Meet Information

2011 USATF Virginia Association
Junior Olympic Track & Field

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sportsbackers Stadium, Richmond, VA
100 Avenue of Champions #300
Richmond, Va. 23230

Age Divisions
Sub-bantam (born 2003+)
Bantam (born 2001-2002)
Midget (born 1999-2000)
Youth (born 19971998)
Intermediate (born 19951996)
Young (born 1993-1994)
* athletes born in 1992 are also eligible if they do not turn 19 on or before 7/31/2011

Individuals: Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States, and foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in these Championships. See the USATF Rules for more information and exceptions. A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no "moving up" in any events, including relays. Competitors in the Sub-bantam, Bantam and Midget divisions may compete in a maximum of three (3) events, including relays. Competitors in the Youth, Intermediate, and Young divisions may compete in a maximum of four (4) events, including relays. Combined events are not included in the event count. All athletes must be 2011 members of USATF in good standing.
Relay Teams: Only registered 2011 USATF member clubs may enter a relay team(s). All athletes representing the club must be affiliated with and members of that club as part of their USATF membership. Visit and select Products/Services to become a member.

Individual Entries: $6.00 per event
Relay Entries: $20.00 per relay team

Club Administrators and Unattached Athletes should register online at Coach O or copy and paste the link the following link into your web browser: by 6/15/2011 at 11:59pm. Late entries will not be allowed. Fees must be paid online by the close of registration. Accuracy of data entered is the responsibility of each club and/or athlete. Please validate data within Coach O for accuracy prior to submitting entry.
Valid 2011 USATF Membership and Proof of Birth is needed to compete. If the athlete's date of birth does not have "verified" next to it on their membership card or print out, you must scan and email the membership chair a copy of the athletes Proof of Birth (copy of birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, drivers license, or U.S. government identification). before you are able to register the athlete for the meet in Coach O. Please allow up to 60 minutes for USATF National database to be updated with the birth verification.

Membership Chair: Melissa Johnson
Email Address:

NON-CONTESTED EVENTS: The Triathlon, pentathlon, heptathlon, decathlon, steeple chase and hammer throw will not be contested at the 2011 USATF Virginia Association Championship. These athletes will be automatically advanced to the Region III Championship but must register online at Coach O for the association and also register online for the Region III Championship.

AWARDS: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top three (3) individuals and the top three (3) relay teams in each event of each age division. Fourth through eighth will receive ribbons.

ADVANCEMENTS: The top five individuals and relay teams in each event of each age division will advance to the USATF Region III Championships to be held on July 7 - 10 at Mill Creek High School 4400 Braselton Highway, Hoschton, Georgia 30548. Advancements must be completed by registering on Coach O by June 26 at 11:59PM. Registration will open on June 21.

Any athlete participating in the Junior Nationals will be given a BYE to the National J/O Championship providing proof of their participation has been submitted to meet management. Athletes in the Intermediate and Young Divisions participating in the NEW BALANCE meet the week of the Virginia championship meet will be given a BYE to the Region III championship only. BYES are only given to individual events.

The National Championships will be held from Tuesday, July 26 to Sunday, July 31 at Cessna Stadium, Wichita State University Wichita, KS. The top 5 athletes at the Region III Championships will qualify for the National Championships. Information is available at:

SCHEDULE: All events are on a rolling schedule.

Field Events

Turbo-Javelin - Sub-Bantam/Bantam/Midget (G)(B)
Javelin - Youth/Intermediate/Young (G)(B)
Long Jump - Young/Intermediate/Youth/Midget/Bantam/Sub-Bantam (B) Pit 1
Long Jump - Young/Intermediate/Youth/Midget/Bantam/Sub-Bantam (G) Pit 2
Triple Jump - Youth/Intermediate/Young (B) Pit 1
Triple Jump - Youth/Intermediate/Young (G) Pit 2

Shot Put - Sub-Bantam/Bantam/Midget/Youth/Intermediate/Young (G)(B)
Discus - Youth/Intermediate/Young (B)(G)
Pole Vault - Youth/Intermediate/Young (G)(B) Immediately following the Discus

