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Event Logo 2018 USATF Adirondack Open & Masters Outdoor T&F Championships
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - Sunday, July 8, 2018
Hudson High School
Hudson, NY

ELIGIBILITY
  • This meet is open to Youth, Open and Master athletes.
  • 2018 USATF membership is recommended but not required to compete in this meet. However, only 2018 USATF Adirondack Association member athletes are eligible to win USATF Association Championship medals and score team points. Non-USATF member athletes, USATF member athletes from other Associations and Canadian citizens are welcome to compete in this meet but are not eligible for team scoring or for USATF Association Championship medals.
  • Team scoring is limited to USATF Adirondack Association member club teams only
  • In order to comply with NYSPHSAA eligibility standards - High School and College athletes are requested NOT to wear school uniforms. HS/College athletes may only compete as ‘unattached’ or they may represent a USATF member club.
Questions concerning participation and eligibility can be directed to USATF Adirondack Office, no later than 5pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 via email  
 
DIVISIONS
Open     Ages 14+
Master   Ages 35+   (age divisions are: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,…95-99)
Youth     Ages 18 & younger  (age divisions: 8/under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18)
*divisions based on age on July 8, 2018
 
Each athlete may be eligible to compete in multiple divisions but will be required during the registration process to select one division to compete in. 

ENTRY INFORMATION
Online entries only - Postal, email, phone or fax entries will not be accepted.

ENTRY DEADLINES & FEES:   
On-Time:  by July 6 (11:59 PM)
Select your division and your events during the online registration process. You will be asked to submit a seed time/distance/height at this time. Failure to submit seed performance(s) will result in you being seeded last in your event(s). The seed performance should be your most recent performance in that event or your best guess. 

USATF Members:   Enter Here             Help Links:  check membership status     join/renew
$15.00 per individual  – up to 3 events. 
 
Non-Members:    Enter Here
$20.00 per individual non-member – up to 3 events.

Meet Day:  Entry form and waiver (bring completed to the meet)
$30 per individual - up to 3 events

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


FIELD EVENT INFORMATION     

Implement Inspection: All implements should meet the weight and measures standards or the various divisions and should be safe to use. Throwing an implement that is illegal or altered is grounds for disqualification, even if it occurs during the warm-up period. All athletes are responsible for bringing their own legal implements. We will not provide implements for use.
 
Shot Put
  • All ages
  • Bring your own legal implement.
The following shot put implement weights may be used (# of attempts):
Open:  16 lbs. Men and 4 kg Women                       (6 attempts)
Master: see chart below for implement weights        (6 attempts)
Youth: see chart below for implement weights          (4 attempts)
 
The different Shot weights used for Master (ages 35+) M/W and Youth under USATF rules are as follows:
 
Masters Women
35-49 4 kg
50-59 3 kg
60-74 3 kg
75+ 2 kg
Masters Men
35-49 7.26 kg (16 lb.)
50-59 6 kg
60-69 5 kg
70-79 4 kg
80&up 3 kg

Youth:
8/under  2 kg,
9-10       6 lb.
11-12     6 lb.
13-14     4 kg (boys)  6 lb. (girls)
15-16     12 lb. (boys)  4 kg. (girls)
17-18     12 lb. (boys)  4 kg. (girls)

Discus Throw
  • Ages 11+.
  • Bring your own legal implement.
The following shot put implement weights may be used (# of attempts):
Open: 2.0 kg Men and 1.0 kg Women                       (6 attempts)
Master: see chart below for implement weights         (6 attempts)
Youth: see chart below for implement weights           (4 attempts)
 
The different Discus weights used for Master (ages 30+) M/W and Youth B/G under USATF rules are as follows:
 
Masters Women
35-49  1 kg
50-59  1 kg
60-74  1 kg
75+     0.75 kg
Masters Men 
35-49   2 kg
50-59   1.5 kg
60-69   1 kg
70-79   1 kg
80&up  1 kg
 
Youth 
8/under   N/A
9-10        N/A
11-12      1 kg
13-14      1 kg
15-16      1.6 kg (boys) 1 kg. (girls)
17-18      1.6 kg (boys) 1 kg. (girls)
 
Javelin Throw
  • Ages 13+
  • Javelin will be thrown off grass. Up to 1” spikes allowed.
  • Bring your own legal implement.
The following Javelin implement weights may be used (# of attempts):
Open: 800g Men and 600 g Women                                          (6 attempts)
Master: Appropriate Weights for each age group                      (6 attempts)
Youth (ages 13-18): see chart below for implement weights.   (4 attempts) 
 
The different Javelin weights used for Master (ages 30+) M/W and Youth B/G under USATF rules are as follows:
 
