1.1    Each school shall be represented by one entry in any one event.

1.2    In individual events, where divisions occur, the school must rank its competitors in descending order.

1.3    Ranking of relay teams, where divisions occur, must be done on the same principle.

1.4    Where divisions occur in an event, a competitor shall not be permitted to enter more than one division.

1.5    Ages shall be:

12 years and over

11 years

10 years

9 years

8 years & under

1.6    A competitor may compete only in her own age group.

1.7    A competitor may compete in an unlimited number of events in their age group.

1.8    PE staff should consult with the EO at least 3 weeks prior to the event to discuss if there is an avenue to offer event(s) for students with disabilities.



High Jump

12 years & over A – D
11 years A – D
10 years A – D
 9 years & under A – D


Long Jump

12 years & over A – D
11 years A – D
10 years A – D
 9 years A – D
 8 years & under A – D


Shot Put

12 years & over A – D
11 years A – D
10 years A – D
 9 years & under A – D



12 years & over A & B
11 years A & B
10 years A & B



800m 12 years & over

11 years

A – B

A – B

10 years A – B
  9 years A – B


200m 12 years & over

11 years

A – D

A – D

10 years A – D
  9 years & under A & B only


100m 12 years & over

11 years

A – F

A – L

10 years A – L
   9 years A – J
   8 years & under A – F


80m   9 years A – J
  8 years & under A – F


Circular Relays
4 x 100m OPEN

4 x 100m 12 years & over A
4 x 100m 11 years A
4 x 100m 10 years & under A


Shuttle Relays

4 x 100m 12 years & over

4 x 100m 11 years

B only

B & C

4 x 100m 10 years B & C
6 x 80m  9 years A & B
6 x 80m  8 years & under A



3.1    A place shall be awarded to every competitor who completes an event.  Points shall be: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1; Exceptions as above.

3.2    In the event of a tie, the points for that place and the next shall be added and the total divided equally.

4.    WARM-UP

4.1    Where possible all warm-up and practices must be completed away from the  competition area, with the exception of field events.

4.2    Warm-up for field events will be held prior to the commencement of each event  for a maximum of 15 minutes.


Lane order is determined on a rotational basis of 3 lanes backwards each year, e.g. Lane 1 becomes lane 6; lane 2 becomes lane 7 etc


 Schools will be allocated seating which will correspond to the lane order of that year with lane 1 starting at the finish line end.


7.1    School numbers (dimensions 20 cm x 25 cm) MUST be worn by all competitors.

7.2    School numbers are as follows:


Moreton Bay College 2
Somerville House 3
St Hilda’s School 4
The Glennie School 5
Ipswich Junior Grammar

Clayfield College



St Aidan’s AGS 9
St Margaret’s AGS

Fairholme College





8.1    The Andrews Cup Trophy is calculated on points scored in all divisions in the track and field  events and all divisions of the relays excepting social events. Any events that are not to be  counted towards the Andrews Cup trophy should be noted as social events. Pennants will be  awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

8.2    The Percentage Cup is calculated by a standard percentage formula. The school’s aggregate score for all events divided by the affiliated female primary enrolment from Years 2 – 6 x 100. The winner of the Andrews Cup Trophy is not eligible for this Cup. Pennants and ribbons  are awarded for first, second and third place.


9.1    A Qld Athletics Track and a Field judge will preside over the event to assist with rulings.

0.2    Qld Athletics officials will be employed to officiate at each field event.

9.3    Each school shall supply extra adult officials and student assistants as requested by the Host School.

9.4    Officials and Sports Coordinators shall meet at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition.


The host school will print copies of the program which will be made available for sale at  the sign-in tables for a gold coin donation.


Cheer squads will not obstruct any school’s view of the competition.


Refer to By-Laws


Once the athletes are marshalled they may not leave the competition area without permission from the official in charge of the event. If an athlete has a clash of events the track event will take precedence. For the track events, each school must supply a runner at the marshalling area to assist the marshal.

