Track & Field
Track & Field Club
REGIONAL TRACK AND FIELD MEET
presented here is for the five regional
meets. It is recommended that
the procedure in the regional meets is the same as the district (LESAA) meet
where possible. This will differ from District
(LESAA) meet especially in:
| setting up heats and timed finals
(since the times for the LESAA track and field meets are known and they can
be seeded properly) |
selection of competitors
for the 100 m and 200 m finals (the numbers of heats for these at the LESAA
meets are always the same while they will differ in each regional meet according
to the number of schools)
Venue: CaraCo Track, Invista Centre
EVENTS AND AGE CATEGORIES
|MIDGET BOYS AND GIRLS:
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500 m, 4x100 m relay, |
shot put, long jump, triple jump, high jump
|BANTAM BOYS AND GIRLS:
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,4x100m relay,|
long jump, triple jump, high jump
|ATOM BOYS AND GIRLS:
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,4x100m relay, long jump, triple
jump, high jump
| 400m wheelchair race - OPEN- boys and girls (if necessary)
| girls 3000m - OPEN |
| boys 3000m - OPEN |
The three age categories are midget, bantam and atom and
are based on the ATHLETE'S YEAR OF BIRTH
All competitors are expected to compete in
their own age category. However
competitors who choose to move up to a higher age
category will be classified as being in that category FOR ALL EVENTS
|A competitor will be DISQUALIFIED for competing
in ANY lower age category.
NUMBER OF ENTRANTS PER EVENT:
is entitled to enter:
|4 students in each event |
|ONE relay team PER AGE CLASS in the
4 x 100m
|only ONE relay team from a school may
advance in each age/sex region|
|a school may not advance more than 4
students in a any event.|
POINT OF EMPHASIS FOR DISTANCE EVENTS:
Coaches are reminded of the importance of athletes being
PROPERLY CONDITIONED for all events - especially the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m.
Make sure that a student entering these events
can complete the distance WITHOUT WALKING.
Also please do not enter students in the high jump if they cannot comfortably
cleat the starting height. Please do not feel it is necessary to enter an event just because it is there.
NUMBER OF EVENTS PER ATHLETE:
| An athlete may enter a maximum of
THREE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
and ONE RELAY. The
events may be 3 track OR 3 field or any combination thereof.|
AWARDS FOR TOP COMPETITOR IN EACH AGE/GENDER
REGION (eg. top midget boys, top midget girl, etc):
|Medals will be awarded to the top competitor IN
EACH AGE CATEGORY. If a tie exists BOTH COMPETITORS will receive the same
means that it is possible to have multiple medal winners for 1st,
2nd and 3rd .|
|Individual points will be awarded on a 7-5-3-1 basis.
|Individual points will be awarded for all INDIVIDUAL
EVENTS including the 3000m OPEN EVENTS.
| No points are awarded for 4x100m
and 4x400m relays.
NUMBER OF COMPETITORS TO ADVANCE TO
Each region is entitled to send:
FIVE entrants (a max of 4
for one school per event) in each
INDIVIDUAL track AND field event advance from each region
EXCEPT for the
region that has the first meet of the year - they will
send four competitors
Three relay teams PER AGE CLASS in
the 4 x 100m relay
only ONE relay team from a school may advance in each
| Non participating students are not to attend the
Competitors who participated in the regional meet ARE WELCOME to attend the
district meet (reward?) at the discretion of the school principal. All other students
are NOT TO ATTEND|
- In any race a competitor is not allowed to receive
assistance in any form (pacing, lap times, etc) from any non-officials unless
they are in the stands. This applies to coaches and spectators . One warning
will be given to the coach of the school involved. Any further assistance
given to that competitor OR ANY OTHER COMPETITOR FROM THAT SCHOOL will result
in disqualification of the competitor involved.
- Assignment of lanes:
- In all races which have heats or timed
finals, lanes are assigned on a random basis. An attempt will be
made where possible to ensure that the runners from
one school are disperses in the heats.
- The start of the 1500m is at the end of the first corner.
The race will use a curved start line.
- The 3000m is started in the same place as the 200m. Again the curve used
as the race is not run in lanes.
- The FINALISTS for the 100m AND 200m are
chosen as follows:
- If there are
2 or 3 heats, the top 2 from each heat will advance to the final. The other
competitors may be chosen according to times.
- If there are more than 3 heats, the
winner of each heat advances to the final and the other competitors
are chosen by times.
- In the 100m and 200m finals, the competitors will be seeded as follows:
- TRACK EVENTS TAKE PRECEDENT OVER FIELD EVENTS. A
competitor who is called for a track and a field event AT THE SAME TIME should
report to the official of the field event and inform him that he/she is to
participate in a track event. In order that all competitors get a chance to
complete their field events, he/she will be allowed to return and complete
their jumps/throw. In the HIGH JUMP the bar CANNOT BE LOWERED and any competitor
returning from a track event MUST TAKE HIS OR HER JUMPS AT THE CURRENT HEIGHT
OF THE BAR It will be up to the convener to determine if a competitor has
taken an unreasonable amount of time.
- In the shot put, triple jump and long jump after three
attempts the TOP EIGHT COMPETITORS will be given a further three attempts.
The placing will be decided on THE BEST OVERALL RESULTS (i.e. -.the best
of the six attempts).
- For the shot put, triple jump and long jump TIES ARE
BROKEN by examining the SECOND BEST ATTEMPTS. If this fails to break the tie
use the THIRD BEST ATTEMPTS. etc.
High Jump Starting Heights
- TIES IN THE HIGH JUMP will be decided as follows:
- The competitor with the lowest number of jumps
at which the ties occurred shall be awarded the higher place.
- If a tie still exists the competitor with the lowest number of misses THROUGHOUT
THE COMPETITION up to and including the last height cleared shall be awarded
the higher standing.
- If the tie still remains after (b) AND concerns FIRST place the following
procedure shall apply:
- The competitors involved get ONE more jump at the height at which they failed.
- The height of the bar will be lowered or raised to heights announced by
the Chief Judge. This will continue until the tie is broken.
- Competitors shall
- Jump in the same order as in the competition proper
- Jump EACH TIME THE BAR IS ALTERED
- If the tie concerns any other place than first place, the competitors shall
be awarded the same placing in the competition.
- FOR HIGH JUMP, TRIPLE JUMP AND LONG JUMP:
- Before the event starts practice runs will be allowed.
- In high jump, three refusals at any height will
constitute a miss.
- The top THREE teams from the regional meet
advance to the District Championships.
- One relay teams may be entered from each school
- Students cannot compete in any age/sex group
other than their own.
ONE team from a school may advance in each age/sex region.
- All relay teams are to be composed of students attending
the school the relay team represents. Two or more schools may NOT COMBINE
to form one team,
- If a baton is dropped in any relay the runner who
is carrying the baton IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN PICK IT UP AND the runner may
then CONTINUE THE RACE provided they have not interfered with another runner.
- Runners MUST STAY IN THEIR LANES even AFTER THE BATON
IS PASSED. Any interference with runners in other lanes will result in a TEAM