ATHLETICS (For all six categories of boys and girls)
(a) Only two participants in each event will be permitted to participate from a region in each category.
(b) One participant can participate in three events only, excluding the relay.
(c) Events for the National Athletic Meet 2022
(i) Track events for Junior and Senior boys: 100 mts, 200 mts, 400 mts, 800mts, 1500 mts, 3000 mts, 110 mts Hurdles, 400 mts Hurdles), 5 km walk & 4×100 mts Relay, 4×400 mts relay.
(ii) Field events for Junior and Senior boys: Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shotput, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw & Javelin Throw.
(iii) Track events for Junior and Senior girls: 100 mts, 200 mts, 400 mts, 800 mts, 1500 mts ,3000m, 100 mts Hurdles, 400 mts Hurdles, 3 km walk, 4 x 100 mts Relay and 4x 400 mts relay
(iv) Field events for Junior and Senior girls: Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shotput, Discus Throw, Hammer Throw & Javelin Throw.
(v) Track events for Sub Junior Boys & Girls: 100 mts, 200 mts, 400 mts, 600 mts, 80m hurdles, 4 x 100 mts Relay.
(vi) Field events for Sub Junior Boys and Girls: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot put and Discus Throw
(d) Throws: Categories Shot Put Discuss Throw Javelin Throw Hammer Throw Sub Junior Boys 4 kg 1 kg NA NA Sub Junior Girls 3 kg 1 kg NA NA Junior Girls 3 Kg 1 Kg 500 gm 3 Kg Senior Girls 3 Kg 1 Kg 500 gm 3 Kg Junior Boys 5 Kg 1.5 Kg 700 gm 5 Kg Senior Boys 5 Kg 1.5 Kg 700 gm 5 Kg
(e) Jumps: Category Take off for Triple Jump Take off for Long Jump Boys 9 m 1 m Girls 7 m 1 m 9
(f) Hurdles Distance Category Height of Hurdles No. of Flights First Hurdle from the starting point Other Hurdles’ Distance Distance from the last Hurdle to the finish. 80mts Sub Junior Boys and Girls 0.762 m 8 12 m 8 m 12 m 100 mts. Jr. Girls 0.840 m 10 13 m 8.50 m 10.50 m 100 mts. Sr. Girls 0.840 m 10 13 m 8.50 m 10.50 m 110 mts. Jr. Boys 0.914 m 10 13.72 m 9.14 m 14.2 m 110 mts. Sr. Boys 0.914 m 10 13.72m 9.14 m 14.2 m 400 mts Jr. Boys 0.84 m 10 45 m 35 m 40 m 400 mts Sr. Boys 0.84 m 10 45 m 35 m 40 m 400 mts Jr. Girls 0.762 m 10 45 m 35 m 40 m 400 mts Sr. Girls 0.762 m 10 45 m 35 m 40 m
(g) All participants will be provided with two sets of chest numbers to be worn visibly on his/her chest and back. The size of the numbers shall not exceed 150 mm x 25 mm.
(h) The Participants should report to the Reporting booth at the first call. After the third call, no participant will be allowed to participate in that event. In case a participant is unable to report to the reporting booth for a valid reason, he/she should obtain prior permission from the officials through the manager/coach.
(i) The Referee and the officials in charge of conducting the events should brief the participants before the commencement of each event regarding the track or lane rules, changing the track, pushing or tripping the competitors, which will eventually lead to disqualification from a particular event or events.
(j) Some of the events require heats to select the participants for the finals. The timing, and not the position at the heats, will decide the qualifiers for the finals. (k) The track umpires are assistants to the referee, without the power of decision.
(l) During the Relays, the baton must be carried in hand throughout the race. In case the baton is dropped, it should be picked up. The race will be invalid for a participant who finishes the race without the baton. 10
(m) The baton shall be made of wood or light metal, which shall not be more than 300 mm and not less than 280 mm long; the thickness shall be 120 mm and with a weight less than 50 gram. The baton shall be colored, so that its visibility is noticeable easily during the race. The referee can disapprove any baton if it is not made according to the specifications.
(n) Every regional team is required to use its proper uniform, tracksuit and sports kits. The participants can use spikes and starters (optional). No participant will be allowed to run bare foot.
(o) In case of Athletics Relay events like (4x100m and 4x400m) the selected team for the Regional and National will comprise of the first four position holders of the 100m and 400m race respectively and not the actual winners of the relay events.
(p) Relay: If dropped, the baton shall be recovered by the athlete who dropped it. He may leave his lane to retrieve it provided that, by addition, where the baton is dropped in such a way that it moves sideways or forward in the direction of running (including beyond the finish line), the athlete who dropped it, after his hand, before continuing in the race. Provided these procedures are adopted where applicable and no other athlete is impeded, dropping the baton shall not result in disqualification. If an athlete does not follow this Rule, his team shall be disqualified.