U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field 2012

Eugene, OR


Tarmoh revisits dead-heat 100, a race she says was 'taken' from her | Tim Layden | SI.com Jul 26, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, England -- The first two tears came in unison, not from the sides of Jeneba Tarmoh's brown eyes, but straight from the bottom. They rolled down her cheeks, paused on her chin as if considering whether to jump off, and then fell to the floor at her feet. Others followed with some urgency, until Tarmoh began blotting them with the sleeve of her sweatshirt, a losing battle that she waged intermittently. Public tears can be relentless when they've been denied freedom for more than three weeks, like Tarmoh's had. Because tears are the truth. (via SI.com)


                                   Scandal in the Sky Brooks CEO, Jim Weber and 3 other Brooks employees were actually kicked out of Olympic Trials by security guards. In what was believed to be a response to an aerial banner that read "Run Happy'', three Brooks executives were escorted out of the stadium on the final day of competition at the Olympic Trials.  On Saturday and Sunday afternoon, a small plane flew over Hayward Field that carried a banner that touted a small Brooks logo and the company's popular... (via )

Special People - The Trials Volunteers Jul 5, 2012

Correspondent George Kochman left Eugene with a ton of memories, including some that were courtesy of 3 Track Town USA volunteers. Read his profiles on these fine folks.

McGorty runs 4:11 mile in HS elite camp race at Olympic Trials Brandon Miles Jul 3, 2012

  Invited out to Oregon for the Nike Elite Camp to train with some of best returning high school distance runners in the nation for 2012-2013, Chantilly rising senior Sean McGorty also got the opportunity to race in front of a huge crowd gathered for the U.S. Olympic Trials with a special high school mile race organized for the elite campers in the middle of the meet this past Friday. 

VSU's Edwards and Hayes Make a Run at the 2012 US Olympic Team Jul 1, 2012

  Virginia State University’s seven time All-American student-athlete, Samantha Edwards (senior/ Elmont, NY) and USA World Indoor Silver Medalist, Track and Field Assistant Coach Jernail Hayes (New Castle, DE), will toe the line over the next two weeks attempting to earn a spot representing the USA later this summer at the 2012 London Olympic Games. From June 2011 until this past Sunday (June 17th) anyone in the country had the opportunity to qualify for the Olympic Trials, held in Eugene, OR on June 22nd – July 1st. The USA Track & Field (USATF) selects the top 28 athletes in the entire country in the two events which VSU will be represented. Edwards has qualified in the 400m dash, while Hayes has qualified in the 400m Hurdles.       

Men's 1500 Semi-Finals - 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Centro Rocks It! Jun 29, 2012

                Men's 1500 Semi-Finals Results Look Who's Back! Centro Looks Smooth  1 Matthew Centrowitz   Nike 3:41.90 Q        [3:41.893]   2 (1)  2 Leonel Manzano   Nike 3:41.90 Q        [3:41.898]   2 (2)  3 Robby Andrews   adidas 3:42.14 Q            2 (3)  4 Jeff See   Saucony 3:42.16 Q            2 (4)  5 Miles Batty   Asics 3:42.33 Q            2 (5)  6 Andrew Bayer   Indiana University 3:42.56 q            2... (via )

Dispatches from Eugene - NJ at The Trials Jun 29, 2012

New Jersey is well represented at the US Olympic T&F Trials and George Kochman jr. is keeping us updated on how many of the Garden State's alumni are faring out in Eugene. Check out our first group of profiles.

Centrowitz: The Freshly Minted Question Mark Jun 27, 2012

               The 2012 installment of New York City's famed Milrose Games, being the first outside of Madison Square Garden since 1913, had an overall peculiar feel to them. The meet and its illustrious history had been transferred 130 blocks uptown to The Armory, yet the recreation of that good old fashioned Milrose ambiance proved difficult. Instead of the standard wonky, character building, and undersized track surrounding the covered hardwood of MSG (where the San Antonio Spurs bested the New York Knicks in 5 games during the 1999 NBA Finals), a state of the art Mondo... (via )

US aiming for 30 track and field medals Jun 26, 2012

US Olympic athletics coaches Andrew Valmon and Amy Deem said on Tuesday that they like the chances of the American squad meeting its goal of capturing at least 30 medals at the London Olympics. ATHS (via )  

U.S. Junior champ Hillman on to Olympic Trials Jun 20, 2012

AMES, Iowa � The future of Iowa State thrower Christina Hillman looks bright. No one knows that more than her coach, Iowa State throws mentor Grant Wall. He knew Hillman was special. By resume alone, Hillman was a great catch for the Cyclone track and field program. Now, after winning the shot put title at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships last weekend in Bloomington, Ind., her actions are speaking louder than words. (via )