New Jersey Relays 2021

Jersey City, NJ

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

all checks payable to NJAC
202 maple ave
Irvington, NJ 07111

                                                                High School Boys & Girls

For the 2021 year only NJ schools are allowed in the High School Division



1. All high school competitors must compete for their high school

teams and be cleared for competition by the school Athletic Director or Principal/Headmaster. Relay teams must consist of runners from the same school.

2. Competition in the High School Division of the Relay Meet is  under the supervision of  the high school meet director To be eligible for competition in the Jersey Relays High School events, a school must conform to the following:

  • Be a member in good standing or recognized as an allied member in good standing of the New Jersey State

    High School Athletic Association, or; 
    Specific eligibility


  • requirements, such as that of age limit, shall be those established by the New Jersey State High School Athletic Association under which they regularly compete. However, in no instance may an athlete exceed the

    following limits:
    • Age limit: athlete may not turn 20 before July 1 of 2021.
    • High School attendance limit: 8 semesters (7th and 8th grade students are ineligible, as are students who may have participated during their 7th or 8th grade years).

4. Team Membership: No athlete may participate with two different affiliations in one Meet.



5. Rules of Competition: The rules of competition for the Meet shall be the 2021 Official National Federation Edition Track and Field and Cross County Rules Book, except where the longtime practices, special facilities, and special written rules of the Meet may require otherwise.



6. Relay Substitutions: The rules of the I.A.A.F regarding replacement on relays will apply for colleges and high schools. This allows for two substitutions. Only four medals or watches will be awarded.



7. Track and Field Surfaces: The track, all jumping surfaces and the javelin runway are synthetic surfaces of 3/8" thickness.



9. Checkpoints: Relay zone and jumping event checkpoints may be marked with standard white trainer's tape only. No other items may be used, including chalk, powder, duct tape, masking tape, tacks or safety pins.



10. 
Starting Blocks because of Covid-19 protocol all teams are required to bring their own starting blocks and they are to be used where the use of blocks is considered essential. This includes heats and finals of all dash and hurdle races and finals of all High School relays starting in lanes. Please do not share starting blocks with other teams.



11. Ties for Qualifying: Eight teams will qualify for all relay event finals starting in lanes. Running event ties will be broken by re-reading the photo-timer images to one-thousandth of a second. All field event ties involving the eighth qualifying position will be advanced to the final three attempts.



12. Lane Priority: Turn Races (8 lanes)

6-7-8-5-4-3-2-1.



13. The Jersey Relays will use the 30-meter exchange zone for the 4x100m Relay.  The 10-meter fly zone is no longer in effect.



14. Results will be posted on a bulletin board at the site as soon as possible. Results will not be supplied to coaches in the Press Area.

15. Events will not be delayed for those who double.



16. PROTEST PERIODS FOR TRACK EVENTS

 1.      For Qualifying Races

A protest period of 60 minutes for High Schools shall commence upon the posting of the Tentative (Unofficial) Qualifiers list(s) which will be placed on the results wall. All protests must be filed within the protest period at the

Referees' table inside of turn 1 on the track (please come to the fence behind the table and ask for head referee).  The protest period will NOT close if there is a pending protest or a decision has affected another team.  Once all protests have been addressed, the Qualifiers list(s) will become "Official."

 

2.      For Finals:  A protest period

of 60 minutes for High Schools shall commence upon the posting of the last

result for that event or the final on time standings, whichever is later, to

the Jersey Relays Chair Person. All protests must be filed within the protest

period at the Referees' table inside of turn 1 on the track (please come to the

fence behind the table and ask for a referee).  The protest period will

NOT close if there is a pending protest or a decision has affected another

team.  Once all protests have been addressed, the Results will become

"Official."



17. Jury of Appeals will be chaired by Lionel Leach. A $25.00

fee must accompany an appeal. The Jersey Relays video review will rely only on

available archived Relays web streaming, and no independent video may be

used in protests or appeals.    
  

Elementary and Middle School

1.       Rules of Competition: The rules of competition for junior high schools or middle schools, and elementary schools for this Meet shall be the 2021 Official National Federation Edition Track and Field and Cross County

Rules Book, except where the longtime practices, special facilities, and special written rules of the meet may require otherwise. All junior high, middle and elementary school competitors must compete for their school teams

and be cleared for competition by the school principal. Relay teams must consist of runners from the same school/club.

2. Team Membership: No athlete may participate with two different affiliations in one Meet.

3. Track and Field Surfaces: The track is a synthetic surface of 3/8" thickness.

4. Spikes: Junior High Schools, Middle Schools and elementary Schools may wear spikes if they are allowed by their group. Shoes

will not be checked by the clerks, and enforcement of any group's no-spikes rule is up to the group coordinators.

5. Checkpoints: Relay zone

checkpoints may be marked with standard white trainer's tape only. No other items may be used, including chalk, powder, duct tape, masking tape, tacks or safety pins.

6. Starting Blocks are not permitted in junior high school, middle school, or elementary school events.

7. Lane Priority: Turn Races (8 lanes) 6-7-8--5-4-3-2-1.

8. Jury of Appeals will be chaired by Lionel Leach. A $25.00 fee must accompany an appeal. The Penn Relays

has no official video, and no independent video may be used in protests or appeals.
 

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