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    Trey Hardee USATF Qualifier?
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    I don't see how Trey is going to be qualified. The exception rules are as follows

    TOMATIC QUALIFICATION
    Automatic qualification, as listed in this section, shall not abrogate any entry requirements
    other than the qualifying requirements for a championship. Any athlete who attains any of
    the following shall be afforded automatic qualification into a USA Indoor, Outdoor, Race
    Walking or Marathon Championship or USA Olympic Team Selection in the same event in
    which the performance was attained:
    1. Track and Field -
    (a) During the current or four previous calendar years, earned an individual medal in
    track and field in an Olympic Games or in an IAAF World Indoor or Outdoor
    Championship.
    (b) Is the reigning USA Indoor or Outdoor champion.
    (c) Has a World or Olympic ‘A’ Standard that would apply to the current
    championship team selection.
    (d) Finish as one of the top three at the preceding year’s corresponding national
    championship (Indoor qualifies for Indoor, Outdoor qualifies for Outdoor).
    2017 USATF Competition Rules - 15

    I don't think any of these apply to Trey. Can he appeal and say he has been injured and they can let him in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donley2 View Post
    I don't think any of these apply to Trey. Can he appeal and say he has been injured and they can let him in?
    He's a huge asset to any meet and they need to find a loophole for him!!
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    Didn't he sort of retire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronk View Post
    Didn't he sort of retire?
    He's working through injuring every part of his body. It's a process.
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    Hardee had a very good score going at the Texas Greatest Athlete comp a couple weeks ago before NHing in the pole vault. He scored 6690 without the PV and 1500.
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    Well, they allow for an medal in the in the last four years to count as qualification. In each of the years from 2009 through 2012 he medaled at the OGs/W(I)Cs, including two Gold medals. It does not say that they are the exclusive means to qualify other than the standard. So, I suspect that they can allow anyone in that they want and would just have to be able to justify it. An easy additional element is that they can fill the field and the field of eligible athletes is not exactly overflowing. They can point to both his past record and is being well on the way to qualifying and hence showing necessary quality. The objective is not to keep out competitors that are possible medalists and he certainly fills the bill (would the US even have three hitting the OGs mark, which he is likely to hit if he finishes top 3).
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    It doesn't knock another athlete out of the competition, I don't see the issue. While it is a longshot, he's one of the five or six athletes who'd have a shot at winning.
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    7800 & target 16 athletes

    From the Status of Entries list


    Zachery Ziemek adidas 8,413 qualified
    Devon Williams Georgia 8,345 qualified
    Harrison Williams Stanford 8,032 qualified
    Steven Bastien Michigan 8,015 qualified
    Cody Walton Nebraska 7,937 qualified
    Scott Filip Rice 7,915 qualified
    Wolf Mahler Texas 7,897 qualified
    Austin Bahner Shocker Track Club 7,850 qualified
    11 under 7800
    and
    Trey Hardee NIKE NM


    Worlds Q is 8100
    Last edited by wineturtle; 06-15-2017 at 12:12 AM.
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    Yeah they basically have the ability to add anyone they want, a power that has been abused in the past. But in this case, with the field well below the target mark, and no one being displaced, I can't imagine it being a big issue.

    Edit: I didn't read carefully enough, I see there are quite a few entered below the standard. I guess we'll have to see what they decide!

    Field size is 16, but it seems like they usually run in 3-4 small heats vs 2 full heats for sprints for the USATF Dec? So they may take 16 plus him? IDK. He hasn't been accepted yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Yeah they basically have the ability to add anyone they want, a power that has been abused in the past.
    With the credentials he has, I can't believe ANYone would think it's an 'abuse' to let him compete.
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