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Athletics (track and field) Sapsasa state championship

The track and field Sapsasa state championships are for students selected in district teams. Students with disabilities participate representing their school. Find out more about the event and how to participate.

Who can participate

To participate in a district team, athletes must

  • be in years 4 to 7 at an affiliated school
  • aged 10 to 13 years old

To participate as a student with disabilities as above plus, athletes should hold a classification. 

Athlete age is calculated as at 31 December in the year of the event. For example, a student turning

  • 10 years old in 2021 competes in the 10 year old events.
  • 12 years old in 2021 competes in the 12 year old events.

Athletes must compete in their age group.

14 year olds in primary school participation

In track and field 14 year old athletes in primary school can compete with 13 year olds.

Where and when

SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Tce, Mile End

  • Monday 20 September for country districts and students with disabilities.
  • Tuesday 21 September for metro districts.

The first event starts at 9.15am. Events are scheduled to finish by 3.30pm. View the track and field program of events (PDF 148KB) by event start time.

Athletes in district teams should be at the venue before 9.00am. On arrival check in with your district team official. Districts will be allocated to areas, look for your district banner. View the seating allocation map (PDF 409KB)

Students with disabilities should arrive at least 30minutes prior to their first event. On arrival check in with the coordinator at your designated seating area which is to be confirmed.

Results

Venue entry for athletes and spectators

District team officials will collect all athlete entry fees of $7.70 inc GST. A tax invoice will be sent to districts after the event.

Spectators pay $5.00 inc GST at entry to the venue. There may be some spectator restrictions in place based on the SA Athletics Stadium COVID management plan. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.

How to enter

Trials are held in each district to select a team to compete at the track and field state championship. Ask your school for your district trial details or contact your School Sport SA district convenor.

Districts must submit their team entries by Monday 6 September.

Students with disabilities submit the track and field students with disabilities nomination form by Monday 6 September.

Event - start times, starting heights, weights and suggested qualifying times


10 year old boys

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 10.00am
100m Final 12.47pm
200m Heats 11.31pm
200m Final 1.33pm
800m Final. Suggested time 3.15 minutes 12.21pm
1500m Final. Suggested time 6.20 minutes 9.25am
4 x 100m relay Timed final 2.07pm
Discus 500g 1.00pm
High jump 1.10m starting height 9.30am
Long jump Not applicable 12.00pm
Shot put 2kg 10.50am


10 year old girls

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 9.45am
100m Final 12.45pm
200m Heats 11.25pm
200m Final 1.31pm
800m Final. Suggested time 3.30 minutes 12.15pm
1500m Final. Suggested time 7.00 minutes 9.15am
4 x 100m relay Finals 1.55pm
Discus 500g 1.00pm
High jump 1.05m starting height 9.30am
Long jump Not applicable 12.00pm
Shot put 2kg 10.50am


11 year old boys

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 10.10am
100m Final 12.51pm
200m Heats 11.43pm
200m Final 1.37pm
800m Final. Suggested time 2.57 minutes 12.233m
1500m Final. Suggested time 5.55 minutes 9.35am
4 x 100m relay Finals 2.31pm
Discus 750g 10.50am
High jump 1.15m starting height 12.00pm
Long jump Not applicable 9.30am
Shot put 2kg 10.50am


11 year old girls

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 10.05am
100m Final 12.49pm
200m Heats 11.37pm
200m Final 1.35pm
800m Final. Suggested time 3.12 minutes 12.27pm
1500m Final. Suggested time 6.25 minutes 9.45am
4 x 100m relay Finals 2.07pm
Discus 750g 10.50am
High jump 1.10m starting height 12.00pm
Long jump Not applicable 9.30am
Shot put 2kg 1.00pm


12 year old boys

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 10.20am
100m Final 12.55pm
200m Heats 11.55am
200m Final 1.41pm
800m Final. Suggested time 2.54 minutes 1.11pm
1500m Final. Suggested time 5.50 minutes 10.50am
4 x 100m relay Finals 2.55pm
Discus 750g 12.00pm
High jump 1.25m starting height 1.00pm
Long jump Not applicable 10.50am
Shot put 3kg 9.30am


12 year old girls

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 10.15am
100m Final 12.53pm
200m Heats 11.49am
200m Final 1.39pm
800m Final. Suggested time 3.08 minutes 1.05pm
1500m Final. Suggested time 6.15 minutes 10.40am
4 x 100m relay Finals 2.43pm
Discus 750g 12.00pm
High jump 1.20m starting height 1.00pm
Long jump Not applicable 10.50am
Shot put 3kg 9.30am


