The Rest of the Meet: Felix Loses A Chance To Make History, Dalilah Muhammad Makes History, Sydney McLaughlin Arrives, and Kerron Clement Returns

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by LetsRun.com
July 10, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. — The 2016 US Olympic Track and Field Trials came to an end today with a slew of upsets. Over the winter, the IOC changed the Olympic schedule so that sprint star Allyson Felix would be able to complete the 200/400 double but the schedule changed proved to be for nothing as Felix, the 2012 Olympic 200 champ, won’t be defending her crown as she was just 4th today. In the men’s 400 hurdles, world leader Johnny Dutch also failed to make it onto Team USA as he went from 1st to 5th after the last hurdle. On the bright side, the sport gained a new star as high schooler Sydney McLaughlin qualified for Rio in the 400 hurdles where Dalilah Muhammad set a new US championship record.

Below we recap the women’s 200, women’s and men’s 400 hurdles, men’s high jump, women’s pole vault and women’s heptathlon. The women’s 5000, women’s 1500 and men’s 1500 are recapped separately:

M1500 Matthew Centrowitz Delivers Again As Ben Blankenship Gets Revenge By Edging Leo Manzano For Final Olympic Spot

W1500 Women’s 1500m: Jenny Simpson Wins, Rowbury 2nd, and Brenda Martinez Makes it to Rio

W 5000 Molly Huddle Completes 10k/5k Double, Shelby Houlihan, Kim Conley, Abbey D’Agostino Going to Rio

Women’s 200: Tori Bowie Wins As Allyson Felix Fails To Make The Team

Allyson Felix may win double gold in Rio, but if she does it will have to be in the 400 and 4×400. After the IAAF rearranged the schedule in order for Felix to attempt the 200 and 400 double, she missed out on making the U.S. 200 team by an agonizing hundredth of a second. Tori Bowie won today’s 200 final at the U.S. Olympic Trials, clocking 22.25 into a -0.6 m/s headwind with NCAA runner-up Deajah Stevens of Oregon second in 22.30. Another Duck great, Jenna Prandini (now with Puma) was third, edging Felix with a dive at the line, 22.53 to 22.54.

For whatever reason — perhaps the ankle injury that has hobbled her this season — Felix, who got off to a poor start, was not able to summon the same strong final 100 as she did to win the 400 earlier in the meet. As a result, she’ll have to watch the 200 in Rio from the stands.

Race Video:

Results

WIND: -0.6 M/S
PLACEATHLETERESULTREACTLN/POS
1Tori Bowie

adidas
22.250.2327
2Deajah Stevens

Oregon
22.300.1854
3Jenna Prandini

Puma
22.530.1876
4Allyson Felix

Nike
22.540.2275
5Ariana Washington

Oregon
22.650.1743
6Gabrielle Thomas

Harvard
22.720.2058
7Tiffany Townsend

adidas
22.800.2302
8Jeneba Tarmoh

Nike
23.720.1891

More: ESPN.com: ‘The speed just wasn’t there’ for Allyson Felix

Men’s 400 Hurdles: Kerron Clement Wins His First US Title In 10 Years

Ten years after his last US title, Kerron Clement is on top of the US yet again. Clement, the 2007 and 2009 world champ (2008 Olympic silver), came on late to get the win in a seasonal best of 48.50 as Johnny Dutch, who had the lead heading into the last hurdle, agonizingly faded to fifth (48.82) despite not hitting the last hurdle. Dutch came in as the world leader (48.10) but the 400 hurdles is a very tough event to make in the US. The University of Texas’ Byron Robinson, who mysteriously didn’t start the NCAA regionals (this article says he missed it due to a hamstring injury), grabbed the second Olympic spot in 48.79 as Michael Tinsley, the 2012 and 2013 silver medallist, was third in 48.82 just ahead of Ricky Babineaux (48.88).

