You can prepare the start list for all events and all groups of an event by using the Seed option. 


To add more groups to the event you can either (i) do it under SCHEDULE or (ii) simply just add the correct number of groups under SEEDING (after adding athletes to Start lists).


1. Add all athletes to the start list. For more information, see the Create start lists guide. 



2. Click on the Seed button in the upper right corner of the start list.



3. Select all the parameters you need for your seeding and click Seed. You can always manually change the groups by using drag and drop to assign/change participants to the groups.


Seed parameters:

Sort (sorting parameter for the summary list)

- First name

- Last name

- Name (for relays)

- Personal best

- Season best

- Qualifying result (only used if seeding is based on a previous round, e.g., heat-->final)

- Group

Summary visibility (selects what you want to see in the summary list)

- Show all

- Show unseeded

Seeding basis (selects what the seeding is based upon)

- Personal best

- Season best

- Qualifying result

Lanes

- select the relevant lanes 

Seeding method (click here for details of all seeding methods)

- Alphanumerical (BIB)

- Alphabetical (last name/name for relays)

- Circle

- Manual

- Random

- Timed / Results (Timed for track events and Results for field events)

- Timed oval (Indoor) (only for track events)

- Zig-zag (the official IAAF sanctioned method)

Lane assignment / Order assignment (click here for details of all lane/order assignment methods)

- Alphanumerical (BIB)

- Alphabetical (last name/name for relays)

- Best-to-worst (only field events)

- Half & half (only track events)

- Half & pairs (IAAF standard) (only track events)

- Manual

- Pairs (only track events)

- Pairs oval (Indoor) (only track events)

- Random

- Standard alley (outside-in) (only track events)
- Standard alley (inside-out) (only track events)

- Waterfall (only track events)

- Worst-to-best (only field events)

Lane preference (how to fill up the lanes in situations where there are more lanes than athletes)

- Default
- Use inner lanes
- Use outer lanes

Number of groups

- Select the number of heats/groups


4. For sprints events, lanes are assigned automatically based on the position of an athlete in the group's start list. 


5. If an event includes several races/groups you can randomize the order of the groups by clicking on the Randomize groups order (located on lower left-hand side of screen, underneath the Seed button).


PS: For track events with more than one runner per lane (e.g., 800m) you need to set which lanes have two runners.