14.   RULES

The IAAF Handbook is to be used unless modified to suit the needs of the Association.

14.1   Girls must wear footwear in all events.

14.2   Running spikes (no longer than 9mm for grass and 6mm for tartan) will be  allowed in individual events and high jump and long jump. Competitors must carry spikes to marshalling area and remove them at the finish line.

14.3   Coaching is allowed once the competition has commenced under the following guidelines:

“Designated coaches only will be allowed to offer positive advice (within code of conduct) and support to participants.” Coaches should be identified with a school shirt.  They must also be identified with name badge as supplied by the EO. The name badge shall include coach’s name, school and events at which she / he is coaching eg: field, track, multi  events. (If considered necessary the coach will also wear an Andrews Cup Official bib). One coach per school per event is permitted onto the competition area during competition. However they must remain in the designated area.

14.4     800m The starting line shall be curved.  Competitors start in their lane then cross over to the inside lane.  A bell is rung for the last lap.

14.5   Relays

14.5.1  There will be circular relays (4 x 100m) for all A Grade 10, 11 & 12 year olds. Change over markings: – a tick at the start; a full line in the middle; a tick at the end.  All circular relays will be marshalled together so the markings can be explained.

14.5.2  There will be 4 x 100m shuttle relays for B and C Grades at 10 & 11 year olds and B Grade only for 12 years. Shuttle relays for 8 and 9 year olds.  Shuttle relays will comprise of 6 runners.

14.6   Field events

14.6.1  In the field events, competitors must use equipment provided by the Association.

14.6.2  In all field events, each competitor is allowed 1 minute for each attempt commencing when  the official responsible calls the competitor.

14.6.3  In High Jump only, when two or three competitors remain in the competition, the time allowed for each attempt will be increased to two minutes.

14.6.4  The competitor is allowed three (3) attempts

14.7   Shot put:

Weights for the shot put are as follows:-

12 years & over A,B,C & D     3.0 kilos

11 years                                      2.0 kilos

9 years and under                    1.5 kg

14.8   Discus

Weights for the discus are as follows:-

12 years & over                      750 grams

11 years                                  750 grams

10 years                                  500 grams

14.9   Long Jump

The take-off board will be a 1.00m x 1.00m square area and sprinkled with sand. This is to be placed 3030cm from the front edge of the pit. The measurement will consequently be taken from the front of the impression made by the competitor in this take-off section to the closest impression made in the pit.

15.    High Jump:

15.1   The 10, 11 & 12 years & over divisions will have a choice of technique, either Fosbury Flop or Scissors. A letter of competency from a registered coach to perform the Fosbury flop must be presented to the organising school by the nomination closing date. If on the day a girl performs the Fosbury flop without a certificate then a warning will be given and the jump recorded as a foul.  If she does it again she will be disqualified.

15.2   Those who nominate to use the flop technique, and are unsuccessful with their first attempt, are allowed to revert to the scissors technique but must stay on the flop map

15.3   All 9 year old competitors will only use the scissors technique for competition

15.4   Any jumper may pass a height, but she must jump the initial height of the competition.

15.5   The starting heights and progression for the high jump are as follows:-



Division                         Start Ht      To          To         To           To           To         To         Etc..


12 yrs & over

A & B                             1.13m     1.18m     1.23m    1.26m   1.29m   1.32m   1.35m   1.38m


12 yrs & over

C & D                             1.08m      1.13m     1.18m   1.21m   1.24m   1.27m   1.30m   1.33m


11 yrs A & B                  1.03m      1.08m       1.13m    1.16m    1.19m    1.22m    1.25m    1.28m


11 yrs C & D                  1.00m      1.05m       1.10m    1.13m    1.16m    1.19m    1.22m    1.25m


10 yrs A & B                  0.90m          0.95m    1.00m    1.03m    1.06m    1.09m    1.12m    1.15m


10 yrs C & D                  0.85m          0.90m    0.95m    0.98m    1.01m    1.04m    1.07m    1.10m


9 yrs A & B                    0.80m          0.85m    0.90m    0.95m    0.98m    1.01m    1.04m    1.07m

& under

9 yrs  C & D                   0.75m          0.80m    0.85m    0.88m    0.91m    0.94m    0.97m    1.00m

& under


15.6   Record Attempt:

After an athlete has won the competition, she may have the option to attempt to equal and /or break the record height. She must go to the record height, and may attempt to equal or better the record height. She may continue to raise the bar at 2cm intervals until she strikes out or elects to not continue.


