By-Laws

ARTICLE II - Championship Qualifying Procedure


Sec. 1: Qualifying standards will be established by the Standards Chairman and presented to the membership for approval at the annual Fall Convention. Sec. 2: All qualified entries in an event must have qualified in that specific event or its published equivalent. Sec. 3: Athletes not qualified in an event may still be entered as "provisional entries." Sec. 4: Provisional entries (non-qualified athletes) will be accepted to expand the fields in track events to 32 competitors and in field events to 24 competitors. Sec. 5: If an athlete is accepted into the meet in more than one event, the athlete must compete in all events entered. Sec. 6: Provisional athletes must compete in the unseeded sections of all track events and they will receive the lowest priority in all phases of heat, section, and lane assignments during the first round of competition. Provisional athletes may be entered in more than one event and subsequently scratched according to coaches' preference without penalty, prior to publication on the website. Sec. 7: Only in extraordinary circumstances may the competitive field expand beyond 32 in the track events and in the field events beyond 24 utilizing provisional athletes with no performance factor. Ties for the 24th place in field events will be determined by second best performances as outlined on TFFRS.




ARTICLE III - Championship Entry Process


Sec. 1: The Commissioner shall forward by e-mail meet information to each college in the association at least four (4) weeks prior to the annual championships. In addition, the entry information will be posted on the web site and on Direct Athletics.




ARTICLE IV - Championship Final Declarations


Sec. 1: In the track and field championships, each member institution may enter and compete as many qualified or provisional athletes as there are scoring places. Sec. 2: All final track and field declarations must be received by Direct Athletics on noon of the Tuesday prior to the Championship. Provisional entries must be sent to the Commissioner at neicaaa@aol.com Sec. 3: Once the listings have been published on the web site, the only changes to be allowed will be those due to administrative error. At the written request of a coach, an athlete may be added or deleted from any event prior to web site posting. Sec. 4: Protests of entries shall be acted upon by the Games Committee. Such protests shall be submitted in writing to the Commissioner thirty (30) minutes before the start of competition in the event in which the protested athlete is entered.




ARTICLE V - Special Championship Regulation


Sec. 1: All championship competition sponsored by the association shall be conducted in accordance with Track and Field Rules of the NCAA except as provided herein. Sec. 2: The distance of the Men's Cross Country Championships shall be approximately five (5) miles/eight thousand meters (8000m) and the Women's Cross Country Championship shall be 5000M. Sec. 3: In the annual cross country championships each member institution may start no more than seven (7) competitors in Varsity race. Sec. 4: A complete scoring team must be entered in the varsity cross country race before a member institution can enter an individual(s) in the sub-varsity cross country run. Sec. 5: Qualification to a final in all events must be on a combination of place and time where semifinals shall be run and the finalists determined by place. Trials will not be contested in the mile run, 3000 meters and 5000 meters indoors. Seeded sections will be contested. In the outdoor championships seeded sections will be contested in the 800 meters, 1500 meters, 3000 meter Steeplechase, 5000 meters, 10000 meters, 4x100 meter relay, 4x400 relay and 4x800 meter relay. Sec. 6: Scoring in the championship track and field meets shall be as follows:

(a) First Place- Ten (10) points
(b) Second Place- Eight (8) points
(c) Third Place- Six (6) points (d) Fourth Place- Five (5) points
(e) Fifth Place- Four (4) points
(f) Sixth Place- Three (3)points
(g) Seventh Place Two (2)Points
(h) Eighth Place One (1) point This may be waived if room does not exist for eight places.




ARTICLE VI - Championship Awards


Sec. 1: Suitable team awards shall be presented to the first three institutions in the annual cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field championships. In case of a tie duplicate awards shall be presented. Team awards will not be presented in the sub-varsity cross country competition. Sec. 2: The members of the first place varsity cross country team shall receive individual gold awards, the second place varsity cross country team shall receive silver awards, and the third place varsity cross country team shall receive bronze awards. Sec. 3: The first individual competitor in the annual varsity cross country championship shall receive a gold award, the second competitor shall receive a silver award, and the next thirteen competitors shall receive a bronze award. There will be no awards for the sub-varsity competition. Sec. 4: The first 15 competitors in the annual varsity cross country championship shall receive certificates in recognition of achieving "All-New England" status. Sec. 5: Medals shall be presented to all athletes scoring in the annual track and field championships. In addition, the first three individuals in each event and relay teams shall receive certificates in recognition of achieving "All-New England" status. Sec. 6: A standard record plaque with the NEICAAA seal, time, distance, or height, from the same die as the official medal, shall be presented to any competitor who shall lower an Association record.




ARTICLE I - Championship Date(s), Site(s), Time(s)


Sec. 1: Men and women varsity and sub-varsity cross country championships shall be held on the Saturday of the Columbus Day weekend. The women's sub-varsity cross country championship will be run at 11:00 am. The women's varsity race will be run at 11:45 p.m. The men's cross country championship will be run at 12:30 p.m. and the sub-varsity at 1:15 p.m. Sec. 2: An Indoor Track and Field meet shall be held on the first Friday and Saturday in February. Sec. 3: An Outdoor Track and Field meet shall be held Friday, and Saturday one week before the ICAAAA, when schedule permits. Sec. 4: The sites for the annual championships shall be determined at the annual fall convention. Bids to host future championships must be submitted to the Commissioner and placed on the fall agenda for approval of the membership at least two years in advance of the announced date. It shall be the responsibility of the Commissioner to determine the adequacy of the bids submitted.




