Collegians At The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field
Olympic dreams are about to come true!
Collegians will vie for Olympic berths over the next two weeks at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field, which are being held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Some didn’t leave Track Town USA after competing at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week. Others will be making their first pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest with visions of proving themselves against the best the nation has to offer.
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Top-5 Collegians At 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field
|Cole Hocker||Oregon||Men’s 1500 Meters||1st|
|JuVaughn Harrison||LSU||Men’s High Jump||1st|
|JuVaughn Harrison||LSU||Men’s Long Jump||1st|
|Athing Mu||Texas A&M||Women’s 800 Meters||1st|
|Isaiah Jewett||Southern California||Men’s 800 Meters||2nd|
|Darryl Sullivan||Tennessee||Men’s High Jump||2nd|
|KC Lightfoot||Baylor||Men’s Pole Vault||t-2nd|
|Tara Davis||Texas||Women’s Long Jump||2nd|
|Randolph Ross||North Carolina A&T||Men’s 400 Meters||3rd|
|Yared Nuguse||Notre Dame||Men’s 1500 Meters||3rd|
|Steffin McCarter||Texas||Men’s Long Jump||3rd|
|Anavia Battle||Ohio State||Women’s 200 Meters||3rd|
|Anna Cockrell||Southern California||Women’s 400 Hurdles||3rd|
|Jasmine Moore||Georgia||Women’s Triple Jump||3rd|
|Adelaide Aquilla||Ohio State||Women’s Shot Put||3rd|
|Trevor Stewart||North Carolina A&T||Men’s 400 Meters||4th|
|Cooper Teare||Oregon||Men’s 5000 Meters||4th|
|Trey Cunningham||Florida State||Men’s 110 Hurdles||4th|
|Marc Minichello||Penn||Men’s Javelin||4th|
|Tamara Clark||Alabama||Women’s 200 Meters||4th|
|Michaela Meyer||Virginia||Women’s 800 Meters||4th|
|Courtney Wayment||BYU||Women’s Steeplechase||4th|
|Michelle Athlerley||Miami (Fla.)||Heptathlon||4th|
|Micah Williams||Oregon||Men’s 100 Meters||5th|
|Conner Mantz||BYU||Men’s 10,000 Meters||5th|
|Anna Cockrell||Southern California||Women’s 100 Hurdles||5th|
Call Him Mr. Jumps
JuVaughn Harrison did it again.
By “it,” we mean complete the high jump-long jump double.
But this wasn’t the NCAA Championships.
This was the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field!
Harrison closed out the feat in the long jump when he soared 8.47m (27-9½) in Round 3 and won by more than three inches.
Collegians Shall Lead Them
JuVaughn Harrision and Darryl Sullivan are headed to Tokyo!
Harrison, the 2021 indoor and outdoor high jump champion (as well as double long jump champion), was crowned U.S. Olympic Trials champion after posting a clean sheet through 2.33m (7-7¾).
Sullivan had a CLUTCH third-attempt clearance of 2.24m (7-4¼) to remain in the competition and then matched Harrison bar for bar until the end and took runner-up honors.
Mu Wins Epic 800 In Blistering Mark
Athing Mu wouldn’t be denied on Sunday night.
Mu took first in the Women’s 800 Meters at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field in a world-leading, meet-record effort of 1:56.07!
Not to be outdone, Michaela Meyer of Virginia finished fourth in 1:58.55 to move up to No. 5 on the All-Dates, All-Time Collegiate List! Meyer picked up three spots over the final 200 meters to nearly make the Olympic team.
An All-Time Collegiate Kind Of Race
Anavia Battle and Tamara Clark starred on Saturday night.
Battle and Clark finished third and fourth in the final of the Women’s 200 Meters in 21.95 and 21.98, respectively, for the No. 1 and No. 2 marks on the All-Dates, All-Time Collegiate Chart!
If you read that again, you’ll see that Battle is headed to Tokyo!
Davis Soars Into History, Team USA
Tara Davis of Texas is headed to Tokyo!
Davis, who swept the long jump titles and set collegiate records both indoors and outdoors, flew 7.04m (23-1¼) in the final of the Women’s Long Jump to finish second on Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. That equaled the No. 4 mark on the All-Dates, All-Time Collegiate Chart.
Jewett Front Runs To Olympic Bid
Isaiah Jewett of Southern California is headed to Tokyo!
Jewett, who won the Men’s 800 Meters at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finished second in the same event on Monday in the final at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. He got out quick (50.60 first lap) and led the race through about 700 meters before Clayton Murphy passed him down the stretch to win with a world-leading 1:43.17.
Aquilla Stars In The Circle
Adelaide Aquilla of Ohio State is headed to Tokyo!
Aquilla, who won the Women’s Shot Put at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finished third in the same event on Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. It was a Round 1 effort of 18.95m (62-2¼) that secured her bid.
Ross’ Dream Year Continues
Randolph Ross of North Carolina A&T is headed to Tokyo!
Ross, who won the Men’s 400 Meters at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the third-fastest mark in collegiate history at 43.85, finished third in the same event on Friday in the final at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. He went 44.74, right behind 2018 The Bowerman winner Michael Norman (44.07) and Michael Cherry (44.35).
Moore Makes It Happen
Jasmine Moore of Georgia is headed to Tokyo!
Moore, who finished runner-up in the Women’s Triple Jump at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finished third in the same event on Friday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field. It was a third-attempt jump of 14.15m (46-5¼) that clinched her spot.
Heymach Blisters The Track
Julia Heymach of Stanford ran the race of her life.
Heymach finished sixth in the final of the Women’s 1500 Meters in a huge PR of 4:04.84, which is the fourth-fastest mark on the all-dates, all-time collegiate chart, which takes into account efforts outside the collegiate season. The Cardinal closed well, picking up seven spots over the final 700 meters and covered the final 300 meters in 48.84.
Wilson Shines In Hammer Qualifying
Alyssa Wilson of UCLA bounced back in a big way.
Wilson, who only finished 10th in the hammer at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships, qualified second in the same event on Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field with a massive PR of 73.75m (241-11). That moved Wilson all the way up to No. 4 on the all-dates, all-time collegiate chart.Party Like It’s 1984
Wayment PRs In A Big Way
Courtney Wayment of BYU just keeps getting faster.
We repeat: Courtney Wayment of BYU just keeps getting faster.
Wayment, who ended the collegiate season with a PR of 9:31.37 in the steeplechase, improved that by more than four seconds to 9:27.17 to finish second in her semifinal on Sunday night and notch an Olympic time qualifier. That moved Wayment up to No. 5 on the all-dates, all-time collegiate chart, which combines in-season and out-of-season efforts.
Then, in the final on Thursday night, Wayment cut four more seconds off her PR to 9:23.09 to jump all the way to No. 3 on the all-dates, all-time collegiate chart with the sixth-fastest performance.