Track and Field Blog Updates

10/16/17 – State Track & Field Dates

Track and Field Blog Updates

The KHSAA would like to announce the State Track & Field schedule for the upcoming year to help with the planning of spring events for fans, coaches, and administrators. Please make sure all those involved in planning graduation dates, etc. are aware of the dates.  

The State Track & Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2018. The competition dates will be as follows with a detailed time schedule to be published at a later date: 

Thursday, May 17  –  Class 1A 

Friday, May 18 –  Class 2A

Saturday, May 19 –  Class 3A 

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08/08/17 – 2017 Cross Country Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is available beginning today, August 8. Remember, the clinic is required of all coaches at the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen levels, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

Below is additional information:


COACHES

  • August 8 to September 23 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.
  • September 24 to October 13  – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.
  • October 14 to October 27 – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($200) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period.
  • After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

The presentation can be viewed on most PC or Mac desktops and laptops, along […]

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07/18/17 – Cross Country and Track & Field Alignment Approved

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At its regular meeting on July 15, the KHSAA Board of Control gave final approval to the alignment of teams for the 2017-2018 through 2020-2021 period for both Cross Country and Track & Field. The alignment will go into effect immediately, starting with the 2017 fall Cross Country and 2018 spring Track and Field seasons.

The distributed draft received feedback from the membership over the last two months. Following a review of the suggestions from that feedback, the Board approved a change recommended by the Commissioner to revise the qualifying for State Cross Country which will likely result in a few additional teams being added to the state field.

“In several cases, school feedback favored the movement of teams away from optimal geographic locations solely to ensure a particular region didn’t have its number of state qualifying teams reduced. Rather than see team travel increased solely for state qualifying, the Board approved a recommendation to change the […]

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07/18/17 – Board of Control Mandates Face Protection in Softball

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2017

The Board of Control conducted its first organizational meeting of the 2017-18 academic year July 14-15 at the Hotel Covington in Northern Kentucky. Over the course of its two-day meeting, the Board took a progressive step in the area of student-athlete safety by approving a recommendation from staff to mandate the use of face protection in softball for pitchers, first basemen and third basemen. The Board’s action, which follows the recommended use of protective headgear in July of 2014, makes Kentucky the first state to require face protection in high school softball, and continues the KHSAA’s willingness to be at the forefront in regards to player safety, as the Association implemented a pitch count in baseball one year before it was approved at the national level.

The KHSAA submitted a proposal to amend the NFHS playing rules at the 2017 NFHS Summer Meeting (June 28-July 2), […]

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07/17/17 – Approved Cross Country and Track & Field Alignment, 2017-2018 to 2020-21

Athletic Department Blog Updates

APPROVED DRAFT TRACK AND FIELD ALIGNMENT – 2017-18 to 2020-21 – APPROVED JULY 15, 2017

For a graphical review of the draft alignment, use the web link at https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1QckxqoDqFXset6PlM8B–bk0qVQ&ll=37.803153988960545%2C-85.8404611328125&z=8, and select the appropriate class.

CLASS 1A (0-595)

Region 1 – Ballard Memorial, Carlisle County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Lyon County, Mayfield, Murray, St. Mary, University Heights

Region 2 – Bethlehem, Campbellsville, Caverna, Cumberland County, Edmonson County, Fort Knox, Frederick Fraize, Green County, Hancock County, McLean County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Owensboro Catholic, Russellville, Todd County Central, Trinity (Whitesville), Washington County

Region 3 – Beth Haven, Brown, Evangel Christian, Holy Cross (Louisville), Kentucky Country Day, Louisville Collegiate, Portland Christian, Presentation, Shawnee, St. Francis, Valor Traditional, Walden, Whitefield Academy

Region 4 – Beechwood, Bellevue, Bishop Brossart, Calvary Christian, Covington Latin, Dayton, Heritage, Holy Cross (Covington), Lloyd Memorial, Ludlow, Newport, Newport Central Catholic, Silver Grove, St. Henry District, Villa Madonna, Walton-Verona, Williamstown

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06/07/17 – Approved Draft Realignment- Track & Field and Cross Country for 2017-18 through 2020-2021

Track and Field Blog Updates

APPROVED DRAFT TRACK AND FIELD ALIGNMENT – 2017-18 to 2020-21 – DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERSHIP JUNE 2017

ITALICIZED SCHOOLS participate in Cross Country Only (did not participate in Track and Field) per 2016-2017 information submitted by member school personnel. Comments will be accepted from the membership through 4 p.m. July 6, 2017.

