The Limestone Elementary School Athletics Association is the committee responsible for the
 inter-school sports programs in the Limestone   District School Board. This  page is intended
to make available to all elementary schools in the Limestone District information pertaining to
 all  inter-school sports in the district. For more information  on the organization and structure
 of LESAA please refer to the LESAA constitution.   Meet and tournament information, rules and
 regulations regarding the various events,  dates for events, news updates, district tournaments
 (divisions, dates, locations, conveners, results), as well as any other pertinent information
 for all sports will be available through this page.

 

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LIMESTONE DISTRICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION (LESAA)
TRACK & FIELD MEET


GENERAL INFORMATION

NOTE: The information presented here is for the Limestone District (LESSA) meet. This will differ from regional meets especially in

  • setting up heats and timed finals (since the times for the LESSA track and field meets are known and they can be seeded properly)
  • selection of competitors for the 100 m and 200 m finals (the numbers of heats for these at the LESSA meets are always the same while they will differ in each regional meet according to the number of schools)

EVENTS AND AGE CATEGORIES

  • MIDGET BOYS AND GIRLS:
    • 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500 m, 4x100 m relay,
      shot put, long jump, triple jump, high jump
  • BANTAM BOYS AND GIRLS:
    • 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,4x100m relay,
      long jump, triple jump, high jump
  • ATOM BOYS AND GIRLS:
    • 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,4x100m relay, long jump, triple jump, high jump
  • SPECIAL EVENTS:
    • girls 3000m - OPEN
    • boys 3000m - OPEN

AGE CATEGORIES:

All competitors are expected to compete in their own age category. However competitors who choose
to move up to a higher age category will be classified as being in that category FOR ALL EVENTS (including relays)
.
A competitor will be DISQUALIFIED for competing in ANY lower age category.

NUMBER OF ENTRANTS PER EVENT FOR DISTRICT MEET:

  • Each region is entitled to send:

    • FIVE entrants in each INDIVIDUAL track AND field event advance from each region EXCEPT for the region that has the first meet of the year - they will send four competitors

    • TWO relay teams PER AGE CLASS in the 4 x 100m relay

    • only ONE relay team from a school may advance in each age/sex region

    POINT OF EMPHASIS FOR DISTANCE EVENTS:

Coaches are reminded of the importance of athletes being PROPERLY CONDITIONED for all events but especially the 800m, 1500m, and 3000m.

NUMBER OF EVENTS PER ATHLETE:

An athlete may enter a maximum of THREE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS and TWO RELAYS. The events may be 3 track OR 3 field or any combination thereof..

AWARDS:

  • Ribbons will be awarded to the top 8 competitors in a final event.
  • Individual points will be awarded on a 7-5-3-1 basis.
  • Individual points will be awarded for all INDIVIDUAL EVENTS including the 3000m OPEN EVENTS. No points are awarded for 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
  • Medals will be awarded to the top competitor IN EACH AGE CATEGORY. If a tie exists BOTH COMPETITORS will receive the same medal. This will NOT eliminate medals in the remaining categories. This means that it is possible to have multiple medal winners for 1st, 2nd and 3rd .

SPECTATORS :

Competitors who participated in the regional meets ARE WELCOME to attend the county meet (reward?) at the discretion of the school principal. All other students are NOT TO ATTEND.

TRACK INFORMATION:

  1. In any race a competitor is not allowed to receive assistance in any form (pacing, lap times, etc) from any non-officials unless they are in the stands. This applies to coaches and spectators . One warning will be given to the coach of the school involved. Any further assistance given to that competitor OR ANY OTHER COMPETITOR FROM THAT SCHOOL will result in disqualification of the competitor involved.
  2. For ALL lane races (100m, 200m, 400m, 4 x 100m relay) runners will be SEEDED as follows :
    a) In the 100m and 200m heats all runners will be ranked according to the times in their regional meets. The runners will be placed in lanes according to their ranking as follows:
Lane 1 2 3 4 5 6
Heat 1 15 9 3 4 10 16
Heat 2 14 8 2 5 11 17
Heat 3 13 7 1 6 12 18

b) In the 400m timed finals all runners will be rank according to times from the regional meets with the 8 fastest times in the 3rd timed final, the next 8 fastest times in 2nd timed final and the remainder in the 1st timed final. The runners in each timed final should be seeded according to the chart below.

