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.
Jojo and Billy preview the 16 all-star high schoolers who will compete at the Olympic Trials this week.
Check out the USA Olympic Team gear Nike just unveiled! The trials starts Friday, July 1st and go through Sunday, July 10th!
Three more high schoolers have officially entered the U.S. Olympic Trials for a shot to compete in Rio
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.
Watch the trailer for the newest series on world indoor champion Vashti Cunningham
Donavan Brazier, Alexa Efraimson, Candace Hill and Sydney McLaughlin are just a few top names entered at both USATF Juniors and the Olympic Trials
Sophia Rivera improved her lifetime best in the javelin by nearly five feet to qualify for the Olympic Trials.
Watch the first episode of the FloTrack series on indoor world champion Vashti Cunningham
See what the World Youth champion listens to before she races
Molly Huddle will race the 10K at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials
The Olympic Trials will be held July 1-10 in Eugene, Ore.
The Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals were unveiled today
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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.
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.
Catch up with Saucony's Duane Solomon as we follow him on a long run!
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.
Mann alumna Briana Nelson shares an update regarding her status of Olympic Trials.
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.
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.
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
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