Schools were divided following ranking the four-year average enrollment of track schools, with 40% of the schools placed in 1A, 30% in 2A, 30% in 1A. Cross Country-only schools were added following division. Due to fluctuating participation numbers, an exact balance between regions in both Track and Cross Country is not likely attainable and the existing basketball region boundaries were used where there were multiple options.

For a graphical review of the draft alignment, use the web link at https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1QckxqoDqFXset6PlM8B–bk0qVQ&ll=37.803153988960545%2C-85.8404611328125&z=8, and select the appropriate class.

CLASS 1A (0-595)

Region 1 – Ballard Memorial, Carlisle County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian (Paducah), Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, […]

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05/22/17 – Forde Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year For 2016-17

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017

The inaugural yearlong Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Sacred Heart’s Brooke Forde was named the first overall winner. Beginning in May of 2016 with the Bass Fishing State Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 14 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2017 State Archery).

The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year award is based upon overall athletic performance (60%), academic achievement (20%) and community service (20%). Students must possess an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better to qualify, and must be academically eligible during the season in which they are nominated. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting […]

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05/20/17 – Track and Field 3A State Meet Interrupted/Terminated Due To Weather

2016-2017 News Releases

Statement of the Commissioner’s Office Regarding Class 3A Track and Field Meet Suspension and Termination

At approximately 9:05 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2017 inclement weather (primarily a lightning storm) surrounding the UK Outdoor Track & Field Complex compelled meet management to interrupt the Class 3A meet. The meet was stopped and the facility was evacuated in the interest of safety, and in compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures, due to lightning. At that time, five heats were remaining in the 4×400 relays, as one heat of the girls’ 4×400 had been conducted and the runners for the second heat were in the starting blocks. In addition, the girls’ triple jump was stopped with the top two individuals shy of their sixth jump. NFHS Rule 3-2-5 states that a meet may be suspended by the games committee, in collaboration with the referee, due to an emergency such as hazardous weather conditions or power failure. For the […]

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05/17/17 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships at UK This Weekend

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017

The 2017 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The State Tennis Championships (May 18-20) begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with boys’ matches at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

All remaining matches will move to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex after the first day, with Friday’s competition starting at 8 a.m. Saturday’s action opens with the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles semifinals at 9 a.m. Championship matches for boys’ and girls’ doubles are slated for 12 p.m., with the finals for the boys’ and girls’ singles set for 2 p.m.

Team champions will be determined through an accumulation of points throughout the tournament, with each singles player and doubles team receiving one point for each match victory. Brackets for […]

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05/17/17 – KHSAA State Track & Field Meet Participants

Track and Field Blog Updates

The field is set for the 2017 KHSAA State Track & Field Meet this weekend at the University of Kentucky. Please be sure to check the KHSAA website under the 2017 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab. Important information for each respective class is posted including the following: 

Pre-Meet Roster by School 

Pre-Meet Performance Listing 

Day One State Entries/Lane Assignments 

Coaches, please be sure to communicate this information to your student-athletes and parents. Any athletes who were rolled up due to the New Scratch Procedure are included in these listings. Good luck at the State Meet!

 

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05/17/17 – State Track & Field Roll-up

Track and Field Blog Updates

As an experiment for 2017, the KHSAA asked coaches to notify the Association when they desired to scratch an athlete from an event during the State Meet. This originally came as a request from the members of the Commissioner’s Track and Field/Cross Country Advisory committee to lessen the number of empty lanes at the State Meet. The process is under review and will be evaluated to determine its feasibility for the future. Below describes the procedure for implementing this request for 2017. This procedure was implemented today (Wednesday) based on scratches received by midnight on Tuesday.