13 year old boys

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 10.30am
100m Final 12.59pm
200m Heats 11.31am
200m Final 12.07pm
800m Final. Suggested time 2.49 minutes 1.23pm
1500m Final. Suggested time 5.40 minutes 11.10am
4 x 100m relay Finals 3.19pm
Discus 750g 9.30am
High jump 1.25m starting height 10.50am
Long jump Not applicable 1.00pm
Shot put 3kg 12.00pm


13 year old girls

 

Event Event specifics Time
100m Heats 10.25am
100m Final 12.57pm
200m Heats 12.01pm
200m Final 1.43pm
800m Final. Suggested time 3.06minutes 1.17pm
1500m Final. Suggested time 6.05 minutes 11.00am
4 x 100m relay Finals 3.07pm
Discus 750g 9.30am
High jump 1.20m starting height 10.50am
Long jump Not applicable 1.00pm
Shot put 3kg 12.00pm


Students with disabilities

All events are straight finals.

  • 100m - 11.20am
  • 200m - 1.29pm
  • 800m - 12.40pm
  • Discus - 12.40pm
  • Long jump - 10.20am
  • Shot put - 2.20pm

Event specifications

  • Long jump take off will be from a rubber mat.
  • Shot put and discus weights applicable for each classification and age group are listed in the table below.
Athlete classification 10 year olds 11 year olds 12 to 13 year olds
F01

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 750g

Shot put 3kg

Discus 750g

F11 to F13

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 750g

Shot put 3kg

Discus 750g

F20

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 750g

Shot put 3kg

Discus 750g

F32 and F33

Shot put 1kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 1.5kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

F34 to F38

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

F40 and F41

Shot put 1.5kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 1.5kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 750g

F42 to F46

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 750kg

Shot put 3kg

Discus 750g

F51

Shot put - no event

Discus 350g

Shot put - no event

Discus 350g

Shot put - no event

Discus 500g

F52 to F57

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

F58

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 3kg

Discus 500g

F60

Shot put 2kg

Discus 500g

Shot put 2kg

Discus 750g

Shot put 3kg

Discus 750g

 

What is classification for students with disabilities

Classification exists in sport to support as fair competition as possible amongst athletes with different disabilities.

By grouping athletes with similar levels of functional ability into classes for competition, the outcomes of the competition become based on performance rather than on differences in their disabilities.

Students who do not fit into one of these categories may not be able to be classified.

  • Physical or functional
  • Vision impairment
  • Intellectual
  • Deaf
  • Transplant

Classification is coordinated by Athletics SA and must be organised 60 days prior to competing. See Classification by Athletics SA for further details and how get classified. 

Volunteers

All districts will be required to supply volunteers to assist with events. Speak to your district team officials if you can help.

Rules and conditions of the track and field Sapsasa state championships


14 year old participation

  • 14 year olds in primary schools can compete at the School Sport SA track and field championships.
  • Athletes will compete in the 13 year old age group.
  • 14 year old athletes will receive points allocated for their finishing place and all athletes finishing below will have their place upgraded by one and will be allocated points based on their upgraded finishing position.


Championship rules

  • District are limited to 1 entry per event excluding wild card entries. Districts may not use more than 6 individual wildcards with a maximum of 2 competitors in any event.
  • Athletes can compete in no more than 3 individual events.
  • Athletes can compete in 1 relay.
  • Changes to athlete and team entries must be submitted by the team manager at least 30 minutes prior to the first event on the day. No late additions or changes will be accepted.
  • School Sport SA reserves the right to divide any event into heats or to run concurrently any two or more heats.
  • Only athletes and event officials on duty at the time of the event can be in the competition area.
  • Track events take priority over field events. Athletes check in to the field event first and notify of the clash. Athletes then check into their track event. If time permits return to the field event to compete before their track event starts. After the track event athletes return to the field event, check in and can continue the competition. Athletes returning to high jump will be required to re-join the competition at the current height of the bar. 
  • Points will be allocated for all final events including relays and will be 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 for first to eighth place. One point will be awarded to athletes placed ninth or higher.
  • Spikes no longer than 7mm may be worn for 100m, 200m, relays, high jump and long jump. Athletes in the 800m and 1500m cannot wear spikes because of the large fields and risk injury to others.
  • Starting blocks may be used but only those supplied.
  • Starting method for 100m, 200m and relays will be 'on your marks', 'set', 'gun'.
  • Starting method for 800m and 1500m will be 'on your marks', 'gun'.
  • Electronic timing and photo finish results will be the official results used for placement of athletes into finals and for the purpose of settling official protests. A list of finalists will be posted on the windows at the top of the grandstand.
  • Any athlete or team disqualified must cease competing and take no further part in that event or follow up events.
  • A district team official must notify the event convenor of the intention to protest within 5 minutes of the event concluding. If the protest is progressed then the relevant written information is to be completed within 15 minutes. The appointed sub-committee will consider all written protests.
  • At field events, competitor names will be called when it is their turn to compete.
  • Tied performances in field events will use the count-back system to determine final placings.
  • Long jump: 3 jumps in rotation from wooden take-off board 2.1m from the pit.
  • High jump: 3 jumps in rotation for each height. Athletes will cease competition if they fail after 3 attempts at that height.
  • Discus and shot put: 3 throws in rotation.


