WIAA State Track Meet Qualifying Guidelines, Procedures

Stevens Point (OnFocus) – WIAA State Track Meet Qualifying procedures:

TOURNAMENT PROCEDURE
Note: Tournament structure, including but not limited to seeding, divisional placement, levels of competition, dates and game sites may change due
to Covid-19.
1. ASSIGNMENT OF SCHOOLS WILL BE ON A GEOGRAPHICAL BASIS IN THREE DIVISIONS (1-2-3).
a. The largest 128 member schools sponsoring track and field will be Division 1. The next largest 136 schools are Division 2 and the remaining
schools will be Division 3.
b. When one-gender schools create a discrepancy between the gender totals for a division, the gender with the greatest number of schools
shall determine the cutoff.
c. Cooperative teams are placed into divisional competition on the basis of the combined enrollment of the schools involved.
d. Schools may be allowed to play up one division in any sport (except football) from where its enrollment would otherwise place it if an application is submitted prior to June 1. This will not cause other schools to be displaced.
Note: Current rule was implemented with a sunset clause requiring two years of data collection and will remain in place through the 2022 season. Any potential adjustments to divisional placement will be brought to the WIAA in Fall 2021 for implemetation in the 2023 season.
2. THE TOURNAMENT PLAN – LEVELS OF COMPETITION, DATES, QUALIFYING, AND SITES – IS AS FOLLOWS:
Note: In the event scheduled classes are interrupted or terminated due to infectious/communicable disease, refer to WIAA Bylaws, Article II,
Section 6-A. (p. 28) of WIAA Senior High Handbook.
a. Regionals
(1) Schools are assigned to one of 48 regionals, which will be held on Monday, June 14.
(2) Assignments of teams to tournaments and host schools for those tournaments will be posted on the WIAA website.
b. Sectionals
(1) There will be eight sectionals in Division 1 and four sectionals each in Divisions 2 and 3, which will be held on Thursday, June 17.
(2) The first four finishers in each event from each regional shall qualify for sectional competition.
c. State Meet
(1) The State Meet will be held on Friday-Saturday, June 25-26 at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse.
(2) The Friday sessions will be conducted with Division 1 first in even numbered years and Divisions 2 and 3 first in odd numbered years.
(3) Participating in the State Meet will be:
(a) In Division 1 the first three finishers in each event from each sectional.
(b) In Divisions 2 and 3 the first four finishers in each event from each sectional.
(c) Individuals and relay teams whose performances in sectionals rank among the eight best of all sectional performances, including
the first three sectional finishers (Division 1) and the first four sectional finishers (Divisions 2 & 3).
(d) Performances of Group II field events (discus throw, long jump, shot put, and triple jump) may be from preliminaries or finals.
(4) The WIAA will release the extra qualifying standards the day after sectionals are completed.
3. RULES GOVERNING COMPETITION
All specifications of Numbers 8 and 15 under SEASON REGULATIONS (pages 48-50) will apply with these exceptions and additions:
Athletes who are ineligible during the WIAA Tournament (for any reason) may not appear in uniform, participate in warm-ups, and may not participate in the awards ceremony at the WIAA Tournament. Exception: An injured athlete will be allowed to participate in the awards ceremony
provided he/she is included in the roster allotment for that game.
ADDITIONS
a. A school may not compete in the tournament program if it has participated in more than 20 meets.
b. A school must participate in a minimum of four meets in order to be eligible for tournament competition. Note: The minimum meet requirement is waived for 2020-21.
c. There will be competition only in the 18 official events specified in the Season Regulations (page 48).
d. A school may enter a maximum of:
(1) One entry in each relay event.
(2) 28 individual event entries.
(3) There is a maximum limit of three in any individual event.
(4) A school not using all eligible entries may not fill these spots after the Friday (June 11) entry form deadline.
e. A student may enter a maximum of four events, but in no more than three running or three field events. Being listed as a substitute on a
relay team(s) counts as an event.
f. Entry Forms
(1) Schools will make their entries on-line.
(2) Entries must be made NO later than 8:00 a.m., Friday, prior to the regionals (June 11).
(3) Schools submitting forms after the deadline date or time will be permitted to compete, but will not receive consideration for seeds,
lanes, heats, sections, etc.
(4) Omitted entries may be added to the regional entry list with approval of the WIAA office. The deadline for adding omitted athletes or
relay teams is the conclusion of the coaches meeting, which is conducted at the regional site prior to the start of the meet. The added
athlete(s)/relay team(s) will not be seeded. The penalty will be loss of per diem for each athlete advancing to the State meet and a letter
of reprimand to the school. The following criteria would apply:
(a) 28 individual entries has not been met.
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(b) Cannot replace a previously entered athlete.
(c) Relay team was omitted.
