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Qualifying Standards

Criteria for a legal meet for qualifying purposes

Qualifying Window: 
All events except below-Wednesday, June 24, 2015 to Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT.
10,000/race walks/multi’s-Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT

Junior Women
CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT QUALIFYING STANDARD FIELD SIZE - ROUNDS
100m 11.80 * 16 - 2
200m 24.20 * 18 - 2
400m 56.00 * 18 - 2
800m 2:10.50* 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
5000m Race Walk 28:30.00**  
100mH (33") 14.04 * 16 - 2
100mH (30") 13.74*  
400mH (30") 61.34 * 18 - 2
300mH (30") 42.75*  
3000mSC 11:10.14** 16 - 1
2000 meter SC 7:25.00**  
3000 meter 10:10.00**  
High Jump 1.75m 16 - 1
Pole Vault 4.05m 16 - 1
Long Jump 5.95m 16 - 1
Triple Jump 12.40m 16 - 1
Shot Put 14.45m 16 - 1
Discus 48.00m 16 - 1
Hammer 54.00m 16 - 1
Javelin 46.50m 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
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 (int'l jr) 18.25m 16 - 1
Shot Put 12# H.S. 18.89m  
Shot Put 16# 16.85m  
Discus 1.75kg (int'l jr) 54.86m 16 - 1
Discus 1.6kg H.S. 58.82m  
Discus 2kg 51.52m  
Hammer 6kg (int'l jr) 59.00m 16 - 1
Hammer 16# 56.08m  
Hammer 12# 62.12m  
Javelin 800g 58.22 16 - 1
Decathlon 6700 Int’l. Jr. 16
Decathlon Open/College 6500  
Decathlon H.S. 6750  

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 Junior 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:

  • USATF or IAAF sanctioned events which prescribe to or exceed USATF completion rules
  • Events at college meets which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules.
  • High school meets, but not dual or triangular meets, which prescribe to or exceed NFHS competition rules.
  • 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 24, 2015 through Sunday, June 12, 2016. Qualifying marks for the 10,000-meters, Race Walk, and Combined Events must be attained on or after Thursday, January 1, 2015 through Sunday, June 12, 2016.

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, in the 100m, 200m, 100mH, long jump, and triple jump events. Marks for which there is no wind reading available are also not acceptable for qualifying.

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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