Relays

  • Teams are made up of either winning school team or best 4 runners in the correct age group in a district.
  • Baton changes must be made within the 30metre change-over zone.
  • The 10metre acceleration zone can be used to exchange the baton.
  • The baton must be carried in the hand during the entire race.
  • If dropped, the baton must be picked up by the athlete who dropped it.
  • After handing over the  baton, athletes must remain in their lane until the course is clear when the official in charge will ask athletes to leave the track.


Marshalling

  • Athletes must check in to the marshalling area as soon as their events are called which is approximately 10 minutes before the event.
  • Track event marshalling will be at the start area of the event.
  • Field event marshalling will be where the event takes place.


Track event heat to finals progression

  • 2 heats - first and second in each heat plus fastest 4 times.
  • 3 heats - first and second in each heat plus fastest 2 times.
  • 4 heats - first in each heat plus fastest four times

 

Previous results, records and winners history


10 year old records

Boys

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 13.3s 1980 P Northeast Pennington
200m 27.9s 1986 R Fitzgerald Onkaparinga
800m 2.23.02m 2018 J Williams Tea Tree Gully
1500m 5.15.36m 2019 J Remphrey Port
4 x 100m relay 56.5s 1982 Team event St Peters
Discus 37.93m 2016 PJ Carlin Adelaide North East
High jump 1.48m

1993

1982

J McMahon

T Nguyen

South East

St Michaels

Long jump 4.72m 1982 T Nguyen St Michaels
Shot put 11.29m 2007 L Page Elizabeth

Girls

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 13.7s

1995

1997

A Capizzi

S Stankiwicz

East Adelaide

Torrens River

200m 28.3s 1984 K Morley Salisbury II
800m 2.33.4m 1993 J Hewitt South West
1500m 5.43.85m 2019 C Hardin North Adelaide
4 x 100m relay 58.99s 1983 Team South West
Discus 30.09m 2013 L Panagiotidis Western
High jump 1.45. 1984 S McCulloch Salisbury II
Long jump 4.31m 1997 S Stankiewicz Torrens River
Shot put 9.35m 1985 C Fitzsimmons Modbury


11 year old records

Boys

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 12.2s 2013 S Banks Western
200m 26.1s 1992 M Hutchesson Airport/Western
800m 2.18.2m 1981 P Northeast Pennington
1500m 4.55.90 2019 J Williams Tea Tree Gully
4 x 100m relay 53.82s 1983 Team Western
Discus 34.66m 2015 D Miller Adelaide South East
High jump 1.59m 1981 D Nguyen St Michaels
Long jump 5.14m 2013 J Escabache Kangaroo Island
Shot put 13.90m 2017 PJ Carlin Adelaide North East

Girls

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 13.1s 1984 E Williamson South West
200m 26.5s 1980 S Jenke Lockleys North
800m 2.27.5m 2014 H Seibert Torrens River
1500m 5.24.44 2019 M Grigg Gawler
4 x 100m relay 55.9s 1982 Team St Agnes
Discus 32.03m 2018 L Barc Playford
High jump 1.58m 1985 S McCulloch Salisbury II
Long jump 4.86m 1984 K Brown South West
Shot put 11.84m 1980 S Jenke/D V  


12 year old records

Boys

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 12.19s 2016 J Rompis Adelaide North East
200m 24.3s 1972 B Koulocheris Klemzig
800m 2.10.3m 1993 M Hutchesson Airport/Western
1500m 4.56.18 2019 C Lawry Mid North
4 x 100m relay 50.93s 2004 Team Torrens River
Discus 43.45m 2009 L Page Elizabeth
High jump 1.73m 1983 S Graetz Salisbury II
Long jump 2.59m 1997 N Liascos East Adelaide
Shot put 13.93m 2006 N Rose Port

Girls

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 12.5s 1998 M Jones South West
200m 26.4m 1976 S Harvey-Crows South Road
800m 2.24.8m 2007 S Linn Adelaide South East
1500m 5.22.11m 2019 B Edwards Upper South East
4 x 100m relay 52.3s 1969 Team Woodville
Discus 35.67m 2006 Z Davies Tea Tree Gully
High jump 1.62m 1986 S McCulloch Salisbury II
Long jump 5.15m 1991 N Beveridge Onkaparinga
Shot put 10.45m 2001 J McPhail South West


