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2005 Junior Olympics Hurdlers


 
 
 

Divisions
The Junior Olympics program is divided into five divisions for boys and five divisions for girls. The athlete's year of birth shall determine the division in which the athlete shall compete.
bulletAthletes who are still eighteen (18) years of age through the final day of the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships shall be eligible to compete in the Young Men's and Young Women's division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country meets.
bulletCompetitors must complete in their own divisions only. No athlete may compete in younger or older divisions in individual, relay or team events.
bulletIn track and field, a competitor in the Sub Bantam, Bantam or Midget divisions may enter a maximum of three events. Competitors in the Youth, Intermediate, or Young Men's/Young Women's divisions may enter a maximum of four events. These limitations include relays, but not combined events or road races. Entry in a relay, either as a primary or an alternate member, will be considered an entry for the purpose of this rule.
bulletParticipation in Youth Athletics Championships and Junior Olympic programs shall be restricted to United States citizens, aliens living in the United States, and foreign exchange students.
bulletProof of date of birth may be required at Association level competition (NC State Association), but shall be required at all Youth Athletics competition above the Association level. The form of proof shall be a copy of a birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver's license, or United State government identification... Letters from school or recreation offices shall not be considered as proof.

Regions
Region      Association

  1.         Maine, New England, Adirondack, Connecticut and Metropolitan
  2.         Mid-Atlantic, Three Rivers, New Jersey and Niagara
  3.         North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Potomac Valley (OUR REGION)
  4.         Florida
  5.         Michigan, Lake Erie, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia
  6.         Southern Alabama and Tennessee
  7.         Illinois and Indiana
  8.         Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Dakotas and Wisconsin
  9.         Missouri Valley, Ozark, Oklahoma and Arkansas
  10.         Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Border
  11.         Montana, Wyoming and Snake River
  12.         Gulf, Southwestern, South Texas and West Texas
  13.         Inland Northwest, Oregon, Pacific Northwest and Alaska
  14.         Pacific, Central California and Hawaii
  15.         Southern California, San Diego-Imperial and Nevada
     
Track & Field Events Contested In Junior Olympics

Sub-Bantam Division -(3 Events-only 2 can be running)
100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 800 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Race Walk, 4x400 Meter Relay, 4x100 Meter Relay, Long Jump, Shot Put (6 lb.)

Bantam Division -(3 Events)
100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 800 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Race Walk, 4x400 Meter Relay, 4x100 Meter Relay, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put (6 lb.), Mini-Javelin,
Triathlon: Shot Put (6 lb.), High Jump, 200 Meter (G), 400 Meter (B)

Midget Division -(3 Events)
100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 80 Meter Hurdles (30"), 800 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Run, 3000 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Race Walk, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (6 lb), Discus (1 kg),
Mini-Javelin,
Pentathlon: 80 Meter Hurdles, Shot Put (6 lb), High Jump, Long Jump, 800 Meter Run (G), 1500 Meter Run (B)

Youth Division -(4 Events)
100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 800 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Run, 3000 Meter Run, 3000 Meter Race Walk, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay, 4x800 Meter Relay, 100 Meter Hurdles (B-33"), 100 Meter Hurdles (G-30"), 200 Meter Hurdles (G-30', B-33"), High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put (B-4 kg), Shot (G-6 lb), Discus (1 kg), Pole Vault, Javelin (60 g),
Pentathlon: 100m Hurdles, Shot Put (B 4kg, G 6lb), High Jump, Long Jump, 800 Meter Run (G), 1500 Meter Run (B)

