Serving Kentucky's Schools and Student Athletes Since 1917

Track and Field Blog Updates

05/27/24 – State Outdoor Track & Field Lane Assignments, Starting Heights, & Final Details

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The field is set for the 2024 Clark’s Pump-n-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The meets will be held May 30-31, June 1 at the University of Kentucky Track & Field Complex. Coaches need to be sure to double-check the performance list and roster by school as several changes have been made.

The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. Please be sure to check under the 2024 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab at the very bottom of the track webpage (links also below). Additional important information for each respective class is posted.

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

Class 1A 2A 3A Girls High Jump 4’6″ 4’8″ 4’8″ Boys High Jump 5’8″ 5’8″ 5’10” Girls Pole Vault 6’6″ 8’0″ 8’6″ Boys Pole Vault 9’6″ 10’0″ 11’6″

Lane Assignments 

[…]

More

05/23/24 – Class 1A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 1A 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.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

More

05/22/24 – Class 2A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 2A 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.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

More

05/22/24 – Class 3A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 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.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

More

05/17/24 – State Outdoor Track & Field Instructions Available

Track and Field Blog Updates

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2024 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare have been posted on the KHSAA website. The Championships will take place on May 30-31, June 1 at the University of Kentucky’s Track & Field complex. You can view the state championship time schedule and instructions by clicking on the links below.

State Instructions for Participating Teams & Fans

State Meet Time Schedule

There are also several other items for your review on the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website, including maps for parking and hotel contacts.

Final Performance listings and State qualifiers will be distributed on Wednesday, May 22 provided that all regional meets are completed and results received. Coaches and Athletic Directors with state qualifiers should plan to attend a web conference via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. ET on May 24. Additional instructions regarding the call will be […]

More

2024 State Track Meet Time Schedule

Track and Field Blog Updates

More

VisitLex 2024 Spring KHSAA Championships Hotel Contacts

Baseball Blog Updates

VisitLex 2024 Spring Housing Suggestions – select tab at bottom to change sports

More

05/09/24 – Reminders about Regional Track & Field Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE

  • With the regional schedule (which will come from each regional manager), coaches should prepare athletes to communicate with meet personnel and check-in/check-out of each event. Athletes should arrive at the clerk for running events no later than the second call. The games committee has determined that athletes who check out to compete in a running event have 12 minutes from the completion of that event to return to check in. 
  • Coaches, it is also very important that you speak with your athletes about the schedule prior to the meet, particularly those that are in multiple field events, or a combination of field and running events. Athletes and coaches must know the appropriate rules regarding check-out (and in) and MUST COMMUNICATE continually with meet officials (particularly the head judge of each event) to ensure a smooth transition if necessary to report to another event. The games committee has determined appropriate time limits for […]

    More

05/09/24 – Board of Control Approves Final Football Alignment for 2025, 2026; Sets Tentative Season Parameters for Lacrosse, Boys’ Volleyball for 2025

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 9, 2024

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, adopting a football alignment effective for the 2025 and 2026 playing seasons. A draft was approved at last February’s regularly scheduled meeting with an allowance for six weeks of feedback from the membership that was shared and publicly available.

The Board reviewed each of the concerns and suggestions brought forth by member schools and approved the following logistically and geographically verifiable moves:

  • Breckinridge County to move from District 2 to District 3 in Class 4A;
  • Taylor County to move from District 7 to District 2 in Class 4A;
  • Grant County to move from District 5 to District 4 in Class 4A;
  • Bardstown to move from District 3 to District 4 in Class 3A; and
  • LaRue County to move from District 4 […]

    More

04/29/24 – Procedure for Unified & Adapted Athlete Entry for Track & Field Postseason

Track and Field Blog Updates

In preparation for the 2024 KHSAA Track & Field postseason, we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified events (in partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky) and Adapted events to include regional and state track & field competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, it is important to review the following information prior to the start of the postseason.

ENTRY FORM

  • For both unified and adapted competitors, coaches must submit regional entries to the regional manager, via Form TR124 AND through ky.milesplit.com (with varsity entries) by the deadline, which is four (4) days prior to the date of each regional meet.
  • TR124 Entry Form can be found here: FORM TR124

UNIFIED ATHLETES

  • Unified partner athletes and special athletes must be listed on the Unified roster in the KHSAA database and each school needs […]

    More

04/29/24 – Track & Field Regional Instructions Available

Default

REGIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Region Meets: May 6 – May 22
  • All initial entries (including unified and adapted) for the region are due electronically (using Milesplit), no later than 9 p.m. four (4) days prior to the date of the regional meet.
  • All 21 region dates and sites are set:
  • The region meet instructions are available for review. Coaches should review prior to entering the regional meet (Track & Field begins on page 16):

UNIFIED PAIRS

  • The KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) will once again offer exhibition unified events in the postseason. This allows high school students with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to represent their high school as partners in an event.
  • The events that will be offered include 2x50m Dash Relay, 2x200m Dash Relay, 4x100m Relay, Long Jump, and Shot Put.
  • Any participation as a special athlete shall […]

    More

04/17/24 – Track & Field Participation Reminders

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

  • KHSAA schools may not compete against Kentucky schools that have chosen not to join the KHSAA or are ineligible to do so. There are no restrictions on out-of-state schools. A list of current KHSAA member schools can be found here: SCHOOL DIRECTORY
  • Member schools may, during the regular season, permit entries into meets from an approved list of homeschool teams or from individual homeschool students who are enrolled in Kentucky and may compete against them per state statute: APPROVED HOME SCHOOL/GROUPS
  • If athletes are entered under a school name (or team scoring will be calculated), all athletes must be currently eligible and the meet counts against the […]

    More

04/10/24 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

2023-2024 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for 2024 spring state championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track, softball, baseball) is now live and can be accessed via credentials.khsaa.org.

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

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their organization needing […]

More

03/26/24 – Outdoor Track & Field Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year

Track and Field Blog Updates

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Outdoor Track & Field participants for 2023-2024 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2023-2024 team. Nominations must come from a member school but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2024. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2023-2024 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

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

More

03/07/24 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The 2024 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 of all officials as well as all coaches, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman, and whether or not the coach receives pay.

