|2017 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships|
|Host city||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Venue||Hornet Stadium, California State University, Sacramento|
|Events||40 (men: 20; women: 20)|
The 2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships were held at Hornet Stadium on the campus of California State University, Sacramento in Sacramento, California. Organized by USA Track & Field, the four-day competition took place June 22–25 and served as the national championships in track and field for the United States. The event was held in conjunction with the USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships.
The 50 kilometers race walk was held January 28 at Santee, California. While no men were able to make the 4:06 qualifying standard, two women were able to achieve their 4:30 qualifying time, with Katie Burnett walking faster than the second place man. The other qualifier was former world record holder Erin Taylor-Talcott. 2017 is the first year the women will be allowed to race that distance at the world championships.
|June 22||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 23||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 24||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 25||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)|
Key: qualifying standard. However, athletes can still pursue standards following this meet and still make the team provided they attain it before the July 23 cutoff date.. Not yet selected in respective event because the athlete has not achieved the required
Men track events
Men field events
|High jump[c]||Bryan McBride||2.30 m (7 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Ricky Robertson||2.30 m (7 ft 6+1⁄2 in)||Erik Kynard||2.27 m (7 ft 5+1⁄4 in)|
|Pole vault||Sam Kendricks||6.00 m (19 ft 8 in)||Andrew Irwin||5.75 m (18 ft 10+1⁄4 in)||Chris Nilsen||5.75 m (18 ft 10+1⁄4 in)|
|Long jump[f]||Jarrion Lawson||8.49 m (27 ft 10+1⁄4 in)w
+3.7 (8.27 +1.4)
|Marquis Dendy||8.39 m (27 ft 6+1⁄4 in)w
+3.1 (8.18 +1.8)
|Damarcus Simpson≠||8.36 m (27 ft 5 in)w|
|Triple jump||Will Claye||17.91 m (58 ft 9 in) +0.9||Chris Benard||17.48 m (57 ft 4 in) +0.0||Donald Scott||17.25 m (56 ft 7 in) +1.1|
|Shot put[a]||Ryan Crouser||22.65 m (74 ft 3+1⁄2 in) CR||Joe Kovacs||22.35 m (73 ft 3+3⁄4 in)||Ryan Whiting||21.54 m (70 ft 8 in)|
|Discus throw||Mason Finley||63.03 m (206 ft 9+1⁄4 in)||Andrew Evans||62.57 m (205 ft 3+1⁄4 in)||Rodney Brown||60.87 m (199 ft 8+1⁄4 in)|
|Hammer throw[g]||Alex Young≠||73.75 m (241 ft 11+1⁄2 in)||Johnnie Jackson≠||71.69 m (235 ft 2+1⁄4 in)||Sean Donnelly≠||70.30 m (230 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|Javelin throw||Riley Dolezal≠||81.77 m (268 ft 3+1⁄4 in)||Cyrus Hostetler||79.71 m (261 ft 6 in)||Michael Shuey≠||77.94 m (255 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|Decathlon||Trey Hardee||8225||Zach Ziemek||8155||Devon Williams||8131|
- a Since Joe Kovacs receives a bye, Darrell Hill will also represent USA at the World Championships
- c Since Erik Kynard receives a bye, Jeron Robinson will also represent USA at the World Championships
- e Since Damarcus Simpson did not make the qualifying standard by the deadline, 5th place Jeff Henderson will represent USA at the World Championships
- g No American made the qualifying standard, but Rudy Winkler was ranked =#31 in the world on the deadline date and eventually was invited along with Alex Young and Kibwé Johnson to represent USA at the World Championships
Key: qualifying standard. However, athletes can still pursue standards following this meet and still make the team provided they attain it before the July 25 cutoff date.. Not yet selected in respective event because the athlete has not achieved the required
