A host of track and field stars secured spots on the United States squad for the Tokyo Olympics on Monday on day four of the US Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene.
The day’s action included six finals per event, with up to 18 Olympic places up for grabs.
In the final event of the day, the women’s 5,000-meter final, two teammates from Portland’s Bowerman Track Club finished 1-2 to claim Olympic spots. Elise Cranny passed her BTC teammate Karissa Schweizer down the stretch to win in 15 minutes, 27.81 seconds. Schweizer was second in 15: 28.11. Third place Rachel Schneider will also join them in Tokyo.
Also on the track, Clayton Murphy closed hard to pass USC’s Isaiah Jewett in the straight to win the men’s 800 meters in a quick time of 1: 43.17. Jewett clocked a personal best 1: 43.85, while Bryce Hoppel placed third. Favorite Donavan Brazier, US record holder and 2019 world champion who trains with squad Pete Julian in Portland, faltered on the final lap and finished last, clocking 1: 47.88. Brazier will miss a trip to Tokyo.
Here is the full rundown of the Olympians for Monday:
MONDAY OLYMPIC QUALIFICATIONS
(Day 4 of the US Olympic Track and Field Trials)
Pole vault men: Chris Nilsen, Sam Kendricks, KC Lightfoot
Men’s Javelin: None of the top three – Curtis Thompson, Michael Shuey and Riley Dolezal – have reached the Olympic standard of 278 feet, 10 inches this season. They have until June 29 to try to meet this standard. They could also qualify for Tokyo based on their world rankings.
Men’s triple jump: Will Claye, Donald Scott, Chris Benard
1500 meters women: Elle Purrier St. Pierre, Cory McGee, Heather MacLean
800 meters men: Clayton Murphy, Isaiah Jewett, Bryce Hoppel
5000 meters women: Elise Cranny, Karissa Schweizer, Rachel Schneider
SUNDAY OLYMPIC QUALIFICATIONS
Men’s hammer: Rudy Winkler, Daniel Haugh, Alex Young
High jump women: Vashti cunningham
Triple jump women: Ketura Orji, Tori Franklin, Jasmine Moore
400 meters women: Quanera Hayes, Allyson Felix, Wadeline Jonathas
400 meters men: Michael Norman, Michael Cherry, Randolph Ross
Decathlon: Garrett Scantling, Steven Bastien, Zach Ziemek
100m hurdles women: Keni Harrison, Brianna McNeal, Christina Clemons
100 meters men: Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker, Fred Kerley
SATURDAY OLYMPIC QUALIFICATIONS
Female disc: Valarie Allman, Rachel Dincoff
100 meters women: Sha’Carri Richardson, Javianne Oliver, Teahna Daniels
FRIDAY OLYMPIC QUALIFICATIONS
Men’s shot put: Ryan Crouser, Joe Kovacs, Payton Otterdahl
10,000 meters men: Woody Kincaid, Grant Fisher, Joe Klecker