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Athlete Funding Application

Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 USATF Annual Meeting, to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, November 28 - December 2. APPLICATION DEADLINE WAS Monday, October 15. Click here to apply.

Due to limited funding available, priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

Tier 1 Athletes:

  • Medaled in the 2008 or 2012 Olympic Games
  • Top 10 World Rank in 2011 by Track & Field News (year-end ranking-2011) or All- Athletics.com (year-end ranking-2011)
  • Top 5 (1-5) World Rank in 2010 by Track & Field News (year-end ranking-2010) or All- Athletics.com (year-end ranking-2010)
  • Medaled in either of the two (2) most recent major championships (i.e. World Championships - 2009/2011)
  • The above criteria apply to athletes who competed in the first round or final on a relay team.

Tier 2 Athletes:

  • Placed Top 8 in either of the two most recent major championships (i.e. World Championships – 2009/2011)
  • Top 20 World Rank in 2011 by All-Athletics.com (year-end ranking-2011)
  • Top 10 (6-10) World Rank in 2010 by Track & Field News (year-end ranking-2010) or All- Athletics.com (year-end ranking-2010)

Tier 3 Athletes:

  • Immediate Post Collegian (IPC) in the first or second year (2010/2011) out of college and have achieved the World Championship "A" standard in 2010 (2009 WC standard) or 2011 (2011 WC standard) for their respective event.

Tier 4 Athletes:

  • Top 2 US Track & Field News (year-end ranking-2011), or
  • Top 2 place finish at the 2011 U.S. Outdoor Championships
  • For both categories above the athlete must have also achieved a minimum of the “B” standard for the 2011 World Championships.

Any remaining funding will be allocated to applicants according to the date when they submitted their online application. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS Monday, October 15.

All athletes will be notified on Wednesday, October 31 regarding the status of their funding for the 2012 Annual Meeting.

IMPORTANT - Every funded athlete must serve as an Athlete Representative to the other committees during the Annual Meeting. Your AAC Officers and Event Leaders will provide you with details upon your arrival in Daytona Beach.

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