2020 Entry Guidelines

Updated 10/9/19

These marks are guidelines. Exceptions may be made but must be approved in advance.  Please e-mail info@nationalscholastic.org with GUIDELINE INQUIRY as the subject line.

(Events with entry numbers associated with them are the events to be contested)

Be sure to check entry and seeding rules which are here: ENTRY AND SEEDING RULES  

BOYS Championship, Mixed Championship, Emerging Elite, Freshman and Junior High event guidelines listed first, followed by GIRLS Championship, Mixed Championship, Emerging Elite, Freshman and Junior High event guidelines.

Championship Events - Boys

Event Event # 2019 Guideline 
     
60m* (FAT ONLY) 1 6.94
55m (FAT ONLY)   6.34
100m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   10.24
200m* (FAT ONLY) 3 21.89
300m (FAT ONLY)   35.09
200m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   21.14
400m*  5 49.34
500m   1:04.50
600m   1:20.80
400m Outdoors 2019    47.74
800m* 7 1:54.70
1000m   2:29.60
800m Outdoors 2019   1:52.10
Mile*  9 4:17.50
1500m   3:59.50
Mile Outdoors 2019 (1500 Outdoors 3:55.50)   4:13.50
Two Mile* 11 9:18.00
3000m   8:38.00
Two Mile Outdoors 2019 (3200m Outdoors 2019 9:04.00, 3000 8:26.00)   9:06.00
5000m* @@ (can use 2 mile/3200m/3000m as qualifier:
2 mile - 9:28.9; 3200m - 9:24.9; 3000m - 8:48.9)
13 15:12.00
60mH* (FAT ONLY) 15 8.24
55mH (FAT ONLY)   7.44
110mH Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   13.94
     
4x100m* # (new event) (use 4x200m as qualifier)
(2019-2020 Indoor 4x200m times only)
29 1:30.60
     
4x200m* # 17 1:30.60
4x400m* # 19 3:25.00
4x800m* # 21 8:02.00
4xMile* # 23 17:50.00
1600m Medley* # 25 3:37.00
DMR* # 27 10:28.00
     
High Jump* 31 6-07
High Jump Outdoors 2019   6-08
Pole Vault* 33 15-06
Pole Vault Outdoors 2019   16-01
Long Jump* 35 22-10
Long Jump Outdoors 2019   23-08
Triple Jump* 37 46-03
Triple Jump Outdoors 2019   48-00
Shot Put* 39 56-06
Shot Put Outdoors 2019   58-00
Weight Throw* 41 62-00
Hammer Throw Outdoors 2019   188-00
     
Pentathlon* (Decathlon) @@@ 43 3550 (5450)
Composite of season bests MUST ALL BE CURRENT WINTER SEASON MARKS ONLY   3800
     
Mile Walk* 45 9:10.00
1500m Walk   8:30.00
Mile Walk Outdoors 2019 (1500m Walk Outdoors 8:05.00)   9:00.00

 

Championship Mixed Event - Boys and Girls

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
4x400 (2 boys, 2 girls, any order) # 420 3:43.00

 

Emerging Elite Events - Boys

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
     
EE 60m* (FAT ONLY) 101 7.04
55m (FAT ONLY)   6.44
100m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   10.54
EE 200m* (FAT ONLY) 103 22.04
300m (FAT ONLY)   35.39
200m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   21.24
EE 400m*  105 50.09
500m   1:05.20
600m   1:21.50
400m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   48.64
EE 800m* 107 1:56.50
1000m   2:32.60
800m Outdoors 2019   1:53.00
EE Mile* 109 4:23.00
1500m   4:03.00
Mile Outdoors 2019   4:17.00
EE Two Mile* 111 9:30.00
3000m   8:50.00
Two Mile Outdoors 2019 (3200m Outdoors 2019 9:16.00)   9:18.00
EE 60mH* (FAT ONLY) 115 8.34
55mH (FAT ONLY)   7.54
110mH/100mH Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   14.14
     
EE 4x200m* # 117 1:31.90
EE 4x400m* # 119 3:28.00
EE 4x800m* # 121 8:08.00
EE 1600m Medley* # 125 3:39.00
     
