USATF releases standards for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials-Track & Field

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The USATF quickly responded to the IAAF amendments for the RIO standards. RunBlogRun is pleased that USATF, like IAAF, has opened the qualifications open to more athletes. The big story here is that such fluidity is important. Providing young athletes, early in their careers, a chance to compete at the Olympic Trials helps build our sports future.

USATF releases standards for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF has released the competition standards for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, announced Wednesday. The qualifying event for the "world's toughest team to make" is set to take place July 1-10 in Eugene, Oregon.

All qualifying performances must occur between Friday, May 1, 2015 through Sunday, June 26, 2016, or on an indoor track, in the same event, in the period Friday, January 1, 2016 through Sunday, June 26, 2016. In the cases of the 10,000 meters, decathlon, heptathlon and 20km race walks, the qualifying period is from Thursday, January 1, 2015 through Sunday, June 26, 2016. The qualifying performance for the men's 50km Race Walk must be attained between Sunday November 24, 2013 and Sunday, January 31, 2016.

Full-session tickets for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field are still available at TrackTown16.com.

Standards - 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field

Men Women

Automatic Field Size & Rounds Event Automatic Field Size & Rounds

10.16 (32-3) 100m 11.32 (32-3)

20.50 (30-3) 200m 23.20 (30-3)

45.40 (28-3) 400m 52.20 (28-3)

1:46.00 (32-3) 800m 2:03.00 (32-3)

3:38.00 (30-3) 1500m 4:09.50 (30-3)

13:28.00 (24-2) 5000m 15:25.00 (24-2)

28:15.00 (24-1) 10k 32:25.00 (24-1)

1:36:00 (15-1) 20k RW 1:48:00 (15-1)

5:15:00 (15-1) 50k RW

13.52 (32-3) 110m/100m Hurdles 13.00 (32-3)

49.50 (28-3) 400m Hurdles 56.95 (28-3)

8:32.00 (24-2) 3000m SC 9:53.00 (24-2)

2.28m (24-2) High Jump 1.85m (24-2)

5.65m (24-2) Pole Vault 4.40m (24-2)

8.05m (24-2) Long Jump 6.50m (24-2)

16.66m (24-2) Triple Jump 13.40m (24-2)

20.50m (24-2) Shot Put 17.60m (24-2)

62.00m (24-2) Discus Throw 57.00m (24-2)

72.00m (24-2) Hammer Throw 67.00m (24-2)

77.00m (24-2) Javelin Throw 54.00m (24-2)

7900 (18) Dec/Hept 5900 (18)

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