2016 Indoor Track & Field Rules  

I RULES
A. CIAC
Date of first practice and competition - set by CIAC
Number of competitions per week ­ 2
Number of meets per season - 14
B. FCIAC
All meets to take place at either Wilton or Staples field houses
Events and their order
a. Field events (FCIAC follows state order for field events)
HJ (boys followed by girls)
LJ (girls followed by boys)
PV (boys followed by girls)
SP (girls followed by boys)
Running events
4 x 1.5 lap relay
4 x 5 lap relay (championship meets only)
45/50 hurdles
45/50 dash
1000m run
600 m run
hurdle finals(when run)
dash finals(when run)
1600m rn
medley relay(3 lap, 1 lap, 1 lap, 5 lap)
300m run
3200m run
4 x 2.5 lap relay

Qualifying meets
Each contestant in the shot put and long jump shall be allowed three or four attempts
The meet director shall keep all results and shall produce the results of all competitors. This result sheet will be the official meet result.
The starter will check the competitor's shoes to ensure they are legal
Each athlete may compete in only 3 events
The 3200 meters will be conducted in all qualifying meets. Wilton has the option of staging the 3200m as the first event on the first and third qualifying meet dates
A school is limited to six total entries in 4 x 1.5 lap relay and 4 x 2.5 lap relay.
For example: four teams in 4 x 1.5 lap and 2 teams in 4 x 2.5 lap;
or six teams in 4 x 1.5 lap and no teams in 4 x 2.5 lap         

II Determining Schedules
A. Make up of the divisions will be determined by the FCIAC Constitution, Article IV,
Section 1
B. Qualifying Meets
A yearly schedule will be made by the Track Committee
2. Coaches must e-mail their rosters to the league designee prior to the first qualifying meet. Further updates must be e-mailed as needed.
3. CIAC state order of events for both running and field will be followed in our qualifying and championship meets.
4. Each member school will be charged with finding one field event and one finish line official for each qualifying meet they are scheduled to attend. If a school fails to find the officials, coaches from that school must fill the vacancies.
C. Championship Meets
Will be held upon completion of the qualifying season
Prior to championship meet, there will be a seeding
meeting and assignment of officials by the meet director. The seed meeting will be conducted in cyberspace or physical space.
At the seed meeting of the divisional meets when seed cards are used, coaches shall provide the meet director with a hard copy of the entries.
All seeding will be verified by the current record keeping
materials. Any verifiable results of the current indoor season may be
used for seeding purposes
CIAC state order of events for both running and field will be followed in our qualifying and championship meets.

III Determination of a Champion
A. Rules for the Divisional and FCIAC meets shall be the same
FCIAC/Divisional Championships:
To be decided by multi team meets
In the case of a tie, each team shall be declared co-champion
Scoring shall be in accordance with the recommendation of the National Federation
Contestants in the shot put and long jump shall be allowed three attempts with the top seven qualifying for three final attempts which will be done in the reverse contestant qualifying order.

Entry limitations

Divisional meets:
Case (1) when the league stages three divisional meets. Four individuals in each individual event and one relay. If more than four athletes are entered in an individual event, they all must have met the FCIAC standard.

Case (2) when the league stages two divisional meets. Four individuals in each individual event and one relay. If more than four athletes are entered in an individual event, they all must have met the FCIAC standard.


FCIAC Championship meet: All athletes in individual events must have met the FCIAC standards as adjusted yearly. One relay team in each of the relays is allowed.

Individual entries
An athlete may compete in a maximum of three events
If an athlete is entered in three individual events, he/she may not compete in a relay
If an athlete is entered in two individual events, he/she may compete in one relay if listed for that relay
If an athlete is entered in one individual event, he/she may compete in two relays if listed for those two relays
If an athlete is entered in no individual events, she may compete in three relays if listed for those three relays
Scratching an individual event does not make an athlete eligible for an additional relay

Conversion factors for entry purposes
seed times for 4 x 5 lap relay may be derived by adding four individual times
seed times for 4 x 1.5 lap, 4 x 2.5 lap, and Medley relays must have actually been achieved at Staples or Wilton
boys conversion from Wilton to Staples to CIAC distances
45 hurdles to 50 hurdles add 0.7 seconds to 55 hurdles add another 0.8 seconds
45 dash to 50 dash add 0.5 seconds to 55 dash add another 0.5 seconds
4x225 relay to 4x240 r add 8.0 seconds to 4x200 r not stipulated
4x375 relay to 4x400 r add 15.0 seconds 4x400r is the CIAC distance
3,1,1,5 lap relay add 16.0 seconds to 200 400 400 800r not stipulated
4x750 relay to 4x800 r add 34.0 seconds 4x800r is the CIAC distance

Girls conversion from Wilton to Staples from Wilton to CIAC distances
45 hurdles to 50 hurdles add 0.8 seconds to 55 hurdles add another 0.9 seconds
45 dash to 50 dash add 0.6 seconds to 55 dash add another 0.6 seconds
4x225 relay to 4x240 r add 9.0 seconds to 4 x 200r not stipulated
4x375 relay to 4x400 r add 17.0 seconds 4x400r is the CIAC distance
3,1,1,5 lap relay add 18.0 seconds to 200 200 400 800r not stipulated
4x750 relay to 4x800 r add 40.0 seconds 4x800r is the CIAC distance  

8. Meet Director
Shall have the authority to manage FCIAC/Divisional Championship meets
Procedures for operating the FCIAC/Divisional meets shall be developed by the Track Committee
9. Rules not governed by FCIAC rules shall be governed by the National High School Federation rules
10. The short sprint and hurdles shall be run at least twice at the divisional and FCIAC meet when more than one heat is necessary

IV Officials
A. Qualifying meets ­ Each school shall be expected to provide two officials for each meet. Fees are determined by the FCIAC.
B. Championship meets ­ Officials shall be provided. The meet director prior to the meet shall appoint a referee, games committee, and jury of appeals.

V Awards
FCIAC championship
Medals to the first six places in each individual event and first six teams in each relay event
2. Trophy to the top two teams
Divisional championship
1.   Medals awarded to the first three individuals and relays. No ribbons awarded
2.   Trophy to the team winner

VI All FCIAC First Team
First and second place finishers in all individual and relay events in the FCIAC
championship meet
All athletes selected for the all state team
Any athlete added by the track committee at the end of the season meeting