Sixteen stars to watch in Eugene, Ore. this week
Noah and Josephus Lyles are one of the most talented sibling sprint duos in prep history. The Florida Gator recruits both qualified for the Olympic Trials, but an injury kept Josephus out of competition this spring. Noah won his 200m prelim and semi final before placing fourth in the final with a wind-legal time of 20.09 to break the national high school record and just miss a spot to Rio. Josephus describes watching the race from the stands.
Highlights from Hayward Field
After winning his prelim and semi final sections of the 200m at the Olympic Trials, Noah Lyles placed fourth in the final. He narrowly missed out on a spot to Rio, but he broke the national high school record with a wind-legal mark of 20.09.
DRIVEN: Vashti Cunningham. The daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham has a world indoor title, a professional Nike contract and eyes on the Olympic Games, but first she has to graduate from high school! Get an inside look at the teen phenom's life in this trailer for the upcoming documentary series.
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Lyles broke the national record yesterday
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Over the next 11 days the eyes of the entire track & field world will be on the US Olympic Team Trials out in Eugene Oregon. Competing there will be 15 athletes from Virginia in 18 declared events. The Virginia contingent represents athletes who go all the way from the favorite to the final qualifier.
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Donavan Brazier, Alexa Efraimson, Candace Hill and Sydney McLaughlin are just a few top names entered at both USATF Juniors and the Olympic Trials
Floridians flexed their muscle at the 2016 Olympic Trials with several earning spots on Team USA for the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. We showcase our Sunshine State standouts in this slideshow feature!
Sophia Rivera improved her lifetime best in the javelin by nearly five feet to qualify for the Olympic Trials.
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Team Virginia truly showed out this weekend and proved once again that those from the Commonwealth of Virginia are truly the kings and queens of 400s. Representing Virginia were 16 athletes in 19 entered events these past few weeks at the USATF Olympic Team Trials. Out of those 16 athletes, 25% or four of the athletes have advanced to make the Olympic team for the United States.
NBC sportscaster Ato Boldon reflects on the 2016 Olympic Trials at Hayward Field
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The Olympic Trials will be held July 1-10 in Eugene, Ore.
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The road to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for Team USA starts Friday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Olympic Trials will feature over three dozen athletes who went to high school in the Sunshine State and dozens more with ties to Florida whether it be attending college or training here at the professional ranks. Here is a look at those who spent their high school years in Florida and will be looking to dawn the red,white, and blue come August.
Lashawn Merritt, one of the greatest track & field athletes to come out of the state of Virginia, is headed to back to the Olympic Games as the 2008 gold medalist will see if he can become a 2-time Olympic champion in the 400 meters after qualifying and winning his specialty at the Olympic Trials on Sunday.
Should more states contest the race walk, 400m hurdles and other unusual events at the high school level?
See what the top Florida athletes had to say after their Olympic Trials experiences including champions Jenny Simpson and Brianna Rollins, as well as Marvin Bracy, Trayvon Bromell, and Tony McQuay who will be representing Team USA at the Olympic Games in Rio, and other Sunshine State standouts!
Manzano will race the 1500m at the Olympic Trials on Thursday
Sandi Morris broke the outdoor American record in the pole vault with a leap of 4.93 meters at the American Track League meeting in Houston.
Kate Murphy and Christina Aragon face off tonight in same heat of the 1500m Prelims at the U.S. Olympics Trials. Race goes off at 6:26 PT.
Follow updates during and after from tonight's pole vault finals.
Watch the first episode of the FloTrack series on indoor world champion Vashti Cunningham
Tori Bowie and Marvin Bracy are two of the top young sprinters in the USA at ages 25 and 22. This weekend the duo will continue their road to Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games. Bowie has the second fastest seed times in both the 100 (10.80) and 200m dash (21.99) while Bracy's 9.94 is third best behind only Trayvon Bromell and Justin Gatlin. Pure Athletics (Adidas) coach Gary Evans gave us the low down on their workouts for the week before the Olympic Trials which included block work and fine tuning their top end speed.
