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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.

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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″
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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.

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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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05/03/18 – State Track & Field Meet Tickets on Sale Now

Track and Field Blog Updates

Fans can now order tickets online to the 2018 KHSAA Track & Field State Meet, which will be held May 17-19 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex in Lexington. Instructions for teams, venue maps, schedules and much more can be found on the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website under the State Meet Information and Instructions tab.

General Admission tickets are $10. Children 10-and-under are admitted free of charge.

Purchase State Meet Tickets – Click Here

State Meet Time Schedule – Click Here

KHSAA Track Homepage – Click Here

– 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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04/18/18 – 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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04/09/18- Four (4) Contest Minimum Removed from Most Sports/Events by Board of Control

Athletic Department Blog Updates

At it’s most recent meeting, the Board of Control addressed concerns from several of the  Commissioner’s Advisory Committees, particularly those representing the individual sports. These concerns surrounded a long-standing Association requirement for a set number of entries into high school competition prior to entering the region. In addition to issues relative to tracking, record keeping and monitoring, the Commissioner and his staff also noted issues relative to the problems this requirement causes at the local level and the inhibiting factor that these requirements might have on multi-sport participation.

Following a review of the discussion in various committees, a review of the rules in most other states, and based on a recommendation from the Commissioner after input from staff, the Board voted to continue to require four interscholastic contests in event-specific competition for those students entering the region meeting in Diving (Swimming and Diving) and Pole Vault (Track and Field). Only competition involving grades 9 through 12 […]

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04/09/18- Implementation of HB290, Play Against Home School Individuals

Archery Blog Updates

During its 2018 Regular Session, both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly approved HB290, and the bill was signed into law by the governor on April 2. See the full text of the bill at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/18RS/HB290/HCS1.pdf with a digest of the proceedings at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/18RS/HB290.htm. With the signing by the governor, the bill will go into effect on July 1, 2018, for KHSAA member schools.

The bill will necessitate an amendment to KHSAA Bylaw 22, Sec. 1 (listed at https://khsaa.org/handbook/bylaws/20172018/bylaw22.pdf) and this amendment will be done through the normal regulatory approval process this spring. Member schools will be able to engage in competition, should they choose, against homeschool units or involve homeschool students enrolled in Kentucky beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

  • This change DOES NOT allow KHSAA member schools to participate against other schools located in located in Kentucky that have chosen not to join the KHSAA.
  • This change DOES NOT allow homeschool students […]

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04/09/18- Reminder About Corresponding Date Rollover – 2018-19 through 2021-22 And Changes in Basketball, Tennis and Track & Field Schedules

Archery Blog Updates

This reminder is for all member schools as scheduling decisions are made relative to 2018-2019 and beyond. Athletic Directors and others scheduling contests should pay close attention to the information at https://khsaa.org/general/resources/corresponding-dates/. These charts are invaluable when scheduling year-to-year. It is critical that athletic directors and athletic administrators ensure that this information is passed on to any coach that assists with scheduling in any sport.

Events that are always held the same time each year, or contests played between opponents regularly at the same time each year, should use the corresponding week numbers for reference when choosing dates, not the relative position within the month. In other words, schools should think in terms of the game always being in week 12, 13, 14, etc., rather than the last weekend in December or first weekend in March. Using the corresponding week numbers will help prevent inadvertent scheduling issues.

For example, a quick look at https://khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/federationcalendar.pdf illustrates a […]

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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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02/14/18 – NFHS Announces KHSAA Coach of the Year Honorees for 2016-17

2017-2018 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2018

As part of its annual recognition program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recently announced its award winners for the 2016-17 seasons. Twenty-five coaches from Kentucky were honored as Coaches of the Year for their respective sports at the state level, while Johnson Central head football coach James Matney was named the NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year.

The NFHS, which has been recognizing coaches through an awards program since 1982, honors coaches in the top 10 girls sports and top 10 boys sports (by participation numbers), and in two “other” sports – one for boys and one for girls – that are not included in the top 10 listings. The NFHS also recognizes a spirit coach as a separate award category. Winners of NFHS awards must be active coaches during the year for which they receive their award.

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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. 

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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).
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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.

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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;
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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.

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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.

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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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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. 

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

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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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05/20/15 – Final State Track and Field Reminder

Track and Field Blog Updates

Reminders as you arrive at the State Meet site at UK Outdoor Stadium on Friday or Saturday:

Buses must use the bus route map provided on the website.  They will be allowed to stop long enough to unload the team and then they must move on as there is one way in and one way out of the lot due to construction. Buses may park at Commonwealth Stadium and drivers will be given admission to the event.

