The nation’s top runners, jumpers and throwers will take the stage this week in Sacramento, aiming to earn places on the U.S. team for the world track and field championships Aug. 5-13 in London. The top three in each event qualify for worlds as long as they have met the qualifying standard. Defending world and Diamond League champions receive an automatic bye, although they are required by USA Track & Field to compete in at least one round at nationals.
Florida's men and Oregon's women were crownedÂ during the weekend at theÂ NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., wrapping up another year of college track. Here are four things we learned:The NCAA season is long and grueling, requiring athletes to peakÂ perhaps as many as six times from March to June â€” conference meets and NCAA championships indoors, high-profile relays, conference championships, regional finals and the NCAA championships.
Five things to watch at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Wednesday-Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.:Tennessee junior Christian Coleman, the reigning indoor champ at 60 and 200 meters, will try to become the first man to complete the indoor-outdoor sprint double (60-200 and 100-200) in the same season since another Vol, Justin Gatlin, did it in 2002. Coleman, the SEC outdoor runner of the year, has been spectacular in 2017.
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