the nation.
Saturday’s athletes will be looking to add their name to the NCAA Regional qualifying list as well as prepare for next weekend’s Big 12 Championships. The meet will also serve as the final tune up for the track facility before hosting the NCAA Midwest Regional, May 29-30.
Action Saturday begins at 11 a.m. with the men’s javelin. Running events begin at 2 p.m. with the women’s 4x100-meter relay. The last event, the men’s 4x400-meter relay, slated to commence at 4:25 p.m.
Entry: into all meets hosted by the University of Oklahoma will be by invitation only. Teams and individuals interested in competing must contact the meet director, Skip Pickens, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation. Please note that not all requests will be granted an invitation. In addition, priority will be given to Division I teams and individuals.
Events and Schedule: The information listed here is tentative. The number of entries will determine the final list of events, time schedule and number of heats. You will need to check our website following the close of entries (www.soonersports.com) for updated information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME SCHEDULE WILL BE REVISED.
ENTRY DEADLINE 6:00 PM (CDT) WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2009.
Entry Fee: $20.00 per accepted athlete and $20.00 per accepted relay. The maximum entry fee for a team is $300.00 per team, per gender ($300.00 for women, $300.00 for men). Payment is due at packet pick-up.
Entry Procedure: All entries are to be done online with Direct Athletics (www.directathletics.com). ONLY INVITED TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Phone or faxed entries will not be accepted.
If you do not have an account with Direct Athletics you will need to create one prior to entering the meet. To create an account with Direct Athletics, visit the website, click the “New Users Click Here” button, and then follow the instructions.
Accepted Entries: All accepted entries will be posted on our website as soon as possible following the close of entries (www.soonersports.com).
SCRATCHES: PLEASE EMAIL ALL SCRATCHES TO THE MEET DIRECTOR AS SOON AS YOU KNOW THEM. DOING SO WILL IMPROVE THE SEEDING OF THE MEET AND ALLOW US TO BETTER CARE FOR YOUR ATHLETES.
Meet Schedule: A tentative schedule will be posted shortly on our website – please note that this will be a late morning through afternoon meet and not an evening meet.
Packets: Coaches and athletes may pick up packets in the Mosier Center on Saturday, May 9 beginning at 9:00 am. YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK IN TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE.
Parking: Parking is available in the eastern most portion of the Duck Pond parking lot. Enter the lot from Brooks Street and head to the far east end (the end closest to the Duck Pond). A pedestrian gate on the northeast corner of the John Jacobs Track Facility is open to a sidewalk that crosses over to the entryway of the Mosier Indoor Facility. Because of classes on the Norman campus, only cars belonging to spectators and competitors parked in the east end of the lot will not be ticketed. Access to Brooks Street is possible from north or southbound Jenkins Avenue (the street that runs on the east side of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium).
Training Room: Athletic trainers will be present in the Mosier Center. Requests for use of specific training modalities may be made to our athletic training staff at (405) 325-8001.
Implement Weigh-In: Weights and Measures will be located in the northwest corner of the Mosier Center. All throwers must have their implements weighed-in at least one hour prior the start of their event.
Spikes: Spikes must not exceed 1/4". High jumpers may use 3/8" spikes. Though not required, pyramid spikes are preferred.
Results: Live, as well as final, results will be available on the University of Oklahoma Athletics website - www.soonersports.com. In addition, printed results will be available throughout the meet. You can also access live results through our timing group, deltatiming.com.
Meet Director: Skip Pickens