Track & field

RULES

a. RULES

  • ●  Separate competitions will be had for both Male and Female runners.

  • ●  Individual events for 100m,400m, and 1,500m will be held. The number of participants will determine the format of each event, though runners should expect to run each event at

    least twice.

  • ●  Maximum 2 runners per university per individual event.

  • ●  There will be two relay events: 4x100m and 4x400m between teams from different

    schools. Each team consists of 4 runners, each running only one distance (leg) of either

    100m or 400m.

  • ●  Except for the 4th runner, an individual leg of the race is finished when an incoming

    runner passes the baton to the succeeding runner of his or her team.

  • ●  During each race there will be up to 4 teams competing against each other so that up to 4

    runners are running on the track at one time; each individual runner in the lane designated

    to his or her team.

  • ●  The same track is used for both races. The length of the track is 400m and is subdivided

    into legs of 100m. For 4x100m, every runner must complete his or her lap only in the lane

    designated to his or her team.

  • ●  For 4x400m, the first runner must complete his or her lap only in the lane designated to his

    or her team. However, teams are free to run in any lane thereafter, i.e. runners 2, 3 and 4

    can run in any lane (only for 4x400m).

  • ●  Each runner shall carry the baton by hand throughout the race and shall pass it to the

    succeeding runner of his or her team. The first runner shall start with the baton, and the last runner shall carry the baton until he/she has finished the race. The baton must be handed from the incoming runner to the outgoing runner within the exchange zone (20 meters) only. If the baton is exchanged outside the exchange zone, the team will be disqualified. A baton that inadvertently leaves a runner’s hand must be retrieved immediately without interference to runners of other teams or outsiders. If the baton is dropped in the exchange zone, in a legitimate attempt to hand it, either runner of the same team may retrieve it, even from another lane, without interfering runners from other teams. After passing the baton, the relieved runner must step off the track without interfering with other runners. For 4x100m, the baton must be exchanged only in designated lane and exchange zone. For 4x400m, the first runner must exchange the baton only in designated lane and exchange zone. However, thereafter, the runners (runners 2 and 3) can exchange batons in any lane as long as it is done within the exchange zone.

  • ●  Universities can have a maximum or 2 teams (8 runners) per relay. b. Points

    The runners with the shortest time will receive the respective points based on the Standard Score System (Please refer to ​Points Allocation ​section).