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Qualifying Standards 



Criteria for a legal meet

Qualifying Window    
All events except below - Thursday, June 26, 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
     
Women
CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT QUALIFYING STANDARD FIELD SIZE - ROUNDS
100m 11.33 * 32 - 3
200m 23.20 * 32 - 3
400m 52.00 * 32 - 3
800m 2:03.00* 32 - 3
1500m 4:09.50** 30 - 2
  One Mile 4:28.50**  
5000m 15:26.00** 24 - 1
10000m 32:58.00** 24 - 1
20km Race Walk 1:52.00** 18 - 1
  10km Race Walk 54:00.00  
  5km Race Walk 26:00.00  
100mH 13.10 * 32 - 3
400mH 56.89 * 28 - 3
3000mSC 9:53.00** 26 - 2
High Jump 1.90m 18 - 1
Pole Vault 4.50m 18 - 1
Long Jump 6.55m 18 - 1
Triple Jump 13.40m 18 - 1
Shot Put 17.40m 18 - 1
Discus 56.50m 18 - 1
Hammer 67.00m 18 - 1
Javelin 54.00m 18 - 1
Heptathlon 5900 16
     
Men
CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT QUALIFYING STANDARD FIELD SIZE - ROUNDS
100m 10.16 * 32 - 3
200m 20.60 * 32 - 3
400m 45.70 * 32 - 3
800m 1:47.50 * 32 - 3
1500m 3:39.00 ** 30 - 2
  Mile 3:56.50  **  
5000m 13:32.00 ** 24 - 1
10000m 28:30.00 ** 24 - 1
20km Race Walk 1:39:50 ** 18 - 1
  5km Race Walk 23:30.00 - 23:30.0  
  10km Race Walk 48:20.00 - 48.20.0  
110mH 13.65 * 32 - 3
400mH 50.50 * 28 - 3
3000mSC 8:40.00 ** 26 - 2
High Jump 2.25m 18 - 1
Pole Vault 5.60m 18 - 1
Long Jump 7.95m 18 - 1
Triple Jump 16.30m 18 - 1
Shot Put 20.15m 18 - 1
Discus 62.80m 18 - 1
Hammer 69.00m 18 - 1
Javelin 74.50m 18 - 1
Decathlon 7800 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 Thursday, June 26, 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.

 

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