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 2018 OIA Track Season

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2018 ISLAND MOVERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

FRIDAY–SATURDAY, MAY 11–12

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOL  KAPALAMA  CAMPUS





Aloha everyone, I hope you all are well and looking forward to another great season of Track and Field.

The issue of spikes has already come up and I wanted to caution all of you and your athletes as they make purchases for this season.  The acceptable
 
spike length for this year's state meet will be 1/4" or shorter. Many websites are advertising 7mm spikes and that they are the same as 1/4".  They are

not, and spikes of those length will not be allowed. One brand that has specifically been brought up are the NIKE SUPERFLY ELITE shoes. These shoes 

have fixed spikes at 7mm. Caution that these will not be accepted.


Please share this info with your athletes and staffs - and parents if necessary - because we don't want someone to purchase new shoes that they won't be

 able to wear, or at a minimum will need to alter to come into compliance.


Thanks,

Jeff



What's New: 

Current Info & Reminders: 
     
  • Uniform Return Monday, May 14 at 4:00 PM
  • Only 3/16", 4mm or 1/4", 6mm pyramid spikes are allowed at all OIA Track Sites
                                                         
 
MoHS Athletic Trainer Message:

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PROCEDURES:
All student-athletes must have athletic clearance prior to participation. Athletic Packets are available in the main office and Athletic Training Room during summer months, or in the College & Career Center and Athletic Training Room during the school year (August-May). Contents of the packets include:
1. Moanalua High School Athletic Department Parent Athlete Handbook
2. Athletic Participation Procedures
3. Parent Consent Liability Form for Participation
4. Department of Education Physical Examination Form
5. Processing Fee ($10.00) in an envelope 
(checks made out to Moanalua High School)
6. Athletic Department Booster Club Membership Form (Donation $10-$105) 
 (checks made out to MoHs Athletic Booster Club)

Completed forms (Parent Consent and Liability Form, Processing fee of $10.00, and DOE Physical Form) must be turned in to the Athletic Training Room or the Athletic Department tray in the Main Office. A pink slip will be available for pick up in the Athletic Training Room, after school, when the forms are processed (24 hours within receipt of packet). This pink slip is the athletic clearance to participate and is good for 1 school year. Pink slips must be given to the head coaches prior to participation. Student athletes who are already athletically cleared and wish to try out or participate in another sport during the school year must obtain another copy of their pink slip (athletic clearance). 
Our priority is with the athletes who are in season and have completed the clearance process (pink slips are processed once the "rush" is out).
While it seems we're doing it constantly, please encourage your returning athletes to get their pink slips/clearance ahead of time.


Process to obtain additional pink slip
1. Call or make request from Athletic Trainers (837-8065 or Bldg S across from locker room)
2. Pink slips will be ready for pick up at the Athletic Training Room 24 hours after they receive your packet.

Mahalo for your cooperation.
Aloha,
Reid Takano, ATC
Athletic Trainer, Certified
Moanalua High School



Upcoming 2018 - 2019 Moanalua Athletic Department Events:

Mandatory Parent & Athlete Meetings

Date                                     Day                  Time                              Place                                                                                6:30pm                         Gym Football Only August 08, 2018                 Wed                  6:30pm                         Gym FALL SPORTS November 14, 2018              Wed                   6:30pm                          Gym WINTER SPORTS February 12, 2019            Tue                    6:30pm                         Gym SPRING SPORTS
					 
Athletic Awards Banquet
  • May 19, 2019 @ Honolulu Country Club- 10:30 lunch, 11:00 program 


MOHS Coach’s Meetings
  • Coaches CPR Certification Time TBA in the Library 
  • Pre-Season‐ July 18, 2018 Wednesday 6:00 pm in the Student Center (Dinner Provided)
  • End of Year‐ May 19, 2019 Sunday @ Honolulu Country Club 9:30 am

