2018 USATF Regional Meet Details and Short Thursday Practice

Thursday Practice:

Sherwood athletes, practice will be 1 hour long from 5:30-6:30pm. Nike and NE Portland parents please arrive a little early as practice will likely be short, finishing around 6:00pm, and we do not want athletes standing out in the cold, especially a few days out from Regionals.

Important information regarding regionals below.  Please read all.

Declared Entries

Thank you to everyone who was prompt with your declaration.  We are only waiting on a couple to declare, but everyone else should show up on the roster below.  IF ANYONE'S PLANS CHANGE OR YOU DON'T THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP.  IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP AND DON'T RUN, YOU MAY BE PREVENTING ANOTHER ONE OF OUR ATHLETES FROM RUNNING.

Regionals Roster 

Regionals Payment

If you are racing Regionals and have not paid for registration, it can be paid here. If you have multiple athletes racing, please pay seperately. This is the preferred payment method but we will accept check and cash through Saturday.

Meet Schedule (Saturday, November 17th):

9:00 AM - 8&U Girls
9:30 AM - 8&U Boys
10:00 AM - 9-10 Girls
10:30 AM - 9-10 Boys
11:00 AM - 11-12 Girls
11:30 PM - 11-12 Boys
12:00 PM - 13-14 Girls
12:30 PM - 13-14 Boys

**Please arrive at least 1 hour before your race**

Course Maps 

Course Location - Franklin Park, Yakima, WA
The course will be open to jog at 3 PM on Friday if anyone will be up in Yakima.  We will not be meeting as a team to do so, but feel free to do a walk-jog of the course.

2k Course
3k Course
4k Course

Meet Parking

Apparently parking will be an issue and there are specific instructions for overflow parking.  Please read below.  We've been told it will be evident when you arrive.

There are close to 100 parking spots at either Franklin Middle School or the Yakima Museum.

Additional parking on any surface streets EXCEPT Stanley Blvd. 23rd is on the west side of the park, Chestnut is on the north side of the park, and 19th is on the east side of the park. You can also park one or two blocks further back but please make sure you do not block anyone’s driveway.

Central Lutheran parking lot will also be open on Saturday. If all of that parking is taken up, more parking is available on the south side of Tie-in Drive but please use the cross-walk which is by 21st Ave as this is a busy street.

Qualification Process For Nationals

The top 5 teams (8 athletes per team) and the top 30 individuals at regionals will qualify for nationals.  Unlike the state meet where we split our rosters to try and qualify as many teams as possible for regionals, we will focus on trying to qualify one team from regionals to nationals.  For any of our teams, the top 8 BTC finishers at regionals will fill the spots on the nationals team, regardless of which team on they are entered under for regionals.  In other words, an athlete entered on a "B" team for regionals can still make the nationals team if they finish in the top 8 BTC finishers at regionals.