Competition Details

SUMMARY OF RULE-RELATED ITEMS FOR THE NEW BALANCE INDOOR NATIONALS

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 2017 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.

LANE PREFERENCES

200m, 400m, 4x200m, 4x400m, Sprint Medley Relay
5-6-4-3-2-1

800m, Mile, 2 Miles, 4x800, 4xMile, Distance Medley Relay
Position assignment is random, per USATF rules

STARTING BLOCKS

Per USATF rules, starting blocks MUST be used in events whose distances are 400 meters or less.

ORDER OF FIELD EVENTS AND "SEEDED" FINALS

FIELD EVENTS
Flight assignment by performance list: best flight last, random within the flight

TRACK EVENTS
(800m, Mile, 2 Mile, Relays)

Heat assignment by performance list, with "fastest" heat running last.

HURDLES

The men's hurdles are 39 inches tall and the women's hurdles are 33 inches tall.

SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY (4x55m Hurdles)

For both the boys and girls relays, five hurdles will be used

FALSE START

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.

RELAYS

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.

RELAY BATONS

Meet management will NOT provide batons. Relay teams are expected to supply their own batons.

THROWING IMPLEMENTS

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.

VERTICAL JUMP PROGRESSIONS

  Boys Pole Vault     Girls Pole Vault    
             
4.06 13-3.75 EE Start   3.12 10-2.75 EE
4.21 13-9.75     3.27 10-8.75  
4.36 14-3.5 Champ   3.42 11-2.5  
4.51 14-9.5     3.57 11-8.5 Champ
4.66 15-3.5     3.72 12-2.5  
4.81 15-9.25     3.82 12-6.25  
4.91 16-1.25     3.92 12-10.25  
5.01 16-5.25     4.02 13-2.25  
5.11 16-9.25     4.12 13.6.25  
5.21 17-1     4.2 13-9.25  
5.31 17-5     4.28 14-0.5  
5.40 17-8.5     4.36 14-3.5  
5.48 17-11.75          
5.55 18-2.5          
  Boys High Jump       Girls High Jump  
             
1.81 5-11.25 EE start   1.50 4-11 EE start
1.86 6-1.25     1.55 5-1  
1.91 6-3.25 Champ   1.60 5-3 Champ
1.96 6-5     1.65 5-5  
2.01 6-7     1.70 5-7  
2.06 6-9     1.75 5-8.75  
2.1 6-10.75     1.80 5-10.75  
2.14 7-0.25     1.85 6-0.75  
2.18 7-1.75     1.88 6-2  
        1.91 6-3.25  

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