2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
DatesJune 25–28
Host cityEugene, Oregon, United States
VenueHayward Field, University of Oregon
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
Events40 (men: 20; women: 20)

The 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held at Hayward Field, University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Organized by USA Track and Field, the four-day competition took place June 25–28 and served as the national championships in track and field for the United States. The event was held in conjunction with the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships.[1][2]

Schedule

Event schedule
Day Events
June 25 Decathlon (day 1), 800 m heats (men and women), triple jump final (women), 400 m heats (men and women), 1500 m heats (men), javelin final (men), hammer throw (men), discus throw final (men), shot put (women), 400 m hurdles heats (men), 100 m heats (men and women), steeplechase heats (women), 10,000 meters final (men and women)
June 26 Decathlon (day 2), 100 m hurdles heats (women), 100 m semi-finals and finals (men and women), triple jump final (women), javelin final (women), high jump final (men), steeplechase heats (men), 1500 m heats (women), 400 m semi-finals (men and women), 800 m semi-finals (men and women)
June 27 Heptathlon (day 1), hammer throw final (women), pole vault final (men), long jump final (women), discus throw final (women), 100 m hurdles semi-finals and finals (women), 200 m heats (men and women), 110 m hurdles heats (men), 400 m hurdles semi-finals (women), 400 m hurdles final (men), steeplechase final (women), 1500 m final (men), 400 m final (men and women)
June 28 20 km walk final (men and women), 5000 m final (men and women), heptathlon (day 2), 200 m semi-finals and finals (men and women), pole vault final (women), high jump final (women), triple jump final (men), shot put (men), 110 m hurdles semi-finals and final (men), 400 m hurdles final (women), 800 m final (men and women), steeplechase final (men), 1500 m final (women)

Men's results

Key:  Not yet selected in respective event because the athlete has not achieved the required qualifying standard. However, athletes can still pursue standards following this meet and still make the team provided they attain it before the August 10 cutoff date.

Men track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters[a] +0.0 Tyson Gay 9.87 Trayvon Bromell 9.96 Michael Rodgers 9.97
200 meters +0.4 Justin Gatlin 19.57 Isiah Young 19.93 Wallace Spearmon 20.10
400 meters[g] David Verburg 44.63 LaShawn Merritt 44.66 Vernon Norwood 44.80
800 meters Nicholas Symmonds 1:44.53 Erik Sowinski 1:44.84 Casimir Loxsom 1:45.35
1500 meters[h] Matthew Centrowitz 3:37.25 Robby Andrews 3:38.75 Leonel Manzano 3:38.76[3]
5000 meters[n] Ryan Hill 13:50.69 Benjamin True 13:51.09[4] Galen Rupp 13:51.54
10,000 meters Galen Rupp 28:11.61 Benjamin True 28:14.26 Hassan Mead 28:16.54
110 m hurdles[o] +0.4 David Oliver 13.04 Ronnie Ash 13.13 Aries Merritt 13.19
400 m hurdles Bershawn Jackson 48.29 Johnny Dutch 48.43 Kerron Clement 48.44
3000 m steeplechase Evan Jager 8:12.29 Donald Cabral 8:13.37 Daniel Huling 8:14.11
20 kilometers walk John Nunn 1:28:39.48 Nick Christie 1:30:51.69 Patrick Stroupe 1:31:28.34