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

First Practice: December 1
First Contest: January 8
Maximum Number of Scrimmages: 2
Maximum Number of Meets: 19
Region Window: May 6 – May 22
State Dates: May 30-31, June 1

OFFICIALS

  • TO TAKE THE CLINIC, LOG IN TO YOUR ARBITERSPORTS ACCOUNT
  • Go to https://officials.khsaa.org
  • Login using your arbiter username and password

OFFICIALS INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING CLINICS

02/05/24 – Tentative Host Sites 2024 Regional Outdoor Track & Field Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

As of 3/18/24, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2024 Track & Field Outdoor Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change. 

Region

Host/Site

Class 1A

 

1

Murray – May 18

2

Green County – May 21

3

Louisville Collegiate @ Ballard HS – May 22

4

Bishop Brossart – May 20

5

Lexington Christian – May 18

6

Williamsburg @ University of Cumberlands – May 21

7

Prestonsburg (PV/Shot/Disc @ Magoffin Co) – May 18

Class 2A

 

1

Paducah Tilghman – May 18

2

Elizabethtown – May 16

3

Shelby County – May 21

4

Franklin County @ Henry Clay HS – May 18

5

Lincoln County – May 21

6

Mason County – May 18

7

Bath County – May 21

Class 3A

 

1

Marshall County – May 21

2

Meade Co – May 20 (PV on May 16th at Grayson Co HS)

3

St. Xavier – […]

More

03/01/24 – Inaugural Indoor Track & Field State Championships to Debut in Louisville

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 1, 2024

The inaugural KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships presented by UK HealthCare are set to debut at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center in Louisville this weekend.

Both the Class 3A and Class 2A meets will take place on Saturday, March 2, starting with the former at 9 a.m. ET before the latter begins at 3 p.m. The Class 1A meet will commence at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

Tickets to both days of the landmark event are available online only at khsaatickets.org. The competition will be broadcast in its entirety live on khsaa.tv to subscribers of the NFHS Network.

 

2024 KHSAA INDOOR TRACK & FIELD STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

02/29/24 – State Indoor Track & Field Final Details

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The competition field is set for the 2024 KHSAA Inaugural State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The KHSAA website has been updated to reflect lane assignments, competitor numbers, etc. 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. You must send corrections to this email address to ensure all parties are aware of the changes.

We are still missing relay names for some schools. If you need to submit relay names, please use this form: RELAY NAME FORM

CLASS 1A 

CLASS 2A 

CLASS 3A 

02/25/24 – Inaugural State Indoor Track & Field Meet Qualifiers

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The initial release of state qualifiers for the KHSAA Inaugural State Track & Field Indoor Championships is now available. Changes could occur as coaches MUST double-check for accuracy. An email will be sent once all changes are made and performance lists are finalized. 

PLEASE READ ALL THE DETAILS BELOW AS THERE ARE SEVERAL ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN TO ENSURE YOUR ATHLETES/TEAMS ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE.

ATHLETIC DIRECTORS

  • On the school subdomain (schools.khsaa.org) be sure your school has checked “Indoor Track – Boys” and/or “Indoor Track – Girls”. 
  • Be sure all athletes are listed on the Postseason Roster. 
  • Ensure all coach’s contact information is updated. 

PERFORMANCE LIST 

  • To see the performance lists, select the State Track Entries and Results pull-down menus, and select the link for each class.

2024 Class 3A Indoor Track Preliminary Performance Listing

Track and Field Blog Updates

As of Tuesday, February 27 (6:00 PM)

More

2024 Class 2A Indoor Track Preliminary Performance Listing

Track and Field Blog Updates

As of Tuesday, February 27 (6:00 PM)

More

2024 Class 1A Indoor Track Preliminary Performance Listing

Track and Field Blog Updates

As of Tuesday, February 27 (6:00 PM)

More

02/23/24 – Updated Details for State Indoor Track & Field

Athletic Department Blog Updates

Prior to the final release of the Top 50 performances, the KHSAA wanted to try to answer questions that coaches have submitted this week as we head into the final day of the regular season. 

REMINDERS/UPDATES

  • The State Meet event-by-event schedule has been posted: https://ly.khsaa.org/dgmg
  • Only Indoor performances will be accepted for the purpose of qualification.
  • Deadlines for indoor performances to be submitted to the MileSplit website for possible qualification to the KHSAA Indoor Championships will be Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 PM ET.
  • There is a limit of 2 athletes per school per event and 1 relay team per school, and excess qualifiers for a school will be noted on the performance list each week, and removed for the final listing.

*NEW THIS WEEK

  • The KHSAA will release an initial list of the top 24 performances on Sunday, February 25th.
  • Coaches will have time to […]

    More

02/16/24 – Updated Top Performances for Indoor Track & Field

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As we head into the final two weekends of competition, we wanted to update coaches on some details for the KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships. 

REMINDERS/UPDATES

  • The event-by-event schedule has been posted: https://ly.khsaa.org/dgmg
  • Only Indoor performances will be accepted for the purpose of qualification.
  • Deadlines for indoor performances to be submitted to the MileSplit website for possible qualification to the KHSAA Indoor Championships will be Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 PM ET.
  • There is a limit of 2 athletes per school per event and 1 relay team per school, and excess qualifiers for a school will be noted on the performance list each week, and removed for the final listing.
  • Once the qualifiers list is released, coaches will have time to review and withdraw any athletes from events by completing the appropriate online form. 
  • Deadlines will be announced for withdrawal.
  • There will be no substitutions by coaches for withdrawn […]

    More

2024 Indoor State Track Meet Time Schedule

Track and Field Blog Updates

More

02/09/24 – Updated Top Performances for Indoor Track & Field

Track and Field Blog Updates

To assist coaches and athletes in tracking each event’s top 24, the KHSAA has worked with our partners at MileSplit and compiled performances in all 14 events that will be updated each week. If an athlete is missing from the list, here are a few tips to check before contacting the KHSAA.

  • Are the meet results posted on MileSplit?
  • Did the athlete perform under the KHSAA member school name?
    • If not, then the athlete would not qualify while representing any other entity or while running unattached.

