CT State Record Books Procedures and Policies for Track and Field
How to Submit a Performance for a State Record or Update Existing State Record Info
1. Submit to the MSR Records Manager your athlete's performance for consideration as a new record or a change to existing record by emailing the performance details including (a) officially published results of a completed meet, (b) meet director contact information (email-telephone#), (c) meet date, (d) event, (e) category (boys or girls), (f) mark/time, (g) athlete's name, grade and sex, and (h) athlete’s high school to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete email requests will not receive a response.
2. Submit all inquiries or updates to posted records by email to: email@example.com
For CT State Record Consideration in Track and Field:
1. The track and field performance must have been made by athlete(s) affiliated with a CIAC school competing for their school in a completed meet held during the season (all meets prior to and including State Open): (a) Run in accordance with CIAC and/or National Federation rules except as modified by these procedures; (b) Involving five or more schools and (c) In an event limited to high school contestants who are representing their respective high schools; or
2. The track and field performance must have been made by athlete(s) affiliated with a CIAC school in post-season competition in a completed meet either (a) after the Indoor State Open and before the official start of the Outdoor season, or (b) after the Outdoor State Open and prior to August 31st, where such completed meet is a recognized event in an official, scheduled meet where athlete(s) are: (i) of a high school affiliation, or (ii) on a USATF team of same high school affiliation, or (iii) as a single competitor in a USATF, AAU sanctioned age group meet. (Extended season meets include but are not limited to: New England Championships, Indoor Nationals, National Scholastic Indoor Championships, Golden West, Outdoor Nationals, USATF Junior Nationals, USATF Youth Games, AAU Juniors, and various State Games, including Nutmeg, Bay, Empire State, etc.)
3. All performances must occur on a track of regulation size for the season or a field event facility compliant with state and/or national rules, and field events must be contested with certified equipment. Throwing events require that implements must have been measured and verified as legal for competition according to state and/or national rules. Performances en route to a longer distance finish are not considered for records. Performances on oversized tracks are not considered for records.
Outdoor track performances in the triple jump, long jump or in any race that is not run around the complete oval of the track require a reliable wind instrument recording as part of the results to determine that the athlete did not receive assistance from the wind exceeding state/national limits (no tailwind exceeding 4.474 miles per hour or 2 meters per second).
4. The records are a listing of the best performances by males competing in boys’ events and by females competing in girls’ events. Performances by male athletes participating in girls’ events, by female athletes participating in boys’ events, and by mixed male/female relay teams participating either in boys’ relay events or in girls’ relay events shall not be considered and are not eligible for records in these record books.
5. The MSR Records Manager reserves the right to reject and exclude performances if it determines in its sole discretion that they fail to comply with the standards above, and the MSR Records Manager may use or refute any information it may choose in making such determination. Upon verification by the MSR Records Manager of the accuracy and veracity of the performance and compliance with the above eligibility criteria, procedures and policies, if the performance equals or surpasses the then-current record in these record books, then these record books will be revised accordingly to reflect the equaled or new State Record. The performance will also be evaluated to determine if it qualifies for further submission to New England and/or NFHS record administrators, however, the MSR Records Manager shall have no obligation to perform such submission.