Weights & Measure Clinic


Multnomah University    Saturday Nov. 10th

     8435 SE Glisan St.
     Bradley Hall, Rm. 2
     10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We are happy to announce that the first clinic of the next track season will be held on Nov. 10.  This will be for weights and measures (W&M), which is one of the most important aspects of a well-run track meet.  

There are relatively few officials capable of conducting W&M and this is partially what our clinic is intended to improve - the numbers of us capable to conducting it.  

Another goal of the clinic is for officials to understand the W&M process and to become more aware of how it ties into the running of a meet and what officials' duties are in regard to it.  So, even if you think at this point you are not particularly interested in serving as the W&M person for a meet, you can find out about the process that directly impacts throwing events you might officiate, and that is very worthwhile the time to attend the clinic!

Many if not all of us have been at meets where there is a bit of confusion about why certain implements did or did not pass inspection.  Some of us have had experience helping with W&M with equipment that might have something to be desired.  No matter what, we all recognize that for W&M to be effective, it must be conducted in a reliable, accurate, and quick manner.  

We have a chance to learn from one of the very best in the country, Dale Settje, who has made a name for himself in W&M circles and is in high demand nationally.  Here is an example of meets he's worked.

USATF Masters Outdoor National Championship
NCAA Division 1 Indoor National Championship
Pac 12 Outdoor Conference championship
The Mountain West Indoor and Outdoor Championship
Western Athletic Conference Outdoor and Indoor Championship
GNAC indoor and Outdoor Championship

Dale will also go over the test for those of us wishing to become certified in W&M.  This is an opportunity not to pass up!   Please give us an idea of the numbers of people we can expect by calling the number below.

Scott Phoenix,
Certification Chair, Oregon