(d) Athletes may not be switched from one event to another with the exception of the girls 100/100H.
(5) After the Friday (June 11) 8:00 a.m. entry form deadline, tournament managers must scratch any individual who is entered incorrectly
(i.e., more than four total events, more than three running events, etc.). Tournament managers should attempt to contact the
coach/school to discuss the entry problem prior to automatically scratching a competitor.
(6) The event that will be scratched is the one that exceeds the allowed maximum following the published order of events.
Example: John Smith is entered in the long jump, triple jump, 100 meter dash, 400 meter relay, and 200 meter dash. John Smith will
automatically be scratched from the 200 meter dash.
g. Meet managers have no authority to allow substitutions in individual events on the day of the regional meet except:
(1) If a coach presents a medical statement signed by a medical professional that a student cannot participate.
(2) If the WIAA approves a change.
(3) Individual(s) involved in substitutions will not be reseeded, but will assume the same section, heat, lane, and/or flight assignment of the
original entry(s).
h. Scratches are allowed the day of the meet, but no replacements are allowed except as indicated above.
(1) An individual may scratch from part of the meet without having to scratch from the entire meet.
(2) An individual who is already entered in an event(s) cannot scratch from one event to replace a student in another event.
i. Relays
(1) Schools must list individual names and a seed time on the Tournament Entry Form.
(2) A maximum of six students may be listed. The same listed individuals must be retained through the entire tournament series.
(regional/sectional/state)
(3) Additional relay substitution names, beyond the original six entered, may be added for injury, illness, or discipline. In order to add additional names, six athletes must have been listed on the original entry form. Additional substitutes will only be added with a signed medical excuse or disciplinary letter from the school’s athletic director, principal or superintendent/president. The substitution must be
approved by the WIAA office. This new substitute may not exceed four events from his/her original entry for regionals.
(4) Being listed as a relay team member counts as one of the four allowed events whether or not the student participates.
(5) Coaches have until the Clerk of Course checks in the teams to designate which listed runners will compete.
(6) Relay seed times should consist of the actual running times of the students listed, not the fastest season relay time. Coaches should
estimate if necessary.
j. There shall be NO ties in any event relating to qualifiers at a given regional or sectional, unless as indicated below.
(1) In the event the tie is in a running event there must be a run-off between the tied competitors. Ties in events with individual legs of 800
meters or longer will stand for qualifying positions for sectionals and State. Ties in field events must be broken by using the procedure
stipulated in the National Federation Track & Field Rules Book to break first place ties. Third place (Division 1) and fourth place (Divisions
2-3) sectional ties must also be broken because of sectional medals.
(2) The best original performance will be recorded and used for seeding or determining extra qualifiers when a jump-off/run-off is conducted.
Note: Any tie (other than first place) will be randomly seeded.
k. Meet managers will determine allowable footwear (spikes or flats) for all events.
l. Eight places will be scored in the total tournament series (regionals, sectionals, and State).
m. WIAA Tournament UAV Policy
The Board of Control has approved a policy for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones at outdoor WIAA State Tournament Series events. UAVs
are prohibited at all WIAA indoor tournaments. Drone operation requires a Remote Pilot Command license. Operators must also receive
written consent from the WIAA executive office at least 24 hours in advance, as well as approval of the host facility event management. The
complete policy for UAVs is located on page 52 of the Senior High Handbook. Contact the WIAA office with all requests to operate drones
at WIAA Tournament events.
4. REGIONAL AND SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT
a. Scheduling of Competition
(1) Host schools are asked to attempt to schedule their competition with regard for the normal school day. Competition should begin as
late as possible in the afternoon. All field events should begin 45 minutes before the running events, but no competition may
begin prior to 3 p.m.
Note: There have been problems in the past relative to regional meets falling on the same date as commencement exercises for some
schools. Host schools cannot be expected to make adjustments in their schedules because of commencement or any other conflict since so many schools are involved in a track & field meet.
(2) Regionals/Sectionals must be conducted on the scheduled date. Meet managers are authorized to make compensations for adverse
weather such as: (a) moving certain events indoors, (b) delaying competition as long as necessary and reasonable until later in the
day/evening, or (c) changing order of events (e.g., moving hurdles to later in program if in the best interest of safety). If meet managers feel weather conditions are life-threatening or injurious to participants, they may postpone competition to the next day. If the
meet or any portion of the meet is postponed to a later date, no extra qualifiers will advance from those events held on the alternate
date.
Note: When no host can be found and/or when multiple schools have expressed an interest to host, the WIAA has the final authority
from the Board of Control to determine the location, date, and time for a tournament series contest.
(3) All field events should occur simultaneously followed by the 3200 meter relay and if necessary, by trials in specified running events
(sprints and hurdles).
