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DATE: July 13, 2024

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

POLE VAULT: All pole vault events will be contested at Lincoln High. Jumping times are listed below in the complete event details.

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 DIVISIONS:
Age determined as of December 31, 2024 for all divisions except 17-18 Years.
Age determined as of July 13, 2024 for athletes registered in the 17-18 Years division per USATF rules.
Any athlete with a birthday on or before July 13, 2005 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.

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 Wednesday, July 10th.  Please check the Website before calling the Sport Director.

NOTE: During session 1, events can run up to 30 minutes ahead of schedule, so please plan to be there at least an HOUR before your race. Session 2 is set to start at 1 p.m. and will be a rolling schedule; therefore, times are approximate only. 

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 4:30 p.m. The meet is usually hot, and recruiting volunteers for three sessions is very difficult.

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.

Events

Complete Event Details

*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.

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 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.

Javelin will be contested at the Lincoln High Baseball Field. The following are the weights that each age group will use:
– 8 & Under, 9-10: Mini Javelin 300 Grams
– 11-12: Aero Javelin 450 Grams
– 13-14: Javelin 600 Grams
– 15-18: Boys 800 Grams & Girls 600 Grams 

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.

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 immediately Northeast corner of the infield, next to the High Jump pad. No event registration at the meet is allowed and no packet pickup will be allowed at the meet.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

NEW THIS YEAR! Updated Registration Software!

  • Visit your sport-specific webpage to find the registration link.
  • Fill out a separate form for each participant and sport you are registering for.

PRICING DEADLINES:
$37 for first event until July 2 (no FREE shirt)

Additional events – $6

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:  Competition and Summer Fun Freebies (coming soon) courtesy of our sponsors.

SHIRT SHIPPING: Athletes who register by June 19 will have their shirt shipped to the address they provide. Upgrade and additional shirts will be available to purchase during registration. There is no packet pickup—information or items needed for competition will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to athletes.

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

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Track & Field Director Brad Rettig at bradrettig@outlook.com

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

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