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Qualifying Standards

Events in bold will be contested at the Championships. Events listed directly below those being contested may be used as alternates for qualifying.  See Qualifying Guidelines below for full details.

Qualifying window: July 11, 2015 - June 18, 2016

Men     Women  
100m 11.1   100m 13
200m 22.75   200m 26.9
400m 50.8   400m 01:00.0
800m 01:59.5   800m 02:20.0
1500m 04:02.5   1500m 04:57.0
    Mile/1600m 04:19.5       Mile/1600m 05:19.0
5000m 15:30.0   5000m 18:50.0
    3000m 09:02.5       3000m 11:00.0
    3200m 09:35.0       3200m 11:45.0
    10000m 33:00.0       10000m 39:00.0
10,000m 33.30.00   10,000m 39.50.00
    5000m 15:30.0       5000m 18.50.00
    Half Marathon 1:13:45       Half Marathon 1:26:45
110m Hurdles 15.6   100m Hurdles 16.5
400m Hurdles 59   400m Hurdles 01:16.0
3000m Steeplechase 10:10.0   3000m Steeplechase 12:10.0
    1500m 04:02.5       1500m 04:57.0
    Mile 04:19.5       Mile 05:19.0
    3000m 09:02.5       3000m 11:00.0
    3200m 09:35.0       3200m 11:45.0
    5000m 15:30.0       5000m 18:50.0
5000m Race Walk 30:00.0   5000m Race Walk 33:00.0
4x100m Relay --   4x100m Relay --
4x400m Relay --   4x400m Relay --
4x800m Relay --   4x800m Relay --
Distance Medley Relay --   Distance Medley Relay --
High Jump 1.92m   High Jump 1.54m
Pole Vault 4.30m   Pole Vault 3.36m
Long Jump 6.70m   Long Jump 4.87m
Triple Jump 13.71m   Triple Jump 11.58m
Shot Put (16 lb.) 14.63m   Shot Put (4 kg) 12.19m
    Shot Put (12 lb.) 16.46m   Discus Throw (1 kg) 39.62m
Discus Throw (2 kg) 45.72m   Hammer Throw (4 kg) 39.62m
    Discus Throw (1.75 kg) 51.82m   Javelin Throw (600 g) 36.58m
Hammer Throw (16 lb.) 51.82m      
    Hammer Throw (6 kg) 56.40m      
Javelin Throw (800 g) 48.78m      


  1. All qualifying performances for running events must be made on a standard indoor or a 400m outdoor track. For the 10,000m, 10k road race times and half marathon road times are acceptable from USATF certified courses. For the 5000m race walk, road race times are acceptable from USATF certified courses.

  2. Qualifying marks must be made in accordance with USATF Rule 149 and verifiable in one of the following:

    1. USATF- or IAAF-sanctioned events that prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules

    2. events at collegiate meets that prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules

    3. high school meets, except dual and triangular meets

  3. All qualifying marks must be attained during the qualifying windows shown above.

  4. Fully automatic timing (F.A.T.) is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events equal to or shorter than 400 meters.

  5. A manual time may be used for qualifying for events of 800 meters and longer only if F.A.T. was not used during the meet and the manual time appears in the official results.

  6. All performances are subject to verification. Entry marks must be verifiable by their posting on the internet (at the official meet website or a known results-gathering website).

  7. There are no qualifying standards for relays, but only the A team will be eligible to score team points, provided they meet the minimum relay scoring standards.

  8. Each club may enter one non-qualified athlete per event if they have no other qualifiers in that event.

  9. The Games Committee will adjust the standards, where necessary, 45 days prior to the competition, based on received entries at the time.  Therefore, early submission of an entry close to the standard is advised



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