ARTICLE VII - Championship Order of Events


The following schedule(s) will be followed except where the Games Committee and/or the Commissioner find that because of particular circumstances, i.e., facility availability or conditions, modification is necessary in the following schedules. Indoor Schedule




FULL BY-LAWS


ARTICLE 1 - CHAMPIONSHIP DATE(S), SITE(S), TIME(S) Sec. 1: Men and women varsity and sub-varsity cross country championships shall be held on the Saturday of the Columbus Day weekend. The women's sub-varsity cross country championship will be run at 11:00 am. The women's varsity race will be run at 11:45 p.m. The men's cross country championship will be run at 12:30 p.m. and the sub-varsity at 1:15 p.m. Sec. 2: An Indoor Track and Field meet shall be held on the first Friday and Saturday in February. Sec. 3: An Outdoor Track and Field meet shall be held Friday, and Saturday one week before the ICAAAA, when schedule permits. Sec. 3: The sites for the annual championships shall be determined at the annual fall convention. Bids to host future championships must be submitted to the Commissioner and placed on the fall agenda for approval of the membership at least two years in advance of the announced date. It shall be the responsibility of the Commissioner to determine the adequacy of the bids submitted. ARTICLE 2 - CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING PROCEDURE Sec. 1: Qualifying standards will be established by the Standards Chairman and presented to the membership for approval at the annual Fall Convention. Sec. 2: All qualified entries in an event must have qualified in that specific event or its published equivalent. Sec. 3: Athletes not qualified in an event may still be entered as "provisional entries." Sec. 4: Provisional entries (non-qualified athletes) will be accepted to expand the fields in track events to 32 competitors and in field events to 24 competitors. Sec. 5: If an athlete is accepted into the meet in more than one event, the athlete must compete in all events entered. Sec. 6: Provisional athletes must compete in the unseeded sections of all track events and they will receive the lowest priority in all phases of heat, section, and lane assignments during the first round of competition. Provisional athletes may be entered in more than one event and subsequently scratched according to coaches' preference without penalty, prior to publication on the website. Sec. 7: Only in extraordinary circumstances may the competitive field expand beyond 32 in the track events and in the field events beyond 24 utilizing provisional athletes with no performance factor. Ties for the 24th place in field events will be determined by second best performances as outlined on TFFRS. ARTICLE 3 - CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY PROCEDURE Sec. 1: The Commissioner shall forward by e-mail meet information to each college in the association at least four (4) weeks prior to the annual championships. In addition, the entry information will be posted on the web site and on Direct Athletics. ARTICLE 4 - CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL DECLARATIONS Sec. 1: In the track and field championships, each member institution may enter and compete as many qualified or provisional athletes as there are scoring places. Sec. 2: All final track and field declarations must be received by Direct Athletics on noon of the Tuesday prior to the Championship. Provisional entries must be sent to the Commissioner at neicaaa@aol.com Sec. 3: Once the listings have been published on the web site, the only changes to be allowed will be those due to administrative error. At the written request of a coach, an athlete may be added or deleted from any event prior to web site posting. Sec. 4: Protests of entries shall be acted upon by the Games Committee. Such protests shall be submitted in writing to the Commissioner thirty (30) minutes before the start of competition in the event in which the protested athlete is entered. ARTICLE 5 - SPECIAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGULATIONS Sec. 1: All championship competition sponsored by the association shall be conducted in accordance with Track and Field Rules of the NCAA except as provided herein. Sec. 2: The distance of the Men's Cross Country Championships shall be approximately five (5) miles/eight thousand meters (8000m) and the Women's Cross Country Championship shall be 5000M. Sec. 3: In the annual cross country championships each member institution may start no more than seven (7) competitors in Varsity race. Sec. 4: A complete scoring team must be entered in the varsity cross country race before a member institution can enter an individual(s) in the sub-varsity cross country run. Sec. 5: Qualification to a final in all events must be on a combination of place and time where semifinals shall be run and the finalists determined by place. Trials will not be contested in the mile run, 3000 meters and 5000 meters indoors. Seeded sections will be contested. In the outdoor championships seeded sections will be contested in the 800 meters, 1500 meters, 3000 meter Steeplechase, 5000 meters, 10000 meters, 4x100 meter relay, 4x400 relay and 4x800 meter relay. Sec. 6: Scoring in the championship track and field meets shall be as follows: (a) First Place- Ten (10) points (b) Second Place- Eight (8) points (c) Third Place- Six (6) points (d) Fourth Place- Five (5) points (e) Fifth Place- Four (4) points (f) Sixth Place- Three (3)points (g) Seventh Place Two (2)Points (h) Eighth Place One (1) point This may be waived if room does not exist for eight places. ARTICLE 6 - CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS Sec. 1: Suitable team awards shall be presented to the first three institutions in the annual cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field championships. In case of a tie duplicate awards shall be presented. Team awards will not be presented in the sub-varsity cross country competition. Sec. 2: The members of the first place varsity cross country team shall receive individual gold awards, the second place varsity cross country team shall receive silver awards, and the third place varsity cross country team shall receive bronze awards. Sec. 3: The first individual competitor in the annual varsity cross country championship shall receive a gold award, the second competitor shall receive a silver award, and the next thirteen competitors shall receive a bronze award. There will be no awards for the sub-varsity competition. Sec. 4: The first 15 competitors in the annual varsity cross country championship shall receive certificates in recognition of achieving "All-New England" status. Sec. 5: Medals shall be presented to all athletes scoring in the annual track and field championships. In addition, the first three individuals in each event and relay teams shall receive certificates in recognition of achieving "All-New England" status. Sec. 6: A standard record plaque with the NEICAAA seal, time, distance, or height, from the same die as the official medal, shall be presented to any competitor who shall lower an Association record. ARTICLE 7 - CHAMPIONSHIP ORDER OF EVENTS The following schedule(s) will be followed except where the Games Committee and/or the Commissioner find that because of particular circumstances, i.e., facility availability or conditions, modification is necessary in the following schedules. Indoor Schedule





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