STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - U9-U17
This is a very important carnival where the best athletes from all over NSW gather to compete. It is usually the 3rd or 4th weekend in March and at Olympic Park, Homebush Bay, Sydney.
WARNING: As STATE is a 3 day program, the day of your event at State may be different to Zone and Regional.
This seasons State Carnival will be held on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March 2017
The State Track & Field Championships will have up to 24 competitors in every individual event
The 24 competitors have been determined as follows: -
Automatic Qualifiers (up to 16 competitors across the eight Regions)
•First and second place from each of the eight Regions (see Note 1 below regarding qualifying times/performances)
Additional Performance Based Qualifiers
•Up to eight additional competitors from across all Regions.
To determine the additional performance based qualifiers, all athletes (from finals) after the automatic qualifiers, across all Regions, will be collated and the best eight determined. Where there were equal performances for the 8th position, all athletes on that equal performance will be excluded. (ie. Some events may have less than eight additional competitors).
All information, including list of athletes is available at the following link:
Note 1: There are now qualifying standards for the 1500m Walk; the 3000m Run (as per Rules of Competition, Section D), and for High Jump (athletes must have cleared the state starting height for their relevant age group at region to progress. The starting heights can be found in the Rules of Competition). Athletes who cannot complete their events within these time/height limits at the regional carnivals, irrespective of placings (including auto qualifiers), have not be considered for progression to the State Track & Field Championships.