State championships will qualify the top 35% or top five (5) finishers in an age group (whichever is greater). You may only qualify for Olympic-distance Nationals by placing in the Olympic distance State Championship race or Sprint Nationals by placing in the sprint distance State Championship race.
High School State Championships Exemption: All high school athletes who finish any of the State High School Championships will automatically qualify for Sprint-distance (pending they are at least age 15 as of December 31, 2023.)
Any state championship that occurs after June 1, 2023 will qualify for BOTH 2023 AND 2024 Age Group Nationals.
Athletes do not have to be a resident of a state to win that state's championship. Any age group athlete competing in an age group division is eligible to win any state championship.