TRACK & FIELD FAQ & IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
All information included below + more can be found in our "2020 FIYA Track & Field Order of Track Events and General Rules" Program packet which we advise coaches/athletic directors to download, review, or print with the link to the right of this page.
a) FIYA utilizes electronic timing at all Track & Field meets. School teams cannot just show up on the day of the meet and participate. That is, all teams must pre-register.
b) Meet Online Registration - In order to participate in any of the five meets, school representatives/coaches will need to register their teams online on athletic.net NO LATER THAN 24 hours prior to the date of the meet. If an athlete is NOT pre registered, he/she CANNOT participate. Coaches are advised to double check their registration / team roster to make sure each athlete is in their appropriate events, gender, AND age divisions.
c) If a team or athlete shows up to any of the FIYA track meets and has not specifically registered online for any of those meets, he/she will NOT be allowed to participate.
d) Number of Events - At the D1 & D2 level, each athlete may compete in no more than FOUR events; there are no restrictions on what four events. Each school may enter no more than THREE athletes into each event. Any violation will result in a disqualification. At the D3 level, each athlete may compete in as many as FOUR events. Each school may enter unlimited athletes for the 50M, 400M and 800M but no more than SIX athletes per gender into the turbo javelin. At all levels each school may enter a maximum of TWO relay teams per level per relay event but only one counts for team points (in D1 and D2).
e) Waterfall Starts - All running events are run in heats EXCEPT for the following: 800M Run and 1600M Run for all divisions, 400M in Division 3 only. Each of these events will begin with a waterfall start and likely will combine girls and boys in both divisions and separate the times per gender accordingly.
f) Field Events (Shot Put, Long Jump, and Turbo Javelin) will be contested in flights. Athletes who must leave for another event may do so and complete their attempts later only with the prior approval of the event judge. It is advised that athletes report to the field event judge as soon as we make first call of their event, check in for their Division giving their name, school, division, and bib number, and notify the field judge that they will be competing in a track event and will return later to perform their jumps/throws. Contestants who leave a field event without approval from the field judge will be declared finished and not allowed any more attempts. Contestants who do not report to field event by final call will also be disqualified. Because of these rules, please have all of your athletes, coaches, and spectators paying close attention to our field events’ first, second and third calls so we can avoid athlete DQ and the field events run as smooth as possible.
g) Automatic Timing & Live Results (live.athletic.net) - All FIYA meets are conducted with automatic timing. Results at the meet may be viewed on athletic.live (you may share this link with participants, families, and spectators to see immediate scores and times as they’re posted during the meet). Upon conclusion of the track meet, track coaches -- not spectators or athletes -- may review unofficial results posted on athletic.live and issue a formal written complaint or inquiry by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 pm noon on the second day after the track meet. Written complaints or inquiries after the deadline will not impact the results of the track meet.
h) Behavior / Uniforms - No spikes of any kind or shoes made to take spikes will be allowed. Any athlete wearing illegal shoes in any competition will be immediately disqualified from the meet. PLEASE NO PACING BY FELLOW ATHLETES OR COACHES. No jewelry of any kind – necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, etc. - may be worn. Please have your athletes prepared for all of these rules ahead of time so there are no delays in the meet program to remove jewelry or spikes. As courtesy to our host venues, we as that you please pick up after yourselves and your spectators in the stands, and obey the rule that there is NO FOOD OR DRINKS ON THE TRACK/FIELD. Only water is allowed.
i) Fees - there are two fees: The athlete fee is $12.50 per athlete per meet for nonmember schools and $10 per athlete per meet for member schools. (If your school has completed a membership fee on our registration page for $100 for the 2017-18 school year for $100 then your school is a member school.) In addition, our track meets have an adult spectator fee of $5 per adult per meet. An adult is anyone 18 years of age or over. For the athletes, by registering them online, we will have a bib number for them. You only pay for the bib numbers pre-registered. This means that you cannot add bib numbers on the day of the meet and it means you cannot get refunds for unused bib numbers.
FIYA Track and Field meets consist of six divisions:
(1) Division 1 Boys (4) Division 1 Girls
(2) Division 2 Boys (5) Division 2 Girls
(3) Division 3 Boys (6) Division 3 Girls
*Division 1 is for 8th grade and below
*Division 2 is for 6th grade and below
*Division 3 is for 4th grade and below
AWARDS & SCORING
5th Place - 1 point
4th Place - 2 points
3rd Place - 3 points
2nd Place - 4 points
1st Place - 5 points