AEF Supports Middle School Track & Field
AEF supports after school track and field events, including the 1600 meter run, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 800 meter run, 4 X 100 meter relay, 4 X 400 meter relay, Running Long Jump and the Shot Put.
|Academy of Alameda|
|Lincoln Middle School|
|Wood Middle School|
Please download, fill out, sign and return the following forms as needed:
2013 Middle School Track
|Wed., April 24||College of Alameda*||3:30||All Comers (Running Events)|
|Thu., April 25||Encinal High School||3:30||All Comers (Field Events)|
|Wed., May 8||College of Alameda*||3:30||All Comers (Running Events)|
|Thu., May 9||Encinal High School||3:30||All Comers (Field Events)|
|Tue., May 28||Encinal High School||3:30||Championships (Field Events)|
|Wed., May 29||College of Alameda*||3:30||Championships (Running Events)|
*Note: There is a parking fee at College of Alameda.
College of Alameda: 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway (formerly Atlantic Ave), Alameda
Encinal High School: 210 Central Avenue, Alameda
- Track Events (in meet order)
○ 1600 meter run
○ 200 meter dash
○ 400 meter dash
○ 100 meter dash
○ 800 meter run
○ 4 x 100 meter relay
○ 4 x 400 meter relay
- Field Events (run simultaneously)
○ Running long jump
○ Shot Put (8 pounds for boys/6 pounds for girls)
- General Rules
○ All track and field events are open to boys and girls in 6th – 8th grade at all Alameda public middle schools.
○ All athletes must participate as part of a school site-based team.
○ All athletes must be verified as eligible according to the standards established by the Alameda Education Foundation.
○ Running and field events will have the following divisions: 6th grade girls, 6th grade boys, 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, 8th grade girls, 8th grade boys. Events may be combined as space allows, but will be recorded separately.
○ Each participant is limited to 4 events. If a participant is eliminated in one event, that event is still counted in the 4 events. Participants may do two running events, 1 field event and 1 relay; or 2 field events, 1 running event and 1 relay. A student may not complete in more than 2 individual running events.
○ Participants must wear shoes, but no spikes are allowed.
○ Uniforms (shirts with school name) are required for all meets.
○ No jewelry of any kind is allowed.
- Track Rules
○ All-Comers: Unlimited number of entrants per event, subject to the discretion of the Athletic Director.
○ Championships: 2 runners per school per division for the 200, 100, 400, 4 x 100, and 4 x 400. Five runners per division for the 800 and 1600 and field events. Entries to be determined by each school’s coach(es) and submitted prior to the Championships at a date established by the Athletic Director. A runner may compete at a higher grade level if there is an opening (e.g., a 7th grader may compete in the 8th grade division if that school does not have two 8th grade competitors in that event.).
○ 100, 200, 400 meter races: Runners will stay in lanes. 200 meter and 400 run will use a staggered start. For the 100 and 200, runners may be assisted at the start to prevent foot slippage.
○ 800 and 1600: Scratch start will be used with positions assigned.
○ 4 x 100 Relay: Staggered start will be used and runners will stay in assigned lanes. A runner may run up to complete a relay team (e.g. a 7th grader may run on an 8th grade team). Runners may be assisted at the start to prevent foot slippage.
○ 4 x 400 Relay: Staggered start will be used. The first lap will be completed in lanes. After the hand-off, the runners may move to the inside lane but may not interfere with the inside runners. A runner may run up to complete a relay team (e.g. a 7th grader may run on an 8th grade team).
- Field Rules
○ Unlimited entries per field event for All-Comers, subject to the discretion of the Athletic Director.
○ Each school may enter 5 athletes per division for the Championships
○ Running Long Jump: Each participant is allowed a total of three jumps (one per round). All legal jumps will be recorded with the longest jump counted. In the case of a tie, the participant’s second longest jump will determine placement. Each jump will be measured to the nearest ½ inch.
○ Shot Put: Each participant is allowed a total of three puts (one per round). All legal puts will be recorded, while the longest put will be counted. In the case of a tie, the participant’s second longest put will determine placement. Each put will be measured to the nearest ½ inch. Putters must exit from the rear of the ring.
○ Individual division awards will be given for the Championships, 1st – 3rd place. There are no team awards.
- Meet Officials
○ All schools must have an administrator or designee in attendance to help with supervision.
○ Each school will provide a minimum of 6 volunteers per meet.
○ The starter and head timer will be arranged by the Athletic Director
- Equipment: Each team will be responsible for bringing their own team equipment for practice and warm-ups, but AEF will provide equipment for the competitions.