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Awards & Prize Money

A Gold Medal, emblematic of the Championships of the United States of America, will be given to the winner of each Championship event; a Silver Medal to second place; and Bronze Medals to third through sixth places.

Prize Money
For the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, USA Track & Field will pay prize money to the first- through fifth-place finishers in each Championship event. The prize structure is as follows:

First Place   $4,000
Second Place    $3,000
Third Place    $2,000
Fourth Place    $1,000
Fifth Place   $500


  • Athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility are not eligible to receive this prize money.
  • Athletes are eligible to receive prize money in more than one event.
  • Prize money will not be distributed until all drug-testing results have become final.
  • Funds will only be distributed to persons who are eligible to represent the United States in all levels of international competition.
  • Prize money may be paid by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and subject to their stipulations.


All questions relating to awards and prize money should be directed to Sariyu "Beka" Suggs at (317) 713-4689.


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