Race Video:

Results

PLACEATHLETERESULTREACTLN/POS
1Kerron Clement

Nike
48.500.1807
2Byron Robinson

Texas
48.790.1852
3Michael Tinsley

adidas
48.820.1806
4Ricky Babineaux

CL Athletics Stars TC
48.880.1874
5Johnny Dutch

Unattached
48.920.2275
6Quincy Downing

Unattached
49.600.1963
7Bershawn Jackson

Nike
49.960.2331
DQJeshua Anderson

Unattached
0.1918

Women’s 400 Hurdles: Dalilah Muhammad Sets Trials and US Championship Record as HSer Sydney McLaughlin Punches Her Ticket To Rio

26-year-old Dalilah Muhammad, the 2013 World Championship silver medallist, ran a huge lifetime personal best of 52.88 (previous pb of 53.83) to win the women’s 400 hurdles title today. Behind her, Ashley Spencer and HS sensation Sydney McLaughlin both PR’d to punch their tickets to Rio as Spencer ran 54.02 to nab second (54.51 previous pb) and McLaughlin ran 54.15 (previous pb of 54.46). McLaughlin’s time was a new world junior mark as it surpassed the old record of 54.40 held by China’s Xing Wang (2005).

Muhammad’s winning time was a new US Championship and Olympic Trials record, surpassing the 52.95 run by Sheena Johnson in 2004. It’s also the fastest time run in the world since 2013 and it moves Muhammad into the top 5 all-time US at #5 (AR is 52.47). Finally, and perhaps most amazing of all, it’s just .24 off her flat 400 pb set earlier this year at Stanford.

Results

1 Dalilah Muhammad Nike 52.88
2 Ashley Spencer Nike 54.02
3 Sydney McLaughlin Unattached 54.15
4 Kori Carter Brand Jordan 54.47
5 Cassandra Tate adidas 54.6
6 Autumne Franklin Harvard 54.65
7 Jaide Stepter USC 54.95
8 Terea Brown adidas 56.29

As for Harvard’s Autumne Franklin, it’s hard to believe but that’s not even the school record as Brenda Taylor ran 53.56 in 2004.

More: USA Today: 16-year-old Sydney McLaughlin bound for Rio in 400 hurdles

Men’s High Jump: Erik Kynard Wins Third US Title

Erik Kynard, the 2012 Olympic silver medallist, won the competition by clearing four heights without a miss, including his winning mark of 7 feet, 6 inches. He failed to equal the meet record of 7-8½ on three attempts. For Kynard, it’s his second Olympic spot and third US title. The other Olympic spots went to Kyle Landon (7-5) Ricky Robertson and Bradley Adkins , who was one of five – yes 5 – jumpers whose best mark was 7-3. Only Atkins cleared 7-3 with a clean sheet however, which was enough to put him on the team.

More: Register-Guard: Erik Kynard repeats at men’s high jump champion

Results

PLACEATHLETERESULT2.16
7-1
2.21
7-3
2.26
7-5
2.29
7-6
2.32
7-7 ¼
2.35
7-8 ½
2.37
7-9 ¼
POS
1Erik Kynard

Brand Jordan
2.29

7-6
OOOOPPPXXX12
2Kyle Landon

Southern Illinois
2.26

7-5
OOXOXXX14
3Bradley Adkins

Texas Tech
2.21

7-3
OOXXX9
4Deante Kemper

Unattached
2.21

7-3
XOOXXPX4
5Trey McRae

Charlotte
2.21

OXOXXX5
6Dakarai Hightower

Lane
2.21

XOXOXXX1
6Ricky Robertson

Unattached
2.21

XOXOXXX3
8Bryan McBride

Unattached
2.16

OXXX10
8Trey Culver

Texas Tech
2.16

OXXX6
Justin Frick

Shore AC
nh

XXX2
Avion Jones

East Carolina
nh

XXX7
Andy Gilmore

Computomarx TC
nh

XXX8
Kris Kornegay-Gober

Zensah / Shore AC
nh

XXX11
Bobby Harris

North Florida
nh

XXX

Women’s Heptathlon: Barbara Nwaba Wins

Barbara Nwaba, who was 4th at World Indoors, won the title with 64.94 (nearly equal to her pb of 6500) as Heather Miller-Koch was second (6423). Five-time NCAA champion Kendell Williams of Georgia was third with a new pb of 6402 (previous pb of 6225), edging out Sharon Day-Monroe (6385).

