Day Seven Factoids Updated
by Dave Shrock, USATF Pacific President
- 44 first-time Olympians qualified for Team USA, including 7 from Day Seven.
- The women’s shot put was the greatest in U.S. track & field history with 8 women over 18m and 7 women over 60 feet.
- Emma Coburn’s 3.44 is the largest margin of victory for a women’s 3000m steeplechase in history.
- Brianna Rollins produced the fastest time in an opening round of the Olympic Trials 100m Hurdles, and she becomes the sixth fastest performer overall in Trials history with the ninth best performance. Keni Harrison ties for the seventh fastest performer and 10th best performance.
- Team USA will have 3 women’s triple jumpers represent in Rio for the first Games since 1996. Christina Epps hit the Olympic standard (14.15m) on her 5th jump (14.17m).
- Kara Winger led the javelin qualifying round with the only throw over 200 feet as she reached a distance of 61.42m/201-6, the second best distance in Trials history.
- Mason Finley led the men’s discus field with the only throw over 200 feet, hitting a mark of 66.72m/218-11. Finley becomes the fourth best performer in Trials history with the eighth best performance. His throw is third best ever in the qualifying round at the Trials, behind a 67.16m/220-4 by Mac Wilkins during 1980 OT in Eugene and a 66.90m/219-6 from Anthony Washington in Sacramento at the 2000 OT.
- Noah Lyles and Michael Norman are now the second and third fastest high schoolers all-conditions in the 200m. Lyles ran a windy 20.04 in the first heat, the second-fastest time ever run by a prep in all conditions. Norman clocked 20.06w, making him the No. 3 all-conditions high schooler ever.
- Three-time NCAA champ and defending USATF Outdoor champ Shamier Little suffered her first loss ever in 15 races at Hayward Field dating back to her freshman year at Texas A&M in 2014, when she finished second in heat five of the women’s 400 hurdles to Southern Cal’s Jaide Stepter. She won the NCAA Championships, USATF Junior Championships and World Juniors in 2014; USATF Championships and NCAA Championships in 2015; NCAA Championships in 2016.