USATF Youth Coaches:
Please be aware that the relay exchange rules have changed:
Competition Rule 170/Relay Races/Paragraph 3:
- In the 4x100m, and the 4x200m, the first and second exchanges in the ‘Swedish’ Medley and the outdoor Sprint Medley relays, each takeover (exchange) zone shall be 30m long, of which the scratch line is 20m from the start of the zone.
- In other words, the exchange zone is now 30m long.
This rule is currently in effect.