Florida State University is proud to be the host of the 2008 NCAA® East Regional Track and Field Championships, May 30-31. The Seminoles welcome student-athletes, coaches and fans to Mike Long Track where for two days some of the best athletes in the country will be competing for the right to advance to the 2008 NCAA® Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, June 11-14. Last year, Florida State's own Walter Dix set the NCAA® record in the 200m dash at the East Regional and many of the same performances can be expected this weekend.
The top five finishers in each individual event and the top three finishers in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays will automatically qualify for the NCAA® Championships. Hosting this spectacular event for the first time, Florida State Athletics is excited to play host to several potential Olympians from across the world as this first class event unfolds in its backyard. We hope you enjoy your trip to Florida State University and the Tallahassee Big Bend area.
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Youth defined as fans ages 5 - 18. 4 & under will be admitted for free.
Students defined as any student from a participating school with a valid school ID
Seniors age 50 and over.
Tickets can be purcashed online, over the phone (850-644-1830 or 1-888-FSU-NOLE), at the ticket office in Univiersity Center C or at the track the day of the event. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 28.
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There will be a coaches' meeting held on Thursday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Pyschology Building, which is located just north of the track, room PDA 201. The map to get to the meeting is attached. Map
Packets may be picked up at the track from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Packets not picked up by 5:30 p.m. will be available at the coaches' meeting.
Heat Sheet/Results Pick-up
Friday's heat sheets will be available after the coaches' meeting. Saturday's heat sheets will be available Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. Complete results will be available following the day's competition. Results and Saturday's heat sheets can be picked up at the west end of the Track and Field building near the entrance. One copy of each is available per school per gender and coaches must turn in their coupons - found in their packet - in order to receive their heat sheets and results.
Mike Long Track will be open on Thursday, May 29, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. for team practice. From 12 to 2 p.m. practice will be limited to only the hammer cage.
Friday practice on the track will conclude at 11 a.m. Hammer throw practice will be held at the cage on Levy Street. Click here for directions to cage.
There will be no practice Saturday at Mike Long Track. Please contact a local high school to schedule a practice.
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