Wednesday, February 29, 2012

List of Washington affiliated athletes with Olympic "A" standard...

Ingvill Måkestad (photo by Paul Merca)
With the start of the London Olympics about 150 days away, is publishing a list of athletes who have affiliations with the state of Washington (they were born, went to school, reside) who have the Olympic "A" standard necessary to compete in London.

The Olympic A and B standards can be accessed through this link here.

Each country can send up to three athletes per event provided that all three have the A standard; each country can enter one athlete per event with the B standard. If that country has no athletes with either the A or B standards, they can enter ONE male and female athlete in the Olympic track & field competition, with the exception of the multi-events, steeplechase, and 10000 (this was the exception that got Marysville-Pilchuck high schooler Haley Nemra into the Beijing Olympics four years ago representing the Marshall Islands, even though she clearly had no business being in the meet).

At the US Olympic Trials, which will be held June 22-July 1 in Eugene (men's and women's hammer will be held June 21 at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton), the top three finishers in all events will be on the Olympic team PROVIDED all three have the necessary qualifying standards.

Note that these standards are NOT the same as the US Olympic Trials A & B standards, which gets you entry into the Olympic Trials.

The qualifying period for the Olympics began May 1, 2011, and ends July 8, 2012. For US athletes, it essentially means they have to get the standard at or before the Olympic Trials in order to go to London.

This list will be updated periodically once the outdoor season gets fully started and the start of the US Olympic Trials in June.

This list will include athletes from other countries with Washington ties, such as former Husky Ingvill Måkestad of Norway.

Please drop a note in the comments box if we've missed anyone or have an incorrect mark.


100m (10.18) none (James Alaka, GBR/Univ of Washington close at 10.23, 6/25/11)

200m (20.55) Jordan Boase, 20.52, 6/5/11 (James Alaka, GBR/Univ of Washington close at 20.59, 7/16/11)

400m (45.30) Michael Berry, 44.91, 5/14/11 (Jordan Boase, 45.34, 5/31/11 close)

800m (1:45.60) none

1500m (3:35.50) Bernard Lagat, 3:33.11, 7/8/11

Steeplechase (8:23.10) none

5000m (13:20.00) Bernard Lagat, 12:53.60, 7/22/11

10000m (27:45.00) none

110 hurdles (13.52) none

400 hurdles (49.50) Jeshua Anderson, 47.93, 6/26/11

20k walk (1:22:30) none

High Jump (7-7/2.31m) none

Pole Vault (18-9.25/5.72m) Brad Walker, 19-2.75/5.86m, 2/26/12. NOTE--Scott Roth's 18-9.25/5.72m was set 4/16/11, BEFORE the Olympic qualifying period began.

Long Jump (26-11/8.20m) none (Norris Frederick, 26-7/8.10m, 7/1/11 is close)

Triple Jump (56-5.25/17.20m) none

Shot Put (67-3.25/20.50m) none

Discus (213-3; 65.00m) Jarred Rome, 225-7/68.76m, 8/6/11; Märt Israel (EST), 219-9/66.98m, 5/12/11; Ian Waltz, 214-8/65.43m, 6/16/11

Hammer (255-11/78.00m) none

Javelin (269-0/82.00m) none

Decathlon (8200 points) none

20k Walk (1:22:30) none


100 (11.29) none

200 (23.10) none

400 (51.55) none

800 (1:59.90) none

1500 (4:06.00) Ingvill Måkestad (NOR) 4:03.79, 9/16/11 (Katie Mackey, 4:07.44, 5/21/11 is close)

5000 (15:20.00) none

10000 (31:45.00) none

100 hurdles (12.96) Ginnie Crawford, 12.73, 5/6/11

400 hurdles (55.50) none

High Jump (6-4.75/1.95m) none; Ebba Jungmark (SWE) close at 6-4.25/1.94m, 9/13/11 (her mark of 6-5/1.96m was set at the European Indoors, before the Olympic qualifying period began).

Pole Vault (14-9/4.50m) none

Long Jump (22-1.75/6.75m) none

Triple Jump (46-11/14.30m) none (Blessing Ufodiama, 46-1.5/14.06m, 6/4/11 close)

Shot Put (60-0.5/18.30m) none

Discus (203-5/62.00m) Aretha Thurmond, 209-5/63.85m, 6/30/11

Hammer (234-7/71.50m) none

Javelin (200-1/61.00m) Kara Patterson, 205-11/62.76m, 5/26/11

Heptathlon (6150 points) none

SOURCE: Track & Field News, IAAF, USA Track & Field

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