Eastern Relays 2021 Meet Information
This years event will feature several deviations from the normal Eastern Relays, with the goal of meeting all of our state (KHSAA), district (JCPS), and general best practices for COVID-19 safety. Our goal is to provide an incredible, high quality competitive event AND a safe place for all athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators.
Eastern Relays @ Eastern High School
The meet will take place at Eastern HS's newly renovated home track instead of our typical venue at the University of Louisville.
Friday May 7th- Middle School Mile and Eastern Relays 3200m
Information about Saturday's Middle School Mile and 3200m including registration links are posted at Eastern Relays Friday. While the Saturday sections are password protected to strictly limit to 16 teams the Friday sessions are open for entries, broken into sessions.
Saturday May 8th- Full Schedule of events (including steeplechase) limited to 16 full teams.
*The KHSAA has restricted regular season meets in Kentucky to 16 teams. Our Friday 3200m will be broken into sections, based on seed times with no more than 16 teams represented per section. Our Saturday event will be limited to 16 teams, with the goal of selecting 16 high quality teams representing the area based in previous Eastern Relays performances, state meet performances, and our best judgment.
Saturday May 8th: The Saturday events will be limited to 16 boys teams and 16 girls teams, no individuals and partial teams will be included at this time. These teams will receive and invitation via email with a registration password.
Open Events Session (8:30am start time)
We will plan to allow each team to make 3 entries into the open Mile and 100m.
Unified Long Jump
Unified Shot Put
Invitational Events (10:00am Start Time)
All 16 teams entered in the Invitational Meet on Saturday will be allowed 1 relay entry per event and 2 individual entries per individual event. Teams may earn additional entries if more athletes have met the Eastern Relays Qualification Standards, Entry Standards
. We may also accept additional athletes based on the descending order list to achieve the desired field sizes and give more athletes the opportunity to compete.
Field Events Group #1
Girls Pole Vault, Boys & Girls Long Jump, Boys Shot, Girls Disc, Boys HJ
Session 1: 100/110m hurdles, 4x800m relay, 100m dash, Unified 2x50m, 4x200m relay,
Session 2: Mile run, Unified 4x100m, 4x100m relay, 400m dash, Unified 2x200m, 800m run,
Session 3: 300m hurdles, 200m dash, 2000m Steeplechase, 4x400m relay
Field Events Group #2
Boys Pole Vault, Boys & Girls Triple Jump, Girls Shot, Boys Disc, Girls HJ
Note: The sessions are intended to allow us to maximize both participant numbers and spectator numbers while still achieving ample space for social distancing and remaining below our mandated capacity threshold.
Invitational 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.
Fee: The team fee for the Saturday portion of Eastern Relays is $100 per gender per school. This includes both open and invitational events on Saturday. There is a separate fee for participation in Friday's 3200m races.
The KHSAA is not granting any NFHS sanctions in spring 2021, but has indicated that all bordering states are cleared to compete at Eastern Relays. It is also a requirement that any participating school must be within 300 miles of the Indiana border to participate. If clarification is required please email email@example.com.
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
Online entries should be received by Sunday May 2nd, 2021. 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 weekend. Teams and athletes competing on both Friday and Saturday will need their same bibs & packets both days.
We will hope to most more complete info in the coming week, but have the 2020 meet info below.
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Why do coaches and athletes love the Eastern Relays?
Why exceptional athletes & teams love Eastern Relays...
For many teams and athletes who are the best in their local community, region, or state it can be a challenge to find great competition to push them to be their best. Those exceptional teams and athletes love Eastern Relays because every year there are national class competitors and many of the best teams from OH, TN, IN, IL, MO, WV, and KY.
The great competition at Eastern Relays prepares these athletes and teams for the intense competition they will face at state and national championship meets!
Why really deep teams love Eastern Relays...
The qualifying system for Eastern Relays allows exceptionally deep teams (including NXN qualifying cross country programs) to race LOTS of their athletes. For some of the deepest and best teams in the area weekly invitationals often limit teams 2 runners per event and All-comers style meets dont offer high-caliber competition. The Eastern Relays allows teams to enter ALL athletes who meet the qualifying mark and ALL may score. Great runners should not be punished for having great teammates!
National Class Races, Close(r) to Home:
Many of the nations best track meets happen on the coasts. Eastern Relays prides itself on being one of the best meets in the middle of the country. Year in and year out the states surrounding Kentucky produce some of the best athletes in the country (despite variable weather and the seasonal challenges we all face).
Some athletes are able to hop on a plane to race in California or elsewhere, but for most teams and athletes the cost (or sanctioning) prevents that.
Eastern Relays is within a 5 hour drive of Chicago, Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Nashville, St. Louis, and lots of other areas with great runners in between. These areas are talent hotbeds as evidenced by results at Foot Locker and Nike Cross in the fall, as well as all the national track meets in the winter, spring, and summer! Save money on a plane ticket and drive to the ville!
All entries must be submitted electronically using the entry portal at http://easternrelays.milesplit.com. It is important that valid results for your team are included on the milesplit database. If any of your meets are not included in the milesplit database please send digital results to your state's milesplit editor or firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams may enter all athletes who meet the entry marks, and all may score. Note, qualifying marks will not be accepted from meets that do not produce digital results.
Enter online: http://easternrelays.milesplit.com
Registration help: http://il.milesplit.com/pages/Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions
Athletes Not Seeding Correctly
All entries should be based on lifetime best marks including both indoor and outdoor performances. If you are having trouble please begin by emailing your state's milesplit editor (contact info for your state is at the bottom of your state's milesplit page). If you have any persistent issues that your state editor cannot resolve, please contact Meet Director Mike Horan (email@example.com) and KY editor Chris Hawboldt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
General Registration Reminder
Please make every effort to get entries in sooner rather than later. The deadline is Midnight on Sunday but getting things in earlier will allow any questions on the entry process to be answered in a timely fashion.
Please look to meet information links on http://easternrelays.milesplit.com before emailing a question. We will have well over 100 teams participating in the meet.
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