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Selection Procedures

Revised 6/2/16

2016 IAAF World Junior Championships (U-20) Selection Procedures
Selection Event - 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships - June 24-26, 2016 – Clovis, CA

The two highest placing finishers in each event at the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, who elect to join the team, thereby select themselves to represent the USA National Team in that event, provided that they have met the following criteria:

  1. Have met the qualifying standards for the event, as set by the IAAF for the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships.  Please note:  Wind-aided marks (those which exceed 2.0 meters per second) in the 100m, 200m, 100m Hurdles, 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, and Triple Jump will not be accepted, and all qualifying standards must have been met during the period October 1, 2015 to the end of the athlete’s event at the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  There will be no chasing of standards after the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, in order to qualify for Team USA for the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships.

  2. For the running events of 200m and over, performances achieved on over-sized tracks will not be accepted. 

  3. Be a citizen of the U.S., including those who hold dual citizenship but who must be eligible to represent the U.S. internationally.

  4. Be eligible to represent the USA in all levels of international competition based on the Competition Rules of USATF and the IAAF.

  5. Be a USATF member in good standing.

  6. Complete and sign any and all applicable USATF National Team documents, including but not limited to the USATF Athlete Statement of Conditions and the USATF Athlete Agreement.

  7. Be under the age of 20, but at least 16 years of age on December 31, 2016 (only athletes born in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000 can be entered).

  8. All performances must be achieved during an official competition listed on an organization’s previously published calendar of events and organized in conformity with IAAF or USATF Rules.

  9. All performances must be achieved during competitions organized or sanctioned by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at school competitions must be certified by the Member Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.

  10. Performances achieved in mixed competitions in track events will not be accepted. Exceptionally, in accordance with IAAF Rule 147, performances achieved in events of 5000m and 10,000m may be accepted in circumstances where there were insufficient athletes of one or both genders competing to justify the conduct of separate races and there was no pacing or assistance given by an athlete(s) of one gender to an athlete(s) of the other gender. For Race Walks the results will always be accepted.

  11. Indoor performances will be accepted provided they meet all criteria above.

  12. Athletes must have a valid passport for identification and age verification for the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships. Athletes must bring their passport or a copy of their passports with them when they enter the team sign-up area at the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

  13. Relays - The athletes who finish in 1st and 2nd place in the 100m and the 200m will automatically be included in the 4 x 100m Relay Pool. In addition, there will be 2 other athletes selected by the coaching staff for each relay pool, from among all finishers in events at the 2016 USATF Junior Championships. The athletes who finish in 1st  and 2nd  place in the 400m and the 400m Hurdles will automatically be included in the 4 x 400m Relay Pool. In addition, there will be 2 other athletes selected by the coaching staff for each relay pool, from among all finishers in events at the 2016 USATF Junior Championships.

 
REMOVAL OF ATHLETES 
An athlete who is to be nominated to the Team by USATF may be removed as a nominee for any of the following reasons, as determined by USATF:

  • Voluntary withdrawal. Athlete must submit a written letter via e-mail to Sandy Snow, USATF Director of International Teams [sandy.snow@usatf.org] - OR “Duffy” Mahoney, USATF Chief of Sport Performance [duffy.mahoney@usatf.org].

  • Injury or illness as certified by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USATF. If an athlete refuses verification of his/her illness or injury by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USATF, his/her injury will be assumed to be disabling and he/she may be removed. 

  • Violation of the USATF Athlete Statement of Conditions and USATF Athlete Agreement. 

  • Involuntary Withdrawal.  An athlete who is named to the team by virtue of an error or oversight (by USATF) may be removed from the team at any time.

 


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