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BAL Track & Field 2009

Final Results Posted
The results of the boys' and girls' Bicentennial Athletic League 2009 Track & Field Championships can be found in the BAL resources below.
Posted Saturday 05/09/09 5:15 PM
Coaches Meeting Reminder 8:30am

There will a coaches' meeting at the finish line at 8:30am tomorrow, Saturday, as was in the original information. All teams must have a representative present.

Posted Friday 05/08/09 7:59 PM
Day 1 Results Posted
Complete paper results are available in the clerking area at the meet. Results for the first day of competition in the 2009 BAL Track & Field Championships are posted below. There are heat errors in the girls' high hurdles heats results, but the times and the lane seedings for the final are correct.
Posted Friday 05/08/09 7:57 PM
Allowable Spike Types: 1/4\" Pyramid
As is true at almost all all-weather tracks now, the allowable length for spikes on the track surface has been changed from 1/8" to 1/4". The style of spike preferred is pyramid. This year we will allow needles spikes as well. Christmas tree, corkscrew, or other types of spikes NOT pyramid or needle OR use of spikes protruding beyond the base plate over 1/4" will result in immediate disqualification from an event! Random spike checks will occur throughout the meet. Note that longer spikes are permitted on the grass javelin runway.
Posted Thursday 05/07/09 2:07 PM
2009 Updated Championships Time Schedule/Order of Events Posted
There were no changes in event order, just an update of 5 to 10 minutes in some events to more accurately reflect 2009 entries. The time schedule from 2008 did not reflect the 2 section finals in the 100m, 200m, and 110m High Hurdles for the boys. Also in the 2008 order of events the number of heats was not updated to reflect the actual entries. The 2009 version attempts to more accurately reflect the reality of the number of heats and therefore the time schedule. Changes are highlighted in yellow for your convenience.
Posted Thursday 05/07/09 1:40 PM
Championships Order of Events/Time Schedule
Note that the order of events and championships time schedule may be found below in the BAL folder of resources on pages 5 & 6 of the BAL By-Laws document. Check back for an updated 2009 version to more accurately reflect last year's reality and this year's projected times. (No changes in order, just an update of 5 to 10 minutes in some events to more accurately reflect 2009 entries.)
Posted Thursday 05/07/09 11:33 AM
Corrected Seedings Posted
Note that the meet runs more efficiently when scratches are promptly reported to the clerk!
Posted Tuesday 05/05/09 10:46 PM
Seedings Posted; Errors noted
The performance listings for the 2009 BAL Track & Field Championships were posted for review and verification at about 2pm on Tuesday, May 5. Any changes/additions/corrections should be reported as soon as possible. There were errors in the initial posting which will be corrected. If using the listings for major coaching decisions, please wait until Wednesday for the final and corrected performance listing.
Posted Tuesday 05/05/09 7:55 PM
Minutes Posted
The minutes of the BAL Track & Field Coaches' Meeting held in Holy Ghost Prep's Founder's Hall Sager Conference Room on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 7:30pm are now posted. Please send any comments to Mike Meistering.
Posted Monday 03/16/09 11:41 AM
By-Laws Updated

The Bicentennial Athletic League Track & Field By-Laws are updated as of the pre-season coaches' meeting and published here March 5, 2009, 2:30pm.

Changes from 2008 include the addition of Delaware Country Christian School to the list of league teams, new language regarding dual meet scheduling and competing against all member teams, and the javelin championships schedule change of the order of boys and girls.

Posted Thursday 03/05/09 2:28 PM
Coaching Directory

The Bicentennial Athletic League Coaching Directory is on a password protected sub-page accessible from the menu on the left.

Posted Thursday 03/05/09 10:21 AM

Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2429 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA 19020
P 215.639.2102   F 215.639.4225

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