The ball used for the boys' shot put at high school track and field events weighs 12 pounds. In men's college and professional competition, the weight of the ball increases to 16 pounds.
When the shot putter "puts" the ball with one hand from the throwing circle, which is 7 feet in diameter, the ball must land within the 65-degree sector lines and not drop below the shoulders at any point during the throw. The distance of the throw is recorded as the measurement from the inside of the toe board, which is at the front of the throwing circle, to the nearest impact mark made by the ball.Learn More
The average distance of a high school running track is about 400 meters, which is 31 feet, or 9 meters short of 1 mile when walked around four times. The older imperial track style is 440 yards per lap, 2 meters longer than the metric track. It takes four laps of this track to complete 1 mile.Full Answer >
A high school field track that meets the standards of the International Association of Athletics Federation, abbreviated as IAAF, has an inside perimeter of 400 meters. The straight lengths of the track are 84.39 meters long, while the curved ends are 115.61 meters. Each lane is 1.22 meters wide.Full Answer >
In high school sports, CIF stands for California Interscholastic Federation. It is an academic institution that supervises secondary inter-school sports competitions in California, USA.Full Answer >
The regulation net height for girls' high school and women's competitive volleyball is 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches. This measurement is taken from the center of the net.Full Answer >