Field Events (should begin 45 minutes prior to the running events)
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Boys Pole Vault
Boys Triple Jump
Boys Discus
Girls High Jump
Girls Long Jump
Girls Shot Put
These events will be contested first, followed by the other gender when the event is completed. Wheelchair Shot Put competes with
the appropriate gender. If the facility has two field event venues (i.e. two pole vault pits) the genders are allowed to be contested simultaneously.
1600 Meter Coed Wheelchair
3200 Meter Relay (Girls)
3200 Meter Relay (Boys)
100 Meter Dash (Girls)
100 Meter Dash (Boys)
100 Meter High Hurdles (Girls)
110 Meter High Hurdles (Boys)
200 Meter Dash (Girls)
200 Meter Dash (Boys)
Break – 15 minutes (Regionals all divisions, sectionals Divisions 2 and 3)
30 minutes (Sectionals Division 1)
100 Meter High Hurdles (Girls)
110 Meter High Hurdles (Boys)
100 Meter Coed Wheelchair
100 Meter Dash (Girls)
100 Meter Dash (Boys)
1600 Meter Run (Girls)
1600 Meter Run (Boys)
800 Meter Relay (Girls)
800 Meter Relay (Boys)
400 Meter Coed Wheelchair
400 Meter Dash (Girls)
400 Meter Dash (Boys)
400 Meter Relay (Girls)
400 Meter Relay (Boys)
300 Meter Low Hurdles (Girls)
300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles (Boys)
800 Meter Run (Girls)
800 Meter Run (Boys)
800 Meter Coed Wheelchair
200 Meter Dash (Girls)
200 Meter Dash (Boys)
3200 Meter Run (Girls)
3200 Meter Run (Boys)
1600 Meter Relay (Girls)
1600 Meter Relay (Boys)
DIVISION 1 SECTIONAL SCHEDULE
Boys Triple Jump – 4:00
Girls Long Jump – 4:00
Boys Discus – 4:00
Girls Shot Put – 4:00
Boys & Girls High Jump – 4:00
Boys & Girls Pole Vault – 4:00
1600 Meter Coed Wheelchair – 4:30
3200 Meter Relay Girls – 4:45
3200 Meter Relay Boys – 5:00
Break of 30 Minutes
100 Meter High Hurdles Finals Girls – 5:40
110 Meter High Hurdles Finals Boys – 5:47
100 Meter Coed Wheelchair
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100 Meter Dash Finals Girls – 5:52
100 Meter Dash Finals Boys – 6:00
1600 Meter Run Girls – 6:05
1600 Meter Run Boys – 6:15
800 Meter Relay Girls – 6:25
800 Meter Relay Boys – 6:30
400 Meter Coed Wheelchair
400 Meter Dash Girls – 6:35
400 Meter Dash Boys – 6:40
400 Meter Relay Girls – 6:45
400 Meter Relay Boys – 6:50
300 Meter Low Hurdles Girls – 6:55
300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles Boys – 7:00
800 Meter Run Girls – 7:10
800 Meter Run Boys – 7:15
800 Meter Coed Wheelchair
200 Meter Dash Girls – 7:20
200 Meter Dash Boys – 7:25
3200 Meter Run Girls – 7:30
3200 Meter Run Boys – 7:45
1600 Meter Relay Girls – 8:00
1600 Meter Relay Boys – 8:10
b. Officials
(1) The WIAA will contract two officials (referee and starter) to officiate at each regional meet. If available three officials may be assigned
by the WIAA. The WIAA will contract four officials (meet referee, field referee and two starters) to officiate at each sectional.
(2) Officials will be paid:
(a) Officiating Fee – $85.
(b) Expenses
1) 45¢ per mile (round trip) for travel.
2) $12 meal allowance.
3) Officials shall travel together with mileage paid to one official. If officials choose to travel separately, the mileage for the longest
trip may be split between the officials.
c. Awards
Regional – Plaque to championship team.
Sectional –
(1) Plaque to championship team.
(2) Medals to first three individuals/relay teams (Division 1), first four individuals/relay teams (Division 2 and 3), plus other individuals/relay
teams among the eight best (including the first three finishers in Division 1 and the first four finishers in Divisions 2 and 3) of all sectionals
combined.
d. Finances
(1) Host School Allowance
A host school will not receive any allowances or reimbursements unless the Track & Field Tournament Reimbursement Form is completed and returned to the WIAA office within two weeks of the conclusion of the tournament.
Regionals –
(a) The school will receive $345 for meet expenses and $25 for purchasing shells for the starters.
(b) The meet manager will receive $130.
(c) The host school will pay the fees and expenses of three officials (referee and two starters, if three are available) and will be reimbursed when the financial form is submitted.
Sectionals –
(a) The school will receive $290 for meet expenses and $25 for purchasing shells for the starters.
(b) The meet manager will receive $115.
