Here Come Regionals

2013_regionals

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The next step towards the National Championships begins today in Greensboro, N.C., and Austin, Tex.

The Regional meets act as the trial rounds for the National Championship, which will be held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., June 5th to 8th.  The top 12 athletes and relay squads in each event at the Regional meets will make the trip to the legendary Hayward Field.

The trial rounds vary for each event, and are slightly different in scheduling than last year:

  • The sprints (up to 800m) and hurdle events will have 6 heats in the trial rounds over the course of Day 1 and Day 2 (see schedules for exact dates).  The top 3 in each heat and the next 9 fastest qualify for the quarterfinals, which will be held on Days 2 and 3.  The quarterfinals will have 3 heats, where the top 3 and next 3 fastest get to move on to the semifinals at Oregon.
  • The 1500m trials will have 4 heats on Day 1.  The top 5 and the next 4 fastest qualify for the quarterfinals on Day 3.  In the 2 heat quarterfinal round, the top 5 and next 2 fastest get to move on to the semifinals at Oregon.
  • The steeplechase and relays will just have one round at Regionals.  There will be 3 heats, where the top 3 and next 3 fastest qualify for the semifinals at Oregon.  The steeplechase will be held on Day 2 while the relays will be run on Day 3.
  • The 5000m heats on Day 3  will act as the National semifinal.  There will be 2 heats, where the top 5 and next 2 fastest qualify for the finals at Oregon.
  • The single 10,000m heat on Day 2 will act as the National semifinal.  The top 12 will qualify for the finals at Oregon.
  • The vertical jumps will follow the five-alive format (details on the start listing) until the top 12 competitors remain.  These top 12 will have qualified for the finals at Oregon.
  • The horizontal jumps and throwing events will each have 4 flights that make up the trial round.  The top 16 performances qualify for the quarterfinals, where the competitors get another three attempts to improve their marks.  The top 12 performances qualify for the semifinals at Oregon.

How can you follow the Regional meets?

Flash Results will be covering both the East Regional and National meet, proving live updates.  Live results  for the East Regional can be found here .

The West Regional will be covered by Texas Sports, as they have set up either own live results page here and have some live streaming available through CBSSports (more details on live streaming on USTFCCCA Regional page).

As always, we here at Hepstrack will report on any major developments over the course of the meets.

If you happen to be near Greensboro or Austin this week and want to check out the meets, ticket details are found on the North Carolina A&T athletics website and the University of Texas – Austin athletics website.

Good luck to all athletes this week!

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