This page contains information for the Oregon Relays. Check this page again closer to the date of the meet for updated information such as meet schedules and accepted entries lists.
Please be aware of these important deadlines:
Entries Due: 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 15
Declarations Due: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 16
Entry into all meets hosted by the University of Oregon is by invitation only. Teams and individuals interested in competing must request an invitation by e-mailing OregonMeets@gmail.com. Not all requests will be granted an invitation. Teams and individuals granted an invitation to compete will be given access to enter online at DirectAthletics.com. Entries will not be accepted by telephone, fax, or e-mail.
When entering please submit marks that were achieved in 2013. Speculative marks are permitted, but an email explaining the speculative mark must be sent to OregonMeets@gmail.com. Meet management reserves the right to select which entries will be accepted and in which sections entrants will be placed.
Open / Club Entries
A limited number of open, club, and unattached entries will be accepted to enhance the fields for the meet. Interested individuals must request an invitation by e-mailing OregonMeets@gmail.com. Please include (1) the event(s) for which you are requesting entry and (2) your performances in those event(s) from this year or last year. Not all requests will be granted an invitation. Approved athletes will be sent an e-mail with further online entry instructions.
All entries are due online at DirectAthletics.com by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 15.
A list of accepted entries will be sent to coaches by 10:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Declarations will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16. All accepted entries must be declared or scratched online at DirectAthletics.com by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16.
College/Team Entries: All accepted college/team entries submitted online must be declared/scratched online at DirectAthletics.com via your TEAM account.
Open/Unattached/Individual Entries: All accepted open/unattached/individual entries must be declared/scratched by emailing OregonMeets@gmail.com.
Entry Fee Structure
Fees are $25 per college athlete accepted and $25 per college relay team accepted. Open, club, or unattached entries are $5 per accepted athlete. The maximum entry fee for a team is $400 per team, per gender (i.e. $400 for women, $400 for men). Entry fees will be calculated based on the number of accepted entries, not the number of athletes that are declared or ultimately compete. Entry fees will be collected at packet pick-up. All entry fees must be paid in full before a packet may be picked up. Checks should be made payable to the University of Oregon Athletic Department.
The schedule for the Oregon Relays has been developed with the goal of presenting a spectator-friendly meet for the enthusiastic crowds at Hayward Field. In order to best accomplish this goal, it is necessary for meet management to limit both the number of teams competing and the number of athletes accepted for each event. Therefore, we will accept entries so as not to exceed the field sizes listed on the attached schedule of events. Preference will be given to NCAA Division I institutions.
Meet management reserves the right to select which entries will be accepted and in which sections entrants will be placed. Entry guidelines are listed for each event to provide guidance on what performances are anticipated to be necessary for selection. However, an athlete is not guaranteed acceptance just because he or she has achieved the entry guideline. If you have questions, please email OregonMeets@gmail.com.
If the number and quality of entries warrant additional sections, we will attempt to contest B sections in running events on Friday afternoon from 3:00-4:00 p.m. B sections in field events should not be anticipated.
Schedule of Events (please see attached PDF)
A final time schedule will be sent to coaches by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17.
Hayward Field will be closed to visiting teams on Thursday until 3:00 p.m. The facility will be available to college/open athletes ONLY for practice on Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. only. The discus ring will be available for practice from 3:00-4:30 p.m. only. The javelin runway will be available from 4:30-6:00 p.m. only. Hayward Field will not be open for practice on Friday so that the facility can be prepared for competition. High school teams and athletes are not permitted to practice on Hayward Field.
Parking around Hayward Field will be restricted. Details will be sent with the accepted entries.
Athletes may use only pyramid or Christmas tree spikes that are no larger than 7mm (1/4") in length. High jumpers and javelin throwers must use a 9 mm (3/8"). Spikes will be checked and those not meeting the regulations must be replaced by the athlete. No pin spikes will be allowed on the competition, warm-up or practice tracks.
Coaches and athletes may pick up packets outside Gate #8 at the southeast entrance to Hayward Field (see enclosed map) on Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All entry fees must be paid in full before a packet may be picked up.
We will distribute the packet to the first coach who arrives at the packet pick-up tent. This packet will contain the access credentials for the entire team. Please make arrangements to meet your team at a designated location outside Hayward Field to distribute credentials if you are planning to arrive at different times. We will not hold the packet at the packet pick-up tent.
Hayward Field will open to college/open competitors on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Only athletes will be permitted inside competition areas. Competitors will be escorted on and off the facility.
Athlete Flow Summary (see attached PDF)
Athletes in all running events will follow the same protocol, which is outlined below.
1. Athletes must report to the Clerks' Tent on the artificial turf field behind the West Grandstands NOT later than 20 minutes before the scheduled start of the event.
2. Athletes will be escorted to the Holding Area underneath the West Grandstands.
3. Athletes will be escorted from the Holding Area to the starting line.
4. At the conclusion of the running event, athletes must exit the track through the gate adjacent to the finish line and proceed to the Post-Event Recovery Area.
5. Some athletes will be escorted to the Media Interview Tent.
Athletes in all field events will follow the same protocol, which is outlined below.
1. Athletes must walk directly to the field event site by following the path that begins at the holding area underneath the West Grandstands and enters the infield by the finish line. Athletes competing on the Hammer Field will report directly to the event site.
2. Athletes in field events must check-in with the appropriate official at the field event site and not with the Clerks.
3. At the conclusion of the field event, athletes must exit the infield through the gate adjacent to the finish line and proceed to the Post-Event Recovery Area.
4. Some athletes will be escorted to the Media Interview Tent.
No warm-ups will be permitted on Hayward Field at any time. Athletes should use the warm-up track located in the southwest corner of the complex. Hurdles and starting blocks will be located there.
Implement inspection will begin on Friday at 11:00 a.m. and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the southeast corner of Hayward Field. All implements must be inspected in the building at the southeast corner of the track near the start of the 1500 meters NOT LATER THAN one hour before the scheduled start of the event. Please refer to the enclosed map. Implements will be impounded until they are brought by the officials to the event site.
Athletes should sit in sections L and M of the east grandstand. Athletes are not permitted to sit in the west grandstand (see enclosed map).
We anticipate another great crowd and a large group of media at Hayward Field. Please remember that it is customary for all event winners to jog a victory lap at Hayward Field and be available to speak with the media after their competition. Requests for media and photographer credentials should be directed to Greg Walker, Associate Director, Athletic Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic trainers will be present on the artificial turf field behind the West Grandstands (see enclosed map). Requests for use of training modalities must be made to Elisha Cusumano at 541-346-6504.
Results will be available at GoDucks.com at the conclusion of the meet.
Lodging and Dining
Please visit www.TravelLaneCounty.org for a listing of hotels and restaurants in Eugene and Springfield.
Please direct all questions to the meet director at OregonMeets@gmail.com.