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Outdoor Season Standings


As of 7/1/2012

MEN
Visa Championship Series 1st Place- MenVisa Championship Series 2nd Place - MenVisa Championship Series 3rd Place - Men
Ashton Eaton
1,270 points
Justin Gatlin
1,265 points
Aries Merritt
1,258 points
WOMEN
Visa Championship Series 1st Place- WomenVisa Championship Series 2nd Place - WomenVisa Championship Series 3rd Place - Women
Allyson Felix
1,252 points
Brittney Reese
1,231 points
Sanya Richards-Ross
1,229 points
How the Point System Works

The top American male finisher and top American female finisher in each event of the Visa Championship Series will have their performances assigned a point total based on the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics. The athlete whose performance has the highest point total at the end of the Visa Championship Series will be named the Visa Champion.


Although the top performance can come at any of the Visa Championship Series meets, an athlete must compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field to be named Visa Champion.


Visa Championship Series Outdoor Season Scoring System


The male and female athlete with the top overall performance in the 2012 Outdoor Visa Championship Series will be named Visa Champion and each will receive a $25,000 bonus.


The top American male finisher and top American female finisher in each event of the Visa Championship Series will have their performances assigned a point total based on the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics. The athlete whose single-best performance has the highest point total at the end of the Visa Championship Series will be named the Visa Champion.


Although the top performance can come at any of the Visa Championship Series meets, an athlete must compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field in order to be named Visa Champion. Collegiate and high school athletes are not eligible. Ties will be broken by determining which tied athlete had the best mark at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, based on the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics. See complete scoring details, below.


Scoring Details

  • The top American male finisher and top American female finisher (excluding collegiate and high school athletes) in each eligible event at each of the Visa Championship Series meets can score points.
  • Events eligible for scoring are those that are contested as championship events at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field. Events not meeting the above definition are not scored.
  • Athletes score points based on their finish in the final of their event. Points are assigned based on the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics.
  • In events with wind readings (100m, 200m, 100m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump), points will be adjusted according to the IAAF Wind Modification System. The adjustment is +/- 0.6 points for every -/+ 0.1 m/s, and the point totals are rounded down after the modification.
  • In order to be eligible to be declared the Winner, athletes must compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.
  • The male and female athletes with the highest point values for their individual performances will be declared the Winners.
  • Ties will be broken by determining which tied athlete had the best mark from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, based on the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics. If a tie still exists, it will be broken by determining which tied athlete had the next-best mark during any 2012 Outdoor Visa Championship Series event. (The next-best mark coming from a final event. If an athlete has no other mark from a final, his or her next-best mark from a preliminary or round will be used.) If an athlete does not have another mark from the Outdoor Visa Championship Series as described above, or if a tie still exists, a coin toss will determine the winner.

 

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