Track and Field | CIF Central SectionWould you like to know who uses a 30m passing zone, has strict restrictions on visible undergarments, does not allow the use of GPS watches, or has a second time limit for field events? Track and Field Rule Book Differences is a lightweight, paperback book that can easily be carried with you at track meets. If any of these questions apply to you, help is available. Rules are organized by category general rules, combined events, running events, relays, general field events, horizontal jumps, vertical jumps, throwing events, race walks and record requirements. For this reason, one can find a particular rule almost instantly by simply scanning the appropriate category.
2019 WHSAA/NFHS Track & Field Rules Video
Track and field
Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running , jumping , and throwing. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics , which also includes road running , cross country running , and racewalking. The foot racing events, which include sprints , middle- and long-distance events , racewalking and hurdling , are won by the athlete who completes it in the least time. The jumping and throwing events are won by those who achieve the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump , triple jump , high jump and pole vault , while the most common throwing events are shot put , javelin , discus and hammer.
Note: All National Federation Rules will be followed. Only the exceptions listed herein will be considered. Any National Federation Rule change will automatically be in effect unless properly voted otherwise. Article 1. Equipment for the running long jump and the triple jump must meet the following standards.
This must include the total points scored by each school and the first and last names of all place winners, including relay teams. First place must have three judges for Area qualifying and Section Championship meets. The League Commissioner and two other adults appointed by the host school shall make up the Jury of Appeals at the Area Track meets. The Meet Director and two other adults appointed by the host school shall make up the Jury of Appeals at the Division 2 Championships. Approved by Board of Managers Apr. NOTE: Automatic timing replaces judges.
High school coaches, officials and administrators who have knowledge and experience regarding this particular sport and age group volunteer their time to serve on the rules committee. Member associations of the NFHS independently make decisions regarding compliance with or modification of these playing rules for the student-athletes in their respective states. NFHS rules are used by education-based and non-education-based organizations serving children of varying skill levels who are of high school age and younger. In order to make NFHS rules skill-level and age-level appropriate, the rules may be modified by any orga- nization that chooses to use them. Except as may be specifically noted in this rules book, the NFHS makes no recommendation about the nature or extent of the modifications that may be appropriate for children who are younger or less skilled than high school varsity athletes. Every individual using these rules is responsible for prudent judgment with respect to each contest, athlete and facility, and each athlete is responsible for exercising caution and good sportsmanship. These rules should be interpreted and applied so as to make reasonable accommodations for disabled athletes, coaches and officials.