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General Information

*Subject to change; last updated 2/20/13

Event Limits
A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no “moving up” in any events, including relays. Competitors in the 8 & Under, 9-10 and 11-12 age divisions may compete in a maximum of three events, including relays. Athletes in the 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 age divisions may compete in a maximum of four events, including relays. Combined events are not included in the event count.
Event Check-In
Athletes in all events must report to the clerking area no later than 45 minutes prior to their event. All athletes are required to remain in the designated area after checking in.
Bib Numbers
Athletes are required to wear bib numbers to gain access to the event check-in warm-up track area. Lost bibs can be replaced in the packet pick-up area at a cost of $5.00.
Relay Uniforms
Relay participants must wear a top of the same color(s) and shorts of the same color(s).
All races contested in lanes (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, all hurdle events, 4x100 and 4x400) will qualify the eight fastest overall times in the first round to a one-heat final.
Combined Events Scoring
IAAF scoring tables will be used to score all combined events competition (Triathlon, Pentathlon, Heptathlon, and Decathlon).
Team Scoring
Team scoring will be based on the following point structure, with the top 8 places scored: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to indicate points from first through eighth place. Each male and female division will be scored separately. All teams will be scored automatically. Team-scoring declarations and fees are not required. 

  • Combined Events: The team points earned by a club/team member in the combined events competition will be included in that teams’ overall score.
  • Club/Team Relays: All relay team members must be members of the same club, which must also be registered with club’s resident USATF Association for 2013. Only those athletes listed on the team’s entry “roster” will be allowed to compete on a relay team.

Per USATF Rule 146, all protests must be submitted in writing not later than 30 minutes after the results of an event are posted. This time period will be strictly enforced. The cost to file a protest is $100 cash. This fee is refundable only if the protest is upheld. Only violations of the 2013 USATF Rules of Competition may be protested. Judgment calls made by meet officials cannot be protested. Protests that do not meet the above criteria will not be accepted.
The maximum spike lengths allowed for running and field events are:  1/4" Pyramid Spikes
Meet management will provide batons for the relays and implements for the throwing events shot, hammer, discus, javelin). Participants must use the implements provided for competition. Personal implements in the throwing events are not allowed. 
Starting Heights
The starting heights for the high jump and the pole vault are listed in the chart below. Incremental increases shall be 5 cm in the High Hump and 15 cm in the Pole Vault.

High Jump
Age Division Metric Imperial Age Division Metric Imperial
9 – 10 girls 0.95m 3’ 1 ¼” 9 – 10 boys 1.05m 3’ 5 ¼”
11 – 12 girls 1.15m 3’ 9 ¼” 11 – 12 boys 1.15m 3’ 9 ¼”
13 – 14 girls 1.25m 4’ 1 ¼” 13 – 14 boys 1.40m 4’ 7”
15 – 16 girls 1.30m 4’ 3 ¼” 15 – 16 boys 1.55m 5’ 1”
17 – 18 women 1.35m 4’ 5” 17 – 18 men 1.65m 5’ 5”


Pole Vault
Age Division Metric Imperial Age Division Metric Imperial
13 – 14 girls 1.70m 5’ 7” 13 – 14 boys 2.10m 6’ 10 ¾”
15 – 16 girls 2.00m 6’ 6 ¾” 15 – 16 boys 3.10m 10’ 2”
17 – 18 women 2.35m 7’ 8 ½” 17 – 18 men 3.65m 11’ 11 ¾”

Pole Vault
Refer to USATF Rule 302.5 (n). All competitors must provide their own vaulting poles. Vault athletes must report to be weighed with their bib numbers and poles based on the schedule below. All poles will be inspected for manufacturers’ pole ratings and the maximum top hand hold position as determined by the manufacturer. The competitors’ weights must be at or below the manufacturers’ pole ratings. NO EXCEPTIONS. Poles will be impounded at the time of inspection. Athletes will pick-up their poles and report to the competition site at time of warm-up for the event.
Weigh-in and pole inspection will take place during the times shown below:

Date Times
Tuesday, June 25 Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 28 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 30 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Athletes may ship poles for delivery beginning June 21. Shipments should be sent to the following address:
Southern Illinois University  Edwardsville
Attn: Kareem Jackson/2013 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Korte Stadium
3345 Stadium Drive
Edwardsville, IL  62026
Meet management will not be responsible for any pole that is shipped to or impounded at the meet without a hard protective case. Poles will be stored at implement weigh located in the Stadium until the day of competition.
Poles must be labeled with athlete’s full name, affiliation and contact information. To claim poles the athlete or athlete’s parents must present proper identification the day of the meet at the implement weigh room.

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