More: UCSB Alum Barbara Nwaba Wins Olympic Trials Heptathlon, Books Trip to Rio

Results

PLACEATHLETETOTAL100MHHJSP200MLJJT800M
1Barbara Nwaba

ABEO / Santa Barbara TC
6494
1028

13.65 (10)
1028 (10)

1106

1.90 (1)
2134 (3)

805

14.16 (3)
2939 (1)

964

24.17 (3)
3903 (1)

807

5.86 (14)
4710 (4)

844

49.19 (2)
5554 (1)

940

2:11.71 (3)
6494 (1)

2Heather Miller-Koch

Central Park TC
6423
1066

13.39 (4)
1066 (5)

991

1.81 (4)
2057 (5)

803

14.13 (4)
2860 (4)

962

24.20 (5)
3822 (3)

949

6.32 (2)
4771 (2)

687

41.02 (11)
5458 (3)

965

2:09.97 (1)
6423 (2)

3Kendell Williams

Georgia
6402
1126

12.99 (1)
1126 (1)

1029

1.84 (3)
2155 (1)

724

12.95 (11)
2879 (3)

1013

23.67 (1)
3892 (2)

912

6.20 (3)
4804 (1)

710

42.21 (8)
5514 (2)

888

2:15.31 (10)
6402 (3)

4Sharon Day-Monroe

ASICS
6385
1036

13.60 (9)
1036 (9)

991

1.81 (4)
2027 (7)

874

15.19 (1)
2901 (2)

912

24.73 (10)
3813 (4)

846

5.99 (10)
4659 (5)

774

45.52 (6)
5433 (4)

952

2:10.87 (2)
6385 (4)

5Chantae McMillan

Unattached
6326
1075

13.33 (3)
1075 (3)

953

1.78 (7)
2028 (6)

761

13.50 (7)
2789 (6)

908

24.77 (11)
3697 (6)

880

6.10 (6)
4577 (6)

849

49.45 (1)
5426 (5)

900

2:14.46 (6)
6326 (5)

6Quintunya Chapman

Georgia
6089
1024

13.68 (11)
1024 (11)

736

1.60 (20)
1760 (16)

835

14.61 (2)
2595 (12)

950

24.32 (6)
3545 (11)

880

6.10 (7)
4425 (9)

790

46.35 (5)
5215 (7)

874

2:16.30 (12)
6089 (6)

7Erica Bougard

Mississippi St.
6070
1108

13.11 (2)
1108 (2)

1029

1.84 (2)
2137 (2)

681

12.30 (17)
2818 (5)

986

23.94 (2)
3804 (5)

953

6.33 (1)
4757 (3)

472

29.74 (19)
5229 (6)

841

2:18.74 (14)
6070 (7)

8Annie Kunz

Texas A&M
6038
1041

13.56 (7)
1041 (7)

916

1.75 (8)
1957 (8)

766

13.58 (5)
2723 (7)

931

24.52 (8)
3654 (7)

856

6.02 (9)
4510 (7)

643

38.72 (14)
5153 (8)

885

2:15.58 (11)
6038 (8)

9Lindsay Schwartz

ABEO / Santa Barbara TC
6036
1018

13.72 (14)
1018 (14)

806

1.66 (18)
1824 (15)

762

13.52 (6)
2586 (13)

963

24.19 (4)
3549 (10)

887

6.12 (5)
4436 (8)

697

41.53 (10)
5133 (9)

903

2:14.29 (5)
6036 (9)

10Lindsay Lettow

ABEO / Santa Barbara TC
5960
1001

13.84 (15)
1001 (15)

879

1.72 (10)
1880 (11)

667

12.09 (18)
2547 (15)

900

24.86 (14)
3447 (13)

905

6.18 (4)
4352 (11)

710

42.20 (9)
5062 (10)

898

2:14.64 (8)
5960 (10)

11Allison Reaser

Arete Elite TC
5865
1023

13.69 (12)
1023 (12)

842

1.69 (15)
1865 (12)

634

11.59 (19)
2499 (17)

945

24.38 (7)
3444 (14)

862

6.04 (8)
4306 (13)

639

38.51 (15)
4945 (14)

920

2:13.07 (4)
5865 (11)

12Jessica Lehman

Minnesota
5806
870

14.79 (20)
870 (20)

842

1.69 (13)
1712 (19)

751

13.36 (9)
2463 (18)

859

25.31 (17)
3322 (19)

804

5.85 (15)
4126 (17)

809

47.36 (3)
4935 (15)

871

2:16.55 (13)
5806 (12)

13Alex Gochenour

Unattached
5794
1060

13.43 (6)
1060 (6)

879

1.72 (12)
1939 (9)