The size and scope of the State Meet mean that the procedure has to be narrowly focused and able to be implemented in a streamlined fashion, especially given the myriad of tasks being accomplished this week in preparation.

Below describes the procedure for implementing this request for 2017. 

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05/16/17 – KHSAA State Track & Field Information

Track and Field Blog Updates

Please read this entire correspondence to familiarize yourself with all of the pertinent information regarding this weekend’s 2017 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet.

Teams should be aware that buses must enter from Cooper Drive to Sports Center Drive and make the loop into the lower parking lot. Buses will be able to stop long enough to unload their team, but must keep moving as there is only one way in and one way out. The team check-in has relocated from previous years, so please be sure to check the maps below to ensure your bus drivers are aware of where to drop off, park, and pick up.

The following links have important information for teams, parents, and spectators:

Hotel Information
Purchase 2017 State Track Tickets
State Meet Instructions For Teams
State Meet Time Schedule
UK Bus Route Map
UK Layout and Logistics Map

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05/14/17 – State Track & Field Performance Listing and School Roster

Track and Field Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified for 1A, 2A and 3A are posted on the website at the links below.

Changes may occur as coaches and officials have an opportunity to double check both the performance list and the roster by school for accuracy. An email will be sent once all changes are made and performance lists are finalized.

Each school should review their student-athletes and let us know immediately of any necessary changes (i.e. misspelling of names, incorrect grade, etc.) by emailing us at trresults@khsaa.org. It is important that you send corrections to trresults@khsaa.org to ensure all parties are aware of the changes.

The deadline for these changes is 12:00 pm Monday, May 15.

**NEW TO 2017, if an individual has been scratched from any event prior to midnight on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, an additional athlete will be rolled up to complete the full field […]

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05/10/17 – Board of Control Addresses Championship Sites for Football, Girls’ Basketball, Dance

2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2017

The Board of Control addressed future locations of the KHSAA state football finals, girls’ basketball Sweet Sixteen®, and Dance during Wednesday’s meeting at the KHSAA offices, awarding championships to Kroger Field, BB&T Arena, Rupp Arena and the new Frederick Douglass High School.

After hearing proposals from representatives of Bowling Green, Highland Heights, and Lexington, the Board authorized the Commissioner to enter into contract negotiations for the 2017 and 2018 State Football Finals with the University of Kentucky to be played at Kroger Field in Lexington. For the last eight years, the football finals were played at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University, but WKU’s football success within their conference resulted in the order of games being reshuffled at the last minute during each of the last two years due to the C-USA Championship game.

“While we are eternally grateful for the efforts of our tremendous […]

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05/09/17 – Reminder Multi-Event Athletes, Regional & State Track Meet

Track and Field Blog Updates

As the postseason begins today, we want to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about the strict time schedule at postseason track meets. Throughout the regular season, we realize that many athletes are competing in a rolling schedule style meet. However, both the regional and state track meets are structured to be held to a specific time schedule. With the state meet taking at-large qualifiers, it is important that all 21 regions adhere to a strict time schedule to ensure competitive fairness for the at-large qualifiers attempting to advance to the state meet. 

It is critical for coaches to assume the appropriate scheduling role in entering athletes. While rolling schedule meets (and cafeteria style events) in the regular season may allow for athletes to be in a variety of events, it may be that it is simply not feasible to enter that same number of events in a timed postseason meet. These are some of the myriad […]

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05/02/17 – Postseason Track & Field Information

Track and Field Blog Updates

Information regarding Track & Field Regionals has been updated on the KHSAA website. A listing of regional managers, officials assignments, instructions for entering unified/adapted athletes, and other additional information can be found under the Regional Meet Information and Instructions tab on the Track page of the KHSAA website.

