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: A1 starts the 400 meter run, in a race to be run entirely in lanes, in Lane 2 and runs in this lane until the final straightaway. A1 wins the race well ahead of B1, but finishes the race in Lane 4. The Coach of Team B protests that A1 should be disqualified for not finishing the race in the assigned lane. A1's coach counters with the fact that no one was impeded or interfered with and A1, if anything, ran farther by moving out to Lane 4. What should the ruling be?
Ruling will be here next week.
Updates on concussions
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