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Event Logo 2018 USATF Pacific Northwest Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
Friday, June 22, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018
Mt. Tahoma High School
Tahoma, WA

FAQ - What to Expect at the Pacific Northwest Junior Olympic Championships


AGE DIVISIONS
Divisions  Year of Birth
8 and under  2010+
9-10  2008-2009
11-12  2006-2007
13-14  2004-2005
15-16  2002-2003
17-18
 
 2000-2001*
 *athletes born in 1999 are also eligible if they do not  turn 19 on or before 07/23/2018

ELIGIBILITY
USATF Membership:  A current 2018 USATF membership is required of all athletes. Before registering for events an athlete must obtain a membership number at http://www.usatf.org/membership.  Cost is $20.00.  
 
Citizenship: 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. 

Proof of date of birth: Athletes must mail a copy of proof of birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, driver’s license) to the Registration Chairman: Tracy Silva, 2280 NW Boulder Way. Issaquah WA 98027, prior to entry.  The Registration Chairman will also accept a scanned document via email: pnamember@comcast.net.  The on-line entry system will not accept an athlete entry if their proof of birth date is not on file

DivisionsA 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.

Maximum # of Events: 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.

Relay Teams: 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.

 
ENTRY INFORMATION
Entry Fees:
Individual Entry:      $8.00 per event
Relay Entries:         $32.00 per relay team

Deadline:   Tuesday, June 19 (7:00pm PDT)  
                   The entry deadline is final.  No late entries will be accepted.
 
Entry Form:  click here to enter (all entries must be submitted online)
 
Questions:   contact Patti Petesch:  email or phone (206) 604-6462 

GATE ADMISSION
$5.00 adults and children over 5; athletes free with bib; coaches free if they have a USATF#, background check and safe sport certification, children under 5 free. 

COMPETITION DETAILS
Packet Pick-up:  Coaches and athletes will be able to obtain their competition numbers and any other related meet information beginning at 7:30 am on both Saturday. June 23th and Sunday. June 24th; and; 4:00 pm on Friday.  Competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers on all days 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. Clubs must distribute numbers to their 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.
 
Schedule: 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 Clerk’s Tent.  Athletes who have not checked in by the final call may be removed from the race. 
 
Awards: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded the top three places in each event. 

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 posted.  The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

OTHER INFORMATION
Advancement to Regionals: The top eight (8) athletes/teams in each individual and relay event will advance to the Regional Championships which will be held July 6-9 in Spokane, WA.  No alternates will be advanced from the Association to the Regional Championship meet.   The top five (5) athletes in each individual and relay event at the Regional Championships will be eligible to advance to the National Championships in Greensboro, NC, July 23-29. 
 
All entries for the Junior Olympic Regional and National Championships will be done on-line at athletic.net.  Athletes advancing from the Association 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.  
 
Personal Conflicts with the Meet Schedule:  Athletes who have a personal conflict with the dates of the Association or Regional Championships need 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”
The exception request must be sent to Meet Director Patti Petesch, patti.petesch@seattle.gov, no later than June 19, 2018.  The list of athletes from our association will be forwarded to the Regional Coordinator