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General Information

DATE: TBD, 2024

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

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.
*Do not have to have USATF Membership to compete.

ADMISSION: Admission will be charged daily at Track & Field.
Adults: $5
Students (6-18 Years): $2
Children (5 & Younger): FREE
*Registered athletes will not be charged, but will be marked.

Age determined as of December 31, 2023 for all divisions except 17-18 Years.
Age determined as of July 16, 2023 for athletes registered in the 17-18 Years division per USATF rules.
Any athlete with a birthday on or before July 16, 2003 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 Cornhusker State Games volunteer shirt 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 in the Complete Event Details is an approximate time based upon participation registered numbers. A FINAL schedule and heat sheet will be posted and emailed to participants the week of competition by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 20th.  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.

The updated time format for 2023 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.

Due to the historically small number of competitors entered in the hurdle events, as well as the time, effort, and other resources spent on contesting the hurdle events, meet directors may use their discretion to remove hurdle events from this meet in future years.

Due to some facility logistical barriers, the 2023 Cornhusker State Games Javelin competition has been cancelled for 2023.


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*Due to the historically small number of competitors entered in the hurdle events, as well as the time, effort, and other resources spent on contesting the hurdle events, meet directors may use their discretion to remove hurdle events from this meet in future years.

Due to some facility logistical barriers, the 2023 Cornhusker State Games Javelin competition has been cancelled for 2023.


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.


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.

As this is a USATF Sanctioned Meet, all events will be contested and judged based on the USATF Rule Book found at https://www.usatf.org/governance/rule-books. This includes all running events and field events, and includes equipment such as weights/measures/dimensions of throwing implements, self-provided blocks, spikes/footwear, and other athletic garments. Please be aware of any and all rules for your event prior to registering for the meet. Some minor exceptions will be made per event director’s discretion and on an individual basis, but will be considered only after first consulting the rule book and also in consideration regarding potential athletic advantage.

Participants can provide their own shot and discuss 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.


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.


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 immediately south of the High Jump Apron. No event registration at the meet is allowed and no packet pickup will be allowed at the meet.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Track & Field Director Dan Bax at dbax@lps.org

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

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