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Meets


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. Recreational club athletes are welcome to participate in these meets; however, practices officially end on May 31.

Developmental Meets
May 3 - Live Healthy Iowa Kids Tack & Field Meet
Location: Southview Middle School, Ankeny
May 5 -  Iowa Speed Track Club Meet
Location: Iowa City Liberty High School, North Liberty, IA
May 11 - Central Iowa Excaliburs Club Track Meet
Location: Waukee High School, Waukee, IA
May 19 -  Iowa Flyers Track Club Meet
Location: TBD
May 23 - JRC/ATC Relay Track Meet
Location: Johnston Middle School, Johnston
May 26 - Cedar Rapids Track Club Meet
Location: Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
June 2 - Johnston Running Club Track Meet
Location: Johnston Middle School, Johnston
July 20 - Iowa Games
Location: Cyclone Sports Complex, Iowa State University, Ames
Qualifier Meets
June 8 - AAU District Meet
Location: Simpson College, Indianola
June 15-16 - USATF State Meet
Location: Cyclone Sports Complex, Iowa State University, Ames
June 27-30 -  AAU Regional Meet
Location: Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Milwaukee, WI
July 4-7 - USATF Regional Meet
Location: Fargo, ND
July 22-28 - USATF Jr. Olympics
Location: Sacramento, CA
July 26 - Aug 2 - AAU Jr. Olympics
Location: Greensboro, NC

What To Expect:
Athlete and spectator fees are typically $5. State, regional, and national meet fees range from $10-$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 Events and 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 athlete membership:
*A USATF and/or AAU membership will be required to participate in qualifier meets.

  • USATF - Check Track Events, Field Events – Include our Club Membership Number: (40-2030) Fees: $20.00
  • AAU - Select “ATHLETICS”  - Include our Club Membership Number: (WY8A97) Fees: $14.00