(c) The host school will pay the fees and expenses of four officials (meet referee, field referee and two starters) and will be reimbursed
when the financial form is submitted.
(2) Participating School Allowance – There is no allowance of any kind for participating schools.
(3) Ticket Prices – If admission is charged, the host school determines the price and keeps the revenue, but it cannot exceed the State Meet
price ($11).
(4) Admission Policy
(a) If admission is charged, only the following people will be allowed free admission:
1) The athletes actually competing.
2) Three additional individuals (coaches, managers, etc.).
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3) There is no provision for free admission for administrators or cheerleaders.
e. Additional Rules
(1) Tournament Information
Tournament managers should provide tournament information to the coaches of the assigned schools and WIAA licensed officials, which
includes the order of competition for the field events, a minimum of two weeks prior to the tournament date.
(2) Wheelchair Competition
(a) All track events should be coed whenever possible. Events are though, scored separately by gender.
(b) One division for all competitors.
(c) Optional participation at regionals.
(d) Required participation at sectionals with a legitimate mark recorded.
(e) All athletes with a legitimate mark will advance to State in their respective event(s).
(3) Jury of Appeals
Each tournament manager must appoint a Jury of Appeals consisting of the two contracted WIAA starters, meet manager, and a coach
of a boy’s team and a coach of a girl’s team not from the same school or host school. Adjustments will be necessary if only two WIAA
officials are assigned to a regional.
(a) The Meet Referee cannot be part of this committee.
(b) If anyone on the committee has his/her school involved with an appeal they must withdraw from that particular review.
(c) Alternate girls and boys coaches should be appointed in the event a coach must withdraw. (see b)
(d) The membership of this committee must be published and sent to all involved schools prior to the meet.
(e) This committee serves as the final board of appeals. Their responsibilities include:
1) Hearing and ruling on appeals of official’s decisions, including the decision to re-run (or not re-run), who is eligible, and when
it will occur.
2) This committee, however, has no authority to set aside, modify, or change defined WIAA tournament qualifying procedures or
National Federation Track & Field rules.
(f) The WIAA does not have the authority to change a Meet Referee or Jury of Appeals decision.
(g) The Meet Referee must assemble this committee prior to the start of the meet to review their responsibilities.
(h) Appeals may be verbal (not required to be written, Rule 3-5-2).
(4) Videotapes/Television Equipment
The use of videotapes or any other television equipment shall not be used by the meet manager or the Jury of Appeals to verify or
determine:
(a) Disqualifications
(b) Officiating Decisions
(5) Preventative Officiating
(a) The Clerk of Course and field event judges shall prior to the start of each race and field event enforce uniform, visible apparel, and
shoe regulations.
Note: Any tie (other than first place) will be randomly seeded.
(b) The final responsibility, however, still lies with the athlete and/or coach.
(6) Seeding of Regional and Sectional Events:
(a) Sectionals use actual regional performances in the running events (times) not regional places. For field events the actual performances and first place finishes are used to seed.
(b) Trials
1) Trials in the sprints and hurdles, if necessary, must be conducted at the beginning of the meet after the 3200 Meter Relays (girls
& boys), but separate from the finals in the following order:
100 Meter Dash (Girls)
100 Meter Dash (Boys)
100 Meter High Hurdles (Girls)
110 Meter High Hurdles (Boys)
200 Meter Dash (Girls)
200 Meter Dash (Boys)
2) Break: 15 minutes for Regionals (all divisions).
15 minutes for Division 2 and 3 Sectionals and 30 minutes for Division 1 Sectionals.
3) Heat leaders (fastest entries) must be determined for all of the above mentioned events.
Language regarding forming heats and runners from the same school has been removed from NFHS rule 5-6. The results of
running events are based upon head-to-head competition and all contestants should have the opportunity to compete in the
heat earned by the athlete’s place and/or qualifying times.
(c) Lane Assignments:
1) Heats will be set up in preliminaries (where applicable) and finals as outlined under Order of Events and Time Schedules.
Runners (relay teams) will be assigned to lanes on the basis of their seed times as follows:
Hurdles, 100, 200, 400, 400 Relay, 800 Relay
Six lane track – Fastest runner (relay team) in Lane 3, next fastest in Lane 4, next fastest in Lane 2, then Lane 5, 1, and 6, in
that order.
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Eight or nine lane track – Fastest runner (relay team) in Lane 4, next fastest in Lane 5, then Lane 3, 6, 2, 7, 1, 8, and 9.
2) 800, 1600, 3200, 1600 Relay, 3200 Relay
Fastest runner (relay team) in Lane 1, next fastest in Lane 2, etc.
3) A curved waterfall line for the start of the 1600 and 3200 meter runs is recommended.
4) Runners who have either visual or hearing impairments shall be given special consideration in assigning lanes.
