Junior Olympic Track & Field Meet June 16th in Litchfield

The 2018 USATF-CT Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship is set for Saturday, June 16th at Litchfield High School.


The action starts with field events at 9:00 a.m. the pole vault at 10 and track events at 10:30 a.m.
All participants MUST pre-register online here. There will be no day-of-event registration.

All participants must have their age verified as well - information on age verification is here.

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Junior Olympic Information

ENTRY PROCESS:  Entries Close Wednesday June 13 at 10:00 p.m.

No on-site entries will be accepted! All Entries will be online here.


You may obtain your USATF membership online at http://www.usatf.org/membership. Membership with your age verified is required before you can register for this meet!

Athletes may not change clubs on the day of the competition.

Relay Teams: Only registered 2018 USATF member clubs may enter a relay team(s).  All athletes representing the club must be affiliated with and members of that club as part of their USATF membership.

NOTE: Steeplechase, hammer throw and Combined Events will be contested at the Region 1 meet only.  However, athletes in these events must declare and submit an online registration form and fees in advance no later than June 13th.

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $6.00 per event

ENTRY LIMITS: Competitors in the 8 & under, 9 - 10, and 11 - 12 divisions may compete in a maximum of three events, including relays. Competitors in the 13 - 14, 15 - 16, and 17 - 18 divisions may compete in a maximum of four events, including relays.

AWARDS: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top 3 individuals (1st place team in the relay events) in each event of each age division.

ADVANCEMENTS: The top 8 individuals and relay teams in each event of each age division may advance to the USATF Region 1 Championships.  The Region 1 meet is July 12-15 2018 Icahn Stadium, New York. You must declare online after the meet on June 16th. Must not turn 19 before the last day of Nationals

8 & Under must be at least 7 years of age on December 31st to advance to Nationals.

Top 5 finishers in each event from Region 1 shall qualify for the National Junior Olympic Championships which will be held from Monday, July 23rd   to Sunday, July 29th in Greensboro, NC.

NOTE: Steeplechase, hammer and Combined Events will be contested at Region 1 meet only.  Athletes (two advance) in these events must declare and submit an online registration form prior to June 19th.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: - All Races are Finals including the 100

Field Events Begin at 9:00 except Pole Vault - All Ages Begins at 10:00

Long Jump Girls and Boys on separate pits (Ages 8-12 followed by 13-18)
Followed by Triple Jump Boys & Girls
Boys Shot Put 11 - 18 followed by Boys Discus Ages 11 - 18
Girls Discus Ages 11 - 18 followed by Girls Shot Put Ages 11 - 18
Girls High Jump Ages 9 - 18 Followed by Boys High Jump Ages 9 - 18

Javelin will begin after Shot Put and Discus is complete in the following order:

Girls 9-10 Turbo Javelin 300 Grams
Boys 9-10 Turbo Javelin 300 Grams
Girls 11-12 Aero Javelin 450 Grams
Boys 11-12 Aero Javelin 450 Grams
Girls 13-18 Javelin 600 Grams
Boys 13-14 Javelin 600 Grams
Boys 15-18 Javelin 800 Grams

*Boys and Girls Javelin of same weight may be combined depending on the number of entries.

** Horizontal Jumps and throwing events have 4 attempts with no finals.

Running Events - Begin at 10:30
1500 Meter Race Walk Ages 9-12 G&B
3000 Meter Race Walk Ages 13-18 G&B (walks may be combined)
3000 Meter Run Ages 11-18 G/B
4 X 800 Meter Relay Ages 11-18 G/B
4 X 100 Meter Relay G/B
80 Meter Hurdles Ages 11/12 (8 hurdles at 30") G/B
100 Meter Hurdles Girls 13/14 (30") Girls 15/18 (33") Boys 13/14 (33")
110 Meter Hurdles Boys 15/18 (39")
100 Meters All Ages G/B Finals Only
1500 Meters All Ages G/B
400 Meters All Ages G/B
200 Meter Hurdles Ages 13/14 G/B (5 hurdles at 30")
400 Meter Hurdles Girls 15/18 (10 hurdles at 30") Boys 15/18 (10 hurdles at 36")
800 Meters All Ages G/B
200 Meters All Ages G/B
4 X 400 Relay All Ages G/B 

IMPLEMENT WEIGH-IN: Note... all implements must be checked before they can be used. Look for the implement weigh-in area when you arrive at the meet. Rubber discus may not be used in competition.

COMPETITION BIB NUMBERS: All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition and on the front of their jerseys only.  Bib numbers will be distributed to athletes when they check in for the meet. Hip numbers for running events will be distributed during event check-in.

EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted near the meet check-in area.  In addition, event results will live at grimestimes.net and results will be posted at http://www.usatf-ct.org.

PROTESTS: There will be a $25.00 fee for all protests.  Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced.  The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

RULES - USATF as stated in the 2018 rulebook. 

FACILITY:  Eight Lane Mondo Track (a). Spike length maximum is 1/4″  ...no Christmas tree or Needle spikes.  Pyramid only! Starting Blocks will be provided at the site for the older groups.

There are no bleachers and spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs.  There is an area provided for team tents.  Food will be sold through the concession stand. There will be a certified athletic trainer on site.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING:

From Hartford -

Take I-84 West to Exit 39, Route 4 West and Torrington. Follow Route 4 through Burlington and Harwinton. Bear left at light at the junction of Routes 4 and 118 . Follow Route 118 to Litchfield and Route 202 (stop sign). Take a left onto Route 202 West. At the 5th light (just past Stop & Shop) take a left onto Constitution Way. Take the first right onto Plumb Hill Road. Continue up the hill toward Litchfield Intermediate School and park in any lot. Walk through the gates located to the right of the parking area and the field will be 100 yards ahead.

From Waterbury -

Take Route 8 North to Exit 42. Take a left onto Route 118 to to Litchfield and Route 202 (stop sign). Take a left onto Route 202 West. At the 5th light (just past Stop & Shop) take a left onto Constitution Way. Take the first right onto Plumb Hill Road. Continue up the hill toward Litchfield Intermediate School and park in any lot. Walk through the gates located to the right of the parking area and the field will be 100 yards ahead.

From New Milford -

Take Route 202 East to Litchfield True Value Hardware (on left). At the next light, take a right onto Constitution Way. Take the first right onto Plumb Hill Road. Continue up the hill toward Litchfield Intermediate School and park in any lot. Walk through the gates located to the right of the parking area and the field will be 100 yards ahead.

Note:  Parking on the field near the track is for officials and meet workers only.


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