Entry Procedure

The meet takes place under National High School Federation rules and Illinois High School Association rules. All participants must represent their high school and compete in their high school uniform. “Unattached” competition is not allowed.

Online registration opens on February 15, 2018 and closes on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST. Only athletes entered via the online process at Athletic.net will be considered for entry into the meet. No faxed or e-mailed entries will be considered.

An athlete may enter multiple events, but may only race in one. If an athlete makes the Top 32 cut in multiple events, they will be asked to declare their intended race by Monday, April 16 at noon. If no declaration is received from the athlete or coach, they will be placed in the event where they hold the highest seed. Finalized entries will be posted online on Wednesday, April 18 after 3:00 pm.

Qualifying Marks for Entry Consideration

An athlete may submit a verifiable mark run anytime between the start of the 2017 track season and Saturday, April 14, 2018. The marks listed below are the minimums needed to enter an athlete for consideration. In the Distance Medley Relay, simply enter an estimated time based on season best times of the athletes who plan to compete.

Achieving the marks below DOES NOT ensure entry. If the athlete meets the minimum standard, they then move into the “consideration pool” where only the Top 32 verified marks in each event will make the cut to compete. When entering your athlete, please provide the date and meet where the mark was run. Manually timed marks will be adjusted. Upon request, proof of results must be provided.

Minimum Marks Required for Registration

GIRLS

3200 meter run (32 entries) - 11:50.00

1600 meter run (32 entries) - 5:25.00

800 meter run (32 entries) - 2:27.00

Open 1600 meter run for emerging athletes (16 entries) - 5:45.00

Distance Medley Relay (12 entries) - Estimate

BOYS

3200 meter run (32 entries) - 9:55.00

1600 meter run (32 entries) - 4:35.00

800 meter run (32 entries) - 2:04.00

Freshmen 1600 meter run (16 entries) - 4:55.00

Distance Medley Relay (12 entries) - Estimate


Entry Fees

Entry fee payment is to be made on meet day (at packet pickup) by cash, personal check, or school check. Checks should be made payable to Palatine High School. Athletes will not be allowed to compete unless fees have been paid. At this point, there is no online payment.  


Online Registration

1.     Access the meet page via Athletic.net

2.     Follow the online instructions to register your athlete(s). You will need to create an Athletic.net account if your team does not already possess one.

3.     If you enter a F.A.T. time you will need to place an “a” after the time when entering the mark. This indicates to the server that it is an F.A.T. time, and it will not be adjusted. All hand-timed entries will be adjusted by adding 0.24.

4.     In the Comments field, enter the date and name of the meet where the mark was run. These comments help the meet personnel to verify the legitimacy of the entered mark (if necessary).

community race registration

Those wishing to run in the three open community races can sign-up at the field building at the northwest corner of Chic Anderson Stadium upon arrival. The cost is $10 per athlete (payable by either check or cash), and the race will start on the waterfall and be timed by hand.