The Bradley V. Urschel Track & Field Invitational has been in existence since 1997. The meet originally started out as collaborative effort by St. Mark’s School of Texas and Lexington Academy back in 1994. In 1997, St. Mark’s decided to rename the meet in honor of Bradley V. Urschel, St. Mark’s class of 1979. The format of the meet is structured as an opportunity for Private School athletes, both Middle and Upper school, to compete in an environment that fosters good competition, fair play, and respect for others. St. Mark’s goes to great length to ensure that every athlete gets a time or mark and has a great experience. This meet is the largest of its kind in Texas. In the past years, we have welcomed over 1,400 athletes as well as their coaches, family, and friends for two days of great competition.

March 24–25, 2017

Dates & Times
Friday, March 24 (middle school)
Field events at 1:00 p.m. and running events at 1:30 & 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 25 (high school)
Varsity field events at 9:00 a.m. and running events at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Site
St. Mark’s School of Texas
Norma & Lamar Hunt Family Stadium
10600 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 346-8183
(Fax) 214-346-8630

Facilities
Eight-lane TARTAN track in a lighted stadium. The runways have the same surface. Only ¼ pyramid spikes are allowed. The shot put and discus rings are brushed concrete and located outside the stadium on the southeast field.

Entries & Results
Please remember that the entry limit is three atheletes per individual event and one team per relay. Entries will be done through www.athletic.netEntry deadline is Monday, March 20, by 6:00 p.m. You will find step-by-step directions on the website so that there is no confusion. You may make changes to your roster or athletes events anytime before the deadline.

Entry Fee
$150.00 for each team (boys and girls are considered separate teams) of 8 or more athletes. $10.00 for individual entries. It is not necessary to have separate checks for each division. Entry fee should be mailed ahead of time or brought to the meet. Make checks payable to: St. Mark's School of TexasDo not send cash. Receipts will be given when entries are picked up. No refunds because of changes, illness, weather etc.

Seeding
All running events will be seeded and lanes drawn according to times submitted. If no time was submitted, those athletes will automatically be placed in the outside lanes by the computer.

Changes
Last minute changes (no new additions!) will be emailed to turek@smtexas.org by Tuesday, March 15, by 6:00 p.m. Please make changes clear and readable. Name of athletes, division, event added or deleted or entry marked changed. This procedure is very important so that we have “true” numbers in all the events. No empty lanes!

Rules
The meet will be governed by National Federation Rules.
Exception: One false start is charged to the field. 
Exception: Varsity athletes may be entered in 5 events, including relays.
Middle School athletes may be entered in 4 events, including relays.

Awards
Custom medals will be given to the top Three (3) in each individual event and top three (3) teams in the relays. Team awards will be given to the top two (2) in each division.

Parking
Parking will be allowed in the main parking lot.  Busses are to park adjacent to the curb at the north end of the school.

Team Check-In
Coaches only should pick up their packets in the tent at the north end of the track on Friday between noon – 1:00 p.m. On Saturday coaches only should pick up their packet at the same place between 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Athletes and coaches must be stamped  for: 1) access onto the field, 2) entry into an event, and 3) receiving awards. You are allowed 1 coach for every 10 athletes. Heat Sheets will be in your packet at the check-in table and on the result board.

Results
Individual results will be posted at the conclusion of that event on 4’ X 8’ blue/gold board at the north end of the stadiums soon as they are entered into the computer. Do not enter the press box if there is a problem. Please see John Turek to resolve the problem. Complete results will be posted on athletic.net by Monday, March 23.

Event Check-In
Running events:  Athletes must check-in 45 minutes prior to their race at the clerk-of-the-course tent at the south end of the stadium. 
Field events:  Athletes must check-in 45 minutes prior to their event at the event site. *There will be no weigh-in’s of implements
 
Trainers
St. Mark’s Trainers will be handling all medical needs.  We recommend that you bring your own supplies and the trainers will help you in any way.
 
Concessions
There will be one (1) stand operating both days. There will be water and electrolyte replenishment on the field both days for athletes, staff, and coaches only.
 
Coaches Lunch
There will be a complimentary *lunch for all the coaches at the concession stand on Friday and a *lunch on Saturday in the main cafeteria.  *Must present coupon.
 
Team Areas
In the stands or outside the fenced track only!!!  Only participating athletes, coaches and working staff are allowed on the main field.  No portable/personal sound systems allowed the competition area!  Do not jump fences!!!! Go through the appropriate gates as to not interfere with the running of the meet.
 
Clean-Up
Enclosed in your packet is one (1) large trash bag.  We would like to encourage you and your athletes to please clean up your area before you leave St. Mark’s.

St. Mark's School of Texas

10600 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75230

214-346-8000

About Us

St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.