The Bowerman: 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

It’s safe to say that The Bowerman – collegiate track & field’s highest honor – will be well-represented at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field over the next few weeks.

Fourteen winners of The Bowerman are scheduled to compete at Hayward Field with hopes of representing Team USA at the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics.

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The Bowerman At 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

Name
Event
Mark
Place
Michael Norman Men’s 400 Meters 44.07 1st
Grant Holloway Men’s 110 Hurdles 12.96 1st
Keturah Orji Women’s Triple Jump 14.52m 1st
Marquis Dendy Men’s Long Jump 8.38m 2nd
Jenna Prandini Women’s 200 Meters 21.89 2nd
Raevyn Rogers Women’s 800 Meters 1:57.66 2nd
Jenna Prandini Women’s 100 Meters 11.11 4th
Keturah Orji Women’s Long Jump 6.68m 7th
Jenny Simpson (Barringer) Women’s 1500 Meters 4:07.76 10th

Holloway Sets More Records

Grant Holloway, winner of The Bowerman in 2019, made his first Olympic team but made his biggest headlines in the semifinals with a 12.81 time, just 0.01 off the world record.

He won the final in 12.96 and now owns two of the five fast times in meet history, as well as one of the fastest marks in world history.

Orji Makes Second Olympic Team

Keturah Orji continued her dominance of the triple jump, setting a meet record to win the Olympic Trials for a second-straight time. She was just a sophomore at Georgia when she made her first team in 2016 before finishing 4th at the Rio Olympics – out of the medals by a mere 3 cm (about an inch).

It was also Orji’s fifth-straight U.S. title. She led from the beginning, but found her longest effort in Round 6 at 14.52m (47-7¾) – tied for the fourth-longest all-time in U.S. history. Winner of The Bowerman in 2018, Orji was a three-time finalist for the award, beginning with that 2016 season.

Norman Storms Homestretch For 400 Win

Michael Norman used a strong homestretch to win the 400 meters in 44.07, his fastest of the year. Undefeated this year, he appeared challenged entering the home straightaway but took control for the victory.

Norman won The Bowerman in 2018, another undefeated 400 season culminated by a 43.61 victory at the previous Hayward Field.

Prandini Makes Second Olympic Team

Jenna Prandini, who won The Bowerman in 2015, ran a third-straight PR in this meet in the 200 meters, ultimately at 21.89 to qualify as a repeat Olympic team member. Her 200 finish added to a 4th in the 100, giving her two positions on the U.S. Olympic team (the 100 finish put her in a golden 4×100 relay pool).

Dendy Leaps On To Team

Marquis Dendy, who won The Bowerman in 2015, finished second at 8.38m (27-6) to make his first Olympic team. It is a return to the world stage for Dendy, who won gold at the 2016 World Indoor Championships.

Rogers 2nd In 800 Meters

Raevyn Rogers ran the fastest race of her life on her former home track to secure a spot on the Olympic team, finishing second in 1:57.66. Rogers, who won The Bowerman in 2017, had a signature strong homestretch finish, similar to the one she had earning silver at the 2019 World Championships.

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