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Important State Meet Traffic Flow Announcement

Due to multiple events occurring in the area, all guests coming to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the state track and field meet should use the Ackerman Road exit from State Route 315. For reference, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, but please use the Ackerman Road exit even if coming from south of the stadium.


Participant Drop Off and School Vehicle Parking

School vehicles (busses and school vans) will be permitted to enter the parking lot just south of the stadium to drop off state qualifiers and coaches. On Friday, only vehicles marked as �school transportation� (busses and school vans) will be permitted to park by the OSU baseball stadium (south end of the drop-off lot). On Saturday, only vehicles marked as �school transportation� (busses and school vans) will be permitted to park in the ABB lot on the north side of Ackerman Road (north of the stadium). Participants arriving in non-school vehicles do not have access to these parking areas.

State Meet Walk-Through Available June

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 2, for state qualifying student-athletes to visit, if desired. This availability is only for a �walk-through� and no implements (including batons, hurdles, starter blocks, shot puts, discus, etc.) are permitted. The facility will not open until 4 p.m. and will close promptly at 6 p.m.


Spike Regulation
Spikes longer than 1/4" pyramids are not 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.

Temporary Tents Not Permitted in Pole Vault Area
Attention pole vault state qualifiers: Temporary tents are not permitted to be set up in the pole vault area at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

RV Parking
RVs are permitted to park in the Buckeye Lots, which are located north of the stadium, on the west side of Fred Taylor Drive (just north of the shot put and discus areas). RVs that arrive prior to Friday must pay for each parking space that is in use. Parking fees are paid to OSU CampusParc: http://osu.campusparc.com 

OHSAA Seated Division Information

July 15 - NFHS High School Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Changes Include Assisting Injured Competitor

July 7 - 2015-2016 NFHS Rules Changes Approved for Track and Field, Cross Country

Pole Vault Areas Now Required to Include Box Collar

Ohio Track Clinic Special

Effective December 1, 2014, pole vault areas are now required to have a new ASTM approved box collar. This new collar covers the inner part of the plant box, as well as the outside (see flyer linked below). The planting box shall not contain any foreign materials except planting box padding. Such padding, if used, shall meet the applicable ASTM Specification Standards, and can be incorporated into the design of the planting box or can be a padding addition to an existing planting box.


1.) Padding meeting the ASTM Standards may be used immediately, subject to rejection or conditional approval by state association action.

2.) Padding meeting the ASTM Standards shall be required for the start of the 2014-15 track and field season.




2016 OHSAA Track & Field Calendar

Mar. 7, 2016 First Day of Coaching
Mar. 26 Season Begins
Apr. 18 Non-Interscholastic Competition
No Longer Permitted
May 16-21 District Tournament
May 25-28 Regional Tournament
Jun. 3-4 State Tournament
Jun. 11 Season Ends


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