Track & Field
Track & Field



TRACK AND FIELD ANNOUNCEMENTS

2016 NFHS POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  • With the change in the rules to no longer call “mark” in the field events, the high school meet will run much more efficiently when the field event judges use flags to signal fair or foul on a trial. The use of the flags will assist with the efficient event administration and enhance the communication between officials, coaches and fans. If legal, the even judge raises a white flag and red if the attempt is illegal.
  • The rules permit the size of heats (sections) to be determined on a site by site basis with distance races. When determining the number of competitors to be placed in each heat, it is important to consider the size of the field, the quality of the performances of the competitors involved and the relationship to risk minimization.
  • When a competitor has legally cleared the crossbar, in the high jump and pole vault, and a force not associated with the competitor causes the crossbar to be displaced, it shall not be considered a foul. Examples of a disassociated force would include such situations as the wind blowing the crossbar off the pins or the pole contacting and rebounding off the plan box padding. It is not considered a disassociated force if the vaulter, for example, releases the pole and it falls into the crossbar without that cause being from the wind or rebound. It is the responsibility of the competitor to have a clean jump or vault. In the case of vaulting, the competitor must have a clean release of the pose so that it does not fall into the crossbar.
  • There continues to be emphasis placed on coaches and athletes selecting and wearing uniforms that are in full compliance with the rules. When an item is selected as a uniform bottom, it shall not be in compliance if the waistband has more than one logo or reference to a specific brand. Many of the items with multiple references of the manufacturer on the waistband are not actually uniforms but rather an undergarment or base layer. Thus, the item is not made to be a uniform. Coaches and athletes should be aware of this problem and avoid selecting non-compliant items and try to “get by” with wearing as a uniform.

REMINDERS:

  1. The online rules meeting dates: February 22 – March 22, 2016.
  2. The online exam dates: February 22 – March 29, 2016.
  3. The first possible practice date: Monday, February 29, 2016.

 

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Current Boys Champions Current Girls Champions


[2015 Complete State Results]


[2015 Complete State Results]

 

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Olathe-East

Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights

Andale

Wichita-Collegiate

Smith Center

Hanover

6A

5A

4A

3A

2A

1A

Lawrence

Lenexa-St. James Academy

Baldwin

Silver Lake

Shawnee-Maranatha Academy

Linn


[Previous State Champions]


[Previous State Champions]

 
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