The Illinois Flames are a part of AAU Athletics and USA Track and Field. The Flames are a nationally ranked track club. Listed below are the divisions the athletes compete in based on their year of birth. Also listed are the events athletes can choose to participate in.

Track Events

  • Sprints (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m)
  • Hurdles (80m, 100m, 200m, 400m)
  • Middle Distance (800m, 1500m)
  • Distance (3000m, 5000m, Steeplechase, Racewalk)
  • Relays (4x100m, 4x400m, 4x800m)

Field Events

  • Shot Put, Javelin, Discus
  • High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
  • Pole Vault


  • Triathlon (8-10 years old)
  • Pentathlon (11-14 years old)
  • Heptathlon (women 15-18)
  • Decathlon (men 15-18)

AAU Divisions

Category Birth Year
Primary* 2008 and Later
Sub Bantam 2007
Bantam 2006
SubMidget 2005
Midget 2004
SubYouth 2003
Youth 2002
Intermediate 2000-2001
Young Men/Women** 1998-1999