The meet will be conducted under USATF rules. In general, the rules covering open competition will be used. The only exceptions will be the throwing implement and hurdle specifications which will follow Youth Athletics which follows the High School Rules. The following is intended to summarize some of the rule items of note. This summary is not intended to replace the 2019 USATF Competition Rule Book which will govern the competition. In addition, this does not represent a change in the policy regarding conduct of National Scholastic Athletics Foundation events.
200m, 400m, 4x200m, 4x400m, Sprint Medley Relay
800m, Mile, 2 Miles, 4x800, 4xMile, Distance Medley Relay
Position assignment is random, per USATF rules
Per USATF rules, starting blocks MUST be used in events whose distances are 400 meters or less.
Flight assignment by performance list: best flight last, random within the flight
(800m, Mile, 2 Mile, Relays)
Heat assignment by performance list, with "fastest" heat running last.
The men's hurdles are 39 inches tall and the women's hurdles are 33 inches tall.
For both the boys and girls relays, five hurdles will be used
The IAAF returned to the "one false start" rule in 2010. It is the same rule used by high schools. One false start disqualifies the person who committed the offense.
The 4x200 and Sprint Medley relays will be conducted using a THREE-TURN stagger. The 4x400 relay will be conducted using a TWO-TURN stagger. The 4x800 and Distance Medley relays will use a ONE-TURN alley start.
Meet management will NOT provide batons. Relay teams are expected to supply their own batons.
The men's shot put will be 12 lb. and the weight will be 25 lb. The women's shot put will be 4 kg and the weight will be 20 lb. The throwing sector will be 34.92 degrees. Implement inspection will be conducted at the site of the competition beginning 2 hours prior to the scheduled start of each event.
Coming in March, 2019