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Age Divisions

Youth competition takes place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions allow young athletes to compete with other athletes of similar ability. All ages are as of December 31 of that current year.

The age divisions for the competition year of 2014 are as follows:

Age Division

  • 6-8 *
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-16
  • 17-18 **
*Athletes age 7 on or before December 31 of current year my participate in USATF National Competition.
** Athletes are also eligible for USATF Junior Olympic competition if they do not turn 19 on or before August 1

Please be aware:

Athletes in the 6-8, 9-10, 11-12 age divisions may compete in a maximum of three events per track meet, including relays.

Athletes in the 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 age divisions may compete in a maximum of four events per track meet, including relays.

Combined events are not included in the event count.

Athletes can only competes in events specified in the their age division and they can only compete in their age division.

7-8 Division

  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Dash
  • 1500 Meter Run
  • 4x100 Meter Relay
  • 4x400 Meter Relay
  • Long Jump

9-10 Division

  • Mini Javelin (300g)
  • Shot Put (2kg)
  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Run
  • 1500 Meter Run
  • 1500 Meter Race Walk
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put (6 lb)
  • Mini Javelin (300g)
  • 4x100 Meter Relay
  • 4x400 Meter Relay

11-12 Division

  • Triathlon:
  • Shot Put (6 lb)
  • High Jump
  • 200 Meter (Girls)
  • 400 Meter (Boys)
  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Run
  • 1500 Meter Run
  • 3000 Meter Run
  • 1500 Meter Race Walk
  • 80 Meter Hurdles (30")
  • Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Shot Put (6 lb.)
  • Discus (1kg)
  • Mini Javelin (300g)
  • 4x100 Meter Relay
  • 4x400 Meter Relay
  • 4x800 Meter Relay

13-14 Division

  • Pentathlon:
  • 80 Meter Hurdles
  • Shot Put (6 lb.)
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • 800 Meter Run (Girls)
  • 1500 Meter Run (Boys)
  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Run
  • 1500 Meter Run
  • 3000 Meter Run
  • 3000 Meter Race Walk
  • 100 Meter Hurdles (G 30")
  • 100 Meter Hurdles (B 33")
  • 200 Meter Hurdles (30")
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Shot Put (B 4kg / G 6 lb)
  • Discus (1kg)
  • Javelin (600g)
  • 4x100 Meter Relay
  • 4x400 Meter Relay
  • 4x800 Meter Relay
  • Pentathlon:
  • 100m Hurdles
  • Shot Put (B 4kg / G 6 lb)
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • 800 Meter Run (Girls)
  • 1500 Meter Run (Boys)

15-16 Division

  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Run
  • 1500 Meter Run
  • 3000 Meter Run
  • 2000 Meter Steeple Chase
  • 3000 Meter Race Walk
  • 100 Meter Hurdles (G 33")
  • 110 Meter Hurdles (B 39")
  • 400 M H (G 30"/ B 36")
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Shot Put (G 4kg / B 12lb)
  • Hammer (G 4kg / B 12lb)
  • Discus (G 1kg / B 1.6kg)
  • Javelin (G 600g / B 800g)
  • 4x100 Meter Relay
  • 4x400 Meter Relay
  • 4x800 Meter Relay
  • Heptathlon (Girls)
  • Decathlon (Boys)

17-18 Division

  • 100 Meter Dash
  • 200 Meter Dash
  • 400 Meter Dash
  • 800 Meter Run
  • 1500 Meter Run
  • 3000 Meter Run
  • 2000 Meter Steeple Chase
  • 3000 Meter Race Walk
  • 100 Meter Hurdles (G 33")
  • 110 Meter Hurdles (B 39")
  • 400 M H (G 30"/ B 36")
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Shot Put (G 4kg / B 12lb)
  • Hammer (G 4kg / B 12lb)
  • Discus (G 1kg / B 1.6kg)
  • Javelin (G 600g / B 800g)
  • 4x100 Meter Relay
  • 4x400 Meter Relay
  • 4x800 Meter Relay
  • Heptathlon (Girls)
  • Decathlon (Boys)