Two Ways to Apply
Option 1: Print the 2017 Track & Field Credential Application Form and submit per the instructions at the top of the form.
Option 2: Copy-and-Paste the following text into an email message, fill in the information and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please print the media information first.
The following information is provided to assist the media covering the OHSAA track and field state championships. Please contact Tim Stried (email@example.com or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office if you have additional questions. State qualifiers and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of each state tournament.
DATES: Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3.
LOCATION: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, The Ohio State University, Columbus.
ADDRESS/DIRECTIONS: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210. The stadium is located just north of the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. It is visible from State Route 315. From 315, take the Ackerman Road exit and turn east toward OSU. Turn right onto Fred Taylor Drive and follow to the stadium. It is important that media members take the Ackerman Road exit on Saturday due to high school graduations at the Schottenstein Center.
Note: See complete schedule posted on the track & field page.
Friday, June 2
9:00 a.m. Div. II field events (first 5 events)
9:30 a.m. Div. III 4x800 relay finals
10:00 a.m. Div. III track semifinals, 16 events (last event at 12:10 p.m.)
12:00 p.m. Div. III field events (first 5 events)
1:30 p.m. Div. II 4x800 relay finals
2:00 p.m. Div. II track semifinals, 16 events (last event at 4:10 p.m.)
3:00 p.m. Div. III field events (first 5 events)
4:45 p.m. Div. I 4x800 relay finals
5:15 p.m. Div. I track semifinals, 16 events (last event at 7:25 p.m.)
Saturday, June 3
9:00 a.m. Div. II field events (last 5 events)
9:30 a.m. Div. III track finals, 22 events (last event at 11:40 a.m.)
12:00 p.m. Div. I field events (first 5 events)
1:00 p.m. Div. II track finals, 22 events (last event at 3:10 p.m.)
3:00 p.m. Div. I field events (last 5 events)
4:30 p.m. Div. I track finals, 22 events (last event at 6:40 p.m.)
CREDENTIALS: Complete the official credential application form and fax your request (or scan and email it) to Tim Stried at the OHSAA office. The deadline to submit credential applications is 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31. Credentials will be held for pickup on the southwest corner of the stadium. Please be prepared to show company identification.
CREDENTIAL CONFIRMATION: When processing a credential application, the OHSAA will email a confirmation memo to all applicants, which contains important information about the state tournament. The OHSAA will also post a list on its web site of those media members who have been approved for credentials. The list will be posted by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31.
PARKING: A limited number of reserved parking passes will be provided to some media outlets. The credential confirmation memo will contain parking details. For media who do not receive a parking pass, free parking is on a first-come, first-served basis in the lots located at the corner of Ackerman Road and Fred Taylor Drive just northwest of the track stadium.
INTERVIEWS: Interviews are permitted on the infield of the track and media may wait in the media tents located beside the awards podium.
MEDIA WORK SPACE: New in 2017, all credentialed media must use the OSU softball stadium complex. There are multiple areas available and just as many seats as in the past. OHSAA media assistants will help direct media. In addition, media hospitality will be served in the first-base side clubhouse for lunch and dinner.
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Free wireless internet access is available throughout the facility. A username and pass code can be obtained at the media check-in tent in the southwest corner of the stadium. For those media needing a dedicated phone line, fax a request to Steve Aldous at The OSU Office of the Chief Information Officer at 614-688-3425. You can also call Steve at 614-292-9166. Fees apply.
YOUR HOSTS: State Tournament Manager Dave DeAngelo, Assistant Manager Jerry Davis, OHSAA Track & Field Administrator Dale Gabor.
REGIONAL RESULTS/STATE QUALIFIERS: Results of regional tournaments (with the top four finishers in each event in each regional qualifying for the state tournament) will be available through the OHSAA web site Saturday May 27. Divisions I and III will be posted Saturday and Division II Sunday (the times for posting are to be determined since the process is dependent upon data being transferred from the regional sites). State tournament heat/flight assignments and participants’ information will also be posted by 4 p.m. Saturday for Divisions I and III and by 2 p.m. Sunday for Division II. Corrections must emailed to the OHSAA no later than 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.
PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE: : Media outlets unable to send a photographer to a state tournament are encouraged to use the OHSAA’s official photographer, Impact Action Sports Photography. Their website is www.ImpactActionPhotos.com (click on the media request form). Contact Joe Maiorana (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ben Barnes (email@example.com) with any questions.
Coaches, school staff, freelance pho-tographers and parents of competitors are not permitted to receive media credentials. Media outlets found to be in violation are subject to reduced access at future OHSAA state tournaments.