USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Current season or competition:
2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Athletics pictogram.svg
Sport Track and field
Founded 1980
Country(ies) United States
Related competitions U.S. Olympic Trials
Official website USATF Official website

The USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships is an annual track and field competition organized by USA Track & Field, which serves as the American national championships for the sport. In years which feature a Summer Olympics or a World Championships in Athletics, the championships serve as a way of selecting the best athletes for those competitions.

Contents

History

The history of the competition starts in 1876, when the New York Athletic Club (NYAC) decided to organize a national championships.[1] Having previously held the NYAC Spring and Fall Games, the seventh edition of the Fall Games became the country's first national track and field championships. The National Association of Amateur Athletes of America (NAAAA), began sponsoring the meeting in 1879, and organised the championships up to 1887. At this point, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), a more powerful athletic organisation, began to hold their own version of the national championships. Two national championships were held in 1888, but the NAAAA disbanded after this. The AAU was the sole organizer of the event for the next ninety years.[1]

As a result of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, the AAU no longer had power over Olympic sports in the United States. A spin-off group, The Athletics Congress, held its first national track and field championships in 1980. The Athletics Congress was renamed USA Track & Field in 1993, and they have organized the annual championships ever since.[1]

Events

The following athletics events feature on the national championships' program:

  • Sprint: 100 m, 200 m, 400 m
  • Middle distance track events: 800 m, 1500 m
  • Long distance track events: 5000 m, 10,000 m
  • Hurdles: 100 m hurdles, 110 m hurdles, 400 m hurdles, 3000 m steeplechase
  • Jumps: long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault
  • Throws: shot put, discus, hammer, javelin
  • Combined events: heptathlon, decathlon
  • Walks: 20 km walk (road) / 20000 m walk (track)

Editions

Hayward Field hosted the most recent edition of the championships.
The Cobb Track and Angell Field stadium has played host to the championships on two occasions.
Edition Venue[2] Stadium Date
2011 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field, University of Oregon June 23-June 26, 2011
2010 Des Moines, Iowa Drake Stadium, Drake University June 23-27, 2010
2009 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field, University of Oregon June 25-28, 2009
2008 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field, University of Oregon June 27-July 6, 2008
2007 Indianapolis, Indiana IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium June 20-24, 2007
2006 Indianapolis, Indiana IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium June 21-25, 2006
2005 Carson, California The Home Depot Center June 23-26, 2005
2004 Sacramento, California Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex Hornet Stadium, California State University July 9-18, 2004
2003 Palo Alto, California Cobb Track & Angell Field, Stanford University June 19-22, 2003
2002 Palo Alto, California Cobb Track & Angell Field, Stanford University June 21-23, 2002
2001 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field, University of Oregon June 21-24, 2001
2000 Sacramento, California Hornet Stadium, California State University July 14-23, 2000
1999 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field, University of Oregon June 24-27, 1999
1998 New Orleans, Louisiana Tad Gormley Stadium
1997 Indianapolis, Indiana IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium
1996 Atlanta, Georgia Centennial Olympic Stadium
1995 Sacramento, California Hornet Stadium, California State University
1994 Knoxville, Tennessee
1993 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field, University of Oregon
The Athletics Congress of the USA
1992 New Orleans, Louisiana Tad Gormley Stadium
1991 New York, New York
1990 Norwalk, California Cerritos College
1989 Houston, Texas
1988 Tampa, Florida
1987 San Jose, California San Jose City College
1986 Eugene, Oregon Hayward Field, University of Oregon
1985 Indianapolis, Indiana IUPUI Track and Soccer Stadium
1984 San Jose, California San Jose City College
1983 Indianapolis, Indiana IUPUI Track and Soccer Stadium
1982 Knoxville, Tennessee
1981 Sacramento, California Charles C. Hughes Stadium Sacramento City College
1980 Walnut, California Hilmer Lodge Stadium Mt. San Antonio College
Amateur Athletic Union
1979 Walnut, California Hilmer Lodge Stadium Mt. San Antonio College