EE High Jump* 131 6-05
High Jump Outdoors 2019   6-07
EE Pole Vault* 133 14-09
Pole Vault Outdoors 2019   15-06
EE Long Jump* 135 22-03
Long Jump Outdoors 2019   23-03
EE Triple Jump* 137 45-00
Triple Jump Outdoors 2019   46-03
EE Shot Put* 139 51-09
Shot Put Outdoors 2019   53-09
EE Weight Throw* 141 56-09
Hammer Throw Outdoors 2019   170-00

 

Freshman (9th graders only  - Boys)

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
     
Freshman 60m (FAT ONLY) 201 7.44
55m (FAT ONLY)   6.74
100m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   10.94
Freshman 400*  205 53.84
500m   1:09.00
600m   1:26.00
Freshman Mile*@ (must qualify with winter 2019-20 mark; no spring 2019 marks)  209 4:38.00
1500m   4:18.00

 

Junior High School (7-8th graders only  - Boys)

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
     
JHS Mile*@ (must qualify with winter 2019-20 mark; no spring 2019 marks)  309 5:12.00
1500m   4:52.00

 

Be sure to check entry and seeding rules which are here:  ENTRY AND SEEDING RULES   There are several important rule changes since last year's NBNI.

 

Championship Events - Girls

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
     
60m* (FAT ONLY) 2 7.64
55m (FAT ONLY)   7.04
100m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   11.54
200m* (FAT ONLY) 4 24.79
300m (FAT ONLY)   39.99
200m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   24.19
400m* (FAT ONLY) 6 56.54
500m   1:15.00
600m   1:34.80
400m Outdoors 2019   54.54
800m* 8 2:14.30
1000m   2:54.50
800m Outdoors 2019   2:10.80
Mile* 10 4:59.00
1500m   4:39.00
Mile Outdoors 2019 (1500 Outdoors 2019 4:33.00)   4:53.00
Two Mile* 12 10:47.00
3000m   10:07.00
Two Mile Outdoors 2019 (3200m Outdoors 2019 10:25.00, 3000m 9:49.00)   10:29.00
5000m* @@ (can use 2 mile/3200m/3000m as qualifier;
2 mile - 11:22.00; 3200m - 11:18.00; 3000m - 10:42.00)
14 18:12.00
60mH* (FAT ONLY) 16 8.84
55mH (FAT ONLY)   8.04
110mH/100mH Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   13.74
     
4x100m* # (new event) (use 4x200m as qualifier) 30 1:44.00
(2019-2020 Indoor 4x200m times only)    
     
4x200m* # 18 1:44.00
4x400m* # 20 4:01.00
4x800m* # 22 9:32.00
4xMile* # 24 21:25.00
1600m Medley* # 26 4:14.00
DMR* # 28 12:20.00
     
High Jump* 32 5-06.5
High Jump Outdoors 2019   5-07.5
Pole Vault* 34 12-06
Pole Vault Outdoors 2019   12-08
Long Jump* 36 19-00
Long Jump Outdoors 2019   19-06
Triple Jump* 38 38-06
Triple Jump Outdoors 2019   39-06
Shot Put* 40 41-06
Shot Put Outdoors 2019   43-09
Weight Throw* 42 47-06
Hammer Throw Outdoors 2019   172-00
     
Pentathlon* (Heptathlon) @@@ 44 3100 (4150)
Composite of season bests MUST ALL BE CURRENT WINTER SEASON MARKS ONLY   3350
     
Mile Walk* 46 8:05.00
1500m Walk   7:25.00
Mile Walk Outdoors 2019   7:55.00

 

Championship Mixed Event - Girls and Boys

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
4x400 (2 girls, 2 boys, any order) # 420 3:43.00

 

Emerging Elite Events - Girls

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
     
EE 60m* (FAT ONLY) 102 7.74
55m (FAT ONLY)   7.14
100m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY   11.74
EE 200m* (FAT ONLY) 104 25.14
300m (FAT ONLY)   40.44
200m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   24.34
EE 400m* (FAT ONLY) 106 57.19
500m   1:16.60
600m   1:35.40
400m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   55.39
EE 800m* 108 2:15.90
1000m   2:57.80
800m Outdoors 2019   2:13.10
EE Mile* 110 5:05.00
1500m   4:45.00
Mile Outdoors 2019 (1500m Outdoors 2019 - 4:40.00)   5:00.00
EE Two Mile* 112 11:04.00
3000m   10:24.00
Two Mile Outdoors 2019 (3000m Outdoors 2019 - 10:10.00)   10:49.00
EE 60mH* (FAT ONLY) 116 9.04
55mH (FAT ONLY)   8.24
100mH Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   13.94
     