School & Sports Assemblies
    • Welcome Back Assembly - August 2018 8:30 AM
    • Fall Sports‐ Tuesday, August 28, 2018**
    • Homecoming Day Pep Rally Thursday, September 22, 2016 8:30 AM
    • Talent Show Try-Outs - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:30 PM Student Center Performers Only
    • Talent Show Assembly - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:50 AM - 9:40 AM
    • Winter Sports‐ Tuesday, December 11, 2018**
    • Faculty Talent Show - TBD
    • Drug Free Assembly - TBA
    • Spring Sports‐ Tuesday, April 2, 2019**
    • May Day Assembly May 1, 2018
    • Awards Assembly May 20, 2018
  • **All Sports Assemblies begin at 8:30 AM in the Gym
2019 MoHS Commencement:
  • May 24, 2019 Friday Time 5:30 PM at MOHS Stadium
Homecoming Week September 17 - 22
  • Monday, September 17: 
    Homecoming Week! Volleyball Round 1 (SR-FR, JR-SO), Dress-up (Chopstick Twin Day), Noon Hour (Chopstick Transfer), Night Pep Rally (6:30 p.m., Athletic Field)
  • Tuesday, September 18: 
    Homecoming Week! Volleyball Round 2 (SR-SO, JR-FR), Dress-up (Souvenir Shirt Day), Noon Hour (Class Cheer)
  • Wednesday, September 19: 
    Homecoming Week! Volleyball Round 3 (SR-JR, SO-FR), Dress-up (Tourist Day), Noon Hour (Tahitian Dance Off), Banner Competition (8:00 a.m., Cafeteria)
  • Thursday, September 20: 
    Homecoming Week! Day Pep Rally (Volleyball Finals, Song Contest), Dress-up (Class T-Shirt Day), Noon Hour (Paper Plane Darts)
  • Friday, September 21: 
    Homecoming Week! Parade (3:00 p.m., Student Lot), Dress-up (Moanalua Day), Noon Hour (Name That Flag)
  • Friday, September 21: Homecoming Game 4:00 PM (Moanalua vs. Damien)
  • Saturday, September 22: Homecoming Dance

Moanalua High School Events, Important Dates and Holidays:

Teacher Workday No School: August 1  - 4, 2018 
Professional Development: August 6, 2018
Orientation and Schedule Pick-up:  Tuesday, August 7, 2018
First Day Classes Begins: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Moanalua High School Open House: Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:00 pm (Cafe)
Statehood Day No School: Friday, August 17, 2018
Music Department Sup-a-Long
Labor Day No School: Monday, September 3, 2018
Homecoming Week September 17 - 22, 2018 
Aloha Week Parade Saturday 29, 2018
Exam Week #1: October 1 - 5, 2018
Music Marching Band Camp October 5 - 7, 2018
Fall Recess No School: October 08 - 12, 2018
Menehune Classic: October 20, 2018 5:30 pm (Athletic Field)
Music SO Picnic Saturday, October 27, 2018
Election Day No School: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Veterans Day No School: Monday, November 12, 2018
Music Department Picture Taking Monday, November 19, 2018
Thanksgiving Day No School: Thursday, November 22, 2018
School Holiday No School: Friday, November 23, 2018
Music Winter Concert: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Moanalua Music Department Craft Fair: (Winter) December 8, 2018

Music Moanalua Complex Concert MOHS GYM Friday, December 14, 2018
Exam Week #2: December 17 -21, 2018

Winter Fantasy: December 20, 2018
Winter Recess No School: December 24, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Music Concert Orchestra Kuakini Performance Saturday, January 19, 2019
Martin Luther King Day No School: Monday, January 21, 2019
Music SO Camp January 25 -27, 2019
Senior Luau:  TBA
Music Windward Mall Concert Friday, February 8, 2019
Music CDHO Honor Orchestra Concert February 9, 2019




Teacher Workday No School: February 11, 2019
Sophomore Banquet: February TBA
President's' Day No School: Monday, February 18, 2019




Kinaole Awards Dinner : February TBA 5:30 pm (Honolulu Country Club)
Senior Prom: TBA
Music Central District South Parade of Bands MoHS GYM March 1, 2019 
Music Central District Honor Band Concert MoHS GYM March 9, 2019
Exam Week #3 March 11 -15, 2019
Junior Prom: March 17, 2017
Spring Recess No School: March 18 - 22, 2019
Kuhio Day No School: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Music Concert Band Clinic Saturday, March 30, 2019
Freshman Banquet: TBA
Moanalua Professional Development Conference: April 5, 2019
Music HASTA Parade of Orchestras Saturday, April 6, 2019
Music OBDA HS Parade of Bands Friday, April 12, 2019
Music OBDA HS Parade of Bands Saturday, April 13, 2019

Good Friday No School: Friday, April 19, 2019
Moanalua Music Department Craft Fair: (Spring) Discontinued)
Music Aloha Concert: Saturday,  May 11, 2019
Music Department Banquet Saturday, May 18
Commencement: Friday, May 24, 2019 at Moanalua Stadium
Exam Week #4: May 24 - 31, 2019
Memorial Day No School: Monday, May 27, 2019

