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Qualifying Standards

Events in bold will be contested at the World  Youth Championships Trials June 30 July 1, 2009. Events listed directly below those being contested may be used as alternates for qualifying. See Qualifying Guidelines below for full details.

Qualifying window: June 24, 2008 - June 22, 2009

100m 10.98
200m 22.15
400m 47.95
800m 1:56.00
1500m 4:08.77
    1600m 4:26.77
    Mile 4:27.77
3000m 9:03.00
    3200m 9:33.00
110m Hurdles (36") 15.75
    110m Hurdles (39") 15.95
400m Hurdles (33")  
    400m Hurdles (36") 55.13
    400m Hurdles (30") 54.93
    300m Hurdles (30") 39.03
    300m Hurdles (36") 39.53
2000m Steeplechase 6:30.17
     3000m Steeplechase 10:00.00
3000m Race Walk see below
High Jump 1.90 m
Pole Vault 4.37 m
Long Jump 6.89 m
Triple Jump 14.07 m
Shot Put (5 kg)  
       Shot Put (12 lb.) 16.12m
Discus Throw (1.5 kg)  
        Discus Throw (1.6 kg) 48.79m
Hammer Throw (5 kg)  
        Hammer Throw (12 lb.) 52.20 m
Javelin Throw (700 g)  
        Javelin Throw (800 g) 52.92 m
Decathlon See below
100m 12.00
200m 24.65
400m 55.94
800m 2:17.61
1500m 4:49.11
    1600m 5:07.11
    Mile 5:08.11
3000m 10:48.50
    3200m 11:18.50
100m Hurdles (30") 14.63
    100m Hurdles (33") 14.83
400m Hurdles (30") 1:03.14
    300m Hurdles (30") 44.14
2000m Steeplechase 7:38.30
      3000m Steeplechase 11:15.00
3000m Race Walk see below
High Jump 1.54m
Pole Vault 3.40 m
Long Jump 5.61 m
Triple Jump 11.76 m
Shot Put (4 kg) 12.30 m
Discus Throw (1 kg) 38.61 m
Hammer Throw (4 kg) 34.53 m
Javelin Throw (600 g) 35.40 m
Heptathlon see below
Note: Qualifying Standards for 3000m Race Walk, Heptathlon and Decathlon are the same as those used for the 2009 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Qualifying Guidelines

1.    All qualifying performances for running events must be made on a standard indoor or 400m outdoor track.

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

a.    USATF- or IAAF-sanctioned events that prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules, or           

b.     high school meets, except dual and triangular meets.

3.    All qualifying marks must be attained during the qualifying windows shown above.

4.    Fully automatic timing (F.A.T.) is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events equal to or shorter than 200 meters.

5.    A manual time may be used for qualifying for events of 400 meters and longer only if no F.A.T. qualifying time exists for the race during the qualifying period. A manual time may not supersede any F.A.T. qualifying time for an event. Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, are the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero for events 2000m and longer; the F.A.T time minus 0.14 for events 400m - 1 Mile. The seed time for a submitted manual time will be in accordance with USATF Rule 76.

6.    Times submitted in hundredths of a second must be F.A.T. times.

7.    All performances are subject to verification.


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