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Qualifying Standards

Criteria for a Legal Meet

Qualifying Window: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11:59pm EST for all events except race walk.
Race walk qualifying window is Sunday, January 1, 2017 to Sunday June 10, 2018 at 11:59 EST.

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.


MEN   WOMEN
Automatic (“A”) Field Size & Rounds Event Automatic (“A”) Field Size & Rounds
10.60* (16-2) 100m 11.80* (16-2)
         
21.44* (18-2) 200m 24.20* (18-2)
         
47.70* (18–2) 400m 56.00* (18-2)
         
1:51.14* (18–2) 800m 2:09.50* (18-2)
         
3:53.44** (24–2) 1,500m 4:32.00** (24-2)
4:10.64**   1,600m 4:53.00**  
4:12.14**   Mile 4:54.15**  
         
    3,000m 10:00.00** (16-1)
    3,200m 10:44.00**  
         
14.40.00** (16-1) 5,000m 17:00.00** (16-1)
8:31.00**   3,000m 10:00.00**  
9:11.00**   3,200m 10:40.00**  
         
32:05.00** (16-1) 10,000m    
8:31.00**   3,000m    
9:11.00**   3,200m    
14:40.00**   5,000m    
         
55:15** (12-1) 10,000m Race Walk 59:45** (12-1)
26:00**   5,000m Race Walk 28:30**  
         
    100m Hurdles (33") 14.10* (16-2)
    100m Hurdles (30”) 13.80*  
         
14.20* (39") (16-2) 110m Hurdles (39")    
14.40*   110m Hurdles (42")    
         
53.54* (36") (18-2) 400m Hurdles  61.34* (30") (18-2)
37.20* (36")   300m Hurdles 42.75* (30")  
53.30*   400m Hurdles (30")    
36.70*   300m Hurdles (30")    
         
9:32.00** (16-1) 3,000m Steeplechase 11:00.14** (16-1)
6:07.00**   2,000m Steeplechase 7:15.00**  
8:31.00**   3,000m 10:00.00**  
9:11.00**   3,200m    
         
2.09m (16-1) High Jump 1.75m (16-1)
         
5.08m (16-1) Pole Vault 4.05m (16-1)
         
7.18m (16-1) Long Jump 6.00m (16-1)
         
14.75m (16-1) Triple Jump 12.40m (16-1)
         
18.25m (6 kg) (16-1) Shot Put 14.45m (4 kg) (16-1)
18.89m   Shot Put 12 lbs    
16.85m   Shot Put 16 lbs    
         
54.86m (1.75 kg) (16-1)  Discus 48.00m (1 kg) (16-1)
58.82m   Discus 1.6 kg    
51.52m   Discus 2 kg    
         
59.00m (6 kg)   Hammer 54.00m (4 kg) (16-1)
56.08m   Hammer 16 lbs    
62.18m   Hammer 12 lbs    
         
58.22m (16-1) Javelin 46.00m (16-1)
         
    Heptathlon 5000 (16)
    Pent. 3950  
         
6700 (Int'l Jr) (16) Decathlon    
6500   Decathlon (open/college)    
6750   Decathlon (HS)    

* F.A.T is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events listed with an asterisk. Times submitted in hudredths of a second must be fully automatic times.

** 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 supercede any fully automatic qualifying time for an event.  Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, not already listed, are always the FAT qualifying time without the last zero. Manual times will be converted for seeding purposes using USATF Rule 76.

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