2018 WHSAA Track Coaches Rules Test
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1. A pass is used to forego a trial and is not considered a trial. *
2. In all jumping events, the head event judge may signal a trial “fair” or “foul” by: *
3. The javelin can be constructed of metal or other suitable material, including wood. *
4. The recommended width of the takeoff board for horizontal jumps is: *
5. All starting blocks used in running events shall be inspected by: *
6. A competitor finishes a cross country race when: *
7. In the shot, it is a foul if the competitor: *
8. Regarding appeals for alleged misapplication of the rules: *
9. In both the high jump and the pole vault, a competitor who has passed three consecutive heights and has not attempted a jump in the competition, but is entering at this height shall be allowed two minutes of warm-up without the crossbar in place. *
10. In the pole vault, if improperly fastened supports slip downward when the vaulter contacts the crossbar, the head event judge shall: *
11. Which of the following may be placed on a track and field or cross country uniform top? *
12. Clerical or team scoring errors may be corrected up to: *
13. In the high jump, the competitor clears the crossbar, but causes it to vibrate. Which of the following would result in the jump being called fair? *
14. After passing the baton, the relieved competitor should stand still or jog straight ahead and step off the track when clear. *
15. To accommodate those competitors who may be excused to participate in other events, the head judge may change the order of competition in preliminary or final rounds of any throwing or jumping event. Successive trials are one such method. *
16. In cross country, a finish corral is recommended when a transponder system is used for order of finish. *
17. During competition when placing the crossbar in the high jump back on the standards following an unsuccessful trial, it is not necessary to place it in the same position on the standards as original placement at the start of the meet. *
18. In all field events, actions by a competitor cannot be declared a foul after the official has ruled the trial fair unless there is an immediate correction of a mistaken action by the official. *
19. It is permissible for a competitor in the pole vault to request the plant box padding be removed before the vaulter initiates the trial. *
20. A competitor observed wearing an illegal uniform shall be: *
21. In cross country, a competitor who alters an assigned contestant number and/or computerized transponder(s) that may interfere with recording place finish shall result in disqualification from the race. The referee may address irregularities causing the number or chip to be altered. *
22. In the discus throw, a thrown implement is in-bounds if it lands: *
23. In the pole vault, at the vaulter's direction, a designated pole catcher from the vaulter's school may tend the pole to prevent it from falling onto the ground, but never to prevent the pole from dislodging the crossbar. *
24. The games committee may consist of: *
25. The games committee may determine the time at which field events shall terminate. *
26. The games committee has the authority to determine time limitations or number of warm-up opportunities in the field events. *
27. While in the coaching box, a coach may use which of the following when consulting with a competitor between attempts? *
28. The meet director shall serve as the official representative of host meet management. *
29. The referee’s duties include: *
30. The starter shall give a signal at the beginning of the last lap in which of the following races: *
31. The starter has which of the following duties: *
32. The clerk of course may change lane assignments due to: *
33. When a fully automatic timing (FAT) system allows, all ties for place finishes and/ or determining qualifiers for a subsequent round shall be broken by the time recorded to one one-thousandth of a second. *
34. The implement inspector shall: *
35. The shoe must be designed so that it can be fastened securely to the foot. *
36. One American flag may be placed on a track and field or cross country uniform: *
37. In relays, each team member shall wear the same color and design of school uniform although the length of the bottom may vary. *
38. What is the penalty for removing any part of the team uniform, excluding shoes, while in the area of competition? *
39. Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be: *
40. Preliminary races should be arranged so that no competitor is scheduled to run in more heats than another competitor unless tying competitors from a preliminary heat are competing for an available lane in a final heat. *
41. If a competitor is injured or becomes ill, and an appropriate health-care professional is not available, and that competitor receives aid from another competitor, only the injured/ill competitor is disqualified. *
42. An athlete may use a watch worn around the wrist during a competition. *
43. A running event or heat begins when competitors report to the starting line. *
44. Which is the correct standard height of hurdles for the races listed below? *
45. Which is the correct requirement for a hurdle? The hurdle shall: *
46. The incoming and outgoing runners may simultaneously touch the baton outside of the 20-meter exchange zone. *
47. Excused competitors shall make the last attempts in finals. *
48. To break a tie in a throwing or horizontal jumping event, the second-best performance is used. *
49. In the javelin throw, wearing a support belt is considered an illegal action. *