13 year old records

Boys

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 11.6s 1998 A Pilkington Salisbury West
200m 24.2s 1998 A Pilkington Salisbury West
800m 2.10.13m 2017 A Richardson East Adelaide
1500m No event No event No event No event
4 x 100m relay 50.30s 2007 Team Tea Tree Gully
Discus 54.47m 1998 R Laurins Hills
High jump 1.75m 2011 J Dukalskis Lower South East
Long jump 6.02m 1992 S Vacca Elizabeth
Shot put 15.52m 2010 L Page 15.52m

Girls

Event Time Year Record holder name District or school
100m 12.81s 2011 G Bradley Southern Heights
200m 26.32s 2011 G Bradley Southern Heights
800m 2.26.5m 1979 J Dart Kidman Park
1500m No event No event No event No event
4 x 100m relay 52.3s 1969 Team Woodville
Discus 40.43m 2014 A Supple Gawler
High jump 1.65m 2018 C Fredrich Adelaide North East
Long jump 5.20m 2018 C Fredrich Adelaide North East
Shot put 11.60m 2017 A Borg Salisbury East


Country previous winners history

2020   No competition held

2019   Upper South East

2018   Hills

2017   Southern Fleurieu

2016   Gawler

2015   Gawler

2014   Gawler

2013   Gawler

2012   Lower South East

2011   Lower South East

2010   Gawler

2009   Upper South East

2008   Southern

2007   Riverland

2006   Gawler

2005   Upper South East

2004   Upper South East

2003   Upper South East

2002   Upper South East

2001   Upper South East

2000   Upper South East

1999   Upper South East

1998   Riverland

1997   Southern

1996   Southern

1995   Mid South East

1994   Southern

1993   Southern

1992   Southern

1991   Southern

1990   Southern

1989   Murraylands

1988   Riverland

1987   Upper South East

1986   Southern

1985   Riverland

1984   Flinders View Primary School

1983   Murraylands

1982   Berri Primary School

1981   Berri Primary School

1980   Berri Primary School

1979   Cummins Area School

1978   Barmera Primary School

1977   Barmera Primary School

1976   Millicent North Primary School

1975   Millicent North Primary School

1974   Millicent North Primary School

1973   Millicent North Primary School

1972   Millicent North Primary School

1971   Millicent North Primary School

1970   Millicent North Primary School

1969   Risdon Park Primary School

1968   Willsden Primary School

1967   Kadina Memorial School

1966   Kadina Memorial School

1965   Morphett Vale Primary School

1964   Morphett Vale Primary School

1963   No result

1962   No result

1961   No result

1960   No result

1959   Yankalilla Area School

1958   Victor Harbor R-7 School

1957   Victor Harbor R-7 School

1956   Victor Harbor R-7 School

1955   Tailem Bend Primary School

1954   Berri Primary School

1953   Warooka Primary School


Metropolitan previous winners history

2020   No competition held

2019   Airport

2018   South West

2017   East Adelaide

2016   East Adelaide

2015   South West

2014   South West

2013   South West

2012   Salisbury East

2011   Tea Tree Gully

2010   Southern Heights

2009   Southern Heights

2008   South West

2007   South West

2006   South West

2005   Southern Heights

2004   South West

2003   South West

2002   South West

2001   South West

2000   Southern Heights

1999   East Adelaide

1998   South East

1997   East Adelaide

1996   Airport / Western

1995   East Adelaide

1994   Southern Valley

1993   East Adelaide

1992   Southern Valley

1991   Onkaparinga

1990   Onkaparinga

1989   Southern Valley

1988   Onkaparinga

1987   Onkaparinga

1986   East Adelaide

1985   Western

1984   Salisbury Team 1

1983   Onkaparinga

1982   Salisbury

1981   Salisbury

1980   Salisbury

1979   Salisbury

1978   Salisbury North West

1977   Salisbury

1976   Salisbury

1975   Salisbury

1974   Salisbury

1973   Salisbury

1972   Klemzig Primary School

1971   Klemzig Primary School

1970   Klemzig Primary School

1969   Woodville Primary School

1968   Klemzig Primary School

1967   Seaton Park Primary School

1966   Woodville Primary School

1965   Ridley Grove Primary School

1964   Ridley Grove Primary School

1963   Ridley Grove Primary School

1962   Seaton Park Primary School

1961   Ridley Grove Primary School

1960   Alberton Primary School

1959   Plympton Primary School

1958   Ridley Grove Primary School

1957   Alberton Primary School

1956   Ridley Grove Primary School

1955   Glenelg Primary School

1954   Alberton Primary School

1953   Alberton Primary School


Contacts

School Sport SA

Phone: 8416 5900
Email: education.schoolsportsa [at] sa.gov.au