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Track and Field Trial Information

 

​2017 10-19 Years Track and Field Trials

1. Date/s & Venue

All Track and Field Events

Thursday          31 August            8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday              1 September         8:30am – 4:00pm

State Athletics Facility (SAF) – Outside Track
Kessels Road 
Nathan 
BRISBANE
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS YEAR’S TRACK & FIELD TRIALS WILL BE CONDUCTED AS A COMBINED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS EVENT, AGES 10 – 19 YEARS.

2. Convenors

John Masters       
Regional Sports Office     
Ph:  3259 7701       
Fax:  3259 7707       
Email:  john.masters@det.qld.gov.au
 
Des Guy
Regional Sports Office
Ph:  3259 7700
Fax:  3259 7707
Email:  des.guy@det.qld.gov.au    
 
Michael Herman  
Bulimba State School  
Ph:  3395 9666  
Fax:  3395 9600  
Email: mherm1@eq.edu.au 

3. Age Groups

10 years born 2007
11 years born 2006
12 years born 2005 
13 years born 2004
14 years born 2003
15 years born 2002
16 years born 2001
17 years born 2000
19 years born 1998 & 1999
 
NB: Competitors may compete in their own age group only

 

Information for 12 Year Old Students
12 year old students (born 2005) will participate in events for their age group regardless of whether they attend a primary or a secondary school. Students selected in the Regional Team in the 12 Yrs age group will represent Metropolitan East at the Qld School Sport 10 – 12 Years Track and Field Championships.

4. Timetable of Events 

See: Program of Events (Appendix A)
On the day of competition, if students are advised that there are insufficient competitors for heats to be conducted, the final of that event may be conducted at the designated heat time

5. Nominations: 13 – 19yrs

 In 2017 each Secondary District is allowed THREE (3) automatic entries per event (both track and field events) plus ANY other students who meet Regional Qualifying Standards (See Appendix E).
 
No substitutions will be accepted on the day of the trial.
 
Please note that if more competitors then the automatic entries are nominated in a particular event ALL competitors nominated in that event MUST HAVE MET THE REGIONAL QUALIFYING STANDARD.
  
The organisers reserve the right to limit the number of nominations per event.  Districts will be advised if all nominations are not accepted.
 
*Track Events: A maximum number of heats will be conducted for all 100m and 200m events.  All other track events (400m, 800m and sprint hurdle events) will be conducted as timed finals.  Total fields for 1500m and 3000/5000m events will be governed by IAAF regulations on field sizes.
 
*Field Events:  A maximum of 24 competitors will be accepted.
 
All Athletes, including Athletes in a multi-class event, will compete in their corresponding age groups in field events. There are no separate field events for Athletes in a multi-class event.
 
Please be advised that there will be no competition for 10 – 12 yrs 1500m, Pole Vault, Hammer, Walk and Long Hurdle events. Paper nominations will be used for these events. Please use Certificate of Competence (Appendix H) for Pole Vault, Hammer and Walk Nominations. Please use the Long Hurdle Nomination Form (Appendix I) for nominating students for 200m and 400m Long Hurdle selection. Please use 1500m Nomination Form (Appendix G) for nominating students to the 10 – 12 yrs 1500m event.
 
• Students should source and nominate to athletic meets containing these events so that they can submit times from the current season. Last year’s results will not be considered.  
 
• Athletes in a multi-class event must be nominated through their District. Nominations will not be accepted if they have not come through their District. The District Convenor must forward Athletes in a multi class event nominations by the due date.

6. Nominations: 10-12yrs

• Districts are restricted to six (6) 10 – 12 Yr nominations per event for Track and six (6) for Field.  No substitutions will be accepted on the day of the trials.
 
• Please note that Appendix D lists recommended heights and distances for 10 – 12 Yr school students. Districts are encouraged to use these as a guide when selecting their District team.
 
• This year a 1500m has been included as an extra event at the 2017 Pacific School Games (PSG) for the 10 -12 year old athletes in Adelaide. Therefore, a 1500m selection trial will be held at this year’s QSS 10 – 12 Yrs State Championships. This event will be conducted on Monday 9 October at the State Athletics Facility (SAF) between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
 
• Please be advised that there will be no competition for the 1500m trial at the Metropolitan East 10 – 19 Yrs Regional Trials. Paper nominations will be used for this event (appendix G). Also note that Metropolitan East may only nominate 2 athletes per event.
 
• Athletes wishing to nominate for this event are to complete appendix G and return to the Metropolitan East School Sport Office as stated on the form by 3.00pm FRIDAY 18 AUGUST. Successful students will be notified at the Metropolitan East Regional Trials on August 31.
 
