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TO:                   Head Boys’ and Girls’ Track Coaches

FROM:             Chris Way-cway@k12.wv.us (304-485-8010)

SUBJECT:        Russ Parsons Invitational

DATE:               Saturday April 17, 2021


TIME:                Scratches due by 10:00 AM in the cafeteria and Coaches meeting at 10:00 PM in the cafeteria. Packets picked up will be in the cafeteria.

                        Field Events-                                        10:30 AM

                        1st Session Running Events -             11:30 AM

                        Break --                                                 30-45 Minutes

                        2nd Session -                                         1:30 PM (Approx)


SCHEDULE:     We will follow the order of events for a Two Session format as listed in the WVSSAC Interscholastic.  This will be a rolling schedule.  There will be trials and finals in the shot and discus and in long jump. We will take the top 9 from trials for all three events.


FACILITY:         8 Lane Eurotan  All Weather Track (brand new)

                         Concrete Shot Put and Discus Areas


ENTRY FEE:     $75.00 Per Team or $95.00 Per School

                        (Payable to PHS Athletic Department –Due by Saturday April 17th)


ENTRIES:         Each team will be allowed 3 entries per event and one relay We are using Baumspage.com for the entries for this meet. If you would need any assistance, please call Lia Fleek at 304-488-0685. The entry window will run from Wednesday April 7, 2021 @ 12:00 PM until Friday, April 16, 2021 8:00 PM. Emergency scratches can be made the day of the meet, but please keep them to a minimum.


AWARDS:         Plaques for 1ST, 2ND, and 3rd Place Teams

High Point for Girls and Boys. 

Special Awards for 1st place winners of each event

Ribbons for 2nd – 6th place.


MEDICAL:         A training area will be provided.  Athletes must provide their own tape.



Dinner will be provided for all Coaches and Workers during the break.



TEAMS:            Parkersburg, Parkersburg South, Morgantown, Wahama, Wheeling Park, University,

                         Ripley, Akron-Buchtel, Parkersburg Catholic, Athens, Caldwell, Gallia








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Welcome to the Parkersburg High School Russ Parsons Invitational


Dear Track Coaches,                                                              April 5, 2021


·         All buses will be parked outside the stadium in the parking lot next to the facility

·         Enclosed in your packet will be the schedule of events, records, sportsmanship statement, performance sheets, list of competitor numbers, and relay cards.

·         We will have designated areas for each team to set up their tents-COVID Guidelines

·         Emergency scratches need to be submitted by 10:00 AM in the cafeteria. Scratch/adds for field events will be done at field events.

·         Coaches will meet with Referee Chip Allman in the cafeteria at 10:00 AM.

·         All scores will be posted on the lower press box windows. Scoring is 10-8-6-4-2-1

·         The bull pen will be located at the north end of the bleachers on the press box side of the flagpole end. Athletes must have a mask on unless they are warming up or competing.

·         Throwing areas are located in the front of the field house outside the stadium

·         Lunch will be served in the cafeteria for all coaches and officials during the break.

·         A training area will be provided near the finish line.

·         Individual high point nominations are due to the press box by the end of the Shuttle Hurdle Relay.

·         Ribbons and results can be picked up in the press box at the conclusion of the meet.

·         Attractive meet t-shirts will be available for purchase. Please inform your team that short sleeve and long sleeve shirts will be available at the meet.

·         A concession stand will be open to serve your athletes and spectators.

·         Free programs will be available to help spectators thoroughly enjoy the meet.

·         Field Events:   Girls: Shot Put, High Jump-First

Boys: Discus, Long Jump, and Pole Vault-First

Starting heights will be announced at coaches meeting.

Any questions please see Lia Fleek





Two Session Meet


100/110 Meter High Hurdle Trials

100 Meter Dash Trials

3200 Meter Run - Girls

200 Meter Dash Trials

3200 Meter Run - Boys

400 Meter Dash




4x800 Meter Relay

100/110 Meter High Hurdle Finals

100 Meter Dash Finals

4x200 Meter Relay

1600 Meter Run

300 Meter Low/Intermediate Hurdles

4x100 Meter Relay

800 Meter Run

200 Meter Dash Finals

Shuttle Hurdle Relay

4x400 Meter Relay