State Individual Championships

The State Individual Championships is a two day competition held in March each year. It is the pinnacle of the season for athletes, who are only eligible to compete if the necessary qualification standards have been achieved during the season.

As a championship meet entry fees are payable and medals and ribbons are awarded to the athletes based on performance in the final. Seeded heats and finals are undertaken for laned track events

The competition is open to registered U8 to U13 athletes who:

  • have earned their 25 Participation Award
  • have achieved a minimum 2 qualifying performances during the current season in the event before the entry closing date
  • or achieved one qualifying performance during the current season in the event before the entry closing date AND apply for a supplementary entry which is successfully granted by the Competition Director

The competition is open to registered U14 and U15 athletes who:

  • have earned their 25 Participation Award
  • have competed in the event twice during the season

Events offered at the competition are:

PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Event U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15
70 Metres X X X          
100 Metres X X X X X X X X
200 Metres X X X X X X X X
400 Metres X X X X X X X X
800 Metres   X X X X X X X
1500 Metres     X X X X X X
60-100 Metre Hurdles X X X X X X X X
200 Metres Hurdles             X X
Long Jump X X X X X X X X
Triple Jump X X X X X X X
High Jump   X X X X X X X
TurboJav / Javelin X X X X X X X X
Discus X X X X X X X X
Shot Put X X X X X X X X

For high jump there are specific starting points for the State Championship. Athletes should review these specifications before nominating for the event.

The program of which events are offered on which days is listed in the Information Manual. It is important to note that LATas attempts to program a morning and afternoon session on each day, and will not start an afternoon event until a start time which is published with the final program. Additionally, the competition commences earlier on a Sunday (so please don't get caught out, and miss your event!)

Athletes must compete in the full uniform, and the name, Little Athletics Tasmania, sponsors and 25 Participation award badges must be sewn on the shirt. The badge placement is detailed in the Information Manual and here.

Failure to have correct uniform will lead to disqualification of the athlete.

Parents assist in the running of the competition through the provision of duties. Competent parents are nominated for officials duties. All new parents are paired with experienced parents in field crews. Officials mentoring is not available at Championship competitions.

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