The information and instructions for the 2017 KHSAA State Track & Field Meet have also been posted on the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Track and Field page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link below for State Instructions. All competing schools are strongly advised to download the files and review instructions to ensure everyone is aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding the state meet.

State Instructions

Other important information including hotels, maps, and time schedules are also available on the Track and Field page under the State Meet Information and Instructions tab.

 

 

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04/20/17 – Track & Field Unified Events

Track and Field Blog Updates

As we draw near the postseason for Track & Field, the KHSAA wanted to remind coaches and officials about Unified Events and Unified rosters. The KHSAA and Special Olympics of Kentucky will once again sponsor five (5) unified events at the regional and state meet: 2x50m relay, 2x200m relay, 4x100m relay, shot put and long jump. Two of these events are new and we wanted to clarify all events for those involved. 

Unified Track must include a partner athlete and a special athlete for each event. For definitions of those participants, please read our Interactive Explanatory Presentation and our Unified FAQs document. The following is information on how each event will be conducted:

  • 2x50m Dash (one partner/one athlete)
    • Partner athlete must start at the 100m dash start line, special athlete waits at the 50m line (in the same lane as partner).
    • Partner must race 50m to the athlete, exchange the baton […]

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04/20/17 – Pole Vault Coaches Certification

Track and Field Blog Updates

New for 2017, Athletic Directors now have the ability to designate a Pole Vault coach within the KHSAA database. This capability will greatly enhance the ability to manage provisions within the rules, in particular, those related to Track and Field. For the 2017 postseason:

  • Member schools must have a designated coach with the proper training (NFHS or PVSCB) to enter Pole Vault competitors in regular AND postseason competition.
  • Member schools must have an NFHS (no charge) or PVSCB (minimal cost) certified Pole Vault coach in the database in order to have access to the Pole Vault coaching box at both the regional and state meet.
  • Please be sure to check the KHSAA database and ensure that if you are going to enter vaulters in meets, you have a coach designated as the Pole Vault Coach (under positions/roles after you define them as head or assistant coaches.
  • On the Track and Field website, […]

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04/14/17 – NFHS Part 2 Exam Online for Track & Field Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

This email is being sent to all licensed Track & Field Officials.

The Track & Field Part 2 Test is now available online from April 14 until Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The test will automatically close exactly at that time. Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to complete the online test.

The Part 2 Exam allows for officials to obtain a Level 2 or Level 3 rating with the KHSAA (for details see the Officials Division Section within the KHSAA Policies and Procedures published in the KHSAA Handbook – Page 6).
http://khsaa.org/handbook/20162017/policies.pdf

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it taken by another official, will have the score disregarded for the year and be subject to other penalties in compliance with the jurisdiction of the office through the Federal Court Decree.

Also, remember registration is open […]

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04/07/17 – Track & Field Regional Instructions

Track and Field Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2017 KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Regional Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are strongly advised to review the instructions to ensure you are aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding these tournaments. (Regional Instructions)

Information for the 2017 KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will be updated periodically. Lodging information and other detailed information has been updated and can be found under the State Meet and Information and Instructions drop-down menu.

 

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04/06/17 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete of the Year – Track & Field

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2016-17.

The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one female participant from each 2017 team. Nominations must come from a member school but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner, if present, will be recognized during the KHSAA Track & Field State Meet (May 19-20) in Lexington, Ky. In case the winner does not qualify for the state meet, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.

From the winners selected for each championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2017-2018 Midway University/KHSAA […]

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03/30/17 – KHSAA Revising Office Hours Effective April 3, 2017

2016-2017 News Releases

Effective April 3, 2017, the KHSAA will have new office hours. The office will open each day at 7:30 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Logistical and traffic issues (both current and anticipated) in the surrounding area near the office, in particular, the opening of the new Frederick Douglass High School have created this necessity.

We appreciate the understanding of our membership and various constituencies.

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02/02/17 – Further Clarification on Track Meet Participation

Track and Field Blog Updates

To further clarify the rules and regulations involving participation in indoor or outdoor track meets, we want to ensure our coaches are aware of the limitations when entering meets.

