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2023 7th and 8th Grade Track and Field State Championships

6th Annual 7th & 8th Grade Track and Field State Championships

7th & 8th Grade Track & Field State Champion State Championships - Declaration Instructions
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2023. Field events begin at 9 a.m. and running events will begin at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, OH 43026

Qualifying Standards and Information

  • The meet will host 11 running events and 5 field events
  • The 3 additional sponsored Seated events will be: 100M, 400M, Shot Put
  • An athlete may participate in a maximum of 3 total events (including relays).
  • All Running events will use a Timed Final (3 seeded heats).
  • Athletes with the Top 24 marks (including ties from the Top Performance List) will qualify for the State Championship. 
    • Should ties within the qualifying marks result in too many qualifiers to complete the competition in the allotted time, the field of qualifiers may be reduced.
  • If a Top 24 qualifier cannot attend, the next athlete/relay on the performance list will be invited until at least 24 qualifiers are confirmed.
  • The participation entry fee for the State Championship is $20.00 per athlete-per event.
    • The OHSAA will invoice schools after the meet.




Meet Requirements to qualify athletes’ marks for the Top Performance List

(This updated format will be implemented starting Spring 2023.  There are no changes to the qualifying process for running/wheeled events.  However, there is now a “Non-FAT” qualifying option for Field events.)

ATTENTION: ALL 7th & 8th Grade track meet managers MUST COMPLETE the 7th & 8th Grade Meet Qualification Form in order for their meet to be eligible for receiving marks that would qualify an athlete to the 7th & 8th Grade State Championships Meet. 

1. Running / Wheeled Events

Qualification Requirements

  • If FAT is USED, all Running / Wheeled times are eligible for qualification so long as the starter or referee is an:
    • High School Meets = OHSAA Class 1 official
    • Middle School Meets = OHSAA Class 1 or Class 3 official
  • If FAT is NOT USED, none of the Running / Wheeled marks would be eligible for qualification …regardless of the number of officials (Starter or Referee)

2. Field Events

Qualification Requirements

  • If FAT is USED, then all marks will still be eligible for qualification.
  • If FAT is NOT USED for the Running/Wheeled events, the Field Events may still be eligible for qualification if ONE of the following conditions are meet:
    • Option A – One OHSAA Class 1 official who directly oversees EACH field event and signs off on the results. This option is the recommended option and requires an OHSAA Class 1 official to be at every field event.
    • Option B - One OHSAA Class 1 official must be serving in a Head Field Judge or Field Referee position. This official must be in addition to the running event officials. There responsibly is the direct oversite of the non-officials who are working each field event.  This option is not recommended but acceptable due to the officials shortage & financial implications of option A.

Schedule and Submissions Instructions for Qualifying Results

  • Results from regular season meets held from Saturday, March 25th – Saturday, May 6th, will be used to determine the field of qualifiers for each event at the State Championship.
  • Meet results must be submitted to Ohio MileSplit for tabulation of the Top Performance List.
  • The final date to participate in a qualifying meet is Saturday, May 6th.  If a meet held on Saturday May 6th cannot be completed till Sunday May 7th due to “weather delays”, these results would be permitted, so long as they are submitted to Ohio MileSplit by 10:00 PM on Sunday May 7th
  • The RESULT SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all qualifying marks must be submitted to Ohio MileSplit by the meet manager or timing company before 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7th (send the properly formatted file to [email protected]).  
  • Late submissions will not be accepted!  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Ohio MileSplit Top Performance List

  • Coaches with athletes on the Top Performance List MUST create a FREE ACCOUNT on Ohio MileSplit PRIOR to Monday, May 8.
  • Coaches should verify their athletes final placement on the Top Performance List after 7:00 AM on Tuesday, May 9th and contact Ohio MileSplit to report errors or duplicate names.
  • The Top Performance List is hosted on the Ohio Mile Split page, with links posted on the OHSAA Track page WEEKLY, starting at 2pm on Wednesday April 5th.
  • Qualifying marks for both RUNNING and FIELD events will ONLY be accepted from meets held between Saturday, March 25th – Saturday, May 6th that uses the updated qualifying standards outlined above.  No Exceptions!
  • Only athletes with results from qualifying meets that participated as part of an OHSAA member school will be permitted to participate in the OHSAA 7th & 8th Grade Track & Field State Championships.  All coaches will be REQUIRED to include their schools OHSAA ID when registering their qualified athlete/relay team for the OHSAA 7th & 8th Grade Track & Field State Championships. 
  • If results are missing or there are errors, please contact the meet host or timing company to ensure the correct results have been submitted to Ohio MileSplit prior to the Result Submission Deadline of 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7th (send the properly formatted file to [email protected]).  
  • Report errors in the final performance list to Ohio MileSplit IMMEDIATELY by emailing:
  • The tournament committee reserves the right to make adjustments to the final qualifying list as necessary.

Qualifying Athlete Registration

To ensure a full field of competitors, the coaches of athletes and relays in the Top 32 places listed on the Ohio MileSplit Top Performance List MUST LOGIN to their Ohio MileSplit account beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. May 9th and register their qualifying athlete(s) or relay NO LATER than 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th.​

  • CLICK HERE: Register Qualifying Athletes/Relays for the 7th & 8th Grade State Championships
  • CLICK HERE: General instructions for “How to Register your team/athletes for a meet on MileSplit”
  • Athletes and relays who are not registered prior to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th will automatically be considered as DECLINED.
  • Acceptance for athletes outside of the Top 24 (including ties) will be conditional until after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10that which time the FINAL LIST of qualifiers will be reviewed by the tournament committee and published on the MileSplit Meet page.
  • All coaches must check the FINAL LIST of qualifiers after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10th.
    • No personal phone calls or emails will be made to inform schools of their qualifiers. Only the procedure listed above, where coaches ACCEPT or DECLINE their athlete's participation via Ohio Mile Split and then the review of the final list of qualifiers will be utilized.