Track

Track Rules

  • Team Divisions: Boys’ A, Girls’ A, Boys’ B, and Girls B’  
    •  6th graders are allowed to participate. There are no separate 6th grade races.
  • The maximum number of events per participant may not exceed 4.  
  •  Individual Track Meets: The maximum number of participants entered per event is 4 per  school. 800 and 1600-meter runs are open races at each individual track meet. Each  school is allowed to enter two relay teams per event (only 1 scores).  
  •  League Meet (A team only): The maximum number of participants entered per event is 4  per school, which includes the 800 and 1600-meter runs. Each school is allowed one relay  team at the league meet.  
  •  Awards for the league track meet (at the end of the season): Team plaques for 1st – 3rd places will be awarded. Ribbons will be awarded for 1st-6th place. 
  •  Field events may begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the track meet. 7. The field is allowed one false start. The next false start results in the disqualification for that  individual athlete. 
  •  Scoring will be consistent at all league track meets. 
    • Full Meet (8): 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 
    •  Quad Meets: 6-4-3-2-1 
    •  Tri Meets: 5-3-2-1 
    •  Dual Meets: 5-3-1 
  •  Adopted league order of events: B girls, A girls, B boys, A boys
    •  1600m run 
    •  100m hurdles (girls) – 30” high-starting line to first hurdle = 13m (42’8”), between  hurdles = 8.5m (27’10 3/4”), last hurdle to finish = 10.5m (84’5 ½”) 
    •  110m hurdles (boys) – 33” high-starting line to first hurdle = 13.176m (45’), between  hurdles = 9.144m (30’), last hurdle to finish = 13.988m (45’10 5/8”) 
    •  100m dash 
    •  800m relay 
    •  400m dash 
    •  400m relay 
    •  800m run  
    •  200m dash 
    •  1600m relay 

 

  • 800 AND 1600 Meter Runs: 
    • All schools will run the same genders together (Ex: B girls & A girls will run together)
  • High Jump: 
    • 5 minutes after the final call all warm-ups and steps will conclude. 
    • If an athlete checks-in and then checks out from the high jump (to go to another event) the  athlete will jump at the current height upon their return. 
    • Starting Height: 
      Girls – 3’8” 
      Boys – 4’ 
    • Height Increments: The height will go up 2 inches until the final four (or less) competitors. The height will  then increase by 1 inch intervals.
  • Shot Put and Discus: 
    • Hosting school will provide 4 shot-puts and 4 discus 
      All athletes will use a rubber, junior discus (1 kilo). 
      Boys will use an 8lb shot. Girls will use a 6lb shot.  
    • Pits: 
      a. Tri/Quad Meets: At tri/quad meets, throwing pits will be open 45 minutes for girls and  45 minutes for boys. 
      b. League Meet: 90 minutes for one gender (both grades) at shot put and discus while  the opposite gender is at long and triple jump. Then there will be another 90-minute  time slot to rotate the opposite gender through the shot/discus and long/triple  
      c. Example: 7/8 Girls at shot and discus 3:30-5:00 and 7/8 Boys long and triple  3:30-5:00 AND then 7/8 Girls long and triple 5:00-6:30 AND 7/8 boys shot and  discus 5:00-6:30 
    • Throwers will receive 4 successive throws, 1 warm-up and 3 flagged throws. 4. When measuring throws, the furthest/longest throw will be measured UNLESS it is too hard  to determine then all three throws will be measured. Measurement shall be from the inside  edge of the stop board, measured along the extended radius of the circle (shot put).  Measurement shall be from the nearest edge of the mark made by the discus to the inside  edge of the throwing circle (Discus). Athletes can touch the inside of the toe board, they cannot touch the top or outside. 6. Measurement of sector: A 34.92 degree shall be marked on the ground (diagram below).

  • Long and Triple Jump: 
    • ​​​​​​​5 minutes after the final call all warm-ups and steps will conclude. 
    • Pits: 
      a. Tri/Quad Meets: At tri/quad meets, jumping pits will be open 45 minutes for girls and 45 minutes for  boys. 
      b. League Meet: 90 minutes for one gender (both grades) at long and triple jump while the other gender is at shot put and discus. Then there will be another 90-minute time slot to rotate the opposite gender  through the long/triple and shot/discus. 
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      c. Example: 7/8 Girls at shot and discus 3:30-5:00 and 7/8 Boys long and triple 3:30-5:00 AND  then 7/8 Girls long and triple 5:00-6:30 AND 7/8 boys shot and discus 5:00-6:30

Girl's Coaches
7th Grade- Ryan Burge burger@wsd3.org

8th Grade- Sandy Celano
burger@wsd3.org 

Boy's Coaches
7th Grade- Chase Krager kragerc@wsd3.org

8th Grade- James Fernandez fernandezj@wsd3.org