The Limestone Elementary School Athletics Association is the committee responsible for the
 inter-school sports programs in the Limestone   District School Board. This  page is intended
to make available to all elementary schools in the Limestone District information pertaining to
 all  inter-school sports in the district. For more information  on the organization and structure
 of LESAA please refer to the LESAA constitution.   Meet and tournament information, rules and
 regulations regarding the various events,  dates for events, news updates, district tournaments
 (divisions, dates, locations, conveners, results), as well as any other pertinent information
 for all sports will be available through this page.

 

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REGIONAL TRACK AND FIELD MEET
INFORMATION

NOTE: 
The information 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:

bullet setting up heats and timed finals (since the times for the LESAA track and field meets are known and they can be seeded properly)
bullet
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
bulletMIDGET BOYS AND GIRLS:
bullet 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500 m, 4x100 m relay,
shot put, long jump, triple jump, high jump
bulletBANTAM BOYS AND GIRLS:
bullet 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,4x100m relay,
long jump, triple jump, high jump
bulletATOM BOYS AND GIRLS:
bullet 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,4x100m relay, long jump, triple jump, high jump
bulletSPECIAL EVENTS:
bullet 400m wheelchair race - OPEN- boys and girls (if necessary)
bullet girls 3000m - OPEN
bullet boys 3000m - OPEN

AGE CATEGORIES:

The three age categories are midget, bantam and atom and are based on the ATHLETE'S YEAR OF BIRTH

bullet Age Categories
bulletSPECIAL NOTE:
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 (including relays).
bulletA competitor will be DISQUALIFIED for competing in ANY lower age category.

NUMBER OF ENTRANTS PER EVENT:

bullet Each school is entitled to enter:
bullet4 students in each event  
bulletONE relay team PER AGE CLASS in the 4 x 100m relay
bulletonly ONE relay team from a school may advance in each age/sex region
bulleta school may not advance more than 4 students in a any event.

POINT OF EMPHASIS FOR DISTANCE EVENTS:

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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:

bullet 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):

bulletMedals will be awarded to the top competitor IN EACH AGE CATEGORY. If a tie exists BOTH COMPETITORS will receive the same medal. This means that it is possible to have multiple medal winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd .
bulletIndividual points will be awarded on a 7-5-3-1 basis.
bulletIndividual points will be awarded for all INDIVIDUAL EVENTS including the 3000m OPEN EVENTS. 
bullet No points are awarded for 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

NUMBER OF COMPETITORS TO ADVANCE TO DISTRICT MEET:

bullet

Each region is entitled to send:

bullet

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

bullet

Three relay teams PER AGE CLASS in the 4 x 100m relay

bullet

only ONE relay team from a school may advance in each age/sex region

SPECTATORS :

bullet Non participating students are not to attend the regional meets.
bullet 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
 

TRACK INFORMATION:

  1. 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.
  2. Assignment of lanes:
    1. 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.
    2. The start of the 1500m is at the end of the first corner. The race will use a curved start line.
    3. The 3000m is started in the same place as the 200m. Again the curve used as the race is not run in lanes.
    4. The FINALISTS for the 100m AND 200m are chosen as follows:
      1. 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.
      2. If there are more than 3 heats, the winner of each heat advances to the final and the other competitors are chosen by times.
    5. In the 100m and 200m finals, the competitors will be seeded as follows:
Lane 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Place 7 5 3 1 2 4 6 8

FIELD EVENTS:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. High Jump Starting Heights
  5. TIES IN THE HIGH JUMP will be decided as follows:
    1. The competitor with the lowest number of jumps at which the ties occurred shall be awarded the higher place.
    2. 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.
    3. If the tie still remains after (b) AND concerns FIRST place the following procedure shall apply:
      1. The competitors involved get ONE more jump at the height at which they failed.
      2. 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.
      3. Competitors shall
        1. Jump in the same order as in the competition proper
        2. Jump EACH TIME THE BAR IS ALTERED
    4. If the tie concerns any other place than first place, the competitors shall be awarded the same placing in the competition.
  6. FOR HIGH JUMP, TRIPLE JUMP AND LONG JUMP:
    1.  Before the event starts practice runs will be allowed.
    2. In high jump, three refusals at any height will constitute a miss.

RELAYS:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. The top THREE teams from the regional meet advance to the District Championships.
  2. One relay teams may be entered from each school
  3. Students cannot compete in any age/sex group other than their own.
  4. Only ONE team from a school may advance in each age/sex region.
  5. 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,
  6. 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.
  7. Runners MUST STAY IN THEIR LANES even AFTER THE BATON IS PASSED. Any interference with runners in other lanes will result in a TEAM DISQUALIFICATION.

 

 
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Last modified: April 05, 2016