MBC BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD BYLAWS
 
Athletic Director in Charge:              Osceola
 
Meet Entry Fee:                                  Each participating school will be charged $50.00 in their MBC fees.
 
Timing Service:                                   A fully automated timing service shall be used to time the meet.  The conference commissioner shall be responsible for securing the timing service in a timely fashion.  The commissioner shall secure the contract and make payment to the service according to their terms.
 
Officials:                                              The MBC commissioner shall be responsible for contracting the WIAA officials for this meet.
 
Admission:                                          Host school has the choice to charge admission.  Amount shall be according to MBC by-laws and MBC passes will be honored.
 
Results:                                               Host school will be responsible for reporting results to the MBC commissioner and the media.  
 
Season Schedule:                               Schools schedule individual meets.
Conference Meet:                              1. The MBC meet will be hosted by the conference schools in a rotating alphabetical system.  In the event that a school cannot host (no track etc.) during their year, the meet shall automatically go to the next school in the alphabetical rotation.
2. The MBC meet shall be held on the Tuesday before the WIAA regional meet and the meet will be run on an eight (8) lane, all-weather track.  
3. The meet manager will inform all members of the conference ten (10) days before the meet as to location and information about the meet.
4. The WIAA regional tournament entry format will be  used for the MBC varsity meet entry format with the following rules:
A. Entry forms must be received by the timing service by the deadline provided by the host school.
B. Schools submitting entries after the deadline will be permitted to compete, but they will not receive consideration for seeds, lanes, heats, sections, etc.
C. Substitutions for individuals already entered in an event(s) are allowed until noon on the Friday prior to the Tuesday meet.
D. Individuals involved in substitutions will not be reseeded, but will assume the same heat, section, lane, and/or flight assignment of the original entry.
E. A school not using all eligible entries may not fill those spots after the deadline.
F. After the deadline, a school may not place an individual or relay team into an event not originally entered.
Meet Regulations:
One (1) entry in each relay event
Twenty-eight (28) individual event entries
Three (3) entries in any individual
The meet manager (timing service) is responsible for the seeding and lane assignments for all events according to the WIAA regional rules.A.   Heats (preliminary trials) will be run in the 100, 200, 100 high hurdles and 110 high hurdles if there are more than eight (8) runners competing.
B. Sections will be conducted in the 400 and 300 low hurdles (if there are more than eight (8) runners competing.) and the 800 (if there are more than 12 runners competing.)
C. Runners will be assigned lanes for the 800, 1600, 3200, 1600 relay, 3200 relay such that the fastest is in Lane 1, next fastest in lane 2, etc.
D. Runners will be assigned lanes for the hurdles, 10, 200, 400, 400 relay and 800 relay such that the fastest is in lane 4, next fastest in lane 5, then lanes 3, 6, 2, 7, 1 and 8.
E. The tournament manager will decide the starting height for both the high jump and the pole vault using the following guidelines:
High Jump:  The starting height shall be determined by counting down using the performance of the eighth (8th) best athlete, then subtracting two increments (four (4) inches.)  The bar will be raised two (2) inches each time until only five (5) contestants remain and then a minimum raise of one (1) inch should any of the contestants so desire.
Pole Vault:  The starting height shall be determined by counting down using the performance of the eighth (8th) best athlete, then subtracting two increments (one (1) foot.)  The bar will be raised six (6) inches each time until only five (5) contestants remain and then a minimum raise of three (3) inches should any of the contestants so desire.
Shot and Discus Guidelines:

Competitors shall use their own implements if they have been properly weighed and checked.
Indoor shots are illegal
Preliminary competition shall be in flights of six (6) or less.  
A competitor may take three (3) trials in sequence if they so desire.
Throws in the finals will be taken in reverse order of the standings at the beginnings of the finals.
Scoring:  Meet will be scored to eight (8) places similar to WIAA tournament. First through eighth – 10-9-6-5-4-3-2-1 points.
Conference records are to be based on performances in the conference championship meet only.JV Conference Meet:                         Regulations:  No medals or ribbons will be awarded
1. Meet will be run on Thursday following the varsity conference meet on Tuesday.
2. Freshmen and sophomores may compete in either or both meets if within WIAA rules.
3. Any junior or senior athlete may compete in the JV meet as long as that athlete did NOT compete in the varsity meet on Tuesday of that week.
4. Unlimited number of entries per event from each school is permitted in this JV meet.
 
Conference Award:                            No conference trophy will be given in an individual sport.
 
All Conference Selection:                  First place finishers will be first team all conference.  
Second place finishers in each event will be second team all conference. Third place finishers in each event will be honorable mention.
 
All Conference Awards:                     Medals to the first three (3) in each event (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
NO Ribbons will be given for 4th-6th. Medals will be ordered and provided by commissioner.
Approved:                                          (11/9/16)