Colgate Womens Games

Rules & Regulations

47th ANNUAL COLGATE WOMEN’S GAMES

Three preliminary meets, semi-finals, and, the finals all take place at The New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory Track, NYC. All participants are invited to compete in the preliminary meets. Point-scorers from the preliminaries are eligible to compete in the semi-finals to earn a spot in the finals.

Prizes will be awarded for places 1 through 6 in each preliminary meet, the semi-finals, and finals. Educational grants-in-aid will be awarded for each divisional event to the top three competitors who earn the greatest number of points for all meets combined. Competitors may compete in any two events in the preliminaries, but in only one of these events in the semi-finals and finals. Competitors are encouraged to participate in all preliminary meets to accumulate the most points towards an educational grant.

All school-age participants must be enrolled and attending school. Records may be required upon request. All finalists will be required to submit an essay of 150 words or less to the Meet Director in order to be eligible for an educational grant. 

1. Competition in the Elementary A and B, Mid-School, and High School Division is open to girls in grades 1 to 12. The College/Open Division is open to female college students and non-students under 30. The 30’s Plus Division is open to women 30 years of age and over.

2. The divisions and events of competition are as follows:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION A 
55-meter dash
200-meter dash
400-meter dash
800-meter run
High jump
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION B
55-meter dash
55-meter hurdles
200-meter dash
400-meter dash
800-meter run
High jump
MID-SCHOOL DIVISION 
55-meter dash
55-meter hurdles
200-meter dash
400-meter dash
800-meter run
1500-meter run
High jump
Shot put
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
55-meter dash
55-meter hurdles
200-meter dash
400-meter dash
800-meter run
1500-meter run
High jump
Shot put 
COLLEGE OPEN DIVISION
55-meter dash
55-meter hurdles
200-meter dash
400-meter dash
800-meter run
1500-meter run
High jump
Shot put
30’s PLUS DIVISION
200-meter dash
1500-meter run

HURDLES SPECIFICATIONS:

DIVISIONS:  Elementary B, Mid School
Height: 30”
Distance from start to first hurdle: 12 meters
Distance between hurdles:  8 meter
Total number of hurdles:  5
DIVISIONS:  High School, College/Open
Height: 33”
Distance from start to first hurdle: 13 meters
Distance between hurdles:  8.5 meter
Total number of hurdles:  5

SHOT PUT SPECIFICATIONS:

DIVISIONS:  Middle School, High School, College/Open 
4 Kilos (8.8 lbs) 

3. There are three preliminary track meets. A competitor is eligible for and should participate in all three preliminary meets to accumulate the most possible points. There is one semi-final and one final meet.

4. A competitor may enter any two events in each of the preliminary meets. Points scored in one event may not be totaled with points scored in another. However, a competitor may only compete in one event – the same one – in the semi-finals and finals. Thus, if a competitor scores points to qualify for the semi-finals in each event she enters, she must choose only one in which to compete in the semi-finals and finals.

5. Elementary A competitors (enrolled in 1st through 3rd grades) may only compete in that division for four years.

6. Elementary B competitors (enrolled in 4th through 5th grades) may only compete in that division for three years.

7. Mid-School competitors (enrolled in 6th through 8th grades) may only compete in that division for four years.

8. High School competitors (enrolled in 8th through 12th grades) may only compete in that division for five years.

9. All other competitors who are not attending school in the 1st through 12th grades as listed above, irrespective of age or school affiliation, must compete in the College/Open or 30’s Plus Division.

10. Through the preliminary meets, points are to be scored for places 1 through 12 in each event as follows:

First Place13 points
Second Place11 points
Third Place10 points
Fourth Place9 points
Fifth Place8 points
Sixth Place7 points
Seventh Place6 points
Eighth Place5 points
Ninth Place4 points
Tenth Place3 points
Eleventh Place2 points
Twelfth Place1 point

In events run around the track, point-scorers will be decided on a timed basis after all sections have been run.

In events run on the straightaway, points in places 7 through 12 will be awarded on a timed basis to the six fastest semi-finalists.

11. All point-scorers in each event at the end of the preliminary meets will be eligible to compete in their respective event in the semi-finals and must submit a Declaration Form. Points are to be scored for places 1 through 6 in each event in the semi-finals as follows:

First Place 15 points
Second Place10 points
Third Place8 points
Fourth Place6 points
Fifth Place4 points
Sixth Place2 points

12. A Declaration Form will declare a point-scorer’s intent to compete in the semi-finals and must be submitted at the conclusion of the preliminary meets. Forms will be available at the meet at that time. Once submitted, all declarations are final.

13. After the semi-finals, the top six point-scorers in each event will be eligible to compete in the finals.

14. Points are to be scored for places 1 through 6 in each event in the finals as follows:

First Place20 points
Second Place10 points
Third Place8 points
Fourth Place6 points
Fifth Place4 points
Sixth Place2 points

15. After the final meet, points scored by a competitor in a single event in the Colgate Women’s Games will be totaled (i.e., points scored in the event by the competitor in all preliminary meets, the semi-finals, and the finals will be added together). The competitor who has the greatest total score in any one event (the most points earned in the event in the preliminaries, semi-finals, and finals), will receive an educational grant-in-aid of $1,000. The competitor with the second-most points in each event in each division will receive an educational grant-in-aid of $500 and the third-most points in each event in each division will receive an educational grant-in-aid of $250. The funds will be given by Colgate-Palmolive Company to an institution of learning for the academic, vocational, or professional education of each winner. The institution will be designated by the recipient. The grant-in-aid is not transferable by the recipient and may be used only for her individual education, except for Open and 30+ recipients.

16. In case of a points tie at the finals, the higher trophy will be awarded to the athlete with the better performance at the finals.

17. All decisions regarding eligibility and awards will be made by the Meet Director, Ms. Toussaint.

18. Any competitor found competing in the wrong school division shall be disqualified from the competition at any stage in the competition that such infraction is determined.

19. If a competitor proceeds through the finals of the competition and it is subsequently determined that she has competed in the wrong school division, all prizes, grants-in-aid, and awards are automatically revoked.

20. Prizes will be awarded for places 1 through 6 in the preliminary meets, semi-finals, and finals.

21. All protests must be in writing and handed to Meet Director and Referee, Ms. Toussaint within 30 minutes after the event in question has concluded.

22. Judges’ decisions are final.

ACCEPTABLE FOOTWEAR:

All running shoes, sneakers, and flats must have RUBBER SOLES ONLY!
Spikes and shoes with hard plastic bottoms are not permitted at preliminary and semi-final meets.

SPECIAL AWARDS

  • Most Improved Competitor Trophy
  • Most Promising Newcomer Trophy
  • Outstanding Competitor at the Preliminaries and Semi-Finals Trophy
  • Outstanding Competitor at the Finals Trophy

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