Meet - USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships - July 23-29, 2018

Meet Host and Location
  • Host: USATF
  • Location: North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC
  • Meet web site [link]
Live Results [linkLive Webcast [link]

Meet Entries
As of 7/10/2018 8:44 am
See Also
  • [link] The Competitive Season - Track 2018
  • [linkUSATF Georgia Association Preliminary (Area A) Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships 
  • [linkUSATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships 
  • [linkUSATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships 
  • [linkUSATF National Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships 
  • [link] USATF Georgia Youth Committee - meet schedule and information
Event Schedule
200m, 9-10 girls
  • 1st round, Wednesday, July 25, 1:40 pm
  • semi-final, Thursday, July 26, 3:00 pm
  • final, Saturday, July 28, 11:30 am
400m, 9-10 girls
  • 1st round, Friday, July 27, 9:00 am
  • final, Sunday, July 29, 9:00 am
1500m, 13-14 boys
  • 1st round, Thursday, July 26, 8:00 am
  • final, Sunday, July 29, 1:15 pm
USATF Rule 303 - Regulations for Lanes and Heats
  • Based on Google Maps satellite photos, the site has an 8-lane track
  • For 1500m
    • USATF Rule 166.2(c).iii, says "no more than 12" advance to 1500m final
    • Based on the 2017 championships, "12 Advance: Top 0 from each heat plus next 12 best times". This means that the best 12 times from all heats will advance, regardless of place in each heat.
    • For 2018, 13-14 boys, "12 Advance: Top 2 from each heat plus next 4 best times"
  • 9-10 girls 400m, I see 62 athletes entered. There is a prelim and a final.
    • Top 8 times advance from prelims to finals.
  • 9-10 girls 200m, I see 63 athletes entered. There is a 1st round prelim, a semi-final, then a final.
    • Preliminary heats (for 57-64 athletes) means 8 trial heats (up to 8 athletes per heat)
    • To advance to semi-finals, top 2 athletes from each trial heat + next 8 best times across all trial heats; (8 * 2) + 8 = 24 athletes total advance to semi-finals
    • Semi-finals heats, 3 heats * 8 athletes per heat = 24 athletes compete in semi-finals
    • To advance to finals, top 2 from each semi-final heat + next 2 best times from across all semi-final heats; (3 * 2) + 2 = 8
    • Final has 1 heat of 8 athletes
    • To summarize, if athlete can finish in Top 2 in their heat in the trial and semi-final rounds, they will auto-advance to finals. Otherwise, they will have to run a "next best time" in each round to advance.