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U.S. Olympic Team Trials schedule for track and field

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USA Track and Field announced the schedule of events for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. The meet will take place in Eugene, Ore. from July 1-10.

The top three finishers in each individual event will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics, provided they have achieved the qualifying standard.

The schedule suits Allyson Felix, who could go for a Michael Johnson-like 200m-400m double in Rio. After the women’s 400m final on July 3, she would be able to rest until the first round of the women’s 200m on July 8.

Ashton Eaton, the 2015 male IAAF Athlete of the Year, set the decathlon world record at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. He then broke his own world record at the 2015 world championships. The decathlon competition will take place July 2-3.

The men’s shot put on July 1 will be the first event at the meet to qualify Olympians for the Rio Games. But the first USATF athletes will qualify to go to Rio at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles.

Four event finals are scheduled to take place on the Fourth of July. The last event final of the day will take place at 5:51 p.m. PT. Then the athletes will have a rest day on July 5, and the hammer throw will be the only event contested on July 6.

Here’s the schedule of event finals for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, along with the event winners* from the 2015 USA Track and Field Championships:

DateEvent Final2015 Winner
Friday, July 1Men’s Shot PutJoe Kovacs
Friday, July 1Men’s 10,000mGalen Rupp
Saturday, July 2Women’s Discus ThrowGia Lewis-Smallwood
Saturday, July 2Women’s 10,000mMolly Huddle
Saturday, July 2Women’s Long JumpTianna Bartoletta
Sunday, July 3Women’s High JumpChaunte Lowe
Sunday, July 3Men’s Long JumpMarquis Dendy
Sunday, July 3Women’s 400mAllyson Felix
Sunday, July 3Men’s 400mDavid Verburg
Sunday, July 3Women’s 100mTori Bowie
Sunday, July 3Men’s 100mTyson Gay
Monday, July 4Men’s Pole VaultSam Kendricks
Monday, July 4Men’s Javelin ThrowSean Furey
Monday, July 4Women’s 800mAlysia Montano
Monday, July 4Men’s 800mNick Symmonds
Wednesday, July 6Men’s Hammer ThrowKibwe Johnson
Wednesday, July 6Women’s Hammer ThrowAmber Campbell
Thursday, July 7Women’s Shot PutMichelle Carter
Thursday, July 7Women’s Triple JumpChristina Epps
Thursday, July 7Women’s 3000m SteeplechaseEmma Coburn
Friday, July 8Men’s Discus ThrowJared Schuurmans
Friday, July 8Men’s 3000m SteeplechaseEvan Jager
Friday, July 8Women’s 100m HurdlesDawn Harper-Nelson
Saturday, July 9Women’s Javelin ThrowKara Winger
Saturday, July 9Men’s Triple JumpOmar Craddock
Saturday, July 9Men’s 5,000mRyan Hill
Saturday, July 9Men’s 200mJustin Gatlin
Saturday, July 9Men’s 110m HurdlesDavid Oliver
Sunday, July 10Women’s Pole VaultJenn Suhr
Sunday, July 10Men’s High JumpErik Kynard
Sunday, July 10Women’s 1500mJenny Simpson
Sunday, July 10Men’s 1500mMatt Centrowitz
Sunday, July 10Women’s 400m HurdlesShamier Little
Sunday, July 10Women’s 5,000mNicole Tully
Sunday, July 10Men’s 400m HurdlesBershawn Jackson
Sunday, July 10Women’s 200mJenna Prandini

*NOTE: Byes to the 2015 world championships were awarded to 2013 world champions and 2014 Diamond League event winners

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