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07/13/21 – Field Event Safety, Uniform Changes Highlight High School Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Revisions

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Two rules revisions involving the competitor’s uniform, along with procedural changes in several field events designed to reduce the risk of injury, highlight rules changes in high school track and field and cross country for the 2022 season.

These changes were among the rules revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High school Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

Similar to a number of other NFHS rules committees, the Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee altered its rules regarding head coverings worn for religious reasons.

Rule 4-3-1b(8) now states that ”head coverings worn for religious reasons are not considered hair devices; must not be made of abrasive, hard or unyielding materials; and must be secured to the body and/or uniform.” The change clarifies that there is no need for prior authorization from the state association for […]

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07/13/21 – Spring Officials, Supervisor of the Year Winners Announced

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2021

Each year, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association honors the top officials for the 10 sports in which it licenses officials. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport is named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and student-athletes across the state. Winners are selected following consultation with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials’ observers, coaches throughout the state and additional staff review.

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2021 spring season are Jerry Mohr for track & field, Ronnie McGuffey for softball and John Carroll for baseball. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an […]

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06/08/21 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments and Final Details

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The field is set for the 2021 KHSAA State Track & Field Meets, to be held June 10 – June 12 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. Please be sure to check under the 2021 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab at the very bottom of the track webpage. Important information for each respective class is posted.

Starting heights for High Jump and Pole Vault for each respective class have also been set for the State Meet. They are as follows:

Class A

Girls High Jump- 4’6″

Boys High Jump- 5’8″

Girls Pole Vault- 6’6″

Boys Pole Vault- 9’00”

Class 2A

Girls High Jump- 4’6″

Boys High Jump- 5’8″

Girls Pole Vault- 7’0″

Boys Pole Vault- 10’00”

Class 3A

Girls High Jump- 4’8″

Boys High Jump- 5’10”

Girls Pole Vault- 8’00”

Boys Pole Vault- 11’00”

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06/08/21 – Track and Field Championships Begin Thursday at UK

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2021

The 2021 KHSAA State Track and Field Championships (June 10-12) begin Thursday morning at 10 a.m. when the 1A Meet gets underway at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex. The 2A Championship will be held Friday, June 11, followed by the 3A Championship on Saturday, June 12, with both meets starting at 10 a.m.

Tickets to the event are only available for purchase online and can be found at khsaatickets.org. There will be no onsite cash or credit card sales, and fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to expedite the admission process.

Live webcasts produced by KYtrackXC will be available at khsaa.tv through a partnership between the KHSAA, MileSplit and the NFHS Network. Subscription plans for the NFHS Network are available for $10.99 a month. A monthly subscription entitles users to every broadcast by the KHSAA and the more than 45 […]

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06/07/21 – Lehmkuhler, Smallwood Named Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2021

The 2020-21 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday, as Claire Lehmkuhler (Woodford County) and Jackson Smallwood (Grant County) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

Beginning in May of 2016, Midway University started presenting a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each KHSAA girls’ state championship event. The awards program was expanded in 2019-20 to include male student-athletes, with Midway honoring a deserving student-athlete in each of the 19 officially recognized KHSAA sports and sport-activities.

The awards are based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership, with Midway choosing one overall male and female student-athlete of the year each academic year. School administrators, coaches and athletic directors nominate student-athletes online at KHSAA.org, and the nominees are voted upon by a closed panel consisting of representatives from Midway University.

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06/06/21 – State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

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The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted 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 10:00 am ET Monday, June 7.

 

2021 KHSAA Track & Field State Meet Information

State Meet Instructions for Participating Teams

State Meet Time Schedule

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06/03/21 – State Track & Field Instructions Available

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State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2021 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships have been posted on the KHSAA website. The Championships will take place on June 10-12 at the University of Kentucky’s Track & Field complex. You can view the state championship time schedule and instructions by clicking on the links below.

State Instruction for Participating Teams & Fans

State Meet Time Schedule

Tickets are also on sale now! General admission ticket prices with no re-entry privileges are $10 each day, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received
by the KHSAA. A general admission ticket with re-entry privileges is available for $15 each day, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received by the KHSAA. A wristband will be provided at the gate for those that choose this option. All tickets will be sold online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital ticket vendor. Children five-and-under will be […]

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06/03/21 – Region 3AAA Postponed to Friday, Others Adjusting Schedule Today

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The KHSAA received notification today that the Region 3AAA meet that was scheduled to be held at St. Xavier High School this evening has been postponed to Friday, June 4 due to weather. Tentative plans are for a 3:00 PM start for the meet. Please contact the meet manager Denny Williams (dwilliams@saintx.com) for final meet details and if you have any additional questions. 

We have also received updates today on other regions across the state. Region 3AA has pushed their start time to 6:30 PM this evening, it is scheduled to be held at North Oldham High School. Meet manager Brian Ruggles (bruggles@key-data.net) will provide final meet details and answer any questions.  Region 6AA has pushed back their start time as well, with field events starting at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM start for the rest of the meet. It is scheduled to be held at Mason County High School. Meet manager Michael […]

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06/02/21 – Region 4AAA & Region 4A Meets Postponed to Friday

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The KHSAA received notification today that the Region 4AAA meet that was scheduled to be held at Eastern High School this evening has been postponed to Friday, June 4 due to weather. Tentative plans have the unified field events beginning at 2:15 PM and 3:00 PM start for the meet. Please contact the meet manager Mike Horan  (michael.horan@jefferson.kyschools.us) for final meet details and if you have any additional questions. 

We have also received notification today that the Region 4A meet that was scheduled to be held at Bishop Brossart High School this evening has also been postponed to Friday, June 4 due to weather. Tentative plans are for a 5:00 PM start for the meet. Please contact the meet manager Chris Davis (cdavis@bishopbrossart.org) for final meet details and if you have any additional questions. 

Regional meet information and results can be found on KHSAA.org.

