Reese is part of the 4th Olympic team in the long jump – WSB 95.5


EUGENE, Oregon – (AP) – The latest news on the US Olympic Track and Field Trials (all local time):

8:45 am

Brittney Reese made her fourth Olympic team in the long jump with a jump of 23 feet, 4 3/4 inches to win the event at the track and field trials in the United States.

Reese won gold in the long jump at the London Olympics in 2012, then silver at the Rio Games. She is also a seven-time world champion.

Tara Davis, who just won the NCAA long jump title at Eugene just two weeks ago, finished second with a 23-1 1/4 jump to make the Olympic squad, along with Quanesha Burks, who finished third with a jump of 22-ten.


8:35 p.m.

Erriyon Knighton, a 17-year-old from Florida, set the fastest time in the men’s 200-meter semi-final at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials.

He finished with a personal best 19.88 seconds in a series that included world champion Noah Lyles. The Adidas-backed Knighton will have a chance to win a seat at the Tokyo Games on Sunday at the end of practice.

Knighton broke the Under-20 world record set by Usain Bolt in 2004. Bolt, the retired Jamaican sensation, holds the overall world record of 19.19.

Knighton was also a wide catcher in high school. He has ended any speculation that he would consider playing college football.

“No,” Knighton said. “It is not an option for me to go and play football.”


8:10 p.m.

Grant Holloway didn’t get the world record, but he became an Olympian.

Holloway ran the 110-meter hurdles in 12.96 seconds, finishing first in the event on the athletics tracks on Saturday.

Holloway ran a quick 12.81 during the semifinals, suggesting he could break the world record of 12.80 set by Aries Merrit in 2012.

“Never give up,” Holloway told the TV camera after his run, the final final of the day at Hayward Field.

Hollway is the 2019 world champion in the event and the current 60 hurdles world record holder.

Former Oregon soccer player Devon Allen, who ran a 13.10 for a second consecutive Olympic place, joins him in the Tokyo squad. Daniel Roberts was third in 13.11 to round out the squad.


7:50 p.m.

Gabby Thomas stood up to a field that included Allyson Felix with a blazing time to win the women’s 200-meter at the Olympic track and field trials in the United States.

Thomas finished in a record 21.61 seconds to secure a berth at the Tokyo Games. The second Jenna Prandini and the third Anavia Battle will join her.

Félix finished fifth. The nine-time Olympic medalist has already made her fifth Olympic team thanks to a second place in the 400 meters. Felix received a round of applause from the audience at Hayward Field after an on-track interview.

Thomas set the third fastest time of all time, behind Florence Griffith Joyner, who clocked 21.34 and 21.56 in 1988.

Thomas broke Felix’s 2012 tryout record of 21.69.


7:30 p.m.

Katie Nageotte’s 16-foot 2-3 / 4-inch pole vault on Saturday placed her in the Tokyo Olympic team.

The Nageotte jump was a record at the track and field trials in the United States, as well as a personal best and the best jump in the world this season.

This will be Nageotte’s first Olympics after finishing fifth in trials in 2016.

Morgann LeLeux, who finished second with a 15-5 jump, and Sandi Morris, third with a 15-1 jump, are also on the squad.

Morris is the U.S. record holder for the event and finished with a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Jenn Suhr, 39, who won gold at the London 2012 Olympics after winning silver at the 2008 Beijing Games, was fifth and was not on the Olympic team.


7:10 p.m.

Rai Benjamin won the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympic track and field trials on Saturday, earning a spot on the team for the Tokyo Games.

Benjamin, a silver medalist in the event at the 2019 world championships in Qatar, set a competition record with a finish in 46.83 seconds. It was also a personal best and gave him the best world time this season.

Rai Benjamin’s arrival was right next to Kevin Young’s 1992 world record of 46.78. Tokyo will mark its Olympic debut.

Also on the team were Kenny Selmon, who was second in 48.08, and David Kendziera, third in 48.38 at Hayward Field in Oregon.


6:45 p.m.

Maggie Malone won the javelin at the track and field trials to earn a spot on the US team at the Tokyo Games.

Malone set a competition record with a 208-foot, 4-inch throw at Hayward Field in Oregon on Saturday. This will be his second Olympics. She was part of the 2016 team and finished 25th in the event.

Kara Winger made her fourth Olympic team with a 201-8 throw. Avione Allgood-Whetstone was third at 193-4 but she falls short of Olympic standard.


5:00 p.m.

DeAnna Price broke her own US record in the hammer throw and secured a spot on the US Olympic team for Tokyo.

Price set the record at 263 feet 6 inches. She became the first American to throw over 80 yards (80.31) and the seventh overall to throw this far.

She broke her own US record twice in the Olympic track trials on a scorching Saturday at Hayward Field in Oregon.

Runner-up Brook Anderson, with a throw of 255 feet, and third Gwendolyn Berry, with a throw of 241-2, also secured a spot on the Tokyo squad. This is Berry’s second Olympics.

It is also Price’s second Olympic team. She finished eighth in 2016 in Brazil. She has since won gold at the 2019 World Championships in Doha and is considered one of the favorites towards Japan.



Emily Sisson won the 10,000-meter Olympic Trials in a race that was moved earlier in the day to avoid the extreme heat.

Wearing sunglasses, Sisson picked up the pace early and no one was able to keep up as she finished in a record time of 31 minutes and 3.82 seconds.

Sisson is heading to the Tokyo Games after failing to qualify in the marathon trials in February 2020 on a chilly day in Atlanta.

In the heat, she has earned her place. Karissa Schweizer finished second. She is now qualified in the 10,000 and 5,000 meters. Alicia Monson took third place.

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 to reach 102 degrees (38.9). There was a water table installed on the track for the athletes.

Runners stayed cool before the race in every way possible. They wore ice vests, poured water on their necks, and stayed in the shade as long as possible.



Walker Robyn Stevens formed her first Olympic team at 38, completing the 20-kilometer course in 1 hour 35 minutes 13 seconds at the track and field trials in the United States.

Stevens retired from the sport in 2004, but returned five years ago.

Nick Christie won the men’s event in 1: 30.48 in 70 degrees.

Organizers moved the race forward by two hours, starting at 7 a.m., to beat the heat. The high expected for Saturday is 102. The women’s 10,000-meter final was also postponed earlier.

There are seven finals scheduled for Hayward Field this afternoon. Among those in action will be hammer thrower Gwen Berry and sprinters Allyson Felix and Noah Lyles in the 200 meters.


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