Advancement to the State Open Championships: The top five finishers in each of the state class championships plus all athletes who meet the special (automatic) standard for their event at the state class meet in the current year.
The special standard will be set each year after the class meets have ended. The special standard will be determined by looking at the performance rankings for each event that include all performances from the class meets. The 12th best performance overall will become the automatic standard for that year. All athletes who meet that standard during the current year’s class championship will advance to the open. Qualifiers who have met the standard will see their names posted online 24 hours after the conclusion of the last class championship meet.
Advancement to the New England Championships: The top six finishers from the State Open Championships. Athletes must declare their intent-to-enter the event at the New England Meet when receiving their state open award. If fewer than six athletes declare, the 7th place and then the 8th place finisher will be allowed to declare.