Sandi Morris is coming back from wrist injury.
Against the toughest competition in the world, recent T.C. Williams alum, Noah Lyles raced his best when it mattered most. Though he finished just shy of making the US Olympic team in fourth place, he did cross the line in a wind-legal 20.09 to break Roy Martin's 31 year old 200m national record.
Catch up with Saucony's Duane Solomon as we follow him on a long run!
Jasmin Stowers talks about her Olympic Trials journey.
Donald Scott started his career at Eastern Michigan University as a football player. A 2015 EMU graduate and volunteer coach, Scott now spends his days training at EMU for the Olympic Trials in a different sport: track and field.
Family and friends joined in Greenville to send-off Sandi Morris to Rio for the Olympics.
One of Florida's most beloved alumni Jenny Simpson (Barringer) won her first ever US Olympic Trials with a time of 4:04.79 to take gold in the 1,500m at historic Hayward Field and earn a spot on Team USA at the Olympic Games in Rio. This will be the second Olympic Games for Simpson who failed to qualify for the 2012 Games in London.
Time schedule for four athletes competing in track and field from state high schools.
Mann alumna Briana Nelson shares an update regarding her status of Olympic Trials.
Sandi Morris talks with media around the United States about the upcoming Olympics.
The Saunders family is hosting fundraisers to make the trip. Media outlets talk about the fundraiser and Raven's journey.
Seventeen years of “the grind.” Four years of anticipation. A lifetime of talent. Everything came down to one single day.
Justin Gatlin lead a 1-2-3 sweep for Florda in the 100m final at the Olympic Trials on Sunday. Gatlin won in 9.80, followed closely by Trayvon Bromell, with Marvin Bracy nabbing the final spot in 9.98.
Rock Hill’s Brandon Hudgins moved on to the semifinal round of the U.S.A. Track and Field 1500 meters Olympic trials Thursday evening in Oregon. (via heraldonline)
One of Connie Price-Smith's current prized pupils is Raven Saunders, who is coming off a tremendous sophomore season in which she broke collegiate records in the indoor and outdoor shot put and won the NCAA outdoor title.
If I had to pick one word to describe my Olympic Trials experience I would say overwhelming.
In a dramatic lean at the finish line, Justin Gatlin won the 200m final in the second fastest time in the world this year Saturday at Hayward Field. Out of lane eight, Gatlin beat world leader LaShawn Merritt with a winning time of 19.75 seconds. After winning the 400m title earlier in the week, Merritt finished second in 19.79 and was followed by Ameer Webb who closed for third in 20.00.
Former Miami Northwestern alumni Bri Rollins won the 100m hurdles at the Olympic Trials joining Kristin Catlin, and Nia Ali as the the top three finishers on one of the hardest teams to make.
The Citadel's Capers Williamson will compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team on Saturday. (via The Citadel)
High school results from Day 1 at Hayward Field
FloTrack caught up with the world indoor high jump champion after the first round in Eugene
The semi-finals and finals of the 100m are tomorrow, Sunday, July 3
The indoor world champion took second place at the Olympic Trials on Sunday, July 3
The recent high school graduates will advance to the semi-finals at Hayward Field
The junior from Cheltenham ran the third-fastest all-time mark for 100m hurdles
Both preps will race the semi-finals tomorrow
Can another high schooler join Vashti Cunningham in Rio for the Olympic Games? Stay tuned!
The national high school record holder won her semi-final heat at Hayward Field
The national high school record holder advances to the finals tomorrow
The Florida commit placed fourth in the 200m
Recent high school graduates Noah Lyles and Michael Norman made the Olympic Trials 200m final
The rising senior from New Jersey placed third in the 400m hurdles final
Check out photo galleries from every day of competition in Eugene, Ore.
Family and friends joined in Greenville to send-off Sandi Morris to Rio for the Olympics.
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