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11/16/23 – KHSAA Inaugural Indoor Track & Field Meet

November 16, 2023 Athletic Department Blog Updates


As previously approved, the inaugural KHSAA indoor Track and Field state championships will take place on March 2-3 at the Norton Healthcare Indoor Track Complex in Louisville. Norton’s facility has 8 lanes for the 60M races and 6 lanes for all others.


  • Due to the lack of indoor facilities across the state of Kentucky to conduct regional qualifying meets, the KHSAA will utilize documented regular-season indoor performances to be considered for state qualifiers as follows:
    • The best 24 times/performances (while representing a KHSAA member school) including ties per class to be considered qualifiers for the dashes and runs, and
    • The best 24 times/performances (while representing a KHSAA member school) plus ties to be considered qualifiers for the field events. 
  • To accomplish this task, the following steps were approved:
    • The KHSAA will continue to utilize Milesplit as the exclusive, official source of entry/qualifying.
    • Coaches and designated representatives would need to be sure times were submitted by a specific deadline (planned for 10 days prior to the meet, to be finalized in consultation with MileSplit).
    • As additional indoor facilities across the state continue to be developed, the KHSAA staff will continue to monitor options for additional specific qualifying events in the future, with the goal of regional meets.


The Board of Control also approved that the following events be conducted at the 2024 Championships: 

  • Standard Order of Indoor Track Events:
    • 4x800m Relay
    • 60m High Hurdles
    • 60m Dash
    • 1500m Run
    • 400m Dash
    • 800m Run
    • 200m Dash
    • 3000m Run
    • 4x400m relay
  • Standard Order of Indoor Field Events:
    • High jump
    • Long jump
    • Pole vault
    • Shot put
    • Triple Jump


There were no changes to the limitations of seasons for Track and field. Coaches are reminded about the following dates/details: 

  • First Practice: December 1
  • First Contest: January 8
  • State Indoor Championships (if qualify): March 2-3
  • The season shall consist of a maximum of nineteen (19) meets, to be held before the beginning of the KHSAA state championship tournament competition.
  • All meets, regardless of format or being an indoor or outdoor meet, shall count against the limit of meets.
  • The KHSAA Indoor Championship Meet nor the KHSAA Outdoor Region & State Championship Meets do not count towards this limit.

Final competition rules and schedules are being finalized and will be shared with member schools once final. 

The entire release from the Board of Control meeting can be found here:



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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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