Meet Information

Welcome to the website for the 1st Massachusetts Middle School State Relays.  All middle school track and field athletes from public, private, and parochial schools, in grades 5-8, are eligible to participate.   Please review the website for all meet information and registration deadlines.

Division 1 Schools

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 – 10:00 AM start

Division 2 Schools:

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 – 3:00 PM start

Facility: Dilboy Stadium, Somerville

Registration:

All meet registrations will be done at www.coachoregistration.com

  • Deadline for Intent to Enter online form is Friday, April 19, 2024.
  • Deadline for on-time CoachO entry is Friday, April 26, 2024.
  • Boys and Girls from the SAME school should be entered into the registration system under the SAME account.
  • An additional fee of $75.00 is charged for Late CoachO entry between Saturday, April 27, 2024 and Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 2 p.m.
  • Meet Fee Payment or school purchase order must be received by Wednesday, May 1.   A $100 late fee will be assessed if a purchase order or payment is not received by this date.  

Entry Fees:

  • The entry fee is $16.00 for each relay team entered.
  • Note that you owe for each entry made on-line. There are NO REFUNDS for scratches or “no shows.”
  • All entry fee questions should be sent to the [email protected].

Meet Rules and Guidelines:

  1. The Meet Director requires that you complete an Intent to Enter form by 9 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2024.  Click INTENT TO ENTER
  2. The USATF rule book will be followed during the meet.
  3. Athletes who participate on another school sport during the spring, other than track and field, are not eligible to compete for their school team.
  4. No combining schools together unless your school has a co-op agreement(in writing) with another school.
  5. The following track events will be offered: 4x100m, 4x100m hurdles, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m, sprint medley(400m, 200m, 200m, 800m), distance medley(800m, 400m, 1200m, 1600m). Starting blocks are not allowed in the hurdles.
  6. The following field events will be offered: long jump, high jump, shot put, turbo javelin. For each field event that a school enters, three athletes compete as a team with each competitor’s best attempt contributing to a total team performance. For example if Jones Middle School enters a long jump team and gets the following results: Sally 14′, Gwen 13′ and Gabby 12′ – their total team performance was 39′.
  7. An athlete may participate in a maximum of three events.
  8. Event scoring is as follows: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.
  9. Divisions are based on 2023-2024 enrollment data (grades 6-8) posted on the DESE website.  Click HERE to find your school’s enrollment(Grades 6-8 only).
    Division 2 – under 500
    Division 1 – 501 and up.
    If a school has a grade that is not eligible to compete, the enrollment for that grade will be subtracted from the school’s total enrollment number (grades 6-8).  A letter from the school’s Principal must be emailed to the Meet Director stating what grade is not eligible to compete. If a school does not have an 8th grade(meaning the 8th graders from that district attend the high school instead) then that school drops down a division.  If a school has an 8th grade but their 8th graders have to compete with the varsity program in that district, they MAY compete with their middle school team at this meet.  If a district has any 6th-8th graders who are enrolled in a high school that does not have a middle school team, they may compete as a “middle school team” under their school name, but may NOT be combined with kids from a different school(example an upper elementary school).  Any other unusual configuration/circumstance will be reviewed by the Meet Director who will make the final determination based on the integrity of the meet. 
  10. Private schools must email enrollment data (boys and girls) to the meet director.
  11. The top 8 relay teams in each event will receive ribbons.
  12. The top 3 boy’s and girl’s teams in each division will bring home a team plaque.
  13. Live Results will be available at the meet.  A QR code will be displayed at the meet and placed in each coach’s packet.
  14. All competitors in the throwing events and long jump will receive 3 attempts. All competitors in the high jump will receive a total of 6 attempts.
  15. All long jumpers and high jumpers should arrive to the meet with their steps pre-measured. Measuring tapes will be attached to the long jump runways and high jump areas to assist athletes.
  16. Throwers must use the throwing implements provided at the meet.  Any thrower using his/her own implements will be disqualified.
  17. Timing for all track events is Fully Automatic Timing.
  18. Non-competitors (parents, coaches, and athletes) are NOT allowed inside the fence surrounding the track.

Insurance Waiver:

The meet is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. Each competitor must submit an Assumption of Risk / Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian (not the coach) before they will be issued any bib number or be allowed to compete. It is the coach’s responsibility to submit a signed document for each athlete they have entered. These must be presented on meet day, and be ordered alphabetically. After verification, the coach will receive their meet materials.

An Athletic Trainer and EMT will be onsite.

Contact Info:

Meet Director:  [email protected]

Payment Address:

Northeast Middle School Meets, 4 Parsons Road, Hubbardston, MA  01452

Miscellaneous:

  • General admission is $7.00.   Kids under 12 get in for free.
  • A refreshment concession will be available.