USATF Ohio Association Youth News and Information can be found at

Looking for a Track & Field Meet this Summer,
Potomac Valley is Looking for You

The Potomac Valley Association is hosting a “High Performance” Track & Field Meet on July 20 in Landover Maryland. The Potomac Valley “High Performance” meet is looking for competitors ages 14 and up. This includes both the “Open” and “Masters” competitors. Download the meet flyer or information sheet for additional information. Registration is easy to complete thru

2017 Ohio Track & Field Schedule

Columbus Track & Field Classic at Pickerington North High School on Sunday, May 21. For additional information visit the New World Track Club webpage or email them at This meet is open to Youth, Open Athletes and Masters. Online entry thru Coach O.

New World Summer Classic at Pickerington North High School on Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10. For additional information visit the New World Track Club webpage or email them at This meet includes a combined events competition and is open to Youth, Open Athletes and Masters. Online entry thru Coach O.

Ohio Association Junior Olympics Individual Events Championships at Cedarville University in Cedarville Ohio on Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18. This meet is for Youth only and is a qualifying meet for the Region 5 Junior Olympic Championships. For additional information visit our Youth Track & Field Schedule webpage.

2017 Ohio Track & Field Grand Prix Series

The 2017 USATF Ohio Grand Prix Series is under way. To follow the series, please visit the "Sports" webpage or the "News" tab.


USATF Youth Outdoor Championships Announced

The USATF Illinois Association will host the 2017 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships. Dates for the meet will be June 26-30, at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Online athlete registration for the 2017 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships is currently live at

Meet information will be made available by USATF-Illinois and posted at upon receipt.

As previously announced, 2017 USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships will be held July 24-30 in Lawrence, Kansas.


The USATF Ohio Association J.O. Cross Country Championships will be conducted at the Otterbein University Cross Country Course in Westerville Ohio on Saturday November 12, 2016. Visit the Associations Upcoming Events webpage  or the Youth Cross Country webpage for complete details.

USATF Ohio Association Track & Field Grand Prix Results

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USATF Summer Track Opportunities in Ohio

USATF's largest youth program is the Junior Olympics, where nearly 70,000 youth athletes compete in local, Association, and Regional meets to qualify for the Track & Field and Cross Country championships. This grass roots program is for boys and girls 7 to 19 years old with local meets starting in May ending with the Junior Olympics (Track & Field) in late July. Download the Summer Track Flyer today.

Looking for a Track & Field Meet?

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your training to the test? Check out the Ohio Association's Upcoming Events webpage for a list of Ohio Association Clubs that are having meets this spring and summer. Many of these meets are open to Youth, Masters and Open competitors. Check it out today and download the meet flyer.

New World Track Club's "Columbus Track & Field Classic"

The Columbus Track & Field Classic is the premier spring track and field meet for Youth, Open and Master athletes in the mid-western United States. In recent years, athletes from nine states and three countries have participated. Fully automatic timing (FAT) will be provided by Perfect Timing Group.

This years Classic will take place at Pickerington High School on May 22, 2016 with the first event starting at 8:30 a.m. Down load the meet flyer or visit the Ohio Association's Upcoming Events webpage for additional details.


A Letter To High School Athletes About Race Walking In College

By Vinc Peters, Former National Chairman of USATF Race Walking
(Last Update: October, 2014)

High School track and field athletes in general and high school race walkers in particular, need to be made aware that there is a shortage of race walkers in the USA. There are currently more colleges needing race walkers for their Track & Field teams then there are HS walkers in the USA. As a result, some colleges are now recruiting race walkers from other countries to walk here in the USA. This fact is presented only to stress the point that high school race walkers are an important commodity to many colleges.

What does it take to be a collegiate walker? Continue Reading


The Buckeye Pole Vault Academy will be hosting a series of High School Pole Vault Meets at their Club Facility in Lewis Center, Ohio. Meets start November 29, 2014 and run thru March 8, 2015 which will be the championship meet. For additional information, download the Academy's flyer.


The Grasshoppers is a summer running club for kids going into grades 2 through 6. The Columbus Running Company are excited to offer five locations, Dublin, Grove City, Hilliard, Lancaster and Westerville, for the club in 2014, beginning in June and running through the summer. The focus with the Grasshoppers is on getting active, staying healthy and becoming hooked on the fun of the running lifestyle. Club members will run a race or two along the way.

For full info and to register, vist the Grasshopper webpage. Check it out today.


Pre registration cost:
$160 for two days or $80 for just one
Coaches ~ only $60 for one or both days.
Interested or wish to register?


The 2014 Youth Track & Field Outdoor Schedule has been posted. The Ohio Association has several developmental meets schedule plus the Junior Olympic Meets from the Ohio Championships to the National J.O. Championships. Check out the schedule and start making plans.

2014 Lyman England Memorial Classic Youth Developmental Meet ~ Results


Congratulations to Jack Lint of Westerville Ohio, Ohio Association member and a member of the USA Youth Team competing in the 8th IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk Ukraine (July 10 - 14, 2013). Jack competed in the Boy's Youth Octathlon, scoring 5,879 points over two days of competition for a 13th place overal  finish.

The Octathlon is a two day competition comprising of eight (8) different events. Day 1 of competition starts with the 100 meter dash, followed by the long jump, then the shot put and concluding the day with the 400 meter race. Day 2 of competition starts with the 110 meter hurdles followed by the high jump, then javelin throw and then concluding the day and the competition with the 1000 meter race.

At the start of competion on Day 2, Jack Lint ran a PR in the 110 meter hurdles (14:19), which was the 3rd fastest time of the day. After competing in the high jump and the javelin throw, Jack finished the day with the 2nd fastest time in the 1000 meter race (2:42.64). A summary of Jack's performance for each event is below. In addition, complete results for the entire competition and USA team can be found on the IAAF World Youth webpage.

Event Mark Points  
100 Meters Dash 11.58s 756 18
Long Jump 6.59m 718 23
Shot Put 12.87m 659 18
400 Meters Dash 49.66s 830 5
110 Meter Hurdles 14.19s 950 3
High Jump 1.93m 740 8
Javelin Throw 37.25m 402 24
1000 Meter Run 2:42.64 844 2
Total Points   5879 13


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Make the Commitment: Stop Abuse in Sport is hosting the first of 11 free webinars for NGBs, local clubs, coaches and parents on May 2013 thru July 2013. The presenter, Cindy McElhinney, is director of programs at Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse. We strongly encourage you to join us as McElhinney helps us better understand the issue by revealing the facts about child abuse. Sign up today and visit our campaign website for more information.


**Beginning on November 1, 2012, USATF will be changing its background screening processes and criteria in an effort to make the process more transparent and easier to follow. These changes are being provided to you in advance to create awareness for our youth volunteers and coaches, and avoid any confusion that could result from these changes. Please see the attached letter for details. **

Junior Olympic Association Cross Country Results

Results for the 2012 Junior Olympic Association Cross Country Championships have been posted.

Photos have been uploaded to the "Association Events ~ Past" page which can be found under the Events tab.