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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
windows:
June 25, 2009 - June 20, 2010 (indoor and outdoor competitions)
January 3, 2008 - June 20, 2010 (10,000m, 20 km Race Walk, combined events)

Men
Event A Standard B Standard
100m 10.15 * 10.35*
200m 20.60 * 20.88*
400m 45.60 * 46.50*
800m 1:47.50 * 1:48.45*
1,500m 3:41.20** 3:45.00**
     Mile 3:59.00** 4:00.00**
5,000m 13:30.00** 13:52.00**
10,000m 28:30.00** 29:01.00**
20 km Race Walk 1:39:50** no "B"
     10 km RW 48.20** no "B"
     5 km RW 23.30** no "B"
110m hurdles 13.60* 13.90*
400m hurdles 50.00* 50.75*
3,000m Steeplechase 8:40.00** 8:45.50**
High Jump 2.26 (7-5) 2.16 (7-1)
Pole Vault 5.70 (18-8) 5.50 (18-)
Long Jump 8.00 (26-3) 7.75 (25-5)
Triple Jump 16.30 (53-5) 15.44 (50-8)
Shot Put 20.00 (67-7) 18.59 (61-0)
Discus Throw 61.00 (200-1) 58.80 (192-11)
Hammer Throw 69.00 (226-4) 65.00 (213-3)
Javelin Throw 72.00 (236-3) 70.50 (231-3)
Decathlon 7850 7500
Women
Event A Standard B Standard
100m 11.42 * 11.48 *
200m 23.25 * 23.40 *
400m 51.45 ** 52.60 **
800m 2:03.50 * 2:06.50 *
1,500m 4:12.00 ** 4:15.00 **
     Mile 4:31.40 ** 4:34.60 **
5,000m 15:48.00 ** 15:55.0 **
10,000m 33:45.00 ** 33:55.00 **
20 km Race Walk 1:52.00 ** no "B" 
     10 km RW 54.00** no "B"
     5 km RW 26.00** no "B"
100m Hurdles 13.00 * 13.30 *
400m Hurdles 56.75 * 57.95 *
3000m Steeplechase 10:12.00 ** 10:20.00 **
High Jump 1.84 (6-) 1.81 (5-11)
Pole Vault 4.40 (14-5) 4.20 (13-9)
Long Jump 6.40 (21-0) 6.30 (20-8)
Triple Jump 13.50 (44-3) 13.00 (42-8)
Shot Put 16.75 (54-11) 16.00 (52-6)
Discus Throw 57.00 (187-0) 54.50 (178-9)
Hammer Throw 65.00 (213-3) 61.00 (200-1)
Javelin Throw 51.50 (168-11) 47.00 (154-2)
Heptathlon 5650 5400
     
Notes
The Sport Committee Chair may adjust the standards, where necessary, forty-five days prior to the competition, based on received entries at that time.  Therefore, early submission of an entry close to the standards is advised.

Additional competitors, from those who have submitted entries, may be allowed to declare through petition to the Sport Committee Chair.

"A" and "B" Standards

Athletes who attain the "A" Standard will automatically be included in the event.

Athletes who have attained the "B" Standard will be allowed to declare, but will be notified if accepted into the Championships to compete in order to fill an event for competitiveness. The Sport Committee chair will make the final field size determination once declarations close. The "B" Standard may be used to fill the fields, in ranked order, to the desired field sizes.  For notification purposes, a current phone number/e-mail address must be provided during the declaration process.

Qualifying Guidelines for Championships in Non-Olympic Years

  1. All qualifying performances for running events must be made on an indoor or outdoor track for the outdoor championships. No allowances are provided for altitude, nor for indoor facilities of differing size, banking or other configuration.
  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 which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules
    2. Events at collegiate meets which prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules, or
    3. High school meets, but not dual or triangular meets.
    4. Meets or events which meet a minimum for competitiveness set by the Chair of the Sport Committee and determined to be valid by the USATF National Office staff member responsible for verification.
  3. This is an annual Championship which requires qualification within a specific period of time.
    Qualifying marks from outdoor competitions must be attained on or after the first day of competition of the National Championship, or Olympic qualifying meet, during the previous calendar year through the Sunday in the current calendar year just prior to the Championship. Qualifying marks from indoor competitions must be attained within the same time period. Qualifying marks for the 10,000-meters, Race Walk, and Combined Events must be attained on or after the first Saturday in January of the calendar year prior to the Championship through the Sunday in the current calendar year just prior to the Championship.
  4. * F.A.T. is the only method of timing acceptable for qualifying marks for events listed with an asterisk. Times submitted in hundredths of a second, must be fully automatic times.
  5. ** A manual time may be used for qualifying in events with a double asterisk only if no fully automatic qualifying time exists for the individual in that event during the qualifying period. A manual time may not supersede any fully automatic qualifying time for an event.
    1. women - Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, are the F.A.T. qualifying time without the last zero for events 200m 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.
    2. men - Qualifying manual times, for eligible events, not already listed, are always the F.A.. qualifying time without the last zero. Manual times will be converted for seeding purposes using USATF Rule 76.
  6. All performances are subject to verification by USATF or its statisticians.

 

 

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