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Qualifying Standards

The Junior classification shall be limited to athletes who are fourteen (14) years or older on the day of competition and will not become twenty (20) years of age at any tme during the year of the competition (2012).

Events below that are in bold will be contested at the Championships.  Events listed directly below those being contested and which are not in bold, may be used as alternates for qualifying. See Qualifying Guidelines below for full details.

Qualifying
windows:
June 22, 2011 - June 10, 2012 (for both indoor and outdoor competitions)
January 1, 2011 - June 10, 2012 (for 10,000m, 10 km Race Walk and Combined Events)

Men Decathlon
Event Standard
100m 10.64 *
200m 21.44 *
400m 47.84 *
800m 1:52.54 (1:52.4)
1,500m 3:57.64 ( 3:57.5)
Mile 4:14.74 (4:14.6)
1600m 4:13.24 (4:13.1)
5,000m 15:04.50 (15:04.5)
3,000m  8:39.00 (8:39.0)
3,200m  9:14.00 (9:14.0)
10,000m 32:45.00 (32:45.0)
10 km Race Walk 55:15.00 (55:15.00)
3 km RW  15:00.00 (15:00.00)
5 km RW 26:00.00 (26:00.00)
110m hurdles 14.60 *
110m Hurdles 42"  14.80 *
400m hurdles 53.94 *
400m Hurdles 30"   53.70 *
300m Hurdles 36"  37.60 *
300m Hurdles 30"  37.10 *
3,000m Steeplechase 9:38.00 (9:38.0)
2,000m Steeplechase  6:25.00 (6:25.0)
High Jump 2.09 (6-10¼)
Pole Vault 5.00 (16-5)
Long Jump 7.18 (23-6¾)
Triple Jump 14.65 (48-¾)
Shot Put Junior Int'l 17.74 (58-2½)
Shot Put 12# H.S.  18.29 (60-0)
Shot Put 16#  16.28 (53-5)
Discus Throw (1.75kg Jr. int'l) 53.16 (174-5)
Discus 1.6kg H.S.  56.46 (185-3)
Discus 2kg  50.04 (164-2)
Hammer Throw (6kg Jr. int'l) 55.00 (180-5½)
Hammer 16#  51.88 (170-3)
Hammer 12#  58.00 (190-4)
Javelin Throw 58.22 (191-0)
Decathlon (Jr. weights & hurdles) 6200
Decathlon H.S. (weights & hurdles) 6250
Decathlon (Open weights & hurdles) 6000
Women
Event Standard
100m 11.70 *
200m 24.00 *
400m 55.24 *
800m 2:12.14 (2:12.0)
1,500m 4:38.14 (4:38.0)
Mile 4:58.14 (4:58.0)
1600m  4:56.14 (4:56.0)
3,000m 10:15.14 (10:15.0)
3,200m  10:45.14 (10:45.0)
5,000m 17:45.00 (17:45.0)
100m Hurdles (33") 14.34 *
100m Hurdles (30") 14.04 *
400m Hurdles (30") 62.00 *
300m Hurdles (30") 43.00 *
3,000m Steeplechase 11:12.14 (11:12.0)
2,000m Steeplechase  7:27.14 (7:27.0)
10,000m Race Walk 59:45.00 (59:45.0)
5,000m RW 28:30.00 (28:30.0)
     3,000m RW 16:30.00 (16:30.0)
High Jump 1.73 (5-8)
Pole Vault 3.95 (12-11½)
Long Jump 5.91 (19-5)
Triple Jump 12.32 (40-5)
Shot Put (4kg) 14.00 (45-11¼)
Discus Throw 46.00 (150-11)
Hammer Throw 50.00 (164-0)
Javelin Throw 41.00 (134-6)
Heptathlon 4650
Pentathlon 3750
  



Notes

The Sport Committee Chair may adjust the standards, where necessary, forty-five days prior to the competition, based on received entries at that time. Therefore, early submission of an entry close to the standards is advised.

Qualifying Guidelines

  1. All qualifying performances for running events may be made on an indoor or outdoor track for the outdoor championships. There are no allowances for altitude, nor for indoor facilities of differing size, banking or other configuration.
  2. Wind-aided performances will not be accepted for 2012 U.S. Junior Championships qualifying.
  3. Qualifying marks must be made in accordance with USATF Rule 149 and verifiable in one of the following:
    1. USATF or IAAF sanctioned events which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules, or
    2. Events at collegiate meets which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules, or
    3. High school meets, but not dual or triangular meets, which prescribe to or exceed NFHS competition rules.
    4. Meets or events which meet a minimum for competitiveness as set by the Chair of the Sport Committee, and determined to be valid by the USATF National Office staff member responsible for verification.
  4. This is an annual Championship which requires qualification within a specific period of time.
  5. Qualifying marks from outdoor competitions must be attained on or after Wednesday, June 22, 2011 through Sunday, June 10, 2012. Qualifying marks from indoor competitions must be attained within the same time period. Qualifying marks for the 10,000-meters, Race Walk, and Combined Events must be attained on or after Saturday, January 1, 2011 through Sunday, June 10, 2012.
  6. * F.A.T. is the only method oftiming acceptable for qualifying marks for events listed with an asterisk. Times submitted in hundredths of a second, must be fully automatic times.
  7. A manual time may be used for qualifying in all other running events, but only if no fully automatic qualifying time exists for the individual in that event during the qualifying period.  A manual time may not supersede a fully automatic qualifying time for an event.
    1. women - Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, are the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero for events 200m and longer; the F.A.T. time minus 0.14 for events 400m - 1 Mile. The seed time for a submitted manual time will be in accordance with USATF Rule 166.
    2. men - Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, not already listed, are always the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero. Manual times will be converted for seeding purposes using USATF Rule 166.
  8. For the U.S. Junior Championships, for the 5,000m, 10,000m and 3,000m steeplechase events, petitions will be accepted for entry into these events using qualifying times from alternate distances (e.g. Use of a 1,500m qualifying time for a petition to run the 5,000m).
  9. All performances are subject to verification by USATF and its statisticians.
  10. Junior men's implement weights: 1.75k Discus, 6.00k Shot & Hammer.
  11. Junior men's hurdle heights: 39"

 


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