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2020 Outdoor Track and Field Season Launches with 2019 Grand Prix Awards

The Ohio Association of USA Track & Field, the National Governing Body of our sport in the United States, is looking forward with great excitement and anticipation to the 2020 outdoor track and field season. As we launch the 2020 season, let’s take a quick look back at 2019 and recognize the 2019 Ohio Association Grand Prix Awardees.

The USA Track & Field Ohio Association Grand Prix is an annual series of track and field meets where every competitor placing in the top eight in his or her event in each meet in the series scores points. Points scored in each of the Grand Prix series meets are totaled at the end of the season. The top three points scorers in each of eight age/gender divisions receive Grand Prix Awards. The individual achieving the high aggregate score during the season also receives the Grand Champion Award.

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2020 USATF Ohio Youth Track Meet Schedule

2019 USATF Ohio Association Cross Country Championships


The USATF Ohio Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Open Cross Country Championships, and Masters Cross Country Championships will be held on Sunday, November 10th at the Clark County Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ohio.

Junior Olympic entries can be made on and the Open & Masters entries will be day of the meet.    

For more information, visit the Youth webpage.

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


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