NIKE TRACK NATIONALS 2011 - Competition has already begun!
Year two of Nike Track Nationals promises to be another innovative competition featuring the best high school aged track and field athletes in the United States. In addition to the top 12 boys and girls programs selected to participate at the national meet through an on-line competition, new to 2011’s event will be the addition of 40 individual qualifiers. In partnership with USA Track and Field, Nike will track the best performances of the outdoor season, selecting the top 20 male and top 20 female individual athletes for a spot to compete within the USATF Junior National Championships, which coincides with the Nike Track Nationals competition at legendary Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon, June 23-26, 2011.
Individuals can qualify one of two ways.
Nike will select and offer travel grants and competition attire through USA Track and Field to the top 10 boys and top 10 girls in any of the 10 Nike Track Nationals events via the scoring tables at niketracknationals.com that assign a point score to performances in those 10 events. The top 10 point scores regardless of event will qualify.
Nike will invite the top 5 individual athletes in each of the following events: 1500m (5 boys and 5 girls) 3000m (5 girls only) 5000m (5 boys only)
Clubs will log their best performances in ten track and field events including the 100m, 110/100m Hurdles, 400m, 800m, Mile, Long Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Put, and Discus Throw. Each program is allowed to enter their top mark for each event, with a two-event maximum per athlete. Those marks will then be scored in decathlon fashion with performance marks awarded a point score. Although competition consists of ten events, the lowest scoring event will be dropped, making the total score the sum of their best nine events. The top team from each of the eight regions will receive an automatic bid to the national competition in Eugene, with the next four highest scores regardless of region receiving at-large bids.
March 31-Online competition begins at www.NikeTrackNationals.com May 2-Teams must be registered to be eligible for the National Championships June 5-Last day marks will be accepted June 6-National qualifiers announced / final standings released June 25-National Championships in Eugene, Oregon