2014 USATF Illinois JO T&F Championships

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2014 USATF Illinois Association

Junior Olympics Track & Field



Saturday - Sunday, June 21 - 22, 2014

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL


Age Divisions & Eligibility Requirements:

Age Divisions                                                                                        

8 & under (born 2006 & later)

9-10 (born 2004-2005)

11-12 (born 2002-2003)

13-14 (born 2000-2001)

15-16 (born 1998-1999)

17-18 (born 1996-1997)

* Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet.


Individuals: Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States and 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, including relays. Competitors in the 8 & under, 9-10, and 11-12 divisions may compete in a maximum of three (3) events, including relays. Competitors in the 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 divisions may compete in a maximum of four (4) events, including relays. Combined events are not included in the event count. All athletes must be 2014 members of USATF in good standing.


Relay Teams: Only registered 2014 USATF member clubs may enter a relay team(s). All athletes representing the club must be affiliated with and members of that club as part of their USATF membership at the time of meet registration. Visit www.usatf.org and select “Products/Services” to become a member.




Individual Entries: $ 6.00 per event

Relay Entries: $ 24.00per relay team


Club Administrators and Unattached Athletes must register online at www.coacho.com by Friday, June 13th, at 11:59p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. Online registration opens May 1, 2014. Fees must be paid online by the close of registration. Accuracy of data entered is the responsibility of each club and/or athlete. Please validate data within Coach O for accuracy prior to submitting entry.


Attn: Club memberships must be current to enter the meet.


Valid 2014 USATF Membership and Proof of Birth are needed to compete. Before the online registration deadline, please ensure that the membership chair has received (via mail or fax) a copy of the athlete’s Proof of Birth (copy of birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license or U.S. government identification). See Rule 300.1 (i) for further explanation.


      Membership Chair: Lorette Cherry

      Address: c/o USATF Illinois, 1213 Maple Ave. Lisle, IL 60532

      Fax: 630 512-0728

      For questions, contact us at: usatfil@sbcglobal.net or call 630 512-0727

Combined Events: Although multi-events will not be contested until the Region 7 Championship in Indiana, all athletes must register for the event during the Association online championship. “Day of” registrations will not be allowed. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 13, at 11:59 pm. After the Association Championship, all athletes must go back into the Coach O site and declare and pay for the Region 7 Championships. Following are the fees: Triathlon $15, Pentathlon $15, Heptathlon $20 and Decathlon $20. Fees are applicable at the Region 7 declaration site only.


AWARDS: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top three (3) individuals and the top three (3) relay teams in each event of each age division.


ADVANCEMENTS: The top eight individuals and relay teams in each event of each age division will advance to the USATF Region 7 Championships to be held in Indiana. Advancements must be completed by registering at www.coacho.comshortly after conclusion of the Association Championship.


The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held Monday, July 21, through to Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Turner Stadium, Humble, Texas. The top five athletes at the Region 7 Championships qualify for the National Championships. Information is available at: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USATF-National-Junior-Olympic-Outdoor-Track---Fiel.aspx


IMPLEMENT WEIGH-IN: At the track one hour before each event. If the athlete is unable, a coach or parents can have the implement weighed.


EVENT CHECK-IN: There will be separate check-in areas for Running and Field events. Field events athletes check in at the field event. Running events athletes must check in at these designated areas 45minutes prior to the event's scheduled starting time. All athletes will be required to remain in the designated warm-up areas after checking in.


If an athlete is in a field event when a running event is called, the athlete MUST notify the Field Event Judge that they need to check in for the running event. The Event Judge will notify the Head Field Judge and they will notify the Clerking Tent that the athlete is at a Field Event. At the final call, a Meet Official will escort the athlete to the clerking tent.


PACKET PICK UP: Starting Friday, June 21st at the hotel headquarters from 6:00 - 8:00 pm AND at the track each morning of competition starting at 7:00 a.m. All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition on the front on their jersey. If an athlete loses the bib number, a replacement can be purchased for a fee of $5.00. *Note: No entry changes/no substitutions/no adds/no new entries will be accepted at the meet site.


EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted.At the completion of the meet, event results will be posted at www.usatfillinois.org.


PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 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.Judgment calls cannot be protested.Only rule violations can be protested and you must cite the rule that is in violation. The Protest Referee will be located in one of the rooms on the upper level of the stadium.


RULES – CONDUCT & FACILITY: The following are not permitted at Benedictine University:



Glass or metal containers

Weapons, fireworks, explosives or munitions

Laser pointers

Gum on the track or the infield


Skates, skateboards or roller blades


Plastic bottles and coolers are permitted but are subject to inspection by security personnel at the gate entrance


GATE ADMISSION FEES The daily entrance fee is $7.00. Pre-school children (5 & under) are free. Only those coaches who present a 2014 USATF background checked membership card and seniors (62 & older with a government issued ID) will be admitted FREE. Coaches’ passes will not be issued! 



In the case of inclement weather and we are forced to postpone an event, it is the responsibility of the competitor to check for the adjusted time schedule. Instructions will be provided and announced.





Unless otherwise
noted, the starting order shall be younger to older, girls first.


Saturday, June 21

Running Events   (8:00 am)

Field Events (8:00 am)

1500/3000/5000 Race Walks

Pole Vault (Boys)

Steeplechase F

High Jump (Girls)

100 P

Triple Jump (All)

800 F

Long Jump (ages 0-8, 9-10)

100 F

Shot Put (Boys)

200/400H F

Discus (Girls)

4x800 F

Javelin (Girls)

200 P




Sunday, June 22


Running Events (8:00 am)

Field Events (8:00 am)

3000 F

Pole Vault (Girls)

4x100 F (Oldest to youngest)

High Jump (Boys)

110/100/80 H P*

#1 Long Jump (ages 11 – 18 Girls)

10 Minute Break

#2 Long Jump (ages 11 – 18 Boys)

80/100/110H F

Shot Put (Girls)

400 F

Discus (Boys)

1500 F

Javelin (Boys)

200 F


25/50 X (Shrimps  & Atoms)


4X400 F



Key — P = Prelim,
F = Finals, 
X = Exhibition: No prior registration/no entry fees. Awards to all Shrimps (3-4 yrs old) and Atoms (5-6 yrs old).


Host Hotel:
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Illinois  60532
630 505-0900
Rooms:  Double/Double
Rates:  $92.00
Includes:  Hot Hilton Breakfast Buffet
Deadline:  June 5, 2014





Take I-55 N to exit 269 for I-355. Take I-355 N to Maple Ave exit. Turn left onto Maple Ave. Continue pass College Road and turn left on side road just west of outdoor track stadium.



Take I-57 N to exit 345B to merge onto I-80 W. Take 140 to merge onto I-355N. Take I-355 N to Maple Ave exit. Turn left onto Maple Ave. Continue pass College Road and turn left on side road just west of outdoor track stadium.



Take I-88 E to Naperville Rd. Merge onto Freedom Dr, turn left onto # Diehl Rd, turn right onto  N Naper Blvd/Naperville RD. Turn left onto Maple Ave. Turn right on side road just west of outdoor track stadium. Continue pass College Road and turn left on side road just west of outdoor track stadium.


FROM THE EAST (Chicago)Take I-290 W to I-88 W. Take the exit onto I-355 S. Take the Maple Ave exit. Turn right onto Maple Ave.


           Facility questions:

Name: Marc Jones




Name: Lorette Cherry,  usatfil@sbcglobal.net

Name: Brenda Kimbrough,


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