Running Events

3000m Run
80m Hurdles
100m Hurdles
110m Hurdles
4x800m Relay
1500m Racewalk
100m Dash
400m Dash
3000m Racewalk
4 x 100m relay
200m hurdles
400m hurdles
1500m Run
200m Dash
800m Run
4 x 400m Relay

All running events are finals

The order will be Youngest to Oldest Girls will run first in each age group

COMPETITION BIB NUMBERS: All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition and on the front on their jerseys only. If an athlete loses the bib number, a replacement can be purchased for a fee of $10.00. Bib numbers will be distributed to coaches and unattached athletes inside the stadium beginning 7:00AM.

EVENT CHECK-IN: Each competitor must report to the Clerk of Course prior to the beginning of the event. In the case of field events, the competitor must report to the Field Judge in charge of the event. Track events take precedence over field events; however, you must report to the Field Judge first and request to be excused. For all events, calls are not required, however if they are made as a courtesy, they will be as follows:
* First call

* Second call

* Third and Final

* If you are not checked in and ready to move to the track after the final call you will be scratched.

Note: The event will be closed for check-in 15 minutes prior to the event.

EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted underneath the stadium by the concession stand. In addition, event results will be posted at and on Coach O.

PROTESTS: There will be a $50.00 fee for all protests. Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced. The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

RULES: USATF rules, USATF Youth Athletics Rules and any supplementary rules stated in this event announcement will be adhered to strictly. Rule books may be obtained from the USATF National office.

Track shoes with spikes are not to exceed " in length or running flats must be worn. No street shoes will be allowed on the track. There is no specific uniform required.
However, all competitors must wear shorts and shirts. Each member of a relay team must wear the same color shirt and in Regional or National competition the teams must also wear shorts and shirt of a same color.

To enter a relay, a club must enter a minimum of four and a maximum of six athletes.

1. All competitors listed on the official roster are eligible to compete if they are entered in the meet in individual events or other relays.
1. The composition of the team will be determined by the primary entrants of the club. Changes to the composition of a relay may be made prior to the start of the event by submitting the appropriate change form to the Clerk of the Course no later than one hour prior to the scheduled check-in time for the event. The Clerk will validate the number of events in which the athlete is competing. Only athletes listed on the official roster of the club, who are entered in the meet, are eligible to run.
2. An athlete may drop an event to compete on a relay team as long as he/she has not competed in any round of that event. This should be noted in the proper space on the change form. The Clerk shall make the appropriate change on the competition number.
3. Violation of the above rules shall be reason for disqualification.

NO COACHES ARE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK OR FIELD, EXCEPT TO CHECK ON AN INJURED ATHLETE. All protests must be filed at the protest table by the team captain, the coach or the individual competitor, if competing unattached. A parent may file for an unattached runner. Protest fee is $50.00. All coaches MUST abide by the USATF rules and any supplemental rules or risk disqualification of an athlete or their team.



From Hampton Roads/Williamsburg:
Take I-64 West to Richmond. Take exit 78 for Boulevard. Make sharp left onto Hermitage Rd. Take 1st right onto Robin Hood Rd. Turn Left onto North Boulevard. Turn left onto Avenue of Champions.

From Petersburg:
Take I-95 North to Richmond. Take exit 78 for Boulevard. Make sharp left onto Hermitage Rd. Take 1st right onto Robin Hood Rd. Turn Left onto North Boulevard. Turn left onto Avenue of Champions.

From Lynchburg/Charlottesville:
Take I-64 East to Richmond. Take exit 78 for Boulevard. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for VA-161 South and merge onto VA-161 South/North Boulevard. Turn left onto Avenue of Champions.

From Northern Virginia:
Take I-95 South to Richmond. Take exit 78 for Boulevard. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for VA-161 South and merge onto VA-161 South/North Boulevard. Turn left onto Avenue of Champions.

Name: Tony Vaughn
Phone Number: 757-424-6207