 

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05/21/21 – Reminders for Multi-Event Athletes, Regional & State Track Meet

Track and Field Blog Updates

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. With the regional schedule, the games committee has determined that 12 minutes is the check-in/out time limit. 

Managers are required to ensure that the regional meets adhere to the posted time schedule. Events cannot start before the published scheduled time. This allows for the same amount of rest for all athletes competing across the state when qualifying for at-large positions.

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05/20/21 – Track & Field Region Instructions

Track and Field Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2021 KHSAA Track & Field Regional Meets 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 as well as understanding how to enter your regional meet.

Regional Instructions

Details about entering unified & adapted athletes have also been updated and can be found here: https://khsaa.org/05-18-21-unified-adapted-track-field-entries-for-postseason/

Information for the 2021 KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will be updated periodically. The time schedules and other detailed information can be found under the State Meet and Information and Instructions drop-down menu. 

 

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05/20/21 – Procedure for Unified/Adapted Track & Field Entries for Postseason

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In preparation for the 2021 KHSAA Track & Field postseason, we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified (in partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky) and Adapted events to include regional and state track & field competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, it is important to review the following information prior to the start of the postseason.

Unified partner athletes and special athletes must be listed on the Unified roster in the KHSAA database and each school needs to check the box for a Unified Team if they wish to compete in the regional and/or state competition. The Track & Field head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should enter Unified student-athletes on its postseason roster on the KHSAA database for Unified Track & Field.

From that postseason roster, coaches must submit regional […]

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05/10/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Additional Guidance Related to NCAA

2020-2021 News Releases

Information specific to this topic is now included in the compiled SB128 SSYP Informational post at https://bit.ly/3dUJ9us

 

 

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04/19/21 – Postseason Track & Field Dates

Track and Field Blog Updates

As you plan for spring events in 2021, we would like to remind schools about the Track & Field postseason dates. Please make sure all parties involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the postseason dates which should help fans, coaches and administrators avoid scheduling conflicts.

For 2021, regional track meets can be held from May 24 to June 5. As regions begin preparation, please remember that all scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools involved. 

The KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky on June 10-12, 2021. Class 1A will compete on June 10, followed by Class 2A on June 11, and Class 3A on June 12.

 

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04/12/21- Senate Bill 128: Supplemental School Year Program Guidance for Sports and Sport-Activities

2020-2021 News Releases

For a complete list of the provisions and information related to the implementation of SB128 and the SSYP, please see the following document-

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04/12/21 – Track & Field Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

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The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Track & Field participants for 2020-2021 is now open.

This 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 participant from each 2020-2021 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early summer 2021. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2020-2021 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and announced at the banquet. All winners will also receive their recognition at that banquet.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year (male and female) in […]

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03/22/21 – NFHS Officials Part 2 Exam Now Online for BA, FP, TR

Baseball Blog Updates

NFHS Part 2 exams for licensed officials in the sports of Baseball, Fast Pitch Softball, and Track & Field are now available online. The Part 2 exams will be open until Monday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).  After not being able to be on the field or track last spring we know everyone is excited about this season.

The tests will automatically close on April 5 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Login at https://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason play.  The exam is also used for advancements in levels of classification.

First-year officials are not required to take the exam, however, if any first-year official has completed licensing requirements, the test may be taken.

Any official determined to have been involved in the improper administration of the exam, including taking it for another official or having it […]

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02/20/21- Interim Guidance Regarding Spring Sports Travel

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While spring sports guidance is in final production, the office has received several inquiries regarding travel for spring sports. There will effectively be no changes from the winter sports guidance and each guidance document will include enhancements and sources available at the present time. The following represents the recommended guidance for the member schools and will be published in the guidance documents for all spring sports and sport-activities.

Restrictions/Recommendations On In-State Contests

  • While local decision-making is a hallmark relative to the management of Kentucky schools, there remain several recommendations relative to team travel in- and out-of-state. (CONSIDER)
  • This guidance is not intended to make local district decisions less or more difficult or provide an arbitrary decision path for such consideration, but rather to ensure that all issues are considered as travel is contemplated. (CONSIDER)
  • This guidance and similar guidance from the KHSAA, KDE and KDPH is aimed at mitigating the risk of COVID-19 exposure […]

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02/22/21 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Track and Field Blog Updates

The 2021 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. 

As a reminder, here are some important dates about the upcoming season: 

  • First Practice: December 14
  • First Contest: January 18
  • Maximum Number of Scrimmages: 2
  • Maximum Number of Meets: 19
  • Region Window: May 24 – June 5
  • Tentative State Dates: June 10 – 12

CLINIC FOR 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“.

  • February 22 – April 13: the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
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02/15/21 – Tentative Host Sites for 2021 Regional Track Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

*As of 2/15/21, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2021 Track Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change.

Region

Host/Site

Class 1A

 

1

Murray

2

Green County

3

Holy Cross (Louisville), Site TBD

4

Bishop Brossart

5

Danville

6

Somerset

7

Morgan County

Class 2A

 

1

Paducah Tilghman

2

Warren East

3

North Oldham

4

Bourbon County

5

Harlan County

6

Mason County

7

Harlan County

Class 3A

 

1

Marshall County

2

Warren East

3

St. Xavier

4

Eastern

5

Campbell County

6

Bryan Station

7

North Laurel

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01/21/21 – Board of Control Reviews Status of Winter and Spring Sports

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2021

The Board of Control held its fourth regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on Thursday at the KHSAA Office, conducting a thorough status review of ongoing operations and championship plans. Staff provided an overview of all winter and spring sports and sport-activities, while outlining considerations and options for the winter events that will be presented for final review at the Board’s next meeting on Feb. 17.

“Today’s meeting provided an opportunity to update the Board of Control and our constituency on the various issues and COVID-19 mitigations facing each of our sports and sport-activities,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Circumstances change rapidly during the pandemic but we hope to have a clearer picture for how we can proceed with our winter championships when the Board next meets in February.”

