The final roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was decided on the final day of competition at the United States Olympic track and field trials.
It was a busy day at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, with nine different championships taking place throughout the day.
USA Olympic Track and Field Trials 2016
Examine the following table for a rundown of the qualifiers and their respective scores:
|2016 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials: July 10 Results|
|Women’s Pole Vault||Jenn Suhr||15’9″||Sandi Morris||15’7″||Alexis Weeks||15’4″|
|Men’s High Jump||Erik Kynard||7’6″||Kyle Landon||7’5″||Bradley Adkins||7’3″|
|Women’s 400M Hurdles||Dalilah Muhammad||52.88 Seconds||Ashley Spencer||54.02 Seconds||Sydney McLaughlin||54.15 Seconds|
|Women’s Heptathlon||Barbara Nwaba||6,494 Points||Heather Miller-Koch||6,423 Points||Kendell Williams||6,402 Points|
|Women’s 5,000M||Molly Huddle||15:05.01||Shelby Houlihan||15:06.14||Kim Conley||15:10.62|
|Men’s 400M Hurdles||Kerron Clement||48.50||Byron Robinson||48.79 Seconds||Michael Tinsley||48.82 Seconds|
|Women’s 1,500M||Jenny Simpson||4:04.74||Shannon Rowbury||4:05.39||Brenda Martinez||4:06.16|
|Women’s 200M||Tori Bowie||22.25 Seconds||Deajah Stevens||22.30 Seconds||Jenna Prandini||22.53 Seconds|
|Men’s 1,500M||Matthew Centrowitz||3:34.09||Robby Andrews||3:34.88||Ben Blankenship||3:36.18|
Dalilah Muhammad ran a new American record of 52.88 seconds to win the women’s 400-meter hurdles event. The United States Olympic Committee reported that it was nearly a second faster than her previous personal best.
Perhaps even more impressive was third-place finisher Sydney McLaughlin. According to FloTrack, the 16-year-old broke the previous junior world record with a time of 54.15 seconds.
Kerron Clement, competing in the men’s division, used his final burst of speed to win the race from third position.
After being in the lead going into the final obstacle, Johnny Dutch faded to sixth and did not make it to Rio.
The women’s 1,500-meter run was full of suspense as Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury won gold and silver, respectively, to earn berths in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
However, in the race for third, Brenda Martinez was trying to hold off the surging Amanda Eccleston in the waning seconds. Martinez was able to beat Eccleston by 0.03% after a few of dives near the finish line.
An same exciting battle for third place occurred in the women’s 200-meter dash, although this time it involved a well-known athlete.
Allyson Felix, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, missed out on a chance for her second slot on the United States roster in Rio by finishing only 0.01 seconds behind third-place Jenna Prandini. Thanks for reading our article USA Olympic Track and Field Trials 2016.