Eligibility & Age Divisions

 
 
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. 

The Junior Olympics is a series of track & field meets.

In Ohio, the series consists of a Developmental Meet- no athletes eliminated (weekend of 8 - 10 June), an Association Meet (weekend of 23 - 24 June) - top six in each event advance, a Regional Meet- top five in each event advance (weekend of 12 - 15 July), National Championships (23 July - 29 July)

Each athlete must enter the Junior Olympic series by submitting an entry through the Coach O online entry system. They must have a valid 2012 USATF membership.  There are no mail in entries or day of meet entries.

Youth competitions typically take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability.

The age divisions (by year of birth) for competition year 2014 are as follows:

Age Division                   Year of Birth
8 & Under                       2006+*            may compete in a maximum of three(3) events, including relays.
9 - 10                        2004-2005      may compete in a maximum of three(3) events, including relays.
11 - 12                       2002-2003     may compete in a maximum of three(3) events, including relays.
13 - 14                    2000-2001     may compete in a maximum of four(4) events, including relays.
15 - 16                    1998-1999     may compete in a maximum of four(4) events, including relays.
17 - 18                    1996-1997**  may compete in a maximum of four(4) events, including relays.
                                    ** Athletes born in 1995 are also eligible if they do not turn 19 on or before 7/27/2014

* Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.”

** 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. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.

Combined events are not included in the event count.

Athletes can only participate in the events specified for their age division.

 

8 & Under Division 

100 Meter Dash

1500 Meter Run

Mini Javelin (300g)

200 Meter Dash

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

4x100 Meter Relay

4x400 Meter Relay

Long Jump

Shot Put (2kg)

 

9-10 Division 

100 Meter Dash

High Jump

Triathlon:

200 Meter Dash

Long Jump

Shot Put (6 lb.)

400 Meter Dash

Shot Put (6 lb.)

High Jump

800 Meter Run

Mini Javelin (300g)

200 Meter (G), 400 Meter (B)

1500 Meter Run

4x100 Meter Relay

 

1500 Meter Race Walk

4x400 Meter Relay

 

 

11-12 Division 

100 Meter Dash

80 Meter Hurdles (30")

4 x 800 Meter Relay

200 Meter Dash

Long Jump

Pentathlon:

400 Meter Dash

High Jump

80 Meter Hurdles

800 Meter Run

Shot Put (6 lb.)

Shot Put (6 lb.)

1500 Meter Run

Discus (1kg)

High Jump

3000 Meter Run

Mini Javelin (300g)

Long Jump

1500 Meter Race Walk

4 x 400 Meter Relay

800 Meter Run (G), 1500 Meter Run (B)

4 x 100 Meter Relay

 

 

 

13-14 Division 

100 Meter Dash

4 x 800 Meter Relay

Discus (1kg)

200 Meter Dash

100 Meter Hurdles (B 33")

Pole Vault

400 Meter Dash

100 Meter Hurdles (G 30")

Javelin (600g)

800 Meter Run

200 Meter Hurdles (30")

Pentathlon:

1500 Meter Run

High Jump

100m H

3000 Meter Run

Long Jump

Shot Put (B 4kg/G 6 lb)

3000 Meter Race Walk

Triple Jump

High Jump

4 x 100 Meter Relay

Shot Put (B 4kg)

Long Jump

4 x 400 Meter Relay

Shot Put (G 6 lb.)

800 Meter Run (G);1500 Meter (B)

 

 

 

15-16 Division 

100 Meter Dash

High Jump

110/100 Meter Hurdles (B 39"/G 33")

200 Meter Dash

Long Jump

400 Meter Hurdles (B 36"; G 30")

400 Meter Dash

Triple Jump

Decathlon (B)

800 Meter Run

Pole Vault

Heptathlon (G)

1500 Meter Run

Javelin (B 800 g; G 600g)

4 x 100 Meter Relay

3000 Meter Run

Hammer (B 12lb; G 4kg)

4 x 400 Meter Relay

2000 Meter Steeplechase

Shot Put (B 12 lb; G 4kg)

4 x 800 Meter Relay

3000 Meter Race Walk

Discus (B 1.6 kg; G 1kg)


 

 

17-18 Division 

100 Meter Dash

High Jump

110/100 Meter Hurdles (B 39"/G 33")

200 Meter Dash

Long Jump

400 Meter Hurdles (B 36"; G 30")

400 Meter Dash

Triple Jump

Decathlon (B)

800 Meter Run

Pole Vault

Heptathlon (G)

1500 Meter Run

Javelin (B 800 g; G 600g)

4 x 100 Meter Relay

3000 Meter Run

Hammer (B 12lb; G 4kg)

4 x 400 Meter Relay

2000 Meter Steeplechase

Shot Put (B 12 lb; G 4kg)

4 x 800 Meter Relay

 

Discus (B 1.6 kg; G 1kg)

3000 Meter Race Walk

 

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