The 2018 Eastern Relays will be contested on Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st. Complete 2018 meet information is below.
The 2017 Eastern Relays Featured some remarkable, national class, performances.
- The story of the meet was distance powerhouse Rebecca Story (TN). She smashed the meet record, running 10:15.85 in the 3200m, 15th fastest nationally, and doubled back to run 4:56.79 for the mile. All-time KY great Michaela Reinhart finished 2nd in both running 10:25.26/5:01.24. They led 6 ladies under 11:00 and 16 under 11:20.
- The boys 3200m began tactically but finished fast with Dustin Horter(OH) laying down an 8:56.62 and fast finishing Yared Nuguse (KY) clocking 9:06.44. 10 runners broke 9:20 and 17 were under 9:30. Horter's time was 27thnationally and 7thamong underclassmen.
- Taylor Ewert (OH) set the pace in the ladies 2k Steeple, running 7:14.56, a top 50 national time. Her brother Ben Ewert (OH) followed up with 6:13.51 victory. He'd finish 2017 as the third fastest prep in the country.
- The sprint and hurdle times were hindered by the rainy weather, but still saw some great multi-state matchups. Isaiah McCall (KY) would go on to run the 15th and 28th fastest times in the country for 110/300m Hurdles later in the season after dispatching a strong field here.
- The pole vaulters found cover at Kentucky Elite Athletics and saw Tony Cappola (IN) win in 14'6 and Eli Darrough (MO) clear 14'. The girls vault saw Jordan Banker (MO) clear 12'6 and Emily Paden (OH) at 12'.
- One of the nation's best Antonio Villegas (IN) long jumped 23'1 despite less than ideal conditions.
In any conditions, the Eastern Relays hosted athletes, teams, and coaches from throughout the Southeast and Midwest infierce competition in 2017 and 2018 should bring some of the nation's best backto Louisville for a late April battle!
2018 Meet Information:
Sanctioning: We typically proactively complete the sanctioning process for KY, IN, OH, IL, MO, WV, and TN. Any schools from additional states wishing to participate should communicate early so you can also be included. Last year Indiana's sanction required that they be scored in a separate division so IN teams were ineligible for team awards.
Awards:Awards for First, Second, and Third Overall Team. Awards for the top 8 finishers in each individual event. Awards for the top 3 relays in each relay event. Scoring: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 for all events
Entry deadline:Online entries should be received by Monday April 16th, 2018. Any entries received after the deadline will be charged an additional $25 fee and may not be accepted at all. All athletes (including relay legs) are assigned a unique competitor number. There will be a $5 fee for athletes that lose their bib numbers or that are not included in the entries and need to be assigned a competitor number/bib on meet day.
Track Events: All track events are timed finals.
Field Events: Shot put, discus, long jump, and triple jump will be contested with 3 jumps/throws, with the top 9 athletes advancing to finals. During the preliminary round, all marks will be measured in the first round. During the subsequent rounds only marks that exceed the entry standard will be measured. Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, and Discus will contest an open section (no awards, non-scoring) on Friday night with the Invitational sections on Saturday. All field events, both open and invitational require a qualifying mark. For the High Jump and Pole Vault the starting height will be the entry standard. Depending on field size we may utilize 5-Alive or multiple pits broken up by entry height.
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