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Qualifying Standards


Criteria for a legal meet


Qualifying Window:
All events except below-Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT
10,000/race walks/multi’s-Thursday, January 2, 2014 to Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT
Junior Women
CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT QUALIFYING STANDARD FIELD SIZE - ROUNDS
100m 11.70 * 16 – 2
200m 24.00 * 18 – 2
400m 55.00 * 18 – 2
800m 2:10.00* 18 – 2
1500m 4:34.00** 24 – 2
  1600m 4:55.20**  
  One Mile 4:57.00**  
3000m 10:10.00** 16 – 1
  3200m 10:54.90**  
5000m 17:38.50** 16 – 1
  3000m 10:08.00**  
  3200m 10:48.00**  
10000m Race Walk 59:45.00** 12 – 1
  3000m Race Walk 16:30.00**  
  5000m Race Walk 28:30.00**  
100mH 14.04 * 16 – 2
  100mH 30" 13.74*  
400mH 61.34 * 18 – 2
  300mH 42.75*  
3000mSC 11:10.14** 16 – 1
  2000 meter SC 7:25.00**  
High Jump 1.75m 16 – 1
Pole Vault 4.00m 16 – 1
Long Jump 6.00m 16 – 1
Triple Jump 12.40m 16 – 1
Shot Put 14.15m 16 – 1
Discus 47.50m 16 – 1
Hammer 51.00m 16 – 1
Javelin 42.50m 16 – 1
Heptathlon 4800 16
  Pentathlon 3800  
     
Junior Men
CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT QUALIFYING STANDARD FIELD SIZE - ROUNDS
100m 10.60 * 16 – 2
200m 21.44 * 18 – 2
400m 47.24* 18 – 2
800m 1:51.14* 18 – 2
1500m 3:53.44  -  3:53.3** 24 – 2
  1600m 4:10.64  -  4:10.5 **  
  One Mile 4:12.14  -  4:12.0 **  
5000m 14:40.00-  14:40.0** 16 – 1
  3000m 8:31.00  -  8:31.0 **  
  3200m 9:11.00 - 9:11.0 **  
10000m 32:05.00 - 32:05.0** 16 – 1
  3000m 8:31.00  -  8:31.0 **  
  3200m 9:11.00 - 9:11.0 **  
10000m Race Walk 55:15.00 - 55:15.0** 12 – 1
  3000m walk 15:00.00-  15:00.0**  
  5000m walk 26:00.00-  26:00.0**  
110mH 39" 14.20 * 16 – 2
  110mH 42” 14.40 *  
400mH 53.94* 18 – 2
  400mH 30” 53.70*  
  300mH 36” 37.60*  
  300mH 30” 37.10*  
3000mSC 9:32.00  -  9:32.0** 16 – 1
  3000m 8:31.00  -  8:31.0 **  
  3200m 9:11.00 - 9:11.0 **  
  2000mSC 6:07.00   -   6:07.0**  
High Jump 2.09 16 – 1
Pole Vault 5.08 16 – 1
Long Jump 7.18 16 – 1
Triple Jump 14.75 16 – 1
Shot Put 6kg 17.74m      16 – 1
  Shot Put  12#  H.S. 18.29m  
  Shot Put  16# 16.28m  
Discus 175kg 54.86m      16 – 1
  Discus 1.6kg H.S. 58.82m  
  Discus 2kg 51.52m  
Hammer 6kg 59.00m    16 – 1
 Hammer  16# 56.08m  
 Hammer  12# 62.18m  
Javelin 800g 58.22 16 – 1
Decathlon 6700    Int’l. Jr. 16
  Decathlon Open/College 6500  
  Decathlon H.S. 6750 16
 
 
Notes:    

1.      The Sport Committee Chair may adjust the standards, where necessary, no later than forty-five days prior to the competition, based on received entries at that time.  Therefore, early
submission of an entry close to the standard is advised. 
2.     The Sport Committee will use the field size number only if there is an insufficient number of athletes entered who have met the qualifying standard for that event.  In this case, the committee will go down the list of entered and declared athletes only as deep as is needed to fill the field. 

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:
a.    USATF or IAAF sanctioned events which prescribe to or exceed USATF completion rules
b.    Events at college meets which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules.
c.     High school meets, but not dual or triangular meets, which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules.
d.    Meets or events which meet a minimum for competitiveness as 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 time period.  Qualifying marks, be they from indoor or outdoor competitions, must be attained on or after Wednesday, June 25, 2014 through Sunday, June 14, 2015.  Qualifying marks for the 10,000-meters, Race Walk, and Combined Events must be attained on or after Thursday, January 2, 2014 through Sunday, June 14, 2015.
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 events with a double asterisk 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.
a.    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.
b.    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.     All performances are subject to verification by USATF National Office representative and/or USATF statistician/ marks verifier.
8.     Wind aided marks (those that exceed 2.0 meters per second) are not acceptable for qualifying for the National Championship.
9.     For the Junior Championships, for 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).
10.  Junior men's implement weights: 1.75k Discus, 6.00k Shot, 6.00k Hammer
11.  Junior men's hurdle heights: 39"

 
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