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Track & Field Media Credential Information

State Tournament Media Credential Information


Two Ways to Apply
Option 1: Print the 2022 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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2022 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:
Phone:
Email:
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 3 and 4.
 
LOCATION: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University. The physical address is 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210.
 
SCHEDULE: See complete schedule posted on track & field page at OHSAA.org. The Division III running events begin at 9:30 a.m. both days.
 
MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Media shall submit the credential application form and fax it (or scan and email as a PDF or image) to Tim Stried at the OHSAA office ([email protected] or fax to 6140267-1677). The deadline to submit credential applications is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. 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, including parking. The OHSAA will also post a list on the News and Media page at www.OHSAA.org 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 the OHSAA track and field state championships. Media outlets found to be in violation of this regulation could have reduced access at future state tournaments.
 
PARKING: A limited number of parking passes will be distributed to the media. Media who are approved for credentials will receive a confirmation memo explaining the parking location and parking pass process. 
 
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 or outside the tents.
 
MEDIA WORK SPACE: Media are not permitted in the press box. The two locker rooms under the main grandstands are available for the media to work. WiFi, power, beverages and box lunches will be provided. Overflow work space is also available in the OSU softball stadium press box, although beverages and food are not provided there.
 
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: TBA
 
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 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.