High Schoolers Qualified For The U.S. Olympic Trials

* On the most recent On The Line, Cory and Bryan discussed high school athletes qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials

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The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials are quickly approaching. 

In less than a month, athletes from all over the country will be competing at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, to try and grab one of the top three spots to represent the United States in Tokyo for the 2021 Olympic Games.

All athletes will have had to hit their qualifying mark(s) no later than June 13 to be considered for the Olympic team. 

Needless to say, the pressure is on. 

There are a handful of high school athletes who will take the big stage June 18-27 to race against the competition to make this year's Olympic team.

This year, there are six high school athletes who already hit the U.S Olympic Trials qualifier in their respected events. Two of those athletes have set national high school records this year. Of course, there are a few athletes who are on the bubble of hitting the standard. 

At the 2016 Olympic Games, only two high school athletes made the team for track and field: Sydney McLaughlin (16) in the 400mH and Vashti Cunningham (18) in the high jump. McLaughlin was the youngest American Olympian since 1972. 

It's not easy to achieve this feat as a high school athlete, however, it is possible.

Below are the high school athletes who have hit Olympic Trials qualifying marks:

nameeventqualifying markqualifying standard

Roisin Willis800m2:00.782:02.50
Juliette Whittaker800m2:01.342:02.50
Sophia Gorriaran800m2:02.442:02.50
Hobbs Kessler1,500m3:34.363:37.50
Jaylen Slade200m20.2020.24
Erriyon Knighton200m20.1120.24

Below are the high school athletes who are on the bubble to hit an Olympic Trials qualifying mark:

nameeventcurrent timequalifying standard

Jaylen Slade100m10.0910.05
Connor Washington200m20.3920.24
Gavin Schurr200m20.5220.24
Jose Garcia200m20.5920.24
Khamari Terrell400m46.2645.20
Jerry Philippe110mH13.6213.48
Ethan Exilhomme110mH13.6713.48
Kamyren GarrettHigh Jump7-3 (2.21m)2.26m
Tyus WilsonHigh Jump7-3 (2.21m)2.26m
Alyssa JonesHigh Jump5-11.5 (1.82m)6-1.5 (1.87m)
Jasmine Montgomery100m11.2711.15
Shawnti Jackson100m11.2811.15
Kennedi Sanders100m11.3611.15
Kenondra Davis200m23.1122.80
Shawnti Jackson200m23.1522.80
Camryn Dickson200m23.2922.80
Shawnti Jackson400m52.5451.35
Paige SommersPole Vault14-9 (4.26m)4.60m
Alyssa JonesLong Jump20-7.25 (6.096m)6.70m
Mia Barnett1,5004:18 (conv.)4:06