  • Schools that choose to enter athletes in a meet under the school name (or in the case where meets allow schools to enter as a school and a member chooses to do so) cannot compete against schools or teams located in Kentucky who are eligible to join the KHSAA but have decided not to do so at this time;
  • There are no restrictions regarding competition against out-of-state non-member schools or competition against out-of-state entities of other structures, as that is a local school decision;
  • If schools have athletes entering a meet, even as unattached or unaffiliated individuals, it is the school’s responsibility to understand the Bylaw 23 restrictions (Limitation of Seasons) and who the athletes are competing against;
  • Specifically, it is the school administration’s responsibility […]

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01/30/17 – Track Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Track and Field Blog Updates

The 2017 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.

HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

  • For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, log in to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link entitled “View Online Rules Clinics“.
  • January 30  – March 27 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
  • March 28 – April 23 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.
  • April 24 – May 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 […]

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01/20/17 – Reminders- Pole Vault Requirements for Track Coaches

Track and Field Blog Updates

As the track season begins, we wanted to remind Athletic Directors, coaches and student-athletes about the additional requirements for the Pole Vault event. It is necessary in order to attempt to minimize risk, that coaches have additional training for the pole vault prior to athletes being able to enter competition.

Coaches entering vaulters have long been required to complete an online education course specific to pole vault.

For 2017, there are two options for coaches to complete, and both count equally toward the requirement.

01/11/17 – Reminders about Participation in Indoor Track Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

For the past several years, groups and institutions like the University of Kentucky have sponsored indoor track meets. At UK for example, one meet has historically been conducted for Kentucky high schools in January and a second meet in February was an open meet with non-member teams from out-of-state and a variety of athletes and teams. Because of the way that the February meet was structured, there were previously specific limitations on KHSAA school-based participation, especially against non-member teams.

Because of recent bylaw changes in regulations, the only teams that are prohibited from competing against KHSAA member schools are schools or groups of athletes located in Kentucky who are eligible to join the KHSAA, but have decided not to do so at this time. There are no longer restrictions against out-of-state non-member schools or competition against out-of-state entities of other structures, as that is a local school decision.

It is important to note that indoor track and field is not […]

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12/12/16- Officiate Kentucky Day Information

Baseball Blog Updates

OFFICIATE KENTUCKY DAY
Saturday, July 29
Marriott Downtown – Louisville

You are invited to the first-ever, Officiate Kentucky Day!

What is Officiate Kentucky Day?
Officiate Kentucky Day (OKD) is a one-day gathering of sports and sport activity officials from throughout the Commonwealth to celebrate the officiating industry.  This event allows the KHSAA to partner with the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) as part of their “state day” program and will showcase nationally known collegiate and professional officials as well as high schools officials to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in officiating.

OKD will be a lead-in to the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Summit that will follow July 30-Aug. 1, also at Marriott Downtown in Louisville.  

Legendary sports officials and industry leaders including Jerry Markbriet, Billy Kennedy, Steve Shaw, Joe Crawford, Dean Blandino, Bill Carollo, Scott Green, Marcy Weston, Sandra Serafini, Steve Javie, Tom Lopes, […]

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09/19/16 – KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Dates

Track and Field Blog Updates

Many schools have busy spring schedules and the KHSAA staff wanted to again remind coaches, participants and administrators of the dates and locations for the Regional and State Track & Field meets. These dates are posted on the KHSAA website, but this reminder will help avoid conflicts for schools when scheduling proms, graduations, etc. 

For 2017, regionals can be held from May 7-13 at various locations. A summary link to the information regarding regional sites as well as state information is under continual development.

The state track and field meet will take place May 19-20 at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track and Field Complex. The Class 2A championship will be held on Friday, May 19, followed by the Class 1A and 3A meets on Saturday, May 20.

