2024 USATF Illinois Junior Olympic T&F  Championships

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Proviso East High School

801 S. First Avenue

Maywood, Illinois 60153

June 21-23, 2024


Age Divisions & Eligibility Requirements:

  Age Divisions                                                                                         

8 & under (born 2016 & later)

9-10 (born 2014-2015)

11-12 (born 2012-2013)

13-14 (born 2010-2011)

15-16 (born 2008-2009)

17-18 (born 2006-2007)

* 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 2024 members of USATF in good standing. 


A valid 2024 USATF Membership and Proof of Birth (which must be uploaded to the athlete’s profile) are needed to compete.  


Relay Teams: Only registered 2024 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.


Para Olympic: We are offering PARA ambulatory and wheelchair events in additional to our regularly scheduled events. PARA athletes can compete in the following events:  100, 200, 400 and shot put. After PARA athletes are registered online, please email the office (usatfil@sbcglobal.net) advising of ambulatory or wheelchair status so that necessary adjustments can be made. It is the guardian’s responsibility to register and pay for the event(s) on the registration site prior to the deadline. On site (day of event) registration will not be accepted.


The registration site is www.athletic.net and the link is:  https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/557583/register


There deadline for registration is Tuesday, June 18, at 5:00 pm. The registration deadline will not be extended.


*Note: New entry registrations, changes, or substitutions will be accepted at the meet site.


FEES:  The fees are:  $10.00 per event and $40.00 per relay.


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 Track & Field Junior Olympics, July 11-14, 2024, in Indiana. Meet information is posted at the following site: https://indiana.usatf.org/events/2024/2024-usatf-region-7-junior-olympic-track-field-cha.


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 twelve (12) finishers in each event of each age division will advance to the USATF Region 7 Championships to be held July 11-14, 2024, in Indiana.


The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held Monday, July 22, through Sunday, July 28, in Bryan-College Station, Texas. 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 to check in, a coach or a parent 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 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 2024: 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 track and each morning of competition starting at 8:00 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 $10.00. The replacement wrist band (athlete) fee is $10.00.  


If a coach band is lost, it will not be replaced and coaches privileges are revoked, and the coach will have to pay the entry fee at the gate.


EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted on the premises and Real-Time Results will be available at www.shazzam.live.co https://results.shazamracing.com.  At the completion of the meet, event results will be posted at www.usatfillinois.org.  Go to Association Championships/All Results.


PROTESTS: There is 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 CASH. Children four (4) and under and those coaches who are listed in the coaches’ registry will be allowed to enter at no cost. Pending coaches’ applications WILL NOT be accepted for free entrance.



Event guests may choose to pay advance ticket admissions online via PayPal. By paying in advance and using this online service, you agree to the additional online transaction fees. Visit "Will Call" at Packet Pickup to retrieve your entry wristband.




  1. Select “Add to Cart” below. Your shopping cart will open and from here you can update the quantity for the amount of tickets needed.
  2. Be sure to purchase enough tickets for each day of the competition you plan to attend. For example, if you have a group of 3 who will attend for 2 days, purchase 6 tickets.
  3. Once you have updated the quantity, choose “PayPal Checkout” or “Check out” to pay without a PayPal account.
  4. Complete your order by following the onscreen instructions. 



Daily Tickets


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.



Meet Directors:  Art Pahl, jonesjdaddy5@yahoo.com

Entries:  Brenda Kimbrough, bbkimbrough@gmail.com

Memberships:   Lorette Cherry, usatfil@sbcglobal.net



Order of Events


Friday, June 21




Coaches meeting 2:00 pm

Running Events 3:00 pm

Hammer 9:00 am – Triton College

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At Proviso East:

Pole Vault Boys 12:00 noon

Steeplechase F (see note 5)

Events 3:00 pm

4x100 F

Pole Vault (Girls)

4x800 F

Triple Jump (Girls)

200 P

Long Jump (Girls up to 12)


Javelin (Girls & Boys 8-12, oldest to youngest)


Saturday, June 22

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

Field Events 8:00 am

Discus (Girls)

Javelin Boys & Girls (13-18)

3000 F

High Jump (Boys)

100 P

Triple Jump (Boys)

800 F

Long Jump (Girls 13-18)

100 F

Shot Put (Boys)


Sunday, June 23

Running Events 8:00 am



Field Events 8:00 am

110/100/80H P*

High Jump (Girls)

10 Minutes Break

#1 Long Jump (Boys up to 12)

80/100/110H F

#2 Long Jump (Boys 13-18)

400 F

Shot Put (Girls)

1500 F

Discus (Boys)

200 F


4x400 F




1. Unless otherwise noted, the starting order shall be younger to older, girls followed by boys per age group.
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. PARA athletes compete in the “finals” time slot if prelims are schedule. An example of prelims to finals is the 100m.

5. Due to safety concerns, the steeplechase will not be contested. All athletes who register and pay for steeplechase at this meet, will be allowed to register for the Region 7 championship.


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