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Eligibility Requirements

In addition to correctly entering the meet and having equaled or bettered the qualifying standard(s) during the stated qualifying periods, the following criteria must also be met:

  • Only citizens of the United States who have met the published entry standards between May 4, 2001 and June 16, 2002 are eligible to compete in these Championships. Qualifying marks from indoor competitions must be attained on or after December 1, 2001. See USATF Rules for more information and exceptions.
  • Female athletes must be 14 years or older and male athletes must be 16 years or older on the day of competition.
  • Athletes may enter an event(s) even if they have not yet met the qualifying standard for that event(s). However, athletes will not be permitted to compete unless they have:
    1. Completed the entry process
    2. Met the entry standard by June 16, 2002
    3. Completed the declaration process
  • Proof of qualifying performance, if required, must be submitted to the USA Track & Field National Headquarters no later than 8:00 pm EST, Tuesday, June 18, 2002. Any submittal received after that date will not be accepted.
  • All athletes must be a current member of USATF in good standing. USATF membership numbers may be purchased through you local Association Office, the USATF National Headquarters at 317-261- 0478 x316, or on-line.
  • Athletes wishing to represent a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States must be registered with the Membership Committee of their local USATF Association.
  • An athlete must have an updated athlete location form on file with USADA prior to competition.
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