USATF Illinois Junior Olympics T&F Championships

Joliet Memorial Stadium, 3000 Jefferson, Joliet

2020 USATF Illinois Junior Olympics T&F Championships
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Age Divisions                                                                                          

8 & under (born 2012 & later) 

9-10 (born 2010-2011) 

11-12 (born 2008-2009)  

13-14 (born 2006-2007)  

15-16 (born 2004-2005)  

17-18 (born 2002-2003) 

* 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 2020 members of USATF in good standing.   


Relay Teams: Only registered 2020 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 and select “Membership” to become a member.  


ENTRY PROCESS:  The registration site is the name of the event into the Search box. There is a single deadline. It is Tuesday, June 9, at 5:00 pm. 


A valid 2020 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:  

Combined Events: Will not be contested at the Association Championships. It will be contested during the USATF Region 7 Combined Event, July 9-10. There is a separate registration site. Go to Use the Search box to find the event.  


FEES:  The registration 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 11-12, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. 


The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held Monday, July 27, through Sunday, August 2, in Jacksonville, Florida. 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 Immediately: 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, June12, at 1:00 pm 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 $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  At the completion of the meet, event results will be posted at  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 (please bring proof of “completed” applications if you are not listed on the registry). 



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 8h, (Monday through Thursday) someone will be in the office from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. 


Host Hotel: Towne Place Suites, 1515 Riverboat Ctr Drive, Joliet, 815-741-2400 




Friday, June 12 

Running events 5:00 pm:                         Field events 3:00 pm 

Steeplechase                                            Hammer Throw (Girls then Boys) 

4 x 100                                                    Pole Vault (Girls then Boys) 

4 x 800                                                    Triple Jump (G=RW 1, B = RW 2)  

200 (P)                                                     Javelin 13-14, (Girls then Boys) 


Saturday, June 13 

Running events: 8:00 am                          Field events: 8:00 am 

Racewalk                                                  Long Jump (8&U, 9-12) (G=RW 1, B=RW 2) 

200/400 Hurdles                                     High Jump (Girls) 

3000                                                        Shot Put (Girls) 

100 (P)                                                     Discus (Boys) 

800                                                          Javelin (Girls and Boys, 15-18) 

100 (F) 


Sunday, June 14 

Running events: 8:00 am                         Field events: 8:00 am 

110/100/80 Hurdles (P)                          Long Jump (13-18) (G= RW 1, Boys= RW 2) 

10 minutes break                                    High Jump (Boys) 

80/100/110 Hurdles (F)                          Shot Put (Boys) 

400                                                         Discus (Girls) 

1500                                                       Javelin (Girls and Boys, 8 & U – 12, Infield) 

200 (F) 




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,

                         Marc Jones, 


Entries:  Brenda Kimbrough, 


Memberships:   Lorette Cherry, 


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