Included in the staff’s report on basketball, was a preliminary discussion on ticketing to the 2021 Boys’ and Girls’ […]

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12/10/20- Board of Control Confirms Decision to Start Winter Sports Practice December 14

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020

The Board of Control conducted a special meeting on Thursday morning, upholding its earlier decision by a 12-5 vote to begin practice for winter sports on Dec. 14th and regular-season competition on Jan. 4th. Prior to confirming the start of the winter sports season, the Board voted 12-5 to push back the dates for the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to March 29-April 8 after narrowly defeating other alternative dates, with the event schedule and format to be finalized at a later date in consultation with Rupp Arena.

“These are extremely complex issues. Our Board has spent an extraordinary amount of time examining every aspect surrounding the resumption of sports, particularly those that are indoors and have extreme concerns from public health officials,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “At the same time, there is significant data being shared about the need for students to be engaged with one another […]

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11/19/20 – Board of Control Pushes Back Start of Winter Sports Season to January 4

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2020

The Board of Control conducted its third regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on Wednesday and elected to postpone the start of the winter sports season to January 4th by unanimous vote. In congruence with the Governor’s order issued later the same day, official practice for all indoor interscholastic winter sports shall cease on Friday, November 20 at 5 p.m. and is planned to resume on Monday, December 14. This cessation will apply to all indoor interscholastic sports at all school levels, including but not limited to basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, dance, indoor track and field, swimming, and wrestling.

Details regarding any allowances for indoor interscholastic sports, which will be restricted prior to December 14, will be distributed to the membership prior to the Governor’s ordered shutdown of school-related in-person activity on Friday, November 20. The season calendar for each winter sport, as well as current virus data […]

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10/02/20 – NFHS Learning Center Adds New Officiating Courses for Soccer, Track and Field

Athletic Department Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — In support of its commitment to high school officials’ education, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced two new free courses have been published to the online NFHS Learning Center – “Officiating Soccer: Pre-Game Conference for Officials” and “Officiating Track and Field.”

Designed as a complement to two other soccer officiating courses on the Learning Center, “Officiating Soccer: Pre-Game Conference for Officials” focuses on teaching referees the proper protocols to be carried out ahead of each contest. Key aspects include the importance of advance communication between officials, field inspections, and discussing relevant game-time topics and recent rule changes. Effectively executing the pre-game conference allows each referee to work cohesively with his or her team and be as informed and observant as possible during play.

“The pre-game conference for officials in the game of soccer serves to familiarize the contest officials with the host of responsibilities they have to […]

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07/27/20 – Student-Athlete Participation Rises for the 3rd Straight Year to New Record Totals

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2020

Student-athlete participation increased for the third-straight year in Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports and sport-activities to reach record levels in 2019-20. A total of 107,166 rostered participants competed across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and six sport-activities according to information submitted by the membership, surpassing last year’s then-record total of 106,931. Football was one of 12 offerings to show an increase from the previous year, breaking a trend of declining participation for the last three years by adding 202 new student-athletes [freshmen, JV, varsity] during the 2019-20 season to remain the state’s most popular sport with 13,277 rostered participants.

“The continued rise in student-athlete participation the last three years emphasizes the importance of school-based athletics in the fabric of the educational experience for these young adults,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “The importance of these coach-to-student and student-to-student relationships is only amplified in these uncertain times, as we strive […]

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06/18/20 – NFHS to Halt Printing of Spring Sports Rules Publications; 2020 Rules to be Used in 2021 Season

Athletic Department Blog Updates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Due to the cancellation of spring sports at high schools across the country, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) will not be publishing new rules (both print and digital) for 2021 in the sports of baseball, softball, track and field, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse.

Because very few schools were able to compete in these sports prior to the March shutdown of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, competition in these sports in 2021 will be conducted under 2020 NFHS rules for baseball, softball, track and field, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse.

“Since most schools were not able to practice or play a game in these sports, we thought it was best to carry the 2020 rules publications forward to next year,” said Dr. Karissa Niehoff, NFHS executive director. “Our rules committees in these sports will conduct virtual meetings this summer but will not be approving any additional rules […]

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05/12/20 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Track & Field

2019-2020 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2020

Despite the unfortunate cancellation of the spring sports season, the Association will still honor the outstanding work and commitment to student-athletes put forth by licensed officials in each spring sport. In recognition of their past efforts and dedication to track & field, the Association has chosen the finalists for the sport’s Official of the Year Award. Of the 125 licensed officials in track & field, Bill Smith (Lawrenceburg) and Jerry Mohr (Fort Thomas) were chosen as finalists with Smith selected as the 2020 KHSAA Track & Field Official of the Year.

The KHSAA will honor the top licensed officials for the 2019-20 season during the course of the year. Finalists in each sport are selected through a combination of not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts and the mentoring of newer officials.

One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the […]

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04/29/20- Revised Covid-19 Policies and Guidance Issued, May 1 to May 31

2019-2020 News Releases

THESE REVISIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 1 to MAY 31.

THESE POLICIES WILL BE REVIEWED REGULARLY FOR EXTENSION AFTER THAT PERIOD OR REVISION DURING THAT PERIOD AS NECESSARY AS STATE, FEDERAL AND CDC POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES CHANGE

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE CAMPUS OF ANY KHSAA MEMBER SCHOOL OR ON PROPERTY OWNED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ANY MEMBER SCHOOL, OR ITEMS RELATED TO SPORT OR SPORT-ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION DURING THIS PERIOD-

  • Facilities on school-owned property including competition and practice facilities, weight rooms and similar, as well as those facilities managed or in any way owned by the school or school system (all schools grades  6-12) shall remain closed for use related to sports or sport-activities in any manner through at least May 31;
  • These steps may sunset earlier if allowed by the Governor’s orders related to the phase-in steps of resuming activity, which will likely […]

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  • 04/21/20- Spring Sports Cancellation, Basketball Events Not To Be Resumed

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2020

    With the announcement yesterday of the recommended closure of all K-12 schools to in-person instruction throughout Kentucky for the remainder of the school year, the KHSAA Board of Control today approved the Commissioner’s recommendation and announcement by unanimous vote that the 2020 state basketball tournaments will not be resumed, while also approving the cancellation of all regular-season practices and contests as well as all postseason tournament championship events for all spring sports and sport-activities for the 2019-20 school year. This means the termination of the Archery, Bass Fishing, Esports, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Track & Field seasons. This will also result in the continuance of all provisions of the Coronavirus Dead Period provisions until further notice to the member schools from the Commissioner.