*NEW THIS WEEK

  • Performance List includes the Top 50 performances in each event.
  • Performance List includes conversions of the 1600m/1-mile times to 1500m times and conversions of the 3200m/2-mile times to 3000m times and then ranked accordingly.
  • In addition, this list now reflects the removal (in […]

    More

Current Top 50 1A, 2A and 3A Indoor Track & Field Performances for 2024

Track and Field Blog Updates

All classes by gender can be viewed in separate tabs across the bottom of the post by scrolling to the bottom of the post.

More

02/02/24 – Indoor Track & Field Updates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As plans continue to be finalized for the Inaugural KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships, the KHSAA has received several inquiries from member schools. In an effort to address the expressed concerns for travel, school transportation availability on Friday, and to minimize the financial impact of the trip, the KHSAA has worked with the venue to secure March 2-3 as the dates for competition.

Class 2A & 3A will compete on March 2, while Class 1A will compete on March 3. The schedule has also been adjusted to reduce the need for overnight stays by member schools and to eliminate, at least for 2024, the need for busses to be used on Friday during peak school travel periods. A draft of the schedule is being finalized and will be released next week.

In addition, other common questions that the KHSAA office has received:

  • Events to be conducted (as approved by the Board of […]

    More

01/17/24 – Board of Control Looks Ahead to Winter State Championships

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JAN. 17, 2024

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its fourth regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving status reports regarding upcoming winter state championships and items for possible action at a later meeting.

Following a data review conducted by KHSAA staff, the inaugural Girls’ Wrestling State Championships in February will be preceded by multi-region meets at Caldwell County (Regions 1-2), Central (Regions 3-4), Bryan Station (Regions 5-6) and Montgomery County (Regions 7-8). Due to the difference in participation numbers of teams and individuals, the pattern of regions and sites will differ between girls’ and boys’ competitions. Girls’ wrestling participation is on the rise in the first year of sanctioning a state championship, however, growing from 378 registered girls’ wrestlers in 2022-23 to 586 participants this season.

The Board also discussed a staff review of member schools’ requirements to submit individual and team roster entries unique […]

More

01/16/24 – Indoor Track & Field State Meet Updates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The inaugural KHSAA indoor Track and Field state championships will take place the first weekend in March at the Norton Healthcare Indoor Track Complex in Louisville. It is important that we get you qualifying details while the final logistics and scheduling are being completed in the next couple of weeks. Details that have been determined are below, additional details will be distributed once finalized. A finalized schedule should be released in the next ten days.

YOUR SCHOOL’S NEXT STEP IS CRITICAL AS WE NEED YOU TO BE SURE THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR HAS DESIGNATED THAT YOU WILL HAVE A TEAM, HAS LISTED COACHES, AND HAS LISTED ATHLETES ON THE KHSAA ROSTER.

STATE ENTRIES AND QUALIFYING

  • Due to the lack of indoor facilities across the state of Kentucky to conduct regional qualifying meets, the KHSAA will utilize documented regular-season indoor performances to be considered for state qualifiers as follows:
  • The best 24 times/performances (while representing a […]

    More

01/11/24 – Indoor Track & Field Nominations Sought for Midway/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year

Track and Field Blog Updates

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Indoor Track & Field participants for 2023-2024 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2023-2024 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2024. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2023-2024 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

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

More

12/05/23 – State Outdoor Track & Field Postseason Dates & Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As you plan for spring events in 2024, we would like to remind schools about the postseason dates for outdoor Track & Field. 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.

  • First Date of Practice: December 1
  • First Allowable Contest Date: January 8
  • Region Meets: May 6 – May 22
  • As regions begin preparation, please remember that all scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools involved.
  • The KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky on May 30-31, June 1, 2024.
  • Class 1A will compete on May 30, followed by Class 2A on May 31, and Class 3A on June 1.

In addition, the KHSAA wanted to make schools aware that the city of Lexington will be hosting the […]

More

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

Athletic Department Blog Updates

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

STATE ENTRIES AND QUALIFYING

  • Due to the lack of indoor facilities across the state of Kentucky to conduct regional qualifying meets, the KHSAA will utilize documented regular-season indoor performances to be considered for state qualifiers as follows:
    • The best 24 times/performances (while representing a KHSAA member school) including ties per class to be considered qualifiers for the dashes and runs, and
    • The best 24 times/performances (while representing a KHSAA member school) plus ties to be considered qualifiers for the field events. 
  • To accomplish this task, the following steps were approved:
    • The KHSAA will continue to utilize Milesplit as the exclusive, official source of entry/qualifying.
    • Coaches and designated representatives […]

      More

11/15/23 – Board of Control Adopts Changes to State Formats For Swimming, Indoor Track & Field, Girls’ Wrestling; Sets State Archery Site, Accepts Results of Bylaw 9 Amendment

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 15, 2023

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its third regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving changes to the Swimming State Championship format and event implementation plans for the inaugural Indoor Track & Field and Girls’ Wrestling State Championships.

The Board approved the selection of Russell County High School (Regions 1-3), the University of Louisville (Regions 4-6) and Scott High School (Regions 7-9) as 2024 State First Round sites for Swimming and approved revisions to relay card procedures for the regional and state meet rounds to help address facility deck and crowd capacity concerns. 

The Board also approved the increase of the total number of qualifiers advancing from the swimming & diving region meets to the State First Round to 48 per event statewide, including approval of the format structure for those three first-round events. This will result in a total of a total […]

More

10/06/23 – KHSAA Announces 2022-23 NFHS State Coaches of the Year

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCT. 6, 2023

As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at the state level then advance for consideration for Sectional Coach of the Year honors. Winners are chosen through a combination of their coaching accomplishments, particularly for the season in question, as well as their contributions outside of competition to help grow their respective sports. These awards are announced following the recognized year.

The complete list of 2022-23 honorees from Kentucky is below.

