2016 USATF Illinois Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships

Friday - Sunday, June 24-26, 2016 Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois 

2016 TF State Meet Info.pdf
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Age Divisions & Eligibility Requirements:

Age Divisions                                                                                         

8 & under (born 2008 & later)

9-10 (born 2006-2007)

11-12 (born 2004-2005)

13-14 (born 2002-2003)

15-16 (born 2000-2001)

17-18 (born 1998-1999)

* 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 2016 members of USATF in good standing. 


Relay Teams: Only registered 2016 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.



The registration site is www.athletic.net.Type the name of the event into the Search box.


The registration deadlines are as follows:

1st deadline:   Saturday, June 18th,  at 11:59 p.m. Entry fees: $6.00 per event, $24 per relay.


Final deadline: Sunday, June 19st. Entry fees:  $10 per event, $40 per relay.

Extreme deadline:  Monday, June 20th. Entry fees:  $20 per event, $80 per relay.

Entries processed on Sunday, June 19th and Monday, June 20th are entered manually. Please email requests to Brenda Kimbrough (bbkimbrough@gmail.com).


Valid 2016 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,

      Address2: 1213 Maple Ave. Lisle, IL 60532

      Fax: 630 512-0728

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




Information for the 2016 Region 7 meet can be found at the following location: http://www.indiana.usatf.org/Events/2016-USATF-Region-7-Junior-Olympic-Track---Field-C.aspx


Combined Events and Hammer: Will not be contested at the Association Championships. There is a separate registration site. Go to www.athletic.net. Use the Search box to find the event. Following is the information: July 9-12 and find USATF Region 7 Combined Events and Hammer. You will be able to register and pay there for the Region 7 Championships. For Combined Events and Hammer, registration closes Sunday, July 3rd, 2016.


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.


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 July 7-10, at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Parking is $5.00 and coolers are not allowed in the stadium.


The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held Monday, July 25 -31, Sacramento, California.  The top five athletes at the Region 7 Championships qualify for the National Championships. 


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 45 minutes 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 26st, starting at noon at the track and 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 on the premises.  At the completion of the meet, event results will be posted at www.usatfillinois.org.  


PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 (cash) 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.  All protests must be presented by the head coach if the athlete is on a team.


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. Children four (4) and under are free. Only those coaches who have passed the background check and SafeSport, and seniors (62 & older with a government issued ID) will be admitted FREE. Coaches’ passes will not be issued!   All background checks and SafeSport courses MUST BE completed by June 18, 2016. Pending applications WILL NOT be accepted.



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.



Host Hotel
Sheraton Lisle Hotel
3000 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, IL  60532
Reservations:  844-453-5020
Rate:  $99.00




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: Jess Gathin

E-mail: jgathin1@comcast.net



Name: Lorette Cherry                                      Name:  Brenda Kimbrough

E-mail: usatfil@sbcglobal.net                         E-mail:  bbkimbrough@gmail.com



See PDF for schedule.


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