Lane 1 2 3 4 5 6
Place 5 3 1 2 4 6

c) In the 800m the FIRST and SECOND place competitor from each region will run in 1st timed final and the THIRD and FOURTH place competitor will run in 2nd timed final. The curve will be used to start the 800m.

3. The start of the 1500m is at the end of the first 100m (corner). There will be no staggered start as this races is NOT RUN IN LANES.

4. The 3000m is started in the same place as the 200m. Again the curve used as the race is not run in lanes.

5. In the FINAL for the 100m AND 200m the top 2 from each heat plus the next 2 best times advance to the finals. (This may be different in regional meets where there is more or less than 3 heats.). In the 100m and 200m finals, the competitors will be seeded as in 2 (b) above.

FIELD EVENTS:

  1. TRACK EVENTS TAKE PRECEDENT OVER FIELD EVENTS. A competitor who is called for a track and a field event AT THE SAME TIME should report to the official of the field event and inform him that he/she is to participate in a track event. In order that all competitors get a chance to complete their field events, he/she will be allowed to return and complete their jumps/throw. In the HIGH JUMP the bar CANNOT BE LOWERED and any competitor returning from a track event MUST TAKE HIS OR HER JUMPS AT THE CURRENT HEIGHT OF THE BAR It will be up to the convener to determine if a competitor has taken an unreasonable amount of time.
  2.  In the shot put, triple jump and long jump after three attempts the TOP EIGHT COMPETITORS will be given a further three attempts. The placing will be decided on THE BEST OVERALL RESULTS (i.e. -.the best of the six attempts).
  3.  For the shot put, triple jump and long jump TIES ARE BROKEN by examining the SECOND BEST ATTEMPTS. If this fails to break the tie use the THIRD BEST ATTEMPTS. etc.
  4. High Jump Starting Heights:
    • Midget Boys    - 130 cm starting height - 140 cm for second round then 5 cm or 2 cm for subsequent round at the discretion of the of the meet official
    • Midget Girls    - 1.25 cm starting height - 1.30 cm for second round then 5 cm or 2 cm 2 cm for subsequent round at the discretion of the of the meet official
    • Bantam Girls and Boys - 105 cm starting height - 5 cm to 130 cm - then at the discretion of the meet official
    • Atom Girls and Boys - - 95 cm starting height - 5 cm to 1.25 cm - then at the discretion of the meet official
  5. TIES IN THE HIGH JUMP will be decided as follows:

    a) The competitor with the lowest number of jumps at which the ties occurred shall be awarded the higher place.

    b) If a tie still exists the competitor with the lowest number of misses THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITION up to and including the last height cleared shall be awarded the higher standing.

    c) If the tie still remains after (b) AND concerns FIRST place the following procedure shall apply.- the competitors involved get ONE more jump at the height at which they failed.- the height of the bar will be lowered or raised to heights announced by the Chief Judge. This will continue until the tie is broken.- competitors shall-jump in the same order as in the competition proper-jump EACH TIME THE BAR IS ALTERED

    d) If the tie concerns any other place than first place, the competitors shall be awarded the same placing in the competition.

  6. FOR HIGH JUMP, TRIPLE JUMP AND LONG JUMP:

    a) Before the event starts practice runs will be allowed.

    b) A practice run up will be allowed during competition to a maximum of THREE.

    c) In high jump, three refusals at any height will constitute a miss.

RELAYS:

a) GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Two relay teams may be entered from each region - only ONE team from a school may advance in each age/sex region.
  • All relay teams are to be composed of students attending the school the relay team represents. Two or more schools may NOT COMBINE to form one team,
  • If a baton is dropped in any relay the runner who is carrying the baton IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN PICK IT UP AND the runner may then CONTINUE THE RACE provided they have not interfered with another runner.
  • runners MUST STAY IN THEIR LANES even AFTER THE BATON IS PASSED. Any interference with runners in other lanes will result in a TEAM DISQUALIFICATION.

b) 4 x 100m RELAY:

  • there are three exchange zones.
  • the exchange zones are 20m in length.
  • the passing of the baton must be complete before the baton crosses the end of the exchange zone.
  • proceeding each exchange zone is an acceleration zone. This is to let the outgoing runner build up speed BEFORE THE EXCHANGE. A DISQUALIFICATION will result if the baton is passed in this area.
  •  at each exchange zone is a judge who will answer any questions prior to the start of the race.

 


Last revised: April 11, 2016.
 
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