USATF Missouri Valley

2022 Outdoor Track and Field Information, April Edition

Our outdoor season is here!!!

USATF Missouri Valley

2022 Road to the Hersey National Outdoor Junior Olympics!!!

USATF MVA 2022 Outdoor Season Schedule

Pirate Track Club Open Invite

Sunday, May 1st, 8am

1501 Branch Street

Platte City, MO

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Meet Schedule - Rolling Schedule

Meet Location - Platte County High School in Platte City, MO

7th Annual Grandview Invitational (Youth, Open, and Masters)

Saturday, June 4th, 8am

2300 High Grove Road

Grandview, MO

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Meet Schedule - Rolling Schedule

Meet Location - Grandview High School in Grandview, MO

USATF Missouri Valley All Comers Invitational

Saturday, June 11th, 8am

1 Kellogg Circle

Emporia, KS

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Meet Schedule - Rolling Schedule

Meet Location - Emporia State University in Emporia, KS

Missouri Valley Association Outdoor Championship (Youth, Open, and Masters)

Saturday, June 18th, 8am

2101 North Twyman Road

Independence, MO

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Meet Schedule - Rolling Schedule

Meet Location - Fort Osage High School in Independence, MO

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2022 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships

Thursday, June 23rd, 8am to Saturday, July 2nd, 9pm

Icahn Stadium, New York, NY, USA

New York, NY

Registration for the 2022 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships is available on at:

The first ten (10) Clubs that register by June 01, 2022 will receive two (2) weekly admission passes.


Take advantage of the opportunity to reserve your room(s) at great rates while competing in the 2022 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships and enjoying the exciting experience of the amazing sites and sounds of New York City! Also, consider staying and enjoying the world-renowned New York City July 4th festivities.


Icahn Stadium COVID-19 Policy

NYC Parks and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance take the safety and well-being of our guests very seriously. The information provided below will help guide athletes, coaches, and spectators visiting Icahn Stadium this coming outdoor track & field season.

*Please note that the information below is subject to change at any time.


We encourage all visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. When inside the stadium, we want to remind all athletes to practice social distancing and to wear masks when possible.


All officials must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to work the 2022 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships.


Admission tickets to the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships will be all digital and are available for purchase online at a discounted price if purchased by June 28th. Single day tickets are $10.00 and a 4-day pass is $35.00. All tickets must be purchased electronically on a computer or on a smart phone prior to arriving at the stadium. Any tickets purchased June 29th or later will be $12.00 for a single day pass or $40.00 for 4-day pass.

Coaches Credentials

Coaches must be 3-Step Safe Sport compliant and on the coaches registry, indicating that they have met the coaching education standards. For more information, please visit:


(revised 2-2021)
The USATF Youth Department announces revisions to the USATF Youth Championships Coaches Credentialing Program Policy. This revision is immediately effective. The USATF Youth Department in conjunction with the USATF Coaching Education Department encourages all coaches to take advantage of the benefits the USATF Coaches Registry Program offers. Please familiarize yourself with coaching education programs and registry requirements at and/or contact

Youth Championships Coaching Credentials shall be issued based upon the following criteria:

  • USATF Coaches Registry Member
    • Current USATF (adult) Membership
    • Pass the USATF Background Screening
    • SafeSport Compliant
    • Fulfill Education Standard and submit verification application through USATF Connect
  • Listed as “Coach” on the USATF Club Profile
  • Must have an athlete or club entered into the current Championship
  • Coaches for Unattached athletes are required to adhere to the Coaching Credential requirements for the issuance of a coaching credential.
  • There will be no credential allocation limits. Credentials will be issued only upon verification of all listed criteria/mandates. There will be no exceptions.
  • Pole Vault access credentials will be provided upon verification of athlete entry and date/time of the event. Date/time will be clearly noted on the credential and access expires immediately upon completion of that event.

Packet Pick-Up

All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers on the front of their jersey during competition. If an athlete loses their bib number, a replacement may be purchased for a fee of $10.00.

Packet pick-up will be available during the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, June 28th
    • 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Icahn Stadium
  • Wednesday, June 29th
    • 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Icahn Stadium
  • Thursday, June 30th
    • 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Icahn Stadium
  • Friday, July 1st
    • 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Icahn Stadium
  • Saturday, July 2nd
    • 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Icahn Stadium

Meet Contacts

Meet Director/SeedingLauren

Facility and Operations Director/OfficialsLouis


Shipping and ReceivingJennifer

Accounts PayablePhil

Media and PressJennifer

Entries and ResultsJaRon

Eligibility Requirements

The 2022 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships are open to 2022 USATF members who fall within the youth age divisions listed below. Athletes can join USATF by visiting

Proof of Birth: Any athletes competing in a USATF age group championship must have their age verified. Age verification must be processed through the USATF membership portal (USATF Connect) by uploading a copy of your birth certificate or passport. Please allow 5 business days for verification to take place (all age verification for the Outdoor Championships must be submitted by Monday, June 13th).

