Michael Stein is an accomplished student and represents Spirit Lake HS in track and field and baseball. He has developed a passion for the javelin. Michael is unable to complete against HS students in Iowa because javelin is not an event at the HS level in Iowa. Michael requests a waiver of IAC rule 281-36.15(2)''h). He wishes to throw javelin in open meets against collegiate athletes, as an unattached athlete, without forfeiting his HS track and field eligibility.
The IHSAA believes this rule would block Michael’s competition as an unattached athlete in meets where collegiate athletes are also participating.
So long as Michael competes in meets only in javelin, and so long as the open meet competition is as an unattached athlete and not supported by or connected with Spirit Lake HS in any way, and so long as he only competes for Spirit Lake’s track team in the sprint and relay events he identified, it is concluded that Michael will not violate the rule. Violation of these conditions will constitute a violation of Rule 281-36.15(2)''h''. The parties will take note and govern themselves accordingly.
As no waiver is necessary, this matter is closed.