After finishing 4th at the 2016 Olympic Trials, Garrett Scantling gave up the sport and didn't compete at all until 2020. Today he won the decathlon and moved to #2 in the world. Plus Leah Falland ran 8:23 as the women's steeplechase got underway.
Only the top two finishers were guaranteed spots so why they wouldn't put him on the team at #3 is bizarre. Renato Canova says he's had a hamstring problem and is speculating there is little chance for it to improve. Watch the race for yourself (it's cued to start at the final 400) as he led most of it and doesn't look majorly injured.
The first world record at the newly-renovated Hayward Field has fallen on the first day of the 2020 US Olympic Track and Field Trials -- and it was set by an Oregon native. Ryan Crouser crushed the men's shot put world record by 25 centimeters (9+ inches). *MB:RYAN MF CROUSER - 23.37 WR!!!!!!!
The Bowerman Track Club ended a rough week on a high note, with Woody Kincaid and Grant Fisher making their first Olympic teams, along with the On Athletics Club's Joe Klecker. The three kicked away on the final lap of the 10k on the first day of the 2020 Olympic Trials.
We talked to Dathan Ritzenhein about the OAC athletes' final Trials preparations and he raves about Alicia Monson's fitness, “I think she was ready to run under 14:40, actually,” before he gives his take on whether the latest Michigan teen prodigy - Hobbs Kessler - should go pro out of high school.