Intermediate Division -(4 Events)
100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 800 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Run, 3000 Meter Run, 2000 Meter Steeplechase (B), 3000 Meter Race Walk, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay, 4x800 Meter Relay, 100 Meter Hurdles (G 33"), 110 Meter Hurdles (B-39"), 400 Meter Hurdles (Boys 36', Girls 30"),High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put (B-12lb), Shot (G-4kg), 
Discus (B 1.6kg-G 1 kg), Pole Vault, Javelin (B 800 g-G-600g), 
Decathlon (Boys): Day One:100 M Dash, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 M Dash, Day Two: 110 M Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500 M
Heptathlon (Girls)Day One: 100 M Hurdles,  High Jump, Shot Put, 200 M Dash, Day Two: Long Jump, Javelin, 800 M Run

Young Men/Young Women Division -(4 Events)
100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, 800 Meter Run, 1500 Meter Run, 3000 Meter Run (G), 2000 Meter Steeplechase (B), 5000 Meter Run (B),  3000 Meter Race Walk, 4x100 Meter Relay, 4x400 Meter Relay, 4x800 Meter Relay, 100 Meter Hurdles (G 33"), 110 Meter Hurdles (B-39"), 400 Meter Hurdles (Boys 36', Girls 30"), High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put (B-12lb), Shot (G-4kg), Discus (B 1.6kg-G 1 kg), Pole Vault, Javelin (B 800 g-G-600g),
Decathlon (Boys): Day One:100 M Dash, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400 M Dash,  Day Two: 110 M Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500 M
Heptathlon (Girls): Day One: 100 M Hurdles,  High Jump, Shot Put, 200 M Dash, Day Two:  Long Jump, Javelin, 800 M Run.

Regulations and Specifications

bulletRelays: A relay team shall consist of four (4) members. Qualification of a relay team entitles the club represented by that team to enter a team in the same at the next higher level of competition. The composition of the team need not be the same throughout the rounds or various levels of competition. To become a relay team member, an athlete must have been declared as a potential member on the official relay roster submitted at the Association level, to include alternates. No alterations may be made after it has been submitted at this level. All relay team members must wear exactly the same uniforms.
bulletHurdles:
Distance Division Hurdles Height
80m MG & MB 8 30"
100m Youth Girls 10 30"
100m Youth Boys 10 33"
100m Int/Young W 10 33"
110m Int/Young M 10 39"
200m Youth B & G 5 30"
400m Int/Young W 10 30"
400m Int/Young M 10 36"
bulletFlights: Flights are groups of competing athletes arranged according to submitted times. The USATF rules book states: "The horizontal jumps (long jump and triple jump) and throws may be contested using flights. Flights will be composed on the basis of submitted qualifying marks and shall be arranged with the highest qualifying flight competing last."
bulletPreliminaries, Semi-finals & Finals: Depending on the meet, athletes may have to complete in preliminaries, semi-finals and a final. Only a certain number of the
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Number of Entries in race Number of Semi-final Heats Number Qualifying Number in Final
1-8 0 All 1 to 8
9-16 2 3 + next 2 best times overall 8
17-24 3 2 + next 2 best times overall 8
25-32 4 1 + next 4 best times overall 8
33-40 5 1 + next 3 best times overall 8

Heats: Heats are groups of competing athletes running in a preliminary, semi-final or final race arranged according to submitted times.  For a 6-lane track where the race is run solely in lanes, a heat would consist of 6 runners placed in each lane. For events such as the 1500, the heat can consist of more athletes since the event is not run in lanes. Heats are arranged and run with the highest qualifying athletes competing last.

bulletLane Assignments: The following procedure shall be used in assigning lanes: 1) in the first round, lanes will be drawn by lot. 2) For all other rounds, two draws will be made -A. Draw for lanes 3,4,5 & 6 for qualifiers with the four best times, and B. Drawing remaining lanes for remainder of qualifiers.
bulletAwards: USA Track & Field Junior Olympics awards are provided free at the following levels and in the following categories.
Meet Track & Field Combined Events Cross Country
Association Top 3 medals,
4th-5th-6th ribbons
Top 3 medals Top 10 medals
Regional Top 3 medals
4th-5th-6th ribbons
Top 3 medals Top 15 medals
National Championship Top 6 medals Top 6 medals Top 25 medals