Relays: Each member of a relay team must be affiliated with the registered USATF club in their membership profile.

Age divisions for the 2022 competition year are as follows:

AgeBirth Year







*Note: Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c), “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.”

**Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.

Fees & Entry Deadlines

On-Time: by Thursday, June 23, 2022 (11:59 p.m. EST) — $10.00/individual event, $40.00 per relay.


Registration is currently available by visiting and will open on Friday, April 1, 2022.


Top eight in each individual and relay event earn medals and All-American honors. The winner of each event will also receive a trophy. Each athlete entering the meet will receive a drawstring spike bag.

Qualifying Information

There are no qualifying requirements for the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships. Any youth-aged verified member may register and compete in the championships.

About Icahn Stadium

Facility: Icahn Stadium
20 Randall’s Island Park
New York, NY 10035

"Icahn Stadium is a 5,000 seat track and field and multipurpose facility located on Randalls Island in Manhattan, New York City. Designed within the former site of Downing Stadium, it opened on April 23, 2005. Icahn Stadium is named after American businessman Carl Icahn, who made a $10 million donation towards the construction of the new stadium. The stadium features an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Class 1 certified running track with a 400-meter Mondo Super X Performance surface, and it has been the site of many international, national, and regional track and field events.

"Since its opening, Icahn Stadium has hosted more than 200,000 high school, college and professional athletes and spectators during the track season. Each year, the number of meets and events that are scheduled has grown, bringing larger numbers of people to the facility.

"In 2005 the Reebok/Adidas Grand Prix was created and held at the stadium, as part of the World Athletics Diamond League Series. From its inception it had distinguished itself as one of top meets to feature Olympic and World Champions.

  • On May 31, 2008, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt set the then world record in the 100m on the Icahn Stadium track with a time of 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix, .02 seconds faster than the previous record held by his countryman, Asafa Powell.

  • On June 9, 2012, Kenyan runner David Rudisha set the record in the 800m in the U.S. with a time of 1:41.74 seconds at the Adidas Grand Prix."

Parking at the Icahn Stadium

Icahn Stadium has plenty of parking for athletes and spectators. Additional information with parking maps will be available shortly.

Clerking and Field Event Check-In

Running and Field Events — All running events will check in at the clerking tents on the Icahn Stadium premier soccer field (field 10), which will also serve as the warm-up field for all events located just north of the stadium.

Warm-Up Area

All warming-up will be conducted outside of Icahn Stadium. The official warm-up field will be located on the Icahn Stadium premier soccer field (field 10) located just north of the stadium. In addition, Randall’s Island Park consists of ten miles of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian pathways and provides an urban oasis for walking and running. The non-vehicular waterfront pathways can be used by athletes and coaches for warming-up. To find out more information about running on Randall's Island, please visit: Running on the Island.


Icahn Stadium only allows ¼” pyramid spikes. No other spikes will be permitted.

Event Results

Results can be found electronically at Results will not be posted in the facility.


A concession stand will be open during the meet selling refreshments throughout the hours of competition. Custom championship t-shirts will also be available to purchase.

The official meet apparel company of the Championships will be selling commemorative items from the championships. The USATF merchandise store will also be available to purchase official Team USA merchandise.

Implements & Equipment

All starting blocks and batons will be supplied by meet management and athletes should not bring their own to the facility. Throwing implements will be provided by meet management.

Personal Implements Weigh-In

Athletes in the 15-16 and 17-18 age divisions may use 1 personal implement per event. Personal implements are subject to certification and must be brought to inspection at least 120 minutes prior to the event.

Seeding and Advancements

Seeding: Seeds will be based on personal bests from the 2022 indoor and outdoor season. If there is an issue with your seed time or entries, email JaRon McBride BEFORE the entry deadline. Late entries will not be accepted.

Advancement: For all running events from 100m through 800m, there will be two rounds of competition. The eight fastest times will advance from the first round to the final in all age divisions.

The top eight competitors in each field event shall advance to the finals of their age division.

Opening Heights

Opening heights for the High Jump and Pole Vault will be three increments below the Youth Performance Guidelines. Incremental increases will be 5 cm in the High Jump and 15 cm in the Pole Vault.

*Opening heights are subject to change based on the entries of each event. Finalized opening heights will be available on June 23rd at the close of entries.


Age Division & GenderHeight (meters)

9-10 Boys0.95

9-10 Girls0.95

11-12 Boys1.15

11-12 Girls1.15

13-14 Boys1.40

13-14 Boys1.25

15-16 Boys1.55

15-16 Girls1.30

17-18 Boys1.65

17-18 Girls1.40


Age Division & GenderHeight (meters)

13-14 Boys2.40

13-14 Girls1.90

15-16 Boys3.15

15-16 Girls2.10

17-18 Boys3.70

17-18 Girls2.50

Pole Vault

Refer to USATF Rule 302.5(n). All competitors must provide their own vaulting poles. Vault athletes must report to be weighed at the venue. Athletes must have their competition bib and all poles they wish to use verified. Weigh-in and pole inspection will take place at the vault venue one hour before each event. All poles will be inspected for manufacturers’ pole ratings and the maximum top hand hold position as determined by the manufacturer. The competitors’ weights must be at or below the manufacturers’ pole ratings. No exceptions to this rule.

