Plant Box Padding Must Meet ASTM Standards For 2014-15
Athletic Directors and coaches are reminded that pole vault planting box padding must now meet the ASTM Specification Standards for the upcoming indoor track and spring track and field seasons for 2014-15. Rule 7-5 was announced in last year's rule changes in order to give schools time to comply with the upcoming change.
Rule 7-5 states that the planting box shall not contain any foreign materials except planting box padding. Such padding shall meet the applicable ASTM Specification Standards and can be incorporated into the design of the planting box or can be a padding addition to the existing planting box. Padding meeting the ASTM Standards is required for the 2014-15 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.