Meet Day

Check In prior to the competition.  Starting at 8:30 AM CST and closing at 11:00AM CST  coaches, parents or guardians need to pick up their athletes packet in the Community Building cafeteria. Please plan on arriving two hours prior to your athlete's first event.  The Nebraska Championship Meet staff will need to process over 600 kids. The cafeteria is the building south of the track.   Athlete entrance fee is due when you receive the entrance packet.  The cost is $7.00 per individual event per athlete and a total of $15.00 per relay team. Please make check payable to Gothenburg Public Schools.  

Packets In  the packet will be your athletes bib numbers.  Bib numbers must be worn on the front of the uniform, preferably below the school logo with the exception of contestants in the Pole Vault who may wear their numbers on the back of their uniform.  Relay teams must wear the same school issued or like uniforms.  Wrist bans for coaches allowed into coaching box designated areas.

Spike Length 1/8" spikes are allowed on the Gothenburg track facility.  ONLY in the High Jump shoes my use up to 1/4" spikes for the High Jump competition.

Rule Book The meet will be governed by the National High School rule book where applicable.   Protests must be submitted in writing to the press box within 30 minutes of posting physically or electronically the result of an event.  The written protest must be accompanied by a nonrefundable check or cash in the amount of $50.00 dollars payable to Gothenburg Public Schools.

Hip Numbers:  We will use hip numbers for all individual races. First runner and anchor leg relay members will be the only relay member required to wear a  hip number.  Athletes will receive their assigned hip number under the hipping tent on the northwest corner of the track 30 minutes prior to their competition.  Athletes in multiple track events - you will need a new hip number for each event.  We will provide baskets for competitors clothing on the track during competition.

Warm Up: The track will be shut down at 10:50 AM CST.  All warmup after 10:50 AM  will take place on the grass warmup area west of the long jump  facilities.  This is the same area that all track competitors must report to 30 minutes prior to their event to check in and receive their hip numbers.  Athletes competing in multiple track events, please remember that you will need to repeat this process  for each of your track races.

Competition Area:  No one except competitors and officials are allowed on the track or designated field event area during competition.  Pole vault coaches that have proper meet supplied credentials are allowed to be in the pole vault coaching box area during their athlete's competition.  Pole vault credentials will be provided in the entrance packet.

Relay Cards will be provided in your entrance packets.  Relay cards must be filled out prior to the relay competition.  One member of the relay team  must present the filled out and signed relay card to and official at check in / hipping tent.  4 X 100 relay  members may use a marker no larger than 8 " in diameter inside their respective lane as an aid.

Scratches  If you have scratches prior to the day of the meet email the meet director at   Scratches the day of the meet must be given to the Nebraska  Championship Meet staff at registration during packet pick up.

Medal Presentation:  please listen to the public address speaker for medal presentation instructions.  Starting  approximately one hour after the completion of the first field event,  medal presentations will begin and continue throughout the meet.  The majority of the medal presentations will be awarded during the scheduled break between the 200 hurdles and the 100 hurdle finals.  


2019 NCM Meet Schedule (pdf)