Athletics meetings

Meetings at The Gap
Meetings are held most Friday evenings from late August to Mid March from 6pm to about 8:30pm.
All groups start at the same time but the younger age groups will finish earlier:  Tiny Tots 7pm, under 6 and under 7 no later than 7:30pm

This is the rotational programme for Friday  night events

Pentathlon in 30 minutes
In 2016 The Gap Little Athletics ran its inaugural "Pentathlon in 30 minutes". 
Not only was it the first time for our club but we believe it to be the first time ever - A World First
We intend to run the event each year in December.

Regional Relays (for U7-U17s)
The Regional Relays are open to all registered Little Athletics from the U7-U17s and provide friendly regional competition for all athletes in these age groups. 
Under 9-17s can qualify for State Relay  Championships by finishing 1st 2nd or 3rd in their events. 

There will be both track and field relay teams.  A track team consists of 4 nominated athletes, and a field team is decided depending on the results of the competition (the best two Gap athletes form a team, the next two best form another team and so on.)

The U7s and U8s who participate in the Regional Relays do not progress past regional level; however they do receive a participation medallion. 

There are no finals at either the Regional or State Relays, places are decided on the time and/or total distances recorded in the "heats". Each athlete may nominate to participate in a maximum number of 5 events at the regionals.


State Relays (for U9-U17s)

Track and field teams who finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd qualify to compete at the State Relay competition. All competitors receive a certificate of participation. Medals are awarded to all members of teams placing first, second and third. Athletes compete for participation points for their respective centres in an attempt to earn the State Relay awards.

Regional Championships (for U7 – U17s)
One of the major events on the Little Athletics calendar, the Regional Championships is open to U7 to U17 age groups.  Athletes can compete in a maximum of five events and the first three place getters (u9 and up) in every event qualify for the State Championships. U7 and U8 athletes all receive medals for their participation at these games.
 
State Championships (U9 – U17s)
The State Championships are held over three days (Friday to Sunday) for all those U9 to U17 athletes who qualified as place getter (1st to 4th) in the Regional Championships.


Junior Carnivals (for U7 – U 10s)
The Junior Carnival is an opportunity for athletes in these age groups, to take part in a larger scale competition. Athletes can nominate for up to five events and there is no performance qualification to enter.

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Senior Carnival (for U11 – U 17s)
The Senior Carnival is an opportunity for athletes in these age groups the opportunity to take part in a larger scale competition. Athletes can nominate up to five events and there is not performance qualification to enter. It also allows athletes of the U13’s age group to register performances to which State Team Selectors may refer to select the state team.


Pentathlons (for U9 – U 17s)
A number of pentathlons are offered during the season. The contestants compete in five events – a sprint, hurdle, throwing, jumping and a distance event. These events are fixed for each age group (watch for details in newsletters). Points are earned for each event depending on performance and the total score over the whole five events determines the placing.

Invitation Meetings
Some seasons The Gap combines with other centres for friendly meetings. There are no scheduled events this season.

Australian Teams Championships
After the State Championships in March, a Queensland team of boys and girls from the U13 age group and pentathletes from the under 15 age group will be selected to compete against athletes from other states in April. Selection is based on how many points individual team members are likely to earn for their team.