EE 4x200m* # 118 1:45.20
EE 4x400m* # 120 4:05.00
EE 4x800m* # 122 9:41.00
EE 1600m Medley* # 126 4:16.00
     
EE High Jump* 132 5-05
High Jump Outdoors 2019   5-06.5
EE Pole Vault* 134 11-08
Pole Vault Outdoors 2019   12-04
EE Long Jump* 136 18-03
Long Jump Outdoors 2019   19-00
EE Triple Jump* 138 37-03
Triple Jump Outdoors 2019   38-03
EE Shot Put* 140 38-09
Shot Put Outdoors 2019   40-00
EE Weight Throw* 142 43-03
Hammer Throw Outdoors 2019   137-00

 

Freshman (9th graders only) - Girls

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
     
Freshman 60m (FAT ONLY) 202 8.14
55m (FAT ONLY)   7.44
100m Outdoors 2019 (FAT ONLY)   12.28
Freshman 400* 206 59.94
500m   1:20.80
600m   1:40.40
Freshman Mile* (must qualify with winter 2019-20 mark; no spring 2019 marks) @ 210 5:19.00
1500m   4:59.00

 

Junior High School (7-8th graders only)  - Girls

Event Event # 2019 Guideline
     
JHS Mile* (must qualify with winter 2019-20 mark; no spring 2019 marks) @ 310 5:48.00
1500m   5:28.00


Be sure to check entry and seeding rules which are here:  ENTRY AND SEEDING RULES   There are several important rule changes since last year's NBNI.
 

NOTES

* Event actually contested


@ Freshman mile is limited to to ninth-graders ONLY and to a maximum of 30 entries **as defined below.
_@ Junior High School mile is limited to seventh and eighth-graders ONLY and to a maximum of 30 entries **as defined below.
@@ 5000 Meters is limited to a maximum of 30 entries **as defined below.
@@@ Pentathlon is limited to the FIRST 12 PAID entries per gender who meet the entry guidelines.

**For the Junior High and Freshman Mile, and the 5000 meters, we will accept the first 25 paid entries who meet the entry guideline.  After that, we will accept a wait list in performance order.  The best 5 entrants for each of these events will be added to the original 25 to create the field of 30.  Be sure to check our entry and seeding rules and our entry guidelines


# All-Star Relays are NOT permitted, meaning all runners on the relay must attend the same high school.
 

Order of Relay Events: Mixed 4x400: team/coaches preference1600m Medley: 200-200-400-800, Distance Medley: 1200-400-800-1600.
 

Performances:

1. Performances from the 2019 outdoor season are acceptable only where indicated above.  2019 indoor performances are not acceptable under any circumstances.

2. Cross country and road races times may not be used for entry or seeding. 

3. Relay performances from the 2019 indoor or 2019 outdoor seasons may not be used for qualifying even if all members are returning for the 2019-2020 season.  Marks must be from winter 2019 - 2020.

4. Under no circumstances will time trial, dual/tri/quad meet marks or relay splits be accepted for entry or seeding purposes; standards must be met in meets of 5 or more teams in individual races.

5. Composite entry times must be comprised of individual races from acceptable meets from the current winter season ONLY.  Composites will be accepted in the 1600 medley, distance medley, 4x1 mile and shuttle hurdle relay ONLY.

Be sure to check entry and seeding rules which are here: ENTRY AND SEEDING RULES  There are several important rule changes since last year's NBNI.


Eligibility:

Full-time students in grades 9-12 who are eligible for their high school team (and/or any high school athlete) born SEPTEMBER 1, 2000 or later, and who have met the entry guidelines, are eligible to compete in the high school championship, emerging elite and freshman divisions.  In addition, home-schooled athletes who meet the age and entry requirements are eligible to compete.  Specifically not eligible are athletes who have graduated from high school last year or those in their 5th or later year from ninth grade.

USATF MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED
(USATF cards may be purchased at www.usatf.org).

For eligibility rules for transgender athletes, please click HERE.

 

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