2005-06 Track Rules Revisions ( National Federation of State High School Associations)
NFHS Track and Field and Cross Country Web Page
6-4-5; 6-4-8; 6-5-1 : Effective 2006-07, all references
and diagrams will reflect one standard sector at 34.92 degrees (6-4-5,
6-4-8, & 6-5-1 diagrams) for the shot and discus.
Rationale: The international sector is smaller, easier to lay out and
when used, easily defines the requirements necessary for the design of
the cages and adjacent restricted zones around the event. Other factors
considered are a) minimizes risk to athletes and spectators, b)
encourages good throwing techniques, c) requires athletes to control
implement to mark, d) easy layout of the sector lines, e) is a change
supported by NFHS questionnaire.
7-5-3 : (New) (Add) ...Prior to competition the coach
must verify that each of that school's pole vaulters meets the
requirements. Note: Each state association shall determine its
own procedure regarding coach's verification.
Rationale: 1. Provides a method to ensure that the standard is met at
each meet prior to participation. 2. Reduces liability. 3. Similar to
the rule in football about legal equipment.
New York State - Rules Interpretation:
1. When tights are used they need to be a solid color without
stripes or banner style lettering / logos. The manufacturer logo
(business card size) is fine. 2. For relays: Shorts must be
school issued and of the same color, but do not have to be the
3. Undergarments (bra, sports bra, underwear) do not need to be a solid
color. Boxer shorts that hang outside of the school uniform short
do not count as undergarments, tights do not count as undergarments,
shirts do not count as undergarments.
The Water Barrier will now be set at the boys distance for both boys
and girls. The distance from the barrier to the water pit will be the
Rationale: Better meet management.