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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.

 

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 2012+
A: 9-10 2010-2011
B: 11-12 2008-2009
C: 13-14 2006-2007
D: 15-16 2004-2005
E: 17-18 2002-2003
   
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 2012+
9 2011
10 2010
11 2009
12 2008
13 2007
14 2006
15-16 2004-2005
17-18 2002-2003
   
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 2010-2011
11-12 2008-2009
13-14 2006-2007
   
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

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