Muhammad Makes U.S. Olympic Team; Brown & De Grasse Make Canadian Team|
July 10, 2016
Dalilah Muhammad won the women’s 400m IH title to make the U.S. Olympic Team at the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., and Aaron Brown and Andre De Grasse made the Canadian Olympic Team in the 200m dash at the Canadian Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada today (July 10).
Muhammad (USC, 2012) blazed to victory in the women’s 400m IH to make her first Olympic Team by running a PR of 52.88. That time set the Olympic Trials record, the Hayward Field record and is the fastest time in the world this season and fastest since 2013. Jaide Stepter (USC, 2016) finished seventh in the race with a PR and USC record-tying time of 54.95. She tied the record set by Natasha Danvers in 2000.
Allyson Felix (USC, 2008) had her Olympic dream of a 200m-400m double come to an end when she placed fourth in the women’s 200m final with a time of 22.54 (-0.6). Felix was just .01 seconds behind the third-place finisher. Felix won the USA 400m title on July 3 and will represent the U.S. in the Olympics in that event and likely the relays.
At the Canadian Track & Field Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Aaron Brown (USC. 2015) and Andre De Grasse (USC, 2016), who both qualified in the 100m dash yesterday, did the same today in the 200m race for Canada. Brown took second with a time of 20.32 (20.315) and De Grasse placed third with a time of 20.32 (20.318) to make the Canadian Olympic Team in their second event. In the semifinals earlier in the day, De Grasse won his heat with a time of 20.56 (-0.3) and Brown won his heat with a time of 20.95 (-0.2).
Amalie Iuel (USC, 2017) ran in the European Athletics Championships 400m IH finals today and placed sixth with a time of 56.24. Yesterday she set the Norwegian national record with a time of 55.79 and will run at the Norway Track and Field Championships the first week of August.
Also at the European Championships, Zsofia Erdelyi (USC, 2012), who will represent Hungary in the marathon at the Olympics, placed 79th today in the half-marathon with a time of 1:21.32.