2012 UC San Diego Triton Invitational


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UC San Diego Triton Invitational

Friday-Saturday, April 27-28, 2012

DEADLINE: Entries will close at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24

All Entries must be done online at: www.directathletics.com




  • $10 per entry or $400 per gender – whichever is less. This pertains only to athletes competing for their college.
  • Collegiate teams will pay fees the day of the meet, including fees for redshirts.
  • Redshirt athletes can now be entered through the team accounts, but teams will be responsible for paying entry fees on day of meet.
  • TFFRS Alert: Please be sure to enter your athletes accurately on Directathletics. We will not manually enter TFRRS numbers.


  • $20.00 per individual entry, including relays, must be paid at time of registration through www.directathletics.com.
  • There will be NO day of meet registrations. NO refunds for scratches after entries close.


  • All non-collegiate athletes are required to sign a waiver form before being allowed to compete.
  • Those who are not 18 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form before being cleared to compete.


Top 10 ranked U.S. and Top 50 World-ranked athletes may have entry fees waived upon request. This is based on 2010 or 2011 Track and Field News rankings. Email asalerno@ucsd.edu to enter as an elite athlete.

No Entries will be accepted after the 5:00 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, April 24.


No late or day-of-meet entries will be accepted. No refunds for scratches after entries close.


Fully automatic FINISH LYNX timing system for all track races.


NCAA Rules. No false start rule. All Field events will be measured in metric.



T-Shirt Awards will be given to the winner of each event. In relay events, all team members on the winning team will receive awards.


All entries are subject to verification by meet management. All sections are considered Invitational unless indicated otherwise. Competitors will receive three attempts each in prelims, with the top eight advancing to finals for three additional attempts. The Open Sections of the Shot and Discus for both men and women will follow the Invitational. Open sections competitors will receive four attempts with no finals. If necessary, later flights of the discus for both men and women will be moved to the infield. Field event athletes must report to their event 30 minutes prior to event start time.


Will be done for all throwing events in the South Hallway of the track and field building. Implements will be certified at the hammer faciltiy on Friday.



We will run the number of races needed to accommodate all entries. Races will be run slowest to fastest with the fastest heat last. Athletes in track events must report to the clerk located at the tunnel at least 30 minutes prior to their event or they will be scratched. Athletes will be escorted to the starting line.


Please report any pre-meet scratches to the clerk’s table in the tunnel. If scratches are necessary during the meet, please report them to the clerk.


Start lists will be posted on our website at www.ucsdtritons.com by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday April 25. Please enter legitimate marks from the 2012 season for your athletes. With proper planning and the submission of legitimate marks, we will be able to provide full, competitive fields for everybody. Any suspicious or unverifiable entry marks will be seeded at the discretion of meet management without notice. NCAA coaches are reminded that new rules require correct verifiable entry marks.

Coaches: due to the new TFRRS system, please be sure to enter your athletes accurately. We will not manually enter TFRRS numbers.


Results will be posted at the end of each day at the links below:
Thursday Results
Friday Results
Complete Results

Results are also available at DirectAthletics here


There will be no warm up in the stadium. The field on the south side of the tunnel will be used for warm-up though space may be limited.


Athletics Trainers will be available near the clerk's tent in front of the tunnel. Please contact Head Athletics Trainer Kevin Messey at kmessey@ucsd.edu for any athletic training needs you may have. Team athletics trainers may set up in this area also.


10 lanes on the straightaway -- nine lanes on the curve track with fully synthetic javelin and high jump approach areas. Pyramid spikes only -- 1/4 inch maximum for both field and track events. 3/8 inch spikes are permitted for the high jump and javelin. Spikes will be checked by field event judges and at the clerk's table for track events. Shower facilities are available at the stadium. Hammer/Discus facility is on the West side of the track building.


All coaches and athletes should remain on the perimeter of the track with the exception athletes who are competing at that time. Team camps may be set-up in the stands or along the fence on east side of the stadium. Please do not set up team camps on the terraces next to the pole vault area.


Triton Stadium is located at the corner of Genesee and North Torrey Pines Drive. To reach the stadium, exit I-5 at Genesee Ave. and go West. At the top of the hill, turn left on North Torrey Pines Road and then left again at the first light (UCSD Northpoint Drive). Due to recent construction, the nearest parking is now in the Hopkins Parking structure about 500 meters from the track. There is no charge for parking on Saturday. Parking restrictions are enforced on Friday and permits are available for purchase. 


Parking will be free on Saturday, April 28 in "A", "B" and "S" spaces. Parking restrictions will be enforced on Friday, April 27. Check at the information booth upon entering campus for parking restrictions on Friday. State vehicles displaying E plates are exempt from parking fees. Park in the Hopkins Parking Structure south of  RIMAC Arena. Parking spaces on the east side of lot #359 next to the track building will be reserved for officials displaying an issued permit. Click here for parking directions.


Athletes in uniform and coaches will be allowed access to the stadium. Spectators will be charged $5.00 for adults, visiting students, senior citizens and children over the age of 7. The entry fee for students with a valid ID is $3.


Contact Tony Salerno by email at: asalerno@ucsd.edu

We look forward to having you here for another great UC
San Diego Triton Invitational!