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  1. Shore Track Officials’ Association 2008 Track and Field Rules Examination

  2. Competitors and Entries • 1. Cross country uniform rules are applied the same as the general track uniform rules and those for relay team uniforms. True 4-3-1,2 - Pg 25,26 9-6-1b – Pg 70

  3. Competitors and Entries • 2. In cross country, if there is a discrepancy in course markings, directional flag markings take precedence over any other course markings. True 9-1-2 – Pg 66

  4. Competitors and Entries • 3. A contestant is any athlete entered in the meet, and he/she becomes a competitor when reporting to the clerk of the course or field event judge. True 4-1-1, 4-1-2 – Pg 24

  5. Competitors and Entries • 4. Each contestant shall be responsible for obtaining a contestant number (if provided) and knowing the time schedule. True 4-1-4 – Pg 24

  6. Cross Country • 5. A competitor shall wear the assigned, unaltered computer chips when these devices are used. True 9-6-5 – Pg 71

  7. Cross Country • 6. Ties in team scoring shall be resolved by comparing sixth-place finishers from the tying teams. True 9-2-4 – Pg 66

  8. Cross Country • 7. Once the teams have been called to the cross country starting line by the starter for final instructions, no further run-outs shall be permitted. True 9-4-4 – Pg 68

  9. Cross Country • 8. In a meet using computer chips on both shoes, it is acceptable for the meet management to still use the torso to determine the order of finish. False 9-3-3 – Pg 68

  10. Discus, Shot Put and Javelin • 9. The 34.92-degree sector is required in the shot put. True 6-5-5 – Pg 47

  11. Discus, Shot Put and Javelin • 10. It is a foul if during the approach in the javelin, and before releasing the implement, the tail of the javelin touches the runway. False 6-6-11 – Pg 50

  12. Discus, Shot Put and Javelin • 11. In the discus, shot put, and javelin events, a competitor who does not complete all preliminary attempts within the specified time shall forfeit any remaining preliminary attempts. True 6-2-3 – Pg 41

  13. Discus, Shot Put and Javelin • 12. If the competitor puts the shot and it lands on the sector line, it is an unsuccessful throw. True 6-5-9f – Pg 47

  14. Field Event Officials • 13. The field referee/ head field judge shall inspect the vaulting poles to verify that they are legal equipment. True 3-10-1 – Pg 21 3-19-1 – Pg 23 7-5-5 – Pg 56

  15. Field Event Officials • 14. Designated coaching areas where coaches may observe and confer with their athletes during competition may be established by the meet referee False 3-2-4g – Pg 15

  16. Field Event Officials • 15. All measurements in field events by the event judge shall be made with non-stretchable tape such as fiberglass, nylon, steel, or a certified scientific measurement device (laser). True (Multiple references) incl 6-4-11 – Pg 45 6-5-11 – Pg 47 6-6-13 – Pg 50

  17. Field Event Officials • 16. The games committee may specify the number of jumps and the distances to be measured in the horizontal jumps. True 3-2-4f – Pg 15

  18. Field Event Officials • 17. The games committee has the authority to determine the competition area. True 3-2-3b – Pg 15

  19. Field Event Officials • 18. The event judge may determine the time limit and procedure to follow when competitors are excused from a field event to compete in another event. False 3-2-3o – Pg 15

  20. Field Event Officials • 19. The games committee does not determine the starting height and successive height of the crossbar. False 3-2-3j – Pg 15

  21. Heat and Lane Assignments • 20. In first-round competition, runners from the same school who fall within the same heat shall be separated by moving the slower contestant to another heat. True 5-6-4 – Pg 35

  22. Jumping Events • 21. A passed height in the vertical jump is considered an unsuccessful trial and shall be counted when determining places in vertical jumps. False 7-4-8 – Pg 54 and others

  23. Jumping Events • 22. A competitor in the high jump may attempt to clear the bar in any manner, provided the takeoff is from one foot and no weights or artificial aids are used. True 7-4-12 – Pg 55

  24. Jumping Events • 23. The games committee cannot determine the length of the high jump crossbar. True 7-4-6 – Pg 54

  25. Jumping Events • 24. The referee shall mark the crossbar position to ensure consistent placement of the crossbar. False 3-10-1 – Pg 21 7-4-5 – Pg 53

  26. Jumping Events • 25. Warming up is not permitted in any jumping venue unless supervised by the contestant’s coach or an official, and, in the pole vault, poles have been inspected and approved. True 7-2-9 – Pg 51

