After running the 400 meters for only four months, University of Oregon sophomore, Phyllis Francis not only qualified for the Olympic Trials, but she made it back to the semi-finals with a seed time of 52.82—only .11 off from her personal best.
USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee announce the following procedures to be applied to the women's 100 meters and any other running event for which there may be a dead heat for third place at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.
Because of unrelenting rain, the Women's Pole Vault preliminaries were cancelled and all competitors were automatically advanced to the finals today, making it a 27-flight final.
Eugene, Ore. – In a day packed with finals, no fewer than 21 athletes punched their tickets for the London Olympic Games in front of a crowd of 27,013 to set a Hayward Field attendance record for the second day in a row.
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Eugene, Ore. - Ashton Eaton brought a record capacity crowd to full roar Saturday at Hayward Field as the Oregon graduate set a world record in the decathlon, scoring 9,039 points to break the previous record of 9,026 set in 2001 by the Czech Republic’s Roman Sebrle. The official attendance was 21,795. It was but one highlight of a dramatic and newsmaking day at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.
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Eugene, Ore. - Two Olympic Trials champions were crowned, six athletes were selected for the men’s and women’s 10,000m Olympic teams and Ashton Eaton set two decathlon world records in the 100m and long jump. Many more athletes advanced through rounds on the first full-day of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field in front of a crowd of 20,936.
Eugene, Ore. – More than 100 athletes will be selected to represent the U.S. at the London Olympic Games as the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field begin today and run through July 1. Action starts first with the hammer throw in Beaverton, Oregon and continues with eight days of action over the next ten days.
Beaverton, Ore. – Amber Campbell and Kibwe Johnson were crowned as the first champions of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field as they took first place in the men’s and women’s hammer throw.
EUGENE, Ore. - Track stars will “hand-off” to music stars at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field when Platinum-selling recording group Eve 6 perform at TrackTown Plaza on Friday, June 29 in Eugene, Ore.
USA Track & Field, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) and the Oregon Track Club, will aid in bringing 12 teenage girls and four female coaches from Caribbean nations to the United States June 18 – June 28 to participate in a track and field exchange program.
Olympic Trials Q & A – Jeneva McCall
A unique twist to the 2012 Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, Hammertime will officially kick off competition on Thursday, June 21, at the Nike World Headquarters (One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton, Ore.). Admission to Hammertime is free and open to the public.
Some of USATF’s greatest legends will swap venues at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Ore., as they take part in the first USATF Legends of the Past Celebrity Basketball Game at Eugene South High School taking place Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.
After qualifying for the past three World Championships teams (World Indoors in 2010, 2012 and World Outdoors in 2011), Lacy Janson will make a push for her first Olympic team in the pole vault. The Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) High School and Florida State University alum was ranked #3 is the U.S. in 2011 by Track & Field News. USA Track & Field caught up with Janson for a short Q & A as she continues her preparation for the Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, which are scheduled for June 21-July 1 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Deirdre and Michael Mai have been preparing for the London Olympic Games for longer than they have known each other. While their preparation continues, their roles recently changed when life intervened.
Cyrus Hostetler’s rise to success in the javelin has been a journey.
With the 13:16.26 he ran earlier this year at the Stanford Payton Jordan Invitational, Andrew Bumbalough reached the Olympic “A” standard in the 5,000m. All that stands between him and a trip to London is a top three finish in the Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, which is scheduled for June 21-July 1 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Regarding his preparation for the Trials, the Brentwood, Tenn., native and Georgetown University graduate performed a Q & A with USA Track & Field.
As he continues to prepare for the Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, 2011 NCAA Outdoor high jump champion Erik Kynard spoke with USA Track & Field for a short Q & A. Scheduled for June 21-July 1 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., the Olympic Trials remain a focus for the Kansas State University junior along with defending his NCAA Outdoor title. A full bio for Kynard can be found here.
Chris Carter had to pause for a moment when he was asked what it would mean for him to make his first Olympic team.
INDIANAPOLIS – A total of 12 hours of live track and field coverage will be a part of a record 67.5 hours of total Olympic Team Trials coverage by NBC in 2012, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the NBC Sports Group announced on Wednesday.