This is NOT the official website for the Pioneer Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference. 

For the official PVIAC conference website please go to: www.pviac.net.
LOVE TRACK??  Want to know what's happening in other parts of Massachusetts, New England, the US, and the world?  Check out these other websites for extensive T&F and XC coverage.
www.coolrunning.com - T&F, XC, and Road Racing news, schedules and results from all over the Northeast.
www.dyestat.com - national coverage of high school T&F and XC.  Part of ESPN Rise group of high school sports websites. 
www.MassRunners.comMass TOP 50 lists, results, and discussion forums from other parts of Massachusetts.  PVIAC results are shared with this site.  An affiliate of www.mileSplit.us.    
www.TrackTalk.net - national news and results coverage as well as discussion forums on a wide range of T&F topics.
www.usatfne.org - the official website of USA Track & Field, New England Division.  Track and XC results and schedules.  Lots of info. about meets outside of the high school season.
www.athletic.net -state by state coverage of middle school, high school, and college track and field and cross country.  Very extensive top performance lists.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ATTENTION COACHES:  Have you joined the Western Mass Track Coaches Association?  Contact Michael Budd (youralarmguy@aol.com) for information about upcoming meetings.  All track and cross country coaches are welcome!  
             ​BE ACTIVE - GET INVOLVED!!
Photo by Chris Kane 
 MSTCA COACHES HALL OF FAME
How does a coach get selected for the MSTCA HALL OF FAME? 
The process begins with the nomination of a coach.  In order for a nomination to be considered the nominee must:  1.  Be a member of the MSTCA* while coaching, 2. Have a coaching history spanning a minimum of 20 years (not seasons), 3.  Have success coaching individuals, dual, league, and state meets, 4.  Be an exemplary role model well respected by peers, and 5.  Have made contributions to the sport beyond his/her own team.

All nominations are reviewed by a selection committee.
Documentation and letters of recommendation should be submitted to the committee to support the nomination.  Nomination forms can be downloaded by clicking on the "Awards" tab on the MSTCA website (www.MSTCA.org).
 
                       OTHER MSTCA AWARDS
Coach of the Year
Assistant coach of the Year
Frank Kelly Adversity Award (athlete award)
Athletes Hall of Fame

*Go to www.MSTCA.org  award histories, membership applications, meet schedules, results, and clinic information.     
www.MSTCA.org - Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association.  MSTCA event results and schedules.






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Western Mass
 Members of the
MSTCA Coaches
Hall of Fame

1981-R. Benedetti
          Pittsfield
1984- P. Whitlock
           Cathedral
1986- R. Atkinson
           Southwick
1990- R. Crowley
           Amherst
1994- K. Caouette
Special Recognition--
Official
1997- F. Dutille
           E. Long.
1999- W. Mac-
        Donald, Athol
2000- B. Davis
          Chic. Comp
2002- P. Conway
          Greenfield
2003- T. Dutkie-
          wicz, Central
2005- E. Goff
           Chicopee
2007- W. Kane
           Holyoke
2008- D. Lengeiza
         Holyoke Cath
2009- R. Delisle
          W. Spfld.
2010- J. Chadwick
          Mohawk
2012- M. Rasool
          Amherst
2014- R. Smith
          Frontier Reg.​​
2016- Nominations                 open- contact
          MSTCA WMass           reps Michael                 Budd or Linda               Rowbotham.​​​
NOTICE
All NFSHSA and MIAA rules  regarding UNIFORMS,  SPORTSMANSHIP, and ELECTRONIC DEVICES will be strictly enforced at all PVIAC meets!
                  MSTCA NEWS
                    ​(www.mstca.org)


​​In order to participate in any MSTCA sponsored meet during the indoor season a team must submit a single waiver form and file a roster of all eligible athletes with MSTCA president Jim Hoar by December 13, 2016.  Team single payment plan option is due by December 9, 2016.
​​​For all meet and membership information go to: www.mstca.org.

2017 MSTCA - Dr. George Steele Relays will be held at West Springfield High School.

NOTE:*  ​​​​​ALL MSTCA meets are entered through Direct Athletics NOT TrackCentral.
ATTENTION
 COACHES

     
The NFHSmuch  
jewelry rule has been eliminated!  

However, in the PVIAC Indoor League, if, in the judgement of the High Jump official, jewelry may cause injury to an athlete it MUST be re-moved or taped.​​
ATTENTION COACHES:
2016-17 PVIAC Indoor Track Championship Qualifying Update

​​Qualifying Standards Revision
If fewer than 24 athletes have qualified for any given event in the championship meet the fields for those events will be opened to anyone in the top 24 performances listed on trackCentral.net’s TopConference Performances list. All ties for the 24th spot will be allowed in. This list can be viewed on trackCentral.net by clicking on the REPORTS menu and going to the bottom of the blue menu boxes on the left side of the page.
If 24 or more athletes meet the published qualifying standard no additional “provisional qualifiers” will be brought in.
For example, the BOY’S HIGH JUMP appears to have fewer than 5 qualifiers at the current time. If this situation were unchanged by the end of the season the championship field would go as far down as 5’02” (Derek Girouard). The opening height would then become 1 increment higher than the lowest qualifier(s).
Please do not enter an athlete into the meet who has not achieved the qualifying mark or is not listed in the TOP 24 PERFORMANCES for that event! Check the championship meet Performance Lists posted on pviactrack.com to see if “provisional qualifiers” have been added to the meet.
4X800 Relay
Since the 4X800 event is rarely run during the season there has always been a great deal of inaccuracy in projecting a seed time for that event. To avoid some of the messy situations that have occurred in the past, meet management is asking that you: 1) give great and careful thought to whether your 4X800 team should even be entered in a championship meet, and 2) attempt to calculate the most accurate seed time as possible if you do decide to enter the event.
Meet management reserves the right to pull slow or lapped teams off of the track as early as the second leg if necessary to prevent clogging up the track with slower runners. If possible (depending on time constraints) an unseeded (slow) section may be run.
As always, thank you for your cooperation in making this a great league!


​​​​​​​2016-17 PVIAC Indoor Track Results, Scores, Dates and Deadlines

​​​​​​​Friday, December 9-- Meet #1 @ Smith College.
Results and scores CLICK HERE.

Friday, December 16 -- Meet #2 @ Smith College. ​Results and scores CLICK HERE..​​

​​Friday, January 6 -- Meet #3 @ Smith College.
Results and scores CLICK HERE.
​​​
First new record of this season set on January 6, 2017 --  Pioneer Division 300m - Nikolas Smith, Northampton  35.54!!

​Friday, January 13 -- Meet #4 @ Smith College.
Results and scores CLICK HERE.

Thursday, January 19 -- Entries for Meet #5 due by 9PM.

​​Friday​, January 20 -- Meet #5 @ Smith College.
Results and scores CLICK HERE.

Thursday, January 26 -- Entries for Meet #6 due by 9PM.

​​​​Friday, January 27 -- Meet #6 @ Smith College.
Results and scores CLICK HERE.

Thursday, February 2 -- Entries for Meet #7 due by 9PM

​​​Friday, February 3 -- Meet #7 @ Smith College.
Result and scores CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, February 7 -- Championship Meet entries due by 9PM

Friday, February 10 --PVIAC Championship Meet
​​Results and scores CLICK HERE.

Wed-Sun, Feb 15-19 -- MIAA State Class Meets.  Check MIAA website for information.

Sunday, February 26 -- MIAA Auerbach All-State Championship Meet​​​.  Check MIAA website for information.


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