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Entry Fee
Check In
Meet Requirements
Uniforms
Team Scoring
Competition
Protest
Officials
Results
Meet Passes 
Programs
TShirts
Locker Rooms
Hospitality
Trainer
Ticket Prices
Parking
Host Hotel Information
Reservations
Food/Beverages
Directions
Airport Information

ENTRY FEE                           
$20 per each athlete on the roster.  Please make checks payable to Howard Community College.  Please mail to:
Howard Community College
ATTN: Diane Schumacher, AD
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia Md 21044

Entry fees, if mailed, must be received prior to Thursday, May 9, or will be collected at check-in.  

CHECK IN

For early arrivals, Wednesday May 8, 2013, head coaches can check in at the main office of the Athletic and Fitness Center, from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Head Coaches must check in on Thursday, May 9, by 2:00 pm with our Athletic Committee located on the track.  Any conflicts must be arranged ahead of time. Teams not declaring on time will be deleted from the meet.  No scratches allowed after the May 5th deadline.


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MEET REQUIREMENTS

(Please review the 2013 NJCAA Rulebook and NJCAA Handbook)

Honest effort rules are in effect. See rulebook.    
All entered athletes must be qualifiers, see qualifying marks.
    
1 white card (WC) per team, 2 blue cards (BC) per team and regional champions automatically qualify.    
Any non-qualifying athlete entered in the meet with the exception of the WC is subject to the entire team being disqualified. All head coaches are responsible for legal entries. Maximum: 3 athletes per event, and 1 relay.

Please follow the dates.  Late entries will not be accepted – No exceptions!

UNIFORMS
All athletes must compete in school issued uniforms.  Relay teams must have identical uniforms.  See NCAA rulebook for specifics.

Relay teams must checkin with baton and accurate relay card 30 minutes prior to race time with the clerk.
Any relay changes including order or runners must be submitted to the Clerk prior to the start of the race; any teams switching their order will be disqualified!

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TEAM SCORING
Top 8 places (10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1) will be named NJCAA All-Americans, top two places, Medals for top 6.

COMPETITION
All athletes must wear issued competition numbers.

¼ spikes are permitted.  This is maximum length, ⅛ inch preferred.  Athletes not complying will be disqualified by the referee.

Teams may use their own starting blocks, but they must be approved by the Clerk at check-in time.  Any athlete not following these guidelines will be required to use the meet management blocks.  Meet management will provide 8 blocks.

Awards will be presented according to the enclosed meet schedule. Results are posted for each event.  Please have your athletes in school issued uniforms, ready to receive their awards when announced.

All throwing implements will be inspected and weighed. Implements must be clean and free of mud, grass, etc.  No excess tape on hammer wires.  Illegal implements will be impounded by meet management.  Actual implement weigh schedule will be in meet information packet.

All field event athletes must check in 30 minutes prior to the event.  All field events will begin on time!

No athletes or coaches allowed on the infield during the meet.  Warm ups on the track during the running events are not permitted.

All teams please help to clean up your area after the meet, each day.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

PROTEST
Initial protests can be from the coach only. A payment of $20.00 and must be in writing and submitted no more than 30 minutes after the event results are posted.

OFFICIALS
Dr. Bill Price will serve as the coordinator of officials.  All officials are certified and have worked college championship meets.

RESULTS
Results will be posted after the event. Coaches will get results in their box. Bring a thumb drive to obtain the results for the entire meet.

MEET PASSES
Coaches, athletes, officials and workers will be given badges for entry into the Dragon Athletic Complex where the track facility is located.

PROGRAMS
Programs will be available at the meet. Rosters and team pictures are due to Mary K Casciaro, electronically at mkcasciaro@howardcc.edu before or no later than Monday, April 15, 2013 by 5pm EST.

T-SHIRTS
T-shirts will be available as a pre-order. OrderForm is attached. Deadline: April 15, 2013. Limited additional t-shirts will be available for purchase at the meet. T-shirts for teams and coaches will be distributed at the coaches meeting. Bring a check payable to Howard Community College.

LOCKER ROOMS
Locker rooms and shower facilities will be available for all teams.  Bring your own towels and locks.
Port-a-johns will be located near the track.

HOSPITALITY
We will provide breakfast and lunch to coaches and officials.  No visiting athletes are allowed. You must have your coaches pass to gain access.

TRAINER
Tim Happel, M.S., ATC, Head Trainer at Howard CC will be on hand for the tournament.  Ice and water will be provided for all teams.  Please bring your own taping supplies otherwise an additional $50.00 will be assessed to your bill. Bring all medical insurance information on your team members.  The trainer and the Games Committee will not allow athletes to return to competition without proper medical clearance.  If you have questions, please contact Tim at 443-518-4124 or thappel@howardcc.edu

TICKET PRICES
Single Day:     $5.00
Students:        $1.00
Sr. Citizens:    $3.00
Under 12         free

PARKING
Parking for buses and vans will be in the parking lot next to the Athletic & Fitness Center and in the motorcycle lot overlooking the Complex. Reminder: Do not park buses in the motorcycle lot; only vans and cars.  Let tournament directors know if traveling by bus.

COACHES' MEETING
The coaches' meeting will take place at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel at 7 pm on Thursday, May 9th.
snacks and drinks will be provided.

HOST HOTEL
Per NJCAA rules, Colleges must stay at the Host Site 
Sheraton Columbia
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, Maryland 21044
(Located 5 minutes from Howard CC)

RESERVATIONS
Contact at 410-730-3900.
The reservation cut-off date is April 29, 2013. After the cut-off date, reservations will only be accepted on a space-available-basis. The check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm.  Send rooming lists, enclosed in this packet, to Jennifer Appletree at                 jennifer.appletree@sheratoncolumbia.com or fax to 410-730-2212. Individual reservations can be made with the main phone line above.

FOOD/BEVERAGE
On-site with MC Caterer’s, 410-747-2057. For delivery lunch/dinner can be ordered with Jason’s Deli 410-309-5980 or jay.mcclurkin@jasonsdeli.com

DIRECTIONS
http://www.howardcc.edu/about_hcc/getting_around/campus_locations/hcc_campus_directions.html
www.howardcc.edu/about_hcc/getting_around/maps_and_directions/index.htm

AIRPORT INFO
Howard CC is located approximately 20 minutes from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.