Event Listing

Event Logo 2015 USATF Region 3 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - Sunday, July 12, 2015
Hampton University
Hampton, VA

VIRGINIA members click here for entry information
►Please Note: The Pole Vault and Discus Throw will be held at Darling Stadium (approx. 1.5 miles from Hampton University).  The Hammer Throw will be held at Christopher Newport University.


Athletes who place first through eight at their Association Junior Olympic Championships, including relays, and Combined-Events, qualify to compete in the Region 3 Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships.  Qualified athletes must enter/declare in order to be eligible to compete.  



Qualified athletes must declare and pay the entry fee for the Region 3 Championships using the USATF Junior Olympic process. 

► Entry Portal
► Entry/Declaration Deadline:  July 5 (at 11:59pm ET)

Questions about eligibility of athletes to compete at the Regional Championships should be directed to your Association Youth Chair.

North Carolina – Chris Coleman – (919) 812-2001

Potomac Valley – Quentin Wilson – (410) -302-9079

Virginia – Tyrone Vaughn – (757) 434-3192



Athletes participating in individual and Combined-Events must pay both entry fees. 

Individual                    $6.00 per each individual event 

Relays                         $24.00 per relay 

Triathlon/Pentathlon    $14.00 per individual 

Heptathlon/Decathlon $20.00 per individual 

Payment must be made by credit card or by method established by your Association’s Youth Chair.  

Region 3 entry portal



Clubs and individual athletes will be able to obtain their race related information at the track facility Thursday, July 9th thru Sunday July 12th from 7:00AM to 6PM. 



Spectators:  $5.00 per day: 4 Day Pass $15.00 

Free Admission:  USATF Member coaches who have completed their 2015 USATF background screening, participating athletes, children (under 10), USATF Region 3 Junior Olympic Championship volunteers and officials. 


WARM UP AREA: Athletes may warm up on the fields adjacent to the track. 



First through third place finishers will receive USATF medals, 4th through 8th place medals . First place in all relays will receive engraved batons. 

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Each competitor must report to the Clerk of Course at least 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event. In the case of field events, the competitor must report to the Field Judge in charge of the event. Track events take precedence over field  events however, you must report to the Field Judge first and request permission to be excused. For all events: 

•  First call will be 45 minutes before the event 

• Second call will be 30 minutes prior to the event 

• Last & Final call will be 15 minutes prior to the event 

• If you are not checked in and ready to move to the track by the Final call you will be scratched. 


If the meet is running behind schedule, call intervals may be shortened. In addition a call may not be made however; events will go forward as outlined in the schedule. 



  • USATF rules, USATF Youth Athletics Rules and any supplementary rules stated in this event announcement will be adhered to strictly. The USATF Competition Rules (PDF) may be found here or purchased here.
  • Advancement to the finals in the 100,200,400, short hurdles, and long hurdles events shall be in accordance with Rule 303(h) in the Competition Rule Book. 
  • ¼” or less, pyramid spikes, or running flats only, allowed to be used on Hampton University’s  track. No street shoes will be allowed on  the track. 
  • Uniforms for the purpose of relays (Rule 302- 3{d}) All participant shall wear tops of the same color as well as shorts of a same color. 
  • No coaches are allowed on the track or field event area except for injuries. 



  1. No use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs will be tolerated. NO SMOKING ALLOWED
  2. No loud radios or music allowed. 
  3. Pets are not allowed. 
  4. Cooking of any type will not be allowed. 
  5. Tents, large umbrellas and canopies are allowed in designated sections only. None will be allowed in in front of the press box. 
  6. Place trash in receptacles that are provided. 
  7. No selling of merchandise without the consent of the meet director. 



Relay athletes must be declared on via the online declaration portal when declaring qualified relays. 



All inquiries regarding the meet should be directed through your Association Youth Chair. All protests must be filed at the protest table on the protest form by the team captain, the coach or the individual competitor, if competing for a club. A parent may file for an unattached runner. All coaches MUST abide by the USATF rules and any supplemental rules or risk disqualification of an athlete or their team. A CASH fee of $50.00 must be submitted when filing a protest. The money will be returned if the protest is upheld. 

JURY OF APPEALS:  The jury will consist of each association’s Youth Chair or their designee. 



Throwing Implements: Competitors may bring their personal implements for use in competition. Please have your implements inspected and weighed prior to competition at the appointed time and place. If implements have not been approved, they will not be accepted in competition. 

Pole Vault: Athletes must provide their own pole in the pole vault. Athletes will be weighed in at the pole vault area and  their poles inspected. 



The National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championship will be held at University of North Florida (UNF) – Hodges Stadium - Jacksonville, FL from July 27rd thru August 2, 2015. Track and Field shall advance FIVE individuals and  Five relay teams from each Regional to National. 

The combined events shall advance the top two placed individuals and anyone else that meet the National standard at the regional Championship. The National Standard is the average  of the 8th place in the last three National Junior Olympic Championships. See attached. The host Association shall qualify a like number. The 8 and Under age division will compete at the National Junior Olympic Track & Field .  The 8 and Under must be at least seven by December 31, 2015  to compete at the JO National Championships. 


Intent to Advance to Nationals: 

A competitor who intends to attend the national meet must declare his/ her intent to advance in the Junior Olympics by using the Coach O’s USATF declaration process. Registration must be completed by midnight Tuesday, July 15, 2015.  The posting of the results of the event in which they have qualified for Nationals will be on the CoachO website. Click here for the online registration site.



*Individual                       $8 per event

*Relays                            $32 per relay
*Triathlon/Pentathlon       $20 per individual
*Heptathlon/Decathlon  $24 per individual


All fees must be paid online on CoachO or by process establish by your Association’s Youth Chair.


To Hampton University - 100 E. Queen St. Hampton, VA 23668

From the South 95 or 85:

  • Take North to 58 East .
  • Take 58 East to 64 East
  • Take exit 28A to merge onto I-64 E toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach
  • Take Exit 267 toward E Tyler St
  • Continue straight onto E Tyler St

From the North:

  • I-95 South 
  • Take exit 84A on the left merge onto I-295 toward Rocky Mt. NC/Richmond Interchange
  • Take exit 28A to merge onto I-64 E toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach
  • Take Exit 267 toward E Tyler St
  • Continue straight onto E Tyler St

Darling Stadium address:  Site of the Discus and Pole Vault

Darling Stadium

4111 Victoria Boulevard

Hampton, VA 23669