Independence Invitational

Date: June 23, 2018

Location:  Herkimer Elementary, 255 Gros Blvd., Herkimer, NY 13350


Start time:  2:00pm

Packet/Bib pickup:  1:00pm   Preregistration strongly encouraged.  Day of meet registration incurs an additional $10 late fee and may delay the start time.

Entrance Fees:  Preregistration rate:  Youth $12;  Open/Masters $25; There is a day of meet charge of an additional $10 for late registration.

Team Discounts:  Teams that register 10-24 athletes – $1 off each; 25-49 athletes – $2 off each;  50 or more athletes – $3 off each.  To qualify for team discounts, teams must register at for each meet.  Team discounts do not apply for late or day of meet registrations.

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 9:00pm.  All entries received after this date, but by Thursday, 6:00pm, will incur the Late Fee of $5.  Any entries after this, or Day of Meet, incur the Late Fee of $10.

Online Registration:     EVENT CANCELLED

Printable Individual Registration Form

Printable Team Registration Form

Schedule of Events

Track Events:  100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 1500m RW, HH, IH,  4×100, 4×400, 4×800
*NOTE:  There will be no Steeplechase

Field  Events: Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump,  Shot Put, Discus Throw and Javelin/Turbo Jav Throw, Hammer.  There will be no implement inspection.

Eligibility:  All age groups allowed.  USATF or AAU membership not required.  Primary, Bantams and Midgets are allowed three events.  Youth, Juniors, Seniors, Open & Masters may enter four events.  Relays do not count toward the limit.

Age Divisions:  Youth age divisions are determined by the year of birth.  Primary – 2012 +; Sub Bantam – 2010-2011; Bantam – 2008-2009; Midget – 2006-2007; Youth – 2004-2005; Juniors – 2002-2003; Seniors – 2000-2001 (This division includes those athletes who are still 18 up until August 5, 2018).  Open and Masters age divisions are determined by age on the day of the meet.

Helpful tips at the Meet: 

1.  Enter on time:  Late registrations, additions, and changes only slow the meet down AND increases the likelihood of errors.  All the paperwork is printed well before the day of the meet. So when entries are received late, the changes are penciled in on the heat sheets, and are easy to miss.

2.  Scratches:  If you know an athlete will not be attending, let the official at their event(s) know.  They spend time waiting, looking, and sending people to find these non attending athletes.

3.  Accurate entries:  Make sure your athlete’s Date of birth and Gender is accurate!  When athletes register, ES Sports can only  take the data entered.  These errors in athlete entry may change an athlete’s division, thus affecting other athlete’s results….most notably in the 100m Dash Prelims and Finals.

4.  Compatible Events:  When entering an athlete, choose the events that the athlete can realistically compete in. Just because you are allowed 3 or 4 events, you do not need to enter that many.  This is along the lines of what my Mother used to say: “You can have as much as you want, just eat what you take!”  So, enter as many events up to your limit, but attend the events you enter.  This reduces the scratches issue listed in #2.

If there are two events going simultaneously, ie. Pole Vault  and High Jump for 13-14, you may not want to enter both. The athlete will be forced to go back and forth between venues, tiring them out (thus affecting their performance) and requiring both events to wait for their return (sometimes the athlete never returns, so the official and all the other athletes are left waiting for no reason).