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Track & Field Media Credential Information

State Tournament Media Credential Information

Two Ways to Apply
Option 1: Print the 2021 Track & Field Credential Application Form and submit per the instructions at the top of the form.

Option 2: Copy-and-Paste the following text into an email message, fill in the information and send to [email protected]. Please print the media information first.

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2021 OHSAA Track & Field Credential Application
Form should be completed by editor or assigner. Applications from individual photographers are not accepted. No team or school photographers, parents of state qualifiers or coaches allowed. Media outlets in violation will have reduced access.​
Name and Title:
Media Outlet:
Street Address:
City, State and Zip:
Schools, Divisions or Areas Covering:
Names of Media Attending:
If writing AND taking photographs, only put name on photographer line.
Writer ________________________________ (Full-Time ___ or Stringer ___)
Writer ________________________________ (Full-Time ___ or Stringer ___) 
Photographer ____________________________ (Full-Time ___ or Stringer ___) 
Photographer ____________________________ (Full-Time ___ or Stringer ___)
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The following information is provided to assist the media covering the OHSAA track and field state championships. Please contact Tim Stried ([email protected] or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office if you have additional questions. State qualifiers and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of each state tournament.

DATES: Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5.

LOCATIONS: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University is not available this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore the track and field state championships will be held at three high school sites. Division I will be held at Hilliard Darby, Division II will be held at Pickerington North and Division III will be held at Westerville North. The OHSAA thanks these three member schools for hosting the state meet. 

Note: See complete schedule posted on track & field page at OHSAA.org

MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Complete the official credential application form and fax your request (or scan and email it) to Tim Stried at the OHSAA office. The deadline to submit credential applications is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2. Credentials will be held for pickup at the media entrance. Please be prepared to show company identification. 

Media members shall keep their credential for both days of the state meet. The same credential is valid for all three sites.  

CREDENTIAL CONFIRMATION: When processing a credential application, the OHSAA will email a confirmation memo to all applicants, which contains important information about the state tournament. The OHSAA will also post a list on its web site of those media members who have been approved for credentials. 

NOTE ON MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Please note that school or team photographers, parents of state qualifiers and coaches may not receive media credentials to OHSAA state tournaments. Media outlets found to be in violation of this regulation could have reduced access at future state tournaments.

PARKING: There are no media parking passes distributed this year. 

INTERVIEWS: Interviews are permitted on the infield of the track and media may wait in the media tents located beside the awards podium. Interviews are permitted inside the tents.



VIDEO BROADCAST INFORMATION: Delayed video coverage of the state meet is permitted. The NFHS Network has exclusivity to live video at this event. 

REGIONAL RESULTS/STATE QUALIFIERS: Results of regional tournaments (with the top four finishers in each event in each regional qualifying for the state tournament) will be available through the OHSAA web site. Divisions I and III will be posted Saturday and Division II Sunday (the times for posting are to be determined since the process is dependent upon data being transferred from the regional sites). State tournament heat/flight assignments and participants’ information will also be posted by 4 p.m. Saturday for Divisions I and III and by 2 p.m. Sunday for Division II. Corrections must emailed to the OHSAA no later than 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29.