    The KHSAA has worked closely and continuously with the Governor of our beloved Commonwealth, representatives of the Department of Public Health, Interim Commissioner Kevin Brown and […]

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    04/06/20 – Track & Field Nominations Sought for Male and Female Midway Student-Athlete of the Year

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    While spring sports and sport-activities are currently suspended, Midway University is continuing with its recognition of the outstanding talents of student-athletes who participate in these programs. The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year among Track & Field participants for 2019-2020 is now open.

    This 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 participant from each 2019-2020 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 https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

    The winner will be announced May 17 and will be recognized at a future function in coordination by Midway University.  From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2019-2020 Midway University/KHSAA Overall Student-Athlete of the Year and announced at […]

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    03/13/20- (revised 04/02/20 and 4/17/20)- Athletic Dead Period Instituted for Athletic Programs in All Sports and Sport-Activities Due to Covid-19

    2019-2020 News Releases

    This information is in effect, as stated below, through April 30, 2020. Prior to that time, revised guidance and policy will be issued to be effective May 1 as we all collectively work to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus on our campuses and among our athletes and coaches. Updated 4/2/20 and 4/17/20 based on inquiries from member schools and revised orders from the Governor and CDC Guidance.

    This impacts all KHSAA constituents and includes guidance from the Governor, Public Health Officials, the Kentucky Department of Education, and additional guidance from federal authorities. This original directive will continue to be updated regularly. This will be the sole site for information regarding interscholastic athletics in Kentucky involving rostered athletes or those that have participated in practices this year and coaches from KHSAA member schools, as well as the use of interscholastic facilities.

    Effective Friday, March 13, all sports and sport-activities, regardless of season, are declared to […]

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    03/30/20- Status of KHSAA Sponsored Events and Deadlines

    2019-2020 News Releases

    Updated: 3/31/20, 8:00 a.m.

    This information is solely a summary of KHSAA events. Other specific information concerning options including the required Coronavirus Shutdown Period is listed elsewhere on the KHSAA website at https://khsaa.org/athletic-dead-period-instituted-for-athletic-programs-in-all-sports-and-sport-activities/. This list will be continually updated and potentially revised.

    • Tryout Period for Sport-Activities, including Cheer and Dance has been postponed. See the post at https://khsaa.org/03-19-20-spring-sport-activity-tryout-window-postponed-for-now/ for details.
    • All opportunities at KHSAA member schools and Kentucky middle schools for spring football practice have been eliminated for 2020. See the post at https://khsaa.org/spring-football-practice-eliminated-for-2020-for-high-and-middle-schools/ for details;
    • No final determination has been made regarding annual Title IX and roster reporting for 2019-20. Member schools will be updated if and when this is revised.
    • 2020 Mingua Beef Jerky/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen (originally March 11-15) remains currently suspended. Will be continually reviewed as more data is available regarding school resumption or cessation, and activities being conducted in alignment with CDC and state and local […]

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    03/16/20- Update on KHSAA Office Opening/Closing and Staff Availability

    2019-2020 News Releases

    In partnership with our State Department of Education, the Governor’s office, our member schools, the NFHS and similar to many other state associations, KHSAA staff has been directed to work remotely from home until at least April 10 (revised 4/2/20). Administrators will available via email. Our hope is to return to the office for regular hours later in April, however, this is a very fluid situation and could change at any time. Updates will be posted online.

    As of now and through at least May 1, all activity by rostered participants, coaches and those who have participated in at least one practice session for a middle or high school remain shut down as do all athletic facilities in control of our membership. As we all work together, everyone is hopeful to contain the spread of this virus. Staff will communicate any changes to future events through social media and the KHSAA website.

    Closer to May […]

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    02/24/20 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The 2020 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“.
    • February 24 – April 14 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
    • April 15 – May 4 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.
    • May 5 – May 18 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw […]

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    01/16/20 – Board Approves Site and Date for Esports Championship, Approves Extensive Survey of Officials’ Fees, Reviews Ongoing Operations

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2020

    The Board of Control addressed several operational issues at its meeting at the KHSAA offices on Thursday. Among the actionable items on the agenda, the Board approved an offer from the University of Kentucky to host the upcoming esports state championship and approved the movement of five schools in Track & Field, as well as Cross Country, for the 2020-21 school year.

    The University of Kentucky has offered to host the upcoming esports state championship on Jan. 30 and the Board accepted that proposal. UK has made a substantial investment into its Gatton Student Center as it expands its involvement in the world of competitive gaming.

    “We are grateful to UK for reaching out to us to host a championship event in esports this year, allowing our competition and its participants to continue to receive outstanding support, ” said Commissioner Julian Tackett. “Their new facility is outstanding and will […]

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    12/31/19 – Track & Cross Country Coaches Association to hold Clinic in Lexington

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    The Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA) Clinic will be held at the Clarion in Lexington on January 3rd & 4th. The 2020 edition of the KTCCCA Clinic will feature many new sessions, vendors, and representatives. New this year, the KHSAA and USATF awards banquet that has been traditionally held at the KHSAA offices on Saturday will be held at the Clarion. 

    Get all of the early details and REGISTER at the link below. 

    https://ky.milesplit.com/articles/269055-learn-from-some-of-the-best-at-the-2020-ktccca-clinic

     

    – KHSAA –

    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 280 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 […]

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    09/27/19 – Postseason Track & Field Sites and Dates

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    As you plan for spring events in 2020, we would like to remind schools about the Track & Field postseason dates. Please make sure all parties involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the postseason dates which should help fans, coaches and administrators avoid scheduling conflicts. 

