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2017 OHSAA Track & Field State Championships Coverage Page

State Track Meet Announcements

State Meet Traffic Advisory
Due to multiple events occurring in the area, all guests coming to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the state track and field meet should use the Ackerman Road exit from State Route 315. For reference, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, but please use the Ackerman Road exit even if coming from south of the stadium. The facility and parking map is posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Track-Field/tfFacilityDiagram.pdf
Participant Drop Off and School Vehicle Parking
For drop-off, only vehicles marked as “School Transportation” will be permitted to enter the parking lot south of the stadium to drop off state qualifiers and coaches. AFTER DROP-OFF, ALL SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES MUST PARK IN THE ABB LOT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ACKERMAN ROAD, NORTH OF THE STADIUM). The physical address is 660 Ackerman Road.
East Side Spectator Seating Note
Due to construction at OSU’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the bleacher seating on the east side of the stadium has been removed. Fans watching the long jump will have access to bleachers south of the east side straight-away, which is indicated by No. 19 on the facility map: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Track-Field/tfFacilityDiagram.pdf
Stadium Open June 1 from 4:00 to 6:00
The track at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (but not the shot put or discus areas) will be open from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, for state qualifiers to visit, if desired. This availability is only for a “walk-through” and no implements (including batons, hurdles, starter blocks, shot puts, discus, etc.) is permitted. The facility will not open until exactly 4 p.m. and will close promptly at 6 p.m. On Thursday, ALL VEHICLES must pay the automatic teller machines for the hourly rate. Parking is free on Friday and Saturday.
Spike Regulation 
Spikes longer than 1/4" pyramids are not permitted. Pyramid spikes, needle spikes and Christmas tree spikes are not permitted. The clerks will be checking spike length just before the races and at check-in. If a competitor is in violation of this rule, he/she will not be allowed to participate.
RVs are permitted to park in the Buckeye Lot #1, which is located just north of the shot put and discus areas (west of Fred Taylor Drive). RVs that arrive on Thursday must pay the automatic teller machines for three parking spaces. All parking is free beginning Friday morning.
Temporary Tents Not Permitted in Pole Vault Area
Temporary tents are not permitted in the pole vault area at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Coach Infield Passes for Pole Vault, High Jump and Long Jump
Schools that have a state qualifier in pole vault, high jump or long jump will receive one infield pass for a coach. Only one pass is given per school. The passes are specific for event, division and gender and are valid only when those competitions are being held.

2017 OHSAA Track & Field State Championships

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
The Ohio State University, Columbus
June 2 & 3, 2017

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