  • Baseball: Jeremy Shope, Whitley County
  • Boys’ Basketball: Josh Cook, George Rogers Clark
  • Boys’ Cross Country: Brian Ruggles, North Oldham
  • Football: Keegan Kendrick, Bullitt East
  • Boys’ Golf: Kyle Congleton, Madison Central
  • Boys’ Soccer: Stephen Collins, Ryle
  • Boys’ Swimming & Diving: Mike Essig, Trinity (Louisville)
  • Boys’ Tennis: Al Hertsenberg, Covington Catholic
  • Boys’ Track & […]

    More

09/27/23 – Clarifications about Participation in Individual Sports

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA has received several inquiries pertaining to the participation in individual sports against home school students, club teams, students from other non-member schools or unattached/unaffiliated athletes from its member schools. It is the member school’s responsibility to understand the Bylaw 23 restrictions (Limitation of Seasons) and who the athletes are competing against;

IF EVENT IS HOSTED BY A KHSAA MEMBER SCHOOL OR IS A SCHOOL COMPETITION

  • KHSAA Member schools 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.
  • A list of current KHSAA member schools can be found here: SCHOOL DIRECTORY
  • Member schools may, during the regular season, permit entries from homeschool units or homeschool students enrolled in Kentucky per state statute, provided they are on the approved list provided by the KHSAA: APPROVED HOME SCHOOL/GROUP
  • Meets where all athletes are entered under the […]

    More

09/13/23 – Board of Control Approves Distribution of Bylaw 9 Referendum, Adjusts Swimming & Diving Starting Date

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPT. 13, 2023

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its second regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving the distribution of a member school referendum regarding Bylaw 9, an adjustment of the starting date for the swimming & diving season and an implementation plan for the KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championship First Rounds, as well as the distribution of a member school survey regarding girls’ wrestling weight classes and a timetable for implementing the details of the inaugural KHSAA Indoor Track & Field State Championships.

The Board’s approval to distribute a referendum regarding Bylaw 9 paves the way for distribution to member schools following the 2023-24 KHSAA Annual Meeting in Lexington on Sept. 14. The referendum will include the yes/no option of removing Section 1(a) from the Bylaw, which restricts basketball players who have been in grade nine(9) and then played a contest for the […]

More

07/24/23 – Corresponding Calendar Reminders, Updates, References

2023-2024 News Releases

At its most recent meeting, the Board of Control approved recommended changes to the Spring Corresponding Dates Calendar impacting Tennis, Track and Field, Softball and Baseball. Please understand that this communication will be more lengthy than normal to attempt to address any questions and concerns.

These changes were a result of significant membership feedback addressing the various issues around spring sports and the potential issues faced by the nearly 290 member schools and the association. This represents the first phase of an overall calendar review the Board has begun to start this school year with the second phase being discussed at later meetings to include issues around the integration of three additional championships (boys’ and girls’ lacrosse and boys’ volleyball) into the 2024-25 calendar.

Spring has always presented challenges around end-of-year activities including testing, graduations, recognition ceremonies and so many other schedule conflicts. While at some point, choices will have to be made by some […]

More

07/19/23 – Board Gives Final Approval to 2023-24 and 2024-25 Track & Field and Cross Country Alignment

Cross Country Blog Updates

As scheduled, the Board of Control yesterday gave final approval to the alignment of schools for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons for the sports of Track & Field and Cross Country. All schools are placed in the alignment, regardless of current participation levels to account for varying levels of participation. Following the sharing of the draft alignment in May, the Board shared that it would consider any geographic appeals and adopt the alignment in final form at its July meeting.

Also at that meeting, the Board approved a recommendation that the alignment duration is to be for two seasons, consistent with the football alignment discussion, and that the enrollments for 2022-23 and 2023-24 be used to realign the schools again during 2023-24 for the purpose of alignment for 2024-2025 through 2027-28. The enrollment for 2023-24 will be used twice in determining an average, as all indications are that enrollment numbers will stabilize post-pandemic to be […]

More

07/18/23 – Board of Control Conducts First Meeting of 2023-24

2023-2024 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 18, 2023

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first regularly scheduled meeting of the 2023-24 academic year on Tuesday in Newport, approving revisions to spring 2024 state championship dates, adopting “playing-up” rule changes for sports classified by size and adopting a new alignment for cross country and track & field.

Tuesday began with an orientation for new and returning Board members before launching into the full Board work session, followed by the full Board of Control meeting. The Board and staff welcomed new members Brandy Carver of Morehead and Mandi Hudson of Georgetown, while KHSAA Office Manager and Assistant to the Commissioner Kara Howard was formally announced as having accepted a newly created events services position on the KHSAA staff. After a favorable annual review by the Board, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett’s contract was once again renewed for another year.

The 2023-24 baseball and softball state tournaments were approved to […]

More

07/11/23 – NFHS Announces Track & Field Rule Changes

2022-2023 News Releases

New Examples of False Starts Adopted in High School Track and Field Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort to more clearly define false starts in high school track and field events, two new starting violations have been adopted for the 2024 season.

In Rule 5-7-4c, the previous language which required participants to remain motionless after assuming the set position prior to the starting device being fired, has been replaced with the following:

“If a runner leaves their mark with a hand or foot after the ‘set’ command but before the starting device is fired.”

In addition, a new violation in (d) calls for a violation “if a runner leaves their mark with a forward motion without the starting device being fired.”

Further, a new NOTE in Rule 5-7-4 states that “extraneous motion before the device is fired does not necessarily require a false start to be charged unless the criteria […]

More

06/30/23 – Official of the Year Winner Announced for Track & Field

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 30, 2023

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

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

The Outstanding Official of the Year for the 2022-23 track & field season is Chris Thomas of Paint Lick. Each finalist will receive a commemorative watch and certificate courtesy of the Officials Division Trust Fund, with the Official of the Year receiving an additional recognition award.

With officiating numbers declining at […]

More

06/06/23 – Johnson, Ferree Named 2022-23 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 6, 2023

The 2022-23 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Rafaella Johnson of Elizabethtown (Cross Country) and George Ferree of Trinity (Louisville) (Wrestling) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

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

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

 

More

05/31/23 – Parking Details for State Track & Field, State Softball

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The KHSAA has received the final details for parking on the campus of the University of Kentucky at this year’s State Track & Field and State Softball Championships. Coaches and teams are reminded to allow extra time, especially in the Lexington area, for travel due to so many events in and around Lexington June 1-2-3. 

State Track & Field Teams are reminded that the State Meet is conducted with a specific time schedule and events will not be delayed if a competitor does not check in on time. Teams can arrive early and remain in buses until the Team Gate opens or athletes/coaches can always arrive earlier than their event to check-in and head to Tent City. 