    For 2020, regional track meets can be held from May 18 to May 30. However, due to the University of Kentucky hosting the SEC regional track meet on the weekend of May 30th, it is strongly suggested that regional host schools avoid the dates of May 28-30 as it will be difficult to find officials and timers for regionals. 

    As regions begin preparation, please remember that all scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools involved. If a region or group of schools desire to start regional competition on the prior weekend (May 15-16), please ensure that all […]

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    09/23/19 – KHSAA and Midway University Expand Student-Athlete Awards Program

    2019-2020 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association and Midway University are expanding their partnership in the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year Awards program to include recognition for males beginning in the fall of 2019. The program originally began in the spring of 2016 as a way for Midway University to honor female student-athletes, and will now include male and female student-athletes for all KHSAA-sanctioned sports and sport-activities.

    “We value our partnership with the KHSAA as we expand our on-campus offerings to include male students and male sports and look forward to continuing to get our message out across the Commonwealth to even more student-athletes and potential students,” said Midway University President John P. Marsden, Ph.D.

    “It is exciting to expand our relationship with Midway University to coincide with its own expansion of sports offerings,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “This was already a tremendous partnership through its effort to […]

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    06/27/19 – Assisting Injured Athletes, Expansion of Exchange Zones Among Rules Changes in Track and Field/Cross Country

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 27, 2019) — The expansion of exchange zones in short relay events, which does not require tracks to be repainted/resurfaced, as well as assisting injured athletes, are among the rules changes for high school track and field and cross country.

    Seven rules changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee at its June 10-12 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    The first change amends notes in Rule 4 (Competitors and Competition) and Rule 8 (Cross Country) which reads, “A competitor who provides assistance to an injured or ill competitor should not be disqualified if neither the individual competitor providing the assistance nor his/her team gains an advantage as a result of providing the assistance.”

    “Previous changes to the NFHS rules created the exception that allows a competitor to assist an […]

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    05/29/19 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships Begin Thursday

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2019

    The 2019 Top Seed Tennis Club/KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2019 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington, with both events culminating on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Advance tickets to each event are available for purchase online at https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA.

    The State Tennis Championships (May 30-June 1) begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with girls’ matches at Top Seed Tennis Club and the boys’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. All remaining tennis 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 boys’ and girls’ singles set for 2 p.m.

    Team champions will be determined through […]

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    05/28/19 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments and Information

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The field is set for the 2019 KHSAA State Track & Field Meets, to be held May 30 – June 1 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. Please be sure to check under the 2019 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab at the bottom of the track webpage. Important information for each respective class is posted.

    Starting heights for High Jump and Pole Vault for each respective class have also been set for the State Meet. They are as follows:

    A
    Girls High Jump – 4’6″
    Boys High Jump – 5’6″
    Girls Pole Vault – 6’6″
    Boys Pole Vault – 9’0″

    AA
    Girls High Jump – 4’8″
    Boys High Jump – 5’8″
    Girls Pole Vault – 7’0″
    Boys Pole Vault – 10’6″

    AAA
    Girls High Jump – 4’8″
    *Girls 3A high […]

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    05/24/19 – State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted 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 8:00 am ET Saturday, May 25.

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

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    05/21/19 – Advance Tickets for Spring Championships Now Available

    Baseball Blog Updates

    Advance tickets to the upcoming KHSAA Spring State Championships are now available for purchase at KHSAA.org. Purchasing tickets ahead of time online allows fans to avoid the lines and head straight into the venue to cheer on their team. 

    Tickets to the State Track & Field, Top Seed Tennis Club/KHSAA State Tennis, State Softball or Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament can be purchased online through the links below:

    2019 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships
    May 30 – June 1: UK Outdoor Track & Field Complex
    https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA

    2019 Top Seed Tennis Club/KHSAA State Tennis Championships
    May 30 – June 1: Top Seed Tennis Club & UK Boone/Downing Tennis Center
    https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA

    2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament
    June 5 – 8: Whitaker Bank Ballpark
    https://khsaa.org/2019-whitaker-bankkhsaa-ticket-sales-information/

    2019 KHSAA State Softball Tournament
    June 7 – 9: John Cropp Stadium
    https://gofan.co/app/school/KHSAA

    -KHSAA-

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    05/07/19 – Track & Field Regional Entries for Unified & Adapted Athletes

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    In preparation for the 2019 KHSAA State Track & Field Championships (May 30-June 1), we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified and Adapted events to include regional and state track & field competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, it is important to review the following information prior to the start of the postseason.

    Unified partner athletes and special athletes must be listed on the Unified roster in the KHSAA database and each school needs to check the box for a Unified Team if they wish to compete in the regional and/or state competition. The track & field head coach or Athletic Director for each participating member school should enter Unified student-athletes on its postseason roster on the KHSAA database for Unified track prior to the deadline for entries. 

    From that postseason roster, coaches can […]

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    04/18/19 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

    2018-2019 News Releases

    The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships (Archery, Bass Fishing, Tennis, Track & Field, Baseball and Softball) is now live, and can be accessed by going to credentials.khsaa.org.

    Credentials to each KHSAA state championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media that regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system (credentials.khsaa.org).

    Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of his/her organization needing to attend an event. Credentials for freelance photographers and stringers must be requested by the sports editor/director at the outlet the freelancer will be representing. Media outlets are responsible for the actions of all individuals representing their organization, including compliance with KHSAA policies and procedures. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the […]

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    04/15/19 – Track & Field Regional Instructions

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The information and instructions for the 2019 KHSAA Track & Field Regional Meets 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 as well as understanding how to enter your regional meet.

    Regional Instructions

    Regional meet manager information is being finalized and will be posted once complete. Information for the 2019 KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will be updated periodically. The time schedules and other detailed information can be found under the State Meet and Information and Instructions drop-down menu.