5) For 100 meter wheelchair races, one lane should be left open between athletes. For all other wheelchair races, the lane assignments and seeding procedures will be the same as the procedures for able-bodied races.
(d) Sections
1) Sections must be conducted when more runners are entered than available lanes in the 300 meter hurdles, 400 meter relay,
400 meter dash, 800 meter relay, and 1600 meter relay.
2) Factors involved in determining the number of sections includes: a) number of entries, b) available lanes, and c) seed times.
3) Sections must be established on the basis of best times.
4) The assignments to sections shall consist of:
a) If more than one section is run the fast section should be filled provided there are at least three competitors or relay teams
in any additional section(s).
b) The slowest section(s) runs first.
5) The 3200 meter run should be conducted in one section. The girls’ 3200 meter run must be run first followed by the boys’ race.
6) The 1600 meter run must be conducted in two sections if there are more than 20 entries on a track of six lanes or less.
a) If two sections are run, half of the total number of runners must be assigned to each section. If an odd number the extra
runner is assigned to the fast section.
b) If the track facility has eight or more lanes, the 1600 meter run may be conducted in one section regardless of the number
of runners.
7) The 800 meter run and the 3200 meter relay shall be conducted as:
a) 6 lane track
[1] 9 runners/relay teams – 1 section
[2] 10 – 18 runners/relay teams – 2 sections
[3] 19 and above runners/relay teams – 3 sections
b) 8-9 lane track
[1] 10 runners/relay teams – 1 section
[2] 11 and above runners/relay teams – 2 sections
[3] 21 and above runners/relay teams – 3 sections
(e) NO SEMIFINALS will be conducted for any track events.
(f) Qualifying from preliminaries to finals will be the winner in each heat, plus the next fastest times from any heat until all available
lanes are filled with a maximum of nine. Field events advance nine regardless of the number of lanes on the track.
(g) Timing
1) Fully Automatic Timing (FAT)
a) FAT should be used for all sectional races
b) In case of system malfunction, when hand times are used they should be converted as per NFHS rule book conversion .24
for all races.
c) Regional sites may use FAT even if all sites that feed into the same sectional site do not use FAT.
d) It is recommended that a minimum of three manual timers be used for back-up.
e) FAT system shall remain fully operational until the meet has concluded and the 30 minute time allowed for appeals has
expired.
2) Hand Times
a) Times must be recorded in tenths of a second.
b) The recording of times in hundredths of a second may be used to eliminate ties to determine the next fastest times in
filling lanes from preliminaries to finals.
c) Tournament managers should secure sufficient meet personnel so timers and finish judges are different individuals.
d) Hand times from regionals will be converted by adding .24 for sectional seeding purposes.
(h) Field Events
1) Using performances listed on the team entry form, contestants having the poorest performances will be first and those having
the best performances will be last in order.
2) Meet managers are allowed to use the open pit/cafeteria style concept for competition in the long jump and triple jump events
for preliminaries only. Coed open pit may be used at facilities which have only one runway.
3) The “five active” continuing flight procedure must be used for all high jump and pole vault competition.
4) Athletes taking discus throws and shot put warm-ups are prohibited from taking more than two implements into the circle at
one time.
5) Field events must be measured and recorded in feet and inches.
a) Each legal trial must be measured and recorded immediately (including the discus throws).
b) Measurements for the long jump, shot put, and triple jump must be to the nearest lesser 1/4″.
c) Measurements for the discus throws must be recorded to the nearest lesser inch.
6) All field event implements must be weighed prior to the start of competition.
(i) Heights
1) The tournament manager will decide the starting height for both the high jump and pole vault. The starting heights shall be
determined by counting down using the performance of the eighth best athlete then subtracting two increments (4″ high jump
and 1′ pole vault).
2) High Jump
a) Starting height must be of an even numbered inch – 4’6 “, 4’8″, 4’10”, 5’0″, 5’2″, 5’4″, etc.
b) The bar must be raised two inches each time until six competitors remain. The bar thereafter will be raised one inch each
time.
3) Pole Vault
a) Starting height must be at 6″ or 12″ increments – 6’0″, 6’6″, 7’0″, 7’6″, etc. (girls) and 10’0″, 10’6″, 11’0″, 11’6″, etc.
(boys).
b) Bar must be raised six inches each time until six competitors remain. The bar thereafter will be raised three inches each
time.
4) Results must be reported in heights of 1″ multiples for high jump and 3″ multiples for pole vault. Other reported measurements
will not be acceptable and will be reduced to the lowest 1″ or 3″ intervals.