State Softball Teams are reminded they can arrive earlier than their indicated warm-up time and UK Parking/KHSAA Staff will accommodate you on-site. Parking maps are available below!

 

UPDATED PARKING MAPS

05/31/23 – Track & Field, Baseball, Softball to Wrap Up 2022-23 Championship Season

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 31, 2023

The final state championship events of the 2022-23 school year are set to kick off in Lexington this week.

The 2023 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championships, 2023 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament and 2023 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament, each presented by UK HealthCare, will run throughout Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Track & Field State Championships and Softball State Tournament will be played entirely on the University of Kentucky campus, while the Baseball State Tournament will begin at Counter Clocks Field before finishing at UK’s Kentucky Proud Park the following weekend.

The Track & Field State Championships will start with 1A competition on Thursday and 2A competition on Friday before concluding with its 3A championships on Saturday. Baseball will play its first round over Thursday and Friday and its quarterfinals on Saturday at Counter Clocks Field, concluding with the final two rounds next weekend. Softball will […]

More

05/30/23 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments, Starting Heights, Final Details!

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The field is set for the 2023 Clark’s Pump-n-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The meets will be held June 1 – June 3 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 2023 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab at the very bottom of the track webpage (links also below). Additional important information for each respective class is posted.

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

Class 1A 2A 3A Girls High Jump 4’6″ 4’6″ 4’8″ Boys High Jump 5’8″ 5’8″ 5’10” Girls Pole Vault 6’6″ 7’6″ 8’6″ Boys Pole Vault 9’6″ 10’0″ 11’0″

Lane Assignments 

Class Link  1A https://khsaa.org/track/2023/class1alaneassignments.pdf 2A https://khsaa.org/track/2023/class2alaneassignments.pdf 3A https://khsaa.org/track/2023/class3alaneassignments.pdf

The following links have important information for teams, […]

More

05/26/23 – Class 3A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 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.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

More

05/24/23 – Class 2A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 2A 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.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her respective region, […]

More

05/24/23 – Class 1A State Track & Field Performance Listing and Roster by School Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The performance list and the roster by school for all events, including unified/adapted for Class 1A are posted on the website at the links below. Class 2A should be released later tonight and Class 3A tomorrow, after all Class 3A regions finish. 

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.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in the event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are […]

More

05/10/23 – Board of Control Accepts Reports of Member Survey Results, State Legislation, Officials Licensing

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2023

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, accepting reports of several member surveys and ballots regarding both new and existing championship sports and sport-activities, as well as reports of Kentucky state legislation and officials licensing. 

After officially approving the adoption of girls’ wrestling for the 2023-24 academic year during last February’s Board meeting, on Wednesday the Board approved the return of the KHSAA Wrestling State Championships to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington through 2024-25 to be held as a three-day event each year.

The Board approved the adoption of boys’ and girls’ tennis team state championships in the spring, along with the existing individually bracketed tennis tournament, beginning with the 2023-24 academic year. The Board also approved sponsoring a boys’ volleyball, boys’ lacrosse and girls’ lacrosse state championships beginning in 2024-25, following […]

More

05/09/23 – Reminders about Regional Track & Field Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT PROCEDURE

We want to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about the strict time schedule at postseason track & field meets. Throughout the regular season, we realize that many athletes are competing in a rolling schedule style meet. However, both the regional and state track meets are structured to be held to a specific time schedule. With the state meet taking at-large qualifiers, it is important that all 21 regions adhere to a strict time schedule to ensure competitive fairness for the at-large qualifiers attempting to advance to the state meet. With the regional schedule, coaches should prepare athletes to communicate with meet personnel and check-in/check-out of each event. Athletes should arrive to the clerk for running events no later than second call. The games committee has determined that athletes who check-out to compete in a running event have 12 minutes from the completion of that event to return to check-in. 

Managers are required to […]

More

04/27/23 – Track & Field Regional Instructions Available and Postseason Reminders

Athletic Department Blog Updates

REGIONAL INSTRUCTIONS/POSTSEASON UPDATES

  • Region Meets: May 12 – May 25
  • All 21 region dates and sites are set: REGIONAL MANAGERS
  • The region meet instructions are available for review. Coaches should review prior to entering the regional meet. REGION INSTRUCTIONS (Track & Field begins on page 32). 
  • The Clark’s Pump-n-Shop State Track & Field Championships will return to the University of Kentucky on June 1-3, 2023.
  • Class 1A will compete on June 1, followed by Class 2A on June 2, and Class 3A on June 3, a tentative time schedule has been posted: TIME SCHEDULE

UNIFIED 

  • The KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) will once again offer exhibition unified events in the postseason. This allows high school students with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to represent their high school as partners in an event.
  • The events that will be offered include: 2x50m Dash Relay, 2x200m Dash Relay, 4x100m Relay, […]

    More

04/27/23 – Procedure for Unified & Adapted Athlete Entry for Track & Field Postseason

Track and Field Blog Updates

In preparation for the 2023 KHSAA Track & Field postseason, we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified (in partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky) and Adapted events to include regional and state track & field competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, it is important to review the following information prior to the start of the postseason.

ENTRY FORM 

  • For both unified and adapted competitors, coaches must submit regional entries to the regional manager, via Form TR124 AND through ky.milesplit.com (with varsity entries) by the deadline, which is four (4) days prior to the date of each regional meet.
  • TR124 Entry Form can be found here: FORM TR124

UNIFIED

  • Unified partner athletes and special athletes must be listed on the Unified roster in the KHSAA database and each school needs to check […]

    More

04/13/23 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

2022-2023 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for spring state championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track & field, baseball, softball) is now live and can be accessed via the following link: credentials.khsaa.org

Credentials to each KHSAA State Championship event are issued by the KHSAA to working members of the media who regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system.

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their 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 number of […]

More

03/27/23 – Track & Field Nominations Sought for Male & Female Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

Track and Field Blog Updates

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student Athlete-of-the-Year among Track & Field participants for 2022-2023 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2022-2023 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/.

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards event at Midway University in early summer 2023. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2022-2023 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year announced at the event. All individual winners will also receive their recognition awards at that time.

