Galen Rupp set a U.S. Olympic trials track and field meet record in the men’s 10,000 meters to reach his second Summer Games.
Rupp covered the distance in 27 minutes, 25.33 seconds yesterday in the trials at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
In the women’s 10,000, Amy Hastings had a time of 31:58.36, while Natosha Rogers was second in 31:59.21.
The 10,000 races were the only finals on the first full day of action at the trials. There also were heats in several events.
Defending Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt and Sanya Richards-Ross dodged rain puddles as they qualified for today’s semifinals in the men’s and women’s 400s. Merritt was the fastest men’s qualifier in 45.36 seconds, while Richards-Ross covered the distance in 51.69 seconds. The finals are set for tomorrow.
In the women’s 100 hurdles, defending Olympic champion Dawn Harper won her heat in 12.79 seconds.
In the women’s 100, Tianna Madison turned in the best time of 11.10 seconds. Molly Beckwith had the fastest time in the 800 of 2:00.61 seconds.
Tyler Mulder had the fastest time of 1:46.81 in the men’s 800.
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