5. STATE TOURNAMENT
a. Scheduling of Competition
Thursday, June 24
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – All Divisions – Coaches may pick up team envelopes
Friday, June 25
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Division 1 – Coaches and athletes may check in implements (Discus and Shots), which will be used
in Friday’s competition
7:30 a.m. – Division 1 – Coaches may pick up team envelopes
8:30 a.m. – Stadium open for warm-ups. Divisions 2 and 3 coaches may pick up team envelopes
9:25 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
Division 1 Schedule
Field Events
9:30 a.m. – Shot Put – Coed Wheelchair (Shot Put #2)
9:30 a.m. – Discus – Girls (South Discus)
9:30 a.m. – High Jump – Boys (TBD)
9:30 a.m. – Long Jump – Boys (TBD)
9:30 a.m. – Triple Jump – Girls (TBD)
10:00 a.m. – Pole Vault – Girls (Middle)
11:00 a.m. – Shot Put – Boys (Shot Put #1)
Note: Warm-ups – (a) 45 minute break (30 minute break – shot put and discus) between groups, (b) the final 20 minutes (10 minutes – shot
put and discus) of the general warm-up are exclusively for athletes in the first flight, (c) 15 minutes of warm-ups between flights, and
(d) 10 minutes of warm-ups between trials and finals.
All Running Events Start At 9:30 a.m.
There is no precise time schedule. The competition will proceed as indicated in the order of events.
3200 Meter Relay – Girls
100/110 Meter High Hurdles – Girls/Boys
100 Meter Dash – Girls/Boys
1600 Meter Run – Boys
800 Meter Relay – Girls/Boys
400 Meter Dash – Girls/Boys
400 Meter Relay – Girls/Boys
300 Meter Hurdles – Girls/Boys
800 Meter Run – Boys
200 Meter Dash – Girls/Boys
3200 Meter Run – Girls
1600 Meter Relay – Girls/Boys
Divisions 2 & 3 Schedule
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Divisions 2 and 3 – Coaches and athletes may check in implements (Discus and Shots), which will
be used in Friday’s competition.
8:30 a.m. – Coaches may pick up team envelopes
2:00 p.m. – Stadium open for warm-ups
2:55 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
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FIELD EVENTS
3:00 p.m. – Discus – Division 3 Boys (South Discus)
Discus – Division 2 Boys begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 3 Boys (South Discus)
3:00 p.m. – High Jump – Division 2 Girls (West)
High Jump – Division 3 Girls (East)
3:00 p.m. – Long Jump – Division 3 Girls (TBD)
Long Jump – Division 2 Girls begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 3 Girls (TBD)
3:00 p.m. – Shot Put – Division 2 Girls (Shot Put #1)
Shot Put – Division 3 Girls begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 2 Girls (Shot Put #1)
3:00 p.m. – Triple Jump – Division 2 Boys (TBD)
Triple Jump – Division 3 Boys begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 2 Boys (TBD)
3:15 p.m. – Pole Vault – Division 2 Boys (Middle)
Pole Vault – Division 3 Boys (North or South)
Note: Warm-ups – (a) 45 minute break (30 minute break – shot put and discus) between groups, (b) the final 20 minutes (10 minutes – shot
put and discus) of the general warm-up are exclusively for athletes in the first flight, (c) 15 minutes of warm-ups between flights, and
(d) 10 minutes of warm-ups between trials and finals.
All Running Events Start At 3:00 p.m.
There is no precise time schedule. The competition will proceed as indicated in the order of events.
3200 Meter Relay – Divisions 3/2 Girls
100/110 Meter High Hurdles – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
100 Meter Dash – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
1600 Meter Run – Divisions 3/2 Boys
800 Meter Relay – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
400 Meter Dash – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
400 Meter Relay – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
300 Meter Hurdles – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
800 Meter Run – Divisions 3/2 Boys
200 Meter Dash – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
3200 Meter Run – Divisions 3/2 Girls
1600 Meter Relay – Divisions 3/2 Girls/Boys
Saturday, June 26
7:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Coaches and athletes may check in implements (Discus and Shots), which will be used in
Saturday’s competition
7:30 a.m. – Stadium open for warm-ups of wheelchair athletes (only)
8:00 a.m. – Coaches may pick up team envelopes
8:00 a.m. – Stadium open for warm-ups
9:55 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
FIELD EVENTS
9:30 a.m. – Discus – Division 3 Girls (South Discus)
Discus – Division 2 Girls begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 3 Girls (South Discus)
Discus – Division 1 Boys warm-up after completion of Division 2 Girls (South Discus).