Please give all drivers the road construction map as street are closed around the campus.  We recommend that everyone come in Cooper Drive onto Sports Center Drive.

Teams will be allowed to enter the facility before the admission gates open, but do not arrive more than 45 minutes before your posted entry time as final preparations to organize workers and officials will be our top priority before teams will be allowed entry. This will be especially congested in the turnover between […]

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05/18/15 – State Track 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 State Track and FIeld Competition this weekend. 

Please go to the KHSAA.org website and choose Sport/Activity in the blue bar then choose Track and Field. Next choose the State Meet Information and Instruction button. A drop down menu will appear and the following items are available for coaches and administration which include:

Please pay special attention to the UK Road Construction map as several road are closed near the campus.  For buses they must enter from Cooper to Sports Center Drive and make the loop in 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 similar but even more restrictive than last year.

State Track and Field Performance Listing and School Roster

Track and Field Blog Updates

The DRAFT of the performance list and the roster by school for 1A, 2A and 3A are posted on the website at the links below.   

Changes may occur as coaches and officials 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 or incorrect school) by contacting us at trresults@khsaa.org.

The deadline for these changes is 10:00am Monday, May 18.

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 at the team check in area to receive free admission and their assignment.  Please contact Angela Passafiume […]

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05/15/15 – Hotels for State Track and Field and Call for Volunteers

Athletic Department Blog Updates

We have made some adjustments with hotels in the area for state track and track and field championships next weekend.  If you are still needing to book rooms for your teams the Clarion now has additional rooms available as well as the Campbell House.

Contact Information: Be sure to mention that rooms are for the KHSAA State Track and Field Championship

Clarion Hotel located at 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington 40511. When making reservations be sure to tell them that you are a school involved in the KHSAA State Track and Field Championship. Rates are $89 per night which includes a full breakfast buffet. Give their reservation line a call at 859- 825-5001.

Campbell House located 1375 S. Broadway, Lexington 40504.  When making reservations be sure to tell them that you are a school involved in the KHSAA State Track and Field Championship. Rates are $129 per night. For reservations call 859-255-4281.

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05/11/15 – State Track and Field Championship Information

Track and Field Blog Updates

Track and Field regional competitions have begun and continue this week.  We wish you the best of luck. State Championships Information has been posted and will continue to be disbursed throughout the next two weeks.  Please read all information sent to your school to ensure the best possible experience for your student athletes.

Host Hotel – The Clarion Hotel is anxiously awaiting your call for room reservations. The Clarion Hotel located at 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington 40511. When making reservations be sure to tell them that you are a school involved in the KHSAA State Track and Field Championship. Rates are $89 per night which includes a full breakfast buffet. Give their reservation line a call at 859- 825-5001 to hold rooms for the KHSAA State Championship Event.

Team Instructions have been posted on the khsaa.org/track page under the state information button at Team Information.

The time schedule for all events can also be found at Time Schedule.

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Unified Track and Field Makes History at Murray High School

Track and Field Blog Updates

As many of you know, Unified Track and Field was introduced to Kentucky this season with the new partnership between Special Olympics Kentucky and the KHSAA.  Please take a moment to read this article by the Murray Ledger about Murray High Schools experience this past week as the Murray Tigers added several new members to their track team including students with disabilities and students without disabilities competing together.

http://murrayledger.com/news/all-about-the-u-mhs-unified-track-team-makes-debut/article_c5e02d3e-ee1e-11e4-8213-6fa16b83dfe5.html

The KHSAA looks forward to four confirmed schools with special needs athletes competing in the regional competitions over the next few weeks. The schools participating in Unified are Murray, Ballard, and North Hardin, as well as Wayne County and their wheelchair athlete.

In a survey conducted in April over 20 schools confirmed that they are considering adding the program for next track and field season. The KHSAA and SOKY look forward to […]

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04/17/2015 – Unified Track and Field Survey

Track and Field Blog Updates

In order for regional host, officials and the state office to be prepared for our unified teams at regional and state track, we ask that all schools click on the blue link below and take a quick survey on participation.

Unified Team Survey

Thank you!

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03/26/15 – Deadline Reminder for Track and Field Rules Clinic

Track and Field Blog Updates

This is the deadline reminder for the 2015 Online Track and Field Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches is approaching the $200 late fee. 

