Flashes Showcase 2016

Indianapolis, IN

Meet Information

The Franklin Central Flashes Showcase will be held on Friday April 15, 2016. This one-of-a-kind competition contains the following events: Boys Freshman Mile, Boys and Girls 4x800, and Boys and Girls Full Mile.

The atmosphere of the Flashes Showcase is unmatched: rather than just "heading to the line" athletes enter the track through a tunnel of spectators with music blaring over the loudspeaker. Each race will be announced by the legendary Matt Sweetman and ends with the athletes running through another tunnel of spectators as they cross the finish line. It is a great opportunity for all the best runners in Indiana and the surrounding states to meet in one event: the full mile.

REGISTRATION: The meet is open to all athletes that meet the qualifying guidelines (see below). Online Registration and all documents associated with the meet can be found on www.flashescrosstrack.com. Registration must be completed between March 1 and March 31, 2016. Please submit a separate online registration form for each athlete or relay you are entering. In early April we will release the final list of qualifying relays and individuals. If you enter your athlete in early March and he or she runs faster later that month or has an outstanding accomplishment (County Champion, etc) please send that information to Coach Dunn so we can update the athletes resume for announcing and seeding.


*You must fill out a new form for each individual or relay you wish to enter*

Events and Qualifying Guidelines
Times can be run during the 2015 or 2016 track seasons. Relay splits are acceptable, but must be denoted as such on the entry form. Individual times will hold precedent over relay splits. The meet features A-Standards and B-Standards for the miles. If your athlete meets the A-Standard, go ahead and register them. If your athlete meets the B-Standard, a coach must contact meet manager Brian Dunn for approval before entering (brian.dunn@ftcsc.k12.in.us).

Boys' Freshmen Mile (A-Standard: 4:45 for 1600M; B-Standard 4:55 for 1600M)
Boys' Mile (A-Standards: 4:22.99 for 1600M or IN All-State in XC; B-Standard 4:29.99 for 1600M)
Girls' Mile (A-Standards: 5:16.99 for 1600M or IN All-State in XC; B-Standard: 5:29.99 for 1600M)

*Meet management will likely accept male athletes that have run 1:55 open 800M or 9:29 open 3200M
*Meet management will likely accept female athletes that have run 2:19 open 800M or 11:20 open 3200M

Boys' 4x800 (8:20 during the 2014 or 2015 season)
Girls' 4x800 (10:15 during the 2014 or 2015 season)

The 4x800 relays are an opportunity for fast kids that do not qualify for the mile to get a "Big Meet experience." The idea here is to put competitive teams on the track without your "gun." This is a great chance for up-and-coming members of your relay teams to see what they can do in a big meet. Please contact Coach Dunn (brian.dunn@ftcsc.k12.in.us) if you are unsure on whether or not to enter a relay squad.

MEET CONTRACTS: Meet contracts are available on the website. It is your responsibility to ask your AD to fax or email your completed contract, along with entry fees, to Franklin Central as soon as possible. Fax to 317-862-7243; email brian.dunn@ftcsc.k12.in.us. Contracts must be submitted prior to the event or your athlete will not be allowed to race due to IHSAA regulations.


Cost: $25 per athlete and $40 per relay. Maximum per team: $150 (Max $250 for both boys and girls).

Please make checks out to Franklin Central High School (Flashes Showcase in Memo). Send Checks to:

Greg Orr; Athletic Director
Franklin Central High School
6215 South Franklin Road
Indianapolis, IN 46259

SCHEDULE: The first race will begin at 6:00 PM and follow the event schedule below. We will not vary from this schedule unless there is inclement weather.

5:45: National Anthem
6:00: Boys Freshman Mile Heat 1
6:10: Boys Freshman Mile Heat 2
6:20: Girls 4x800M Relay (all teams in one heat)
6:40: Boys 4x800M Relay (all teams in one heat)
7:00: Girls Miracle Mile Heat 1
7:15: Boys Miracle Mile Heat 1
7:30: Girls Miracle Mile Heat 2
7:45: Boys Miracle Mile Heat 2
8:00: Boys Freshman Mile Heat 3 (fastest)
8:15: Girls Miracle Mile Heat 3 (fastest)
8:30: Boys Miracle Mile Heat 3 (fastest)

GOODIES: Participating athletes will receive a meet T-Shirt and these shirts will also be available for purchase. Concessions will be available including Chic-fil-A Sandwiches. Meals (sandwiches and/or pizza) provided for up to 2 coaches per team. Spectator Admission: $5. Questions about the meet or registration process can be sent to Meet Director Brian Dunn at brian.dunn@ftcsc.k12.in.us or 317-701-0420.

We look forward to seeing you and your athletes on Friday, April 15th!

Coach Dunn (brian.dunn@ftcsc.k12.in.us; 317-701-0420)
Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis, IN