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Event Logo 2016 USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016
Southwest Community Center and West Seattle Stadium (Hammer)
Seattle, WA
On-Time Entry Deadline: 7/5/2016 7:00:00 PM
Late Entry Deadline: 7/5/2016 7:00:00 PM

RESULTS
AGE DIVISIONS
8 & under                Born 2008+ *
9–10 year old          Born 2006-2007
11–12 year old        Born 2004-2005
13–14 year old        Born 2002-2003
15–16 year old        Born 2000-2001
17–18 year old       Born 1998-1999*
*athletes born in 1997 are also eligible if they do not  turn 19 on or before 7/31/2016.

ENTRY INFORMATION
Individual Entry:       $7.00 per event
Relay Entries:          $24.00 per relay team
Combined Events:  $15.00 Ages 9-14
Combined Events:   $20.00 Ages 15-18 *

To enter in the Region 13 Championships: All entries will be processed on-line at athletic.net.  Entries will open on June 27th, 5:00pm. The entry deadline is Tuesday, July 5nd at 7pm, PDT.  The entry deadline is final.  No late entries will be accepted.    

Questions on Entry Fees: contact Patti Petesch at (206) 604-6462 or Email


ELIGIBILITY
USATF Membership:  A current 2016 USATF membership is required of all athletes. 
Only U.S. Citizens, aliens living in the United States, or foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in these Championships. See the USATF Rules for more information and exceptions. A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no “moving up” in any events. Unattached athletes may compete without a club or team affiliation.  

Personal Conflicts with the Meet Date:  Athletes who have a personal conflict with the dates of the  Regional Championships will have to make a choice between their personal conflict or the meet. There are only two (2) conflicts that will allow an athlete to bypass a qualifying round of Junior Olympic Meets.  USATF Rule 305, 2a&b: An athlete can miss the Association Championship but not the Regional Championship because of participation in a USATF Cultural Exchange.  Athletes can miss the Association and Regional Meet if they are competing in the Junior National Championships or World Youth Championships. These exceptions must have been worked out with the Regional Coordinator, in writing, prior to the Association Championship.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
  • The meet schedule will be followed as closely as possible. Events can run up to one hour (1) ahead of the published schedule once the meet begins.  
  • Please arrive at the track and be prepared to compete when your event is called.  
  • Please pay close attention to the schedule and announcements, and plan for any conflicting events.
  • Please advise athletes to warm up by the event and not the time.
  • Athletes who are competing in a field event when their running event is called, must check in at the Clerks Tent.  
  • Athletes who have not checked in by the final call may be removed from the race. 
EVENT PROCEDURES
A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no “moving up” in any events. At the Regional Championships all athletes must compete in the same division they qualified at the Association Championships. Competitors in the 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 age divisions may compete in a maximum of three (3) events, including relays.  13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 age divisions may compete in a maximum of four (4) events, including relays. All Relay Team members must belong to the same USATF member Club.   All relay team members must also show affiliation with the said club on their USATF membership application.
 
PACKET PICK-UP  
Coaches and athletes will be able to obtain their competition numbers and any other related meet information beginning at 8:00am on Thursday and Friday, July 7th & 8th; and at 7:30 am on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10.  The Registration and Packet Pick-Up is located on the upper level at the back of the grandstands. Competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition and on the front of their jerseys only.  If an athlete loses their bib number, they may obtain a replacement for $5.00. The Registration Table will only distribute individual numbers to unattached athletes throughout the meet, clubs must distribute numbers to their individual club registered athletes.  
 
UNIFORMS
Athletes are not required to wear specific uniforms in individual events. However shorts and shirts must be worn. Shoes allowed: regular tennis or athletic shoes and track spikes (1/4”).  Relay teams must wear all tops of the same color and shorts of the same color.   
 
AWARDS
USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded the top five places in each event. The awards table is located at the back of the grandstands on the upper level.  Results will be posted along the fence at the back of the grandstands. 
 
ADVANCEMENT TO NATIONALS
The top five (5) places in each individual and relay event will advance to the National Championships which will be held July 25-31 in Sacramento, CA. No alternates will be advanced from the Regional Championship to the National Championship meet.   The top two (2) athletes in combined events and any other athlete who meets the Junior Olympic Combined Event Standard for the specific event at the Regional Championships will be eligible to advance to the National Championships.  
 
All entries for the Junior Olympic Regional and National Championships will be done on-line at athletic.net.  Athletes advancing from the Regional Meet will be given information on how to enter online.  All deadline dates for the Regional and National Championships will be final and no exceptions will be made.  
 
 
 
PROTESTS
There will be a $50.00 fee for all protests.  Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced.  The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld. 

MISC.
For Information not listed on this document, Meet Management will refer to the USATF rules and the Youth Guide.    

DIRECTIONS
Driving North on I-5:, take exit 163A, keep right on fork on-ramp .27,  merge onto West Seattle Bridge, go 2.76 miles, turn left onto 35th Ave. SW, go 2.52 miles and turn left on SW Thistle St, go .37 miles and turn right into the facility.

Driving South on I-5: take exit  163, keep right at the fork on-ramp merge onto the West Seattle Bridge, go 2.76 miles, turn left onto 35th Ave SW, go 3.53 miles and turn left on SW Thistle St, go .37 miles and turn right into the facility.