Students Last Day Friday, May 31, 2019
        Teachers Last Day:  June 03, 2019





Upcoming Menehune Track Events:

  • MoHS Blue and Silver Meet February 22 & 23 
  • Practice Track Meet March 3, 2018 10:00 am
  • Moanalua Complex Track Meet March 16, 2018 8:00 am
  • Menehune Invitational Track Meet April 28, 2018 11:00 am
 
Up Coming OIA Track Events:



Meets Moanalua High School Track Team Will Be Participating In
Bus Transportation may be provided for all meets held on school days

*** Admission will be Charged & Concession Open During All Championships

    Up Coming OIA Events:

    • OIA Golf Tournament TBA
    • OIA Foundation Dinner: TBD
    • HIADA Conference: June 3 - 6 , 2019
    • AD Workshop: June , 2016
    • OIA Coaches Banquet June 14, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


     Current Track Events Offered at Moanalua High School for the 2016 Season:
    • Sprints 100, 200, & 400 Meter Dash (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys)
    • 100 High Hurdles & 300 Low Hurdles (JV & Varsity Girls) 
    • 110 High Hurdles & 300 Intermediate Hurdles (JV & Varsity Boys)
    • 4x100 Meter Relay & 4x400 Meter Relay (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys) 
    • 800, 1500, & 3000 Meter Run (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys)
     Current Field Events Offered at Moanalua High School for the 2016 Season:
    • High Jump (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys) 
    • Long Jump (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys)
    • Triple Jump (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys)
    • Pole Vault (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys) 
    • Shot Put (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys) 
    • Discus (JV & Varsity Girls & Boys) 
     All Track & Field Events Listed Above is Subject to Availability of Facility and/or Event Coaches and is Subject to Change


    Admission will be Charged JV & Varsity Divisional Championships and OIA JV & Varsity Championship Trials & Finals:
    • 5.00- Students with OIA Activity Pass and eighth grade & under
    • $6.00- Senior Citizens (62 and older) and Military Personnel with proper ID
    • $8.00- General Admission
    • Host School Pep squad members will be allowed to enter without paying if they are in their team
    • uniform
    • Each school should provide an athletes and coaches list for entry into the finals
    • Passes- All Sports Pass “Spring Sports Pass”
     

     

    NEWS RELEASE

    NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE

    HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS

    Rules Changes Approved for High School

    Track and Field, Cross Country

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Becky Oakes

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 7, 2015) – Beginning with the 2016 high school track
    and field season, the head starter (or designee), rather than the implement
    inspector, shall inspect all starting blocks used in the running events.

    The addition of Article 4 to Rule 3-6 was one of eight changes recommended
    by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track
    and Field Rules Committee at its June 15-17 meeting in Indianapolis. The
    committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    “The committee did significant work in cleaning up some confusion regarding
    trials and passes by expanding terms contained in definitions,” said Becky
    Oakes, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Track and Field Rules
    Committee. “Likewise, changes were made to include the use of flags in field
    events and update cross country rules to reflect the current trends in the sport.”

    Rules 6-1-1 through 5 were amended to expand and clarify the definitions
    for trials/attempts in throwing events. Rule 6-2-9 concerning a competitor’s
    initiation of a trial was consequently affected by the change. Similar
    revisions were made to Rules 7-1-1 through 7 and Rule 7-2-12 so the same
    clarification and expansion of definitions apply.

    Other significant track and field rules changes included the revision of
    Rule 3-10-7. The rule now states that “the head event judge may be equipped
    with both a white and red flag” to signal whether a throwing attempt is fair
    or foul. The change will allow for more efficient administration of field
    events and for improved communication between officials, coaches and fans, Oakes said.

    In cross country, Rule 9-3-3 was revised to recommend the use of a video or
    photograph to verify the order of finish in races in which the timing system
    indicates a differential of one-tenth of a second or less. Having the video
    as a back-up and a process in place for problems that may arise from the use
    of a computerized transponder/chip system is a good solution, Oakes said.

    Added to Rule 9-3 is the recommendation of a finish corral at cross country
    meets where transponders are used for the order of finish.

    Other changes to cross country included an addition to Rule 9-1-3, which
    now allows the use of double painted boundary lines and/or natural or
    artificial boundary markers as an alternative method to mark the course for
    both runners and spectators.