Please remember that there is an additional course requirement for schools who have pole vault competitors – http://www.pvscb.com/

If you are both a coach and an official, please take the clinic as a coaches 

Coaches Deadline

February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

 March 9 – April 5 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

April 6– May 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($200) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

Officials Deadline

February 2 – March 1 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

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02/24/15 – FAQs Unified Track and Field

Athletic Department Blog Updates

PLAYING UNIFIED

A common question from students “Can I play too?”  YES, you can!

 

UNIFIED TRACK & FIELD 2014-15

For the past several years the KHSAA has offered exhibition events in Track and Field for students in wheelchairs.  Those events included the 100m dash and the shot put.

This season the KHSAA and Special Olympics have partnered to include Unified Track and Field into the season and the postseason.

 

What is Unified Sport?

Unified Sports combines persons with and without intellectual and/or physical disabilities on the same team for sports training and competition.

 

How will Unified Sports work with a KHSAA sport such as Track and Field?

Unified Track and Field is a sport within the KHSAA and shall follow the regulations and general philosophies of the KHSAA, including season start date and competition start date. Unified Sports will adhere to the same Bylaws as KHSAA Sports Activities with noted exceptions listed […]

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10/07/14 – Dates Set for State Track and Field

Track and Field Blog Updates

The KHSAA would like to announce that the State Track and Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2015.  The competition dates and schedule will be as follows:

Friday, May 22nd – Class 2A Competition 

Saturday, May 23rd (morning start) – Class 1A Competition

Saturday, May 23rd (afternoon start) – Class 3A Competition

– KHSAA –

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08/29/14 – Track Corresponding Dates

Track and Field Blog Updates

We have had a few inquiries about the dates for postseason track. Last season the board approved a two week period for regionals to be held due to a change in the NFHS calendar and a scheduling issue with the state host facility.

We will again schedule a two week period to complete the regional competition. The two week period seemed to be beneficial to schools for many reasons, but mostly the benefit of scheduling around May school scheduling conflicts was expressed.  It also allowed schools to be more confident with rescheduling due to weather related issues.

Please take a look at the corresonding dates calendar from the KHSAA handbook posted on the khsaa.org website – http://khsaa.org/handbook/correspondingdates/trackcorrespondingdates.pdf

The last asterisk denotes the two weeks possible for track regional competition.  

There will no longer be a waiver to run a meet once the regional meet has run.  

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08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

Athletic Department Blog Updates

In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the penalty carries to the next year if the student-athlete remains enrolled, and to the new school if the coach changes jobs/schools. 

Please note all rules related to player/coach ejections, including the provisions for varsity and non-varsity ejections, are listed at http://khsaa.org/dq-policy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-apolicy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-athletes-coaches/, and a complete list from 2013-2014 is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/dq_list_public/. You will need to review this listing to ensure that you properly require athletes and coaches to miss the required contests if in fact they were ejected. 

Also note that being ineligible for scrimmages (sitting out) does NOT satisfy any penalty, such must be served at the varsity contest level.

If you have specific questions, please contact Michael Barren (mbarren@khsaa.org) […]

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08/12/14 – North Hardin’s Webb, Bryan Station’s Broadnax Named Kentucky Track & Field Coaches of the Year By USTFCCCA

2014-2015 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 12, 2014 

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) today announced the state-by-state winners of its inaugural High School Coach of the Year award. One boys coach and one girls coach were chosen from each of the 50 states for their success during the 2014 season, with North Hardin’s James Webb (boys) and Bryan Station’s Kathy Broadnax (girls) receiving the honor for Kentucky.

Webb guided North Hardin to its second-straight KHSAA boys’ 3A state title in 2014, while Broadnax led Bryan Station to the girls’ 3A state title – the program’s first girls’ track and field championship since 1988.

The winners from each state, as chosen by a committee of experts from around the country, will be considered for the USTFCCCA’s first-ever National High School Coach of the Year award – announced later this month.

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08/04/14 – Cross Country Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Track and Field Blog Updates

The mandatory online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Cross Country is now online for all coaches (head and assistant) and licensed officials. 

August 4 to September 1 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

August 4 to September 7 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

September 2 to September 28 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

September 8 to October 5 (Coaches) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

September 29 to October 30 (Officials) – the Cross Country Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. […]

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07/17/14 – NFHS Rules News Release and Pole Vault Collar Reminder

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The NFHS released the following rules changes for the 2014-2015 season.  We wanted to share this information with you as the lifting of the jewelry restriction will go into effect immediately, including the fall 2014 Cross Country season, as it is a rule change by the NFHS.

