DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020
SITE: Lincoln High (2229 J. Street, Lincoln) – View Map
ADMISSION: Admission will be charged at Lincoln High.
Students (6-18 Years): $2
Children (5 & Younger): FREE
Admission with Super Pass: FREE
All registered athletes receive a complimentary Super Pass in the athlete packet. Additional Super Passes for spectators and family members can be purchased for $15. The Super Pass gains free admission to all 2020 Cornhusker State Games events and venues, including the Opening Ceremonies.
Athletes must wear the Athlete Pass each time they enter the facility. Spectators may purchase a Spectator Pass which will be different than the Athlete Pass. Athletes will not be allowed to share their Athlete Pass with family or friends.
NOTE: The Lincoln High School Track is open for running Monday through Friday 7:30 -9:30 a.m.
POLE VAULT: Pole Vault will be contested at Lincoln High the day of the track meet. See time schedule below.
RULES: This meet is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. USATF rules will apply. Maximum 1/8” spikes allowed.
AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Commemorative medals to all athletes that compete in 3-4 year old and 5-6 year divisions. Commemorative medal to all family participants in Family relay.
NOTE: Age as of August 1, 2020.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed for the Cornhusker State Games Track & Field event. Those interested should contact volunteer coordinator Kevin James. All volunteers will receive a volunteer packet that includes a Cornhusker State Games volunteer shirt, a Super Pass (which gains free admission to the Opening Ceremonies, SportFest, and all Cornhusker State Games venues), and a free lunch on Saturday at the event.
The schedule of events below is an approximate time based upon participation registered numbers. A FINAL schedule and heat sheet will be posted at CornhuskerStateGames.com and emailed to participants the week of competition by Wednesday July 15th and not before. Please check the Website before calling the Sport Director.
NOTE: The meet can run up to 15 minutes ahead of schedule, so please plan to be there at least an HOUR before your race.
THE MORRISON FAMILY AWARD. In February of 2018, long-time Cornhusker State Games Track and Field Director Steve Morrison passed away. He was instrumental in building the meet to what it is today with a strong emphasis on family involvement. Before his passing, he had a vision to add a Family Relay Race (4×100) to the event list for 2018. The Family Relay Race can include any age and any gender. It is an exhibition event. This relay does not count toward each athlete’s maximum event count. Every relay member must be a family member and be registered in the system for at least one event. The event can be the Family Relay Race only. All registered athletes are eligible. All participants in the Family Relay Race will receive a commemorative medal and the overall fastest relay team will win the MORRISON FAMILY AWARD.
The Cornhusker State Games Track & Field Meet runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meet is usually hot, and recruiting volunteers for three sessions is very difficult. So, to enjoy the meet more and make it more entertaining for participants and spectators. Those interested in walking in the 2020 Games are encouraged to register for any of three walking events – CSG Walk (Outdoor Lincoln, July 26); Mallwalk (Indoor Lincoln, July 19); WalkOmaha (Outdoor Omaha, July 26) – at CornhuskerStateGames.com.
The updated time format for 2020 has two sessions: Session 1 from approximately 7:30 a.m. to Noon, and Session 2 from approximately Noon to 5:15 p.m. Event times and details below.
MAX EVENTS: A maximum of four (4) events per participant. Participants who register for more than the maximum allowed will be subject to disqualification in the event(s) that takes them over the maximum.
100 METER DASH: The 100 Meter Dash will be a final only for all youth and master divisions. Fully automatic timing will be used, so there is no need for a preliminary. However, meet directors would like to get the best runners in the fastest section. Please enter a legitimate 100 Meter seed time during registration.
Track events take priority over field events. Athletes who need to check in for a track event must let the field event judge know. Athletes have until last call to check into the running events, and should make arrangements to jump or throw early or late. COMMUNICATION IS THE BEST.
Participants can provide their own shot, discus and javelins, but the Cornhusker State Games will have them available on-site for those who do not bring their own. May be subject to weights and measures.
You may use your implement if approved by weights and measures. Once approved, your implement must be part of a pool of implements that may be used by all athletes.
Three throws and three jumps. No finals.
4×100 Relays are split into four divisions. Women 49 & Under, Women 50 & Over, Male 49 & Under, and Male 50 Over. All four runners must meet the age requirements in the Male and Female divisions. The relay counts as one event.
Relay Online Registration Note: If registering for a relay event online, runners must register as an individual, not a team. The participant will be asked to list the names of the other runners on the relay team. This DOES NOT register the other runners for the event, it simply lets the sport director know who is on each relay team. Each relay member must register themselves for the event, or the participant has the option to register their relay partners by selecting “Register Another Participant” on step one of the online registration process.
BIB NUMBERS – Bib Numbers are no longer used in the event. When you arrive you go directly to your field event site if that is first or proceed to Hip Number tent to pick up a hip number for your first racing event. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour to warm-up and get your hip number. The Hip number tent will be in the Southeast corner of the track. No registration at the meet is required and no packet pickup will be allowed at the meet.