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Qualifying Standards

Events in bold will be contested at the Youth World Championships Trials June 25 – June 26, 2013.  Events listed directly below those being contested may be used as alternates for qualifying.  See Qualifying Guidelines below for full details.

Qualifying window: October 1, 2012 - June 26, 2013


Boys   Girls
100m 10.79 100m 11.86
200m 22.15 200m 24.75
400m 49.00 400m 55.94
800m 1:57.00 800m 2:18:00
1500m 4:08.77 1500m 4:49.11
      1600m 4:26.77      1600m 5:07.11
      Mile 4:27.77       Mile 5:08.11
3000m 9:03.00 3000m 10:48.50
      3200m 9:33.00       3200m 11:18.50
110m Hurdles (39”)    15.85 100m Hurdles (33”)     14.83
      110mH (36”)  15.65      100mH (30)     14.63
400m Hurdles (36”)    55.13 400m Hurdles (30”)   1:03.14
      300mH (30”)  39.03       300mH (30”)   44.14
      300mH (36”) 39.53  2000m Steeplechase  no standard
      400mH (30”) 54.93 High Jump 1.54m
2000m Steeplechase no standard      Long Jump 5.61m
High Jump 1.90m Triple Jump 11.76m
Long Jump 6.89m Pole Vault 3.40m
Triple Jump 14.07m Shot Put (3kg)  
Pole Vault 4.37m     Shot Put (4kg)   12.30m
Shot Put (5k)   Discus Throw (1kg) 38.61m
    Shot Put (12lb) 16.12m Javelin Throw (500g)  
Discus Throw  (1.5kg)       Javelin Throw (600g) 35.40m
    Discus Throw (1.6kg) 48.79m Hammer Throw (3kg)  
Javelin Throw (700g)          Hammer Throw (4kg) 34.53m
    Javelin Throw (800g) 52.92m Heptathlon no standard
Hammer Throw (5k)  
    Hammer Throw (12lb) 52.20m
Octathlon   no standard

The 10,000m Race Walk will be contested at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moine, IA.

All qualifying performances for running events must be made on a standard indoor or 400m outdoor track.

  1. Qualifying marks must be made in accordance with USATF Rule 149 and verifiable in one of the following:
    1. USATF- or IAAF-sanctioned events that prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules, or
    2. high school meets, except dual and triangular meets.
  2. All qualifying marks must be attained during the qualifying windows shown above.
  3. Fully automatic timing (F.A.T.) is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events equal to or shorter than 200 meters.
  4. A manual time may be used for qualifying for events of 400 meters and longer only if no F.A.T. qualifying time exists for the race during the qualifying period. A manual time may not supersede any F.A.T. qualifying time for an event. Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, are the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero for events 2000m 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 76.
  5. Times submitted in hundredths of a second must be F.A.T. times.
  6. The Youth Athletics Committee Chair will adjust the standards, where necessary, 30 days prior to the competition, based on received entries at that time. Therefore, early submission of an entry close to the standard is advised.
  7. All performances are subject to verification.


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