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Qualifying Standards

Criteria for a legal meet

QUALIFYING WINDOWS:
June 21, 2012 to June 16, 2013 – (indoor and outdoor competitions)
January 2, 2012 to June 16, 2013 – (10,000m, 20 km race walks, decathlon and heptathlon)

2013 Senior Women Qualifying Standards

Event A Standard B Standard
100m 11.35* 11.48*
200m 23.25*  23.40*
400m 52.50*  52.70*
800m 2:05.00 2:06.50
1,500m 4:13.50 4:16.50
     Mile 4:32.00 4:37.50
5,000m 15:46.00  15:50.00
10,000m 33:20.00  33:50.00
20 km RW 1:52.00 no “B”
     10 km RW 54:00 no "B"
     5 km RW 26:00  no "B"
100m Hurdles 13.10* 13.30*
400m Hurdles 56.50* 57.95*
3000m SC 10:00.00  10:17.00
High Jump 1.90 (6-2.75) 1.83 (6-0)
Pole Vault 4.45 (14-7.25) 4.25 (13-11.25)
Long Jump 6.55 (21-6) 6.45 (21-2)
Triple Jump 13.40 (43-11 3/4) 13.20 (43-3.75)
Shot Put 17.35 (56-11 1/4) 16.60 (54-5.50)
Discus Throw 56.50 (185-4) 55.00 (180-5)
Hammer Throw 65.00 (213-3) 63.00 (206-8)
Javelin Throw 53.00 (173-10) 51.50 (168-11) 
Heptathlon 5900 5600

2013 Senior Men Qualifying Standards

Event A Standard B Standard  
100m 10.21* 10.35*  
200m 20.70*  20.88*  
400m 45.60*  46.50*  
800m 1:47.50* 1:48.45*  
1,500m 3:41.20 3:45.00  
     Mile 3:59.00 4:00.00  
5,000m 13:30.00  13:52.00  
10,000m 28:30.00  29:01.00  
20 km RW 1:39:50** no "B"  
     10 km RW 48:20.00** no "B"  
     5 km RW 23:30.00** no "B"  
110m Hurdles 13.60* 13.90*  
400m Hurdles 50.00* 50.75*  
3000m SC 8:40.00  8:45.50  
High Jump 2.26 (7-5) 2.16 (7-1)  
Pole Vault 5.70 (18-8 1/4) 5.50 (18-1/2)  
Long Jump 8.00 (26-3) 7.75 (25-5 1/4)  
Triple Jump 16.30 (53-5 3/4) 15.44 (50-8)  
Shot Put 20.00 (65-7 1/2) 18.59 (61-0)  
Discus Throw 61.00 (200-1) 58.80 (192-11)  
Hammer Throw 69.00 (226-4) 65.00 (213-3)  
Javelin Throw 72.00 (236-3) 70.50 (231-3)  
Decathlon 7850 7500  

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 Senior 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 Thursday, June 21, 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.
  6. 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.
  7. men - Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, not already listed, are always the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero.
  8. Manual times will be converted for seeding purposes using USATF Rule 166.
  9. All performances are subject to verification by USATF National Office representative and/or USATF statisticians.
  10. Wind-aided marks are not acceptable for qualifying for the National Championship.

 

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