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KHSAA Sports Contacts, 2016-2017 and beyond

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  Primary Event Contact Secondary Event Contact Primary Playing Rules Interpreter Secondary Playing Rules Interpreter Golf DB SB DB SB Field Hockey SB DB SB DB Volleyball BC DB BC DB Soccer MB CC CC MB Cross Country SB MB SB MB Football JT BC JT BC Competitive Cheer BC SB BC SB Bowling SB MB SB MB Swimming and Diving DB BC DB BC Wrestling MB SB MB SB Basketball JT BC JT BC Archery MB DB MB DB Bass Fishing DB SB DB SB Tennis MB BC MB BC Track and Field SB DB SB DB Softball DB MB DB MB Baseball BC SB BC SB           Lacrosse MB DB N/A N/A Rifle Marksmanship DB MB N/A N/A Trap Shooting Study MB DB N/A N/A Dance BC SB BC SB

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05/26/16 – Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet Begins Friday

2015-2016 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2016

The 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet gets underway Friday afternoon at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex with the 2A Championship starting at 4:30 p.m. The event continues Saturday morning with the 1A championship at 9 a.m., followed by the 3A meet at 4:30 p.m.

This year’s meet is the second since the KHSAA partnered with Special Olympics Kentucky to offer Unified opportunities in Track & Field. Unified participation at this year’s state meet has risen to 110 competitors, after having 35 student-athletes compete in Unified offerings at the 2015 State Meet.

Live event-by-event results will be available on the Track page at KHSAA.org during the meet. Following the event, a highlight package from each championship will be available at KHSAA.tv, with official championship photos available at khsaaphotos.org.

2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet
Official Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20152016/Track/issue1/index.html
Heat Sheets/Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/track/2016/laneassignments.pdf
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05/24/16 – Republic Bank/KHSAA State Track & Field Information

Track and Field Blog Updates

Please read this entire correspondence to be sure that schools have all of the information they need for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA Track and Field State Meet this weekend.

Teams should be aware that buses must enter from Cooper to Sports Center Drive and make the loop into the parking lot. Buses will be able to stop long enough to unload their team, but must keep moving as there is only one way in and one way out. Team pick-up can be at the back gate, but drop off must be at the front entrance. 

The following links have important information for teams, parents and spectators:

Hotel Information
Purchase 2016 State Track Tickets
State Meet Instructions For Teams
State Meet Time Schedule
UK Bus Route Map
UK Layout and Logistics Map

The school-by-school roster and the performance listings have all been updated. Entries and Lane Assignments can also be found on […]

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05/22/16 – State Track & Field Performance Listing and School Roster

Track and Field Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all non-unified events for 1A, 2A and 3A are posted on the website at the links below.   

Changes may occur as coaches and officials are to double check both the performance list and the roster by school for accuracy.  An email will be sent once all changes are made and performance list are finalized.

We ask each school to check for their student athletes and to let us know immediately of any necessary changes (i.e. misspelling of names, incorrect grade, etc.) by emailing us at trresults@khsaa.org. It is important that you send corrections to trresults@khsaa.org to ensure all parties are aware of the changes. 

The deadline for these changes is 12:00pm Monday, May 23.

For schools who have team members who did not qualify, or have teams that will be staying for other classes meets, we are in need of volunteers to assist officials with all events.  These team members can check in […]

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05/13/16 – Nominations For Midway Female Student-Athlete Of The Year – Track & Field

Track and Field Blog Updates

The KHSAA is excited to open the nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2015-16.

The award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one female participant from each 2016 team. Nominations must come from a member school but may be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at http://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner, if present, will be recognized during the Republic Bank/KHSAA Track & Field State Meet (May 27-28) in Lexington, Ky. In case the winner does not qualify for the state meet, representatives from Midway University will present the award at the recipient’s high school at a mutually determined later date.

From the winners selected for each championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2016-2017 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete […]

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05/04/16 – Track & Field Regional Entries of Unified and/or Adapted Athletes

Track and Field Blog Updates

As we approach the regional meets, we just wanted to update the membership on how to enter a Unified pair of athletes or an Adapted Athlete into the regional competition. For more information about Unified/Adapted opportunities in Track and Field, please click on this link Unified/Adapted Track & Field to visit a prior blog post. 

