Note: Athletes in the Niagara Junior Olympic 15-18 division will compete with the Open and Masters athletes during the morning session. In events where the rules differ for Open and Youth athletes (110m hurdles, Discus (men), and Shot Put (men)) the youth athletes may choose whether they to compete in the Open or Youth (Junior Olympic) division. They can also choose to enter and compete in both - once using the open implement and then again using the youth implement).
This meet will also serve as the regional qualifier for the 2nd Annual Empire State Classic to be held Sunday, July 31, 2022. The Empire State Classic will be a scoring meet between the four USATF Associations of New York State. All athletes entered in this meet will be eligible to qualify for this championship.
Empire State Classic Advancement:
All Niagara Association athletes aged 15 and older finishing in the top three at the Association meet are eligible to compete in the Empire State Classic, Sunday July 31, 2022 at SUNY Cortland. Youth (ages 15-18) and Masters) must qualify with Open implements/heights (i.e.- 16# shot, 2Kg discus, 42” HH).
If a qualifying athlete elects not to participate in the Empire State Classic that spot will be offered to the #4, #5, etc. athlete until the spot is filled.
Entry Fees & Deadlines:
On-time (by June 22 at 11:59 am)
8 am - Registration/check-in opens; implement inspection station opens
9 am - track events start
9:30 am - field events start
Competition Bib Numbers: All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition and on the front on their jerseys only (pole vaulters & high jumpers may wear bib on back of shirt). Bib numbers will be distributed at meet registration. USATF-Niagara club coaches can pick up bibs/packet at the registration tent day of meet only. Lost or forgotten bib numbers will result in a $25.00 replacement fee for each number replaced.
Seeding for track events: Athletes will report to the clerk of course when their running event is called. Athletes will be expected to run in their lane and heat as directed by the clerk of the course.
Seeding for field events: Field event athletes will report directly to the head field event judge when the field event is called. Athletes will be expected to compete in order and flight as directed by the chief official.
Excusal from field event: If an athlete must be excused from a field event to participate in another event, they will have no more than 15 minutes to return to the field event. Athletes should work with the officials at both events to have as smooth of a transition as possible. Failure to follow these instructions may result in lost opportunities to compete. High jump and pole vault bars will not be lowered.
Protests: Protest forms and a $50 protest fee must be submitted to the Protest Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after event has concluded. The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.
Awards: Niagara Association medals will be presented to the top 1-2-3 places in the respective age divisions.
Event Results: During competition, event results will be posted behind the under the stadium. In addition live event results may be available from www.live.yentiming.com.
Facility: Nazareth College has an 8-lane track with an all-weather surface. Spikes (1/4”) may be used for the track, runways and High Jump apron. There are two horizontal jump runways. The board is 8’ from the pit in the long jump. The throwing complex has brushed concrete circles. The javelin is thrown from a grass runway and 1” spikes are OK