Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Simplot Games Info & Schedule

Athlete Check-In: The Running Event check-in tables are located at the southwest end of the Arena Floor. Girls are to check in at one table and boys at the other. Field Event participants will check in at the field event location.
Athletes and coaches must listen to the Announcer for calls. All athletes participating in the running events must check in at the Clerk’s tables. After checking in, the athlete must go to the marshaling area. Once an athlete checks in and enters the marshaling area, they must stay there until escorted to the starting area. No athletes will be allowed to enter the marshaling area after the clerks have checked through the heats (3rd call). If athletes are late to check-in, they will be disqualified even if the race has not been run yet.
First call will be approximately 20 minutes before the event. Second call at 15 minutes before the event. Last call is 10 minutes before the event. If an athlete is not checked in by the last call, they will automatically be scratched.
Athlete Warm-Up: Athletes may warm up in designated areas only. An athlete warming up inside of the flagged-off area or in the hallways may be disqualified.
Arena Practice Times: Arrangements have been made for the Simplot Games participants to practice at the Holt Arena on Wednesday 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday 2:00-4:00 p.m., Friday 7-8:15 a.m. and Saturday 7-7:45 a.m. Simplot Games volunteers will be setting up for the meet and there will be some ISU athletes working out at this time. All Simplot Games athletes should conduct themselves in a proper manner and show consideration to the ISU athletes who will also be using the facilities.
Footwear: Because of the wood track and large number of athletes, spiked shoes will not be allowed in the preliminary races on Thursday and Friday. Spiked shoes ARE allowed in the Thursday preliminaries in the Boys and Girls 60m Hurdles for safety concerns.  Spiked shoes are allowed for all Saturday event finals. Only 3/16″ needle spikes will be allowed and are available for purchase at the Simplot Games Store in the northeast corner of Holt Arena. In the jumping events, spikes of ¼” are allowed for both preliminaries and finals. Athletes footwear will be checked prior to each event.
For Friday’s preliminary races, athletes will need a flat, rubber-soled shoe. Removing the spikes from a spiked shoe and leaving just the plastic plate is not acceptable and very dangerous as the shoes slip on the wooden track.
Idaho State University: Simplot Games participants are guests of Idaho State University and should be courteous and respectful of college students who are in class. ISU has generously opened many of their recreational facilities at Reed Gym and the Pond Student Union Building to Simplot Games participants who wear the current Simplot Games T-shirt. Participants may use the bowling, billiards and other facilities (except for the climbing wall) at the ISU student rate. If under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult (coach or adult accompanying team).
Locker Rooms: Male athletes will dress and shower in locker rooms on the southeast side of Holt Arena. Female athletes will use the northeast locker rooms. Towels will not be provided. Please supply your own. Simplot Games cannot be responsible for any items left in the locker room during the meet or left in the bleachers throughout the meet. Each team is responsible for providing their own locks to protect possessions.
Lost and Found: During the meet, all Lost and Found items will be turned into the Information table. At the conclusion of the meet, Lost and Found items may be claimed upon identification by contacting the Simplot Games office at 208-235-5604.
Medical Facilities: The Simplot Games Medical Director, Dr. Jared Price, supervises a volunteer staff that provide medical services during the Simplot Games.  These volunteers include doctors, physician assistants and student physician assistants, athletic trainers and student athletic trainers, and student massage therapists.  Medical services will be available on the east end of the turf during the competition.  Any athlete needing attention will be able to report to this area. Treatments cannot be given without the coach’s approval and the coach should accompany athletes to the training area or room. Athletic trainers are not available for rub downs, but athletes and coaches are welcome to use the tables for that purpose. All emergency medical needs will be treated at Portneuf Medical Center.
Program: One program per team will be issued for the meet and will be included in the packet. Saturday’s day-sheet finals will be available for purchase for $1 in the Simplot Games Store. Programs will be available for purchase at the arena and the Simplot Games Store.
Souvenirs: Simplot Games apparel, T-shirts, bags, posters, pins, etc., will be available for purchase in the Simplot Games Store located in the blue and white tent on the northeast corner of the turf.
Spectators: Admission is free. Coaches, spectators, and all athletes who are not warming up or competing, are asked to remain in the stands throughout the meet. No one is allowed to stand against the railings. Everyone must be seated in the stands.
Hillcrest Thursday Schedule:
4:30 pm Boys 3200m Run Prelims
5:40 pm Girls 3200m Run Prelims
6:35 pm Boys 1600m Run Prelims
8:40 pm Girls 1600m Run Prelims

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