2019 USATF Illinois Junior Olympics T&F Championships

Last updated 6.20.19

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DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive 
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Phone:  630-505-0900
Rate:   $119.00  - USA Track & Field-Illinois

Deadline:  May 31st, 2019
Registration link: http://group.doubletree.com/USA-TrackAndFieldIllinois

                                              June 21-23, 2019

                                            Benedictine University
                                             5700 College Road
                                                  Lisle, Illinois


Age Divisions & Eligibility Requirements:                                                                   8 & under (born 2011 & later)

9-10 (born 2009-2010)

11-12 (born 2007-2008)

13-14 (born 2005-2006)

15-16 (born 2003-2004)

17-18 (born 2001-2002)

* 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. All athletes must be 2019 members of USATF in good standing. 


Relay Teams: Only registered 2019 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.



Registration is online only. There is a single deadline. It is Tuesday, June 18, at 5:00 pm. Visit: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/360096/register


A valid 2019 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,

      Address: 1770 W. State Street, Suite A, Sycamore, IL, 60178

      Fax: 779-222-4077

      For questions, contact us at: usatfil@sbcglobal.net

Combined Events: Will not be contested at the Association Championships. It will be contested during the USATF Region 7 Combined Event, July 11-12. There is a separate registration site. Go to www.athletic.net. Use the Search box to find the event. Combined Events registration closes Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm.


FEES:  The fees are:  $8.00 per event and $32 per relay.


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 11-14, in Joliet, Illinois.


The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held Monday, July 22, through Sunday, July 28, in Sacramento, California. The top five athletes and relay teams from the Region 7 Championships will qualify for the National Championships. 


IMPLEMENT WEIGH-IN: Will be 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 are 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 once the announcement is made. All athletes are required to remain in the designated warm-up area 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.


Effective 2019: Athletes 10 & under will be returned to the hipping and clerking area after competition. They must be picked up by a coach or parent.


PACKET PICK UP: Starting Friday, June 21, at 11:00 am at the Dan & Aida Rice Center 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 $8.00. The replacement wrist band (athlete) fee is $8.00.  If a coach band is lost, it will not be replaced and the coach will have to pay the entry fee at the gate.

*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 and Real-Time Results will be available at www.adkinstrak.com.  At the completion of the meet, event results will be posted at www.usatfillinois.org.  Go to Association Championships/All Results.


PROTESTS: There will be a $100.00 (cash) fee for all protests.  Checks will not be accepted. Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee within 30 minutes of a result that is announced or posted.  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 in the facility.


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 $10.00.  Children four (4) and under are free. Only those coaches who are listed in the coaches’ registry will be allowed to enter at no cost. Pending coaches 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.


Office Hours

During the week of June 16th, (Monday through Thursday) someone will be in the office from 10:00 am until 3:00  pm.



Friday, June 21

Coaches meeting 2:00 pm

Running Events 3:00 pm

Steeplechase F

4x100 F

4x800 F

200 P


****Hammer (all) 12:00 noon******

*****PV Boys  noon******************

Field Events Events 3:00 pm

Pole Vault (Girls)

Triple Jump (Girls)

Long Jump (Girls up to 12)


Saturday, June 22

Running Events 8:00 am
1500/3000 Race Walks
200/400H F

3000 F

100 P

800 F

100 F



Field Events 8:00 am

Discus (Girls)

Javelin Boys & Girls (13-18)

High Jump (Boys)

Triple Jump (Boys)

Long Jump (Girls 13-18)

Shot Put (Boys)


Sunday, June 23

Running Events 8:00 am

110/100/80 H P*              

10 Minute Break

80/100/110H F

400 F

1500 F

200 F

4x400 F


Field Events 8:00 am

High Jump (Girls)

#1 Long Jump (Boys up to 12)

#2 Long Jump (Boys 13-18)

Shot Put (Girls)

Discus (Boys)

8:30 am Javelin (Boys & Girls up to 12)



1. Unless otherwise noted, the starting order shall be younger to older, girls followed by boys.
2. Athletes participating in field events must provide their own implements.
3. Schedules are subject to change. It is your responsibility to continue to check for recent updates.
4. The javelin runway is a distance from the mail track facility. Plan accordingly


Key — P = Prelim, F = Finals



Meet Directors:  Art Pahl, pahlac58@gmail.com & Marc Jones, jonesjdaddy5@yahoo.com

Entries:  Brenda Kimbrough, bbkimbrough@gmail.com

Memberships:   Lorette Cherry, usatfil@sbcglobal.net





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