|Athletics at the V Commonwealth Youth Games|
|Host city||Apia, Samoa|
|Venue||Apia Park Sports Complex|
|Records set||12 games records|
Each Commonwealth Games Association was permitted to send up to two athletes per event and one team per each of the three relay events. The age of participating athletes was limited to 16- and 17-year-olds only. This meant that for 2015 athletes must have been born in 1998 or 1999 to be eligible to take part. Compared to the previous edition, the 2015 programme did not include the 2000 metres steeplechase, hammer throw, and triple jump disciplines. Two relay races were added to the programme, over distances of 4 × 200 m and 4 × 400 m.
The highlight of the first day was a run of 10.20 seconds by the winner of the boys' 100 metres, Tlotliso Leotlela. This was one hundredth slower than the world youth best for the event and the joint-second fastest ever run by a youth athlete.
|Totals (19 nations)||32||31||27||90|
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