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Competition Information

Event Check-In

There will be separate check-in areas for Running and Field events. Athletes must check in at these designated areas 45 minutes prior to the event's scheduled starting time. All athletes will be required to remain in the designated warm-up areas after check-in.

Warm-up Area

A warm-up area, adjacent to Hilmer Lodge Track on the lower field, will be available for athlete use. The size of the warm-up area is approximately two football fields.

Spikes

The maximum spike lengths allowed for running and field events are listed below. Needle spikes are NOT permitted. Spikes will be available for purchase.

  • 1/4" Pyramid Steel Spikes
  • 1/4" Christmas Tree Steel Spikes
  • 1/4" Omni Lite Ceramic Pyramid Spikes*
  • 1/4" Omni Lite Ceramic Christmas Tree Spikes*

*Recommended for performance and for the protection of the track.

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 will not be allowed.

Pole Vault

Refer to USATF Rule 302.5(n). All competitors must provide their own vaulting poles. Participants in the Pole Vault competition will be weighed. 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 time of inspection and delivered to the competition site at the time of warm-up for the event.

Weigh-in and pole inspection will take place on the following schedule at building 50 "G" south of the track on the lower level:

Decathlon (IB,YM) Tuesday, July 24 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
YG,YB Wednesday, July 25 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IG,YW Thursday, July 26 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IB Friday, July 27 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
YM Saturday, July 28 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Athletes may ship vaulting poles in advance of the competition. Shipments should be scheduled to arrive between July 16-20, 2007. Please contact Denise Smotherman, Event Director, at 909-595-0103 or 951-961-6207 before you ship your poles. Shipping address:

Denise Smotherman, Event Director
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, CA 91789

Starting Heights

Starting heights will be based upon Rule 302.5(o). In the National Junior Olympic Championships, the starting heights shall be two (2) increments below the national standard as determined by the Youth Athletics Committee. Incremental increases shall be 5 cm in the High Jump and 15 cm in the Pole Vault.

Protests

Protests relating to matters that developed during the conduct of the competition must be made to the Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced. This time period will be strictly enforced. There will be a $100 cash submission fee required to file a protest. This fee will be refunded only if the protest is upheld. Only violations of the 2007 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.

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