Track and Field Rules

TRACK AND FIELD (Boys and Girls)
Procedures and Regulations


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A. High School Federation Rules shall govern all contests where applicable and/or as amended by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the Central Connecticut Conference.
B. The host school must provide at least five capable adult officials to assist with the running of dual meets and seven for all double-dual meets. Students and visiting coaches are not to serve as event officials.
C. Double-dual meets shall be scored using 5 points, 3 points and 1 point for places one through three. Three running scores are necessary: Team A vs. B, A vs. C and B vs. C.
D. An individual may participate in four (4) events in dual and double-dual meets.
E. The host school must notify the visiting team(s) if hurdles are to be brought by them. A minimum of four (4) lanes of working hurdles is needed to run a meet.
F. Limitations of competitors
a. A maximum of five (5) competitors shall be designated as varsity in each field event. Other competitors shall be considered junior varsity.
b. Each varsity athlete shall be given four (4) trials whereas junior varsity athletes shall be given only three (3) trials. There shall be no finals.
c. In the lane races (100m, 200m, 400m and the high and intermediate hurdles), all varsity athletes shall compete head-to-head. Therefore, in dual meets there shall be a limit of three (3) varsity athletes from each school and in double-dual meets a limit of only two (2) varsity athletes. Only athletes in the varsity heat may score for their school.
d. The only exception to subsections c and d above is if fully automatic timing (FAT) is used to time all heats and lanes. Then every effort should be employed to match opponents as evenly as possible.
G. Running Events shall take precedence over field events in cases where an individual is participating in both events simultaneously.
H. The javelin event shall be the first field event with all javelins being secured at its conclusion.
I. The host school shall provide all visiting coaches with information concerning special rules and use of facilities well in advance of the meet (i.e. spike length, starting blocks, etc).
J. Take-off marks for the long and triple jumps shall accommodate all levels of jumpers entered.
K. The “no false start” rule is in effect.
L. Summary of all meet results shall be given to all visiting teams at the conclusion of the meet.
M. Conference meets will be held on Tuesdays at opposite sites unless there is mutual agreement to hold a coed meet.
N. Meet starting time should be as close to 3:30pm as is practical.
O. All teams will meet each team once within the same division.
P. The host school must notify and receive approval from scheduled conference opponents whenever a team is added to the original conference schedule. This must be done prior to the date of the contest.
Q. The home team must provide at least six (6) sets of starting blocks for all C.C.C. meets.
Reviewed: 10/23/09 BS