     

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    04/03/19 – Pole Vault Coaches Certification

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    As a reminder, Athletic Directors have the ability to designate a Pole Vault coach within the KHSAA database. This capability has greatly enhanced the ability to manage provisions within the rules, in particular, those related to Track and Field. For the 2019 season:

    • Member schools must have a designated coach with the proper training (NFHS or PVSCB) to enter Pole Vault competitors in regular AND postseason competition.
    • 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, under General Information, KHSAA will have a link to listings of completed coaches for both PVSCB and NFHS training.

    We wanted to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about the requirements for the Pole Vault event. These requirements are necessary in […]

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    04/03/19 – Reminders – Pole Vault Requirements for Track Coaches

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    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 a competition.

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

    For 2019, there are two options for coaches to complete, and both count equally toward the requirement.

    02/21/19 – Tentative Host Sites for 2019 Regional Track Meets

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    *As of 3/19/19, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2019 Track Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change.

     

    Region

    Site/Host

    Manager

    Email

    Class 1A

    1

    Murray

    Jim Bauerer

    Jim.baurer@murray.kyschools.us

    2

    Green County

    Tim Deaton

    Tim.deaton@green.kyschools.us

    3

    Holy Cross (Louisville) @ Assumption

    Jody Thornsberry

    jthornsberry@holycrosshs.com

    4

    Walton-Verona

    Kyle Bennett

    kyle.bennett@wv.kyschools.us

    5

    Lexington Christian

    Terry Johnson

    tjohnson@lexingtonchristian.org

    6

    Williamsburg @ University of Cumberlands

    John Harris

    John.harris@wburg.kyschools.us

    7

    Bath County

    Rick Staviski

    bathcountytrack@gmail.com

    Class 2A

    1

    Paducah Tilghman

    Kris Durfee

    Kristopher.durfee@paducah.kyschools.us

    2

    Elizabethtown

    Glenn Spalding

    glenn.spalding@etown.kyschools.us

    3

    Waggener

    James Dumstorf

    james.dumstorf@jefferson.kyschools.us

    4

    Harrison County 

    Brad Allison

    brad.allison@harrison.kyschools.us

    5

    Boyle County

    Kyle Wynn

    kyle.wynn@boyle.kyschools.us

    6

    Rowan County 

    Ed Jones

    ed.jones@rowan.kyschools.us

    7

    Magoffin

    Neil West

    Neil.west@magoffin.kyschools.us

    Class 3A

    1

    Henderson County 

    Jeff Coursey

    jeff.coursey@henderson.kyschools.us

    2

    Greenwood

    Nicholas Lowe

    nicholas.lowe@warren.kyschools.us

    3

    St. Xavier

    Alan Donhoff

    adonhoff@saintx.com

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    01/28/19 – Nominations Sought 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 2018-19.

    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 2019 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 https://khsaa.org/ge79-midway-universitykhsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

    The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University on June 3. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2018-2019 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year at the banquet.

    The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year in the sport of Track & […]

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    01/28/19 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The 2019 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 28 – April 6 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
    • April 7 – April 26 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.
    • April 27 – May 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per […]

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    09/21/18 – State Track & Field Dates for 2019

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The KHSAA would like to announce the State Track & Field dates 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 2019. The competition dates will be as follows with a detailed time schedule to be published at a later date:

    Thursday, May 30 – Class 1A

    Friday, May 31 – Class 2A

    Saturday, June 1 – Class 3A

     

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    11/16/18 – State Track & Field Dates/Schedule Reminder

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The KHSAA wanted to remind Administrators and Coaches that the postseason Track & Field dates and schedule have been published online for some time.

    The time schedules for each specific class are available to assist in the planning of spring events (graduations, proms, etc). In an effort to balance evening activities, allow time for inclement weather issues, and minimize the need for additional lodging expenses, the state schedule has been adjusted in relation to previous years.

    Please forward these links to all involved in the scheduling of these events.

    2019 Regional Dates

    2019 State Track & Field Dates

    2019 State Track Time Schedule

    Please direct any questions to Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org). 

     

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    10/22/18 – Regional Dates for Track and Field / Tennis

    Tennis Blog Updates

    As you plan for the Track and Tennis Regional competitions in 2019, we would like to remind schools about the regional dates for Track and Tennis for 2019. Please make sure all of those involved in planning graduation dates, spring activities, etc. are aware of the dates which should help fans, coaches, and administrators.

    As approved in January 2018, there is now an extended period of allowable dates for Track and Tennis regionals to be conducted beyond the dates allowable in the past. These dates are Saturday, May 11 to Thursday, May 23, 2019. This allows for two weeks (including two Saturdays) to be available to host schools to complete their regional competition, as well as weekdays if they choose to do so. All of this scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools. If a region or group of schools desire to start regional competition on Friday, May 10, 2019, please […]

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    10/10/18 – 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 2019. The competition dates will be as follows with a detailed time schedule to be published at a later date:

    Thursday, May 30 – Class 1A

    Friday, May 31 – Class 2A

    Saturday, June 1 – Class 3A

     

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

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    09/25/18 – Board of Control Addresses Future Championship Formats and Schedules in Several Sports

    2018-2019 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018

    The Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on Thursday, September 20 at the Association offices. Much of the day’s agenda involved ongoing discussion of the future format of several KHSAA championships. Among the action taken, the Board gave tentative approval to transitioning the State Softball and Baseball Tournaments to 8-team single elimination events, with the key provision of re-establishing semi-state play, preferably at non-high school sites. This builds upon last year’s decision to move away from the double-elimination format in Softball, in the interest of player safety and gender participation experience equity.

