Blues Standards

Below are the ‘official’ standards of CUAC.

The Blues Standards are met by only a handful of competitors each year. Achievement of these standards means almost certain selection for the Blues (first) team, and the likely award of a Full Blue. Full Blues may, however, also be awarded, by the CUAC President, to meritorious athletes who have not met the Blues Standard.


The Alverstones and Alligators Standards show levels of performance needed for "election" to these respective "clubs".

Who are the Alverstones?

The Alverstones club is effectively the CUAC Mens' Second Team, competing against its opposite number at Oxford (the Centipedes) at the annual Varsity match in May. The club is named after Richard Webster, Lord Alverstone, a very early President of CUAC and a founder of the British Amateur Athletic Association.

Who are the Alligators?

The Alligators are the female equivalent of the Alverstones, and are named after the first female President of CUAC, Allison O'Neill. They also compete against the Millipedes of Oxford at Varsity in May.


The Cuppers Standards are those which, if performed in the Inter-Collegiate Competition, will gain the competitor's College and extra point, over and above that determined by the position at the finish.


Mens’

Event

Cuppers

Alverstones

Blues

100m

12.5

11.5

10.9

200m

26.0

23.5

22.1

400m

57.0

52.5

49.5

800m

2:10.0

1:59.0

1:53.0

1500m

4:25.0

4:08.0

3:53.0

(3000m)

9:40.0

9:00.0

(8:30.0)

5000m

16:40.0

15:25.0

14:45.0

110m hurdles

18.0

16.6

15.7

200m hurdles

30.0

27.0

25.3

400m hurdles

65.0

59.6

56.0

3000m steeplechase

11:00.0

10:10.0

9:22.0

High Jump

1.60

1.80

1.95

Pole Vault

2.50

3.20

4.05

Long Jump

5.50

6.20

6.85

Triple Jump

11.00

12.75

13.90

Shot Putt

9.00

11.25

13.20

Discus Throw

24.00

34.00

40.75

Hammer Throw

25.00

37.00

44.75

Javelin Throw

35.00

45.00

55.00


Womens’

Event

Cuppers

Alligators

Blues

100m

14.5

13.2

12.4

200m

30.0

26.9

25.6

400m

70.0

62.0

58.0

800m

2:40.0

2:22.0

2:14.0

1500m

5:35.0

4:58.0

4:37.0

(3000m)

11:05.0

10:35.0

(10:05.0)

5000m

18:10.0

17:40.0

100m hurdles

21.0

17.4

15.4

(200m hurdles)

40.0

34.5

(31.5)

400m hurdles

76.0

70.0

65.0

2000m steeplechase

8:40.0

7:45.0

7:15.0

High Jump

1.20

1.48

1.63

Pole Vault

1.60

2.20

3.10

Long Jump

3.90

4.90

5.45

Triple Jump

9.00

10.25

11.35

Shot Putt

6.00

9.00

11.00

Discus Throw

16.00

27.00

35.50

Hammer Throw

16.00

27.00

38.00

Javelin Throw

18.00

28.00

37.00

Note: [ ] event not currently in any interCollegiate competition; ( ) event not currently in Varsity Match