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Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:17 am

I will attempt to keep this up to date as to the qualifying rules and who is qualified.

First, you need to qualify for the Olympic Trials.

There is an Olympic Trials A standard and a B standard*.
Men: 5.70/5.50
Women: 4.50/4.30

As best I can interpret the rules (will update if I get any clarification) outdoor PV marks are good from 5/1/11-6/17/12. Indoor marks are good from 1/1/12-6/17/12.

Athletes with the A standard automatically get to compete. Athletes with the B standard are selected until the field is full. The field size for the men's and women's pole vault has been set at APPROXIMATELY 24 athletes. This is not a minimum size. If there are 22 men at 5.51+ and 6 men at 5.50, they can exclude all of the 5.50 men if they choose. They have been known to take athletes who are below the B standard if there are less than the field size. NO GUARANTEES though, and this is unlikely to happen in an Olympic Year.

*The following types of athletes automatically qualify for the Trials:
(a) During the current or four previous calendar years, earned an individual
medal in track and field in an Olympic Games or in an IAAF World Indoor
or Outdoor Championship.
(b) Is the reigning USA Indoor or Outdoor champion.
(c) Has a World or Olympic ‘A’ Standard that would apply to the current
championship team selection.
(d) Finish as one of the top three at the preceding year’s corresponding national
championship (Indoor qualifies for Indoor, Outdoor qualifies for
Outdoor).

This means the following people are automatically qualified:
Men: Derek Miles (USATF Champ, OG A standard), Jeremy Scott (USATF #2, OG A standard), Nick Mossberg (USATF #3), Mark Hollis (USATF Indoor Champ), Brad Walker (OG A standard)
Women: Jenn Suhr (many reasons), Chelsea Johnson (09 WC silver, has since retired), Kylie Hutson (USATF #1), Lacy Janson (USATF #3), Mary Saxer (OG A Standard), Becky Holliday (OG A Standard)

More info here: http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/Olympi ... ndards.asp



So you've qualified to the Olympic Trials. Congratulations! Now to make the team…

There are separate Olympic Games A/B standards:
Men: 5.72/5.60
Women: 4.50/4.40

The team makeup is different than Worlds. There are no A/B combos. You can take A or AA or AAA or B. If you take AAA, the alternate has to have an A as well.

The qualifying window is 5/1/11-the Trials. USATF will NOT allow any mark chasing.

I assume they will go by order of finish at the Olympic Trials and will fill the fields as best they can. There are already 3 or more men and women with the A standard, so the B standard doesn't matter, there's basically no chance a B standard athlete will make the team in the pole vault.


More info here: http://www.usatf.org/events/2012/Olympi ... ndards.asp

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:01 pm

Last updated 6/19/12

Who has achieved qualifying marks for the Olympic Trials:

Name, Club/Sponsor, Qualifying Mark, 2012 best

Bold means they have entered into the Trials via the USATF website.

Men
Auto qualifiers
Brad Walker, Nike, 5.86, 5.86
Jeremy Scott, Nike, 5.80, 5.42
Derek Miles, Nike, 5.72, 5.60
Andrew Irwin, Arkansas, 5.72, 5.72
Jack Whitt, Oral Roberts, 5.72, 5.72
Jordan Scott, Power Bar, 5.72, 5.72
Mark Hollis, Nike, 5.63, 5.63
Nick Mossberg, Una, 5.54, 5.40

Provisional Qualifiers
Scott Roth, Unattached, 5.60, 5.60
Rory Quiller, Unattached, 5.60, 5.60
Chris Swanson, Victory Athletics, 5.60, 5.60 (haven't seen official results yet)
Michael Woepse, UCLA, 5.55, 5.55
Paul Litchfield, Unattached, 5.55, 5.55
Nikita Kirillov, Georgia Tech, 5.54, 5.54
Jason Colwick, Unattached, 5.53, 5.53
Logan Cunningham, Texas State, 5.53, 5.53
Cale Simmons, Air Force, 5.53, 5.53
Mike Arnold, Idaho State, 5.53, 5.53
Nick Frawley, Air Force Elite, 5.53, 5.53
Maston Wallace, Unattached, 5.53, 5.53 - Did not enter
Dustin Deleo, Unattached, 5.53, 5.53
Jacob Pauli, Unattached, 5.53, 5.53 (haven't seen results}
Levi Keller, Unattached, 5.52, 5.52
Seth Arnold, Houston, 5.51, 5.51
Darren Neidermeyer, Jump High AC, 5.51, 5.51 (haven't seen results)
Tyler Wallace, Long Beach St, 5.50, 5.23
Jeff Coover, Brooks/Team Indiana Elite, 5.50, 5.40
Mitch Greeley, Unattached, 5.50, 5.45
Victor Weirich, BYU, 5.50, 5.50
Derick Hinch, Arizona State, 5.50, 5.50
Sam Kendricks, Mississippi, 5.50, 5.50




Women
Auto Qualifiers
Jenn Suhr, adidas, 4.91, 4.88
Kylie Hutson, Nike, 4.65, 4.52
Lacy Janson, Nike, 4.65, 4.65
Mary Saxer, Nike/NYAC, 4.62, 4.62
Becky Holliday, Una, 4.57, 4.57
Shade Weygandt, Texas Tech, 4.50, 4.50 - Did not enter
Katy Viuf, Unattached, 4.50, 4.50
April Steiner Bennett, Una, 4.50, 4.50
Chelsea Johnson (retired)

