The Championships are open to girls and boys currently attending grades 7 through 9; no regional events or qualifying meets are required to participate. The meet offers individual and team competition. Only NLAA affiliated schools with 5 or more athletes of each gender are eligible for the team awards. Students attending non-affiliated schools can participate in the competition and win individual awards.
Participants may compete in up to three (3) individual events plus a relay.
Track: 100m, 200m, 300m, 800m, 1200m, 2000m, 4x100m relay
Field: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (Girls 3kg, Boys 4kg)
Special Olympics: 100m, 200m, Standing Long Jump
Wheelchair/Para: WC 100m, WC 200m, Para Shot Put (Girls 3kg/Boys 4kg)
Team Competition non-scoring events: Special Olympics, Wheelchair/Para
The wheelchair track events and Para Throwing events are open to all classifications but will compete in the open class and will therefore compete for the same set of medals as all athletes entered in the event.
Awards for the top 8 finishers
Individual Awards will be presented immediately following the completion of each event. The top three (3) finishers in each event and division will receive medals. Athletes placing fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eight will receive ribbons.
Two Championship Banners 1st place Girls and 1st place Boys schools.
A Championship Banner will be presented to the top school in each division. The top 2 finishers (only one relay team per school) in each event per school will score. There is no limit to the number of athletes a school can enter in an event, however, an athlete can enter in up to 3 individual events plus a relay.
Team Scoring: Individual and relay events will be scored 30-29-28-27-26-25-24-23 ... 1 point for 30th place.
Team Competition Eligibility: NLAA affiliated schools for the and teams with 5 or more athletes in a gender.Number of affiliated schools - 68
Race numbers will be available for pick up on MEET DAY beginning at 8:45 am from the “Race Bib Pick-up Desk”. A volunteer will be on-site at Pearlgate.