Nokia Sugar Bowl Classic
Mar 24-25, 2006 at Johnny Jacobs Playground, Marrero LA

a DyeStat featured meet


Meet Information

Tad Gormley Site: Tad Gormley Stadium located in New Orleans' City Park.  The track has an 8 (48") lane, polyurethane surface.  All runways, including the javelin, are synthetic. Maximum of ¼" spikes are allowed.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $35.00 per team. Boys and Girls are considered separate teams.  The entry fee must be received on or before March 21, 2006. Entries from teams that have not submitted an entry fee by March 21 will be deleted from the meet. School check, personal check or money orders are acceptable and should be made payable to the Nokia Sugar Bowl

Mail entry fee checks and Registration form to:       
Nokia Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic
4705 Orleans Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70121

Entry Procedure: Entries must be submitted online via Direct Athletics between 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 18 (CST) and 3:00 PM (CST) on Tuesday, March 21.
Go to for instructions. 

Entry Limits:  Louisiana High School Athletic Association rules state that an individual may compete in a maximum of four (4) events.  This can be any combination of field, running or relay events. Each school is limited to two athletes per event and one relay team in each of the contested relay races.

Entry Deadline: The deadline to submit / change entries to Direct Athletics is Tuesday, March 21st at 3:00 PM CST.

Host Hotel:      Hilton New Orleans Riverside
                        Located at the foot of Poydras Street on the Mississippi River
                        Special Room Rate of $89 / night if you book by March 3, 2006
Call 504-561-0500 and ask for the special Nokia Sugar Bowl Track Meet rate.

Qualifying Procedure:
Prelims will be held in the 100, 200, 400, 100/110 Hurdles & 300 Hurdles. The winner of each heat will automatically qualify for the finals. The number of remaining qualifiers will be determined by the number of heats and will be based on times.  Sixteen (16) athletes in each event will qualify from the prelims to the finals.  The final will be run in two heats, with the top eight times from the prelims running in the second section.

800 Meters: All but the top 12 - 14 entries (based on submitted times) will run in heats against time on Friday.  The top 12 - 14 entries will run in one heat on Saturday. 

1600 & 3200 Meters: All but the top 12-14 entries will run in heats on Saturday morning. The top 12-14 entries will run in one heat on Saturday afternoon. Check on Thursday, March 23 to determine when your distance athletes will compete.

Relays: The 4 x 800 relay will run heats against time on Friday afternoon.  All other relays will be run heats against time on Saturday afternoon.  Coaches will be asked to serve as relay exchange zone judges.  Assignments will be in your team packet.

Field Events:
Each competitor will get three attempts in the prelims.  The top 10 will advance to the final and get three additional attempts.  In the High Jump and Pole Vault, each competitor will get three attempts per height (or until three consecutive misses have occurred).
There will be minimum standards enforced in the throws and horizontal jumps. No attempt will be measured unless the minimum standard has been achieved.  Athletes will be allowed to jump or throw out of order in the final so as to not make participants wait on those competing in other events.  The minimum standards are as follows:

Event                                       Girls                                         Boys
Shot Put                                 25'                                           38'
Discus                                    65'                                           100'
Javelin                                   70'                                           120'
Long Jump                             13'                                           18'6”
Triple Jump                           30'                                           37'
Opening Heights:    HJ           4'4"                                          5'6"
          PV         7' 6”                                         10'6"

Gill Athletics will provide all of the throwing implements that will be used in the meet.  Only these implements will be allowed during both prelims and finals,
 No personal implements will be allowed.
Awards:  Custom design Brooks Running - Nokia Sugar Bowl Track & Field Classic
t - shirts will be presented to the top three finishers in each event.  Boys and Girls team champion and runner-up trophies will be presented to the top two teams.  Outstanding Field and Outstanding Track performer awards will be presented in both divisions. 

Student Meet Workers:
Local participating teams may be asked to supply one student worker to help with the track meet. These students will be asked to work a maximum of two hours, helping with field events.  Out of town teams will not be asked to supply helpers.

Medical Attention: A certified athletic trainer will be on site for the treatment of minor injuries.  Coaches must assume the responsibility for their athletes at all times, and should make certain that the athletes are fit to compete.

Admission:               *******VERY IMPORTANT******

 Athletes must be dressed in their team uniform in order to be admitted free of charge.  Athletes in street clothes WILL NOT be admitted free of charge even if they are not competing that day. Please make sure that your athletes are aware of this policy. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
All athletes must enter through the athlete gate at the Roosevelt Mall entrance to the stadium.  Athletes will not be allowed to enter the stadium via vehicle.
Louisiana coaches should use their LHSCA card for admission.  Out of state coaches will have tickets in their team packets. Each team will be allowed one manager/trainer, who will be admitted on a coaches ticket.   General admission is $4.00 for anyone 13 years of age and over.  12 and under will be admitted free of charge. 

Bus Parking:
Teams are asked to drop off their athletes at the Roosevelt Mall entrance and then park their bus inside of stadium gates via the Marconi entrance. Please do not park buses along Roosevelt Mall. There will be no spectator parking inside of the stadium. 

Questions:  Mike Corn · (504) 734-7902 home · (504) 220-8273 cell · [email protected]
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