Track & Field
1. The Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) supports and guides nationally ranked Soldier-athletes who compete and succeed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, while maintaining military careers and promoting the U.S. Army to the world. WCAP was established to provide Soldiers of world-class caliber with the opportunity to train full time for national and international sports competitions leading to selection and participation with United States national teams, while maintaining their military specialties. Soldiers selected to participate in the program serve in this assignment at the discretion of the Army and may be released and reassigned from the program at any time based on the needs of the Army.
2. In furtherance of this mission, only Soldier-athletes who meet the criteria below will be considered for admittance into the program. Any athlete applying to the WCAP who fails to meet the criteria should expect to have their application denied. Furthermore, merely meeting the entry standard does not guarantee admittance into the program. The standards laid out are the minimum for consideration of a potential applicant.
3. Soldier-athletes who meet the standards below are deemed athletically qualified for entry into the Army WCAP and will be considered for acceptance in to the program for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games at Paris, France and the 2026 Winter Olympic Games at Milan Cortina, Italy
TRACK & FIELD:
a. Must meet or exceed the below listed times within the past 12 months immediately prior to the date of the Soldier’s WCAP application. Qualifying marks must be made and verifiable in one of the following: USATF or IAAF sanctioned events that prescribe to or exceed USATF competition rules; events at collegiate meets that meet or exceed USATF competition rules. All qualifying marks will be verified.
100m – 10.16 100m – 11.32
200m – 20.50 200m – 23.20
400m – 45.40 400m – 52.20
800m – 1:46.00 800m – 2:03.00
1500m – 3:38.00 1500m – 4:09.50
5000m – 13:28.00 5000m – 15:25.00
10,000m – 28:15:00 10,000m – 32:25.00
3000m SC – 8:32.00 3000m SC – 9:53.00
110m Hurdles – 13.52 100m Hurdles – 13.00
400m Hurdles – 49.50 400m Hurdles – 56.95
High Jump – 2.28m High Jump – 1.85m
Pole Vault – 5.65m Pole Vault – 4.50m
Long Jump – 8.05m Long Jump – 6.50m
Triple Jump – 16.66m Triple Jump – 13.40m
Shot Put – 20.50m Shot Put – 17.60m
Discus – 62.00m Discus – 57.00m
Hammer – 72.00m Hammer – 67.00m
Javelin – 77.00m Javelin – 54.00m
Decathlon – 7900 points Heptathlon – 6150 points
20K RW – 1:24:00 20K RW – 1:36:00
50K RW – 4:06:00 50K RW – 4:06:00
Marathon – 2:15:00 Marathon – 2:37:00
b. Competed at the Olympic Games held immediately prior to the date of the Soldier’s WCAP application in one of the above events.
More information on the sport of Track & Field can be found at http://www.usatf.org/Home.aspx