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2019 Jopson Track & Field Invitational

2019 Jopson Invitational
Hosted by: Bridgewater College
Date: March 30, 2019

Meet Director: Denver Davis –, 540-828-5682

Entry Fee: $250 per gender, or $500 for both men and women. A team constitutes more than nine (9) athletes. Institutions with nine (9) or fewer athletes or individuals will be charged $20 per athlete. Please make checks payable to Bridgewater College.

Checks can be turned in on meet day at packet pick up, or mailed in advance to: Denver Davis Campus Box 39 402 E. College St. Bridgewater, VA 22812

Entries: Entries will be conducted through Direct Athletics. There will be no entry limits in running events. Field events will be capped at the top 32 entries in each. The entry deadline is Wednesday, March 27 at 11:59pm. Coaches are encouraged to use accurate or verified seeding marks for their athletes. If you are interested in getting an athlete into a particular race, please contact Shane Stevens to discuss it at or (540) 828-5419. We will make all reasonable accommodations to create good opportunities for the athletes.

Starting Heights: Will be determined based on entries

Scratches: Please email all scratches to Denver Davis at Day-of scratches will be allowed/encouraged prior to the start of competition to allow for appropriate re-seeding in the 400m Dash/Hurdles and down.

Timing: Timing services provided by Blue Ridge Timing –

Locker Rooms/Showers: There will be locker room and dressing facilities in Nininger Hall or the Funkhouser Center upon request. Teams must provide their own towels, locks for lockers, and toiletries. Contact Shane Stevens at or (540) 828-5419 if you would like to utilize locker room/shower space.

Team Meals: If you would like the convenience of feeding your team on campus, arrangements to do so are welcome and encouraged! Dining arrangements in the campus dining hall (Kline Campus Center) must be made in advance. Please contact Denver Davis at or (540) 828-5682 by Friday, March 22 for further information if you intend to eat in the campus dining hall.

Coaches Hospitality: There will be coaches’ hospitality provided in the press box, Coaches’ hospitality will be open all day. Lunch will be served starting at 12:00pm.

Facility Information: Installed in the summer of 2008, the Bridgewater College Jopson Athletic Complex boasts an 8 Lane Maxflex Intimidator Polyurethane track. Max spike length of one-quarter inch on all track surfaces. Field event venues include:

1 Pole Vault runway – Maxflex Intimidator Polyurethane surface

2 Long/Triple Jump runways – Maxflex Intimidator Polyurethane surface Men’s LJ runway length: 122’4” Women’s LJ runway length: 119’3” Men’s TJ runway length (36’ board): 98’ Men’s TJ runway length (40’ board): 93’ Women’s TJ runway length (28’ board): 99’ Women’s TJ runway length (32’ board): 95’

1 High Jump apron – Maxflex Intimidator Polyurethane surface

1 Shot Put ring – poured concrete, crushed red gravel 1 Hammer/Discus ring – poured concrete

*Javelin will be thrown from a grass runway

Final Schedule of Events

Field Events (All “~” times are approximate; events could start sooner or later based on field size and flow) 

 **9:15-10:30am – Implement Weigh-Ins @ Loading Dock behind Hammer/Disc Cage

 11:00am – M Hammer (W to follow ~12:30pm) 

W Javelin (M to follow ~12:00pm) 

M LJ (M TJ to follow ~12:15pm) 

W LJ (W TJ to follow ~1:15pm) 

M HJ (W HJ to follow ~12:30pm) 

1:30pm – M Discus (W to follow ~3:00pm) 

W Shot Put (M to follow ~3:00pm) 

2:00pm – M PV (W to follow ~3:15pm) 

Running Events (Men run first, unless otherwise noted, all finals will run fast to slow. This schedule will be adhered to, we will not run ahead.) 

12:00pm – 4x100m Relay

12:10pm – 1,500m Run

12:25pm – 100m Dash Prelims (Heat winners plus next 5 times)

12:45pm – 110m Hurdles Finals

12:50pm – 100m Hurdles Finals

1:00pm – 400m Dash

*200m Dash Declarations Close at the end of the 400m Dash*

1:20pm – Senior Day/Alumni Championship Anniversary Recognitions 

*1:45pm 200m Dash Check-In begins*

1:50pm – 100m Dash Final (women will run first)

2:00pm – 800m Run

2:25pm – 400m Hurdles

2:35pm – 200m Dash

2:50pm – 5,000m Run

3:35pm – 4x400m Relay