U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow


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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby 18.99s » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:25 am

I see the Olympics qualifying period started in May of the previous year, so that included the previous Worlds and national trials (for countries that have one). What's the deal with narrowing it to October for 2011 and 2013? That effectively narrows the window down to May-July of the same year for events that aren't done indoors, unless you're in Australia, NZ or South Africa.
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby az2004 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:37 am

gh wrote:
tandfman wrote:
az2004 wrote:so if I get this right, neely spence gets an a qual for the 10k in Moscow

does she still have to do des moisnes?? to get to go to moscow

Yes. Even the wild cards have to do Des Moines.


To clarify, Spence doesn't have a wild card. A wild card allows a nation to enter a 4th. What she has is a A-qualifier status without having run an A-time (the XC finish being considered equivalent). So not only does she have to run in Des Moines, she has to finish high enough in the race to make the team.

wild card people have a free pass from the IAAF to go "directly" to the Worlds, but the national federation reserves the right to control whether or not they get named. USATF rules are that you have to compete in the nationals to become the fourth person. But you don't have to make the final, and you don't even have to run your regular event. (so Trey Hardee simply needs to run the hurdles to make the decathlon team, for example)


hastings bawcon uhl have a standard, so I presume spence needs to beat those 3 in the 10 k in des moines to claim her A option in the 10k

otherwise run the 5k and get the a there

this is getting too confusing for me
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby gh » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:35 am

After tomorrow night at Stanford I'm sure she'll have even more people she needs to beat in Des Moines
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby az2004 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:25 am

and when the10k gets run in des moines in june, than should be a tough race

I wonder how this will play out add in the 5k to the mix
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby tandfman » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:06 pm

18.99s wrote:I see the Olympics qualifying period started in May of the previous year, so that included the previous Worlds and national trials (for countries that have one). What's the deal with narrowing it to October for 2011 and 2013? That effectively narrows the window down to May-July of the same year for events that aren't done indoors, unless you're in Australia, NZ or South Africa.

The IOC's entry deadline for the 2012 Olympics was in early July, significantly earlier than the final deadlines for the '11 and '13 World Championships.
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby gh » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:43 am

which is perfectly wonderful if your nationals runs up against the far end of the deadline. The U.S. meet does not, and U.S. athletes (and a few others) are at a decided disadvantage to their European counterparts. For the great majority of Americans, the window now closes in the middle of June (or, more practically, early June). And just wasn't open long enough.
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby gh » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:01 pm

latest lists now posted to front page (still not a lot to write home about)
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby 26mi235 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:52 pm

tandfman wrote:
26mi235 wrote:B can go if they finish ahead of the third A; but cannot go as a wild card.

Why not? A wild card doesn't need a standard.


The term was probably wrong, but they used something like that for the alternate. That is, if I remember correctly, they will not designate an alternate that only has the "B".
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Re: U.S. A/B qualifiers for Moscow

Postby gh » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:53 am

latest list now posted to front page
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