2019 NBNO Final Meet Information

Welcome to the 2019 New Balance Outdoor National Championships. The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation is thrilled to be hosting the finest high school track and field athletes in the nation, June 13-16. 

Note: Stay tuned to this page for updates as the 2019 meet draws closer.

Whether it is your first time coming to the national championships in Greensboro NC, or if you have competed here before, here are some things you are going to need to know before you arrive:


MEET SITE

North Carolina A&T
Aggie Stadium and Irwin Belk Track
1601 East Market St
Greensboro, NC 27401


THE OFFICIAL UPDATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS CAN BE FOUND AT:

http://www.nationalscholastic.org/nbon/schedule/
Please do not rely on other media outlets for the schedule.  We cannot guarantee that any other sites have updated their websites as we make changes.
 

WAIVER AND RELEASE

A signed meet Waiver is required for participation in the New Balance Nationals Outdoors and, for the 2019 Championships, we have a new digital form with SignNow.com!

ONLINE WAIVER for 2019 NBNO (https://signnow.com/s/oCkAGZPG)

This waiver MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED ONLINE before you can pick up your packet at NBNO. Packets will not be distributed without the signed Waiver and athletes who do not complete this will not be permitted to compete at the meet.

* For athletes under the age of 18 years ("Minors"), the Waiver must be signed by a parent, legal guardian or other person with the legal capacity to sign on behalf of the parent or legal guardian of the athlete. Athletes 18 years of age and older may sign the Waiver themselves.

Coaches should forward THIS LINK (https://signnow.com/s/oCkAGZPG) to their athletes and parents and check with them to make sure they have all signed.

ONLINE WAIVER for 2019 NBNO (https://signnow.com/s/oCkAGZPG)

* For purposes of this Waiver and Release, “Minor” is described as an individual under the age of 18 years, except in the states of Alabama and Nebraska, in which case “Minor” is an individual under the age of 19 years.


RACE DAY APP

The NSAF is proud to again bring you the exciting and innovative Race Day app at NBNO 2019. Visit the App Store or Google Play Store and download the FREE NSAF Race Day App for all things NBNO: Race schedule, heat sheets, instant results and much, much more.


ADMISSION/COACHES WRISTBANDS

Admission for athletes is via their competition number for all meet days. Each school will receive one coach's admission bracelet per team of two or more athletes. For individual or unattached athletes, an admission bracelet will be given if the person accompanying the athlete is the actual athlete's team coach.

When coaches pick up the packet with their individual athlete, please be able to present on of the following; state coaches association card, USATF coaches registry or some type of supporting documentation or credential that shows you are a coach. This will expedite the packet pick up process.

All parents accompanying athletes will be expected to purchase an admission ticket at the prices below. All general admission tickets can be purchased at the door, cash or credit.

All athletes must be accompanied by a parent or coach when picking up a packet.  Any athlete unaccompanied by a parent or coach must present a photo ID or a valid USATF card to receive bib number.


ADMISSION PRICES

(cash or credit cards accepted)
Adults:  $15 per day for Thursday, Friday and Saturday; $20 for Sunday.
Under 10 years: Free

Ticket Pricing  
Thursday Admission $15.00
Friday Admission $15.00
Saturday Admission $15.00
Sunday Admission $20.00
Children, under 10 FREE

If you pre ordered tickets, they can be picked up at the advanced ticket booth at admissions.


PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE

Skip the line, purchase your tickets now at NBNtix.com!

You can purchase NBNO e-tickets for each of the four days at NBNtix.com, which redirects to our ticket purchase page with our partners at UNation.com. This is a great chance to avoid a lengthy admission line and be able to scan your e-ticket when you arrive at the meet. Tickets are $15 each for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions, and $20 for the Sunday session – which includes the largest number of track and field event finals and the opening ceremonies.


PACKET PICK UP/BACKPACK INFO

North Carolina A&T @ Aggie Stadium 
Wednesday, June 12th: 3PM-7PM
Thursday, June 13th:  7:30AM-6:30PM
Friday, June 14th: 8AM-7PM 
Saturday, June 15th: 8AM-7PM 
Sunday, June 16th: 7:15AM-3PM

Packet pick-up is located in southwest corner, to the right of the main entrance to the stadium.
This area will also act as athlete/coach entrance.
All spectators enter through the main ticket gates under the press box on west side of venue.

Please do not bring your entire team to the packet pickup line. 
Packets are arranged in alphabetical order by team/club name or by individual, depending on how you registered.
Athlete bib numbers will be in packets. Bibs allow athletes entry to the facility.
Athlete bib numbers must be worn on the front of the jersey (except pole vault).
To receive backpack, take ENTIRE bib number to backpack pick up.  Tickets must be attached to bib number to be redeemed.  DO NOT remove backpack ticket from bib.  New Balance personnel will remove the ticket to complete the process.
Backpack pick up is directly behind packets, enter the gate and turn left.
Backpack customization is directly across from backpack pick up.


COACHES HOSPITALITY ROOM

All coaches are invited to visit the hospitality room for coaches presented by our partners at New Balance.  The hospitality room will be located in the locker room in the fieldhouse (look for the signs).
Hours for hospitality room will be:
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3pm


REPLACEMENT BIBS

Replacement bib fee for lost or stolen bib number is $20.00. Note that replacement bib numbers are NOT eligible for a souvenir backpack.