Masters Women
35-49  600g
50-59  500g
60-74  400g
75+     400g
Masters Men 
35-49   800g
50-59  700g  
60-69  600g  
70-79  500g
80&up 400g
 
Youth:
8/under   Mini-Javelin 300g 
9-10        Mini-Javelin 300g 
11-12      Mini-Javelin 300g 
13-14      600g
15-16      800g (boys)  600g (girls)
17-18      800g (boys) 600g (girls)

Pole Vault
  • Ages 15+.
  • Bar starts at lowest height available (If necessary and if possible with extenders, the bar will start at 2.20m -approx. 7’-2.6”)
  • Bar will be raised 15cm (Progression for all will be as follows: 2.20, 2.35, 2.50, 2.65, 2.80, 2.95, 3.10, 3.25,…)
  • We will use the 5-alive system in the Pole Vault.
  • All ages and both genders will jump together.
  • After 3 consecutive passed heights and/or passing for 60 minutes or more, a 2 min. warm-up period per newly entering vaulter will be made available at height changes for those vaulters who enter at that height. The vaulter must then make at least one attempt at that height.
  • An athlete may compete in only one division for each of the vertical and horizontal jumping events.
High Jump
  • Ages 9+.
  • Bar starts at lowest height available
  •  Bar will be raised 5cm (Progression for High Jump will be as follows: … 1.00, 1.05, 1.10, 1.15, 1.20, 1.25, 1.30, 1.35, 1.40, 1.45, 1.50,…)
  • We will use the 5-alive system in the High Jump.
  • Open/Master Women will jump first followed by Open/Master Men and then followed by Youth B/G combined (Ages 9-18).
  • After 3 consecutive passed heights, one warm-up jump without the crossbar in place for newly entering jumpers will be made available at height changes for those jumpers who enter at that height. The jumper must then make at least one attempt at that height.
  • An athlete may compete in only one division for each of the vertical and horizontal jumping events.
Long Jump and Triple Jump  
  • Long Jump all ages. Triple Jump ages 11+.
  • Genders, age divisions, flights may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • All Open and Master (ages 35+) competitor will be allowed six (6) attempts in the LJ and TJ. All Youth competitors will be allowed four (4) attempts in Youth LJ and Youth TJ.
  • An athlete may compete in only one division for each of the horizontal jumping events.

TRACK EVENT INFORMATION

Short Hurdles
  • Because of limitations in equipment and time we will only be able offer events for the following ages:  13-59 (women)  13-79 (men)
  • A runner may compete in only one division for the short hurdles.
  • Blocks will be provided. You may use your own blocks if they have 1/4” spikes or less on the bottom.
  • Preferred lanes: 4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8. Run in assigned lanes for the entire race.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time.
  • Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition. 
Long Hurdles
  • Because of limitations in equipment and time we will only be able offer events for the following ages:  13-59 (women)  13-79 (men)
  • A runner may compete in only one division for the long hurdles.
  • Blocks will be provided. You may use your own blocks if they have 1/4” spikes or less on the bottom.
  • Preferred lanes: 4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8. Run in assigned lanes for the entire race.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time.
  • Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition. 
100m 200m, 400m
  • All ages will be divided into sections as needed in the 100m, 200m and 400m based on their seed times. 
  • Women run before Men
  • Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • A runner may compete in only one division for each sprint event.
  • Blocks will be provided. You may use your own blocks if they have 1/4” spikes or less on the bottom.
  • Preferred lanes: 4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8. Run in assigned lanes for the entire race.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time. 
800m
  • All ages will be divided into sections as needed in the 800m run based on their seed times. 
  • Women run before Men
  • Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • A competitor may compete in only one division for the 800m run.
  • We will plan to use a waterfall start. A one-turn box start may be used at the discretion of the Clerk.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time. 

1500m
  • All ages will be divided into sections as needed in the 1500m run based on their seed times. 
  • Women run before Men
  • Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • A competitor may compete in only one division for the 1500m run.
  • We will plan to use a waterfall start.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time. 
3000m
  • Ages 11+
  • One section planned (combined Open, Master, Youth).The race may be divided into two sections if entry numbers warrant.
  • Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • A competitor may compete in only one division for the 3000m run. We will use a waterfall start.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time. 
3000m Race Walk
  • Ages 14+ 
  • One section planned (combined Open, Master, Youth).The race may be divided into two sections if entry numbers warrant.
  • Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • A competitor may compete in only one division for the race walk.
  • We will use a waterfall start.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time.