    The remaining changes to track and field concern equipment standards. Rule
    6-5-2 was added, specifying the maximum allowed diameter for indoor shot put
    to account for the synthetic cover that is not present on the outdoor
    implement. Rule 6-6-1 was revised to allow for the use of newer javelin
    materials such as carbon fiber. Finally, Rule 7-6-3 was altered to recommend
    that the takeoff board for long jump and triple jump be eight inches wide,
    but still allow for larger boards.

    Track and field is the second-most popular sport for boys with 580,321
    participants in 16,271 schools and is the No. 1 sport for girls with 478,885
    participants in 16,217 schools during the 2013-14 season, according to the
    NFHS Athletics Participation Survey. Cross country is the seventh-most
    popular sport for boys with 252,547 participants in 14,473 schools and is
    the sixth-most popular sport for girls with 218,121 participants in 14,267 schools.

    This press release was written by Brandon Jones, a summer intern in the

    NFHS Publications and Communications Department and a junior at Indiana University Bloomington. 


    Prohibition of Jewelry Lifted in High School Track and Field

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   Contact: Becky Oakes

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 14, 2014) — Effective with the 2015 high school track and field season, the prohibition of jewelry will be eliminated. This was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 16-18 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    Becky Oakes, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Track and Field Rules Committee, said the committee determined that prohibiting jewelry in high school track and field and cross country is not necessary.

    “The wearing of jewelry ordinarily presents little risk of injury to either the competitor or opponents,” Oakes said. “Elimination of the rule allows officials to focus on meet administration directly related to actual competition. Coaches continue to have the obligation to see that competitors are properly equipped.”

    In other changes, language regarding the time limit to initiate a trial in the throwing and jumping events was revised. Previously, competitors in these events had to initiate a trial and carry it to completion within one minute. Beginning next year, participants must only initiate the trial within the one-minute time limit. Completion of the event will be allowed beyond the prescribed time.

    Another change was made in field events involving implements. In events such as the shot put, discus, javelin and pole vault, an additional trial will be allowed when an implement breaks – and thus becomes illegal – during competition due to no fault of the competitor.

    The revised note in Rules 6-2-17 and 7-2-17reads as follows: “If a legal implement breaks during an attempt in accordance with the rules, no penalty shall be counted against the competitor and a replacement trial shall be awarded. If the implement breaks upon completion of the trial, a replacement attempt shall not be awarded and the results of the trial shall be recorded, provided it was made in accordance with the rules.”

    In the discus throw, it no longer will be a foul if a competitor is out of control when exiting the back half of the circle. Also, in the discus, shot put and javelin, the requirement for the judge to call “mark” was eliminated.

    Another change involves the high jump and pole vault events. A new article in Rule 7-2 will state that “a crossbar displaced by a force disassociated with the competitor after he/she is legally and clearly over the crossbar shall not be a fault and is considered a successful attempt.”

    In Rule 8 involving special events, the committee approved the 1,500-meter run as an alternate for the 1,600-meter run in the decathlon and pentathlon. Oakes said when using the IAAF standard scoring, the 1,500-meter run is the standard distance. In addition, the indoor weight throw was approved for the listing of special events.

    The final change involves Rule 1-4 on indoor track. Since many indoor meets are held in college facilities, the committee approved the 60-meter high hurdles and dash as alternates for the 55-meter high hurdles and dash. Oakes said this option eliminates special marking of the facilities for the hurdles and dash.

    Track and field is the second-most popular sport for boys with 580,672 participants in 16,001 schools and is the No. 1 sport for girls with 472,939 participants in 15,962 schools during the 2012-13 season, according to the NFHS Athletics Participation Survey.


    About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

    The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 16 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.7 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS Web site atwww.nfhs.org.

     

     

    MEDIA CONTACTS:                 Bruce Howard, 317-972-6900

                                                     Director of Publications and Communications

                                                     National Federation of State High School Associations

                                                     bhoward@nfhs.org

     

                                                     Chris Boone, 317-972-6900

                                                     Assistant Director of Publications and Communications

                                                     National Federation of State High School Associations

                                                     cboone@nfhs.org

     

     

    Bruce Howard

    Director of Publications and Communications

    National Federation of State High School Associations

    PO Box 690

    Indianapolis, IN 46206

    317-822-5724

    317-822-5700 (Fax)

    bhoward@nfhs.org

     

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    Free Online Course – The Role of the Parent in Sports – Now Available

    Contact: Tim Flannery

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 19, 2010) — A new online education course – The Role of the Parent in Sports – is now available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) at www.nfhslearn.com.

