Carlos Akers Memorial Invitational 2012

Ona, WV

Meet Information


This year we will not be making calls for events as most meets are run, going instead with a time schedule where each athlete is responsible for showing up for their event at the time listed. There are two reasons for us deciding to do this. First, we feel it will be much better for the athletes to know exactly when their race(s) are so they can plan their warm-ups more accurately, which should produce better performances. Second, we think that it will be a much more pleasant experience for everyone at the meet since we will not have to constantly be on the PA system. I know this will be very different for most of you, but we think that it will make for a better meet.

We will NOT start any race before the time listed in the schedule. If for some reason we get behind, we will do everything possible to catch up. The time schedule is based on the entries we have received and both aggressive and precise. We based it on what we usually take in order to run the amount of races in each event that we will need.

Because of this, there will be a change in the way the kids normally check into their event. All that is outlined in the attached file. I have also attached a copy of the meet schedule so you can let your athletes know what to expect ahead of time.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Coach Parsons at

Based on the entries, this is the largest track meet Midland has put on and we are looking forward to hosting all of you this Saturday.

Matt Lucas
Midland Track