Mile News Tagged Olympic Trials

Uceny aims for return to Olympics

July 02, 2016

“It’s the only thing I’m thinking about. Making the team is the only thing that matters.”

By Tim Creason, South Bend Tribune Correspondent

The last time the world got a good look at Morgan Uceny, she was lying flat on the ground.

The pride of Plymouth fell to the track just as she was...

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Five Things you didn’t know about Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton & The 1500m

July 01, 2016

The discipline's world record holder, who does not train for the 1500m, savors the final event as he knows it's the most exciting for the fans, and it's the most nail-biting to experience.

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom
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Shannon Osika continues family Olympic Trials legacy

June 30, 2016

“That’s going to be really cool being on the starting line with my idols, just unreal to me."

By Marvin Goodwin, The Oakland Press

Nearly 30 years ago, P.J. Osika and Andrea Bowman were competitors trying to make the US Olympic team at the 1988 Olympic Track and Field Trials in Indianapolis.

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Pre-Olympic Trials 2016 Q&A with 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano

June 30, 2016

First of all, we have to count our blessings every day. Next, we always try and find creative solutions to our problems no matter what they may be. Always stay positive.


Staying Vertical’s William Dyson of High Five Events, sat down with Leo Manzano, 2012 Olympic 1500...

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Rock Hill’s Brandon Hudgins headed to U.S. Olympic Trials

June 29, 2016

“I’m definitely on the upswing headed into the Trials. I’m not worn out, my body feels good as it’s ever felt, I’m as fit as I’ve ever been, I’m as fast as I’ve ever been."

By Bret McCormick, The Herald

Rock Hill’s Brandon Hudgins was hooked up to a chemotherapy machine during the 2008 and...

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Hayward Field ready to host its third straight U.S. Olympic Trials

June 28, 2016

Approximately 1,100 track & field athletes vying for coveted Team USA berths at Rio Olympics; 1500 meter heats begin Thursday, July 7 at storied venue

By Chris Hansen, The Register-Guard

Vin Lananna had been in Eugene for barely a month when he hopped onto a plane bound for Helsinki, Finland,...

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Lake Braddock’s Kate Murphy prepares for Olympic Trials

June 23, 2016

“I’m running as fast as I can, but I go faster with competition. I still don’t know what my limit is.”

By Charlie Ban, Run Washington

Kate Murphy knows she can run faster in the 1500 meters, she just needs competition.

She’ll finally get it July 7, when she races the first round of the U.S....

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HS Junior Kate Murphy Clocks 4:07, Qualifies for Olympic Trials 1500

June 18, 2016

“I knew this was one of my last shots at getting it [the Trials standard], and I just knew I had to be really brave.”

By Taylor Dutch,

BOSTON — Kate Murphy was on a mission to run the Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 4:09.50 Friday evening at Dilboy Stadium. She accomplished...

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Billings’ Christina Aragon punches ticket to Olympic Trials

June 14, 2016

“Honestly, I’m just really excited for that whole experience. If I could get out of the first heat that would be awesome.”

By Lindsay Ross Miller, The Gazette

Christina Aragon rewrote the middle distance records in Montana over her four years at Billings Senior, but after graduation she set...

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Uceny is back: wins Furman Elite 1500 meters

June 07, 2016

2012 Olympic Trials 1500m champion leads 8 women under the 2016 Olympic standard

By Meg Bellino, FloTrack

The goal of the Furman Elite 1500m is simple. Set up two races, rabbit them perfectly, and help athletes get the Olympic standard.

The event was a massive success on the women's side as...

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