LOST OR STOLEN BACKPACKS

NSAF and New Balance are not responsible for lost or stolen backpacks.  Please take advantage of the free bag check during your event.  Bag check is located beside the clerking area.


FINALISTS AND AWARDS

Immediately after each event final, the top 6 finishers must report to awards area on the infield.


RELAY BATONS

The NSAF is proud to work with our exclusive baton partner relaybatons.com to provide commemorative custom batons to each relay team entered. These do not need to be used in the meet. Commemorative All-American batons (top 6 relay teams in the championship relays) will be handed out at the awards tent immediately following each relay.
There will be no Junior High, Freshman or Emerging Elite awards ceremonies. Awards can be picked up at the Awards Table.
 

RELAY CARDS

All coaches must fill in relay cards and submit to the clerk at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of each relay. Relay cards are available at the clerking area.
 

HOTEL SHUTTLES TO THE TRACK and REGISTRATION

The NSAF is pleased to once again offer free a shuttle service between both meet hotels -- the Marriott and Sheraton -- and the Irwin Belk Track. Shuttle schedule can be found here: http://www.nationalscholastic.org/nbon/shuttles/.


MEDICAL

NSAF medical staff will be on site all weekend with physicians, trainers, and massage therapists. Medical is located next to clerking in the northeast corner of the track, near the 200m start.
Fluids:  Greensboro can be very warm and humid!  We will provide fluids at each field event as well as on the infield near the finish line.  We strongly encourage athletes to bring a water bottle which they can fill from the dispensers at the competition areas.


INCLEMENT WEATHER

In the case of inclement weather, the meet will be postponed when meet management and meet officials deem necessary.  The event will continue when weather passes.  Please follow all information from public address announcers and go to the NSAF Race Day App for any and all updates and changes.


WARMUP

Athletes may warm up in the designated warm up area in the field on the east side of the stadium. All warm ups must be done between the flagged areas.


SPIKES

Only ¼” pyramid spikes are allowed on the track.


ATHLETE CHECK IN/CLERKING

All athletes must report to the clerking area at least 60 minutes prior to start of event. Clerking area is located in the northeast corner of the stadium. No PA announcements or event calls will be made.  An adjusted check in schedule will be posted in the warm up area.  Athletes and coaches are responsible for knowing the event schedule.


STARTING BLOCKS

Per USATF rules, starting blocks MUST be used in events whose distances are 400 meters or less and athletes must start in a fully “down” position.


SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY

The passing zone begins 1.22 meters in front of each starting line. The outgoing runner must be motionless and may not leave the starting line until the incoming runner’s torso breaks the plane of the passing zone  The hurdle heights and distances between hurdles from the 100/110m hurdles are used. The maximum number of teams per section is four.


FIELD EVENTS

Flight assignment by performance list: best flight last, random within the flight.


TRACK EVENTS

(800m, Mile, 2 Mile, Relays)
Heat assignment by performance list, with "fastest" heat running last.


THROWING IMPLEMENTS

Implement inspection will be conducted at the site of the competition beginning 2 hours prior to the scheduled start of each event. Implement inspection will be available from 7am-6pm Thursday, 8am-6pm Friday, 7:30am-6pm Saturday, and 8am-2pm on Sunday.  Implement inspection is located in the shed behind the hammer cage.


VAULT POLES

Vault poles can be stored under the bleaches or in the shed by the discus/hammer area. There is no weight certification for poles.  USATF rules do not require it.


FALSE START

One false start disqualifies the person who committed the offense.


PROTESTS

Protests must be in writing and submitted at the Solutions Tent in the front of the stadium next to Packet Pickup. For clarity and expediency, please use the Protest Form which may be downloaded HERE or picked up at the Solutions Tent. Written protests must be accompanied by a $50 cash-only protest fee, which will be refunded if the protest is determined in the protester's favor.  Protests which are denied may be appealed to the Jury of Appeals. That request may be submitted at the Solutions Table accompanied by a $50 cash-only fee which will be refunded if the original protest decision is reversed. The decision of the Jury of Appeals is final.

Protests must be filed within 30 minutes of the posting of the results of a given event. The fee is refunded if the protest/appeal is upheld.


SECURITY

We will maintain an area for the temporary storage of your articles of clothing while you are racing. It will be a secured area. Please do not leave any of your personal items unattended.


ACCESSIBILITY TO TRACK PRIOR TO MEET

Athletes are welcome to use the track and field facilities during non-competition hours, from 3:00pm through 7:00pm, Wednesday, June 13.


ELECTRICAL DEVICES

Athletes will not be permitted to use any type of electrical devices in the competition area, including cell phones.


TENTS

Teams may place tents in top 10 rows on the visitors side of the track (the stands not on the press box side). Tents cannot be placed in the walkway areas, on the press box side of the bleachers or outside the gates leading into the track.


ENTRIES/START LISTS/HEAT SHEETS

Entries and preliminary start lists have been posted and will be updated at least daily each successive day of the meet, with seeding and specific race assignments ON THIS PAGE and will also be posted at the registration site at Irwin Belk Track.

 

More detailed meet information can be found at: http://www.nationalscholastic.org/nbon/

Thank you again for attending the 2019 NBNO.  Best of luck to all competitors!
 

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