Great 8 Invitational

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road,Nashville, TN 37215

Since 2000, the Great 8 Invitational  has seen the best eight high school athletes from middle Tennessee, across the various classifications, in each event duke it out. There is only one section of each event, It’s way harder to get into Great 8 than qualify for the state meet, so making this meet is a real badge of honor.
The following events are offered: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m,  100/110m Hurdles, 300m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot, Discus, 4 x 100m Relay, 4 x 400m Relay


Track facility opens at 4:30pm | Sunset at 7:32pm

5:15pm: Discus (girls then boys | 4 throws)
5:15pm: Pole Vault (girls then boys) (opening heights: 9′ / 11′)
5:15pm: Long Jump (girls then boys) | 4 jumps
6:00pm: High Jump (girls then boys) (opening heights: 4’10” / 5’8″)
6:45pm: Shot (girls then boys | 4 throws)
6:45pm: Triple Jump (girls then boys) | 4 jumps


CLICK HERE FOR ACCEPTED ENTRIES (updated Monday 6:15pm) | Note: 1600 & 3200 fields expanded to 10, so please review revised entries in link above.

SPECTATORS ALLOWED. $5 at the gate. More info below

6:00pm: Girls 4 x 100m Relay 
6:05pm: Boys 4 x 100m Relay
6:10pm: Girls 1600m
6:20pm: Boys 1600m
6:30pm: Girls 100m Hurdles
6:40pm: Boys 110m Hurdles
6:50pm: Girls 100m
6:55pm: Boys 100m
7:00pm: Girls 400m
7:05pm: Boys 400m
7:15pm: Girls 300m Hurdles
7:25pm: Boys 300m Hurdles
7:35pm: Girls 800m
7:40pm: Boys 800m
7:45pm: Girls 200m
7:50pm: Boys 200m 
7:55pm: Girls 3200m
8:10pm: Boys 3200m
8:25pm: Girls 4 x 400m Relay
8:30pm: Boys 4 x 400m Relay 

The table below displays the minimum marks that (historically) hover around #8 and just get in. If your athletes are under these marks, they will have an excellent chance at getting in. If your athletes are a LONG way off these marks, then there is no need to enter them. But if they are close, they may get in.

Online registration is now LIVE at Milesplit

A few important notes:

2019 outdoor, any 2020, and 2021 indoor and outdoor marks allowed. 

Entries close 7 days before meet – 11:59pm CT Tuesday April 4/20. Marks may be modified to include performances that week, including meets Sat 4/24. A descending order list will be viewable on Milesplit as entries come in.

Meet management will post accepted entries along with 3 alternates per event on Sunday 4/25. Final Declarations required by 12:00pm Monday 4/26

The entry fee is $30 per athlete*, and $50 per relay team.
Entry fee must be paid prior to competing. NO payment will be accepted after the meet. You will not be given your race packets until payment is made. Entry fee may be paid by check (payable to Nashville Track Club) or via credit card over the phone or at the meet.

* Note that this has increased from $25 in 2019. With no guarantee of being able to have spectators, we need to raise the entry fee slightly to cover the cost of timing, officials, insurance, etc.

Timing will be conducted by Prime Time Timing, and a results link will appear here when the url is available. Prime Time Timing is one of the premier timing companies in the U.S and has timed the Olympic Trials, NCAA Championships, and SEC Championships. We are very fortunate to have them on board. The hyperlink above is to the 2019 Great 8 results page.

Spectators are allowed. You may be temperature checked on the way in and may be asked to complete a symptom survey. Spectator fee will be $5 (kids under 12 free) – cash preferred, but we can take cards at the gate. Not restricted to family members. Open to all. But please wear a mask when not easting/drinking. Thank you!