Meet Rules


    Except as defined below, it is the intention of the Meet Coordinators that the MSBSD Elementary track meet conforms to the USTAF rules for youth track and field events.

    • Participants must be registered for their events. 
    • Participants need to wear their assigned bibs during the competition.
    • All events are divided into grade and gender groups for competition. 
    • Spikes or cleats (including rubber cleats) are not allowed in any event. This rule is for the safety of all runners. 
    • Each participant may be registered in 4 events total, including individual runs, relays, and field events.
    • All events except high jump may have an unlimited number of participants. Teams will be limited to six jumpers per high jump event. 
    • If - due to absence or injury - a relay team is missing enough members to compete, a runner with 4 registered events can substitute for that team. Each runner can only substitute once.
    • If a relay team must make use of mixed gender and/or grade participants, the team will compete at the highest grade level (5th) and in the boys' events.
    • For all running events, only the times of the top 8 finishers will be recorded and reported. In races with more participants, coaches who want their runners' times will need to capture those on their own.

Elementary Track & Field Events

Last Modified on April 7, 2024