The deadline for nominations for the Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the […]

More

03/06/23 – Tentative Host Sites 2023 Regional Track & Field Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

As of 3/22/23, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2023 Track & Field Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change. 

Region

Host/Site

Class 1A

 

1

Mayfield

2

Bethlehem (Throws at Bardstown)

3

Kentucky Country Day @ Assumption

4

Bishop Brossart

5

Bracken County @ Mason County

6

Somerset

7

Morgan County @ Magoffin County

Class 2A

 

1

Calloway County

2

Bardstown

3

Waggener

4

Holmes @ Scott

5

Boyle County

6

Mason County

7

Magoffin County

Class 3A

 

1

Marshall County 

2

Meade County (PV @ North Hardin)

3

St. Xavier

4

Oldham County @ Eastern

5

Dixie Heights

6

Great Crossing

7

 

More

02/22/23 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The 2023 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.

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

  • First Practice: December 1
  • First Contest: January 9
  • Maximum Number of Scrimmages: 2
  • Maximum Number of Meets: 19
  • Region Window: May 12 – May 25
  • State Dates: June 1 – 3 

CLINIC FOR HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, log in to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link entitled “View Online Rules Clinics“.

  • February 22 – April 6: the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
  • April 7 – […]

    More

01/23/23 – Spring Sports Postseason Dates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As you plan for spring events in 2023, we would like to remind schools about the postseason dates for spring sports. 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.

TRACK & FIELD

  • First Date of Practice: December 1
  • First Allowable Contest Date: January 9
  • Region Meets: May 12 – May 25
    • As regions begin preparation, please remember that all scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools involved. 
  • The KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky on June 1-3, 2023.
    • Class 1A will compete on June 1, followed by Class 2A on June 2, and Class 3A on June 3.

TENNIS

  • First Date of Practice: February 13
  • First Allowable Contest Date: March […]

    More

12/19/22 – KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2021-22 Seasons

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEC. 19, 2022

As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at the state level then advance for consideration for Sectional Coach of the Year honors. Winners are chosen through a combination of their coaching accomplishments, as well as their contributions outside of competition to help grow their respective sports. These awards are announced following the recognized year.

The complete list of 2021-22 honorees from Kentucky is below.

Baseball: David Rexroat, Russell County
Boys’ Basketball: William Unseld, Warren Central
Girls’ Basketball: Kristy Orem, Pikeville
Boys’ Cross Country: Ian Johnstone, Conner
Girls’ Cross Country: Tom Stickel, Lexington Christian
Field Hockey: Jody Schaefer, Assumption
Football: Noel Rash, Beechwood
Boys’ Golf: Greg Zimmerer, Christian Academy-Louisville
Girls’ Golf: Sam Westfall, Madisonville-North Hopkins
[…]

More

11/16/22 – Board of Control Approves Items Passed at Annual Meeting, Distribution of Enrollment Information, Wrestling State First Round Site

2022-2023 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOV. 16, 2022

The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its third regularly scheduled meeting of the 2022-23 academic year on Wednesday in Lexington, approving items passed at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Schools and the authorization to distribute enrollment information to be used in classification upon receipt from Kentucky Department of Education, as well as the recommendation for Atherton to host the 2023 Wrestling State First Round for Regions 1-4.

On Sept. 22, the KHSAA conducted its Annual Meeting at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. Delegates in attendance voted on proposals submitted by the Board for consideration, as required by 702 KAR 7:065 and the annual review of Association rules. The passing of Proposal 2022-01 to amend Bylaw 9 to remove basketball pre-practice restrictions on students in grade 9 and above who have already represented a school was officially approved for 2023-24 adoption by the Board at Wednesday’s meeting. The change […]

More

07/25/22- Reminders About Realignment/Reclassification Processes for 2023-24 and beyond (FB, TR, XC)

2022-2023 News Releases

As discussed at the 7/22/22 Board of Control meeting, the process for realignment in the classified sports remains unchanged from various updates since 2021. The new alignments will be completed during the 2022-23 school year, to be implemented for 2023-24 and beyond.

Enrollment

The KHSAA receives from KDE electronically, the by-grade membership numbers of all common schools. These numbers are submitted as part of the “second-month” report, and these numbers are subject to audit for accuracy. These numbers are usually received in the last part of October or the first part of November.

During the pandemic, there has been no collection of this data by KDE for 2020-21 or 2021-22 as the districts were permitted to use 2018-19 or 2019-20 numbers for that key report which forms part of the ADA equation and is considered by KDE to be the most accurate. The same data (second month) is collected from all other schools.

The Board […]

More

06/28/22 – Official of the Year Winners Announced for Winter, Spring Sports

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 28, 2022

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

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

The Outstanding Officials of the Year for the 2021-22 winter and spring seasons are James Johns for basketball, Joseph Phillips for swimming & diving, Eric Friddle for wrestling, Ron Rawe for baseball, Randy Chapman for softball and Sadie Gambrel for track & field, while Paul Lewis was named the Larry G. […]

More

06/11/22- Kopser, Gloyd Named 2021-22 Midway/KHSAA Student-Athletes of the Year

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2022

The 2021-22 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete of the Year awards program culminated this week on the campus of Midway University, as Renae Kopser (Ryle) and Ben Gloyd (Mayfield) were recognized as the overall Student-Athletes of the Year.

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

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

2021-22 Midway University/KHSAA […]

More

06/02/22 – Track & Field, Baseball, Softball Set to Kick Off in Lexington

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 2, 2022

The final state championship events of the 2021-22 school year are set to kick off on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington this week with the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championships, Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament and Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament, each presented by UK HealthCare.

Tickets to all three events are available for purchase online only at khsaatickets.org. Live webcasts will be available on khsaa.tv.

Track & Field will start with 1A competition on Thursday and 2A competition on Friday before concluding with its 3A championships on Saturday. Baseball will play its first round over Thursday and Friday and its quarterfinals on Saturday, concluding with the final two rounds next weekend. Softball will commence Friday and Saturday before completing its final three rounds next weekend.

 

2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Track & Field State Championships

05/31/22 – State Track & Field Lane Assignments, Starting Heights, & Final Details

Athletic Department Blog Updates

The field is set for the 2022 Clark’s Pump-n-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare! The meets will be held June 2 – June 4 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 2022 State/Region Meet Entries/Results tab at the very bottom of the track webpage. Important information for each respective class is posted.