• In 2017, students aged 10, 11 and 12yrs will be able to compete at the Metropolitan East Track & Field Trials in the Multi Event (Tetrathlon – 100m, 800m, Long Jump and Shot Put).  Students who choose to compete in this event are still eligible for individual events.  Nomination for this event will be the same as other events.  Please see Appendix A for events. Note that Districts may nominate a maximum of 4 competitors per age group in both boys and girls.
 
• Athletes in a multi-class event must be nominated through their District. Nominations will not be accepted if they have not come through their District. The District Convenor must forward Athletes in a multi-class event nominations by the due date.
 
• All Athletes, including Athletes in a multi-class event, will compete in their corresponding age groups in field events. There are no separate field events for Athletes in a multi-class event.

 

7. Qualifiers for Track Finals 

• All students should be advised that if there are insufficient competitors for heats to be conducted, the final of that event may be conducted at the designated time for those heats.
 
2 Heats: The first three (3) placegetters in each heat and the next three (3) fastest times.
 
3 Heats:  The first two (2) placegetters in each heat and the next three (3) fastest times.

8. Uniforms 

• Primary age students should wear their District Team uniform and secondary age students should wear their school uniform when competing. 
 

9. Footwear 

• Athletes will be competing on a tartan surface in all track and field events. Athletes should have appropriate foot protection for a tartan surface. Footwear must be worn in all Field Events.
 
• Maximum allowable spike length is per IAAF Rules.

10. Starting Techniques: 13 – 19yrs  

• It should be brought to the attention of 13 – 19yrs students competing in events up to and including 400 metres, that they will be required to utilise a crouch start technique with blocks at the Regional Trial.  Standing starts will not be permitted and if used may constitute a break against the athlete.  This same rule will apply at the State Championships.
 
• The organisers will provide starting blocks and no other blocks may be used.  Athletes should know their block settings so that alterations can be completed as quickly as possible.
 
• Please be advised that as per IAAF Rule 162 (adopted by Qld School Sport 13 – 19 Yrs Athletics Committee) athletes aged 16yrs and above will be disqualified for a false start.  Students aged 13, 14 & 15yrs may be given one warning for a false start.  Athletes should be advised of this competition rule.
• Regulation starting blocks will be supplied for use if required.
• Note that consideration may be given to Athletes in a Multi-Class Event in relation to their starting technique.

11.  Marshalling for Events

 
• Track Events: TBC
 
All students register their intention to compete for events at the marshalling area at least 50 minutes prior to their event.  Students who fail to register by the appropriate time may be disqualified from the event. Students may register for all of their events on that day, on arrival at the track. If within 15 minutes of the scheduled event there are insufficient competitors to run heats, the convenor reserves the right to run the final for the event at that time.  Athletes must return to the marshalling area no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the event.  
 
 Field Events: Students are to marshal at the field event, when called by the announcer.

12. Basis for Competition 

 
• Events shall be conducted according to the IAAF Handbook wherever possible; however, the Organising Committee reserves the right to modify events and/or procedures where necessary, to suit the requirements of these particular trials.
 
•  Clashes between Track and Field events: Students must first report to field event to notify officials of their intention to compete, THEN compete in track event and immediately return to the field event.  Students will be eligible to rejoin the field event at the current competition round.
 
• Electronic timing will be used.
 
• Competitors may provide their own equipment for throwing events only. Any student wishing to use their own equipment must present the equipment for weighing and certification before 8:00am on the day of competition. Please note that the official certifier will keep this equipment until the warm-up period for the event and all certified equipment will be available for use by any competitor in the event.

14. Trophies and Awards 

• The following trophies and awards will be presented.
 
 - Best Performances in each Age Group - Boys & Girls Track Events.
 - Best Performances in each Age Group - Boys & Girls Field Events.
 - Ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all events.
• Track and Field event place ribbons will be distributed at the completion of the event. 

16. Canteen 

•  A Canteen will be in operation for the two days of the Trial.  Nutritional food will be on sale such as salad rolls, fruit, etc as well as hot and cold snacks, drinks, etc.

17. Coaching During Competition

•  Coaches and athletes should be advised that coaching during competition from areas outside the competition arena (fence) is allowed under IAAF rules.  Coaches, however, are still not allowed to enter onto the arena during competition, nor are athletes allowed to leave their competition area.  Either of these infringements will result in disqualification of the athlete.

18. Sports Medicine 

•  Sports Medicine personnel will be in attendance for the duration of the trials.  It is the responsibility of the District Managers to follow through with any first aid or medical treatment required by their athletes.

