Mass. Track & Field Officials Association - Competing with the best.Everything about MFTOA, right under your cursor. We provide top quality officiating for the sports of track and field, cross country and road racing. We work closely with colleges and high schools, as well as USA Track & Field New England, to organize, judge and score meets and races. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18.
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Rules, changes & interpretations
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Off to the races
What's the rule?
So you think you know the rules? Test yourself, thanks to the Professional Development Committee and official Mark Young.
The format is simple. Each week, a new situation is presented below and you can determine if the rule has been correctly applied. The ruling is published the following week. When you consider the situations, think about both college and high school rules.
Situation: A competitor in the Shot Put begins to move across the throwing circle initiating his/her attempt at a throw. The competitor slips and stops the attempt. He/she exits the circle and wipes of her/his shoes then re-enters the circle and restarts the attempt. This action all occurs during the one minute since the competitor's name was called. A foul is called. The competitor's coach objects. What should the ruling be?
Would the answer be different if the competitor had exited the circle to wipe off the shoes without initiating an attempt? As usual, respond for both NCAA and NFHS.
Ruling will be here next week.
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