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

Class A

Girls High Jump- 4’6″

Boys High Jump- 5’8″

Girls Pole Vault- 6’6″

Boys Pole Vault- 9’00”

Class 2A

Girls High Jump- 4’6″

Boys High Jump- 5’8″

Girls Pole Vault- 7’0″

Boys Pole Vault- 10’00”

Class 3A

Girls High Jump- 4’8″

Boys High Jump- 5’10”

Girls […]

More

05/26/22 – 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 Class 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.

As a reminder to coaches, each region automatically qualifies the first and second-place finishers in each event (a total of 14 automatic qualifiers, if at least 2 entered in event). The next 10 best performances (plus any unbreakable ties) in each event, per class, from the state-at-large shall qualify for the state meet. It is very possible to have a situation where the performances in a regional meet among the two automatic advancers are less than the performance of someone who did not finish first or second in his/her […]

More

05/19/22 – State Track & Field Instructions Available

Athletic Department Blog Updates

State Championship Instructions and other pertinent information for the 2022 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop State Track & Field Championships presented by UK HealthCare have been posted on the KHSAA website. The Championships will take place on June 2-4 at the University of Kentucky’s Track & Field complex. You can view the state championship time schedule and instructions by clicking on the links below.

State Instructions for Participating Teams & Fans

State Meet Time Schedule

Tickets are also on sale now!

  • General admission ticket prices with no re-entry privileges are $12 each day, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received by the KHSAA.
  • A general admission ticket with re-entry privileges is available for $15 each day, plus electronic transaction fees that are not received by the KHSAA. A wristband will be provided at the gate for those that choose the re-entry option.
  • All tickets will be sold online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital […]

    More

05/04/22 – Reminders about Regional Track & Field Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

We want to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about the strict time schedule at postseason track & field meets. Throughout the regular season, we realize that many athletes are competing in a rolling schedule style meet. However, both the regional and state track meets are structured to be held to a specific time schedule. With the state meet taking at-large qualifiers, it is important that all 21 regions adhere to a strict time schedule to ensure competitive fairness for the at-large qualifiers attempting to advance to the state meet. With the regional schedule, the games committee has determined that 12 minutes is the check-in/out time limit. 

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

It is critical for coaches to […]

More

05/02/22 – Procedure for Unified/Adapted Track & Field Entries for Postseason

Track and Field Blog Updates

In preparation for the 2022 KHSAA Track & Field postseason, we wanted to remind you of the opportunities available for the student-athletes of Kentucky. The KHSAA will continue to offer Unified (in partnership with Special Olympics Kentucky) and Adapted events to include regional and state track & field competitions. While most unified and/or adapted athletes have been participating throughout the season, it is important to review the following information prior to the start of the postseason.

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

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

More

04/13/22 – Media Credentials Now Available for Spring Championships

2021-2022 News Releases

The KHSAA’s online media credentialing system for spring sports championships (archery, esports, bass fishing, tennis, track & field, softball, baseball) 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 who regularly cover high school athletics. Credentials must be requested prior to the established deadline for each sport through the online credentialing system.

Credentials should be requested by the sports editor/director for all members of their 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 number of credentials […]

More

04/04/22 – Track & Field Nominations Sought for Male & Female Midway/KHSAA Student Athlete-of-the-Year Awards

Track and Field Blog Updates

The nomination process for the Midway University/KHSAA Male and Female Student-Athlete-of-the-Year among Track & Field participants for 2021-2022 is now open.

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2021-2022 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

The winner will be announced early in the postseason and recognized at an awards banquet at Midway University in early summer 2022. From the winners selected for each KHSAA championship, one student-athlete will be selected as the 2021-2022 Midway University/KHSAA Student-Athlete-of-the-Year and announced at the banquet. All winners will also receive their recognition at that banquet.

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

More

03/07/22- UK HealthCare Expands Partnership with KHSAA, Continues Long-Term Commitment to State Championship Events

Baseball Blog Updates

UK HealthCare and the KHSAA announced Monday that they have expanded their long-time partnership. UK HealthCare, the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky, will serve as the official health care provider for the KHSAA. This move will see UK HealthCare take its title sponsorship of the KHSAA State Football Championship and extend the term of that arrangement, become the title sponsor for the Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball tournament and serve as presenting sponsor for other KHSAA sports and sport-activity championships. 

“We’re honored to be the official health care provider for KHSAA,” said Mark F. Newman, M.D., UK executive vice president for health affairs. “At UK HealthCare, we are always looking to partner with organizations across the state to provide top-tier health care to every Kentuckian who needs it. We appreciate the opportunity to extend this care to the young athletes of Kentucky.”

UK HealthCare has […]

More

02/28/22 – Tentative Host Sites for 2022 Regional Track Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

As of 2/28/22, the following schools are tentative sites for the 2022 Track Regionals. These sites are tentative and subject to change.

Region

Host/Site

Class 1A

 

1

Murray

2

McLean @ Apollo 

3

Holy Cross (Louisville) @ Assumption

4

Bishop Brossart

5

Trimble County

6

Williamsburg @ Univ. of Cumberlands

7

Bath County

Class 2A

 

1

Paducah Tilghman

2

Warren East

3

Christian Academy-Louisville

4

Highlands @ Scott

5

Mercer County

6

Russell

7

Magoffin County

Class 3A

 

1

Apollo

2

North Hardin

3

St. Xavier

4

Eastern

5

Ryle

6

George Rogers Clark

7

North Laurel

More

02/23/22 – Track & Field Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Track and Field Blog Updates

The 2022 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid.

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

  • First Practice: December 1
  • First Contest: January 10
  • Maximum Number of Scrimmages: 2
  • Maximum Number of Meets: 19
  • Region Window: May 14 – May 26
  • State Dates: June 2 – 4

CLINIC FOR HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, log in to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link entitled “View Online Rules Clinics“.

  • February 23 – April 12: the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
  • April 13 – […]

    More

01/25/22 – Postseason Track & Field Dates

Athletic Department Blog Updates

As you plan for spring events in 2022, 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 2022, regional track meets can be held from May 14 to May 26. As regions begin preparation, please remember that all scheduling is led by the regional host, but discussions and planning should include all schools involved. 

