Who’s On Team USA For The World Championships?

Standing watch over Team USA selection in Des Moines (July 25–28).

MAKING THE U.S. team for Doha isn’t quite as easy as 1-2-3, although in many events the first 3 finishers will indeed comprise the squad. But in a significant number of events, somebody finished in the top 3 but did have the requisite IAAF Qualifying Standard. In these cases, the highest finisher(s) behind them with the standard will be added to the team. Some events will end up with fewer than 3 on the squad. USATF has mandated that there will be no chasing of marks (even though the IAAF’s qualifying period ends on September 6), although more athletes can be added to the squad when the IAAF proffers its field-filling spots.

Note that the U.S. has the possibility of 8 events (3 men, 5 women) with 4-member squads, owning Wild Cards by dint of being the reigning World Champion. Winners of this year’s Diamond League finals in Brussels and Zürich will also be eligible for Wild Cards, although that’s a choose-one situation if it’s an event where the nation already has the option of a fourth entry. There is no provision for a fifth entry. Teams in the road events were chosen earlier in the year.

As the meet unfolds we’ll fill out this chart with what we believe to be Team USA. This is an unofficial listing!

MEN Qualifier 1 Qualifier 2 Qualifier 3 Qualifier 4/notes
100 Christian Coleman (1) Mike Rodgers (2) Christopher Belcher (3) Justin Gatlin (dnc in final) is in as Wild Card
200 Noah Lyles (1) Christian Coleman (2) Rodney Rowe (7) Ameer Webb (3), Jamiel Trimble (4), Kyree King (5) & Remontay McClain (6) don’t have Q’s
400 Fred Kerley (1) Michael Norman (2) Nathan Strother (3)
800 Donavan Brazier (1) Clayton Murphy (2) Bryce Hoppel (3)
1500 Craig Engels (1) Matthew Centrowitz (2) Ben Blankenship (4) Josh Thompson (3) doesn’t have Q
Steeple Hillary Bor (1) Stanley Kebenei (2) Andy Bayer (3)
5000 Paul Chelimo (2) Hassan Mead (4) Drew Hunter (5) Lopez Lomong (1) & Woody Kincaid (3) don’t have Q’s
10,000 Lopez Lomong (1) Shadrack Kipkchirchir (2) Leonard Korir (3)
110 Hurdles Daniel Roberts (1) Grant Holloway (2) Devon Allen (3)
400 Hurdles Rai Benjamin (1) TJ Holmes (2) Amere Lattin (3)
High Jump Jeron Robinson (1) Shelby McEwen (2) x Keenon Laine (=6) could get an IAAF fill-in invite
Pole Vault Sam Kendricks (1) Cole Walsh (2) KC Lightfoot (3) Zach Bradford (4) in as well because of Kendricks Wild Card
Long Jump Trumaine Jefferson (3) Jeff Henderson (5) Steffin McCarter (6) Ja’Mari Ward (1) & Jarvis Gotch (4) don’t have Q’s; Will Claye (2) will only do the TJ
Triple Jump Donald Scott (1) Will Claye (2) Omar Craddock (3) Christian Taylor (nm) in as Wild Card
Shot Ryan Crouser (1) Joe Kovacs (2) Darrell Hill (3)
Discus Sam Mattis (1) Brian Williams (2) Mason Finley (7)
Hammer Conor McCullough (1) Rudy Winkler (2) Daniel Haugh (3)
Javelin none none none Michael Shuey (1) & Riley Dolezal (2) look as if they have good chances to make it as IAAF field-fillers
Decathlon Devon Williams (1) Solomon Simmons (2) Zach Ziemek (dnf) if ZZ’s injury knocks him out, Harrison Williams (3) is close to IAAF fill-in at this point
WOMEN Qualifier 1 Qualifier 2 Qualifier 3 Qualifier 4
100 Teahna Daniels (1) English Gardner (2) Morolake Akinosun (3) Torie Bowie (dnc) has Wild Card
200 Dezerea Bryant (1) Brittany Brown (2) Angie Annelus (3)
400 Shakima Wimbley (1) Kendall Ellis (2) Wadeline Jonathas (3) Phyllis Francis (running 200) has Wild Card
800 Ajee Wilson (1) Hanna Green (2) Raevyn Rogers (3)
1500 Shelby Houlihan (1) Jenny Simpson (2) Nikki Hiltz (3)
Steeple Emma Coburn (1) Courtney Frerichs (2) Colleen Quigley (3) Allie Ostrander (4) in as well because of Coburn Wild Card
5000 Karissa Schweizer (2) Elinor Purrier (3) Rachel Schneider (4) Shelby Houlihan (1) will run only the 1500
10,000 Molly Huddle (1) Emily Sisson (2) Marielle Hall (5) Hall depends on IAAF decision on NACAC win, as she doesn’t have Q-standard
100 Hurdles Keni Harrison (1) Nia Ali (2) Brianna McNeal (3)
400 Hurdles Dalilah Muhammad (1) Sydney McLaughlin (2) Ashley Spencer (3) Kori Carter (ran 200) is in as Wild Card
High Jump Vashti Cunningham (1) Inika McPherson (2) none Ty Butts (3) has chance of IAAF invite
Pole Vault Sandi Morris (1) Katie Nageotte (2) Jenn Suhr (3)
Long Jump Brittney Reese (1) Jasmine Todd (2) Sha’Keela Saunders (3) Tori Bowie (4) in as well because of Reese Wild Card
Triple Jump Keturah Orji Tori Franklin none
Shot Chase Ealey (1) Michelle Carter (2) Maggie Ewen (3)
Discus Valarie Allman (1) Kelsey Card (2) Laulauga Tausaga (3)
Hammer DeAnna Price (1) Gwen Berry (2) Brooke Andersen (3) Maggie Ewen (4) could end up making it a foursome if an American is leading the IAAF Challenge
Javelin Ariana Ince (1) Kara Winger (2) none
Heptathlon Erica Bougard (1) Kendell Williams (2) Annie Kunz (4) is in position for IAAF Challenge Wild Card Chari Hawkins (3) has slim chance of IAAF invite