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Ankeny Track Club
Ankeny Track Club

Meet Information


Developmental meets are open to recreational and competitive club athletes. District, state, regional, and national qualifier meets are open to competitive club athletes only and require either a USATF or an AAU membership, depending on the meet. Some developmental meets (e.g., Iowa Games) occur after recreational club season ends on June 2. Recreational club athletes are welcome to participate in these meets; however, practices officially end on June 2.

Developmental Meets
Dates: Events & Locations
May 5
Live Healthy Iowa Kids Track Championships
Location: Southview Middle School Ankeny
May 7
Iowa Speed Track & Field Club
Location: Clear Creek Amana High School, Tiffin
May 13
Central Iowa Excaliburs
Location: Waukee High School
May 21
Tiger Track Club
Location: Cedar Falls High School
May 24
Ankeny Mile After Mile
Location: Ankeny High School
May 28
Cedar Rapids Track Club
Location: Kingston Stadium, Cedar Rapids
June 3
Des Moines Youth Track Club
Location: North High School
June 4
Johnston Running Club
Location: Johnston High School
July 15
Iowa Games
Location: Iowa State University, Cyclone Sports Complex
Qualifier Meets
Dates: Meets & Locations
June 10th
AAU District Meet
Location: Simpson College, Indianola
June 17-18
USATF State Meet
Location: Iowa State University, Ames
June 30 - July 2
AAU Regional Meet
Location: Maple Grove High School, Maple Grove, MN
July 6-10
USATF Regional Meet
Location: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
July 24-30
USATF Jr. Olympics
Location: Lawrence, KS
July 31-August 5
AAU Jr. Olympics
Location: Ypsilanti, MI

Meet Fees:
Developmental meet fees and spectator fees are typically $5.
State, regional, and national meet fees range from $20-50.

Most meets follow a rolling schedule, meaning that each event will start immediately after the previous event was completed. Parents and athletes are responsible for listening for the track or field event check-in time and location.


For more information on Age Divisions:
USATF age divisions
USATF events by age group
AAU age divisions


How to Qualify for the AAU Junior Olympics:
Note: Iowa is in District 40 and Region 14. All athletes must be current AAU members.
The athlete’s year of birth determines their competitive division. Ages 12 and younger can compete in a maximum of three (3) events. Ages 13 and over can compete in a maximum of four (4) events.
 
Step 1: The top sixteen (16) finishers in each individual, relay, and multi-event shall advance from the District Qualifier to the Regional Qualifier. Competitors shall only advance from the District Qualifier into the Regional Qualifier in the events that they actually competed and qualified at the District level.
Step 2: To advance from the Regional Qualifier to the AAU Junior Olympic Games,
a. Running events: top six (6) athletes advance
b. Field events: top five (5) athletes advance
c. Relays: top six (6) teams/athletes advance
d. Multi-events: top four (4) teams/athletes advance
 
How to Qualify for the USATF National Junior Olympics:
Note: Iowa is in Region 8. All athletes must be current USATF members in good standing.
Competitors in the 8 and Under, 9-10, and 11-12 age group divisions may compete in a maximum of three (3) events, including relays. Competitors in the 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 age group divisions may compete in a maximum of four (4) events, including relays.
 
Step 1: The top 8 individuals and top 8 relay teams in each event of each age division will advance to the USATF Region 8 Championships.
Step 2: The top 5 athletes at the Region 8 Championships will qualify for the National Championships.
 

USATF and AAU membership:
*A USATF and/or AAU membership will be required to participate in qualifier meets.


USATF:
https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/
Check Track Events, Field Events – Include our Club Membership Number: (40-2030
Fees: $20.00


AAU:
https://play.aausports.org/joinaau/multimembershipapplication
Select “ATHLETICS”  - Include our Club Membership Number: (WWF3WT)
Fees: $16.00