EUGENE, Hours. – The latest on US Olympic Athletics Trials (all local times):
Brittney Reese made her fourth Olympic team in the long jump with a 23-foot, 4 3/4 inch jump to win the event at the US Athletics Trials.
Tara Davis, fresh off the NCAA long jump title win in Eugene just two weeks ago, was second with a 23-1 1/4 jump to join the Olympic team, alongside Quanesha Burks, who finished third with a jump of 22 -10.
He finished with a personal best of 19.88 seconds in a heat that included world champion Noah Lyles. The Knighton, backed by Adidas, will have the chance to earn a seat at the Tokyo Games on Sunday at the end of practice.
Knighton broke Usain Bolt’s under-20 world record in 2004. Bolt, the retired Jamaican sensation, has an overall world record of 19.19.
Grant Holloway did not break the world record, but he became an Olympian.
Holloway ran the 110m hurdles in 12.96 seconds, finishing first in the event on the track and field courses on Saturday.
Holloway ran a quick 12.81 during the semifinals, leading to speculation that he could break the world record of 12.80 set by Aries Merrit in 2012.
“Never give up,” Holloway told the camera after his race, the final final of the day at Hayward Field.
Hollway is the 2019 world champion in the event and the current world record holder in the 60 hurdles.
Joining him on the Tokyo team is Devon Allen, the former Oregon football player, who ran a 13.10 for second consecutive Olympic place. Daniel Roberts finished third in 13.11 to complete the team.
Gabby Thomas held off a field that included Allyson Felix with an incredibly fast time to win the women’s 200m at the US Olympic Athletics Trials.
Thomas finished with a record time of 21.61 seconds to earn a seat at the Tokyo Games. Together with her there will be second-placed Jenna Prandini and third-placed Anavia Battle.
Felix finished fifth. The nine-time Olympic medalist has already made his fifth Olympic team thanks to a second place finish in the 400 meters. Felix received a round of applause from the Hayward Field crowd after an interview on the track.
Thomas became the third fastest of all time, behind only Florence Griffith Joyner, who scored 21.34 and 21.56 in 1988.
Thomas broke Felix’s practice record of 21.69 set in 2012.
Katie Nageotte’s 16-foot 2 3/4 inch pole vault on Saturday put her on the Tokyo Olympic team.
Nageotte’s vault was a record in athletics events in the United States, as well as a personal best and the best jump in the world this season.
It will be the first Nageotte Olympics after finishing fifth at the tests in 2016.
Also part of the team is Morgann LeLeux, who finished second with a 15-5 vault, and Sandi Morris, who finished third with a 15-1 jump.
Morris is the American record holder in the event and finished with a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.
39-year-old Jenn Suhr, who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London after winning silver at the 2008 Beijing Games, finished fifth and was not part of the Olympic team.
Rai Benjamin won the 400m hurdles at the Olympic track and field events on Saturday, earning a place on the team for the Tokyo Games.
Benjamin, the silver medalist in the event at the 2019 world championships in Qatar, set a racing record with a finish in 46.83 seconds. It was also a personal best and gave him the world record this season.
Rai Benjamin’s finish was just off Kevin Young’s 1992 world record of 46.78. Tokyo will mark its Olympic debut.
Also part of the team was Kenny Selmon, who finished second in 48.08 and David Kendziera, third in 48.38 at Hayward Field in Oregon.
Maggie Malone won the javelin in the track and field trials to earn a spot on the US team at the Tokyo Games.
Malone set a match record with a 208-foot 4-inch throw at Oregon’s Hayward Field on Saturday. It will be his second Olympics. She was on the 2016 squad and ranked 25th in the event.
Kara Winger made her fourth Olympic team with a shot of 201-8. Avione Allgood-Whetstone finished third at 193-4 but does not have the Olympic standard.
DeAnna Price broke her American record in hammer throwing and secured a spot on the US Olympic team for Tokyo.
The price set the record at 263 feet 6 inches. She became the first American woman with a throw over 80 meters (80.31) and only the seventh overall to throw that far.
He broke his own American record twice in Olympic track and field trials on a steamy Saturday at Oregon’s Hayward Field.
Runner-up Brook Anderson, with a 255-foot shot, and third-placed Gwendolyn Berry, with a shot of 241-2, also secured a spot on the squad for Tokyo. It is the second Berry Olympics.
It is also Price’s second Olympic team. It was ranked eighth in 2016 in Brazil. She has since won gold at the 2019 World Championships in Doha and is considered one of the favorites ahead of Japan.
Emily Sisson won the 10,000m at the Olympic trials in a race that was postponed to the start of the day to avoid extreme heat.
Wearing sunglasses, Sisson pushed the pace early and no one could keep up as he finished in a record practice time of 31 minutes and 3.82 seconds.
Sisson is headed for the Tokyo Games after failing to qualify during marathon practice in February 2020 on a cold day in Atlanta.
With the heat it has earned its place. Karissa Schweizer was second. Now she is qualified in both the 10,000 and 5,000 meters. Alicia Monson finished third.
The temperature at the start of the race was 85 degrees (29.4 degrees Celsius). It was to be held in the early evening, when the temperature was expected to reach 102 degrees (38.9). A water table has been set up on the track for the athletes.
The runners remained calm before the race in every possible way. They wore ice vests, poured water on their necks, and stayed in the shade for as long as possible.
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Walker Robyn Stevens made her first Olympic team at the age of 38, finishing the 20-kilometer course in 1 hour, 35 minutes and 13 seconds at the US track and field trials.
Stevens retired from the sport in 2004 but returned five years ago.
Nick Christie won the men’s event in 1: 30.48 with a time of 70 degrees.
The organizers anticipated the race by two hours, with a departure at 7 am, to beat the heat. The maximum expected for Saturday is 102. The women’s 10,000 meters final has also been brought forward.
There are seven finals scheduled at Hayward Field this afternoon. Among those in action will be hammer thrower Gwen Berry and sprinters Allyson Felix and Noah Lyles in the 200m.
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