Learn about athletic events hosted by HCC.
2016 NJCAA Division III Track & Field National Championships
Hosted by Holyoke Community College
May 6 – May 8, 2016
location/people to know
Championship Event Site
Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue Westfield, MA 01085
Click here for Westfield State College directions / campus map
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue Holyoke, MA 01040
(Banquet will be at the Bartley Center for Athletics on HCC Campus)
Click here for Holyoke CC directions / campus map
Click here for Bartley Center directions / map
Holyoke Community Athletics Administrative Assistant
Holyoke Community College Athletic Department FAX:
Entries/Declarations are due by Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Rooms are blocked under "NJCAA Track & Field Championship."
Be specific, as there are other local track events this weekend. Speak only with the person whose name is provided.
532 Riverdale Street West Springfield, MA 01089
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Fairfield Inn & Suites
2 Loten Drive Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
600 Spring Street Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport
1 Bradley International Airport Windsor Locks, CT 06096
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Candlewood Suites, Fairfield Inn, & SpringHill Suites have limited availability remaining at this time. They may still be able to accommodate smaller groups.
Holiday Inn Express & Sheraton still have ample rooms available for all size groups.
banquet & event information
Holyoke Community College
David M. Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation
Friday, May 6, 2016
5 P.M. - 6 P.M. EVENT REGISTRATION (H.C.C. Bartley Center for Athletics & Recreation, Holyoke Community College campus): The head coach from each team should complete the registration process for the entire team.
Registration should take approx. 5-10 minutes if there are no lines. This is also where you will pick up your prepaid t-shirt orders.
PARKING: Parking is in "M" parking lot directly in front or the Bartley Center. Those traveling by motor coach should park along the guard rail to allow for optimum traffic flow.
5:30 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. SOCIAL HOUR for athletes and team members (Bartley Center Gymnasium): Appetizers and infused water will be offered. There will be an opportunity during this time period for team photos (taken by our SID) in front of the National Championship banner. We encourage all teams to participate. For those teams unable to attend the social hour, additional photo opportunities will be available later in the evening. These photos will be posted on the Championship website.
6:15 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. COACHES MEETING. A mandatory meeting for all Head Coaches (Bartley Center Rm 202). Coaches packets will be available for pick up at this meeting. Head coaches only please.
7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. CHAMPIONSHIP BANQUET (Bartley Center Gymnasium): Dress Code: "Business Attire": Suggested attire for men would be a shirt & tie or collared shirt and slacks. Suggested attire for women would be dresses, skirts, or slacks. Athletic wear (t-shirts, denim, hats, shorts, flip-flops, sweats, team uniforms, etc.) is not appropriate for this event. Please plan accordingly.
Most restrictive dietary needs can be accommodated with advanced notice for your athletes with food allergies.
Please email Mary Shelasky (email@example.com) no later than noon Friday, 4/29/16 to request an accommodation.
Hand times are not accepted as qualifying times. All qualifying times must be FAT (Fully Automatic Times).
Athletes who don't reach a qualifying standard may enter the meet under the "White Card" provision. Each institution is permitted 3 events (individual or relay) of white card entries for both men and women. A white card may be used for an entry into the multi.
See page 173 Section 5 of the 2015-16 NJCAA Handbook for further information.
Regional Champions automatically qualify for the national meet. A college is only allowed 3 participants per event! Regional Champions and White Card entries must enter via Direct Athletics.
Team Scoring - Top 8 places will score 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. The top 2 finishers of each event will earn All American honors. The other 6 places will receive medals.
1/4 pyramid spikes are the only spikes allowed on the track surface. No Christmas trees or pin spikes are allowed.
The javelin runway is a mondo surface. 1/4 spikes are flat throwing shoes are allowed.
Starting blocks will be furnished. Schools may not use their own blocks.
Implements will be weighed. Weigh in concludes 1 hour prior to the event beginning. We will be weighing in implements from 12pm-5pm on Friday. It is suggested that athletes use this time to weigh in. Certified implements will be brought by meet management to the competition area.
The Pole Vault progression for both men and women is as follows: 15cm for the first 3 heights and 10cm for remaining heights.
Nine competitors will advance to the finals in the field events.
Advancement to finals in running events: 100m, 200m, 400, 110HH, 100H, 400H and 4x100 Relay advance on time only.
See Page 177-178 for 800m and 1500m advancement.
4x800m, 3000 Steeple, 5000m, & 10,000m will be run as a final only.
An award ceremony will take place as soon as possible when the final of the each event concludes. Please have your athletes walk to the announcers' tent at the 50 yard line area.
** We have condensed the time schedule into 2 days. I would like to discuss at the coaches meeting about the possibility of running the 800m as a timed final in sections on Saturday and the 1500m as a timed final in sections on Sunday. This would allow for rest if you have kids running these and either the 4x400 or 4x800. For example based on last years' entries in the Men's 800m, we only eliminated 6 guys.
Advancement to finals in running events: Email your multi entries firstname.lastname@example.org by April 29, 2016. Coaches will receive an email confirming your athlete is one of the top 16. Once confirmed please enter them on Direct Athletics on Monday, May 2, 2016 by 6pm.