Men field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Erik Kynard 2.37 m (7 ft 9+14 in) JaCorian Duffield 2.34 m (7 ft 8 in) Jesse Williams 2.31 m (7 ft 6+34 in)
Pole vault Sam Kendricks 5.75m (18-10¼ ) Brad Walker 5.60m (18-4½ ) Jacob Blankenship 5.60m (18-4½ )
Long jump Marquis Dendy 8.68 m (28 ft 5+12 in)w
(wind: +3.7 m/s)
Jeffery Henderson 8.44 m (27 ft 8+14 in) -0.3 Michael Hartfield 8.42 m (27 ft 7+14 in)w
(wind: +2.5 m/s)
Triple jump Omar Craddock 17.53m (57-6¼ ) +1.0 Will Claye 17.48m (57-4¼ ) +0.5 Marquis Dendy 17.23m (56-6½ ) +1.0
Shot put Joe Kovacs 21.84m (71-8 ) Christian Cantwell 21.64m (71-0 ) Jordan Clarke 21.49m (70-6¼ )
Discus throw [b] Jared Schuurmans 64.64 m (212 ft 34 in) Russell Winger 64.34 m (211 ft 1 in) Andrew Evans 63.67 m (208 ft 10+12 in)
Hammer throw Kibwe Johnson 76.95 m (252 ft 5+12 in) Conor McCullough 76.09 m (249 ft 7+12 in) A.G. Kruger 76.01 m (249 ft 4+12 in)
Javelin throw [c] Sean Furey 83.08 m (272 ft 6+34 in) Riley Dolezal 80.75 m (264 ft 11 in) Samuel Crouser 75.93 m (249 ft 1+14 in)
Decathlon Trey Hardee 8725 pts Jeremy Taiwo 8264 pts Zach Ziemek 8107 pts

Notes

a Remontay McClain 9.82 (+4.9) in the heats; Bromell 9.76 (+3.7), Gay 9.79 (+3.0) in semis
b Winger and Evans had not yet achieved the qualifying standard of 65.00 m. Fourth place Rodney Brown threw 65.04 at the Penn Relays on April 18 and seventh place Chase Madison threw 65.42 on the same day in Rock Island, Illinois. Though neither Winger or Evans reached the standard, Winger qualified for the World Championships by winning the NACAC Championship; Brown will take the third entry into the world championships.[5]
c Dolezal and Crouser had not yet achieved the qualifying standard of 82.00 m. Crouser threw 83.33 m in Portland, Oregon on August 1.[6] Dolezal did not meet the standard, but qualified by winning the NACAC championship.[7] Fourth place Tim Glover, who threw 84.09 m on April 11, would have been the next in line to qualify.
g Because Merritt already has a bye (doubly so), 4th place finisher Bryshon Nellum 45.18 is likely to get the third US entry into the World Championships
h Of the top 3, only Centrowitz had reached the qualifying standard (3:36.20, or 3:53.30 in the mile) before the National Championships. Andrews ran 3:35.82 in Portland, Oregon on July 2; Manzano ran 3:36.16 in Monaco on July 17.
n True, who also qualified in the 10,000 m, had not achieved the qualification standard of 13:23 before the USATF Championships. He ran 13:06.15 in Heusden-Zolder on July 18.
o Since Oliver already holds a bye into the world championships, 4th place finisher Aleec Harris (13.241, .005 ahead of Jeffrey Porter) is likely to get the third US entry into the World Championships.

Women's results

Key:  Not yet selected in respective event because the athlete has not achieved the required qualifying standard. However, athletes can still pursue standards following this meet and still make the team provided they attain it before the August 10 cutoff date.

Women track events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 meters[d] +1.2 Tori Bowie 10.81 English Gardner 10.86 Jasmine Todd 10.92
200 meters +0.4 Jenna Prandini 22.20 Candyce McGrone 22.38 Jeneba Tarmoh 22.44
400 meters Allyson Felix 50.19 Natasha Hastings 50.25 Phyllis Francis 50.67
800 meters Alysia Montano 1:59.15 Brenda Martinez 1:59.71 Ajee' Wilson 2:00.05
1500 meters[l] Jennifer Simpson 4:14.86 Shannon Rowbury 4:14.99 Kerri Gallagher 4:15.81
5000 meters Nicole Tully 15:06.44 Marielle Hall 15:06.45 Abbey D'Agostino 15:06.59
10,000 meters Molly Huddle 31:39.20 Shalane Flanagan 31:42.29 Emily Infeld 31:42.60
100 m hurdles[p] -0.1 Dawn Harper-Nelson 12.55 Keni Harrison 12.56 Sharika Nelvis 12.59
400 m hurdles Shamier Little 53.83 Cassandra Tate 54.01 Kori Carter 54.41
3000 m s'chase Emma Coburn 9:15.59 Stephanie Garcia 9:23.48 Colleen Quigley 9:24.92
20 kilometers walk[m] Miranda Melville 1:36:33.99 Maria Michta-Coffey 1:38:45.92 Katie Burnett 1:40:00.57

