IC4A

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IC4A or ICAAAA (Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America) is an annual men's competition held at different colleges every year.

The association controls the track and field contests between the colleges known as the "IC4A." Currently, the Eastern College Athletic Conference serves as the administrative unit controlling the IC4A brand.

As of 2013, the outdoor championships have been held for 137 years, making them one of the oldest track meets in the United States. The indoor championships have been held for 92 years. The cross country championships had their 104th running in the fall of 2012 and is always held at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, NY. The sobriquet "IC4A" only applies to NCAA Division I competition; men's cross country and track competitions hosted by the ECAC for Division II or III are referred to as ECAC meets.

Colleges and universities eligible to compete at the IC4A Championships are those in the New England and Mid-Atlantic States, north and inclusive of Maryland and Delaware. Additionally, teams whose schedules include predominantly teams from that region are also eligible, make the de facto limits of the region reach as far south as North Carolina and as far west as West Virginia.

The IC4A and its women's counterpart, the ECAC Division I Championships, are so-called "super-conference" meets, in that schools belong to other conferences as their primary championship conference, like the Atlantic 10, Big East, Ivy League or Northeast Conference.

In both indoor and outdoor track, the top eight finishers in each event or relay earn the honorary designation of "All-East," while in cross country the designation is extended to the top-25 finishers.

The following events are held at the indoor meet as of 2013:

  1. 55m Dash
  2. 200m Dash
  3. 400m Dash
  4. 500m Run
  5. 800m Run
  6. 1,000m Run
  7. Mile Run
  8. 3,000m Run
  9. 5,000m Run
  10. 55m Hurdles
  11. 4x400m Relay
  12. 4x800m Relay
  13. Distance Medley Relay
  14. High Jump
  15. Pole Vault
  16. Long Jump
  17. Triple Jump
  18. Shot Put
  19. 35-lbs Weight Throw
  20. Heptathlon

The following events are held at the outdoor meet as of 2012:

  1. 100m Dash
  2. 200m Dash
  3. 400m Dash
  4. 800m Run
  5. 1,500m Run
  6. 5,000m Run
  7. 10,000m Run
  8. 110m Hurdles
  9. 400m Hurdles
  10. 4x100m Relay
  11. 4x400m Relay
  12. 4x800m Relay
  13. High Jump
  14. Pole Vault
  15. Long Jump
  16. Triple Jump
  17. Shot Put
  18. Discus
  19. Hammer Throw
  20. Javelin
  21. Decathlon

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