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The DCG Track Club meet schedule is provided below. Meets are designated as USA Track & Field (USATF), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) or Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships (LHIKTC) sanctioned. Rules regarding age divisions, event limits, etc differ based on the designation. Additional details are provided below. Coaches will attend meets designated with an asterisk, but athletes may attend other meets independently.

Most meets allow for day of registration prior to the start of the meet. Parents are responsible for registering their child at such meets. A few meets require pre-registration. Coaches are responsible for registering athletes at such meets.

Most meets follow a rolling schedule such that each event is started immediately after the previous event is completed. Coaches cannot provide an accurate event start time based on the nature of the rolling schedule. Parents/Athletes are responsible for event check-in and should remain attentive for event calls.

Parents are responsible for athlete supervision at all times. Parents are responsible for providing alternative supervision for their child provided a parent cannot attend a meet. Coaches are not responsible for supervision.

2018 Meet Schedule
Coaches will attend meets designated with an asterisk.
04/20/18 (Friday) *
DCG Track Club (Grimes, IA)
USATF Meet
04/24/18 (Tuesday) *
Grand Blue Mile (Des Moines, IA)
Road Race
05/04/18 (Friday) *
Ankeny Parks & Rec Ages 9-14 (Ankeny, IA)
LHIKTC Meet
05/06/18 (Sunday) 
Iowa Speed Track Club (Iowa City, IA)
USATF Meet
05/12/18 (Saturday) *
Excaliburs Track Club (Waukee, IA)
USATF Meet
05/24/18 (Thursday) *
Johnston Track Club (Johnston, IA)
Relay Events Only (No Individual Running or Field Events)
USATF Meet
05/27/18 (Sunday)
Cedar Rapids Track Club (Cedar Rapids, IA)
USATF Meet
06/02/18 (Saturday) - Cancelled
Des Moines Youth Track Club (Des Moines, IA)
USATF Meet
06/03/18 (Sunday) *
Johnston Track Club (Johnston, IA)
USATF Meet
06/09/18 (Saturday)
LHIKTC State Meet (Marshalltown, IA)
Qualifiers from LHIKTC Ankeny Meet Only
06/16/18-06/17/18 *
USATF State Meet (Ames, IA)
USATF Membership Required
06/28/18-07/01/18
AAU Regional Meet (Indianola, IA)
AAU Membership Required
07/05/18-07/08/18
USATF Regional Meet (Ames, IA)
Qualifiers from USATF State Meet Only
07/23/18-07/29/18
USATF National Meet (Greensboro, NC)
Qualifiers from USATF Regional Meet Only
07/28/18-08/04/18
AAU National Meet (Des Moines, IA)
Qualifiers from AAU Regional Meet Only

 

USA Track & Field (USATF)

USATF rules require athletes to compete in age divisions based on birth year. Athletes in the 8U, 9-10 and 11-12 age divisions may compete in three events. Athletes in the 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 age divisions may compete in four events.

An individual USATF membership is not required to compete in regular seasons meets. However, an individual USATF membership is required to compete in the state meet. Parents are responsible for completing the online registration and paying the associated $20 registration fee to obtain an individual USATF membership for those athletes competing in the state meet. Remember to enter our USATF club code (40-2023) to associate your membership with our club. Please click here for additional details.

Age Division Birth Year
SA: 8 and Under 2010+
A: 9-10 2008-2009
B: 11-12 2006-2007
C: 13-14 2004-2005
D: 15-16 2002-2003
E: 17-18 2000-2001
   
Running Events * Eligible Age Divisions
1500m Racewalk A, B
3000m Racewalk C
3000m Run B, C
100m Dash Prelims SA, A, B, C
200m Hurdles C
4x800m Relay B, C
400m Dash SA, A, B, C
80m/100m Hurdles B, C
200m Dash SA, A, B, C
800m Run SA, A, B, C
100m Dash Finals SA, A, B, C
4x100m Relay SA, A, B, C
1500m Run SA, A, B, C
4x400m Relay SA, A, B, C
   
Field Events Eligible Age Divisions
Long Jump SA, A, B, C
Triple Jump C
High Jump A, B, C
Shot Put SA, A, B, C
Discus B, C
Turbo Javelin SA, A, B
Javelin C

* Running events listed in typical USATF meet order.

 

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)

AAU rules require athletes to compete in age divisions based on birth year. Athletes in the 8U, 9, 10, 11 and 12 age divisions may compete in three events. Athletes in the 13, 14, 15-16 and 17-18 age divisions may compete in four events.

An individual AAU membership is required to compete in the state meet. Parents are responsible for completing the online registration and paying the associated $14 registration fee to obtain an individual AAU membership for those athletes competing in the state meet. Remember to enter our AAU club code (WY5WFT) to associate your membership with our club. Please click here for additional details.

Age Division Birth Year
8 and Under 2010+
9 2009
10 2008
11 2007
12 2006
13 2005
14 2004
15-16 2002-2003
17-18 2000-2001
   
Running Events Eligible Age Divisions
100m Dash 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
80m Hurdles 11, 12
100m Hurdles 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
110m Hurdles 15-16, 17-18
200m Dash 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
200m Hurdles 13, 14
400m Dash 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
400m Hurdles 15-16, 17-18
800m Run 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
1500m Run 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
1500m Racewalk 9, 10, 11, 12
3000m Run 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
3000m Racewalk 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
4x100 Relay 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
4x400 Relay 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
4x800 Relay 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
   
Field Events Eligible Age Divisions
Long Jump 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
Triple Jump 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
High Jump 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
Pole Vault 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
Shot Put 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
Discus 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18
Turbo Javelin 8U, 9, 10, 11, 12
Javelin 13, 14, 15-16, 17-18

 

Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships (LHIKTC)

LHIKTC rules require athletes to compete in age divisions based on birth year. Athletes may participate in three individual events. This may include two running events and one field event - or - one running event and two field events. Athletes cannot participate in three individual running events. The relay does not count as an individual running event and may be used as a fourth event.

Age Division Birth Year
9-10 2008-2009
11-12 2006-2007
13-14 2004-2005
   
Running Events Eligible Age Divisions
50m Dash 9-10
100m Dash 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
200m Dash 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
400m Dash 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
800m Run 11-12, 13-14
1600m Run 13-14
4x100m Relay 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
   
Field Events Eligible Age Divisions
Standing Long Jump 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Softball Throw 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

 

Grand Blue Mile

Please click here for additional details.