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11th Annual Dorothy Dawson Invite

University of Illinois Armory
505 E. Armory Avenue

Champaign, Illinois 61820
January 5, 2019



Entry fees are:  $10.00 per event and $40.00 per relay.  Entry fees will not be transferred or refunded.



This meet is open to athletes who fall within the age divisions listed below. Membership in USATF or AAU is not required to participate in this event.


Illinois high school athletes can participate in this event. Because this event takes place prior to the start of the high school season, it does not count in the number of meet restrictions as set forth by the IHSA.


Age Divisions:       

Age divisions are determined by year of birth. 

*Note - Athletes must be 18 years old or younger on the day of the meet.


The 0-12 age groups can compete in a maximum of three (3) events including relays. The 13-18 age groups can compete in a maximum of four (4) events including relays. Athletes must compete in their true age divisions – NO “MOVING UP”!



Registration is online. The deadline is Wednesday, January 2nd at 5:00 p.m. C.S.T. The entry fees must be paid at the Coach O site prior to the deadline. DAY OF MEET ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!


All athletes on teams (including relay alternates) must be registered online.


Check-In Requirements:

A packet will be provided for each team and unattached athlete consisting of a team roster with events entered.  A team representative or the unattached athlete is responsible for picking up the packet. On the day of the meet, packets can be picked up at the Armory one hour before the scheduled start time.



 Event medals will be presented to participants and relay teams who finish in 1st – 3rd place.



Anyone desiring to officiate at this meet is encouraged to contact Jamero Rainey via email at usatfilofficials@gmail.com.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.



The Armory field house has an awesome indoor track with many facility upgrades. Only ¼” or smaller pyramid spikes are allowed.  Christmas tree spikes are not allowed. Spikes may be inspected on the track.  No radios, glass containers, or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the facility. Fully Automatic Timing will be provided using Finishlynx Cameras interfaced with Hy-Tek Meet Manager.



Starting blocks and batons will be provided. Throwers can provide their own implements that will be certified prior to use.


Event Results

During the competition, event results will be posted at the track facility. Afterwards, the results will be posted at the following site:  www.usatfillinois.org. Go to ”Association Championships”.


There will be a $100 fee (cash only) for all protests. Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee at once and no later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced. A protest must be a violation of a rule and not a disagreement with a judgment call. The protest fee is refunded if the protest is upheld.



Admission fee is $10.00 for ages 6 and up (5 and under are free). The admission fee for Seniors 65 and up is $5.00 upon the presentation of a government issued ID. An admission fee is not applicable to coaches who provide a current photo ID and are listed in the Coaches Registry.




From North:

Take I-94 E. to Indiana

Take I-294 S. exit.

Take the exit onto I 80 W.

Take exit 151A onto I-57 S.

Take exit 237A for I-74 East.

Take exit i182 Neil St.

Turn right onto N. Neil St.

Turn left onto E Washington.

Turn right on N. 1st St.

Turn left onto E Armory Avenue.

Turn right on S 5th St.


From South

Take i-57 N.

Take exit 220.

Turn right onto US-45 N.

Turn right onto W. Kirby Ave.

Turn left onto s. 4th St.

Turn right onto E. Armory Ave.

Turn left onto S. 5th St.


From West

Take I-72 E.

Take exit 98A to merge onto I-72 E/US-36 E, Continue to follow I-72 E.

Continue onto W. University Ave.

Turn right onto W. Mattis Ave.
Turn left on W. Springfield Ave.

Turn right onto s 5th St.

From East:

Take I-74 W.

Take exit 185 to merge onto IL-130 S.

Continue straight onto E University Ave.

Turn left onto S. Wright St.

Turn right onto E Springfield Ave.

Take the 2nd left onto S. 5th Ave.



Brenda Kimbrough, bbkimbrough@gmail.com

Lorette Cherry, usatfil@sbcglobal.net, 815-991-5429



Event Schedule

11th Annual Dorothy Dawson Invite

January 5, 2019


Running Events (8:00 a.m.)       Field Events (8:00 a.m.)

1500/3000 Race walk (F)          Long Jump (4 jumps, youngest to oldest)

60M Hurdles (F)                        Pole Vault Girls (13-18)

60M Dash (F)                            Pole Vault Boys (13-18)

800M Run (F)                            High Jump Girls (18-11)

4X200 Relay (F)                         High Jump  Boys (18-11)

3000M Run (F)                          Triple Jump (4 jumps, youngest to oldest, follows LJ)

400M Dash (F)                          Shot Put (4 throws, oldest to youngest)

1500M Run (F)

200M Dash (F)

4x400 Relay (F)






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