Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

2019 JO Champs Eligibility/Qualifying Details

Who is eligible

  • Athletes must be at least 7 years of age or older by December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.
  • They must be USATF Pacific Members, unless they do not reside in this area, in which case they must be members on one of the other 57 USATF Associations.
  • Athletes who are still eighteen (18) years of age through the final day of the National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships shall be eligible to compete in the 17-18 year old division through that meet.
  • Athletes must compete in their own 2-year age group. These age groups are based on the age the athlete will turn in the year 2019 as described in the chart below.

    Age        Birth Year
8 & Under: 2011+
9 – 10: 2009-2010
11 – 12: 2007-2008
13 – 14: 2005-2006
15 – 16: 2003-2004
17 – 18: 2001-2002

How to Qualify

FIRST, join USATF Pacific or renew your USATF Pacific membership!

Since USATF Pacific is hosting the JO Championships, the Region 16 Qualifying Meets are the only meets required for USATF Pacific athletes to achieve a JO qualifying mark. Those achieving a top 5 place will qualify to compete in the JOs. There are two types of Region 16 Qualifying Meets:

  • Single Sport Competition: July 5-7, Modesto JC, Modesto, CA
  • Combined Sport Competition: July 13-14, James Logan HS, Union City, CA

Information about these two meets will be posted here as soon as it becomes available. Visit the USATF Pacific’s Youth Track & Field schedule for more meets leading up to the Regionals.

Additional Information

Regional Meets Coordinator:  Charlotte Sneed, [email protected], 925-628-0273