04/28/14 – Clarification on Last Date for Track Meets Counting Toward Postseason Requirement

April 28, 2014 Track and Field Blog Updates

This blog has been updated as of 4/28/14 at 4:07pm – The correction is highlighted below.

Allowing two weeks to host the regional track meets has exposed a piece in the regional instructions that needs to be clarified for this season and future years.

A meet shall count toward the 4 meet requirement as long as it occurs on the last day before the regional and results are posted to the milesplit.com website.    Competition rules do allow for meets to be held and count toward the 4 meet minimum requirement after the entry deadline, but those times or marks will not count for seeding purposes.

For example:  If your school’s regional meet is to take place on Saturday, May 10th, the last day to count a meet toward the requirement of four meets for regional competition is Friday, May 9th, but any meets held after Tuesday, May 6th cannot be used for seeding.

You may run in meets up until the day before your region, AND for this year only, after your regional competition, but those times will not count toward purposes.

For further clarification please see the Competition Rules in the KHSAA Handbook for track – Sec. IV – C

Additionally, remember that only 7th graders and above who meet the four meet requirement may be entered into the regional competition. Also, if your regional manager is using the kymilesplit website and Jonathan Grooms for entries, the Hytek instruction may not be needed.

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