Track and Field

Rochester Minnesota • June 24, 2017

Thanks for a great meet in 2017 at Century High School in Rochester!

Click here for 2017 meet results.

Entry Fee (For an unlimited number of events)
Adult: $30 before June 2 and $35 after June 2
Youth: $ 25 before June 2 and $30 after June 2
Entry Deadline: June 19, 2017

Venue
Century High School, 2525 Viola Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906.

Competition Format
All age groups, youth and adult, will be run on Saturday, June 24.

All running events will be run as timed finals.  Long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus, and javelin will be run cafeteria-style, with three attempts per athlete.  Attempts must be made within the allotted time frame.  Field events will close promptly at the scheduled time, or earlier if all athletes have finished all their attempts.  Click here to see the order of events. Each event will begin promptly upon the completion of the previous event.

Youth event specifications (hurdle height and throwing implement weights) can be found in the sport codes.

Participants may enter as many events as they wish.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own implements if possible.

Eligibility
Open to all Minnesota residents. South and North Dakota athletes are welcome to compete, since those states do not have state games. Out-of-state athletes will not take a State Games of America qualifying spot away from a Minnesota athlete. USA Track & Field membership is not required, but encouraged.  Participants may not compete in older or younger age divisions.  All athletes should bring verification of age.

Age Definitions
10 & under, previously Bantam (born 2007 or later); 11-12, previously Midget (born 2005-2006); 13-14, previously Youth (born 2003-2004); 15-16, previously Intermediate (born 2001-2002); 17-18, previously Young (1999-2000*); Open (19-29 years old on June 24, 2017); Masters (30 years old and over on June 24, 2017).

*athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the AAU National Junior Olympic meet (August 5, 2017 in Ypsilanti, Michigan) are eligible to compete in the 17-18 division of the Star of the North Games.

Rules
USA Track and Field rules and event specifications will be used, except where modified in writing.
Implement Specifications
Hurdle Placement and Height

Awards
Traditional gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event by age groups. Masters (30 & over) medals will be awarded by five-year age groups (30-34, 35-39, etc.). Medal winners at the 2016 Star of the North Games will earn an invitation to the 2017 State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

All-Events Passes
Passes are required for admission to all Star of the North Summer Games events and may be purchased for $10 per person at registration check-in, or at the track and field stadium.  Admission is free for children 12 and under.  All athletes receive a credential for free admission to all competitions and events during the Summer Games.

Refund Policy
No refunds will be given if an athlete fails to participate.  Competitions will be conducted unless the Star of the North Games Board of Directors or Sport Director(s) determines the weather conditions to be potentially dangerous or life threatening.  No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

Financial Aid
The Registration Assistance Program (RAP) was created to assist athletes under 18 years of age who may need financial aid to participate in the Games.  For more information on RAP, call the Star of the North Summer Games office.

Sport Commissioner
Phil Glover
1115 – 20th Avenue NE,
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612.789.3614 (H); email address: philglover71@yahoo.com

Local Sport Director
Kris Allen, Century High School Girls Track, krisallen@gmail.com.

Additional Information
Contact the Star of the North Games office
763.785.5603 (metro) or 800.756.7827 (toll free)
E-mail address:  sgames@mnsports.org