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Event Rules

Championship Event Rules

Athlete Eligibility:
Any athlete in grade 6, 7 or 8 living in the state of Georgia may enter the event (or if home-schooled, the grade-equivalent). Athletes may compete on behalf of their respective middle schools or clubs, or compete unattached. Club athletes do not earn school-championship points.
Bib Numbers:
Each athlete must wear his or her own bib number for every race; bibs must be worn on the front of the uniform top.
Point Scoring:
Only the top 8 middle school competitors score points toward the state championship. Club athletes do not earn school-championship points. However, all competitors are eligible for advancement to the finals and individual awards, even if not competing on behalf of a school. The point schedule is 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.
Medals:
Medals are awarded to the top 8 competitors regardless of affiliation with a school or club (or unattached). Medals are awarded at the conclusion of the individual event, in the awards area.
Trophies:
Trophies are awarded to the following: top female athlete - field events; top male athlete - field events; top female athlete - track events; top male athlete - track events; first, second and third place girls' teams; first, second and third place boys' team; and, the overall middle school state champion - combined girls' and boys' team.
Competition Rulebook:
Georgia High School Association (GHSA) rules will be consulted.
Simultaneous Events:
Athletes entered in both track and field events should (a) tell the field clerk about the running event, (b) leave the field event and check-in for the running event; (c) remain in the running check-in area until called to the line, and (d) run then immediately return to the field event. Bars will not be lowered for returning athletes.
Field Events:
For throws and horizontal jumps, 4 attempts are permitted... Implements will be provided for the athletes The 5-alive protocol will be used for vertical jumps. Athletes may not cross the track to confer with their coaches or others during competition.
Running Events:
For running events with preliminaries, the top 12 athletes will advance to a 2-section final; the top 6 fastest times will compete in one heat. Athletes should check-in on first call and remain in the warm-up area until led to the track. Athletes who leave the area after check-in risk being scratched from the event.
Hurdle Height:
100/300m girls - 30". 100m/300m boys - 33".
Implement Weight and Minimum Marks:
Discus throw - 1k Girls and Boys. 59' girls, 78' boys.
High jump - 4'4" girls, 4'8" boys.
Long jump - 13' girls, 15' boys.
Pole vault - NA
Shot put - 6 lbs. Girls and 4k Boys. 27' girls, 32' boys.
Triple jump - 26' boys, 23' girls