Women field events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump[k] Chaunte Lowe 1.91m (6-3¼ ) Elizabeth Patterson 1.88m (6-2 ) Amy Acuff 1.88m (6-2 )
Pole vault Jennifer Suhr 4.82m (15-9¾ ) Sandi Morris 4.65m (15-3 ) Demi Payne 4.60m (15-1 )
Long jump[j] Tianna Bartoletta 7.12m (23-4½ ) -0.4 Brittney Reese 6.97m (22-10½ ) -0.1 Janay DeLoach 6.95m (22-9¾ ) +1.1
Triple jump[e] Christina Epps 14.09 m (46 ft 2+12 in) April Sinkler 13.83 m (45 ft 4+14 in) Keturah Orji 13.81 m (45 ft 3+12 in)
Shot put Michelle Carter 20.02 m (65 ft 8 in) Tia Brooks 18.93 m (62 ft 1+14 in) Jeneva Stevens 18.84 m (61 ft 9+12 in)
Discus throw Gia Lewis-Smallwood 63.09m (207-0 ) Whitney Ashley 62.21m (204-1 ) Shelbi Vaughan 60.76m (199-4 )
Hammer throw Amber Campbell 72.36m (237-5 ) DeAnna Price 72.30m (237-2 ) Amanda Bingson 70.60m (231-7 )
Javelin throw[f] Kara Winger 64.94 m (213 ft 12 in) Brittany Borman 61.80 m (202 ft 9 in) Hannah Carson 59.57 m (195 ft 5+14 in)
Heptathlon Barbara Nwaba 6500 Sharon Day-Monroe 6458 Erica Bougard 6288

Notes

  • d Bowie 10.72 and Carmelita Jeter 10.76 (both +3.2); Gardner 10.79 (+1.5) in semis. Gardner moves to a tie for #14 on the all-time list
  • e As of the National Championships, no American has achieved the 14.20 m qualification standard. Orji, with a 14.15 set two weeks earlier at the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships was ranked the highest worldwide (18th) and might be invited to fill out the world championship field if none of these athletes are able to achieve the standard by August 10. Epps, ranked 21st globally, also has an outside chance.
f Carson did not meet the qualifying standard of 61.00 m, nor did any other Americans. Consequently, only two Americans were named to the team in this event.
j Since Reese already held a bye into the world championships, Jasmine Todd, who placed 4th with 6.84m (22-5¼ ) +1.2, got the third US entry into the World Championships. Todd also qualified in the 100 meters.
k None of the finalists had achieved the qualifying standard of 1.94m by the time of the National Championships. The only American to achieve the standard is high schooler Vashti Cunningham who entered and won the Junior National Championship.
l Since Simpson held a bye into the world championships, 4th place finisher Lauren Johnson (4:16.08) also qualified for the World Championships. At the end of the championships, neither Kerri Gallagher or Johnson had run a qualifying time, but both of them met the standard later; Gallagher ran 4:03.56 in Lignano on July 7 to qualify for world championships,[8] while Johnson ran 4:04.17 in Heusden-Zolder on July 18.
m Melville and Michta are the only Americans to achieve the qualifying standard before the National Championships
p Nelvis 12.34 (+1.9) in the prelims puts her as #7 on the all time list

Qualification

The 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships serve as the qualification meet for United States representatives in international competitions, including the 2015 World Championships in Athletics. In order to be entered, athletes need to achieve a qualifying standard mark and place in the top 3 in their event. The United States team, as managed by USATF can also bring a qualified back up athlete in case one of the team members is unable to perform. Area champions (meaning, for North American athletes, gold medalists at the 2015 NACAC Championships) did not need to meet the qualifying standard; NACAC conducted its championships three weeks before the World Championships, thus providing one additional opportunity for qualification.

Additionally, defending World Champions and 2014 Diamond League Champion received byes into the World Championships.

The athletes eligible for a bye are:

Defending World Champions

Diamond League Champions

Not eligible for a bye because the Diamond League Champion cannot displace a World Champion

Both qualified by winning their respective events in the championships.


References

Results

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