LHSAA 5A - Region 1 Championships 2024

Natchitoches, LA
Hosted by Ruston
Timing/Results McDuffie Timing

Meet Information

Region 1 5A Track and Field Championship

Meet Information

Site Information

  • Site: Walter Ledet Track and Field Complex, Northwestern State University

Date: Wednesday April 24th, 2024

Host School:Alexandria Senior High & Ruston High School 

Pre Meet Information


  • $10 for adults and students; children under five are free.

Coaches Packet:

  • Coachs packet will be available for pick up from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Implement Room at the north end of the track

Entry Fee:

  • The entry fee will be $170 per school regardless of the number of competitors qualified. 

  • Please make check payable to: Alexandria Senior High School

Athletic Training

  • First Aid station will be located next to the check in Facility at the south end of the stadium. Ruston Highs training staff will be on hand. Stretching and other services of that nature will not be provided by athletic trainers. 

Coaches/Officials Hospitality

  • The Implement Room at the north end of the track will provide hospitality for coaches and officials.

    Meet Procedures

Officials Technical Meeting

  • 11:00 - 11:30 Implement Room at the north end of the track

Coaches Technical Meeting

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Implement Room at the north end of the track

Starting TimeField events 1:00 p.m.

Running events 3:00 p.m. (4 x 800)

Implement weigh in11:30 - 12:30

  • All implements will be checked in and impounded.  Implement weigh- in will be located in the track building. Any implements failing inspection will be impounded and held by meet management until the event is completed.  

  • Implements not checked in may not be used for warm-up.


  • Team championship trophy and runner-up for both boys and girls

  • Individual and relay medals for first, second and third place finishers


  • Individual: 10-8-6-4-2-1

  • Relays: 10-8-6-4-2-1

Team Areas

  • Team areas may be established outside the perimeter of the fence.  No team areas are allowed in the stands or around the oval.


  • Athletes are to warm up on the soccer field. Hurdles will be available on the soccer field for warm-up.


  • Coaches are allowed on the track (not the infield) during the field events until 30 minutes (3:00 p.m.) to the start of the 4x800.

  • Coaches will be allowed around the perimeter of the track throughout the rest of the competition.

Field Event Information: Horizontal Jumps/Throws

  • One flight of 12 will be established worst to best according to entrees. The seven best prelim performances will advance to the finals in the field events.

Field Event Information: Vertical Jumps

  • Starting height for the high jump will be 3 lower than the lowest competitors performance entered.  Starting height for the pole vault will be 6 lower than the lowest competitors performance entered.

Running Events

  • Alley start with 1 turn stagger for the 800

  • Waterfall start for the 1600, 3200 and 4 x 800

  • One heat of eight & one heat of four will be run in the following events:

    • 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, 100, 200, 400, 100h/110h, 300h


  • All scratches must be submitted before 12:00 noon, Monday April 22nd, in writing via email to morgan.smith@lincolnschools.org.  Do NOT Scratch your athlete(s) on MileSplit. According to the LHSAA by-laws, you must notify the coach of the alternate athlete.  The meet director will then scratch your athlete and replace your athlete with the alternate. The heat sheets will go out after this deadline ASAP for your review.  


  • All athletes in the running events must check in with the clerk of the course (located at the north end of the track), 30 minutes prior to their event. Final call will take place 20 minutes prior to event start time. Field event competitors should check in at the event site 30 minutes prior to the event.

Relay Personnel

  • District entries allow up to 8 athletes to be entered for the relays. These athletes will be locked in on the mile split platform for the regional and state meet entries. Relay cards will be filled out at the end of the meet. Relay Changes (NEW):

    After the district qualifiers have been advanced from the district meet to the regional meet on the MileSplit platform, all relay alternate changes will be updated by the qualifying coaches on the MileSplit platform in the regional meet. District meet directors shall not upload relay changes in the district results on MileSplit. The district meet results should reflect who actually participated. Relay changes after the conclusion on the regional meets will be made in the corresponding state platform as well.

School Field Event working assignments:

Make sure and be prepared to have 1-2 coaches and 2 student workers to properly work the event. We appreciate your help at this neutral site track meet. Field Event sheets and clipboards will be picked up by the timer tent by the finish line. Measuring tapes and tape stakes will be provided by Ruston High School. Rakes for the jumps will be provided by NSU. Please return all items to the timer tent at the conclusion of the field events. Thanks!

Field Event Assignments:

Girls High Jump - West Monroe / Southwood

Boys High Jump - Benton / Natchitoches Central

Pole Vault - Lafayette (G) / West Ouachita (B)

Girls Long Jump - Captain Shreve / Comeaux

Boys Long Jump - Parkway / Sam Houston

Girls Triple Jump - Byrd / Barbe

Boys Triple Jump - Pineville / New Iberia

Shot Put - Haughton / Alexandria / Carencro

Discus - Airline /Acadiana / Southside

Javelin - Sulphur / Ouachita / Ruston

Region 1 5A Championships Time Schedule

Field Events

1:00pm Events

Girls Pole Vault - followed by Boys Pole Vault

Boys High Jump west pit

Girls High Jump east pit

Boys Long Jump west pit

Girls Long Jump east pit

Girls Discus - northwest outfield ring

Boys Shot Put - north infield ring

Boys Javelin - followed by Girls Javelin

2:00pm Events

Boys Triple Jump -west pit

Girls Triple Jump -east pit

Boys Discus - northwest outfield ring

Girls Shot Put - north infield ring

*** The events highlighted will begin at approximately 10 minutes from the completion of the previous events with the exception of the boys pole vault.  The boys vault will begin 20 minutes after the completion of the girls pole vault.

Running events

3:00pm4x800 meter relay-girls

3:15pm4x800 meter relay-boys

3:30pm100-meter hurdles - girls

3:40pm110-meter hurdles - boys

3:50pm100-meter dash - girls

4:00pm100-meter dash - boys

4:10pm4x200 meter relay-girls

4:20pm4x200 meter relay-boys

4:30pm1600-meter run - girls

4:40pm1600-meter run - boys

4:50pm4x100 meter relay - girls

5:00pm4x100 meter relay - boys

5:10pm400-meter dash - girls

5:20pm400-meter dash - boys

5:30pm300-meter hurdles - girls

5:40pm300-meter hurdles - boys

5:50pm800-meter dash - girls

6:00pm800-meter dash - boys

6:10pm200-meter dash - girls

6:20pm200-meter dash - boys

6:30pm3200-meter run - girls

6:45pm3200-meter run - boys

7:00pm4x400 meter relay - girls

7:10pm4x400 meter relay - boy

Competition Venue


  • Polyurethane surface of 8-42 lane track and runways for vault, high jump, and horizontal jumps. spikes only please

  • Polyurethane javelin approach. spikes only please


  • Water fall: 1600 meter run & 3200 meter run

  • One turn stagger alleys (White/green): 800 meter run 

  • One turn stagger (white/green): 200 meter dash

  • Two turn stagger (white): 400 meter dash & 4x100 meter relay

  • Three turn stagger (white/blue): 4x400 meter relay

  • Four turn stagger (white/red): 4x200 meter relay

Exchange zones

  • 4x100 yellow

  • 4x200 red (1st exchange), red (2nd exchange), and yellow (3rd exchange)

  • 4x400 blue