50. When three competitors enter the pole vault at a height higher than opening height, and have passed at least three consecutive heights, those athletes are allowed a combined total warm-up time of: *
51. A bungee cord manufactured for use in the high jump and pole vault may be used during warm-ups prior to the start of competition only as approved by the games committee. *
52. In preliminary trials, the number of competitors in flights shall be no less than: *
53. The landing pad may consist of multiple sections simply tied together. *
54. In the high jump, measurements shall be recorded to the nearest lesser: *
55. The pole vault pole: *
56. It is required that the plant box padding meets applicable ASTM specifications. *
57. In the pole vault, a competitor shall have the standards or uprights set to position the crossbar from a point 18 inches measured beyond the vertical plane of the top of the stopboard, zero point, up to a maximum distance of: *
58. If a pole vaulter’s pole breaks during an attempt: *
59. In the long and triple jumps, the declination in the approach shall be limited to 2:100 (2 percent) laterally and 1:1000 (0.1 percent) downward in the jumping direction. *
60. Meet management may place markers to the side of the landing pits for the purpose of marking meet, state and/or national records, as well as minimum qualifying standards. *
61. In cross country, a competitor who fails to complete the prescribed course that is defined by a legal marking system is disqualified. *
62. In the absence of a curb, if cones are used, they should be placed: *
63. In the first round of competition, if two contestants from the same team fall within the same heat, the slower contestant should be moved to another heat. *
64. At the start of outdoor events of 800 meters or greater, runners may place their hands on the ground for a three-point starting stance. *
65. In field events, warm-ups shall not be allowed unless: *
66. Unless state association policy determines otherwise, special events should be conducted using USATF Youth event rules. *
67. In a cross country race, the course should be marked using the following: *
68. In a three-way track meet, how many relay teams will earn points toward the team score? *
69. Three relay team members are wearing undergarments which extend below the knees and one is wearing an undergarment above the knees. Under what circumstances is this legal? *
70. Which situation cannot be protested to the Jury of Appeals? *
71. A contestant who failed to report to a field event until after the event has started: *
72. If the baton is dropped during the relay, which rules apply? *
73. A runner who is running the curve may be disqualified if he/she: *
74. After the bar has been raised, how much time should be given for a trial to the final competitor in the high jump? *
75. In the shot put, a competitor had a best throw of 47'3" in the preliminaries and 46'9" in the finals. What is the distance that he/she should be credited with? *
76. When there is a tie in a vertical jumping event, what should be done first to break the tie? *
77. What is the legal wind reading for an NFHS record in the long jump, triple jump or race that is not run around the complete oval of the track? *
78. For races run entirely in lanes, where should the top-seeded contestants or qualifiers be assigned? *
79. Taping any part of the throwing hand or fingers in the shot put is: *
80. Which of the following will result in a disqualification? *
81. During warm-ups, prior to the start of high jump competition, the crossbar may not be used. *
82. Which scenario would constitute an illegal entry? *
83. If an athlete desires to use video in an unrestricted area once competition begins: *
84. In the high jump, if the competitor touches the bar, gets off the mat and then the bar falls off the pins, the head event judge shall: *
85. If there are preliminaries and finals in the throwing events, the finals are conducted: *
86. In the javelin, the thrower may leave the runway: *
87. If a legal implement breaks upon completion of a trial, the head field event judge shall: *
88. Who determines the time limit for excused competitors in a field event? *
89. In the boys pentathlon, what is the correct order of events? *
90. The cross country course shall be measured: *
91. An athlete must wear a uniform either approved by the school or issued by the school. *
92. Hand-held times registered in one one-hundredth of a second shall be: *
93. The head field event judge: *
94. Combining male and female competitors in events (while scoring them separately) may occur if the head coaches of the competing teams unanimously agree or the referee deems it necessary. *
95. The use of a protective cage is required in the discus. Which of the following are required or recommended for cage construction? *
96. The discus throwing cage is designed to provide limited protection for everyone in the immediate throwing area. In an effort to keep this area as safe as possible, which of the following options should be employed: *
97. Video replay or television monitoring equipment, other than the official finish line equipment approved by the games committee prior to the start of competition, shall not be used to make decisions related to the meet. *
98. The _______ shall oversee the measuring, weighing and inspection of the implements and apparatus. *
99. It is not a foul if a discus competitor: *
100. When athletes are placed in alleys in a distance race, what is the lane boundary for the competitors in that alley? *
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