1996 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)

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1996 United States Olympic Trials
Host city Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Date(s) June 14–June 23
Main stadium Centennial Olympic Stadium
Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Events 40 (men: 20; women: 20)

The 1996 United States Olympic Trials for track and field were held at Centennial Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the same venue as would be used for the 1996 Summer Olympics. This was effectively the new stadium's test run. The stadium was converted into what is now used for baseball as Turner Field. Organised by USA Track and Field, the ten-day competition lasted from June 14 until June 23 and served as the national championships in track and field for the United States. The Men's Marathon Trials were held February 17 in Charlotte, [North Carolina]].

The results of the event determined qualification for the American Olympic team at the 1996 Summer Olympics, held in the same stadium. Provided they had achieved the Olympic "A" standard,[1] the top three athletes gained a place on the Olympic team. In the event that a leading athlete did not hold an "A" standard, or an athlete withdrew, the next highest finishing athlete with an "A" standard was selected instead.

Medal summary[edit]

Key: Athlete without "A" standard, not selected.

Men[edit]

Men track events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Wind : +1.1 m/s
Dennis Mitchell 9.92 Michael Marsh 10.00 Jon Drummond 10.02
200 metres
Wind : +1.7 m/s
Michael Johnson 19.66 WR Jeff Williams 20.03 Michael Marsh 20.04
400 metres Michael Johnson 43.44 CR Butch Reynolds 43.91 Alvin Harrison 44.09
800 metres Johnny Gray 1.44.00 Brandon Rock 1.44.64 Jose Parrilla 1.44.86
1500 metres Paul McMullen 3.43.86 Jim Sorensen 3.43.88 Jason Pyrah 3.44.03
5000 metres Bob Kennedy 13.46.17 Matt Giusto 13.56.89 Ronnie Harris 13.57.49
10,000 metres[a] Todd Williams 28.46.58 Joe LeMay 29.06.89 Dan Middleman 29.13.81
Marathon Bob Kempainen 2:12:45 Mark Coogan 2:13:05 Keith Brantly 2:13:22
110 metres hurdles
Wind : +0.9 m/s
Allen Johnson 12.92 =AR Mark Crear 13.05 Eugene Swift 13.21
400 metres hurdles Bryan Bronson 47.98 Derrick Adkins 48.18 Calvin Davis 48.32
3000 metres steeplechase Mark Croghan 8.18.80 Robert Gary 8.19.26 Marc Davis 8.20.73
20 kilometres race walk Curt Clausen 1:29:50.00 Tim Seaman 1:30:27.00 Gary Morgan 1:31:00.00

Men field events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Charles Austin 2.30 m (7 ft 6​12 in) Ed Broxterman 2.30 m (7 ft 6​12 in) Cameron Wright 2.30 m (7 ft 6​12 in)
Pole vault Lawrence Johnson 5.80 m (19 ft 0​14 in) Jeff Hartwig 5.80 m (19 ft 0​14 in) Scott Huffman 5.69 m (18 ft 8 in)
Long jump Mike Powell 8.39 m (27 ft 6​14 in) Joe Greene 8.34 m (27 ft 4​14 in)w Carl Lewis 8.30 m (27 ft 2​34 in)
Triple jump Kenny Harrison 18.01 m (59 ft 1 in)w Mike Conley 17.57 m (57 ft 7​12 in) Robert Howard 17.19 m (56 ft 4​34 in)
Shot put Randy Barnes 21.37 m (70 ft 1​14 in) John Godina 21.19 m (69 ft 6​14 in) C.J. Hunter 21.07 m (69 ft 1​12 in)
Discus throw Anthony Washington 65.86 m (216 ft 0 in) John Godina 64.56 m (211 ft 9 in) Adam Setliff 63.27 m (207 ft 6 in)
Hammer throw Lance Deal 75.99 m (249 ft 3 in) David Popejoy 74.27 m (243 ft 8 in) Kevin McMahon 73.58 m (241 ft 4 in)
Javelin throw Todd Riech 81.86 m (268 ft 6 in) Tom Pukstys 81.58 m (267 ft 7 in) Breaux Greer 79.98 m (262 ft 4 in)
Decathlon Dan O'Brien 8726 Steve Fritz 8636 Chris Huffins 8546

Women[edit]

Women track events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
Wind : +1.1 m/s
Gwen Torrence 10.82 Gail Devers 10.91 D'Andre Hill 10.92
200 metres
Wind : -0.6 m/s
Carlette Guidry 22.14 Dannette Young-Stone 22.18 Inger Miller 22.25
400 metres Maicel Malone 50.52 Jearl Miles Clark 50.61 Kim Graham 50.87
800 metres Meredith Valmon 1:57.04 CR Joetta Clark-Diggs 1:58.22 Suzy Favor Hamilton 1:59.04
1500 metres Regina Jacobs 4:08.67 Juli Henner 4:09.49 Vicki Huber 4:11.23
5000 metres Lynn Jennings 15:28.18 Mary Slaney 15:29.39 Amy Rudolph 15:29.91
10,000 metres[b] Kate Fonshell 32:37.91 Olga Appell 32:43.79 Joan Nesbit 32:46.77
Marathon Jenny Spangler 2:29:54 Linda Somers 2:30:06 Anne Marie Lauck 2:31:18
100 metres hurdles
Wind :+-0.6 m/s
Gail Devers 12.62 Lynda Goode 12.69 Cheryl Dickey 12.76
400 metres hurdles Kim Batten 53.81 Tonja Buford-Bailey 53.92 Sandra Farmer-Patrick 54.07
3000 metres steeplechase
Unofficial event[c]
Courtney Meldrum 10:23.47 WR Sarah Heeb 10:25.44 Rae Henderson 10:35.93
20 kilometres race walk Debbi Lawrence 46:05 Michelle Rohl 46:37 Victoria Herazo 48:12

Women field events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Tisha Waller 1.95 m (6 ft 4​34 in) Connie Teaberry 1.95 m (6 ft 4​34 in) Amy Acuff 1.92 m (6 ft 3​12 in)
Pole vault Stacy Dragila 4.20 m (13 ft 9​14 in) NR Melissa Price 3.90 m (12 ft 9​12 in) Tiffany Smith 3.80 m (12 ft 5​12 in)
Long jump[d] Jackie Joyner-Kersee 7.04 m (23 ft 1 in)w Shana Williams 6.93 m (22 ft 8​34 in) Marieke Veltman 6.88 m (22 ft 6​34 in)
Triple jump[e] Cynthea Rhodes 14.06 m (46 ft 1​12 in) Sheila Hudson 14.05 m (46 ft 1 in) Diana Orrange 13.84 m (45 ft 4​34 in)
Shot put Connie Price-Smith 19.09 m (62 ft 7​12 in) Ramona Pagel 18.60 m (61 ft 0​14 in) Dawn Dumble 17.73 m (58 ft 2 in)
Discus throw Suzy Powell 60.58 m (198 ft 9 in) Lacy Barnes-Mileham 59.66 m (195 ft 8 in) Aretha Hill 58.04 m (190 ft 5 in)
Hammer throw[f] Dawn Ellerbe 59.06 m (193 ft 9 in) CR Leslie Coons 57.46 m (188 ft 6 in) Katie Panek 56.34 m (184 ft 10 in)
Javelin throw Nicole Carroll 57.58 m (188 ft 10 in) Windy Dean 57.10 m (187 ft 4 in) Lynda Blutreich 56.32 m (184 ft 9 in)
Heptathlon Kelly Blair-LaBounty 6406 Jackie Joyner-Kersee 6403 Sharon Hanson 6352

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Qualifying Standards 1996". Gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
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