Olympic Trials 2016 Track And Field

The final roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was determined on the final day of competition at the United States Olympic track and field trials.

Olympic Trials 2016 Track And Field

It was a busy day at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field, with nine different championships taking place throughout the day.

Olympic Trials 2016 Track And Field

The qualifying students’ grades are as follows:

Results From The 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, July 10

Event Winner Mark Qualifier Mark Qualifier Mark
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

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Highlights:

Dalilah Muhammad ran a new American record of 52.88 seconds to win the women’s 400-meter hurdles event. According to the U.S. Olympic team, that was nearly a second faster than her previous personal best.

Sydney McLaughlin, who came in third, could have been the most outstanding of the bunch. According to FloTrack, the 16-year-old broke the junior world record with a timing 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.

Johnny Dutch, who was in the lead going into the final obstacle, faded to fifth and didn’t make it to Rio.

There was a lot of excitement in the women’s 1,500-meter run, which Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury won to earn berths in the Olympics in Rio.

However, in the race for third, Brenda Martinez was trying to hold off the surging Amanda Eccleston in the last strides for the final qualifying slot. Martinez won victorious over Eccleston by a slim margin of 0.03 seconds, as determined by two diving attempts at the finish line.