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Qualifying Standards 

Criteria for a Legal Meet

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 Windows
For the 10,000m, 20,000m Race Walk, and Combined Events the qualifying window is: January 1, 2017 – June 17, 2018 at 11:59PM EST

For all other events the qualifying window is: June 21, 2017 – June 17, 2018 at 11:59PM EST

MEN   WOMEN
Standard Field Size & Rounds Event Standard Field Size & Rounds
10.16* (32–3) 100m 11.26* (32-3)
         
20.50* (32–3) 200m 23.20* (32-3)
         
45.70* (32–3) 400m 53.00* (32-3)
         
1:47.50* (32–3) 800m 2:03.00* (32-3)
         
03:39.00** (30–2) 1,500m 04:11.00** (30-2)
03:56.50**   Mile 04:30.00**  
         
13:35.00** (24–1) 5,000m 15:25.00** (24-1)
         
28:40.00** (24–1) 10,000m 33:00.00** (24-1)
         
1:39:50** (18–1) 20,000m Race Walk 1:52.00** (18-1)
         
13.65* (32–3) 110m Hurdles    
         
    100m Hurdles 13.10* (32-3)
         
50.50* (28–3) 400m Hurdles 56.80* (28-3)
         
8:40.00** (26–2) 3,000m Steeple Chase 9:50.00** (26-2)
         
2.25m (18-1) High Jump 1.85m (18-1)
         
5.60m (18-1) Pole Vault 4.50m (18-1)
         
7.95m (18-1) Long Jump 6.55m (18-1)
         
16.30m (18-1) Triple Jump 13.40m (18-1)
         
20.15m (18-1) Shot Put 17.75m (18-1)
         
62.00m (18-1) Discus Throw 58.00m (18-1)
         
69.00m (18-1) Hammer Throw 66.00m (18-1)
         
73.50m (18-1) Javelin Throw 53.00m (18-1)
         
    Heptathlon 5900 pts (16)
         
7800 (16) Decathlon    

* 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.

** 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. 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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