CT Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships Set for June 18th

The USATF-CT Junior Olympic Track & Field Meet at Bethel High School.

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Complete details in pdf form can be found here.

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. Click here to register.  Entries close Tuesday, June 14th at 11:57 p.m.

USATF Junior Olympic Membership and Age Verification

To compete at the Connecticut Association Junior Olympic Track and Field Meet on June 18, 2016, you must be a member of USATF and your age must be verified.

To become a member, go to http://www.usatf.org/Products—Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx

If you have not already verified your age, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Birth, Passport, etc. to Connecticut Membership Chairperson James Barber before June 11th. Scan the document and email to Mr. Barber at jwbarber0917@sbcglobal.net You can also fax the document to (203) 392-6508 attn: Mr Barber.


All athletes must be current USATF-CT members. To join USATF-CT please click here.

Time: Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m., Field Events begin at 9:00 a.m., Track events and pole vault begin at 10:00 a.m.

Age Divisions:
8 & Under (Born 2008+)
9-10 (born 2006-2007)
11-12 (2004-05)
13-14 (2002-03)
15-16 (2000-01)
17-18 (1998-99)

Meet Director: Bill Mongovan (gatewytc@aol.com)

Timing: GrimesTimes

Individuals: Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States, and foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in these Championships. See the USATF Rules for more information and exceptions.  A competitor must compete in his/her age division only.  There will be no “moving up” in any events, including relays. All athletes must be 2016 members of USATF in good standing.  Athletes may not change clubs on the day of the competition.

Relay Teams: Only registered 2016 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 17th.

ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $5.00 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 six individuals (top three teams 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 7-10 2016 SUNY at Albany NY. You must declare online after the meet on June 18th. 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 USATF National Championship JO meet

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: – All Races are Finals

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 9-12 Turbo Javelin 300 Grams
Boys 9-12 Turbo Javelin 300 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 10:00
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
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.

MEET CHECK-IN:  All athletes must check in before the meet begins to pick up their race packet and number and to confirm their intent to compete in each event for which they are registered.

EVENT CHECK-IN:  Check-in for Running events will take place in a designated area, TBA. Field event athletes check in directly at the field area. Athletes must check in for their events when the event is called or they will be scratched from that event.

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 be posted here.

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 2016 rulebook. 

FACILITY:  Eight Lane Action Track 200 surface (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.  Food will be sold through the concession stand. There will be a certified athletic trainer on site.