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Saturday, June 17, 2017

TIMES: Schedule to be determined
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

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Mail / Fax until
June 10
Online until
June 14
Late Online until
June 15


until 8:30am SHARP

 $35  $28  $30 $40
All athletes must sign the Badger State Games Athlete Waiver online during registration or on the printable registration forms at check-in.


Joshua Buchholtz, BSG Track & Field Meet Coordinator

Jeremiah Burish, La Crosse Area Sports Commission


For those that want to cheer on our athletes and to see them bring home the gold here are a few tips:
Best place to view the event & how much you can see:  Pick one of 6,737 available seats in the grandstands overlooking the entire venue or choose to get closer to the action in the temporary bleachers at each field event venue.  No bad seats in the house!
Seating Available or bring your own chairs: Seats are available as stated above or bring your own chair if you want to be a bit more comfortable.
Admission Fee: No.
Concessions: Yes
Carry-ins allowed (food &/or drink):

Are Signs or Noise makers allowed: Absolutely!  Be loud and proud to show your support of your athletes!
Other Information:

(Age determined as of December 31, 2017)
Open (Ages 19-29 and any athlete wishing to compete at the highest level)

Sub Masters (Ages 30-34, 35-39)
Masters (Ages 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65- 69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+)

Open is for anyone who wishes to enter at the highest level of competition. Open competitors are not eligible for age group medals.
Please choose either Age Group or Open during the registration process.

Relay teams will be formed onsite. All relay team members must be pre-registered for an individual event.


(Subject to change, check this page for future updates.)

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Implement weigh-ins: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Start Time:  9:30AM Field Events
                    10:00AM Track Events
Warm Ups:  9:00 am 



Athletes from ANY STATES, are welcome to compete, however, only Wisconsin and Illinois residents may qualify through this meet to the  2017 State Games of America, to be held in Kentwood, MI.

General Rules:
USATF rules, with modifications, USATF membership is not required. All pole vault athletes will be required to weigh-in prior to vaulting. It is strongly recommended that helmets be worn and athlete's weight be consistent with pole rating.
Time limits will be enforced to keep competition moving. Athletes must compete in events during the specified times. No exceptions. All event times are tentative. Times may change based on number of registrations. All hurdle events run as finals against the clock.
Pole Vault: Pole vault athletes are required to use pole rated at or above their weight.  If there is a question, athlete will be asked to weigh in to verify weight and disqualification may be administered if rule not adhered to. 
Please use 1/4 inch pyramid shaped or christmas tree spikes. No pin or needle shaped spikes allowed.
Preliminaries and finals on same day. Entrants may enter up to four events. Relay teams must enter in the division of the youngest person. Depending on number of entrants, some preliminaries may be run as finals. 
Individual Events: Athletes must compete in the age division determined by their date of birth (see Divisions tab). See "Hurdle Info" tab and "Field Event Info" tab for specific information by Division.  Field events are open-pit with a time limit for each age division. Four trials, no finals. Contestants encouraged to supply own implements but they must pass inspection. Discus, Shot, Hammer and Javelin equipment available (pole vault poles not provided).
Pole Vault Starting Heights, Hammer, and Javelin weights all TBD

Hurdle Event Information

DEFINITIONS (These are NOT the award age groups. This is logistical info. Medals will be awarded in 5 YEAR AGE GROUPS)
Short Hurdles
Distance Height # To First Between To Finish
Open (19-29) 100m 0.840m (33") 10 13.00m 8.50m 10.50m
30-39 100m 0.840m (33") 10 13.00m 8.50m 10.50m
40-49 80m 0.762m (30") 8 12.00m 7.00m 19.00m
50-59 80m 0.762m (30") 8 12.00m 7.00 19.00m
60 & Up 80m 0.762m (30") 8 12.00m 7.00m 19.00m
Short Hurdles
Distance Height # To First Between To Finish
Open (19-29) 110m 1.067m (42") 10 13.72m 9.14m 14.02m
30-49 110m 0.991m (39") 10 13.72m 9.14m 14.02m
50-59 100m 0.914m (36") 10 13.00m 8.50m 10.50m
60-69 100m 0.840m (33") 10 16.00m 8.00m 12.00m
70-79 80m 0.762m (30") 8 12.00m 7.00m 19.00m
80 & Up 80m 0.686m (27") 8 12.00m 7.00m 19.00m
Women's Outdoor
Long Hurdles
Distance # Height To First Between To Finish
30-49 400m 10 0.762m 45m 35m 40m
50-59 300m* 7 0.762m 50m 35m 40m
60-69 300m* 7 0.686m 50m 35m 40m
70+ 200m* 5 0.686m 20m 35m 40m
Men's Outdoor
Long Hurdles
Distance # Height To First Between To Finish
30-49 400m 10 0.914m 45m 35m 40m
50-59 400m 10 0.840m 45m 35m 40m
60-69 300m* 7 0.762m 50m 35m 40m
70-79 300m* 7 0.686m 50m 35m 40m
80+ 200m 5 0.686m 20m 35m 40m


* The locations for the hurdles in the 300m event are the same as the last seven hurdlesof the 400m event. They are not sameas the high school 300m hurdle race, which uses eight hurdles. THe locations for the hurdles in the 200m event are the same as the last five hurdles of the 400m event.

Field Event Information

WMA Implements
Men's Events
Javelin Hammer
19 - 49
7.26 kg (16#)
2 kg
800g 7.26kg (16#)
50 - 59
6 kg
1.5 kg
700g 6kg
60 - 69
5 kg
1 kg
600g 5kg
70 - 79
4 kg
1 kg
500g 4kg
80 & Over
3 kg
1 kg
400g 3kg
Women’s Events
Javelin Hammer
19 - 49
4 kg
1 kg
600g 4kg
50 - 59
3 kg
1 kg
500g 3kg
60 - 74
3 kg
1 kg
500g 3kg
75 +
2 kg
0.75 kg
400g 2kg


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