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2024 7th and 8th Grade Track and Field State Championships

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

  • Girls Top Performers List
  • Boys Top Performers List
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2024. Field events begin at 9 a.m. and running events will begin at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, OH 43026

State Meet 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 pulled from their participation in a OHSAA Qualifier Meet (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.
    • PLEASE NOTE:  No more than TWO (2) individual athletes & ONE (1) relay team (per race) from the same school shall qualify for the state meet.  If a single school qualifies more than the number outlined, only the top 2 individual participants & single relay team (per race) will advance, and the next qualifying athlete/relay from a different school would be invited to enter the state meet.
  • 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

*** The below information outlines the NEW qualifying procedure for entry into the 7th & 8th Grade Track & Field State Championships***
  • The OHSAA will select a number of middle school track meets from across Ohio to serve as “OHSAA Qualifying Meets”. 
    • Any meet or invitational wishing to be considered as a “OHSAA Qualifying Meet” must adhere to a set list of minimum standards to ensure fair competition & accurate officiating for each athletes.  The Meet Hosting Requirements & Application for consideration to serve as a “OHSAA Qualifying Meet” can be found here:
  • All selected Qualifying Meets will have the capability to allow at minimum 12 schools to enter (both genders), with a maximum of two entries per event per school (24 entries per event).
    • No school could or will be denied entry at these selected meets.  The meet manager must work with OHSAA Sport Administrators to accommodate individual entries/relay entries/full teams when the need arises.
      • EXECPTION: Any Conference, League, or County Meet that would not have 12 schools within their league, but would meet the other qualifier requirements, could still be selected & serve as a “OHSAA Qualifier Meet”.
  • These Qualifying Meets would be geographically dispersed around the state. 
  • Schools would be permitted to enter as many of these Qualifying Meets as they wish, noting the following:
    • Participation in these meets do count towards you 12-meet maximum. 
  • If the school sends a single participant/relay to a meet, the team must count their participation towards their 12-meet maximum for their team for the season.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Students who attend non-member schools are permitted to enter these meets (at the discretion of meet management).  However, only students who attend a OHSAA Member school would be permitted to qualify for entry into this OHSAA sponsored event

Important Dates & Qualifier Information

Given that each of these Qualifying Meets will be using MileSplit for their meet registration, it has eliminated the need for coaches to contact meet management to ensure if the correctly formatted or accurate results have been submitted for tabulation into the Top Performance List used to determine State Meet qualification.
This process also means that the registration process of those Top 24 qualifiers into the State Meet is much more streamlined.  Please see the following process:
  • Qualifying Meet dates: March 23 - May 4
    • Results from OHSAA Qualifier Meets held from Saturday, March 23 – Saturday, May 4, will be used to determine the field of qualifiers for each event at the State Championship.
    • The final date to participate in a qualifying meet is Saturday, May 4.  If a meet held on Saturday May 4 cannot be completed till Sunday May 5th due to “weather delays”, these results would be permitted, so long as the meet is completed by 10:00 PM on Sunday May 5
      • LIST OF OHSAA Qualifying Meets (MileSplit Hub page….COMING SOON)
  • Weekly Tabulation posting:  Thursdays (starting March 28th – May 8th)
    • Each week, the top 50 athletes/relays results collected from the previous weeks OHSAA Qualifying Meets will be tabulated and shared on pages hosted on the OHSAA site & Ohio MileSplit.
    • Only results recorded during the “FINALS” of these Qualifying Meets would be counted towards the Top 50 weekly performance list.
  • Final Qualifier tabulation: Sunday May 5
    • Once the Final Qualifier tabulations are complete, those athletes/relays who qualified would be contacted to verify their acceptance into the meet. If they are not able to attend, then the next up will be offered a spot…
  • Qualifier acceptance period: Monday May 6 – Wednesday May 8
    • There will not be a need for team or individual registration for the State Meet, as the ACCEPTED final top 24 qualifying marks will be automatically entered directly into the OHSAA 7th & 8th Grade Track State Championship page hosted by MileSplit.
    • Athletes / relays who have not ACCEPTED not registered prior to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10th will automatically be considered as DECLINED.
  • Final list of the State Meet qualifiers:  Wednesday May 8
  • State meet: Saturday May 11

Ohio MileSplit FAQ's

All athletes & teams must be registered on MileSplit to register for these Qualifying Meets.  Coaches MUST create a FREE ACCOUNT on Ohio MileSplit:
Coaches should review their roster to confirm that all names and grades are correct for their athletes.
Coaches should verify their athlete’s final placement on the Top Performance List after 7:00 AM on Monday, May 6th and contact Ohio MileSplit to report errors or duplicate names.
The Top Performance List is hosted on the OHSAA & Ohio MileSplit page, with updated links posted on both sites WEEKLY (weekly dates TBA)
Qualifying marks for both RUNNING and FIELD events will ONLY be tabulated from final results tallied from the participation in a OHSAA Qualifier Meet held between March 23 – Saturday, May 4.  No Exceptions!
PLEASE NOTE:  Students who attend non-member schools are permitted to enter these OHSAA qualifier meets (at the discretion of meet management).  However, only students who attend an OHSAA Member school would be permitted to participate in the OHSAA 7th & 8th Grade Track & Field State Championships. 
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 / relays in the Top 32 places listed on the Ohio MileSplit Top Performance List will receive a STATE MEET CONFIRMATION email.  This email will outline the ACCEPT or DECLINE procedures for their participants.
1.   Coaches will have from 12 a.m. Monday May 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesday May 8 to ACCEPT or DECLINE their qualifiers spot into the State Meet.
2.   Athletes / relays who have not been ACCEPTED prior to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8 will automatically be considered as DECLINED.
3.   Acceptance for athletes outside of the Top 24 (including ties) will be conditional until after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at which time the FINAL LIST of qualifiers will be reviewed by the tournament committee and published on the OHSAA & MileSplit Meet page.
4.   Only the Top 24 ACCEPTED qualifiers will be ‘registered’ for the State meet.
5.   All coaches must check the FINAL LIST of qualifiers after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
6.   No personal phone calls or txts will be made to inform schools of their qualifiers. Only the procedure listed above, where coaches ACCEPT or DECLINE their athlete's participation via the procedure outlined in the STATE MEET CONFIRMATION email and then the review of the final list of qualifiers will be utilized.