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Rule change

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:55 pm
by nambi
Does anyone know if this rule applies to masters also:

"The committee also approved several other rules changes in field events. First, Rule 7-5-16 has been deleted and replaced with new guidelines for the warm-up of pole vault competitors who have passed three consecutive heights and not entered the competition. Those competitors are now allowed two minutes of warm-up jumps per competitor entering at that height. These competitors often sit out long enough that a proper warm-up is in order. Such a warm-up wasn’t being provided by the old rule that allowed only one warm-up jump."

The one warm up jump rule is one of the reasons why I skip vaulting at the nationals. In the past I have had to stay warm and loose for 3 to 5 hours before my the group reaches my entry height, often in the hot sun. I am too old for that now! Hopefully, if this change is adopted for masters, it will encourage other women to participate. More than one female commented that after suffering through the Sacramento competition, they will not enter again.

Re: Rule change

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:36 pm
by rainbowgirl28
No, those are high school rules and do not apply to masters.

Re: Rule change

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:29 pm
by nambi
Thanks, Becca. I was afraid that was the case. Too bad, however.