Provisional Qualifiers
Melissa Gergel, Una, 4.46, 4.46
Morgann Leleux, Georgia, 4.44, 4.44
Janice Keppler, Una, 4.42, 4.42
Samantha Sonnenberg, Una, 4.40, 4.40
Bethany Buell, South Dakota, 4.40, 4.40
Angie Rummans, Unattached, 4.40, 4.40 (I still have not seen these results)
April Kubishta, Unattached, 4.40, 4.40
Logan Miller, Washington, 4.38, 4.38
Tara Diebold, Arkansas, 4.37, 4.37 - Did not enter
Vera Neuenswander, Una, 4.37, 4.37
Melinda Owen, CV Elite, 4.37, 4.37
Megan Jamerson, Unattached, 4.36, 4.36
Allison Stokke, Unattached, 4.36, 4.36 - Mark has not been accepted yet, probably some question about the legitimacy of running two sections in the same day with the same competitors. The sport committees have a lot of discretion about whether or not they accept marks from a meet.
Brysun Stately, Ultimate AC, 4.36, 4.36
Katie (Stripling) Tannehill, 4.36, 4.36
Leslie Brost, NDSU, 4.35, 4.35
Joanna Wright, Una, 4.35, 4.35 - Did not enter
Alexandra Acker, Oklahoma, 4.35, 4.35
Kat Majester, Una, 4.35, 4.35
Stephanie Richartz, Illinois, 4.34, 4.34
Natalie Willer, Nebraska, 4.33, 4.00 - Did not enter
Emily Grove, South Dakota, 4.32, 4.32
Jade Riebold, Eastern Illinois, 4.31, 4.31
Katelin Rains, Una, 4.31, 4.31
Kelsie Ahbe, Indiana, 4.30, 4.25 - Did not enter
Kaitlin Petrillose, Una, 4.30, 4.30 - Did not enter
Christen Botteron-Gunther, BYU, 4.30, 4.30 - Did not enter
Rachel Laurent, LSU, 4.30, 4.30 - Did not enter
Mandissa Marshall, George Mason, 4.30, 4.30
Jenny Soceka, Unattached, 4.30, 4.30 - Did not enter
Shaylah Simpson, Arizona State, 4.30, 4.30 - Did not enter



Who has the 2012 Olympic Games A Standard

Men
Brad Walker 5.84 (6/16/11)
Jeremy Scott 5.80i (8/10/11)
Derek Miles 5.72 (7/27/11)
Andrew Irwin 5.72 (5/13/12)
Jack Whitt 5.72i (6/2/12)
Jordan Scott 5.72 (6/9/12)

Women
Jenn Suhr 4.91 (7/26/11)
Kylie Hutson 4.65 (6/26/11)
Mary Saxer 4.60 (7/9/11)
Becky Holliday 4.55 (6/16/11)
Lacy Janson 4.50 (6/26/11)
Shade Weygandt 4.50 (5/5/12)
Katy Viuf 4.50 (5/10/12)
April Steiner-Bennett 4.50 (5/17/12)

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby reggiepv » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:37 pm

"(d) Finish as one of the top three at the preceding year’s corresponding national
championship (Indoor qualifies for Indoor, Outdoor qualifies for
Outdoor)."

Indoor qualifies for Indoor?

Is there some mix-up here with World Championships?

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:11 pm

reggiepv wrote:"(d) Finish as one of the top three at the preceding year’s corresponding national
championship (Indoor qualifies for Indoor, Outdoor qualifies for
Outdoor)."

Indoor qualifies for Indoor?

Is there some mix-up here with World Championships?



I'm quoting from the USATF Rule Book, not the meet entry guidelines. The meet entry page just refers to Rule 8, so I copied and pasted the actual rule, which applies to more than just the Trials.

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby wtfisup » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:31 am

I recently spoke with Mitch through the postal service. He is not seeking citizenship at the moment and is in Switzerland under political asylum. He wasn’t sure if he would be able to make it back to the States for the trials (said it was “complicated”) but stated he still wears the ole red white and blue undershorts.
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Unread postby EuroPV » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:04 am

Apparently he is now also into wingsuit flying. There are a lot of places in Switzerland where you can do this. A friend of mine posted a video where you can see him getting ready for the Swiss Alps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5cdizadJic

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Unread postby airstryke4life » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:31 pm

I heard Mitch is enrolled in the Swiss Military Helicopter training school

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:35 pm

Added Victor Weirich and Andrew Irwin to the list, and updated 2012 marks for a few people.

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby bjvando » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:08 pm

Any updates to the trials coverage?

Also- how often do they update the marks on the USATF rankings? http://usatf.org/statistics/topMarks/20 ... r-Men.aspx

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:02 am

bjvando wrote:Any updates to the trials coverage?

Also- how often do they update the marks on the USATF rankings? http://usatf.org/statistics/topMarks/20 ... r-Men.aspx

thanks!


Sure, I will try to update the list.

The USATF lists say they were updated 4/12/12, so if you know of a mark earlier than that, you should email stats@usatf.org

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:01 pm

Updated 4/23! Please let me know if I am missing anything.

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Re: Everything Olympic Trials

Unread postby reggiepv » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:38 pm

what is "mark chasing" ?


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