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Grand Prix Update After Four Meets

Final Meet This Saturday

The USA Track & Field Ohio Association outdoor track and field season is coming to a close and so is the Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix. The full Grand Prix standings including all Grand Prix meets through July 8 can be downloaded by clicking here.

The Queen City Classic on Saturday, July 15, is the final meet in the Grand Prix. Several Grand Prix awards are still up for grabs. Final results will be determined on at the Queen City Classic.

Note: All Ohio Association residents have been included in the Grand Prix standings so far. However, consistent with Grand Prix rules and information published with the standings after the first 2017 Grand Prix meet, athletes who were not 2017 USA Track & Field members on June 19 will not be included in the Grand Prix final standings.


2017 Ohio Track & Field Grand Prix Series Starts With a Bang

The Columbus Track & Field Classic, was first meet of the 2017 Ohio Association outdoor track and field season.  It was also the first meet in this year’s USA Track & Field Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix Series.  Despite the forecast calling for all-day thunderstorms, after some morning rain, the weather was great for competition.  The meet met the usual expectations of New World Track Club – a well-managed, highly competitive meet.  More than 520 athletes from Texas to Tennessee, to Pittsburg and Philadelphia, to Mississauga, Ontario, all parts of Ohio, and from every contiguous state entered the meet.  Click here for Columbus Track & Field Classic meet results.

The Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix is a series of meets for Youth, Senior/Open and Masters Athletes who are Ohio Association members.  Each athlete scores points based on place in each event he or she competes in at Grand Prix meets.  Points are totaled each meet and the top three point scorers  in four age brackets (12 & Under, 13-18, Senior/Open and Masters), male and female, win Grand Prix awards and are recognized at the Ohio Association’s fall meeting.  Eligible athletes must be Ohio Association members and must secure their 2017 membership no later than June 18, 2017.

2017 Grand Prix Series meets include:

May 21 Columbus T&F Classic Pickerington North HS Y-O-M
June 9-10 New World Summer Classic Pickerington North HS Y-O-M
June 17-18 Ohio Association Jr. Olympics Cedarville University Y
June 24 Midwest Classic Whitehall HS, Whitehall (Columbus) Y-O-M
June 27 SWOhio TC Pole Vault Race Walk Meet ~ Results Yellow Springs Y-O-M
July 15 Queen City Invitational Cincinnati Y-O-M

Click here for the Grand Prix standings after the Columbus Track & Field Classic.

Click here for update on the Grand Prix after three meets.

Next Up ~ New World Summer Classic

The New World Summer Classic will be held at Pickerington North High School on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10.  This meet features competition with athletes from all parts of Ohio and many neighboring states.  The meet also features the combined events (triathlon, pentathlon, heptathlon and decathlon) for youth, open/senior and masters athletes.  Registration/entry is now open at coacho.com.

We look forward to seeing you and your club at the New World Summer Classic.

USATF Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix Results

Scoring athletes are Youth, Senior (Open) and Masers athletes who are 2016 members of USA Track & Field who competed in the following meets:
  • Columbus T&F Classic
  • Worthington Summer Classic
  • Midwest Classic and Ohio Open & Masters Championships
  • Ohio Association Jr. Olympics
  • Queen City Invitational
and Senior (Open) and Masters Athletes who are 2016 members of USA Track & Field who competed in the following Southwest Ohio TC hosted meets:
  • Mini Meet ~ June 29
  • Pole Vault Night ~ July 20
  • All Commers Track Meet ~ July 20
Thanks everyone, for your participation in this pilot year for the Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix.

2016 Ohio Track & Field Grand Prix Award Winners (Revised)
(Awards will be presented at the September Ohio Association General Membersip Meeting. See our meeting page for more details. Please join us as we honor these individuals.)

Photos from the 2016 T & F Grand Prix

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AthleteBiz, You Buy, They Win

AthleteBiz is a new non-profit that delivers our sport to fans in a unique way and provides aspiring Track & Field Olympians with numerous promotional and financial benefits without charge. One of the creative features of the platform are individual athlete stores that enable fans to buy discounted merchandise while also financially supporting athletes' training expenses. You buy, they win.

The AthleteBiz platform can be found at www.athletebiz.us.

To buy great stuff at a discount AND support one of our sport's top athletes visit their AthleteBiz stores at: www.athletebiz.us/pages/athlete-stores-all 

It's a great way to shop for the holidays

Qualification Criteria and Standards for 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships Announced

The International Paralympic Committee for Athletics have announced the updated qualifications criteria along with the preliminary event program and qualification standards for the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on October 2015.


2016 and 2017 U.S. HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARDED TO COLUMBUS

The 2016 and 2017 USA Half Marathon Championships have been awarded to Columbus, Ohio. The Men's and Women's Half Marathon Championships will be run in conjunction with The Capital City Half Marathon in May of 2016 and 2017. Read the entire press release for more information. Congratulations to The First Capital Half Marathon and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.

NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES COMING TO OHIO

The 2013 National Senior Games are coming to the Greater Cleveland Area July 19 thru August 1, 2013. The Senior Games involve athletes 50 years of age and older, competing in 19 different sports including track & field, road racing and race walking. Visit the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission webpage for further information.