Records

Championships records[3]
Event Men Women
Athlete Record Date Ref Video Athlete Record Date Ref Video
100 m Tyson Gay 9.84 (-0.5 m/s) 2007 [4] Marion Jones 10.72
200 m Tyson Gay 19.62 (-0.3 m/s) 2007 Evelyn Ashford 21.88
400 m Michael Johnson 43.44 Sanya Richards 49.27
800 m Rick Wohlhuter 1:43.9 Meredith Rainey 1:57.04
1500 m Alan Webb 3:34.82 [5] Regina Jacobs 4:01.01
3000 m - - Mary Decker 8:38.36
5000 m Tim Broe 13:12.76 Regina Jacobs 14:45.35
10000 m Mebrahtom Keflezighi 27:36.49 Shalane Flanagan 30:59.97 23 June 2011 [6][7] [1]
100 m hurdles Gail Devers 12.33
110 m hurdles Allen Johnson 12.92
400 m hurdles Bryan Bronson 47.03 Sheena Johnson 52.95
3000 m steeplechase Daniel Lincoln 8:15.12 Anna Willard 9:27.59 [8]
High jump Jesse Williams 2.37 m 26 June 2011 [9] [2] Chaunte Howard 2.05 m 26 June 2010 [10]
Pole vault Jeff Hartwig 6.02 m Jennifer Stuczynski 4.92 m [11]
Long jump Carl Lewis 8.79 m Brittney Reese 7.19 m (+1.8 m/s) 26 June 2011 [12]
Triple jump Willie Banks 17.97 m Tiombe Hurd 14.45 m
Shot put Adam Nelson 22.22 m Michelle Carter 19.86 m 23 June 2011 [13][14]
Discus throw John Powell 71.26 m Ria Stalman 67.58 m
Hammer throw Lance Deal 82.50 m Erin Gilreath 73.87 m
Javelin throw Breaux Greer 91.29 m [15] Kara Patterson 66.67 m 25 June 2010 [16]
Decathlon
Heptathlon
Bryan Clay 8832 pts [17] Jackie Joyner-Kersee 6979 pts
20000 m walk (track) Trevor Barron 1:23:25.10 26 June 2011 [18] Teresa Vaill 1:33:28.15 2005 [19]
20 km walk (road) Curt Clausen 1:23:34 Michelle Rohl 1:32:39 2000 [20]

See also

  • United States Olympic Trials (track and field)

References

  1. ^ a b c The United States' National Championships In Track & Field Athletics: Introduction. Track and Field News. Retrieved on 2009-09-19.
  2. ^ http://www.usatf.org/statistics/champions/USAOutdoorTF/sites.asp USATF National Championships sites
  3. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Records. USATF (2007-01-01). Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  4. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Men's 100 m.USATF. Retrieved on 2009-09-28.
  5. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Men's 1,500 m. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-09-28.
  6. ^ Kirby Lee (24 June 2011). "Carter prevails in epic women's Shot Put battle in Eugene - USA champs, Day 1". IAAF. http://www.iaaf.org/WCH11/news/newsid=60375.html. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "10000 Metres Results". www.flashresults.com. 23 June 2011. http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/outdoor/06-23-USAChamps/Results14-1.htm. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  8. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Women's 3,000 m Steeplechase. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-09-28.
  9. ^ "High Jump Results". www.flashresults.com. 26 June 2011. http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/outdoor/06-23-USAChamps/Results23-1.htm. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Parker Morse (2010-06-27). "Lowe jumps 2.05m, wins over Iowa: USATF Nationals Day 3". IAAF. http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=57165.html. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  11. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Women's Pole Vault. USATF. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  12. ^ "Long Jump Results". www.flashresults.com. 26 June 2011. http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/outdoor/06-23-USAChamps/Results28-1.htm. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  13. ^ Kirby Lee (24 June 2011). "Carter prevails in epic women's Shot Put battle in Eugene - USA champs, Day 1". IAAF. http://www.iaaf.org/WCH11/news/newsid=60375.html. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Shot Put Results". www.flashresults.com. 23 June 2011. http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/outdoor/06-23-USAChamps/Results32-1.htm. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  15. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Men's Javelin Throw. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-09-28.
  16. ^ Parker Morse (2010-06-26). "Patterson, Felix steal the show: USATF Nationals, Day 1 & 2". IAAF. http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=57147.html. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  17. ^ USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Men's Decathlon. USATF. Retrieved on 2009-09-28.
  18. ^ "20000 Metres Race Walk Results". www.flashresults.com. 26 June 2011. http://www.flashresults.com/2011_Meets/outdoor/06-23-USAChamps/Results21-1.htm. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Women's 20 km Race Walk". USATF. http://www.usatf.org/statistics/champions/USAOutdoorTF/women/w20kmRW.asp. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  20. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions Women's 20 km Race Walk". USATF. http://www.usatf.org/statistics/champions/USAOutdoorTF/women/w20kmRW.asp. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 

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