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OHSAA Track and Field State Tournament Qualifiers and Information

May 29, 2023
NEWS RELEASE – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Doug Ute
For Immediate Release – May 29, 2023
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Media Relations, [email protected]
OHSAA Track and Field State Tournament Qualifiers and Information
State tournament begins Friday morning at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 115th Annual Boys and 48th Annual Girls Ohio High School Athletic Association Track and Field State Tournament begins Friday morning at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University.
The state tournament schedule, announcements, qualifiers and links to live results from MileSplit are available at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Track-Field/2023-Track-and-Field/2023-State-Tournament-Coverage
State tournament heat/flight assignments are posted at: https://www.baumspage.com/ohsaa/tf/2023/index.htm
Tickets are available at www.OHSAA.org/tickets.
Utilizing nine cameras, the NFHS Network will cover the state tournament with live streaming coverage of every running and field event at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/states/OH
State tournament media credential information is posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials
2023 OHSAA Track and Field State Tournament Announcements
Mobile tickets for the state tournament are available through Ticketmaster beginning Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. The direct link to the event on Ticketmaster is: https://go.osu.edu/ohsaatrackandfieldtix. Tickets can be purchased on site at the Coveli Center, located just to the north of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
     Note that tickets purchased at Ticketmaster prior to arrival at the state tournament are the same cost as tickets purchase on site. 
State Meet Traffic and Parking Advisory
Guests coming to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the state track and field meet should use State Route 315 and either the Ackerman Road exit or the Lane Avenue exit. For reference, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio. Please follow the direction of the traffic and parking attendants for the nearest available parking, which will be free in identified lots both days of the state tournament. In other lots, a parking fee will apply, payable by credit card.
School Administrators Complimentary Admission
Each participating schools is given three complimentary admissions to the state tournament. Those three school administrators shall enter through the southwest corner Media Gate. 
Packet Pick-up
Participant packets will be available for pick-up inside the lobby of the Schumaker Complex, which is located just east of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Packets are available for pick-up Thursday between 4:00 and 6:00 (see later walk-through note) and then Friday and Saturday starting at 8:00 AM.
     Facility map: https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/Sports/Track-Field/2022/Track&FieldFacilityDiagram.pdf
Participant Drop Off and School Vehicle Parking
School busses and vehicles marked as “School Transportation” should travel southbound on Olentangy River Road, then turn right onto Irving Schottenstein Drive, which is located just south of the Ackerman Road intersection. School vehicles will be parked along Irving Schottenstein Drive, which is located on the north side of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Stadium Open Thursday, June 1 from 4:00 to 6:00
Only the track at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (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. No implements (including batons, hurdles, starter blocks, shot puts, discus, etc.) are 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
Only pyramid spikes no longer than 1/4" are permitted. 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 #2, which is located just north of the shot put and discus areas (west of Fred Taylor Drive). RVs that arrive on Thursday must use the pay-to-park and purchase three parking spaces. Parking is free beginning Friday morning in designated lots.
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 and High Jump
Schools that have a state qualifier in pole vault or high 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.

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