2017 Midwest Zone Championship

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The Armory – University of Illinois
505 E Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
February 4-5, 2017



States:  Dakotas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Lake Erie, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


Fees:    Entry fee is $8.00 per individual event and $32.00 per relay team.  Entry fees cannot be transferred or refunded. Coaches will be admitted free if their names appear on the current Coaches Registry and all segments (membership, background check and SafeSport) have a current date.


Eligibility:  This meet is open to athletes who fall within the age divisions listed below. An USATF membership is required to participate in this event.


Illinois high school athletes can participate in this event as unattached, club team members or school team members. However, the 2016-17 Non-School Competition Participation Request Form must be completed, signed by the schools principal and returned to the IHSA Office no later than ten (10) days prior to the date of competition. The IHSA information can be found at the following location: http://www.ihsa.org/SportsActivities/GirlsTrackField.aspx (it is also available on the IHSA boys track site).The IHSA has been advised of this event.

Age Divisions:  Age divisions are determined by year of birth.  Listed below are the events that will take place in each age division:


8 & under Division 2009+
9-10 Division  2007 – 2008
11-12 Division  2005 - 2006
13-14 Division  2003 -  2004
15-16 Division  2001 - 2002
17  - 18 Division  1999 – 2000


The 0-12 age groups can compete in a maximum of three (3) events including relays. The 13-18 age groups can compete in a maximum of four (4) events including relays. Athletes must compete in their true age divisions – NO “MOVING UP”!


Entry Information:  All teams and unattached athletes must use the online entry process at the following location: www.athletic.net.  Go to “Search” and locate the event by name and date. The meet deadline is Wednesday, February 1st , at 11:59 pm. The entry fees MUST be paid at the registration site prior to the deadline. DAY OF MEET ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!



The top eight (8) finishers in each event advances to the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championship which will be contested on March 10-12, 2017, in Staten Island, NY.


Check-In Requirements:

A packet will be provided for each team and unattached athlete consisting of a team roster with events entered and bib numbers.  A team representative or the unattached athlete is responsible for picking up the packet.  Packets can be picked up at the track facility on meet date beginning one hour before the meet start time. 


Awards:  Event medals will be presented to participants and relay teams who finish in 1st – 6th place.  Medals will be available 30 minutes after results are posted.


Officials: Anyone desiring to officiate at this meet is encouraged to contact Jamero Rainey via email at jamrainey21@gmail.com.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


Facility:  The Armory facility has an awesome indoor track with many facility upgrades.  Pyramid spikes up to ¼” are allowed.  Christmas tree spikes are not allowed. Spikes may be inspected on the track.  No radios, glass containers, or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the facility. Fully Automatic Timing will be provided using Finishlynx Cameras interfaced with Hy-Tek Meet Manager.


Equipment: Starting blocks and batons will be provided. Personal blocks are not allowed. Throwers must provide their own implements that will be certified prior to use.


Event Results:  During the competition event results will be posted at the track facility. Afterwards, the results will be posted at the following site:  www.usatfillinois.org. Go to” Association Championships”.


Protests:  There will be a $100 fee (cash only) for all protests. Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee at once and no later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced. A protest must be a violation of a rule and not a disagreement with a judgment call. The protest fee is refunded if the protest is upheld.


Admission: Admission fee is $7.00 for ages 6 and up. Spectators 65 & up are admitted free with a government issued ID.


Meet Director:              Brenda Kimbrough - bbkimbrough@yahoo.com

                                    Jess Gathing- jgathin1@comcast.net

Regional Coordinator:  Brenda Kimbrough - bbkimbrough@yahoo.com

Zonal Representative:  TammyRa’ Jackson -  trjtalented1@gmail.com


Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 4


Running Events 1:00 pm

Field Events 1:00 pm

1500/3000 RW
60M Hurdles (P)
60M Dash (P)
1500M Run
4x200M Relay
4x800 Relay

Shot Put (Girls)
Long Jump (B/G,  11-12 & older)
High Jump (Girls)
Pole Vault (Girls)
Triple Jump (Girls)



Schedule of Events
Sunday February 5


Running Events 8:00 am

Field Events 8:00 am

3000M Run
60M Hurdles (F)
60M Dash (F)
400M Dash
800M Run

200M Dash

4x400 Relay

Shot Put (Boys)
Long Jump (B/G, 9-10 and younger)
High Jump (Boys)
Pole Vault (Boys)
Triple Jump (Boys)




Host Hotel

Comfort Suites Urbana Champaign, University Area


Rate $ 89.00 per night \ Reservation Deadline for discounted rate: Feb 1st 2017

Rooms are blocked under the name of "USATF Track and Field"

2001 North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL, 61801

Phone: (217) 328-3500

Complimentary Breakfast

Free Wi-Fi

2 miles from the University


2nd Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Urbana |Candlewood Suites Champaign  

1003 W. Killarney St, Urbana IL 61801

Rate $ 95.00 per night \ Reservation Deadline for discounted rate: Jan 31st 2017

Rooms are blocked under the name of "USATF Track Youth"

Phone: (217) 328-0328

Complimentary Breakfast

2 miles from the University



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