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Prefontaine Masters Track and Field Meet

Honor America's best known distance runner - Steve Prefontaine - in his hometown of Coos Bay, Oregon when Southwestern Oregon Community College hosts the 5th Annual Prefontaine Masters and Open Track and Field Meet on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The meet is open to all College and Masters Athletes and will be held at the College's track facilities at 1988 Newmark Ave. In addition to most collegiate events, special events for Masters Athletes holding a current USATF card will be held as well.

Each year, several athletes achieving their event standards for qualifying to the USATF Masters National Championships participate in the Annual Prefontaine Masters Meet. Therefore, every attempt is made to provide Masters Athletes with race distances and requirements to make it a worthwhile event to attend. If an event is not listed on the schedule, many times it can be added upon request.

The Coos Bay area offers several lodging options including motels, RV parks, and nearby State/ County parks. Entry fees are $30 for the first three events and $5 for each additional event. A meal is provided for all participants. Dressing rooms, shower facilities, and Athletic Training services are available as well.

Whether a bystander or an athlete, join us in honoring Pre's legacy as athletes nationwide travel to the Bay Area to participate. Information regarding the Prefontaine Masters Meet can be found at http://www.socc.edu/athletics/pgs/track/index.shtml and questions should be directed to Dan Neal, Meet Director at 541-888-7334 or dneal@socc.edu

Meet Information

Entry Procedures Enter online at directathletics.com. Please send other entries to dneal@socc.edu.

Entry Deadline All entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Entry Fee Structure College, Masters and Open entry fees are $30 for first three (3) events; $5 each additional event.

College team fees are $50 per gender (e.g. $50 for women; $50 for men) $100 both.

Entry fees will be collected during packet pick-up on Saturday. Athletes can sign up on the day of the meet; one hour prior to their event.

NOTE: Checks should be made payable to the SWOCC Masters Track Club.

Special Events 80 and 300 Meter Hurdles for Masters Athletes as well as modified field events for Masters athletes.

Saturday Event Schedule Field events and Steeple Chase will begin at11:00 a.m. and will be on schedule. Track events will begin at 12:00 a.m. A tentative time schedule of events is attached. The final time schedule may be revised based on the entries received. Please be aware that this meet will be on a Rolling Schedule.

Packets Coaches and athletes may pick up packets at the Clerks Shed on Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Implement Inspection Will be at the shed near the track. Masters athletes need to bring their own implements as Southwestern only has collegiate implements available for use.

Throwing EventsAll men's individual throwing events will take place during the Men's Weight Pentathlon rotation.

Starting Heights High Jump: Women - Open athletes 4' 00" / Men - 5' 00"; Masters to be determined
Pole Vault: Women - Open athletes 6' 00" / Men - 8' 06"; Masters to be determined

Take-Off Boards Long Jump: 10' 00" Triple Jump: Women - 28' 00" / Men - 34' 00". Additional boards can be added.

Dressing and shower facilities are available in Prosper Hall next to the track.

Please provide your own towels and locks. SWOCC assumes no responsibility for your personal items and valuables.

Athletic training room will be available and services will be provided at the trainer's tent on the track during the meet. Requests for use of training modalities must be made to our Trainer at 541-888-7157 before meet day.

Results will be posted throughout the meet at the Clerk's Shed and will be online at www.socc.edu following the meet.

Please direct all questions to Dan Neal at dneal@socc.edu, 541-888-7334, or 541-404-5086 (cell).

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