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Field Sizes & Seeding

Field Sizes

Field sizes for first rounds of competition are approximate.

Men     Women
qual-
ifying
quarter-
final
semi-
final
final qual-
ifying
quarter-
final
semi-
final
final
100m 32 24 16 8 32 -- 16 8
200m 30 24 16 8 30 -- 16 8
400m 28 -- 16 8 28 -- 16 8
800m 30 -- 16 8 30 -- 16 8
1500m 30 -- 24 12 30 -- -- 12
5000m 24 -- -- 16 24 -- -- 16
10,000m -- -- -- 24 -- -- -- 24
110m/100m Hurdles 32 24 16 8 32 -- 16 8
400m Hurdles 28 -- 16 8 28 -- 16 8
3000m Steeplechase 24 -- -- 14 -- -- -- 12
20,000m Race Walk -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
High Jump 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Pole Vault 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Long Jump 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Triple Jump 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Shot Put 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Discus Throw 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Hammer Throw 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Javelin Throw 24 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 12
Decathlon/Heptathlon -- -- -- 18 -- -- -- 18

Seeding Guidelines

  1. The mark used for qualifying and the mark used for first round seeding might not be the same.
  2. Each qualified entrant in each event must submit a best mark, if available, from the period 7/1/03 - 7/1/04, whether it meets the qualifying standard or not.
  3. Seeding for the first round of competition is based on marks achieved between 7/1/03 - 7/1/04, which will be ranked before any performances made prior to 7/1/03, even if they do not meet the qualifying standard (Rule 75). Marks made prior to 7/1/03 may qualify an individual for the competition, but will not be used for seeding purposes when a 7/1/03 - 7/1/04 mark exists.
  4. Hand times will be adjusted using Rule 76 for seeding purposes.
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