ORANGE COUNTY INTERSCHOLASTIC
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
BOYS AND GIRLS OUTDOOR TRACK BY-LAWS
Adopted October 3, 2001

1. The current National Federation Track & Field Rules for Boys & Girls and NYSPHSAA Rules & Regulations shall apply.

2. Postponements: It is the duty of the host school to postpone meets (worked through the Athletic Directors) and for rescheduling at the earliest possible date. The host school must inform the OCIAA Athletic Coordinator of any postponements or rescheduling.

3. Dressing room facilities: None needed. Teams change at home and travel in uniforms and sweats.

4. Participation limitations as stated in Officials’ Agreement between the Section IX Athletic Council, Inc. and the Section IX Federation of Sports’ Officials will be adhered to.

5. Unsportsmanlike Conduct:


a. When a coach is ejected from a meet please refer to NYSPHSAA Handbook # 27 Sportsmanship.

b. When a player(s) is ejected from a meet for fighting or unsportsmanlike conduct, the following action will be taken:

(1) First ejection - that player(s) cannot attend or participate in the next scheduled meet.

(2) Second ejection - that player(s) cannot attend or participate in the next two scheduled meets.

(3) Third ejection - that player(s) cannot attend or participate in any remaining scheduled meets including sectionals or any higher level of competition.

c. The official who ejected the player(s) will notify the OCIAA Athletic Coordinator (294-5799), prior to 12:00 noon the following day, of the name(s) of the players and the type of infraction(s).

d. The coach of the player or players who was ejected will notify his/her Athletic Director. The Athletic Director will then contact the OCIAA Athletic Coordinator’s Office to confirm that the player or players will not be allowed to participate in that school’s next scheduled meet or meets as required above.

e. A player(s) who is ejected from a meet, will not be allowed to be present at the site of any game that player(s) has been disqualified from participating in (home or away).

f. For unsportsmanlike violation that occur during the OCIAA season, penalties will carry over into sectional play. Once penalties are served, sectional unsportsmanlike conduct rules apply.

6. Awards (Varsity Only):

a. Boys

(1) Plaques: 4 Division Champions (Team)

1 - OCIAA Meet Champion

(2) OCIAA Patches: Each individual school may purchase their own patches if they choose to do so.

(3) Medals: 1 - Gold 1 - Silver 4 - Bronze

Total of 6 medal in each of the following events: (except for Relays - 4 medals for each of the 6 places)

110 Meter Hurdles 3200 Meter Run Pole Vault

400 Meter Hurdles 400 Meter Relay Discus

100 Meter Dash 1600 Meter Relay Shot Put

200 Meter Dash 3200 Meter Relay Javelin

400 Meter Dash Long Jump Steeplechase

800 Meter Run High Jump Decathlon

1600 Meter Run Triple Jump Pentathlon

Throwing Pentathlon Hammer

b. Girls

(1) Plaques: 4 Division Champions (Team)

1 - OCIAA Meet Champion

(2) OCIAA Patches: Each individual school may purchase their own patches if they choose to do so.

(3) Medals: 1 - Gold 1 - Silver 4 - Bronze

Total of 6 medal in each of the following events: (except for Relays - 4 medals for each of the 6 places)

100 Meter Hurdles 1500 Meter Run High Jump

400 Meter Hurdles 3000 Meter Run Triple Jump

100 Meter Dash 400 Meter Relay Discus

200 Meter Dash 1600 Meter Relay Shot Put

400 Meter Dash 3200 Meter Relay Javelin

800 Meter Run Long Jump Pentathlon

Throwing Pentathlon Hammer Pole Vault

Steeplechase

7. Championships:

The OCIAA Track & Field League will consist of divisions. Each division will recognize a champion based on win/lost record only within their division. If there is a tie based on the division record, the following will be used to determine the division champion:

(1) Head-to-head between the teams which are tied

(2) If teams are tied co-champions will be declared.

8. Modified Level

a. All modified meets will be conducted according to the NYSPHSAA adopted modifications as listed in the New York State Handbook, pages 114-116.

b. The suggested field events shall be: 4 kilogram shot, 1 kilogram discus, high jump, long jump, pole vault, and triple jump.

c. The suggested running events and their recommended order for combined Boys-Girls Spring Track meets shall be (boys first, followed by girls events.):

(1) 55 Meters 30: Hurdles

(2) 200 Meters Dash

(3) 1500 Meters Run (both boys & girls)

(4) 100 Meters Run

(5) 3000 Meter Run (Optional - Girls)

(6) 400 Meters Run

(7) 200 Meters 30” Hurdles

(8) 800 Meters Run

(9) 3000 Meters Run (Optional - Boys)

(8) 4 x 200 Meters Relay

(9) 4 x 100 Meters Relay

9. Schedules

a. Will be developed by the Athletic Coordinator.

b. Each Varsity team may not schedule more than 16 total meets.

c. Each Modified team may not schedule more than 10 total meets.

DUAL MEET PROCEDURES

1. Order of Events/Entry Limits same as in the past. Officials will not charge for extra heats if meet is completed in 2 ½ hours.

2. Boys then Girls unless coaches agree otherwise.

3. Track & Field events will start at the same time.

4. 1600/ 1500 and 3000/ 3200 may be combined depending on number of entrants.

5. Visiting team will assist in timing if requested by home team.

6. Home team will provide a copy of results to visiting team as well as Times Herald-Record.

7. There will be a mandatory coaches meeting 10 minutes prior to the meet’s start.

8. Field event participants must be signed in prior to the meet’s start. The visiting team will submit in writing a list of participants to the home team and the home team will submit their list and the opponent’s to the field event official. Officials will not sign up at the event site.

9. The home team must provide adult supervision at all field event sites to facilitate warm up prior to the official’s arrival. This is a rule as well as a way to facilitate a quick start to the meet.

10. Field events will be conducted in the following manner:

1. 1st hour (i.e. 4:00-5:00) open pit, B/G Long Jump and B/G Shot Put
2. (5:00-5:15) warm up TJ and Discus
3. Last hour (5:15-6:15) open pit, B/G Triple and B/G Discus
4. (6:15-6:30) field event officials tabulate results

A track meet will be considered a 2 ½ hour event. If the time frame is greater than this, officials will receive extra pay as per contract.