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Qualifying Standards

Qualifying Standards

Criteria for a legal meet

Events in bold will be contested at the Championships.  Events listed directly below those being contested may be used as alternates for qualifying.  See Qualifying Guidelines below for full details.

Qualifying window: November 15, 2013 - February 16, 2014
Combined Events Qualifying window: January 1, 2013 - February 16, 2014

Men   Field Size
 - Rounds
  Standard  
60m 6.75* 24 - 3
55m 6.23*  
50m 5.76*  
400m 47.40* 20 - 2
800m 1:50.20 20 - 2
1000m 2:23.90  
1500m 3:44.60 12 - 1
Mile 4:01.20  
3000m 8:03.00 16 - 1
5000m 13:30.00  
60m Hurdles 7.92* 24 - 3
55m Hurdles 7.32*  
50m Hurdles 6.86*  
3000m Race Walk 12:45.00 12 - 1
5000m Race Walk 22:00.00  
High Jump 2.15 m 16 - 1
Pole Vault 5.50 m 16 - 1
Long Jump 7.54 m 16 - 1
Triple Jump 15.39 m 16 - 1
Shot Put 18.08 m 16 - 1
35# Weight 19.81 16 - 1
Heptathlon 5450 pts 12
Decathlon 7700 pts  
Pentathlon 3850 pts  


Women   Field Size
- Rounds
  Standard  
60m 7.55* 24 - 3
55m 6.85*  
50m 6.25*  
400m 54.50* 20 - 2
800m 2:06.50 20 - 2
1000m 2:44.30  
1500m 4:24.50 12 - 1
 Mile 4:46.60  
3000m 9:27.00 16 - 1
5000m 16:18.50  
60m Hurdles 8.50* 24 - 3
55m Hurdles 7.75*  
50m Hurdles 7.08*  
3000m Race Walk 14:40.00 12 - 1
1 Mile Race Walk 7:30.00  
High Jump 1.81 m 16 - 1
Pole Vault 4.30 m 16 - 1
Long Jump 6.20 m 16 - 1
Triple Jump 12.80 m 16 - 1
Shot Put 15.75 m 16 - 1
20# Weight 19.50 16 - 1
Pentathlon 4150 pts 12
Heptathlon 5800 pts  

Qualifying Guidelines

  1. All qualifying performances must be made on an indoor track.  No allowances are provided for marks made at altitude, or on indoor facilities of differing size, banking or other configurations.
  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 rules of competition, or
    2. events at collegiate meets which prescribe to or exceed USATF rules of competition, or
    3. high school meets, excepting dual and triangular meets, which prescribe to or exceed NFHS rules of competition, or
    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 staff member responsible for verification.
  3. Indoor qualifying standards excepting the men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon, must be attained on or after Saturday, November 15, 2013 through Sunday, February 16, 2014.
  4. Qualifying standards for the men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon may be attained on or after January 1, 2013 through Sunday, February 16, 2014.
  5. Fully automatic timing (F.A.T.) is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events equal to or shorter than 400 meters (denoted by *).
  6. Times submitted in hundredths of a second must be F.A.T. times.
  7. A manual time may be used for qualifying for running events of 800 meters and longer and race walk events 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, not already listed, are always the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero for men and the F.A.T. qualifying time minus 0.14 for women.  Manual times will be converted for seeding purposes using USATF Rule 166.
  8. All performances are subject to verification.  For information on what constitutes an acceptable meet for qualifying purposes, please email duffy.mahoney@usatf.org at the USATF National Office.
  9. Automatic qualification, as described in USATF Rule 8 (Automatic Qualification) shall not abrogate any entry requirements other than the qualifying requirements for a championship.  However, the athlete must enter the meet and declare their intent to compete.

The Sport Committee Chair will adjust the standards, where necessary, 45 days prior to the competition, based on received entries at that time.  Therefore, early submission of an entry close to the standard is advised.

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