USA Track & Field, Arizona

2016 State Championships

Sponsored by USA Track & Field, Arizona Association

Bob Flint, AZ USATF Office

First call 30 minutes before start.

DatesSessionsStart TimeMeet SiteAge Divisions
Saturday May 21

Sunday May 22
7:00 A.M.
6:00 P.M.
7:00 A.M.
Mesa Community College
1833 W Southern
Mesa, AZ 85202
8 & Under thru Masters

Eligibility: Competition is open to all Arizona athletes. USA Track & Field membership is required. Membership and entry must be completed prior to the entry deadline. To represent a club or organization, that group must be a a current member in good standing, with USA Track & Field. Athlete and club membership information is available through the Arizona USATF office @ (480) 949-1991
Age Groups: Competition will be conducted in all age groups:8 & Under thru Masters.
Entry Limits: 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12 - three events including relays.
All older youth - four events including relays. Relay team members must wear a top and shorts of the same color.
Proof of Age: All athletes must submit proof of age with their entries, (unless previously submitted). Acceptable proof of age: copy of birth certificate, passport, drivers license, certifiied baptismal record, U.S. Government identification. No originals ate to be submitted, only copies, which will not be returned.
Entry Fee: Youth: $3.00 per individual event, $12.00 per relay team.
Open - Masters: $6.00 per individual event, $24.00 per relay team.
Entry Deadline: All entries will be done on-line at CoachO Entries
The on-line entry deadline is Midnight (MST) Tuesday May 17th. To enter, select the URL above, select the date of the meet and follow the instructions.
For Clubs that meet the entry deadline, Coach-O will be reopened until noon the day after for corrections.
Facilities: Nine lane all weather track. Runway and ligh jump area are all weather. Shot Put and Discus are are concrete. Spikes 1/4 or less will be allowed. Tents will only be allowed in the upper 10 rows of the stands, and on the grassey area around the track.
Awards: Custom State Championship medals will be awarded to the first 3 place finishers in each event, including relays. Ribbons will be awarded to the 4th thru 8th place finishers.
Rules: Current USA Track and Field youth athletic rules will govern. Only competing athletes will be permitted on the track or infield area, once the meet begins, except for medical emergencies.
Check In: Two calls will be given for each event. Athletes must report ready to compete. In running events, athletes must report to the clerk of the course, and stay in the area. Field event athletes must report to the official in charge of their field event. In the event that an athlete is competing in a running and field event, underway at the same time, that athlete should report to the official in charge of the field event, and get permission to leave, and go to their running event. Once the running event is completed, the athlete must report back to the field event within five minutes. Field events will not be held-up waiting for an athlete to return.
Field Events: All contestants will be given three preliminary attemps in each field event, (except vertical jumps). The athletes attaining the best 9 marks, including ties, will advance to the finals for three more attempts. Prelimininary marks will be counted in determining final placement.
Running Events: All events will be run as scheduled, on the enclosed order of events. Those events where the number of entries do not require preliminary heats, the finals will be run in the preliminary time slot. The Referee reserves the right to reseed heats if excessive scratches are noted by the Clerk of the course.

The 800m will be run with a one turn stagger, standard alleys, with a maximun of 13 athletes per heat.
Implements /
Check in will be 6:30 A.M. both days. Competitors may bring their own implements or use those provided. Once am implement is certified for competition and used for such, it becomes meet property until the completion of competition, except for javelins and vaulting poles, which remain private property.
Starting Blocks: Must be used for all running events of 400 meters or less, including the lead off leg of the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, for age groups 15-16 through Open. Only starting blocks supplied by meet management will be allowed.
Conduct: Coaches, team leaders, and parents are responsible fot the conduct of all their team members and officials. Failure to maintain proper control and to display good sportsmanship/could result in disqualification of the team and/or individual from future competition.
Protest: All protests must be made in writing, to the referee, not later than 30 minutes after the results of an event have been announced. Proper rule reference must be cited. All protests must be accompanied by a $50.00 cash deposit. Deposit will be refunded if protest is upheld, forfeited if protest is denied.

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