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.
The qualifying students’ grades are as follows:
Results From The 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, July 10
|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.