Outdoor Track

ASICS Comet Clinic 2019 Info

NEW RULE - UNIFORM RULE

In Rule 4-3-1, the interpretation of a foundation garment was expanded to include any item worn under the uniform top and/or bottom. The rule now states that "any visible garment worn underneath the uniform top and/or bottom is considered a foundation garment. A foundation garment is not subject to logo/trademark/reference or color restrictions."

In addition, Rule 4-3-2 was rewritten to allow schools more options in meeting the uniform rule. The rule now states that "all relay and cross country team members must wear uniforms clearly indicating, through predominant color, school logo and color combination of all outer garments worn as a uniform, that members are from the same team."

"It has become increasingly more difficult to officiate the uniform rule given the increase in the number of programs nationwide that are allowing individual team members the option of independently purchasing either all or part of their team uniform,” said Julie Cochran, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Track and Field/Cross Country Rules Committee. “Slight differences in design of uniform do not negatively impact the identification of a relay or cross country team. The expectation of this rule is that all relay and cross country team members can be clearly identified as representing the same school."

The revised 4-3-2 NOTE states that "the official shall have no uncertainty in determining that all members are from the same team.")  Click on this link to see examples of the new rule.