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New Championship Age Grades and Names By-Law Changes for Athletics NZ 26 Oct 2012.

The Athletics New Zealand Board has confirmed the following changes to the championship age grades and names, effective 1 November 2012:

1. Athletics New Zealand will adopt the IAAF age-grade groupings and names for Athletics New Zealand Championships. The grades for the Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Championships will be
a. Senior
b. Junior / Under 20 (at 31 December in the year of competition). Replaces M/W 20 grade.
c. Youth / Under 18 (at 31 December in the year of competition). Replaces M/W 17 grade.

2. A Championship Standards Committee will be formed to set and review the minimum standards for entry into the NZ Track and Field Championships. This committee will include Track and Field selectors and the Athletics NZ Statistician. The standards for the 2013 Track & Field and Combined Events championships will be set and published by 31 December 2012.

3. A new set of minimum ages has been set for competitors in all Championship Grades including the Marathon, Half Marathon, Mountain Running), Road walk championships. The only NZ Championship event not affected by these changes is the Road Relay.

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