Meet management will not be responsible for any pole that is shipped to or impounded at the meet without a hard, protective case.

Athletes may ship poles for delivery no later than Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Shipments should be sent to the following address:

Icahn Stadium
c/o Laniqua Dinkins – Stadium Manager
20 Randall’s Island Park
New York, NY 10035


There will be a $100.00 fee for all protests. Protests must be submitted to the Protest Referee no later than 30 minutes after a result has been posted. The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

Rules: Conduct and Facility

The following are not permitted at Icahn Stadium:

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Food/Gum on the track or the infield
  • No liquids other than water are allowed on the track surface
  • No hard coolers or water jogs (soft coolers are permitted)
  • No Chairs
  • No tents inside the stadium
  • Air Mattresses
  • Weapons of any kind

Any inappropriate or destructive behavior that violate NYC Parks rules ( will result in expulsion from the facility with no refund.


  • LaGuardia Airport (preferred airport)
    • 4 miles from Icahn Stadium
  • JFK Airport
    • 16 miles from Icahn Stadium
  • Newark Airport
    • 25 miles from Icahn Stadium


We encourage teams to use to book hotel rooms in the LaGuardia Airport, Astoria, and Dutch Kill sections of Queens. Multiple hotels within a 10 mile radius to Icahn Stadium range between $85 - $139 per night. BOOK EARLY!

Regional 9 Championship

Thursday, July 7th, 8am to Sunday, July 10th, 9pm

2101 North Twyman Road

Independence, MO

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Meet Schedule - Rolling Schedule

Meet Location - Fort Osage High School in Independence, MO

Missouri Valley Open Invitational

Saturday, July 23rd, 8am

2101 North Twyman Road

Independence, MO

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Registration - Click Here

Meet Schedule - Rolling Schedule

Meet Location - Fort Osage High School in Independence, MO

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USATF Hershey Junior Olympics Outdoor Championship

Monday, July 25th, 8am to Sunday, July 31st, 9pm

6000 J Street

Sacramento, CA

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2022 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 8am

College Station, TX, USA

College Station, TX

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USATF Masters Championships

Status of all USATF Masters Events through 2026


  • 2022 USATF Masters 1 Mile Championships
    • Rochester, NY (Rochester Mile)
    • May 21, 2022
  • 2022 World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships
    • Tampere, Finland (including long distance events)
    • June 29-July 10, 2022
  • 2022 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships
    • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    • July 28-31, 2022
  • 2022 USATF Masters 12 km Championships
    • Highlands, NJ (By Hook or By Crook 12K)
    • September 18, 2022
  • 2022 USATF Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships
    • Boulder, CO
    • October 22, 2022
  • 2022 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
    • San Francisco, CA
    • December 10, 2022


  • 2023 USATF Masters Indoor Championships
    • Site to be determined
  • 2023 World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships
    • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • March 27-April 3, 2023
  • 2023 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships
    • North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC


  • 2024 USATF Masters Indoor Championships
    • The Podium, Spokane, WA
    • April 12-14, 2024
  • 2024 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships
    • Sacramento, CA
  • 2024 World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championship
    • Gothenburg, Sweden


  • 2025 World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships
    • Bid from Spokane, WA to be voted on in 2022


  • 2026 World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships
    • Bid from Daegu, South Korea to be voted on in 2022

*Dates and/or location tentative due to scheduling uncertainties related to COVID-19 restrictions*

For The Latest Information On USATF Events

Officials Corner

If your Certification Status is "Pending", please email, text or call Carma Robinson-Kendall and CC Rae Adams so they know to review your status. The officials database does not give indication about certification level; therefore, we do not know if your status is current or pending.

USA Track & Field Missouri Valley Association Directory


Carma Robinson-Kendall

Vice President

Dion Lewis

Certification Chair

Raquel Adams


Raquel Adams

Membership Chair

Pam Olawaiye

Sanctions Chair

Dr. Wayne Armburst

Officials Chair

Herb Martin

Youth Chair

Shannon Graves


Dion Lewis

Women's T&F Chair

Melissa Gore-Tate

Masters T&F Chair

Larry Stanton

Race Walk Chair

Jamie Kootz

Master Starter

Victor Everett

Coaching Education Chair

Kenneth Ferguson

USATF Missouri Valley Association Meeting

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 12-2pm


USATF general body meeting pertaining to the Missouri Valley 2020-21 Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field seasons, and the upcoming Missouri Valley 202-22 Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field seasons.

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