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Qualifying Standards

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 window: January 6, 2008 - March 3, 2009

Heptathlon 5450 pts.
    Pentathlon 3850 pts.
    Decathlon 7700 pts.
Pentathlon 3750 pts.
    Heptathlon 5200 pts.

Qualifying Guidelines

  1. All qualifying performances must be made on standard indoor or outdoor tracks. No allowances are provided for indoor facilities of differing size, bank or other configuration, or altitude.
  2. Qualifying marks must be made in accordance with USATF Rule 149 and verifiable in one of the following:
    1. USATF- or IAAF-sanctioned events that prescribe to or exceed USATF rules of competition
    2. events at collegiate meets that prescribe to or exceed USATF rules of competition
    3. meets or events that meet a minimum for competitiveness set by the Chair of the Sport Committee and determined to be valid by the USATF staff member responsible for verification.
  3. Indoor qualifying standards must be met during the qualifying window shown above.
  4. All performances are subject to verification.
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