​Welcome to the Meet: 

Meet Director Thayer Redman welcomes invited teams to the 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Track and Field Invitational, starting at 9:00am on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The meet is open to invited coaches and their high school age athletes competing for their invited high school team.

A new event has been added to the Randy Smith-Journal Inquirer Track Meet, and it is one of the most exciting in track and field — the Steeplechase.

Meet director Thayer Redman announced that two special exhibition races — the Boys and Girls 1200m steeplechase — will be held for the first time when the 36th annual event takes place on Saturday, May 20, at the newly refurbished Manchester High Track. As an exhibition event, each school will be able to enter runners but will not will not count toward the team point standings. Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each race and the top 8 finishers will earn medals.

The event is sponsored by the Manchester Road Race and will be named after Manchester legend Joe McCluskey, a former Olympian who was a multi-time winner of the Manchester Road Race.

To mark this special occasion, each race will have a special grand marshal to run with the high school athletes.

For the girl's steeplechase, Ashley Higginson, a two-time runner-up in the USA Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, will be on hand. In addition to her runner-up finish in 2013 and 2014, she was the 2008 Junior runner-up in the 5,000 meters. Higginson graduated from Princeton in 2011 and also competed for team USA in the 2013 World Championships.

The boy's steeplechase will feature Olympian Donn Cabral who competed in the JI track meet when he was a member of the Glastonbury High track team and still holds the meet record for the 3,200 meters. He was an 8-time All-America while running at Princeton and set the American collegiate record in the steeplechase. He won the NCAA steeplechase championship in 2012 and has competed in the last two Summer Olympic Games. Donn finished eighth in the steeplechase at the recent 2016 Olympics.

Coaches should note that there are four parts to the registration for the meet listed in the Registration section.

Coaches need to submit:
1. Intent to Enter,
2. Signup as Officials,
3. Submit a Team Profile ,
4. Make Head Count Event entries

Coaches and captains are also asked to attend Media Night at 6pm, Monday May 15, 2017.

Start your meet registration today by completing the required online Intent to Enter form so that you are notified of any meet news. Please see the meet website for all meet information, instructions and important registration dates.

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Featured Meet Results Posted for 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Invite

5-20-2017 - 5:30pm

The complete meet results are now available below for the 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Invite from MySportsResults.com on the Results page sponsored by soundRUNNER of Branford, Fairfield, Glastonbury and Old Saybrook.

The meet was held at Manchester High School in Manchester CT on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

The meet results are also available as part of the performance lists at the Athletic.net Connecticut Track and Field Homepage for the 2017 Outdoor Season.

Final Team Entry Reports Posted for 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Invite

5/16/2017 - 6:20pm

1. The final team entry reports for the 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Invite scheduled for Saturday May 20, 2017 are available on the Meet Reports page in HTML and PDF format. Reports include Performance List and Team Entries reports for Boys and Girls.

2. Scratches will be accepted on MEET DAY prior to the start of the meet. Do not email requests for scratches.

3. The meet entry file has been delivered to the Manchester HS Timing service.
For any further meet questions or comments please contact Meet DirectorThayer Redman at tnsred@hotmail.com

4. The Performance lists are provided for reference only and are subject to changes based on scratches which result in re-seeding. The clerk of course at the meet will have the official start lists.

Team Entry Reports Posted for 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Invite

5/15/2017 - 9:45pm

1. The team entry reports for the 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Invite scheduled for Saturday May 20, 2017 are available on the Meet Reports page in HTML and PDF format for on-time entries. Reports include Performance List and Team Entries reports for Boys and Girls. Reports are based upon entries received by the deadline.

2. Scratches will be accepted on MEET DAY prior to the start of the meet. Do not email requests for scratches.

3. Due to the late entry deadline, please address only emergency event entry questions ASAP by TUESDAY, 5:00pm to Ron Knapp at email: ezmeetentry@cs.com  . Make sure to include NAME OF MEET, your name, school, contact phone and detailed information for prompt review.

4. The Performance lists are provided for reference only and are subject to changes based on scratches which result in re-seeding. The clerk of course at the meet will have the official start lists.

Alert - Meet Event Entry Now at Athletic.net

5/5/2017 - 4:30pm

The meet event entry has been changed Athletic.net registration services due to recent service issues with the Head Count system. Please refer to the Athletic.net meet link on the Meet Registration page for all entry instructions. If you haven't previously used Athletic.net for meet registration you can create a free account at their home page at: https://www.athletic.net/ for your school. Most Connecticut schools already have team rosters populated due to results reporting but you will still need to ensure that all your athletes are available for entry into the meet with their correctly spelled names.

Intent to Enter Open for Registration

3/29/2017 8:00pm

Meet Director Thayer Redman welcomes invited teams to the 36th Randy Smith Journal Inquirer Greater Manchester Track and Field Invitational, starting at 9:00am on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The meet is open to invited coaches and their high school age athletes competing for their invited high school team.

Coaches should note that there are four parts to the registration for the meet listed in the Registration section.

Coaches need to submit:
1. Intent to Enter,
2. Signup as Officials,
3. Submit a Team Profile
4. Make Head Count Event entries

Coaches and captains are also asked to attend Media Night at 6pm, Monday May 15, 2017.

Start your meet registration now by submitting your Intent to Enter on the Meet Registration page! 

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Manchester High School
134 East Middle Turnpike
Manchester CT 06040

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