For entry into the regional competition, we have created a link under the Track & Field Regional Meet Information and Instructions tab in order to help explain the process. Click on the following link (http://khsaa.org/track/2016/unifiedadaptedentries.pdf) to view instructions for coaches entering regional meets and Hytek operators at the regional competition. Good luck as we approach the postseason! 

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05/03/16 – State Track & Field Instructions and Information

Track and Field Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Track & Field Meet have been posted to the KHSAA website. You can access the information by going to the Track and Field page of the KHSAA website or by clicking the link below for State Instructions. All competing schools are strongly advised to download the files and review instructions to ensure everyone is aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding these tournaments.

State Instructions

Other important information including hotels, advanced ticket sales, maps and time schedules are also available on the Track and Field page at KHSAA.org under the State Meet Information and Instructions tab. 

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04/25/16 – Track & Field Regional Instructions

Track and Field Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2016 KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Regional Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are strongly advised to download the files and review the instructions to ensure you are aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations regarding these tournaments. (Postseason Instructions)

Information for the 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will be updated periodically. Lodging information and other detailed information has been updated and can be found under the State Meet and Information and Instructions dropdown menu. 

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04/15/16 – Unified and Adapted Teams Roster

Track and Field Blog Updates

The KHSAA will continue to offer both Unified and Adapted exhibition events at the region and state level. The KHSAA and Special Olympics of Kentucky (SOKY) need rosters of participating individuals, both Special Athletes and Partner Athletes.

We need each school to click on the link below to verify if your school is currently offering a Unified and/or Adapted program. This survey will allow you to answer whether or not your school is currently offering either program and will allow you enter participating student-athletes names and information if you are participating this school year. Please only submit one response per school.

Unified & Adapted Teams Interest and Roster

 

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04/15/16 – Clarification on Middle School Participation

Middle School Blog Updates and Information

Our office has had inquiries about participation in postseason competition for Track & Field by student-athletes in the 6th grade that were on the official grandfathered list as having participated in varsity competition prior to 2014-15 when changes in 702 KAR 7:065.

Per 702 KAR 7:065, any student that has participated at the high school level prior to the 2014-2015 school year is eligible to participate in the postseason. Any current 6th grade student-athlete that was placed on the grandfathered list in prior years and appears on the school roster is eligible to compete at both the region and the state level. If you have any additional questions, please contact Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org) at the KHSAA office.

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03/31/16 – Unified/Adapted Track & Field

Track and Field Blog Updates

We have had several questions to our office concerning the Unified/Adapted Track and Field. The KHSAA and Special Olympics of Kentucky (SOKY) have partnered once again to offer Unified events at the regional and state competition. Many of you have asked questions regarding the management of rosters and athletes at regular season meets.

The KHSAA will continue to offer Adapted Track at the 2016 KHSAA State Track & Field meet. General information and answers to questions can be found on our website under Adapted Track & Field Information on the Track & Field page. 

Adapted General Information

We are continually working on compiling a list of participating schools. If your school has an adaptive or unified athlete on your roster, please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh, sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org immediately to be added to the list. 

 

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03/24/16 – Updated Pole Vault Coaching Requirements

Track and Field Blog Updates

The Track & Field Advisory committee met on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the KHSAA office in Lexington. During the course of its meeting, the committee recommended approval of revised pole vault coaching requirements for ALL high school track and field coaches. 

The first recommended change was to allow for an additional course to be used for pole vault coach certification. In addition to the fee-based course at pvscb.com, coaches with pole vaulters are also allowed to use the free NFHS Coaching Pole Vault Elective Course through NFHSLearn.com. This course can be found by following the link at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/40000/coaching-pole-vault. The recommendation has been implemented for 2016 due to the health and safety of the students and the cost savings to the member schools.

As a second recommended change, for 2016, it is highly recommended that student-athletes competing in pole vault also complete the course to ensure safety and proper awareness of the sport. Completion […]

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