Selection Criteria

Athletes are selected to represent the club in the state relay championships by the club committee with input from the club coaches.  All potential relay members should make themselves familiar with the dates of the state relay championships from the Athletics WA competition calendar.

Athletes will be notified of their selection by email or telephone prior to the championships.

Athletes are required to reply via email or phone to confirm their acceptance in the relay team.  Athletes, who do not reply to confirm their acceptance in their selected relay by the specified date, will lose their relay spot to the next ranked athlete in their events.

Athletes will be selected in relay teams based on their ranking in their age appropriate event from the previous 12 months, however ‘in form’ athletes (from the current Athletics WA season rankings list) will also be considered.

Open Relay selection:

Priority is given to the top 4 fastest UWA athletes for the A team regardless of age (top 4 selection is based on the most up to date rankings from the Athletics WA website and using previous 12 months results).
Priority is then given to senior (over 18) UWA athletes for all other open teams.

Under 20 relay selection:

Priority is given to the top 4 fastest Under 18 UWA athletes (top 4 selection is based on the most up to date rankings from the Athletics WA website and using previous 12 months results).
Under age athletes may be used in open relay events if there are insufficient numbers of senior athletes to fill relay teams.
More than one team may be selected per event depending on Athletics WA’s rules. Any athlete who withdraws from the relay teams after confirming their selections will be replaced with the next ranked athlete in that event.

Athletes will be given instructions on the time and place prior to the event for relay practice. Any athletes missing in the teams at the final check in will be replaced at the Club discretion.

Note: It is important that athletes notify the club registrar if there are any changes to their email address.