    The tentative plan would transition these championships to 8-team events with first round, semi-state games, rotated in geographic pods and played at a neutral site. The Commissioner and staff were directed to develop site criteria for semi-state games for review at October’s Board meeting, with the goal to […]

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    07/10/18 – Simplification of Uniform Rule Continues in High School Track and Field/Cross Country

    Cross Country Blog Updates

    NFHS News Release

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 10, 2018) — Further simplification of the uniform rule in track and field, and clarification on the method of determining the order of finish in cross country highlight 2019 rules changes in those two high school sports.

    Seven changes were recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field and Cross Country Rules Committee at its June 11-13 meeting in Indianapolis, and all changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

    In Rule 4-3-1, the interpretation of a foundation garment was expanded to include any item worn under the uniform top and/or bottom. The rule now states that “any visible garment worn underneath the uniform top and/or bottom is considered a foundation garment. A foundation garment is not subject to logo/trademark/reference or color restrictions.”

    In addition, Rule 4-3-2 was rewritten to allow schools more options in meeting the uniform rule. The rule […]

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    06/24/18-Dead Period Reminders, Middle and High School

    2017-2018 News Releases

    This is being sent to all Principals, Athletic Directors, Superintendents and Coaches of Member High Schools. This is being sent via an electronic script and it is possible that direct replies will not be received by the sender.

    IT IS REQUESTED THAT ALL SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS, PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFORMATION ANY OF YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTACTS AS THIS PERIOD APPLIES TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL AS WELL

    Dead Period Reminders for Middle and High School:

    • A reminder that the Dead Period for ALL sports and sport-activities starts at 12:00:01 a.m. on June 25 and goes through 11:59:59 p.m. on July 9.
    • There is to be no use of school facilities, team uniforms, team or equipment, transportation, coaches, personnel, maintained or producible log of student-activity or anything else related to the athletic program.
    • School funds may not be expended in support of interscholastic athletics in any KHSAA sanctioned sport during this […]

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    05/18/18 – Track & Field 2A Championship Postponed to Saturday

    2017-2018 News Releases

    Due to current weather conditions and the forecast for the rest of Friday evening, the remainder of the 2A Meet will be postponed until Saturday. The 2A Meet, which was halted at 5:29 p.m. prior to the 100 meter dash, will resume at approximately 4 p.m. (weather permitting) on a rolling schedule. Tickets purchased Friday for the 2A Meet will be honored Saturday with a ticket stub.

    The 3A Meet will start as scheduled at 10 a.m., with the 4×800 re-seeded to one heat. The 3A Meet will then proceed on a rolling schedule, weather permitting.

    -KHSAA-

    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 280 member schools both public and private. The […]

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    05/16/18 – State Tennis, Track and Field Championships Begin Thursday in Lexington

    2017-2018 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018

    The 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2018 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 17-19) 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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    05/15/18 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments and Information

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The field is set for the 2018 KHSAA State Track & Field Meets, to be held May 17-19 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. Please be sure to check under the 2018 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab at the bottom of the track webpage. Important information for each respective class is posted.

    Starting heights for High Jump and Pole Vault for each respective class have also been set for the State Meet. They are as follows: 

    A
    Girls High Jump – 4’6″
    Boys High Jump – 5’6″
    Girls Pole Vault – 6’6″
    Boys Pole Vault – 9’00”

    AA
    Girls High Jump – 4’6″
    Boys High Jump – 5’10”
    Girls Pole Vault – 7’00”
    Boys Pole Vault – 10’6″

    AAA
    Girls High Jump – 4’08”
    Boys High Jump – 5’10’
    […]

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    05/14/18 – Hieneman Named Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2017-18

    2017-2018 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2018

    The second annual Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year program culminated on the campus of Midway University on Monday as Russell High School’s Sara Hieneman (softball) was named the overall winner for 2017-18. Beginning in May of 2017 with the State Bass Fishing Championship, Midway University presented a Female Student-Athlete of the Year award at each of the KHSAA’s 15 girls’ state championship events, with an overall winner selected following the final championship of the timeframe (2018 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 […]

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    04/18/18 – 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 2017-18.

    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 2018 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 17-19) 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 2018-2019 Midway University/KHSAA […]

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    03/22/18 – Reminder NFHS Track & Field Part 2 Test Available

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    With many Track & Field officials already completing the NFHS Part 2 Test since it opened on Monday, March 19, this is a reminder that it will be available online from March 19 until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 2. The test will automatically close at that exact time.

    Login at http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test. A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be considered for assignment to officiate postseason meets.

    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.

    Please keep in mind that there are no extensions or late fees to be able to take the exam outside of the window listed […]

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    02/14/18 – State Track & Field Time Schedule Available

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    With spring quickly approaching, many schools are attempting to schedule proms, graduations, etc. With that said, the KHSAA staff wanted to share another reminder of the dates for the Regional and State Track & Field meets. These dates were posted earlier in the year and were repeated during the online rules clinic to be sure all were aware.

    Regional Track meets must be held between May 6-12 this year at various host sites. The State Meet will be held May 17-19 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. 

    Tentative Host sites for the 2018 Regional Track Meets can be found here: Tentative Host Sites for 2018 Regional Track & Field.

    Dates for each regional meet will be set by the regional manager in conjunction with participating schools. 

    The Track & Field State Meet time schedule is also available on the KHSAA Track & Field website under the “State Meet Information and Instructions” […]

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    01/29/18 – Track Online Rules Clinic Now Available

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The 2018 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 29 – April 3 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
    • April 4 – 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 […]

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    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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    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.

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

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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 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. 

    • If a state qualifier was scratched from an event, the coach of the […]

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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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    05/02/17 – 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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    04/14/17 – 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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    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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    01/11/17 – 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

    Archery Blog Updates

      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.

    – KHSAA –

    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to http://khsaa.org/news-stats-pubs/sports-blogs/

     

     

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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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    03/24/16 – KHSAA Postseason Track & Field Dates

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    With spring upon us, many schools are attempting to schedule proms, graduations, etc. With that said, the KHSAA staff wanted to again remind you of the dates and locations for Regional and State Track & Field meets. These dates were posted earlier in the year and were repeated during the rules clinics to be sure all were aware of them.

