About Competition

Middle school and high school athletes should compete with their school team during the school season and join up with McMinnville Track Club after the school season is finished (for both track and cross country). Elementary school athletes should start practice with the club at or towards the beginning of the season.

All athletes get to race at the State meet with a chance to advance to Regionals and Nationals.

Summer Track & Field:

The current calendar of USATF summer track competitions can be found at the following link: USATF Oregon Youth

Check out this pdf for information about the track and field competitions themselves: 2017 Description of Meets

NOTE: for any events requiring electronic registration, we require athletes to provide us with a signed Event Signup Sheet for each meet.

Autumn Cross Country (XC):

The current McMinnville Track Club cross country schedule is maintained at this on athletic.net:  MTC 2017 XC Season

Youth Age Divisions

Youth competitions typically take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability. The age divisions for competition year 2017 are as follows:

Age Division Year of Birth
8 & Under (previously Sub-bantam) 2009+*
9 – 10 (previously Bantam) 2007-2008
11 – 12 (previously Midget) 2005-2006
13 – 14 (previously Youth) 2003-2004
15 – 16 (previously Intermediate) 2001-2002
17 – 18 (previously Young) 1999-2000**

* Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.”

** Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.

Track Events by Age Divisions

8 & Under
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, Long Jump, (Mini Javelin), Shot Put (2k)

9-10
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 1500m RW, 4x100mRelay, 4x400m Relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (6lbs), Mini Javelin (300g), Triathlon (HJ, SP, 200m/400m)

11-12
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 1500m RW, 3000m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 4x800m Relay, 80m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (6lbs), Mini Javelin (300g), Discus (1k), Pentathlon (80mH, SP, HJ, LJ, 800m/1500m)

13-14
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m RW, 3000m, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 4x800m Relay, 100m Hurdles, 200m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (6lbs/4kg), Javelin (600g), Discus (1k), Pole Vault, Pentathlon (100mH, SP, HJ, LJ, 800m/1500m)

15-16
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m RW, 3000m, 2000m Steeplechase, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 4x800mRelay, 100/110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (12lbs/4kg), Javelin(800g/600g), Discus (1.6kg/1kg), Pole Vault, Hammer (12lbs/4kg), Heptathlon (girls) (day one-100mH, HJ, SP, 200m, day two- LJ, Javelin, 800m), Decathlon (boys) (day one- 100m, LJ, SP, HJ, 400m, day two-110mH, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m)

17-18
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m RW, 3000m, 2000m Steeplechase, 4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay, 4x800m Relay, 100/110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put (12lbs/4kg), Javelin (800g/600g), Discus (1.6kg/1kg), Pole Vault, Hammer (12lbs/4kg), Heptathlon (girls) (day one-100mH, HJ, SP, 200m, day two- LJ, Javelin, 800m), Decathlon (boys) (day one- 100m, LJ, SP, HJ, 400m, day two-110mH, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500m)

Cross Country USATF Race Distances: 

8 and under race 2K
9-12 race 3K
13-14 race 4K
15-18 race 5K