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3rd David Cannon Memorial Polar Bear Invitational

Saturday, December 7th, 2019 George C. Marshall High School - Falls Church, VA

We have accepted the following teams into the meet - Chantilly, Dominion, Freedom (South Riding), James Robinson, Robert E. Lee (Springfield), South Lakes, Thomas Edison, Urbana, W.T. Woodson, West Potomac, Yorktown, Lake Braddock and Marshall.  The entry deadline is Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, at 11:59PM.  

Scratches will be allowed allow until the 10AM on race day.

$200.00 Per School Payments Entry Fees payable

Marshall Boosters

Attn: Track Coach Clifford Wong

7731 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA 22043


Once meet limit is reached or Entries are closed, entry fees are due and not refundable regardless of weather. Please email Coach Clifford Wong for the entry password - or

Entry Limits - 10 per individual events, 4 relays and unlimited field events.  Field events will go for 90 minutes.

Reminder if you are doing pole vault - you can either complete it at your school during the week or compete at Robinson HS on Saturday at 9:00AM.  If, you are competing at Robinson - please let me know - so that they know how many to expect.

Additional Entries will be allowed based on numbers of entries per event.

Running Events: ALL FINALS

This will be F.A.T. VHSL & MD Sanction.

Event Winners will receive a Trophy.

General Admission: $5.00:

Concession will be open. T-shirts will be on sales. Temporary bathrooms will be available, and the building will be open at Door #5.

There will be no access to the Locker room.

Coaches Meeting: 9:00am

Field Events begin at 9:30 AM 

9:30AM - Boys LJ, Girls TJ, Girls Shot Put, Girls High Jump

11:00 AM – Girls LJ, Boys TJ, Boys Shot Put, Boys High Jump

We will have a parent 1600m run - Max 2 per school per Gender - please email your parent name. Winners get a trophy.


Running Entries on Rolling schedule start at 10:30am Girls then Boys

4x800m Relay                         Dave Watt (72)

55M Hurdles                           Dusty Kuzma (76) & Wanda Morton (80)

55m Dash                                  Kim Alcorn (95)

1600m Run                               John Herborts (66) & Heather Holt (17)

4x200m Relay                         Brittany Johnson (10)       

500m dash                              Jacqueline Hargrove (07)

1000m                                     John Gross (84)

300m Dash                             John Lee (84)

3200m                                     Mackenzie Haight (15)

4x4000m Relay                       Elizabeth Johnston

Field Events

Long Jump                              Chris Gates (80)

High Jump                               Dale Wallace (78)

Triple Jump                             Melanie Burgess (96)       

Shot Put                                  Joe Swarm (90)



This meet is in honor of David Cannon. Class of 1974. Varsity for all 12 Track & Field and Cross-Country seasons between 1970-74. 12-Time District, 8-Time Region, 3-Time State Medalist (including State Runner-Up), 2-Time State Team Champion and All-Met in Cross-Country. Still holds GCM 2-mile record. Ran at James Madison University, now a USATF Masters Champion. CEO of Activated Content in Bellingham, Washington, and is training for age group World Indoor mile record. David passed away on October 24th, 2016 of Pancreas Cancer.


Hello Guys - Few Updates. (Sunday, Dec. 1st, 2019 at 12:58AM)

1. It looks like we are going to have perfect weather for the meet - 43 and sunny.  

2. Field Events will start at 9:30AM. Running events at 10:30AM.

3. Depending on then number of entries, we might do flight and try to keep them to 30 minutes each for Long jump, Triple Jump and shot put. There will be 5 minutes between flights and 30 minutes between event once we do the switch. If, the boys Triple/High Jump is over - tell the girls/boys to go check in. If, all of them are there - we will try and start early.

Triple jump is usually less - we might move some of the other gender to the triple jump pit.

4. Three jumps and three throws. 

5. Please have the athlete pay attention to the event on the track and start checking early.  Please have them look at the table with the entries before going for their hip numbers. Tell the clerk their heat and lane - it will make the process quicker. 

6. For the substitution - just make the switch and give it to us, I will make sure the names are changed before the results are posted.  I want to print the program so the parents and clerks can keep up. 

7. Depending on the number of Entries - we will decide how many flights for 3200m per gender - coaches I will need you to help count laps.

8. The winner of event including relays will receive a trophy. Results will be posted by concession and awards will be in the ticket booth. 

9. We can always use help especially in the field event - so feel free to offer.  Let's do our best to keep the kids when they are not running out of the infield. The backfield should be open for warm-ups. There are few portable toilets by the track but Door #5 should be open. Please don't ask the kids not be hanging out in the lobby - they are about 5 events going at Marshall include a basketball event. If the kids are hanging out - we will ask them to go outside. Please set your tents up on the upper part of the stands. so, we not blocking the finish line. 

10. Blocks - all hurdlers, first 4 sections 55m dash, 300m dash (in lanes). 4x200m will be waterfalls, one section of the 4x800m each gender, 2 sections of the 4x4. 

11. I will have your packet with a copy of the meet program ticket booth - if you have a payment - please give it to the ticket takers. 

12. Let me know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions. 

Thanks for coming guys.


Clifford Wong
Meet Director, 3rd David Cannon Memorial Polar Bear Invitational


2018 2nd David Cannon Polar Meet Approximate Time schedule for running events.

4x8 (2 sections) 10:00
55h (10 sections) 10:20
55D (32 sec) 10:35
1600 (7 sec) 11:10
4x2 (8 sec) 11:55
500 (11 sec) 12:15
1000 (8 sec) 12:35
300 (26 sec) 1:10
3200 (2 sec) 1:50
4x4 (4 sec) 2:35


2nd David Cannon Polar Bear Invitational Results

1st David Cannon Polar Bear Invitational Results

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