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USATF releases standards for 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

9/19/2019
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF has released the competition standards for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, announced Thursday. The qualifying event, Team USATF’s Journey To Gold, for the “world’s toughest team to make” is set to take place June 19-28, 2020 in Eugene, Oregon.
 
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2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field - Qualifying Standards

 Men 

 

Women

Standard

Field Size - Rounds

Event

Standard

Field Size - Rounds

10.05

(32–3)

100m

11.15

(32-3)

20.24

(30–3)

200m

22.80

(30-3)

45.20

(28–3)

400m

51.35

(28-3)

1:46.00

(32–3)

800m

2:02.50

(32-3)

3:37.50

(30–3)

1500m

4:06.00

(30-3)

13:25.00

(24–2)

5000m

15:20.00

(24-2)

28:00.00

(24–1)

10k

32:25.00

(24-1)

1:36:00

(15–1)

20k RW

1:48:00

(15-1)

5:15:00

(15–1)

50k RW

-

13.48

(32–3)

110m Hurdles

-

-

 -

100m Hurdles

12.84

(32-3)

49.50

(28–3)

400m Hurdles

56.25

(28-3)

8:32.00

(24–2)

3000m SC

9:50.00

(24-2)

2.26

(24–2)

High Jump

1.87

(24-2)

5.75

(24–2)

Pole Vault

4.60

(24-2)

8.00

(24–2)

Long Jump

6.70

(24-2)

16.66

(24–2)

Triple Jump

13.50

(24-2)

20.65

(24–2)

Shot Put

17.70

(24-2)

62.00

(24–2)

Discus Throw

58.00

(24-2)

72.00

(24–2)

Hammer Throw

68.00

(24-2)

75.00

(24–2)

Javelin Throw

54.00

(24-2)

 

-

Heptathlon

6,000 pts

(18)

7900 pts.

(18)

Decathlon

-

 

 
The Sport Committee Chair will, and only where necessary, adjust the standards no later than 45 days prior to the competition, based on entries received up to that time.

As required, USATF may have no standard that is superior to the Olympic standard. The number of rounds in the 100m, 200m and 110mH coincide with the Olympic Games program, where those who achieve the standard will advance directly to the quarter-final round.

The Men’s and Women’s T&F Chairs will handle all entry appeals up to 48 hours prior to the start of competition in each event. Thereafter, the Entry Appeals Committee, consisting of two Athletes Advisory Committee members, one Men’s T&F Committee member and one Women’s T&F Committee member will have the sole responsibility to handle entry appeals.

For each event, the approximate field size (not the minimum) and number of rounds are shown. Also shown are the standards that will be used for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials.

All verified entries who have met the standard within the prescribed period and at a bona fide meet (see guidelines below), shall be qualified to participate in the U.S. Olympic Trials. Additional verified entries from the rank order list of those who have entered and declared shall be invited to participate in the Trials only to the extent that the indicated field size has not been filled by those with the standard. An invitation will be extended to these additional persons based on verified entries in their performance rank order.
 
2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field - QUALIFYING GUIDELINES:

  1. All qualifying performances for the U.S. Olympic Trials must be attained on a standard outdoor track in the period Wednesday, May 1, 2019 through Sunday, June 7, 2020, or on an indoor track, in the same event, in the period Wednesday, January 1, 2020 through Sunday, June 7, 2020; except for the 10,000 meters, Decathlon & Heptathlon and 20km Race Walks, whose qualifying period is from Tuesday, January 1, 2019 through Sunday, June 7, 2020. The qualifying performance for the men’s 50km Race Walk must be attained in the period Monday January 1, 2018 through Sunday, January 12, 2020.

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

    • USATF or IAAF sanctioned meets/events which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules, or

    • college meets/events which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules, or

    • high school meets but not dual or triangular meets.

    • 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 staff member responsible for the verification and validity of marks.

    • Please refer to the following link for “Criteria for a Legal Meet” - to be posted soon.

  1. Hand times are acceptable only for those events in which the distance is equal to or greater than 800 meters. No timing allowance factor for qualifying shall be made for hand times. Hand times will be adjusted using USATF Rule 166-7 for the purposes of seeding.

  2. Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted for 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying.

  3. There will be no adjustment for marks made at altitude.

  4. Qualifying marks must be attained in a 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials event. No qualifying marks will be allowed using alternate events, except for the men's Mile run as follows: An appeal to use a Mile qualifying mark for the 1500 will be accepted only if the mile mark was made during the 2020 season, from Wednesday, January 1, 2020 through Sunday, June 7, 2020, and the mark is 3:54.00 or better.

  5. An Athlete must be U.S. citizen and eligible to represent the United States in international competition, as well as being a U.S. citizen on the date of Declaration for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in that event - this date being 48 hours prior to the first day of competition in the event.

  6. Athletes who have earned Automatic Qualification into the meet under USATF Rule 8 must follow all entry procedures and declarations procedures, and will be counted in that event’s field sizes by the seeding committee.

  7. At the U.S. Olympic Trials, the mark used for qualifying and the mark used for first round seeding might not be the same, as described per USATF Rule 166.2.(d).i. Each qualified entrant in each event should submit a 2020 season best (January 1, 2020 – June 7, 2020) performance, if one exists, whether it meets the qualifying standard or not. Seeding for the first round of competition is based, first, on all 2020 season performances in rank order, followed by any 2019 season performances, even if they do not meet the qualifying standard (Rule 166-2.(d) i ). Note that a 2019 season mark may qualify an individual into the competition, but will not be used for seeding purposes when a 2020 season mark exists.

 
 



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