Women track events
Women field events
|High jump||Vashti Cunningham||1.99 m (6 ft 6+1⁄4 in) AJR||Liz Patterson||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)||Inika Mcpherson||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Pole vault||Sandi Morris||4.80 m (15 ft 8+3⁄4 in)||Jenn Suhr||4.65 m (15 ft 3 in)||Emily Grove
|4.55 m (14 ft 11 in)|
|Long jump[b]||Tianna Bartoletta||7.05 m (23 ft 1+1⁄2 in)w
+3.0 (7.01 +0.5 +1.3)
|Brittney Reese||6.98 m (22 ft 10+3⁄4 in)w
+2.1 (6.86 -0.6)
|Sha'Keela Saunders||6.92 m (22 ft 8+1⁄4 in)w|
+3.0 (6.77 -0.8)
|Triple jump||Keturah Orji||14.26 m (46 ft 9+1⁄4 in) +0.5||Tori Franklin≠||13.80 m (45 ft 3+1⁄4 in) -0.2||Andrea Geubelle≠||13.62 m (44 ft 8 in)w|
+2.4 (13.48 +0.4)
|Shot put||Raven Saunders||19.76 m (64 ft 9+3⁄4 in)||Dani Bunch||19.64 m (64 ft 5 in)||Michelle Carter||19.34 m (63 ft 5+1⁄4 in)|
|Discus throw||Gia Lewis-Smallwood||62.65 m (205 ft 6 in)||Whitney Ashley||62.20 m (204 ft 0 in)||Valarie Allman||57.93 m (190 ft 0 in)|
|Hammer throw||Gwen Berry||74.77 m (245 ft 3 in)||Maggie Ewen||74.56 m (244 ft 7 in)||DeAnna Price||74.06 m (242 ft 11 in)|
|Javelin throw[h]||Kara Winger||62.80 m (206 ft 0 in)||Ariana Ince≠||58.32 m (191 ft 4 in)||Rebekah Wales≠||55.28 m (181 ft 4 in)|
|Heptathlon||Kendell Williams||6564||Erica Bougard||6557||Sharon Day-Monroe||6421|
- b Since Tianna Bartoletta receives a bye, Quanesha Burks will also represent USA at the World Championships
- d Since Keni Harrison receives a bye, Dawn Harper will also represent USA at the World Championships
- e 4th place Ashley Spencer 53.11, 5th place Georganne Moline 53.14 (all top 25 individuals in history), 6th place 17 year old Sydney McLaughlin 53.82 WJR
- h Ince was ranked #25 in the world, 2cm shy of the qualifying mark at the deadline, and eventually was invited to also represent USA at the World Championships
Masters exhibition events
|Men's 400 meters||Antwon Dussett||49.01||Lee Bridges||51.81||Jason Rhodes||53.56|
|Women's 400 meters||Angee Henry||57.11||LaTisha Staten||59.65||Erika Pierce||1:00.79|
The 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships serve as the qualification meet for United States representatives in international competitions, including the 2017 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.
Defending World Champions
- Christian Taylor - Triple jump
- Joe Kovacs - Shot put
- Tianna Bartoletta - Long jump
- Allyson Felix - 400 meters
- Ashton Eaton - Decathlon (Eaton announced his retirement from the sport January 3, 2017, and will not defend his title)
Diamond League Champions
- LaShawn Merritt - 400 meters
- Kerron Clement - 400 m hurdles
- Erik Kynard - High jump
- Christian Taylor - Triple jump (Does not displace; already World Champion)
- Keni Harrison - 100 m hurdles
- Cassandra Tate - 400 m hurdles
Both qualified by winning their respective events in the championships.
- "2017 USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships". USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "2017 USA Track & Field Junior Outdoor Championships". USA Track & Field. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Steamy Santee Sees World Record in 50K Walk". November 23, 2015.
- "Women's 50km race walking event added to IAAF World Championships London 2017 programme | PRESS-RELEASE | World Athletics".
- "Dussett, Henry win USATF masters 400s; Gröger goes sub-51 at 52". June 25, 2017.
- Reigning World and Diamond League Champions lead Team USATF selection process at 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships 6/12/2017 USATF
- USATF Championships - 6/22/2017 to 6/25/2017 Hornets Stadium, Sacramento Results. USATF Results. Retrieved on 2017-06-13.