The championship season meet auto standards for upcoming 2013-2014 indoor track & field season have been released on November 20th by the VHSL and are based on the average of the 8th best season performance over the last 6 years from the schools assigned to each Conference, Region, and State classification. This is how the State Meet standards were determined when we first began using qualifying standards. The data was obtained from the MileStat.com database.
- 2013-2014 VHSL Indoor Track & Field Championship Meets (Conference, Regionals, State) Auto Qualifying Standards
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Standards
- Conversion Factors & Formulas
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Standards
Q: How were the standards determined?
A: The standards are based on the average of the 8th best season performance over the last 6 years from the schools assigned to each Conference, Region, and State classification. This is how the State Meet standards were determined when we first began using qualifying standards. The data was obtained from the MileStat.com database.
Q: Why are there differences in the Conference/Regional standards for a given event within the same classification?
A: The standards are relative to the schools assigned to that Conference/Region and reflect the strengths and weaknesses of those schools. Some Conferences have an abundance of schools that are strong in a particular area (throws, distance, sprints, etc.) and not as strong in other events.
Q: Why have qualifying standards?
A: Qualifying standards help assure the best performers are competing at the championship levels. They provide an opportunity for qualifying athletes to compete at the championship level despite an injury or sub-par performance in a lower level championship meet.
Note that the combined Group 1A-2A conferences for indoors have teams in the same conference in cross country and outdoor track, who are in difference conferences for indoor track. To save confusion, lets call each conference with an alphabetical letter order to distinguish them on the standards list. So this will go from left to right for those 4 conferences listed above. Here are the schools in each of those 4 conferences that the VHSL provided offering indoor track in 2013-2014.
1A-2A Conference "A"
Maggie Walker C-33
1A-2A Conference "B"
Nelson Co. C-36
Prince Edward C-34
William Campbell C-44
Amelia Co. C-34
1A-2A Conference "C"
E. Rockingham C-36
Wilson Memorial C-36
Buffalo Gap C-36
Stonewall Jackson - Q C-35
James River (Buc) C-38
1A-2A Conference "D"
Floyd Co. C-38
John Battle C-40