Rules

43rd ANNUAL COLGATE WOMEN'S GAMES
RULES AND REGULATIONS

Four preliminary meets and a semi-finals all take place at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Point scorers
after four preliminaries are invited to the semi finals, where participants compete to earn a spot at 
the Finals which will be held at The New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory, NYC.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ. TO PROCEED TO THE ENTRY FORM, CLICK "CONTINUE" BELOW.
 

Prizes will be awarded for places 1 through 6 in each preliminary meet, the semi-finals and finals. Educational grants-in-aid will be awarded for each divisional event to the top three competitors who earn the greatest number of points for all meets combined. Competitors may compete in any two events in the preliminaries, but in only one of these events in the semi-finals and finals.

Competitors are encouraged to participate in all preliminary meets to accumulate the most points towards an educational grant. Finalists will be required to submit a copy of their school attendance record and an essay of 150 words or less to the Meet Director in order to be eligible for an educational grant.

 

  1. Competition in the Elementary A and B, Mid-School and High School Division is open to girls in grades 1 to 12. (See grade assignments on reverse side under Schedule.) The College/Open Division is open to female college students and non-students under 30. The 30’s Plus Division is open to women 30 years of age and over.

  2. The divisions and events of competition are as follows:
      ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION A 
      • 55-meter dash
      • 200-meter dash
      • 400-meter dash
      • 800-meter run
      • High jump

      ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION B
      • 55-meter dash
      • 55-meter hurdles
      • 200-meter dash
      • 400-meter dash
      • 800-meter run
      • High jump

      MID-SCHOOL DIVISION
      • 55-meter dash
      • 55-meter hurdles
      • 200-meter dash
      • 400-meter dash
      • 800-meter run
      • 1500-meter run
      • High jump
      • Shot put

      HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
      • 55-meter dash
      • 55-meter hurdles
      • 200-meter dash
      • 400-meter dash
      • 800-meter run
      • 1500-meter run
      • High jump
      • Shot put

      COLLEGE OPEN DIVISION
      • 55-meter dash
      • 55-meter hurdles
      • 200-meter dash
      • 400-meter dash
      • 800-meter run
      • 1500-meter run
      • High jump
      • Shot put

      30s PLUS DIVISION
      • 200-meter dash
      • 1500-meter run

    Measurements for the 55 Meter Hurdles:
     
    DIVISIONS:  Elementary B, Mid School
    • Height: 30”
    • Distance from start to first hurdle: 12 meters
    • Distance between hurdles:  8 meter
    • Total number of hurdles:  5

    DIVISIONS:  High School, College/Open
    • Height: 33”
    • Distance from start to first hurdle: 13 meters
    • Distance between hurdles:  8.5 meter
    • Total number of hurdles:  5
  3. There are four preliminary track meets. A competitor is eligible for and should participate in all four preliminary meets to accumulate the most possible points. There is one semi-final and one final meet.
  4. A competitor may enter any two events in each of the preliminary meets. Points scored in one event may not be totaled with points scored in another. However, a competitor may only compete in one event -  the same one - in the semi-finals and finals. Thus, if a competitor scores points to qualify for the semi-finals in each event she enters, she must choose only one in which to compete in the semi-finals and finals.

  5. Elementary A competitors (enrolled in 1st through 3rd grades) may only compete in that division for four years.

  6. Elementary B competitors (enrolled in 4th through 5th grades) may only compete in that division for three years.

  7. Mid-School competitors (enrolled in 6th through 8th grades) may only compete in that division for four years.

  8. High School competitors (enrolled in 8th through 12th grades) may only compete in that division for five years.

  9. All other competitors who are not attending school in the 1st through 12th grades as listed above, irrespective of age or school affiliation, must compete in the College/Open or 30’s Plus Division.

  10. Through the preliminary meets, points are to be scored for places 1 through 12 in each event as follows:

    First Place ...............................................................................
    13 points
    Second Place ...............................................................................
    11 points
    Third Place ...............................................................................
    10 points
    Fourth Place ...............................................................................
    9 points
    Fifth Place ...............................................................................
    8 points
    Sixth Place ...............................................................................
    7 points
    Seventh Place ...............................................................................
    6 points
    Eight Place ...............................................................................
    5 points
    Ninth Place ...............................................................................
    4 points
    Tenth Place ...............................................................................
    3 points
    Eleventh Place ...............................................................................
    2 points
    Twelfth Place ...............................................................................
    1 point

    In events run around the track, point scorers will be decided on a timed basis after all sections have been run.

    In events run on the straightaway, points in places 7 through 12 will be awarded on a timed basis to the six fastest semi-finalists.

  11. All point scorers in each event at the end of the preliminary meets will be invited to compete in their respective event in the semi-finals and must submit a Declaration Form. Points are to be scored for places 1 through 6 in each event in the semi-finals as follows:

    First Place ...............................................................................
    15 points
    Second Place ...............................................................................
    10 points
    Third Place ...............................................................................
    8 points
    Fourth Place ...............................................................................
    6 points
    Fifth Place ...............................................................................
    4 points
    Sixth Place ...............................................................................
    2 points
  12. A Declaration Form will declare a point scorer’s intent to compete in the semi finals and must be submitted at the conclusion of the preliminary meets. Forms will be available at the meet at that time. Once submitted, all declarations are final.

  13. After the semi-finals, the top six point scorers in each event will be invited to compete in the finals.

  14. Points are to be scored for places 1 through 6 in each event in the finals as follows:

    First Place ...............................................................................
    20 points
    Second Place ...............................................................................
    10 points
    Third Place ...............................................................................
    8 points
    Fourth Place ...............................................................................
    6 points
    Fifth Place ...............................................................................
    4 points
    Sixth Place

    ...............................................................................

    2 points

  15. At the conclusion of the final meet, points scored by a competitor in a single event in the Colgate Women’s Games will be totaled (i.e., points scored in the event by the competitor in all preliminary meets, the semi-final, and the final will be added together). The competitor who has the greatest total score in any one event (the most points earned in the event in the preliminaries, semi-final and final), will receive an educational grant-in-aid of $1,000. The competitor with the second most points in each event in each division will receive a $500 educational grant-in-aid. The competitor with the third most points in each event in each division will receive a $250 educational grant-in-aid. The funds will be given by Colgate-Palmolive Company to an institution of learning for the academic, vocational or professional education of each winner. The institution will be designated by the recipient. The grant-in-aid is not transferable by the recipient and may be used only for her individual education, except for Open and 30+ recipients.

  16. In case of a points tie at the finals, the higher trophy will be awarded for the best performance on the finals date.

  17. All decisions regarding eligibility and awards will be made by the Meet Director, Ms. Toussaint.

  18. Any competitor found competing in the wrong school division shall be disqualified from the competition at any stage in the competition that such infraction is determined.

  19. If a competitor proceeds through the finals of the competition and it is subsequently determined that she has competed in the wrong school division, all prizes, grants-in-aid and awards are automatically revoked.

  20. Prizes will be awarded for places 1 through 6 in the preliminary meets, semi-finals and finals.

  21. All protests must be in writing and handed to Meet Director and Referee, Ms. Toussaint within 30 minutes after the event in question has concluded.

  22. Judges' decisions are final.

  23. SPECIAL AWARDS
    • Most Improved Competitor Trophy

    • Most Promising Newcomer Trophy

    • Outstanding Competitor at the Preliminaries & Semi-finals Trophy

    • Outstanding Competitor at the Finals Trophy