Penn Relays 2005 Guide Book


1.All high school competitors must compete for their high school teams and be cleared for competition by the school principal. Relay teams must consist of runners from the same school.

2.Competition in the High School Division of the Relay Carnival is under the supervision of official representatives of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. To be eligible for competition in the Carnival High School events, a school must conform to the following:

a. be a member in good standing or recognized as an allied member in good standing of its own State High School Athletic Association, or;

b. if not so recognized, it must be approved or recommended for competition by its State High School Athletic Association as having eligibility standards which conform to or are more strict than those of the State Association.

c. Specific eligibility requirements, such as that of age limit, shall be those established by the State High School Athletic Association under which they regularly compete. However, in no instance may an athlete exceed the following limits:

Age limit: athlete may not turn 20 before July 1 of 2005.

High School attendance limit: 8 semesters (7th and 8th grade students are ineligible, as are students who may have participated during their 7th or 8th grade years).

3.Any Pennsylvania school that is not a member of the PIAA and wishes to participate in championship relay and individual events must have its principal or headmaster sign the accompanying forms, which binds those schools to compliance with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (PIAA) eligibility requirements. These forms include the PIAA Contract for Contests Under PIAA Rules (single-side) and the PIAA Supplement to Contract Involving Non-Member Schools (double-side). The signed original of each form must be received by the Penn Relays Office with the entry form, no later than Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Non-member schools unable to sign these forms will be accepted for competition at the Penn Relays but will be placed in separate events in the 4x100 and 4x400. Please note that all entries must include the principal’s and head coach’s signature.

Non-member schools from states other than Pennsylvania must be approved or recommended for competition by their state association which is a member of the National Federation in order to compete in championship qualifying or individual events. Schools that are neither approved nor recommended for competition will be placed in separate “prep school” events in the 4x100 and 4x400. Non-member schools from any state, whether they are approved/recommended or not, may opt to participate in the non-member class in the 4x100 and 4x400, but must indicate this on a separate letter submitted along with the entry.


1. The Rules of Eligibility for colleges and universities in the Carnival shall be those of the By-Laws of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Exceptions: For all Conferences or specially classified relays, eligibility shall be that of the Conference in which the school competes.

2. Junior Colleges may compete in the College Relay Championship Finals if they meet the rules of eligibility of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.


4x100m Relay. Group Races, Friday, beginning 10:05 a.m.; maximum of nine teams in each race, separate prizes for each race (prize #10). Sequence of races: PIAA District I Junior High School Boys; PIAA District I Junior High School Girls; PIAA District I Middle School Boys; PIAA District I Middle School Girls; Camden Diocese Boys; Camden Diocese Girls; South Jersey Middle School Boys; South Jersey Middle School Girls; Wilmington Archdiocese Boys; Wilmington Archdiocese Girls; Philadelphia Archdiocese Boys Junior; Philadelphia Archdiocese Girls Junior; Philadelphia Archdiocese Boys Senior; Philadelphia Archdiocese Girls Senior; Philadelphia 7th and 8th Grade Boys; Philadelphia 7th and 8th Grade Girls; Philadelphia Middle School Boys; Philadelphia Middle School Girls. Spiked shoes are not allowed. Each group shall conduct qualifying races when and where it chooses.


4x75y Shuttle Relay. Sixth Graders, Friday, 1:00 p.m.; Sections against time (prize #10). Fifth Graders, Friday, 1:10 p.m.; Sections against time (prize #10). Fourth Graders, Friday, 1:20 p.m.; Sections against time (prize #10). Spiked shoes are not allowed.

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