USTFCCCA Announces New Track & Field Results Reporting System

By Keith Nunez, USTFCCCA

October 22, 2009   

NEW ORLEANS (October 23, 2009) – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announces the creation of the Track & Field Results Reporting System (TFRRS). TFRRS will be a centralized results database used by NCAA Divisions I, II, and III coaches and institutions to report meet results during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

TFRRS will be provided at no cost to NCAA coaches and institutions by the USTFCCCA. The technology behind the TFRRS system is powered by DirectAthletics.

The system will be a searchable database that collects and tracks complete results from meets across the country. Both NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II will use TFRRS as their Proof of Performance systems for indoor and outdoor national championships in 2010.

"The committee is very excited about the Track and Field Results Reporting System," said Holly Sheilley, chair of the Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee.

"It will provide NCAA Division I track and field with a central performance database for all athletes from all competitions allowing for not only a meaningful measure of athletic achievement, but an integral key to NCAA championship qualifying and future studies of data to improve the sport. The U.S. Track & Field & Cross Country Coaches Association, in collaboration with the NCAA track and field committee, is moving the sport forward by leaps and bounds," said Sheilley.

Beginning November 2, 2009, NCAA coaches will be able to access to set up their team rosters and information. The first results of the 2010 indoor track & field season will be posted after November 27, 2009 – the official start of the indoor track & field season for Division II.

Meet hosts will be responsible for submitting meet results electronically within the time frame specified by their respective NCAA Division.

"The Track and Field Results Reporting System of the USTFCCCA will serve as a valuable time-saving tool for both coaches and administrators in track and field," said Kim Duyst, chair of the Division II Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee.

"This new procedure for reporting results will provide a performance list with verifiable results for coaches and meet administrators to review and use for selections to both Invitational and Championship meets. We look forward to launching this new system for the 2010 track and field season," said Duyst.

Further information and technical details regarding the TFRRS system will be forwarded the first week of November to NCAA coaches and institutions.