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04/17/24 – Track & Field Participation Reminders

April 17, 2024 Track and Field Blog Updates


A reminder to our member schools, the following requirements are present if a Track & Field meet is hosted by a KHSAA member school or is a school-based competition hosted by an in-state or out-of-state school allows, requires or records entries under a  school name:

  • KHSAA schools may not compete against Kentucky schools that have chosen not to join the KHSAA or are ineligible to do so. There are no restrictions on out-of-state schools. A list of current KHSAA member schools can be found here: SCHOOL DIRECTORY
  • Member schools may, during the regular season, permit entries into meets from an approved list of homeschool teams or from individual homeschool students who are enrolled in Kentucky and may compete against them per state statute: APPROVED HOME SCHOOL/GROUPS
  • If athletes are entered under a school name (or team scoring will be calculated), all athletes must be currently eligible and the meet counts against the limits as detailed below.
  • Host schools are reminded they they are not permitted to accept entries from unattached/unaffiliated individuals or individuals representing club teams located in Kentucky unless:
    • Meet management uses the meet management software to set up different divisions for unattached individuals. 
    • Any Unattached or club team individuals are listed separately in the individual event results and team scores.
    • Any Unattached or club team individuals do not receive awards in the same division as KHSAA member school athletes. 
    • All schools are reminded that there is no KHSAA catastrophic insurance provided for unattached or club team individuals at this event through the KHSAA.


  • Participation by a school in a school-based competition shall count against the limit of meets (19).
  • Any time schools provide transportation, pay entry fees, provide uniforms, or any of the other criteria listed in Bylaw 23, it counts as a school competition.
  • Specifically, Case BL-23-14 outlines how to count a meet against the Limitation of Seasons in the sport of Track.
  • If any athletes participate in competitions that do not count against the limits because of the meet structure, you are reminded that there is no KHSAA catastrophic insurance provided for these athletes at this event.

For additional information about participation in individual sports:


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 290 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 229 state championships to 59 teams and 178 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 109,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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