58th Elmer Ball Oxford Invitational

Saturday April 24th, 2021
Oxford High School
Gates open at 8am   Competion begins at 10am
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8:00 am          Gates Open-Packet pick-up at concessions stand.

9:05 am           Coaches meeting located behind the press box.

9:30 am           Prelim and Field Event scratches due.  

                        -Field event scratches to be done at event site with event official.

9:40 am           1st Call Field Events

9:45 am           2nd Call Field Events

9:50 am           3rd Call Field Events

9:55 am           National Anthem

*Field Events Begin*


10:00 am         Girls High Jump (Boys to follow)

                         Boys Pole Vault (Girls to follow)

                         Boys Discus---Top 9 to Finals (Girls to follow) 

                         Girls Shot Put---Top 9 to Finals (Boys to follow)

                         Boys Long Jump-open order (45 minutes)---Top 9 to Finals (Girls to follow)

*Running Events Begin*



11:00 am           Scratches due

11:25 am            National Anthem

11:30 am            3200m Relay Finals

                           110m and 100m Hurdles

100m Dash

800m Relay

1600m Run (*multiple sections if needed*)

400m Relay

400m Dash

300m Hurdles

800m Run (*multiple sections if needed*)

200m Dash

3200m Run

1600m Relay


*Times are approximate. Events may begin earlier than scheduled if possible*


  • Team buses should drop students at the pool/stadium loop on the South side of the high school and park in the north corner of the north lot near Ray and Oxford Road. Spectators are also encouraged to park in the South Lot.


Additional Qualifiers:

  • All running AQ's for the running events were derived from previous years' results at the Oxford Invite.  Our hope is that these marks are challenging while still allowing athletes that have earned that mark an additional opportunity to compete.  There is a hard cap of one additional qualifier per individual event per team if ALL FOUR HAVE MET THE QUALIFYING STANDARD.  Please DO NOT enter three athletes unless ALL have met the standard. If four athletes are entered and any have not met the standard, the slowest time/lowest mark will automatically be scratched.  



  • Athletic.net online entries ONLY will be used for this meet. Online entries are due by 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. Each team may not enter more than three (3) athletes in each event, including field events PLUS one (1) additional qualifier IF ALL FOUR (4) athletes have MET AQ.  PLEASE, do not enter an athlete that hasn't previously met the AQ.  Each school may only enter one (1) relay team per relay event.


Field Event Guidelines:

  • Please remind athletes not to check out to running events until second call. 


  • Girls Shot Put and Boys Discus go first.

  • 3 throws per  entry: 2-1 format.

  • Top nine to finals: 3 throws, 1-1-1 format

  • Minimum Distance measured:

    • -Discus: 85’- (Boys), 65’-(Girls)

    • -Shot: 25’ -(Girls), 33’ -(Boys)

***1st legal try will be measured regardless of distance, those meeting minimums thereafter***


Long Jump:                    

  • Boys will jump first-45 minute open pit, Finals to follow (top nine-open order), followed by the Girls.

  • Minimum Distance measured:  Girls 13’, Boys 17’

***1st legal try will be measured regardless of distance, those meeting minimums thereafter***


High Jump:                    

  • Girls first:  Starting Height 4',---3” first two raises, 2” thereafter

  • Boys follow: Starting Height: 5',---3” first two raises, 2” thereafter


Pole Vault:                    

  • Boys first: Starting Height 8’, 6” raises

  • Girls follow: Starting Height 6’, 6” raises



  • Paul Matson 

  • Larue Williams

  • Deb Archer

  • Nicole Cuello La O


  • Joseph Beldyga

Facility Guidelines:

  • Full concession stand located at North end of the stadium

  • No locker rooms available, trainer will be available for entire meet.

  • Please keep athletes out of school unless severe weather strikes.

  • Please warn athletes not to jump fences, they will be warned once then disqualified for the remainder of the meet.

  • WARM-UP area will be from the goal line to the 20 yard line of the north end zone.

    • Please remind athletes to be conscious of the 200m Dash starts and line of sight to finish line.

  • NO FOOTBALLS, FRISBEES, or "GAMES" in the fenced area.


Coaches Information:

  • Coaches meeting at 9:05 am

  • Coaches, the press box is for our workers.  Please address any questions or concerns with the meet officials.



  • Eight (8) places will be scored (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1) for each event. Trophies will be awarded to the top two (2) girls and boys teams based on accumulated points. Medals will be awarded to the top eight (8) finishers in each event and for each gender.



  • Oxford Athletics has a Card & Mobile Payment Only ticketing policy at all athletic events with GoFan. Fans are  encouraged to purchase digital tickets prior to arriving at the event, but please do not purchase more than four hours in advance. Credit cards and mobile payment options will be made available at the event, but purchasing online in advance will assure the fastest entry. See the links below regarding buying and sharing your GoFan tickets.  Please see the following link below for more information and to purchase tickets.

  • https://oxfordathletics.org/information/Inside_Athletics/Ticketing_Information


Weather Emergencies:  

  • Oxford High School will be utilized in the event of a weather emergency only. Otherwise, access to the school will not be available.



  • Bathroom facilities and a wide variety of concessions fare will be available at the stadium sponsored by the Oxford Athletic Boosters.

  • Invitational apparel will also be available for purchase.  Due to COVID constraints, we will not have a vendor on site.  However, our usual vendor (Sandlot Sports) has created a web-store to purchase apparel.  The store can be found at the following link:  https://oxfordinvitational.itemorder.com/


Directions to Oxford H.S.


From the South:

  • I-75 North to exit 81 (Lapeer Rd.). Head North on Lapeer Rd. (M-24) approx. 9 miles to downtown Oxford. Turn right at Burdick St. Go approx. 3 blocks to stoplight (Glaspie St./Oxford Rd.) Turn Left (North) and travel approx. ½ mile. School is on the left. Enter through 2nd drive.


From the North:

  • I-69 E/W to M-24 South. Travel approx. 14 miles to Ray Rd. Turn Left (West). Travel approx ½ mile to N. Oxford Rd. Turn Right. Drive approx. ¼ mile to 1st entrance South of HS.


Downtown Oxford Dining:

  • 24th Street Grill (American) – 13 S. Washington Street (248) 628-1217

  • Casa Real (Mexican) – 21 S. Washington Street (248) 969-2801

  • McDonald’s – 655 N Lapeer Rd (248) 628-2780

  • Oxford Tap (American) – 36 S. Washington Street (248) 236-0380

  • Red Knapps (American) – 2 N. Washington Street (248) 628-1200

  • The Golden Dragon (Chinese) - 32 S Washington Street (248) 628-9800‎

  • The Ox Grille (American) - 23 S. Washington Street (248) 628-1400

        Others can be found at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g42570-Oxford_Michigan.html

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