This user guide covers combined events on the Roster Athletics Platform. The set of supported combined events currently includes:
- Outdoor Men’s Decathlon (100m, LJ, SP, HJ, 400m, 110m hurdles, DT, PV, JV, 1500m)
- Outdoor Women’s Heptathlon (100m hurdles, HJ, SP, 200m, LJ, JT, 800m)
- Indoor Men’s Heptathlon (60m, LJ, SP, HJ, 60m hurdles, PV, 1000m)
- Indoor Women’s Pentathlon (60m hurdles, HJ, SP, LJ, 800m)
This guide is divided into a few sections below:
- Creating the combined event
- Setting the schedule
- Managing the start list
- Adding combined event athletes from a CSV file
Creating the combined event
Creating a combined event is the same as creating any other event. Depending on if you have chosen the Outdoor or Indoor Season under meeting Details for your meet, under meeting Events, you will find men’s Decathlon and women’s Heptathlon for an outdoor meeting, and men’s Heptathlon and women’s Pentathlon for an indoor meeting.
Setting the schedule
Once you have selected a combined event and saved, you will see each individual event in the meeting Schedule. From here, you can edit the Schedule as per the normal steps, as shown in the Set schedule user guide (and Setting up multiple age group events if you have multiple age groups for an event). You can change the age group for the combined event here. Note that the same age group applies to each individual discipline of the combined event.
Please note there is only one stage for the combined event and no qualification stages. For each individual discipline of the combined event, you are able to create multiple groups for the Finals stage if needed to facilitate the competition (e.g. having multiple groups for a sprint discipline if there are more competitors than lanes).
Managing the start list
Adding athletes to the start list must be done on the overall combined event summary (e.g. Decathlon - Final). Once added, all athletes will be shown in each individual discipline.
Note that should you need to remove an athlete from the start list of a particular individual discipline, this can be done by pressing the trash can symbol on the right hand side of the athlete row. The athlete will be removed from this discipline ONLY and thus not be included in the seeding and results for this discipline, but will still stay in the overall combined event competition.
Seeding preferences can be applied independently to each individual discipline of the combined event, giving the organizer the ability to set the seeding for each discipline as appropriate.
Entering combined event results, either from automated timing, the Roster Meet Mgmt app, or through Roster web admin is the same as all other normal events.
Points are tabulated automatically for each result that is entered and saved, which you can see under each individual discipline of the combined event by looking at the column Points. If using Roster Web Admin, make sure to sort the results and save as appropriate.
As with all other events, the individual Final for each discipline will list the aggregated group results if there are multiple groups.
The accumulated point total and overall standings can be found in the main combined heading (e.g. Results -> Decathlon - Final).
The athlete’s points breakdown for each discipline can be seen by pressing the options menu on the upper-right hand side and selecting the Partial scores option from the menu.
Point totals are automatically updated for every attempt recorded, but the user must sort and save to update the athlete place standings. Place standings are calculated automatically only once - after marking all disciplines as FINISHED.
Note that in order for a performance record (SB/PB/MR/WR) to be recognized for the combined event, the following disciplines of the combined event must satisfy a maximum wind condition:
- Men’s Decathlon (100m, 110H, LJ)
- Women’s Heptathlon (100H, 200m, LJ)
The maximum wind condition for these events is as follows:
- +4.0 m/s in ANY of the applicable disciplines listed above (e.g. +4.1 m/s recorded for the LJ will not be allowed as a combined event record.
- +2.0 ms/ AVERAGE across ALL the applicable disciplines in a combined event (e.g. 1 m/s 100m, 3 m/s 110H, and 2.1 m/s LJ will not be allowed as a combined event record)
Adding combined event athletes from a CSV file
Adding athletes to a combined event using the CSV file uses the same format as adding athletes to typical events. Simply assign the appropriate event code for the combined event such as Decathlon, Heptathlon, or Pentathlon for each athlete. Details on using a CSV file to upload athletes and events can be found on the Add athletes from a CSV file user guide.