2008 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)

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2008 United States Olympic Trials
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Host city Eugene, Oregon, United States
Date(s) June 27–July 8
Main stadium Hayward Field
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Level Senior
Type Outdoor
Events 40 (men: 20; women: 20)

The 2008 United States Olympic Trials for track and field were held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Organised by USA Track and Field, the ten-day competition lasted from June 27 until July 8 and served as the national championships in track and field for the United States.

The results of the event determined qualification for the American Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing. Provided they had achieved the Olympic "A" standard, 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.

The trials for the men's marathon were held November 3, 2007 in New York City,[1] the women's marathon were held April 20 in Boston[2] and the trials for the men's 50 km race walk were held February 9 in Miami, Florida.[3]

Medal summary[edit]

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

Men[edit]

Men track events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(Wind: +4.1 m/s)
Tyson Gay 9.68w Walter Dix 9.80w Darvis Patton 9.84w
200 metres Walter Dix 19.852 Shawn Crawford 19.857 Wallace Spearmon 19.90
400 metres LaShawn Merritt 44.00 Jeremy Wariner 44.20 David Neville 44.61
800 metres
See also Oregon Sweep
Nick Symmonds 1:44.10 Andrew Wheating 1:45.03 Christian Smith 1:45.47
1500 metres Bernard Lagat 3:40.37 Leonel Manzano 3:40.90 Lopez Lomong 3:41.00
5000 metres Bernard Lagat 13:27.47 Matt Tegenkamp 13:29.68 Ian Dobson 13:29.76
10,000 metres Abdi Abdirahman 27:41.89 Galen Rupp 27:43.11 Jorge Torres 27:46.33
Marathon Ryan Hall 2:09:02 Dathan Ritzenhein 2:11:07 Brian Sell 2:11:40
110 metres hurdles David Oliver 12.95 Terrence Trammell 13.00 David Payne 13.25
400 metres hurdles Bershawn Jackson 48.17 Kerron Clement 48.36 Angelo Taylor 48.42
3000 metres steeplechase Anthony Famiglietti 8:20.24 William Nelson 8:21.47 Joshua McAdams 8:21.99
20 km walk Kevin Eastler 1:27:08.00 Matthew Boyles 1:28:20.00 Patrick Stroupe 1:29:17.00

Men field events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Jesse Williams 2.30 m (7 ft 6​12 in) Jamie Nieto 2.27 m (7 ft 5​14 in) Andra Manson 2.27 m (7 ft 5​14 in)
Pole vault Derek Miles 5.80 m (19 ft 0​14 in) Jeff Hartwig 5.70 m (18 ft 8​14 in) Brad Walker 5.65 m (18 ft 6​14 in)
Long jump Trevell Quinley 8.36 m (27 ft 5 in) Brian Johnson 8.30 m (27 ft 2​34 in) Miguel Pate 8.22 m (26 ft 11​12 in)
Triple jump Aarik Wilson 17.43 m (57 ft 2 in) Kenta Bell 17.23 m (56 ft 6​14 in) Rafeeq Curry 17.21 m (56 ft 5​12 in)
Shot put Reese Hoffa 22.10 m (72 ft 6 in) Christian Cantwell 21.71 m (71 ft 2​12 in) Adam Nelson 20.89 m (68 ft 6​14 in)
Discus throw Ian Waltz 65.87 m (216 ft 1 in) Michael Robertson 63.73 m (209 ft 1 in) Casey Malone 62.67 m (205 ft 7 in)
Hammer throw A. G. Kruger 75.56 m (247 ft 10 in) Kevin McMahon 74.49 m (244 ft 4 in) Jake Freeman 73.59 m (241 ft 5 in)
Javelin throw[a] Bobby Smith 76.06 m (249 ft 6 in) Mike Hazle 75.76 m (248 ft 6 in) Brian Chaput 75.63 m (248 ft 1 in)
Decathlon Bryan Clay 8832 CR Trey Hardee 8534 Tom Pappas 8511

Notes[edit]

a As a result of Bobby Smith and Brian Chaput not having the "A" standard of 77.00 m, fifth-placed Leigh Smith and Breaux Greer who was eliminated in the preliminary round were included.

Women[edit]

Women track events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Muna Lee 10.85 Torri Edwards 10.90 Lauryn Williams 10.90
200 metres Allyson Felix 21.82 Muna Lee 21.99 Marshevet Hooker 22.20
400 metres Sanya Richards 49.89 Mary Wineberg 50.85 DeeDee Trotter 50.88
800 metres Hazel Clark 1:59.82 Alice Schmidt 2:00.46 Kameisha Bennett 2:01.20
1500 metres Shannon Rowbury 4:05.48 Erin Donohue 4:08.20 Christin Wurth 4:08.48
5000 metres Kara Goucher 15:01.02 Jennifer Rhines 15:02.02 Shalane Flanagan 15:02.81
10,000 metres Shalane Flanagan 31:34.81 Kara Goucher 31:37.72 Amy Begley 31:43.60
Marathon Deena Kastor 2:29:35 Magdalena Lewy Boulet 2:30:19 Blake Russell 2:32:40
100 metres hurdles
wind +3.8
Lolo Jones 12.29 Damu Cherry 12.58 Dawn Harper 12.62
400 metres hurdles Tiffany Williams 54.03 Queen Harrison 54.60 Sheena Tosta 54.62
3000 metres steeplechase Anna Willard 9:27.59 CR Lindsey Anderson 9:30.75 Jennifer Barringer 9:33.11
20 km walk Joanne Dow 1:35:11.00 Teresa Vaill 1:36:35.00 Susan Armenta 1:42:12.00

Women field events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Chaunte Howard 1.97 m (6 ft 5​12 in) Amy Acuff 1.93 m (6 ft 3​34 in) Sharon Day 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Pole vault Jennifer Stuczynski 4.92 m (16 ft 1​12 in) NR April Steiner Bennett 4.60 m (15 ft 1 in) Erica Bartolina 4.55 m (14 ft 11 in)
Long jump Brittney Reese 6.95 m (22 ft 9​12 in) Grace Upshaw 6.88 m (22 ft 6​34 in) Funmi Jimoh 6.72 m (22 ft 0​12 in)
Triple jump Shani Marks 14.38 m (47 ft 2 in) Shakeema Welsch 14.27 m (46 ft 9​34 in) Erica McLain 13.96 m (45 ft 9​12 in)
Shot put Michelle Carter 18.85 m (61 ft 10 in) Kristin Heaston 18.34 m (60 ft 2 in) Jillian Camarena 18.12 m (59 ft 5​14 in)
Discus throw Aretha Thurmond 65.20 m (213 ft 10 in) Suzy Powell-Roos 62.92 m (206 ft 5 in) Stephanie Brown Trafton 62.65 m (205 ft 6 in)
Hammer throw Jessica Cosby 70.72 m (232 ft 0 in) CR Amber Campbell 69.24 m (227 ft 1 in) Sarah Veress 68.60 m (225 ft 0 in)
Javelin throw[b] Kara Patterson 61.51 m (201 ft 9 in) Dana Pounds 59.79 m (196 ft 1 in) Rachel Yurkovich 58.04 m (190 ft 5 in)
Heptathlon Hyleas Fountain 6667 pts Jacquelyn Johnson 6347 pts Diana Pickler 6257 pts

Notes[edit]

b As neither Dana Pounds or Rachel Yurkovich met the "A" standard of 60.50 m, fourth-placed Kim Kreiner was included.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Events - 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Men's Marathon". USATF. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Events - 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Women's Marathon". USATF. 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Events - 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Men's 50 km Race Walk". USATF. 2008-02-09. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 

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