Also, a reminder for those schools who have pole vault facilities that the ASTM approved collar for last year is now a requirement for the 2014-2015 season. 

 Prohibition of Jewelry Lifted in High School Track and Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   Contact: Becky Oakes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 14, 2014) — Effective with the 2015 high school track and field season, the prohibition of jewelry will be eliminated. This was one of several rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 16-18 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS […]

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05/22/14 – Update – State Track Jump Board Distances

Track and Field Blog Updates

Update for schools on jump board distances:

For triple jump, the 24 ft. and 32 ft. board will be used.(Competitors can request different boar distances). 

For long jump, the 8 ft. and 12 ft. foot board will be used.

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05/21/14 – Updated Track & Field Lane Assignments and Pole Vault Coaches Credentials

Track and Field Blog Updates

The state lane assignments for each class have been posted on the website.  There were a few corrections in the field events, which were re-posted this morning, so please take another look at those listings.

khsaa.org/track/2014/class1alaneassignments.htm

khsaa.org/track/2014/class2alaneassignments.htm

khsaa.org/track/2014/class3alaneassignments.htm

We will provide a coaches box for pole vault coaches this year at UK.  The pole vault coach must be a qualified coach in accordance with Bylaw 23, and also must have taken the PVSCB required course. The pole vault coach must sign-in to receive this additional credential at the check-in tent in the admission area.  The credential must be visible at all times.

khsaa.org/track/currentpolevaultcertifiedcoaches.pdf

The Bus Route must be adhered to and please have your teams ready to unload quickly, as there will be many teams behind them needing to unload as well.  

http://khsaa.org/track/2014/busmap.jpg

Good luck to all and travel safely.

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05/18/14 – State Track Entries

Track and Field Blog Updates

Please review the following links immediately:

It is important that all track coaches and school athletic directors review the entries posted for the state meet.  We ask that you verify the accuracy of their students names (spelling), grade levels, or any other possible corrections. We ask that schools contact us immediately at trresults@khsaa.org with any and all corrections upon review of the entries.  The deadline for corrections will be Monday, May 19th at 12:00pm.

Class 1A – http://khsaa.org/track/2014/class1aperformancelisting.htm and 

                   http://khsaa.org/track/2014/class1arosterbyschool.pdf

Class 2A – http://khsaa.org/track/2014/class2aperformancelisting.htm and 

                   http://khsaa.org/track/2014/class2arosterbyschool.pdf

Class 3A – http://khsaa.org/track/2014/class3aperformancelisting.htm and 

                   http://khsaa.org/track/2014/class3arosterbyschool.pdf

 A few additional reminders:

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05/12/14 – State Track Meet Information Now Posted

Track and Field Blog Updates

Final information the state meet, including team instructions and UK maps for parking, bus routes, facilities and driving directions have been posted on the track page of the khsaa.org website.  Please visit this page immediately and print out any information you might need.

Items that have previously been posted include, host hotel information, time schedule, and qualifying standards.

For newer coaches, there is no paperwork that needs to be filled out and turned in for the state competition.  All regional paperwork has been/will be forwarded to this office along with the results.  Your next step is to wait for the performance listing for state to be sent out (Sunday, May 18th) and check to see that your students have qualified, etc. More instruction will come with the notification on that Sunday.

The link to purchase tickets can be found on the track page of the khsaa.org wesite (Blue Button on the right hand side) or […]

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05/09/2014 – Regional Track Delays

Track and Field Blog Updates

The two regions that were scheduled for tonight, Friday, May 9th have been postponed due to weather.  

Green County – 1A reg 3 is now going to be tomorrow, Saturday, May 10th at 1:00pm Muhlenburg – 3A reg 1 is rescheduling for Monday, May 12th – time TBD

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04/30/14 – Spring Sports Championship Media Credentials

2013-2014 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for the Spring Sports Championships is now live. Media members can visit credentials.khsaa.org to apply for credentials online.

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. No credentials will be issued outside of the online credentialing system. The KHSAA reserves the right to limit the quantity of credentials issued to media outlets when space is at a premium.

