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RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS

FIELD RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS


Long Jump – Landing Area

(Sand Pit)

IAAF
The landing area shall have a minimum width of 2.75m (9 ft.) and a maximum width of 3m (9 ft.-10 in.). The landing area shall be so placed, if possible, so that the middle of the runway, if extended, would coincide with the middle of the landing area. The landing area should be filled with soft damp sand, the top of the surface of which shall be level with the takeoff board.

USATF
Same as IAAF.

NCAA
For new construction, the landing area shall be not less than 2.75m or more than 3m in width. The damp sand shall be identical in elevation with the takeoff board.

NFHS
The landing area shall have a minimum width of 9 feet and a minimum length shall be 15 feet. Sand shall be level with the takeoff board.