704

12.64 (15)
2643 (10)

906

24.79 (12)
3549 (9)

825

5.92 (11)
4374 (10)

588

35.87 (17)
4962 (12)

832

2:19.36 (16)
5794 (13)

14Sami Spenner

Unattached
5724
891

14.63 (18)
891 (18)

842

1.69 (14)
1733 (18)

696

12.52 (16)
2429 (19)

912

24.73 (9)
3341 (18)

819

5.90 (12)
4160 (16)

669

40.09 (12)
4829 (16)

895

2:14.87 (9)
5724 (14)

15Chari Hawkins

ABEO / Santa Barbara TC
5720
1020

13.71 (13)
1020 (13)

916

1.75 (9)
1936 (10)

714

12.80 (12)
2650 (9)

886

25.01 (15)
3536 (12)

798

5.83 (16)
4334 (12)

626

37.86 (16)
4960 (13)

760

2:24.76 (17)
5720 (15)

16Tatum Souza

Napa TC
5662
952

14.19 (17)
952 (17)

806

1.66 (17)
1758 (17)

756

13.43 (8)
2514 (16)

849

25.42 (18)
3363 (17)

813

5.88 (13)
4176 (14)

645

38.82 (13)
4821 (17)

841

2:18.75 (15)
5662 (16)

17Kiani Profit

Unattached
5629
875

14.75 (19)
875 (19)

806

1.66 (18)
1681 (20)

713

12.78 (13)
2394 (20)

862

25.27 (16)
3256 (20)

744

5.65 (17)
4000 (18)

731

43.31 (7)
4731 (18)

898

2:14.63 (7)
5629 (17)

18Tiffeny Parker

Unattached
5612
978

14.00 (16)
978 (16)

879

1.72 (10)
1857 (13)

743

13.24 (10)
2600 (11)

839

25.53 (20)
3439 (15)

732

5.61 (18)
4171 (15)

796

46.67 (4)
4967 (11)

645

2:33.88 (18)
5612 (18)

DNFTaliyah Brooks

Unattached
1066

13.39 (5)
1066 (4)

991

1.81 (4)
2057 (4)

631

11.55 (20)
2688 (8)

901

24.85 (13)
3589 (8)

0

nm ()
0 (21)

565

34.66 (18)
4154 (19)

DNFJessica Flax

Unattached
1040

13.57 (8)
1040 (8)

806

1.66 (16)
1846 (14)

709

12.72 (14)
2555 (14)

848

25.43 (19)
3403 (16)

0

DNS ()
0 (19)

DNSPayton Stumbaugh

Arkansas
0
0

DNS ()
0 (20)

0

()
0 (20)

Women’s Pole Vault: Jenn Suhr Wins as Arkansas Gets Two Olympians

Reigning Olympic champion Jenn Suhr, who isn’t a fan of the US Trials format, will get a chance to defend her title as she won by clearing 15’9″. Former and current Arkansas Razorbacks went 2-3 as world indoor silver medallist Sandi Morris was the runner-up to Suhr once again at 15’7″ and Arkansas true freshman Alexis Weeks was third at 15’5″.

Results

PLACEATHLETERESULT4.40
14-5 ¼
4.50
14-9
4.60
15-1
4.65
15-3
4.70
15-5
4.75
15-7
4.80
15-9
4.85
15-11
POS
1Jenn Suhr

adidas
4.80

15-9
PPPPPPOOXXOOOXXX10
2Sandi Morris

Nike
4.75

15-7
XOOOOOOXPPXX12
3Alexis Weeks

Arkansas
4.70

OOOOXO6
4Morgann LeLeux

Unattached
4.60

OOXOXXX4
5Megan Clark

Duke
4.60

XXOOXXOXXX7
5Katie Nageotte

adidas
4.60

XOXOXXOXXX2
7Kylie Hutson

Nike
4.50

OOXXX5
8Kristen Brown

Nike
4.50

XXOOXXX9
9Kristen Hixson

Unattached
4.50

OXOXXX1
10Emily Grove

South Dakota
4.50

XXOXOXXX14
10April Bennett

ASICS
4.50

XXOXOXXX11
Melinda Withrow

Mountain West TC
nh

XXX3
Mary Saxer

Nike / NYAC
nh

XXX8
Leslie Brost

Twin Cities TC
nh

XXX13

 


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