20. Qualifiers for State Track & Field Championships

• The 2017 Queensland School Sport 13 – 19 Yrs Track & Field Championships will be held at the State Athletic Facility, Nathan, Brisbane from 12 – 15 October.
 
• Metropolitan East will be allowed one (1) automatic nomination per event.  Further nominations may be accepted, provided ALL (including automatic) nominations satisfy the state qualifying times/distances.
 
It is important to note that attaining the qualifying standard in an event is NOT a guarantee of selection in the Regional Team.
 
Metropolitan East is allowed one automatic nomination per event. Further nominations must also meet State Qualifying Standards and all competitors are restricted to no more than five (5) events at the State Championships.
 
• The 2017 Queensland Schools 10 – 12yrs Track & Field Championships will be held at the State Athletic Facility, Nathan, Brisbane from 10 – 11 October 2017.
 
• The maximum number of entries allowed per Region will be:
200 and 800m track events – 3 per event.
100m track events – 4 per event.
1500m – 2 per event
All field events – 3 per event.
Multi Event – 2 per event
All relays – 1 team per event.

Athletes in a multi class event must also meet State Qualifying Standards.
 
•   Students should be advised in advance that, if they qualify as members of the Regional Team they will be required to purchase the Regional Track and Field uniform to be worn at the State Championships and pay a team levy.

21. Regional Team Selection

• Any student wishing to be considered for selection in the Metropolitan East Team, but is unable to compete at the Metropolitan East Regional Trials due to illness, injury or absence due to competing at a sporting event of a higher level, MUST SUBMIT a written request on Appendix J: Regional Selection – Absent Competitor Form. This form must be obtained from your school sport coordinator.
 
• These students must be initially selected in their respective District team to warrant consideration for selection in the Metropolitan East Regional team.
 
• The absent competitor form must be delivered to the Convenor before 8:00am on Thursday 31 August  or emailed to: john.masters@det.qld.gov.au
 
• If injury or illness occurs on or after Day 1 and special consideration is required for events scheduled for Day 2,  the absent competitor form must be delivered to the convenor by 8:00am on Friday 1 September 2017.
 
• This request must include:
 
  o Reason for inability to compete (doctor’s certificate if due to injury or illness.)
  o Recent competition performances. o Recent competition performances.
  o Be signed by the Sport Coordinator or School Track & Field Coordinator.
 
• The Track and Field Committee will consider such applications and advise in due course if the student is to be included in Metropolitan East Team.

22. Athletes in a multi class event

  • For 2017, Athletes in a multi class event are required to compete at the regional trial to gain selection in the Metropolitan East Team. These students MUST be nominated through their District. NO nominations will be accepted directly to the Sports Office.
 
NOTE: Athletes in a multi class event in 2017 are able to compete in Multi class events and abled bodied events at the same meet. An Athlete in a multi class event can now choose to compete as both an able bodied and multi class athlete in the same event type (eg the Athlete in a multi class event can run in both the 100m able bodied and 100m multi class events). 
 
To be considered as a Multi-Class Athlete, the student must hold a current Sporting Classification. More information about classification can be accessed from the Queensland School Sport Website at: www.queenslandschoolsport.eq.edu.au or by contacting Andrew Robertson on Mob: 0401 935 865.
 
  • The following events will be available for Athletes in a multi class event:
 
10 – 12yrs 
 
   All competitors will be able to 
   enter a maximum of 6 events.
 
   Track    Field 
   100m    Long Jump 
   200m    Shot Put 
   800m     Discus 
 
13 – 19yrs
 

   All competitors will be able to 
   enter a maximum of 5 events.

  Track    Field 
  100m     Long Jump
  200m     Shot Put
  400m     Discus
  800m     Javelin 
  1500m
 
  • Athletes must meet qualifying times for each event (See Appendix L).  Times must be from a recognised athletic competition, eg School Carnival, QA Carnival, State Carnival, etc.  For the 2017 Metropolitan East trials, dispensation will be granted to allow wheelchair athletes who do not have an officially recognised qualifying time (eg from a District Trial), to compete at the trials so long as they compete in a racing chair.
 
  • Students selected in the Regional Team to compete at the State Championships will need to purchase the Metropolitan East team uniform and will be required to pay a team levy.
 
  • The Nomination Form – Athletes in a multi class event (Appendix M: 10 – 12yrs and Appendix N: 13 – 19yrs) must be returned to the District Trial Convenor.
     
  • Should you have any further queries or concerns please contact the Metropolitan East School Sport Office on 3259 7711.

 
 

Des Guy
Regional School Sport Officer
10 July 2017