Record Guidelines

For an American or World Masters Record to be accepted, established rules must be followed. Here is the USATF RULEBOOK. It is the responsibility of any athlete submitting a record application to be familiar with the rules. Rules change often, so be sure to consult the current rule book. SOME…

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Record Ratification

A new record ratification process was implemented for USATF Masters T&F (MTF) in September of 2017. Instead of a single formal ratification process at the end of each year at the USATF Annual Meeting, the MTF Records Committee will submit record reports throughout the year to the elected officers of…

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Record Application Status

2019 Application Status INDOOR National Indoor Championships:         Relays   Non-Relays World Championships, Poland Other Indoor Records OUTDOOR National Outdoor Championships:  Relays   Non-Relays National Senior Games, Albuquerque, NM NCCWMA Championships, Toronto National Throws Championships Other Outdoor Records Combined Event Championship Record Applications (Indoor & Out) Ratification Reports: 2019:…

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Instructions for Field Events Records Application

All USATF rules must be followed. For World Records, all WMA rules must also be followed.  PRINT clearly in all fields (unless a signature is requested).  Though some fields are not required, every attempt should be made to complete all fields to ratify the record expeditiously. Most fields are self-explanatory, but…

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Instructions for Track Events Records Application

All USATF rules must be followed. For World Records, all WMA rules must also be followed.  PRINT clearly in all fields (unless a signature is requested).  Though some fields are not required, every attempt should be made to complete all fields to ratify the record expeditiously. Most fields are self-explanatory, but…

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Zero Control Test

Courtesy Lynx System Developers, Inc., 1/15/2015 A “zero control test” or “zero gun test” is used to check that the automatic timing system starts and captures properly. The zero gun test is required for many official records. IAAF Photo Finish Guidelines – April 2010 Ensure that the zero gun control…

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Zero Gun Test Steps for a Finish Lynx system

Courtesy Lynx System Developers, Inc., 1/15/2015 Typically, a starting gun (with the starting sensor) is placed flat on the finish line and fired. The timing system should capture the flash of the gun at zero seconds. During a meet, the test should be performed once a day on each of…

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Archived Record Applications

  2018 Application Status INDOOR National Championships: Relays Non-Relays Other Indoor Records OUTDOOR National Championships: Relays Non-Relays National Throws Championships World Championships Other Outdoor Records   2017 Application Status INDOOR National Championships: Relays            Non-Relays WMA Indoor Championships NOT at any of the Above OUTDOOR National…

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Instructions for Combined Events Records Application

All USATF rules must be followed. For World Records, all WMA rules must also be followed.  PRINT clearly in all fields (unless a signature is requested).  Though some fields are not required, every attempt should be made to complete all fields to ratify the record expeditiously. Most fields are self-explanatory, but…

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