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Athletics Information

Entries

  • Entries for zone meets (and events that have direct entry to the College Sport Auckland Championships) must be submitted in EnterNOW by the entries closing date.
  • Schools may enter any number of athletes however, all athletes should have met the entry standards. In field events, any attempts that are not above (or close to) the entry standard may not be measured.
  • Athletes may participate in a maximum of:
    • 3 individual track events
    • 3 individual field events
    • 4 individual events in total (e.g. 3 track events and 1 field event)
  • Relays and events that have direct entry to the College Sport Auckland Championships are not included in an athlete’s maximum number of events.
  • The following events have direct entry to the College Sport Auckland Championships, but all athletes must have met the entry criteria:
    • 2000m Walk (Open Girls)
    • 3000m Walk (Open Boys)
    • 300m Hurdles (Junior, Intermediate & Senior Boys & Girls)
    • Hammer (Junior, Intermediate & Senior Boys & Girls)
    • Pole Vault (Open Boys & Girls)
    • 2000m Steeplechase (Junior, Intermediate & Senior Boys & Girls)
  • All Para athletes also have direct entry to the CSA Championships (100m, 200m, 400m, Discus, Shot Put & Long Jump) but they must have a provisional classification. For more information regarding entries for Para athletes, refer to Information for Para athletes.

Relays

  • Relay entries at zone meets must be submitted to the help desk on the day before 10.00am.
  • Athletes may run up in another age group (not down) but may only compete in one grade e.g. if they participate in the intermediate relay they can’t also compete in the senior relay.

Age Groups

  • Junior: U14 as at 1 January 2020
  • Intermediate: U16 as at 1 January 2020
  • Senior: U19 as at 1 January 2020

Team Management

  • All schools are to appoint a team manager irrespective of the number of students entered.

Duties

  • All schools must provide adequate adult and student officials at their zone meet and the College Sport Auckland Championships, as per the duty rosters on the College Sport Auckland website.
  • Any school that does not provide adequate officials for their zone meet and the College Sport Auckland Championships will be charged $200.00 per meet on top of their entry fees.

Advancement

  • Track:
    • At zone meets for 100m & 200m, advancement is based on time. The fastest 8 will advance to the finals.
    • At the College Sport Auckland Championships for 100m & 200m, advancement from semi-finals to finals will be according to IAAF Rules – the first three athletes across the line, then the next two fastest from both semi-finals will qualify for the final.
    • 300m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, hurdles & relays will be timed finals.
  • Discus, Shot, Javelin, Long Jump, Triple Jump:
    • Each athlete has 3 attempts, top 6 to get one further attempt.
    • All attempts count for placings.
  • High Jump:
    • Each athlete has a maximum of 3 attempts at any given height.
    • After three consecutive failures, an athlete will be eliminated from the competition.

Qualification for the College Sport Auckland Championships

  • Individual Events (except for hurdles):
    • Two athletes per zone will automatically qualify for the College Sport Auckland Championships. The remaining eight places will be decided by selection panel through dispensation and next best qualifiers over all other zones. A maximum of two reserves may be named.
  • Hurdles:
    • One athlete per zone (Central East, Central West & Counties Manukau) will automatically qualify for the CSA Championships. The remaining five places will be decided by selection panel through dispensation and next best qualifiers over all other zones. A maximum of two reserves may be named.
  • Relays:
    • One team per zone will automatically qualify for the College Sport Auckland Championships. The remaining four places will be based on the next fastest times over all zones. One reserve team may be named. Relay teams that qualify for the College Sport Auckland Championships do not have to have the same team members in it that ran at zones.
  • Dispensation:
    • Athletes must compete at a zone meet to qualify for the College Sport Auckland Championships.
    • If an athlete is unable to attend their zone meet, their school may apply for dispensation for the athlete to compete at another zone meet. Athletes competing out of zone cannot automatically qualify for the College Sport Auckland Championships, but they will be considered with the ‘next best qualifiers’.
    • Dispensation applications for students who could not compete at any zone meet will only be considered in reasonable and unavoidable circumstances. Applicants could miss selection if spaces are restricted.
  • Confirming Qualifiers:
    • Zone results will be available on the College Sport Auckland website shortly after each zone meet for schools to check their automatic qualifiers. The selection panel will meet after the final zone meet to discuss dispensation requests and confirm all qualifiers and reserves.
    • If any automatic qualifiers do not wish to compete at the College Sport Auckland Championships, the school must notify College Sport Auckland by email ASAP. Schools must confirm all their qualifiers with College Sport Auckland by Tuesday 17 March at the latest.

 

School Zones & Uniforms 2020

Dispensation Application Form 2020