    Similar to the Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know online course released in May, the new parent course is being offered at no cost. Anyone can register for the free course at www.nfhslearn.com

    “Parents of students who participate in athletics make a huge difference in the quality of the sport experience for their sons and daughters,” said Tim Flannery, NFHS assistant director who directs the NFHS Coach Education Program. “Parents unintentionally spoil the educational experience of their children at times by the way they talk to them after games, behave in the stands and interact with coaches and officials. This online course provides information and resources to help parents understand their role in ensuring an educational experience for their son or daughter.” 

    The NFHS Coach Education Program was started in 2007, and more than 140,000 coaches have taken the core course — Fundamentals of Coaching. Forty-five of the 51 NFHS member associations have adopted the course.

    In addition to the core courses (Fundamentals of Coaching and NFHS First Aid for Coaches), eight sport-specific courses are available in football, basketball, soccer, softball, cheer and dance, spirit safety, wrestling and volleyball. The program also includes four elective courses and the two free courses.

    The NFHS offers coaches the ability to become Level 1 certified as an Accredited Interscholastic Coach. In addition to the Fundamentals of Coaching course, coaches must complete NFHS First Aid for Coaches, or its equivalent, and one of the sport-specific courses or Teaching Sport Skills, and then can apply for certification online.

    All NFHS coach education courses are available at www.nfhslearn.com


    About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
    The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and fine arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and fine arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; produces publications for high school coaches, officials and athletic directors; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, spirit coaches, speech and debate coaches and music adjudicators; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS Web site at www.nfhs.org

     Pole Vault Planting Box Padding Required for the 2014-15

    High School Track Season

                             Contact: Becky Oakes

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 2, 2013) — The installation of pole vault planting box padding permitted under Rule 7-5-24 will be a requirement in high school track and field beginning with the 2014-15 season.

    This was one of 13 rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 10-12 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    “Several of these major rules changes are areas the committee has discussed and monitored for the past two or three years,” said Becky Oakes, NFHS director of sports and staff liaison for track and field.

    Pole vault planting box padding that meets ASTM specification standards was allowed this past season and will be permitted in 2013-14 before being required in 2014-15. The padding can be incorporated into the design of the planting box or can be an addition to an existing planting box.

    “The committee viewed this as one of the areas of pole vault where padding meeting the specific ASTM specification standard has the potential to prevent or minimize the severity of an injury that may occur to a vaulter landing in the plant box,” Oakes said.

    Another change in the pole vault will limit a competitor to one minute to initiate a trial after being called for the attempt (more than three entrants). If two or three competitors remain, the allowable time is three minutes; if only one remains, the time limit is five minutes. The time limit for consecutive trials remains unchanged at three minutes.   

    With an increasing number of track and field participants wearing compression-style garments under their uniform shorts as foundation garments, Rule 4-3-1c(7) was modified to require only those visible garments worn under the uniform bottom that extend below the knees to be unadorned and of a single, solid color. Current NFHS rules regarding logos and insignias apply to knee-length or longer garments. There are no longer restrictions to visible garments worn under the uniform bottom if they terminate above the knees.

    “The committee is continuing to address uniform rules to ensure that they are practical for today’s high school athletes,” Oakes said. “It is also working to make the penalties for non-compliance fit the severity of the violation and preserve the integrity and spirit of the rule on uniforms.”

    Rule 3-2-8 now permits the use of electronic devices in unrestricted areas and coaching boxes, providing the location does not interfere with progress of the meet as determined by the meet referee. With this allowance, some supporting rules have been established.

    Electronic devices shall not be used to transmit information to the competitor during the race or trial, nor are they permitted to be used for any review of an official’s decision. However, state associations may also have policies in place to further address the use of electronic devices.

    Violation of these rules will result in competitor disqualification from the event and team personnel disqualification from further participation in the meet for unsporting conduct.

    “This rule clarifies that coaches can use electronic devices and share information with their athletes as long as the devices are being used in accordance with the stated rule,” Oakes said. “This is an opportunity for coaches to use available technology as a coaching tool and increase the opportunity for good coaching.”

    Two rules were added to the “Meet Officials and Their Duties” section. Rule 3-1-2 states that the meet referee, other meet officials or the jury of appeals shall not set aside any rule. Additionally, Rule 3-2-7 permits official communication equipment to include wireless communication devices, among officials, for aiding in matters related to the meet.

    In another rules change, vaulting poles are no longer inspected by the implement inspector. They are now to be inspected by the field referee or head field judge prior to warm-ups, according to changes made to Rules 3-19-3 and 7-5-5. The committee believes that implement inspectors have more expertise in throwing implements, and this change ensures a more efficient and practical process for inspections of vaulting poles on site.

