2022 Assoc Junior Olympics T&F Championships

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June 24-26, 2022

University of Illinois/Gary Wieneke Track
606 Saint Mary's Road
Champaign, Illinois 61820


Age Divisions & Eligibility Requirements:

  Age Divisions                                                                                        

     8 & under (born 2014 & later)

     9-10 (born 2012-2013)

     11-12 (born 2010-2011)

     13-14 (born 2008-2009)

     15-16 (born 2006-2007)

     17-18 (born 2004-2005)

     * 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 2022 members of USATF in good standing. 


Relay Teams: Only registered 2022 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 “Membership” to become a member.



The registration site is at the following link: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/456604/register  There is a single deadline. It is Tuesday, June 21, at 5:00 pm.


A valid 2022 USATF Membership and a verified birth date are needed to compete.  Members are required to upload/submit their birthdate verification documents while completing their membership profile on the USATF Connect system.  The national office will verify and update the membership profile. Anyone requiring a birth date verification has a deadline date of June 14th, 2022.

Combined Events: Will not be contested at the Association Championships. It will be contested during the USATF Region 7 Championships.


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


COVID IMPACT: Any COVID-19 related applications will be addressed closer to the event.


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. All information regarding the Region 7 Championships is located here: https://indiana.usatf.org/.


The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held July 25-31, 2022, at Sacramento State University, in Sacramento, California. The top five athletes and relay teams from the Region 7 Championships will qualify for the National Championships.  Information on the National Championships is located here:  https://www.usatf.org/events/2022/2022-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-cha


IMPLEMENT WEIGH-IN: Implement weigh in wil be at the track one hour before each event. If the athlete is unable to get their implement weight during this time, 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 the Hipping and Clerking tent 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 competing 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: Packet pick-up will start Friday, June 24, at 12:00 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 coaches band is lost, it will not be replaced and the coach will have to pay the regular 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.adkinstiming.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 only) fee for all protests. Checks will not be accepted. Written 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).


Save Time; Skip the Line and order online! Spectators and fans may order admission tickets online in advance of the competition. Tickets will be sold via PayPal.  The purchaser will be responsible for all transaction/convenience fees. Advance ticket purchase wristbands must be retrieved from packet pickup. More details to follow.



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 20th (Monday through Thursday) someone will be in the office from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.





Friday, June 24

Running events 5:00 pm:

Field events 1:00 pm

4 x 100
4 x 800

Hammer Throw (Girls then Boys, north field)
Pole Vault (Girls then Boys)


200 (P)

Field events 3:00 pm


Triple Jump (G=RW 1, B = RW 2)


Javelin (15-18) (Girls then Boys, north field)


Saturday, June 25

Running events: 8:00 am

Field events: 8:00 am


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

200/400 Hurdles

High Jump (Girls)


Shot Put (Girls, north field)

100 (P)

Discus (Boys, north field)



100 (F)


Sunday, June 26

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, north field)


Discus (Girls, north field)


Javelin (14 & under) (Girls & Boys, north field)

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, pahlac58@gmail.com

     Marc Jones, jonesjdaddy5@yahoo.com


Entries:  Brenda Kimbrough, bbkimbrough@gmail.com


Memberships:  Lorette Cherry, usatfil@sbcglobal.net




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