MECTA CAPTAINS MEETING
May 17, 2000 Minutes
Present: Cheryl Gilbert (BIW), Jen Drew (Acadia), Jenny Nelson (USM), Tom
Blake (Meet Director), Joe Hermans (MMC), Peter Serunian (BCBS), Bill Whelan (LL Bean),
Dick McPhail (UNUM), Irene Fitzgerald (Treasurer), Chris Supple (G.H. Bass)
Peter Serunian announced that as of this meeting there are a total of 13 teams
registered. The assignment of numbers is not complete, but is making good progress, and
should be all set for the first meet. At this time the league has not received payment
from Forum Financial and Aetna. Irene Fitzgerald will follow up with these teams.
There was discussion regarding combined teams. It was concluded from the By Laws that
the total, count of a combined team, would determine the division in which that team
It was determined that the minimum age of an athlete is 18 years. Team Captains should
insure that there are no athletes under 18 planning to compete.
Rule Books: 2000 additions may be ready for pickup. Irene Fitzgerald will check with
P.O. Box: It seems as though some ID number is needed to obtain a P.O. Box. Irene
Fitzgerald is looking into this.
Meet Locations: Paperwork required by Thornton Academy has been faxed. Irene Fitzgerald
is working with Thornton Academy to insure they receive all the correct information that
they require. McMann Field in Bath has been confirmed for June 7, 2000 and June 28, 2000.
Certified 5K Run: There was discussion about whether or not to pay to get the 5K runs
certified. It was decided among those present that we would not officially certify the
courses, but they would be advertised as non-certified 5K Runs. There will be a 5K race at
the State Meet rather than a 2 mile race. Tom Blake is looking for some volunteers to help
map out the courses for 5K races
Insurance Coverage: United States Track and Field has insurance coverage available for
athletes. Irene Fitzgerald can obtain forms if anyone is interested. This will be left up
to each team Captain to notify their team members. There was discussion of the possibility
of creating a liability waiver form for MECTA, similar to those signed by athletes who
compete in road races.
Late Team Registration: No one will be allowed to compete on May 24th if they
were no registered by May 10th. They will be able to compete at the follow on
meets. Please submit any additions to Peter Serunian by the Friday prior to the next
Wednesday meet. For the New England Regionals, out of state teams should submit their team
rosters by June 2, 2000.
Tom Blake plans to start the meets promptly and on time. Team Captains need to inform
their team members of the correct times.
Tom Blake is looking for input as to how much information should be put out by the
announcer. Announcing the top 3 finishers in each event, or just the winners of each
event, were considered. No final decision was made.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 5:30 PM, at Blue Cross
Blue Shield. There will be no meeting prior to the New England Regionals unless it is
The meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM.