Two Ways to Apply
Option 1: Print the 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please print the media information first.
The following information is provided to assist the media covering the OHSAA track and field state championships. Please contact Tim Stried (email@example.com 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, May 31 and June 1.
LOCATION: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, The Ohio State University, Columbus.
ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210. The stadium is located just north of the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. It is visible from State Route 315. From 315, take the Ackerman Road or Lane Avenue exit
YOUR HOSTS: State Tournament Manager Dave DeAngelo, Assistant Manager Jerry Davis, OHSAA Track & Field Administrator Dale Gabor, OHSAA Sports Information Intern Matt Titus & Hannah Clark.
Note: See complete schedule posted on track & field page at OHSAA.org
Friday, May 31
9:00 am Div. II field events (first 5 events)
9:30 am Div. III 4x800 relay finals
10:00 am Div. III track semifinals, 16 events (last event at 12:10 p.m.)
12:00 pm Div. III field events (first 5 events)
1:30 pm Div. II 4x800 relay finals
2:00 pm Div. II track semifinals, 16 events (last event at 4:10 p.m.)
3:00 pm Div. III field events (first 5 events)
4:45 pm Div. I 4x800 relay finals
5:15 pm Div. I track semifinals, 16 events (last event at 7:25 p.m.)
Saturday, June 1
9:00 am Div. II field events (last 5 events)
9:30 am Div. III track finals, 22 events (last event at 11:40 a.m.)
12:00 pm Div. I field events (first 5 events)
1:00 pm Div. II track finals, 22 events (last event at 3:10 p.m.)
3:00 pm Div. I field events (last 5 events)
4:30 pm Div. I track finals, 22 events (last event at 6:40 p.m.)
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, May 29. Credentials will be held for pickup on the southwest corner of the stadium. Please be prepared to show company identification.
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: A limited number of reserved parking passes will be provided to some media outlets. The credential confirmation memo will contain parking details. For media who do not receive a parking pass, free parking is on a first-come, first-served basis in the areas available for fans..
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.
MEDIA WORK SPACE: For work space, media must use the OSU softball stadium complex. There are multiple areas available. The largest area is inside the batting cage area down the third-base side of the stadium.
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Free wireless internet access is available throughout the facility. A username and pass code can be obtained at the media check-in tent in the southwest corner of the stadium. For those media needing a dedicated phone line, fax a request to Steve Aldous at The OSU Office of the Chief Information Officer at 614-688-3425. You can also call Steve at 614-292-9166. Fees apply.
VIDEO BROADCAST INFORMATION: Media outlets that request to do video play-by-play of an OHSAA state tournament contest shall contact the OHSAA for details. The contact is Steve Neil and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.