10:00 a.m. – High Jump – Division 2 Boys (East)
High Jump – Division 3 Boys (West)
High Jump – Division 1 Girls begin warm-up immediately after completion of Divisions 2 & 3 Boys
10:00 a.m. – Long Jump – Division 1 Girls (Pit #1)
10:00 a.m. – Long Jump – Division 3 Boys (Pit #4)
Long Jump – Division 2 Boys begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 3 Boys (Pit #4)
10:00 a.m. – Pole Vault – Division 1 Boys (Middle)
10:00 a.m. – Pole Vault – Division 3 Girls (North or South)
Pole Vault – Division 2 Girls begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 3 Girls
10:00 a.m. – Shot Put – Division 1 Girls (Shot Put #1)
Shot Put – Division 3 Boys begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 1 Girls (Shot Put #1)
Shot Put – Division 2 Boys begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 3 Boys (Shot Put #1)
10:00 a.m. – Triple Jump – Division 1 Boys (Pit #2)
10:00 a.m. – Triple Jump – Division 2 Girls (Pit #3)
Triple Jump – Division 3 Girls begin warm-up immediately after completion of Division 2 Girls (Pit #3)
Note: Warm-ups – (a) 45 minute break (30 minute break – shot put and discus) between groups, (b) the final 20 minutes (10 minutes – shot
put and discus) of the general warm-up are exclusively for athletes in the first flight, (c) 15 minutes of warm-ups between flights, and
(d) 10 minutes of warm-ups between trials and finals.
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All Running Events Start At 10:00 a.m.
There is no precise time schedule. The competition will proceed as indicated in the order of events.
3200 Meter Relay (Boys)
100 Meter High Hurdles (Girls)
110 Meter High Hurdles (Boys)
100 Meter Coed Wheelchair
100 Meter Dash (Girls)
100 Meter Dash (Boys)
1600 Meter Coed Wheelchair
1600 Meter Run (Girls)
800 Meter Relay (Girls)
800 Meter Relay (Boys)
400 Meter Coed Wheelchair
400 Meter Dash (Girls)
400 Meter Dash (Boys)
400 Meter Relay (Girls)
400 Meter Relay (Boys)
300 Meter Low Hurdles (Girls)
300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles (Boys)
800 Meter Coed Wheelchair
800 Meter Run (Girls)
200 Meter Dash (Girls)
200 Meter Dash (Boys)
3200 Meter Run (Boys)
1600 Meter Relay (Girls)
1600 Meter Relay (Boys)
Note: (1) All finals on Saturday are to be in this order – Division 3, Division 2, then Division 1.
(2) If high temperatures and/or high humidity occurs, the WIAA with the advice of the State Meet medical personnel may revise the
track schedule to have the 3200 meter run be the last event on both Friday and Saturday.
(3) 1600 meter run for Division 1 will be run in two sections. In Divisions 2 and 3 there will be one section.
(4) 3200 meter run for all divisions will be run in one section (per division).
(5) 3200 meter relay for all divisions will be run in two sections with timed finals.
(6) 800 meter run for all divisions will be run in two sections, regardless of the number of athletes competing, with timed finals.
b. Additional Rules
(1) Jury of Appeals
A Jury of Appeals consisting of the WIAA meet manager, the field referee, a WIAA official, and a coach of a boy’s team and a coach of
a girl’s team not from the same school shall be appointed.
(a) The Meet Referee cannot be part of this committee.
(b) If anyone on the committee has his/her school involved with an appeal they must withdraw from that particular Jury of Appeals
review.
(c) The membership of this committee must be published and sent to all involved schools prior to the meet.
(d) This committee serves as the final board of appeals. Their responsibilities include:
1) Hearing and ruling on appeals of official’s decisions, including the decision to re-run (or not to re-run), who is eligible, and when
it will occur.
2) This committee, however, has no authority to set aside, modify, or change defined WIAA tournament qualifying procedures or
National Federation Track & Field rules.
(e) The WIAA does not have the authority to change a Meet Referee or Jury of Appeals decision.
(f) The Meet Referee must assemble this committee prior to the start of the meet to review their responsibilities.
(g) Appeals may be verbal (not required to be written, Rule 3-5-2)
(2) Videotapes/Television Equipment
The use of videotapes or any other television equipment shall not be used by the meet manager or the Jury of Appeals to verify or
determine:
(a) Disqualifications
(b) Officiating Decisions
(3) Preventative Officiating
(a) The Clerk of Course and field event judges shall prior to the start of each race and field event enforce uniform, visible apparel, and
shoe regulations.
(b) The final responsibility, however, still lies with the athlete and/or coach.
(c) Even if the Clerk or field event judge does not catch something prior to competition, if an athlete competes while wearing an illegal
uniform, shoes, or using illegal equipment, they will be disqualified.
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(4) Lane Assignments
Heats will be set up in preliminaries (where applicable) and finals as outlined under Order of Events and Time Schedules. Runners (relay
teams) will be assigned to lanes on the basis of their sectional times, not places, as follows:
(a) Hurdles, 100, 200, 400, 400 Relay, 800 Relay
Fastest runner (relay team) in Lane 5, next fastest in Lane 6, then Lane 4, 7, 3, 8, 2, 9, 1, and 10.
