+Excused Time Limit Procedure
12/13/2018 10:46:21 AM
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Coaches/Officials Based on feed back from coaches at the recent MTCCCA annual clinic, some areas are not following the correct procedure for the excused time limit set by the games committee for a competitor to be excused to compete in another event. The excused time limit set by the games committee starts the exact time the competitor checks out of an event (page # 15, Item(R,1 - 6) in the MSHSAA Track & Field Manual. The event judge records the departure time and when the competitor checks back in to the event judge. Failure to check out and return within the prescribed time limit can result in the bar being raised to the next height or a forfeit of a horizontal jump or throw. The prescribed time limit DOES NOT start at the conclusion of the event the competitor went to. Hope this helps and good luck for the coming track & field season. Ron Whittaker State Meet Referee
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Based on feed back from coaches at the recent MTCCCA annual clinic, some areas are not following the correct procedure for the excused time limit set by the games committee for a competitor to be excused to compete in another event.
The excused time limit set by the games committee starts the exact time the competitor checks out of an event (page # 15, Item(R,1 - 6) in the MSHSAA Track & Field Manual. The event judge records the departure time and when the competitor checks back in to the event judge. Failure to check out and return within the prescribed time limit can result in the bar being raised to the next height or a forfeit of a horizontal jump or throw.
The prescribed time limit DOES NOT start at the conclusion of the event the competitor went to. Hope this helps and good luck for the coming track & field season.
Ron Whittaker
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12/13/2018 2:06:07 PM
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@Appraiser25Y As my memory is failing me.....how much time does the state games committee generally vote for?
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As my memory is failing me.....how much time does the state games committee generally vote for?
12/13/2018 3:36:41 PM
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Coach Swift, The maximum prescribed time limit for a competitor to be excused to compete in a different event is determined by the Games Committee. Since including the Javelin event at the state meets, and the location is across the road from the track, the time limit voted on by the games committee is 20 minutes. When at Lincoln University and no Javelin event the time limit was 15 minutes. The head event judge, if the circumstances warrant, may grant an extension of 3 - 5 minutes (Page 62, 6.2.3 Situation G, 2019 NFHS Case Book). The time limit starts the instant the competitor checks out of an event. Hope this helps. Ron Whittaker
Coach Swift,
The maximum prescribed time limit for a competitor to be excused to compete in a different event is determined by the Games Committee. Since including the Javelin event at the state meets, and the location is across the road from the track, the time limit voted on by the games committee is 20 minutes. When at Lincoln University and no Javelin event the time limit was 15 minutes. The head event judge, if the circumstances warrant, may grant an extension of 3 - 5 minutes (Page 62, 6.2.3 Situation G, 2019 NFHS Case Book).
The time limit starts the instant the competitor checks out of an event.
Hope this helps.
Ron Whittaker

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