Information on U9 to U12 Track and Field in 2007

Information on U9 to U12 Track and Field in 2007

Some of you may be aware that some changes were mooted last year regarding the U9-12 track and field competition at National level. Well the changes were recently communicated as follows.

Indoor Track and Field

No changes – competition same as last year, i.e

  • U10s and U11s at Galway level only.
  • U12-19 at County, Regional and National level.


Outdoor Track and Field

  • Competition for U13-U19 age groups same as last year
  • Relays will be held as usual for U9s to U12s but instead of 4x50m, it will be 4x100m. Other than this, relays are same as last year.
  • No individual events for U9s to U12s. Instead a new team competition as follows:-
    •  2 athletes on each team
    •  The team takes part in 1 event and the combined score of the 2 athletes gives the team score. For example in long jump, if 1 athlete jumped 3m and the other jumped 3.20m, the team has a score of 6.20m. The gold, silver, bronze medals are then awarded as normal to the leading 3 teams.
    • An athlete may be part of 2 teams, e.g. could be on long jump team with one athlete and could be on sprint team with another athlete.
    • There will be 2 age groups for this team event – U9s/U10s in one age group and U11s/U12s in the other. U8s cannot take part.
    • There are 4 events available in each age group (but remember an athlete can only be on 2 teams and thus will only 2 do events).
    • For U9s/10s, the events are 60m, 300m, long jump and ball throw.
    • For U11s/12s, the events are 80m, 600m, long jump and shot putt.
    • The top 3 teams in each event in the county finals go forward to the Connacht finals
    • The top 3 teams in the Connacht finals go forward to the National finals.
    • The U11s/12s have to long jump from the board, but the U9s/10s can take off from anywhere before the sand pit.
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