(b) 800 Run, 1600 Relay, 3200 Relay
Fastest runner (relay team) in Lane 1, next fastest in Lane 2, next fastest in Lane 3, etc.
(c) 1600 Run, 3200 Run
A curved waterfall line start will be based on contestant’s seed times.
(d) Runners who have either visual or hearing impairments should be given special consideration in assigning lanes.
(e) For 100 meter wheelchair races, one lane should be left open between athletes. For all other wheelchair races, the lane assignments
and seeding procedures will be the same as the procedures for able-bodied races.
(5) Qualifying from preliminaries to finals in running events (except 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, 3200 meter run, and 3200 meter relay)
will be the following at the State Meet:
(a) Winner in each heat.
(b) Next fastest times until all available lanes are filled. Ten lanes are used.
(c) If ties result in more qualifiers than lanes, timing to one one-thousand of a second will be used.
(d) When forming final lane assignments from prelims, lanes will be assigned based on times with the fastest times in the preferred
lanes.
(6) Timing
(a) Two fully electronic timing and photo finish systems (Lynx) will be used to provide both a primary and a secondary backup timing
system.
(b) The fully automatic timing operator may recall a race if the FAT system malfunctions.
(7) Field Events
(a) Using actual sectional performances and first place finishes, contestants having the poorest performances will be first and those
having the best performances will be last in order.
Note: Any tie (other than first place) will be randomly seeded.
(b) Athletes taking discus throws and shot put warm-ups are prohibited from taking more than two implements into the circle at one
time.
(c) All field event implements must be weighed prior to the start of competition.
(d) Ten athletes will advance to the finals.
(e) Wheelchair – Shot Put (Rule 2-1) For the WIAA tournament series, it is required that an athlete take two throws consecutively with
the third consecutive attempt as a choice.
(8) Heights
(a) The WIAA will decide the starting height for both the high jump and pole vault. The starting heights will be determined by counting
down using the performance of the eighth best athlete then subtracting two increments (4″ high jump and 1′ pole vault).
(b) High Jump
1) Starting height must be of an even-numbered inch – 4’6 “, 4’8″, 4’10” , 5’0″, 5’2″, 5’4″, 5’6″, 5’8″, etc.
2) Bar will be raised two inches each time until six competitors remain. The bar thereafter will be raised one inch each time.
3) Contestants must be given at least one warm-up with the cross bar.
4) The continuing flight procedure must be used for all high jump competition.
5) When only one competitor remains in the competition, he/she may determine successive heights of the cross bar.
(c) Pole Vault
1) Starting height must be at 6″ or 12″ increments – 6’0″, 6’6″, 7’0″, 7’6″, etc. (girls) and 10’0″, 10’6″, 11’0″, 11’6″, etc. (boys).
2) Bar will be raised six inches each time until six competitors remain. The bar thereafter will be raised three inches each time.
3) Contestants must be given at least one warm-up with the cross bar.
4) The continuing flight procedure must be used for all pole vault competition.
5) When only one competitor remains in the competition, he/she may determine successive heights of the cross bar.
c. Officials
(1) The WIAA will contract five officials (meet referee, field referee, and three starters) to officiate at the State Meet.
(2) Officials will be paid according to the following schedule: $220, plus the meet referee will receive an additional $70, and the field referee
will receive an additional $50.
(3) Officials will be paid 45¢ per mile (round trip) for travel, plus necessary food and lodging costs.
d. Awards
(1) Trophy to championship and runner-up teams.
(2) Medals to first six individuals/relay teams in all events.
e. Finances
(1) Participating Schools Allowances
The WIAA Board of Control took action on 1/27/2021 to suspend travel reimbursements to schools qualifying for state tournament/ culminating events for 2021 winter, alternate fall and spring seasons. This includes mileage, meal and hotel reimbursements.
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Schools will receive an allowance for their State Tournament expenses. The following factors will be used to determine the amount each
school receives:
(a) Travel to and from State Meet city at the rate of 55¢ for 1-8 actual participants, 63¢ for 9-16 actual participants, and 97¢ for more
than 16 actual participants.
(b) Schools which qualify both boys’ and girls’ contestants will have their participants tabulated together for purposes of determining
travel allowances.
(c) No allowance will be paid to schools located in State Meet city.
(d) An allowance of $46 for each actual participant (a maximum of six in relays), plus one other person (two other persons if school has
both boys and girls participating).
(2) Ticket Prices – All Day Pass $11
On-line ticket sales subject to processing and handling fees.
(3) Admission Policies
(a) Free admission will be provided for:
– Athletes actually competing.
– Three additional individuals (coaches, managers, etc.).
(b) – There is no provision for free admission for administrators or cheerleaders.
6. RADIO AND TELEVISION (See Radio and Television Section in HANDBOOK

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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]