* 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.
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:
|name||event||qualifying mark||qualifying standard|
Below are the high school athletes who are on the bubble to hit an Olympic Trials qualifying mark:
|name||event||current time||qualifying standard|
|Kamyren Garrett||High Jump||7-3 (2.21m)||2.26m|
|Tyus Wilson||High Jump||7-3 (2.21m)||2.26m|
|Alyssa Jones||High Jump||5-11.5 (1.82m)||6-1.5 (1.87m)|
|Paige Sommers||Pole Vault||14-9 (4.26m)||4.60m|
|Alyssa Jones||Long Jump||20-7.25 (6.096m)||6.70m|
|Mia Barnett||1,500||4:18 (conv.)||4:06|