The KHSAA State Track & Field Meet will return to the University of Kentucky on June 2-4, 2022. Class 1A will compete on June 2, followed by Class 2A on June 3, and Class 3A on June 4.

 


– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the […]

More

12/08/21- KHSAA Announces NFHS State Coach of the Year Honorees for 2020-21 Seasons

2021-2022 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2021

As part of its annual awards program, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recognizes Coach of the Year honorees from each state. Those named Coach of the Year at the state level then advance for consideration for Sectional Coach of the Year honors. Winners are chosen through a combination of their coaching accomplishments as well as their contributions outside of competition to help grow their respective sport. These awards are announced during the late fall following the recognized year.

The complete list of honorees from Kentucky for 2020-21 is:

Boys Baseball- Richard Arnold, Trinity (Louisville)
Boys Basketball- Kevin Listerman, Highlands
Girls Basketball- Aaron Beth, Marshall County
Boys Cross Country- Joe Buechler, Holy Cross (Louisville)
Girls Cross Country- Brian Allesandro, Highlands
Girls Field Hockey- Amy Elliott, Kentucky Country Day
Boys Football (11-Player)- Justin Haddix, Boyle County
Boys Golf- James Chaney, Trinity (Louisville)
Girls Golf- Aaron […]

More

10/08/21- Changes in COVID-19 RTA/RTP Implemented Per SMAC Guidance

2021-2022 News Releases

As they have done since the start of the pandemic, the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) composed of Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) member doctors has held multiple special meetings to continually review the Return to Play Guidance and Recommendations (RTA/RTP). As a result of those continued meetings and review of current and evolving literature, changes have been made to the RTA/RTP and RTA/RTP form and those changes are located at https://khsaa.org/resources/Covid19/CovidResumptionofSports/ApprovedVersion/kma-covid-rtp-algorithm.pdf. For districts that have summarily adopted the “KHSAA” recommendations, these changes should be considered immediate.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, this group has been passionate advocates for the students being involved in sport due to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits, but also for safety in mitigating the spread of the virus. They are also keenly aware of the first priority of nearly everyone in the education community, that being a full year […]

More

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

Athletic Department Blog Updates

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

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

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

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

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2021

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

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

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

More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

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

Class A

Girls High Jump- 4’6″

Boys High Jump- 5’8″

Girls Pole Vault- 6’6″

Boys Pole Vault- 9’00”

Class 2A

Girls High Jump- 4’6″

Boys High Jump- 5’8″

Girls Pole Vault- 7’0″

Boys Pole Vault- 10’00”

Class 3A

Girls High Jump- 4’8″

Boys High Jump- 5’10”

Girls Pole Vault- 8’00”

Boys Pole Vault- 11’00”

[…]

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2021

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

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

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

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2021

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

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

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

More

06/06/21 – 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 10:00 am ET Monday, June 7.

 

2021 KHSAA Track & Field State Meet Information

State Meet Instructions for Participating Teams

State Meet Time Schedule

Tickets are 100% digital/mobile only. To speed entry […]

More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

State Instruction for Participating Teams & Fans

State Meet Time Schedule

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

More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

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

More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

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

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

 

– KHSAA –

About the […]

More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

We want to remind Athletic Directors and coaches about the strict time schedule at postseason track meets. Throughout the regular season, we realize that many athletes are competing in a rolling schedule style meet. However, both the regional and state track meets are structured to be held to a specific time schedule. With the state meet taking at-large qualifiers, it is important that all 21 regions adhere to a strict time schedule to ensure competitive fairness for the at-large qualifiers attempting to advance to the state meet. With the regional schedule, the games committee has determined that 12 minutes is the check-in/out time limit. 

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

It is critical for coaches to assume the […]

More

05/20/21 – Track & Field Region Instructions

Track and Field Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2021 KHSAA Track & Field Regional Meets have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the Track & Field page of the KHSAA website. All competing schools are strongly advised to review the instructions to ensure you are aware of all KHSAA rules and regulations as well as understanding how to enter your regional meet.

Regional Instructions

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

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

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education […]

More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

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

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

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

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

 

 

More

04/19/21 – Postseason Track & Field Dates

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

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

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

 

– KHSAA –

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated […]

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

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

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT

More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

This award is based on athletic and academic achievement as well as community service and leadership. The link to the application contains additional criteria and a form to nominate one participant from each 2020-2021 team. Nominations must come from a member school, but can be submitted by an administrator, guidance counselor, or coach. Nominations may only be submitted online at https://khsaa.org/ge35-midway-university-khsaa-female-student-athlete-of-the-year-nomination-form/

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

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

More

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

Baseball Blog Updates

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

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

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

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

More

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

Archery Blog Updates

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

Restrictions/Recommendations On In-State Contests

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

    More

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

Track and Field Blog Updates

The 2021 Online Rules Clinic that is required for all head and assistant coaches and licensed officials in the sport of Track & Field is now available. The clinic is required for ALL coaches at each school, head or assistant, paid or unpaid. 

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

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

CLINIC FOR HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACHES

For member schools, the clinics are located on the School Log-in Page. To access the clinic, log in to http://schools.khsaa.org and — under the section entitled Rules Clinics — click on the link entitled “View Online Rules Clinics“.

  • February 22 – April 13: the Clinic may be viewed by coaches at no charge during this period.
  • April 14 […]

    More

02/15/21 – Tentative Host Sites for 2021 Regional Track Meets

Track and Field Blog Updates

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

Region

Host/Site

Class 1A

 

1

Murray

2

Green County

3

Holy Cross (Louisville), Site TBD

4

Bishop Brossart

5

Danville

6

Somerset

7

Morgan County

Class 2A

 

1

Paducah Tilghman

2

Warren East

3

North Oldham

4

Bourbon County

5

Harlan County

6

Mason County

7

Harlan County

Class 3A

 

1

Marshall County

2

Warren East

3

St. Xavier

4

Eastern

5

Campbell County

6

Bryan Station

7

North Laurel

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2021

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

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

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

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2020

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

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

More

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

2020-2021 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2020

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

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

More

« Previous Posts

icon-angle icon-bars icon-times