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


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.


Men:                                                                                       Women:


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.

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