Failure to adhere to the KHSAA policies and guidelines, […]

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

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

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

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

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04/22/14 – Regional Track Instructions and More

Track and Field Blog Updates

After this crazy winter, it is great to see the spring and the track season well under way. Regional Instructions, Regional Managers Listing, and other general track information have been posted on the track page of the KHSAA website under “Regional Track Information.” Please review the instructions and print any forms that you will need for entry to the regional competitions. If your school has a wheelchair participant to compete in the regional competition, please notify me immediately via email at apassafiume@khsaa.org. It is important that the officials are aware and prepared for those competitors, as well as having the awards needed for those participants. As you all know, the state meet will be in Lexington this year at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Sports Complex. With the new venue will come new information as far as instructions, maps, bus routes/drop off, etc. Those items are being hammered out now and will be posted soon. […]

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03-27-14 Cold Weather Statement for Baseball, Softball and Track

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Due to the ongoing cold temperatures, we have received several inquiries regarding postponing/canceling contests due to cold weather.

Prior to the officials assuming authority (jurisdiction) per the playing rules, it is the decision of home game management to determine whether or not a contest should be canceled or postponed due to cold temperatures. This decision should be made in consultation with all involved schools, but is ultimately the decision of the home team administration.

After a contest has started, or the officials have otherwise assumed authority per the playing rules, contest officials after consulting with coaches and home game management, shall determine whether play should be postponed or canceled.

There are rules contained in the Board of Control adopted policies in Section 32 (on page 34), relative to the payment of umpires/officials should the contest be postponed http://khsaa.org/handbook/20132014/policies.pdf.

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any additional questions. […]

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03/25/14 – Pole Vault Certification Listing Updated

Track and Field Blog Updates

Please take a moment to check the following link. You will find the latest listing of Track and Field Coaches certification for pole vault.  If you have student athletes who participate in pole vault, a member of that school’s coaching staff must be certified by the PVSCB.  The course is an online course – pvscb.com.  There is a $35 fee for the course.

This listing and the information on the course can also be found on the track page on the khsaa.org website.

khsaa.org/track/currentpolevaultcertifiedcoaches.pdf

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03/10/14 – NFHS Clarifications

Track and Field Blog Updates

The NFHS has received several questions regarding the wearing of fashion socks, sleeve warmers and further clarification of the use of electronic devices.

On behalf of the Track and Field Rules Committee, the following situations are being provided for your information should you encounter the same or similar questions. These situations are also posted in My Groups under Track Field, Documents.

SITUATION: Competitor A reports to the clerk of the course wearing Superman socks that have a cape attached to each sock flowing behind the athlete. The clerk, after consulting the meet referee, directs competitor A to either remove the socks or securely affix the capes to the socks so as not to come loose during competition; otherwise, he/she will not be permitted to participate. RULING: Correct procedure. COMMENT: Although socks are not a part of the uniform and, therefore, are not required to meet uniform restrictions, the cape extending from the socks becomes a risk minimization issue, as the […]

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02/13/14 – State Track Meet Site for 2014

Track and Field Blog Updates

As previously announced, the state meets will take place on Friday, May 23 (Class 2A) and Saturday, May 24 (Class 1A followed by Class 3A). The site of the 2014 KHSAA State Track and Field meet will be the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

Information on the U of K facility – http://www.ukathletics.com/athletic-dept/outdoor-track.html

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02/02/15 – Online Track Rules Clinic Now Available

Track and Field Blog Updates

The 2015 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches in the sport of TRACK is now available. Please remember that there is an additional course requirement for schools who have pole vault competitors – http://www.pvscb.com/

If you are both a coach and an official, please take the clinic as a coaches 

Coaches Deadline

February 2 – March 8 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.

 March 9 – April 5 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

April 6– May 10 – the Clinic may be viewed by coaches for the makeup fee ($300) during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per Bylaw 27 will apply.

Officials Deadline

February 2 – March 1 – the Clinic may be viewed by officials at no charge during this period.

March 2 – March 29– the Clinic may be viewed by officials for the […]

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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

2013-2014 News Releases

KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through […]

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11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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11/21/13 – Changes to Track Site Selection Plan

Athletic Department Blog Updates

After fantastic feedback on the Cross Country Super Regionals and a great crowd and weather at the state Cross Country meet, we feel it is time to catch everyone up on what has been going on behind the scenes in regards to track regional sites.  

Schools received a notice from the Commissioner after the last Board of Control meeting explaining possible regional dates and a waiver for possible competition after a regional (in case you missed it choose this link http://khsaa.org/111313-revision-in-track-and-field-season-2014-only/).  Additionally the Commissioner and I have spoken with many of you with regard to hosting multiple track regions at a like single site.  We recognize that not all of the pieces of the puzzle were fitting as nicely as they did for Cross Country and took a second look at host sites.  

As you know, the KHSAA Commissioner is ultimately responsible for choosing all sports postseason sites, but we ask our […]

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