At the completion of the Athletics Event, the teams will assemble to the designated area for the  presentation of trophies & pennants.


In the event of rain:

17.1  If, due to dangerous conditions, some events cannot be held, these events shall be cancelled.

17.2   At least 75% of the program must be completed for the trophies to be awarded.


18.1   Equipment required in each area:

2 x uprights

1 x cross bar

1 x measuring stick

Safe landing mat or mats for both scissors & flop.

Set up High Jump by placing the landing mat/s in a suitable position on the field.

Place uprights immediately in front of the mat/s, the correct distance apart to hold the cross bar. Take care to ensure that when the mats are compressed, they do not contact the uprights and cause the cross bar to be dislodged.

The cross bar supports MUST FACE EACH OTHER and not to the front or the back of the landing mats.  If facing the front of the mats the competitors will injure themselves because in order to knock off the cross bar, the uprights will have to be knocked over.  If facing to the back of the mats the cross bar would need to travel the length of the supports before falling off.

18.2   Rules and measuring:

In High Jump there are two main types of jumps:     a) Fosbury Flop  &  b)  Scissors

18.2.1  The Fosbury Flop can only be attempted by students in the 11 & 12 years & over age groups in all divisions provided they have been coached in this technique. A letter of competency from a registered coach to perform the Fosbury Flop must be presented to the organising school by the nomination closing date.  If on the day a girl performs the Fosbury Flop without a certificate then a warning will be given and the jump recorded as a foul.  If she does it again she will be disqualified.

18.2.2  All other athletes in the 10 & 9 years & under age divisions must do the scissors.

18.2.3  Each competitor may have up to three attempts to clear a particular height, i.e. when all competitors have completed their first attempt, the first attempt failures may try again.  Second attempt failures may have their third and final attempt.

18.2.4  Fouls may occur in the following way:

  •  A competitor takes off from 2 feet (only a 1 foot take off is allowed)
  •  A competitor knocks the cross bar, and before it can fall off, takes hold of it and replaces it (This is a foul or missed  jump.)
  •  Regardless of whether the competitor is on the landing mats or off the landing mats. If in the opinion of the Chief Judge, the competitor has knocked the cross bar off, the jump will be recorded as a foul or missed jump.
  • A competitor, after starting the run up, baulks and any part of the body passes under the crossbar or behind the line of the uprights, touching either the mat or the landing area. This is a foul or missed jump.
  •  A competitor may choose not to jump at a particular height. This is not a missed jump.
  •  If a competitor misses three times at one height she is out of the competition
  •  If a competitor misses three times at two or three different heights on consecutive jumps she is out of the competition.

 e.g.             1.05 miss then pass* this height     OR        1.05 miss first attempt

             1.07 miss then pass* this height                   1.05 miss second attempt then

                     1.09 miss                                                           pass this height

                             1.07 miss

A pass is choosing not to contest this height. In both cases the competitor has missed three consecutive jumps and is out of the competition.

18.2.5  Height measurement is always taken at the lowest point, usually the middle of the cross bar, due to sag.

18.2.6  When setting the height of the cross bar, set at each end near the uprights and then raise in the middle to the correct height required. The height of the cross bar is always measured to the top of the bar.


