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General Information

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 and 9-10 divisions may compete in a maximum of three events, including relays. Athletes in the 11-12, 13-14, and 17-18 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 and 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).

Advancements
All races contested in lanes (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, all hurdle events, 4x100m, and 4x400m) 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, and 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 team's 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 2015. Only those athletes listed on the team's entry "roster" will be allowed to compete on a relay team.

  
Protests & Appeals
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.  Appeals are also $100. This fees are refundable only if the protest is upheld. Only violations of the 2017 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.

Spikes
The maximum spike lengths allowed for running and field events are:

  • 1/4" Pyramid Spikes

Implements
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
Starting heights for the High Jump will be 10 cm below the Entry Performance Standard; starting heights for the Pole Vault will be 30 cm below the Entry Performance Standard. Incremental increases will be 5 cm in the High Jump and 15 cm in the Pole Vault.

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.
Meet management will not be responsible for any pole that is shipped to or impounded at the meet without a hard protective case.

Weigh-in and pole inspection will take place during the times shown below:  
 

Date

Times

Monday, June 26

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 29

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, June 30

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 
Athletes may ship poles in advance of the competition. Shipments should be sent to the following address:

Benedictine University Sports Complex
           Attn:  Louis Simios/Pete Thompson – Track Meet
           Dan & Ada Rice Center
           5700 College RD
           Lisle, IL 60532

All shipments that should be returned should have a paid-Return Call Tag attached to the shipping container. If the shipment is returned via truck line, the paid Bill of Lading should be transmitted via email to lmarlar@ben.edu or faxed to 630 960-1126. The return Bill of Lading should include the truck line name and the phone number to call for pick up.

The poles will be checked in at the Rice Center. Storage Garage (behind the Rice Center).
 

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