  27. Jumping Events • 26. The pushing of a pole vaulter in his/her back at the takeoff is legal only if it occurs during warm-up. False 4-5-8 – Pg 28,29 7-2-10 – Pg 52

  28. Jumping Events • 27. When there is a tie at any height in the finals of vertical jumps and all tied competitors have the same number of unsuccessful trials at the height involved, the competitor with the fewest total number of unsuccessful trials throughout the competition shall be awarded the higher place. True 7-4-17 – Pg 55,56

  29. Jumping Events • 28. In the pole vault, it is a foul when the vaulter leaves the ground in an attempt but does not touch the ground or the landing system beyond the vertical plane of the top of the box. False 7-5-29 – Pg 61

  30. Long and Triple Jumps • 29. In breaking ties for places in the horizontal jumps, if the distance resulting from the best performance of competitors is identical, the higher place is awarded to the tying competitor who has the best average of his/her three jumps. False 7-6-17 – Pg 64

  31. Long and Triple Jumps • 30. A competitor may place one or two markers on the runway to assist in the run-up and takeoff for the long jump and triple jump. False 7-6-12a – Pg 63

  32. Long and Triple Jumps • 31. In the horizontal jumps, it is a foul if the competitor, in the process of landing, touches the ground outside the landing nearer the foul line than the nearest mark made in the landing pit. True 7-6-13e – Pg 64

  33. Long and Triple Jumps • 32. In the triple jump, it is a foul if the competitor lands on the opposite foot in the hop phase. True 7-6-13d – Pg 64

  34. Marking, Measurements and Timing • 33. Hand-held times shall be rounded up/down to the nearest tenth of a second and recorded. False 3-9-4 – Pg 20

  35. Marking, Measurements and Timing • 34. The zero point is at the top of the back of the plant box in the pole vault. True 7-5-13 – Pg 59

  36. Marking, Measurements and Timing • 35. Measurements in the shot put shall be to the nearest lesser one-quarter inch or centimeter. True 6-5-11 – Pg 47

  37. Marking, Measurements and Timing • 36. A timing device that operates automatically at either the start or the finish, but not both, is considered fully automatic timing (FAT). False 3-9-5 (Note) – Pg 20

  38. Meet Administration • 37. An event run entirely on a straightaway may be run in either direction. True 5-1-4 – Pg 29

  39. Meet Administration • 38. Restricted areas for field events are designated by the event judge. False 3-2-3b – Pg 15 3-2-4i – Pg 15 3-10 – Pg 21

  40. Meet Administration • 39. When preliminary flights or heats are required for qualifying, the event finals should be held in the same order as the preliminaries. True 1-2-4 – Pg 11

  41. Meet Administration • 40. The games committee may designate an official video to determine places in a running event. True 3-2-4p – Pg 16

  42. Pole Vault • 41. In the pole vault, hard or unyielding surfaces such as, but not limited to, concrete, metal, wood, or asphalt around the landing pad, between the planting box and the landing system, shall be padded or cushioned with a minimum of 2 inches of dense foam or other suitable material (s). True 7-5-9 – Pg 57

  43. Pole Vault • 42. Prior to competition, the head coach must verify that each of that school’s pole vaulters meets the requirements for competition. True 7-5-3 – Pg 56

  44. Pole Vault • 43. In the pole vault, the nonmetal crossbar shall extend at least 1 foot beyond the outside of each upright standard. False 7-5-11 – Pg 59

  45. Pole Vault • 44. The maximum of the top-handhold position of the vaulter is determined by the event judge in consultation with the school’s coach. False 7-5-3 – Pg 56

  46. Qualification and Disqualification • 45. A competitor approaching the starting line wearing an embroidered American flag on the back of the uniform top that is 4 x 6 inches shall be disqualified from the event. True 4-3-1b (5) – Pg 25 4-3-1c (6) – Pg 25

  47. Qualification and Disqualification • 46. Removing any part of the uniform, except shoes, in the area of competition is illegal. True 4-3-4 – Pg 26

  48. Qualification and Disqualification • 47. A competitor in track and field is disqualified from a meet if he/she is wearing a uniform with more than one visible manufacturer’s logo on an item while competing. True 4-3-1b(4) – Pg 25

  49. Qualification and Disqualification • 48. A teammate within the same section of the 1600-meter run repeatedly speeds up, then drops back to assist a teammate to keep up a pace. The referee may disqualify both competitors for pacing. True 4-5-8b – Pg 27

  50. Qualification and Disqualification • 49. A competitor who fails to comply with the starter’s commands, will be charged with a false start and disqualified from the event. True 5-7-4a – Pg 37