    In the javelin (Rule 6-6-1 Note), specific diameter dimensions of the rubber tip were removed from the rule to align with the current process of manufacturing the equipment.

    Finally, Rule 6-2-9 requires a pass to be communicated to the event judge by the competitor before the start of the trial clock.

    Outdoor track and field is the second-most popular sport for boys at the high school level with 575,628 participants, and the most popular sport for girls with 468,747 participants, according to the 2011-12 NFHS Athletics Participation Survey. The sport ranks second in school sponsorship with 16,218 schools offering the sport for boys and 16,143 sponsoring the sport for girls.

    This press release was written by Jason Haddix, a 2013 spring/summer intern in the NFHS Publications/Communications Department. He is a senior at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis studying journalism and medical imaging.

    About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

    The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 17 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.6 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS Web site at www.nfhs.org.

    MEDIA CONTACTS:                 Bruce Howard, 317-972-6900

                                                     National Federation of State High School Associations

                                                     PO Box 690, Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

                                                     bhoward@nfhs.org

     

    Bruce Howard

    Director of Publications and Communications

    National Federation of State High School Associations

    PO Box 690

    Indianapolis, IN 46206

    317-822-5724

    317-822-5700 (Fax)

    bhoward@nfhs.org

     

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    2012 High School Track and Field Rules Changes Focus on Jewelry Violations and Pole Vault Requirements

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        Contact: Becky Oakes

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 5, 2011) — The penalty for wearing jewelry during high school track and field competition will shift from the team to the individual competitor beginning next season.

    In its June 8-10 meeting in Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee addressed the jewelry rule and clarified two rules in the pole vault among its nine major changes. All changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    The revised jewelry rule states that “for the first violation, the competitor shall be required to remove the jewelry before further competition and be issued a warning that a subsequent violation shall result in a disqualification from the event.”

    “The rule still prohibits the wearing of jewelry, but the members of the rules committee and results of the questionnaire strongly support the penalty applying only to the competitor involved as opposed to the entire team,” said Becky Oakes, NFHS assistant director and liaison to the Track and Field Rules Committee.

    In Rule 7-5-2, requirements for pole vault competitors were changed. The rule eliminates the limit of only two layers of tape on the grip end but still requires any tape placed on the pole to be of uniform thickness on the grip end.

    In addition, Rule 7-5-25 clarifies who may touch or catch the pole and under what circumstances touching the pole is not allowed. The rule reads, “No person shall be allowed to touch the vaulting pole except an assigned official, assigned pole catcher or the competitor, when circumstances warrant, but never to prevent the pole from dislodging the bar.”

                “The competitor or designated official can catch the pole, but the touch or catch by the competitor that prevents the crossbar from being dislodged is still a foul,” Oakes said.

                The committee also made updates to Rule 9-1-1 regarding the method of measuring a cross country course that reflect trends in the sport. The cross country course shall be measured along the shortest possible route that a runner may take, as opposed to measuring down the middle of the course.

                Another change now makes it legal for competitors to wear visible undergarments that have a contrasting stitching to the color of the single, solid color of the undergarment. The stitching must function in the construction of the undergarment and not as a design.

                Other rules changes approved by the committee include:

    • Rule 3-4-2: The referee retains clerical authority over the contest through the completion of any reports, including those imposing disqualifications, that are responsive to actions occurring while the referee had jurisdiction. State associations may intercede in the event of unusual incidents after the referee’s jurisdiction has ended or in the event that a contest is terminated prior to the conclusion of regulation play.
    • Rule 5-7-3: The starting command for individual races – or opening relay legs of 800 meters or more outdoors and 600 meters or more indoors – shall be to instruct all competitors to take a position three meters behind the starting line or dashed arc behind the line. With “On your marks,” the competitors step to the starting line.
    • Rule 7-4-10: The games committee may assign competitors to flights of no less than five for preliminary competition or may conduct the event in continuing flights.  In continuing flights, the first five competitors, as determined by the games committee, constitute a flight. As a contestant clears the bar, passes a turn at the height or is eliminated, the next competitor in order will be moved up so that the number of competitors in the active flight remains constant. When the field is down to eight or fewer competitors, it is recommended that participants are called as listed on the event sheet.
    • Rule 9-3-3: Updates were made to this rule that address the use of bib transponders or timing chips on the shoes and the official order of finish when the computerized item(s) are used. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

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