Long & Triple Jump

Long & Triple Jump

LONG JUMP

 

PREPARATION FOR EVENT

Ensure sandpit is level with run up – sand may be need to be dampened if too dry The front edge of the take off mat for U9-U12 athletes should not be less than 50cm or more than two metres from the front edge of the pIt; for U13-U15 athletes it should not be less than one metre or more than three metres. Indicator markers shall be distributed to all competitors to mark run-ups.

 

 

BASIC RULES

Every athlete is allowed three trials (four on championship day)
To be a valid jump, the athletes must:

  1. Take-off from one foot
  2. Place take-off foot on or behind the board.mat
  3. No markers may be placed on the runway but can be placed on the side.
  4. If, in running up to take off, an athlete passes the furthest edge of the mat it will be called a trial and a no jump even if the jump is not completed.
  5. If, after completing the jump an athlete walks back through the landing area, it is called a no jump.
  6. In the course of landing the athletes must not touch the ground outside the landing area nearer to the take-off point than the nearest break in the landing area made by the jump.
  7. The run-up may not exceed 40-metres

 

MEASURING THE JUMP
  • Official selects break (imprint) made in the sand by foot, hand etc. upon landing which is closest to the take-off point. This point in the sand is marked by the spike holding the zero end of the tape.
  • The tape is straightened so it lays over and in contact with the imprint made by the take-off foot. The tape is drawn tight and the distance measured to the nearest whole centimetre below the distance jumped. For U13/U15 athletes using the take-off board, the measurement must be taken from the front edge of the take-off board at a point straight back from the imprint in the sand.
  • If the athlete takes off before the mat or board, the jump shall be measured from the imprint in the sand to the back edge of the mat or the front edge of the board.
  • The competitor who has the longest measured distance from their best jump is recorded the winner. In the event of a tie, a decision is made on their next best jumps recorded.

TRIPLE JUMP

 

PREPARATION FOR EVENT

Ensure sandpit is level with run up. Sand may need to be dampened if too dry
Take off mat should be set at correct distance from sandpit

 

MAT PLACEMENT

For State finals the take-off area will be set up as follows:
U9-10B&G 6 metres

U11B&G+U12G 7 metres

U12B+U13B&G 8 metres

U14-15B&G 9 metres

 

 

BASIC RULES
  • Each athlete is allowed three trials (four trials on Championship day)
  • Definition of Triple Jump, consists of three distinct sections

1. A HOP: Athlete takes off and lands on the same foot as that from which they have originally taken off from.
2. A STEP: Athlete lands on the other foot (to that used on the hop)
3. A JUMP: Athlete jumps from one foot and lands on one or both feet in the sand

  • A foul jump is recored if:

1. Any part of the athlete�s take off foot protrudes over the front line or side edge of the take-off mat or board.
2. After completing the jump the athlete walks back through the pit
3. In the course of landing the athlete touches the ground outside the landing area nearer to the take-off point than the nearest break in the landing area made by the jump. NB: The trailing leg may make contact with the runway during the jump.

  • No markers may be placed on the runway but can be used on the side. No markers may be placed closer to the pit than the take-off point or in the sand.
  • If in running up to take off an athlete passes the furthest edge of the mat, it will be called a trial and a no jump even if the jump is not completed.
  • The run up may not exceed 40 metres.
  • In the event an athlete should land in the pit on their step, they should be allowed another trial after the position of the take-off point is altered.
  • To be a valid jump the athlete MUST land in the pit.

 

MEASURING THE JUMP
  • Officials select the imprint made in the sand by foot, hand, etc. upon landing which is closest to the take-off point. This point in the sand is marked by the spike holding the zero end of the tape.
  • The tape is straightened so it lays over and in contact with the imprint made by the take-off foot.
  • The tape is drawn tight and the distance measured to the nearest whole centimetre below the distance jumped. For U13-15 athletes using the take-off board, the measurement must be taken from the front edge of the take-off board at a point straight back from the imprint in the sand.
  • If the athlete takes off before the mat or board, the jump shall be measured from the imprint in the sand to the back edge of the mat or the front edge of the board.
  • The competitor who has the longest measured distance from their best jump is recorded the winner.
  • In the event of a tie, a decision is made on their next best jumps recorded

Event Hours(1)

  • Monday

    18.30 - 19.30