    For 2016, regionals can be held from May 9-21 at various locations. A summary link to the information regarding regional sites as well as state information is under continual development.

    The state track meet will take place May 27-28 at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track and Field Complex. Class 2A will be held on Friday, May 27 and Class 1A and 3A will be held on Saturday, May 28.

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    The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go […]

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    02/01/16 – Track & Field Rules Clinic Now Available

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    The 2016 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available.

    Coaches Deadline
    February 1 – March 7 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

    March 8 – April 4 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($100) during this period.

    April 5 – May 9 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the late fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

    Officials Deadline
    February 1 – March 21 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

    March 22 – April 11 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($30) during this period.

    April 12 – April 23 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the late fee ($60) during […]

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    01/15/16 – KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky Continue Unified Track & Field Program

    Track and Field Blog Updates

    For the second year, the KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky will once partner to offer Unified Track and Field events at the 2016 KHSAA State Track and Field Meet. With that in mind, we wanted to share some relevant information with schools interested in organizing Unified Track and Field teams and competitors. 

    These athletic events give many of the students in member schools the opportunity to compete in exhibition events, much like the wheelchair events added several years ago. We look forward to working with schools on this opportunity, which includes the option to obtain financial grant money for coaches from SOKY.  


    Please contact our office with any questions. This is a fairly new program for the KHSAA and we look forward to working alongside our membership to continue expanding opportunities for the students in the Commonwealth. 

    -KHSAA-

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    10/01/15 – Riherds.com to Sponsor Above and Beyond Awards at All State Championship Events

    2015-2016 News Releases

    Riherds.com, a Kentucky-based company headquartered in Smiths Grove specializing in trophies, awards, name tags and signs, will provide the “Above and Beyond” award at each KHSAA state championship event for 2015-16. Riherds.com is proud to be the Official Supplier of Trophies and Awards to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    The award is given to a participant at each KHSAA championship event and will be awarded from the pool of candidates nominated by participating school representatives. The award is based on five attributes: Citizenship, Leadership, Athletics, Sportsmanship and Scholarship.

    Nominated students should exemplify these five attributes by:

    • Playing the game/competition by the rules.
    • Treating game officials, coaches and competitors with due respect as fellow human beings.
    • Taking victory and defeat without undue emotionalism.
    • Controlling of tempers at all times on and off the playing field.
    • Being positive with officials, coaches and competitors, without criticism for things that occur during the contest.
    • Cooperating with the coaches, officials and fellow players in trying to promote good sportsmanship.
    • Being […]

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    08/26/15 – Board of Control Reviews Classification and Triennial Survey Results; Approves Several Championship Sites

    2015-2016 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2015

    The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year on Monday at the Owensboro Convention Center. Among the many agenda items discussed, the Board executed a lengthy review of its current classification and alignment system for postseason play, and the ramifications of possible expansion of classification to other team sports. This review was requested by the Board after receiving a proposal concerning the classification of baseball and the format of all rounds of the postseason baseball tournament from Lawrence County High School during the 2014-15 school year. Following the receipt of the requested changes from Lawrence County, the Board requested information for a broader review of the issues in classification in the other team sports, not simply a review of baseball.

    During the discussion and review, six major points were concluded when reviewing the situations from other states when compared to the current setup of championships: […]

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    06/08/15 – KHSAA Seeks Applicants for Assistant Commissioner (Female)

    2014-2015 News Releases

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESUMES AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner. Due to the provisions of the Federal Court Order (Alston, et. al. vs The KHSAA, et. al.) and the composition of the current staff, this position will be filled by a female.

    RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
    Serve as Assistant Commissioner, employed full-time at the KHSAA offices in Lexington. Duties of the position anticipated to include but are not limited to:

    • Managing all facets of assigned sports. The successful applicant will be assigned a minimum of two sports and/or sport-activities. At present, those assigned sports will be Field Hockey (fall), Cross Country (fall), Bowling (winter) and Track and Field (spring)
    • Those duties include but are not limited to:
      • Serving as the association’s staff interpreter for playing rules, including the potential review of a film/video and play situations, rules questions, and serving as […]

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    06/08/15 – KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Passafiume Accepts Athletic Director Job At Assumption

    2014-2015 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015

    KHSAA Assistant Commissioner Angela Brown Passafiume, a 1989 graduate of Assumption High School who has served as Assistant Commissioner with the Association since July of 2010, will return to Assumption this fall as its Athletic Director, as announced today in this joint release by the KHSAA and Assumption. Passafiume previously served as Athletic Director at Assumption from 2003 to 2010.

    “We are thrilled to welcome Angela back to Assumption High School,” stated Assumption High School President Mary Lang. “Her commitment and dedication to interscholastic athletics is unparalleled. Angela brings with her an incredible wealth of experience and expertise to this role, as well as a passion for Assumption, and we are elated to have someone of Angela’s caliber to lead our Athletic Department.”

    As Athletic Director at Assumption, Passafiume will oversee a full program of 15 varsity sports and work to maintain the integrity of the program while promoting the integral part that […]

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    05/20/15 – KHSAA Track and Field State Meet Begins Friday Afternoon

    2014-2015 News Releases

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2015

    The 2015 KHSAA Track & Field State Championships begin Friday afternoon at the University of Kentucky’s Outdoor Track and Field Complex with the 2A meet 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. The NFHS Network will offer a live webcast of each championship meet to its subscribers, with subscription packages starting at $9.95 for a day pass and $14.95 for a monthly pass. For more information on the NFHS Network broadcasts visit: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/khsaa.

    Live event-by-event results for each meet will be available on the Track and Field page at KHSAA.org. A full event-by-event schedule can be found at: http://khsaa.org/track/2015/statetrackmeetschedule.pdf

    To view the official championship program, visit:
    http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20142015/Track/issue1/index.html

    Following the event, a highlight package from each championship will be available at KHSAA.tv, with official championship photos available at khsaaphotos.org.

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