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Awards and Prize Money

A Gold Medal, emblematic of the Championships of the United States of America, will be given to the winner of each Championship event, a Silver Medal to second place, and Bronze Medals to third through sixth place finishers.

Prize Money
For the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, USA Track & Field will pay prize money to the first through seventh place finishers in each Championship event. The prize structure is as follows:

 Prize Money Breakdown
















  • Athletes who are eligible to receive prize money for this event are required to complete the following IRS W-9 Form: IRS Form W-9: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (PDF, via  When submitting W-9’s via fax (fax number: 317-261-0514) attach a cover page with the following information:

    • Attention: Sariyu "Beka" Suggs

    • Event: Name of Event (i.e. 2016 US Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field)

  • Please make sure your mailing address is up-to-date with USATF. Payments will be processed via the address provided on the completed IRS W-9 forms on file for that payment year.

  • NCAA Division 1 athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility should check with their university compliance department to see if they are eligible to receive this funding according to NCAA rules. All other college athletes may not receive prize money payments according to NCAA rules currently in force.

Contact Sariyu Beka Suggs, USATF at 317-713-4689 or via email at

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