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Qualifying Standards

Criteria for a legal meet

QUALIFYING WINDOWS FOR THE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS:
June 15, 2012 to June 16, 2013 – (indoor and outdoor competitions)
January 1, 2012 to June 16, 2013 – (10,000m, 20 km race walks, decathlon and heptathlon)

2013 Women Junior Qualifying Standards

Event Standard
100m 11.70*
200m 24.00*
400m 55.24*
800m 2:12.14 (2:12.0)
1,500m 4:36.14 (4:36.0)
     Mile 4:56.14 (4:56.0)
     1600m  4:54.14 (4:54.0)
3,000m 10:13.14 (10:13.0)
     3,200m  10:43.14 (10:43.0)
5,000m 17:42.14 (17:42.0)
     See guideline #6   
100m Hurdles (33") 14.24*
     100m Hurdles (30") 13.94*
400m Hurdles (30") 62.00*
     300m Hurdles (30") 43.00*
3,000m Steeplechase 11:10.14 (11:10.0)
     2,000m Steeplechase  7:25.14 (7:25.0)
10,000m Race Walk 59:45.00 (59:45.0)
     5,000m Race Walk  28:30.00 (28:30.0)
     3,000m Race Walk 16:30.00 (16:30.0)
High Jump 1.75
Pole Vault 3.95
Long Jump 5.94
Triple Jump 12.32 (40-5)
Shot Put (4kg) 14.10
Discus Throw 47.00
Hammer Throw 50.75
Javelin Throw 41.30
Heptathlon 4650
     Pent: 3750

2013 Men Junior Qualifying Standards


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)
     3,200m  9:14.00 (9:14.0**)
     3,000m 8:39.00 (8:39.0**)
10,000m 32:45.00 (32:45.0)
     3,200m 9:14.00 (9:14.0**)
     3,000m 8:39.00 (8:39.0**)
110m Hurdles (39") 13.94*
     110m Hurdles (42") 14.60*
400m Hurdles (36") 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)
     3,200m  9:14.00 (9:14.0)
     3,000m  8:39.00 (8:39.0)
10,000m Race Walk 55:15.00 (55:15.0)
     5,000m Race Walk  26:00.00 (26:00.0)
     3,000m Race Walk 15:00.00 (15:00.0)
High Jump 2.09 (6-10 1/4)
Pole Vault 5.00 (16-5)
Long Jump 7.18 (23-6 3/4)
Triple Jump 14.65 (48-3/4)
Shot Put (6kg) 17.74 (58-2 1/2)
      Shot Put (16#) 16.28 (53.5)
      Shot Put (12# H.S.)   18.29 (60-0)
Discus Throw (1.75kg) 53.35 (175-0)
       Discus (2kg) 50.50 (165-8)
       Discus (1.6kg H.S.) 57.30 (188-0)
Hammer Throw (6kg) 55.00 (180-5 1/2)
        Hammer (16#) 51.88 (170-3)
        Hammer (12#) 58.00 (190-4)
Javelin Throw (800g) 58.22 (191-0)
Decathlon (Int'l Implements) 6200 
         Decathlon high school 6250
         Decathlon open/college 6000

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 for Junior Championships

  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. 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
    2. Events at collegiate meets which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules.
    3. High school meets, but not dual or triangular meets, which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules. 
    4. Meets or events which meet a minimum for competitiveness set by the Chair of the Sport Committee and determined to be valid by the USATF National Office staff member responsible for verification.
  3. This is an annual Championship which requires qualification within a specific period of time. Qualifying marks from outdoor competitions must be attained on or after Friday, June 15, 2012 through Sunday, June 16, 2013. 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 Sunday, January 2, 2012 through Sunday, June 16, 2013.
  4. * F.A.T. is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events listed with an asterisk. Times submitted in hundredths of a second, must be fully automatic times.
  5. A manual time may be used for qualifying in all other running events only if no fully automatic qualifying time exists for the individual in that event during the qualifying period. A manual time may not supersede any 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.
    2. men - Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, not already listed, are always the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero.
  6. Manual times will be converted for seeding purposes using USATF Rule 166.
  7. For the Junior Championships, 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).
  8. All performances are subject to verification by USATF National Office representative and/or USATF statisticians.
  9. Wind-aided marks are not acceptable for qualifying for the National Championship.
  10. Junior men's implement weights: 1.75k Discus, 6.00k Shot
  11. Junior men's hurdle heights: 39"
 
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