Chaminade Track & Field

Delphic League Rules
Updated as of: February 9, 2011


 Order of Events: Boys & Girls 
 

100-Meter Dash Prelims
400-Meter Dash Finals
100-Meter Dash Finals
1600-Meter Run
4x100 Meter Relay
200-Meter Dash Prelims
800-Meter Run
200-Meter Finals
4x400 Meter Relay

 Scoring

Team points are awarded to place winners as follows in all events including relays:

Regular Season Meets

 

League Finals

1st Place

5

 

1st Place

10

2nd Place

4

 

2nd Place

8

3rd Place

3

 

3rd Place

6

4th Place

2

 

4th Place

4

5th Place

1

 

5th Place

2

 

 

 

6th Place

1

 Ties in team scores will not be resolved, but left as tied.
 A tie in a running event will be scored by adding together the points for
the tied places and dividing by the number of competitors in the tie.

Competitors

6th, 7th or 8th grade students may compete.
Competitors may compete in a maximum of three events in one meet including relays and field events.
Schools may enter 3 competitors in the 100m, 200m, and 400m and a maximum of four competitors in the 800m and 1600m and in the field events.
One relay team of four different runners may be entered by each school in the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay.

Uniforms

Each competitor must wear a uniform by which he/she is identifiable as a member of his/her school’s team.
The members of relays teams uniforms and accessories that are identical in color and style.
No jewelry may be worn.
Spikes may be worn – 5mm, or ¼”, maximum for tartan surfaces.
Athletes may be disqualified by the Meet Official for improper uniform.

 Disqualifications

Failure to Report
Competitors must report within 1-½ minutes of the call to the start for a running event and within 3 minutes of the call for a field event.
Competitors may be disqualified at the discretion of the Meet Official or field event judges if they fail to report on time
 
Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Unsportsmanlike conduct is behavior by a participant, coach or other school personnel that is unethical or dishonorable.  It includes action and/or language that will bring discredit to the individual and/or school.           
The Meet Official may excuse individuals for the remainder of the meet for unsportsmanlike conduct.
 
Rules Violation
A competitor may be disqualified for false starts, interference, the scratched trials, or the other event rules violations at the discretion of the Meet Official and the field event judges.   Their decisions are final.

     Running Events

Running Events
In all dashes and relays, all competitors must stay in their lanes until the time specified by the Meet Official to break for the first lane.  Reaching or stepping over the line will lead to disqualification
Competitors should not come into contact with one another or with teammates, coaches or spectators during an event.  One or all of the competitors involved in a collision may be disqualified.
In relays, the baton must be passed between teammates while both competitors are entirely inside the passing zone.  If the baton is dropped, it may be picked up if it does not fall out of the lane and remains in the passing zone.
A runner who makes a false start may be disqualified at the starter’s discretion.
A runner who fails to follow instructions given by the Meet Official may be disqualified. 

 Field Events

Field Events will start prior to running events and will continue until all registered competitors have finished their trials. 
High Jump
3 attempts per height. 
One-foot take-off and approached from the front
The bar will open at 4’0” for girls and 4’2” for boys
Girls and Boys competition run simultaneously
The bar will not be lowered during competition unless a jump-off for first place is required.
Three consecutive failures, regardless of height means a competitor is finished jumping.
A competitor must have at least one legal jump to receive points.
Fouls/Faults
   1.     The crossbar falls as a result of an attempt.
   2.     A competitor crosses the plane created by two standards below the crossbar.
   3.     Jumper holds the bar or standards to steady them.
Tie Breakers
   1.     Higher place goes to the competitor with the fewer number of attempts at the same height
   2.     Higher place goes to competitor with the fewest number of missed attempts in the entire competition (not counting passed attempts).

   3.     First place tie – bar will be dropped to last height cleared, competitors will jump off for first place; a tie for any other place will be scored the same as a tie in a running event.

                                       

Long Jump
3 jumps will be allowed.
No marks on runways, but on side of runway is OK.
Fouls/Faults
   1.     Any part of the shoe extends over the scratch line.
   2.     Touching the ground outside the pit at any point closer to the scratch line.
   3.     Jumper performs a somersault.
A competitor must have at least one legal jump to receive points.           
·         Tie Breakers
The higher place goes to the competitor with the second-best performance.

 

Shot Put
6lbs. shot for girls and 8lbs. shot for boys; shots must be made of metal
3 throws will be allowed.
Circle = 7 foot diameter
A legal put must be made with one hand from the shoulder; the shot may not drop below or behind the shoulder.
Competitors may bump into stop board.
Fouls/Faults
   1.     Crossing the line during throwing motion or after releasing the shot.
   2.     Stepping on the line or on the top of the stop board
   3.     Competitor leaves the front half of the ring
 A competitor must have at least one legal put to receive points.
Tie Breakers
The higher place goes to the competitor with the second-best performance.
League Finals
All athletes must compete in a minimum of half of the regular season meets in order to compete in league finals.  Exceptions are made due to injuries (see Delphic general sport rule regarding injuries).
 League Champion will be determined at League Finals.
League Finals will be scored in the same fashion as regular season meets, but the team winner for the boys and team winner for the girls will be named League Champion.
 
Entries
Entrants will be seeded using scores from the regular season League meets.
In each event, the top six marks from each event will be invited to League Finals with a maximum of four participants from any one school.
Coaches will return their entries of seeded players, confirming the entrants admitting each competitor to three events.
New seeding invitations will be extended to fill any spots left empty.
In addition, each school may enter one wild-card entrant in each event.  In this way, there will be a maximum of fourteen entrants in each event, no more than four of them from the same school.
 
 Awards
Medals will be awarded to individuals finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd and ribbons will be awarded to 4th, 5th and 6th.

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