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Track & Field
Youth

 

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General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 17, 2021

SITE: Lincoln High (2229 J. Street, Lincoln) – View Map

NOTE: The Lincoln High School Track is open for running Monday through Friday 7:30-9:30 a.m.

POLE VAULT: Pole Vault will be contested at Lincoln High the day of the track meet. See time schedule below

RULES: This meet is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. USATF rules will apply. Maximum 1/8” spikes allowed.

AGE DIVISIONS:
Age determined as of December 31, 2021 for all divisions except 17-18 Years.
Age determined as of July 17, 2021 for athletes registered in the 17-18 Years division per USATF rules.
Any athlete with a birthday on or before July 17, 2002 must enter the Masters divisions.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. All participants in the 3-4 Years and 5-6 Years divisions will receive a commemorative Cornhusker State Games medal in the 50 Meter Dash. All family members will receive a commemorative medal for the FAMILY RELAY ONLY. Must be registered for 1 event to compete.

Medals will be awarded in the Block House.  NOTE:  Only the athlete and TWO spectators will be allowed in the Block House.  Other spectators must meet the athlete at the Photo Backdrop area.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed for the Cornhusker State Games Track & Field event. Those interested should contact volunteer coordinator Kevin James at kjames@lps.org. All volunteers will receive a volunteer packet that includes a Cornhusker State Games volunteer shirt, a Super Pass (which gains free admission to the Opening Ceremonies, SportFest, and all Cornhusker State Games venues), and a free lunch on Saturday at the event.

THE MORRISON FAMILY AWARD. In February of 2018, long-time Cornhusker State Games Track and Field Director Steve Morrison passed away. He was instrumental in building the meet to what it is today with a strong emphasis on family involvement. Before his passing, he had a vision to add a Family Relay Race (4×100) to the event list for 2018. The Family Relay Race can include any age and any gender. It is an exhibition event. This relay does not count toward each athlete’s maximum event count. Every relay member must be a family member and be registered in the system for at least one event. The event can be the Family Relay Race only. All registered athletes are eligible. All participants in the Family Relay Race will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, the overall fastest relay team will win MORRISON FAMILY AWARD BATON.

The schedule of events below is an approximate time based upon participation registered numbers. A FINAL schedule and heat sheet will be posted HERE and emailed to participants the week of competition by Wednesday, July 14th and not before.  Please check the Website before calling the Sport Director.

NOTE: The meet can run up to 15 minutes ahead of schedule, so please plan to be there at least an HOUR before your race.

The Cornhusker State Games Track & Field Meet will continue to be a one-day format. Past CSG meets ran from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meet is usually hot, and recruiting volunteers for three sessions is very difficult. Those interested in walking in the 2021 Games are encouraged to register for any of three walking events – CSG Walk (Outdoor Lincoln, July 24); Mallwalk (Indoor Lincoln, July 18); WalkOmaha (Outdoor Omaha, July 25) – at CornhuskerStateGames.com.

The updated time format for 2021 has two sessions: Session 1 from approximately 7:30 a.m. to Noon, and Session 2 from approximately Noon to 5:15 p.m. Event times and details below.

Rules

MAX EVENTS: A maximum of three (3) events per participant in the following age groups: 3-4 Years, 5-6 Years, 7-8 Years, 9-10 Years and 11-12 Years. A maximum of four (4) events per participant in the following age groups: 13-14 Years, 15-16 Years and 17-18 Years. Participants who register for more than the maximum allowed will be subject to disqualification in the event(s) that takes them over the maximum.

100 METER DASH: The 100 Meter Dash will be a final only for all youth and master divisions. Fully automatic timing will be used, so there is no need for a preliminary. However, meet directors would like to get the best runners in the fastest section. Please enter a legitimate 100 Meter seed time during registration.

FIELD EVENTS:

Track events take priority over field events. Athletes who need to check in for a track event must let the field event judge know. Athletes have until last call to check into the running events, and should make arrangements to jump early or late. COMMUNICATION IS THE BEST.

Participants can provide their own shot, discus and javelins, but the Cornhusker State Games will have them available on-site for those who do not bring their own. May be subject to weights and measures.

You may use your implement if approved by weights and measures. Once approved, your implement must be part of a pool of implements that may be used by all athletes.

Three throws and three jumps. No finals.

Pole Vaulters will be responsible for their own poles.

RELAYS:

Participants must pre-register for all relay events. On-site registration will not be available. All relay members must meet gender and age requirements. The relay counts as one event.

Relay Online Registration Note: If registering for a relay event online, runners must register as an individual, not a team. The participant will be asked to list the names of the other runners on the relay team. This DOES NOT register the other runners for the event, it simply lets the sport director know who is on each relay team. Each relay member must register themselves for the event, or the participant has the option to register their relay partners by selecting “Register Another Participant” on step one of the online registration process.

CHECK IN PROCESS

BIB NUMBERS –Bib Numbers are no longer used in the event. When you arrive you go directly to your field event site if that is first or proceed to Hip Number tent to pick up a hip number for your first racing event. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour to warm-up and get your hip number. The Hip number tent will be in the Southeast corner of the track. No registration at the meet is required and no packet pickup will be allowed at the meet.

Maps Are available and the Javelin will be contested at the Lincoln High Baseball field.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

IF REGISTERED BY THE FINAL DEADLINE:
$45 for first event until July 9

Additional events – $6

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2021 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Athlete Packets

Athlete packets will be shipped directly to the athlete at no extra charge.  Packets will not be available for in-person pickup. Packets include athlete shirt and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person. Athletes will receive their packet prior to competition.

The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Opening Ceremonies

JOIN US AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES ON JULY 16!
The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!

Admission is FREE!

OPENING CEREMONIES PROGRAM
• Parade of Athletes
• Skydivers
• National Anthem
• Oath of Athletes
• Mascot Showcase
• Super Retriever Series Demo
• Mystery Torchlighter
• Fireworks

The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.

For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Track & Field Director Alex Czeranko at aczeran@lps.org.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

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