The Latest: Katie Nageotte makes Olympic pole vault team
APTOPIX US Track Trials Athletics Katie Nageotte celebrates during the finals of the women's pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Charlie Riedel)EUGENE, Ore. — (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. track and field Olympic trials (all times local):7:30 p.m.Katie Nageotte’s pole vault of 16 feet, 2 3/4 inches Saturday put her on the Olympic team for Tokyo. Also making the team is Morgann LeLeux, who finished second with a vault of 15-5, and Sandi Morris, who was third with a leap of 15-1. ___7:10 p.m.Rai Benjamin won the 400-meter hurdles at the Olympic track and field trials Saturday, earning a spot on the team for the Tokyo Games. She beat her own American record twice during the Olympic track and field trials on a steamy Saturday at Oregon’s Hayward Field. It is also Price’s second Olympic team.wftv.com
Track and field adapts for storied meet held in 7 venues
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)GENEVA In a track and field season almost entirely wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, athletes and organizers are setting new marks in creativity. On Thursday, the storied Weltklasse meet will broadcast near-live from Zurich in an ambitious mix of social distancing and technological innovation. If this is what the new normal is for this period then lets attack it full on, the reigning Olympic and world champion said. Simply running on an actual track surface Felix in California, Taylor in Florida will be different with training facilities closed during the pandemic. Four months in the planning, the most complete track meet of the outdoor season is not expected to be a template for the near future.