4 x 100m Relay
  • All ages 
  • The planned order of competition will be: Open, Master, Youth with Women running before Men. Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time. 
  • In order to be eligible for USATF scoring and awards, all members of a relay team must be current USATF member athletes all belonging to the same member club and eligible to represent that club in USATF competition according to their online USATF membership profile. If all 4 runners are not members of the same USATF Association member club or if any of the all 4 runners are not USATF members, then the relay team shall be listed as “Unattached”.  Do not make up team names. HS and College athletes should check with their coach for eligibility concerns. NYSPHSAA rules mandate that HS runners and we also suggest that College runners who compete in this USATF Open meet not wear their school uniforms.
  • The USATF relay uniform rule will not be enforced for this event although matching tops are always encouraged.
  • Mixed gender teams are not permitted.
  • Relay teams will fill out a relay card when called to the event by the Clerk of Course. Relay cards may be picked up from the Clerk’s table at any time during the meet. The relay card shall list the names of all four runners in their running order. The form shall also list each competitor’s bib number and, an estimated seed time. An athlete may compete for only one team in the 4x100m Relay. Seeding will be done by the Clerk.
  • The 4 x 100m Relay will be run in lanes the entire race. Open and Masters will use the new 30m exchange zones.
  • Youth will use the ‘old’ 20m zones with a 10m acceleration zone.
  • Preferred lanes: 4-5-6-3-2-7-1-8
  • Extra batons will be available. You may use your own legal baton.
4 x 400m Relay
  • All ages 
  • The planned order of competition will be: Open, Master, Youth with Women running before Men. Genders, age divisions, sections may be combined or separated at the discretion of Meet Management depending on entry numbers and to ensure competition.
  • Final placing within each division will be determined by time. 
  • In order to be eligible for USATF scoring and awards, all members of a relay team must be current USATF member athletes all belonging to the same member club and eligible to represent that club in USATF competition according to their online USATF membership profile. If all 4 runners are not members of the same USATF Association member club or if any of the all 4 runners are not USATF members, then the relay team shall be listed as “Unattached”.  Do not make up team names. HS and College athletes should check with their coach for eligibility concerns. NYSPHSAA rules mandate that HS runners and we also suggest that College runners who compete in this USATF Open meet not wear their school uniforms.
  • The USATF relay uniform rule will not be enforced for this event although matching tops are always encouraged. 
  • Mixed gender teams are not permitted.
  • Relay teams will fill out a relay card when called to the event by the Clerk of Course. Relay cards may be picked up from the Clerk’s table at any time during the meet. The relay card shall list the names of all four runners in their running order. The form shall also list each competitor’s bib number and, an estimated seed time. An athlete may compete for only one team in the 4x100m Relay. Seeding will be done by the Clerk. 
  • Preferred lanes: 4-5-6-3-2-7-1-8
  • Extra batons will be available. You may use your own legal baton.

EVENT CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
track events:  athletes will report to the Clerk of Course when their running event is called. Final seeding with heat and lane assignments will be done by the Clerk of Course based upon times submitted during the entry process. 
 
field events: athletes will report directly to the Head Field Judge when the field event is called. Final seeding with flight and order will be done by the Head Field Judge. 
 
relay events: Relay teams will fill out a relay card when called to the event by the Clerk of Course. Seeding will be done by the Clerk. 
 
TEAM SCORING
Open Team Scoring:  5-3-2-1 in all events including relays.
Only registered Open USATF Adirondack Association athletes who are valid members of USATF Adirondack Association member clubs are eligible to score team points for that club. The club affiliation must be listed on the entry form. No additions to clubs will be permitted once the entry form has been submitted. There will be separate scoring for Open Men and Open Women teams.
 
Masters Team Scoring: 5-3-2-1 in all individual events for each 5-year age division beginning at 35-39; 5-3-2-1 in all relay events for each 10-year age division beginning at 30+.
Only registered Master USATF Adirondack Association athletes (ages 30+) who are valid members of USATF Adirondack Association member clubs are eligible to score team points for that club. The club affiliation must be listed on the entry form. No additions to clubs will be permitted once the entry form has been submitted. There will be separate scoring for Master Men and Master Women teams.

Youth Team Scoring: There will be no Youth team scoring at this meet.
 
AWARDS 
USATF Association Championship medals will be awarded to the top 3 USATF Adirondack Association member individual finishers/club relay teams in all Open and Master events. Non-member Open/Master athletes who would otherwise qualify for an award by finishing in the top 3 of their division will be awarded Association Championship ribbons. Ribbons will also be awarded to the top 3 finishers in all 2-year Youth age groups in all Youth events.
 
BIB NUMBERS
Each athlete will be issued a competitor’s bib number that must be pinned to the front of the top outer garment visible during all competition. Bibs must be worn as issued and may not be altered in any way.  Additional age/gender numbers for Masters (30+) and/or hip numbers may be issued at the discretion of the Clerk of Course. They must be worn unaltered as instructed by the Clerk of Course