18.3   Recording a “Count Back” – Sample

1.00 1.05 1.10 1.12 1.14 1.16 1.18 1.20 1.22 best height


total failure place
0 0 X0 X0 X0 X0 XX0 XXX 1.18 6 4
B 0 0 0 XX – 0 XX0 XXX 1.16 4 *5
C 0 0 X0 X0 0 X0 XX0 XXX 1.18 5 3
D 0 0 0 0 X 0 XX0 XXX 1.20 3 2
E 0 0 0 0 XX 0 XX 0 XXX 1.16 4 *5
F 0 0 X0 X0 XX0 X0 XXX 1.20 5 1


 X          =  miss

0           =  successful

1st        =  passed height (did not choose to jump at that height)

2nd       =  D cleared 1.20 at third attempt

These being the only two to clear 1.20 the next placing is decided by the next lowest height; i.e. 1.18. A & C having cleared 1.18 on the third attempt are to be placed by adding the total  number of misses up to and including 1.18, i.e. A = 6 misses and C  = 5 misses 3rd = C  4Th  .   A,B & E having cleared 1.16 on the third attempt are to be placed by adding the total number of misses up to and including 1.16, i.e.  B =5  E = 5. 5th = B & E as no tie separation is required unless it involves first place.


18.4   Record attempt

After an athlete has won the competition, she may have the option to attempt to equal and /or break the record height. She must go to the record height, and may attempt to equal or better the record height. She may continue to raise the bar at 2cm intervals until she strikes out or elects not to continue.


2016 SCHEDULE (10 Lane Track)
(approx) AT: pit 1 pit 2 area 1 area 2 area 1 AT: area 1 area 2 area 3 area 4 AT:
9.15am 800m  12 yrs & over A-B 9.10am 10yrs 10yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs 12 yrs
9.25am 800m   11 yrs  A – B 9.15am 9.30am 11 yrs 11 yrs & under & under & over 9.20am 9.30am & over & over & over & over 9.20am
9.40am 800m  10yrs   A-B 9.20am A – B C – D A – B  C – D A-B A B C D
9.55am 800m    9ys A-B 9.45am
10.05am 100m   8 yrs & under A – F 10.00am 12yrs 12yrs 10 yrs
10.15am 100m   9 yrs A – J 10.10am 10.15am & over & over A-B 10.05am 10.35am 9 yrs /U 9 yrs /U 9 yrs /U 9 yrs /U 10.30am
10.25am 100m   10 yrs A – L 10.20am A – B C – D A B C D
10.35am 100m   11 yrs A – L 10.30am
10.45am 100m   12 yrs & over A – F 10.40am 12 yrs 12 yrs 11.30am 11 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 11 yrs 11.25am
11.00am 80m      8 yrs & under A – F 10.55am 11.00am 10yrs 10yrs & over & over 11yrs 10.50am A B C D
11.10am 80m      9 yrs A – F 11.00am A – B C – D A – B C – D A-B
11.45AM 200m   9 yrs A  & B 11:35am
12.00pm 200m   10 yrs A – D 11.50am
12.15pm 200m   11yrs  A – D 12.05pm 12.00pm 8 yrs /U 8 yrs /U 11 yrs 11 yrs 11.50am 12.40pm 10yrs 10yrs 10yrs 10yrs 12.30pm
12.30pm 200m   12 yrs & over A – D 12.20pm A – B C – D A B C D
1.30pm 6 x 80m Shuttle  8yrs & under 1.20pm 12.30pm 9 yrs 9 yrs 11.30am
1.35pm 6 x 80m Shuttle  9yrs B 1.25pm A – B C – D
1.40pm 4 x 100m Shuttle  9yrs A 1.25pm
1.50pm 4 x 100m Shuttle 10 yrs B & C 1.35pm
1.55pm 4 x 100m Shuttle 11 yrs B & C 1.40pm
2.00pm 4 x 100m Shuttle 12 yrs & over B 1.55pm
2.10pm 4 x 100m Circular 10 yrs/U A 2.00pm
2.15pm 4 x 100m Circular 11 yrs A 2.05pm
2.20pm 4 x 100m Circular 12 yrs & over A 2.10pm
Presentation approximately 2:45pm


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