Day 10 Highlights from the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials

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Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone set a new world record in the 400m hurdles to close out the final day of the U.S. track and field trials, a day packed with remarkable performances.

This day brought closure for the nearly 900 or so athletes competing at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, marking either the end of the road or their passage to Paris 2024.

See how the day played out below:

Men’s 400m hurdles: Rai Benjamin mounted a furious comeback, sitting in third place down the backstretch. He surged into first and won decisively, crossing the finish line with a time of 46.46, breaking his own Trials record of 46.83 and setting a new world lead time.

Women's 1500m: Nikki Hiltz defended their U.S. title with a four-second personal best time of 3:55.33. Emily Mackay of New Balance Boston also improved her PB to 3:55.90 to take second place. Teammate Elle St. Pierre, who pushed the pace for most of the race, finished third in 3:55.99.

Women's 100m Hurdles Final: The women's 100m hurdles final was one of the fastest in history, with the top six women going under the 12.40-second barrier. Masai Russell ran 12.25 to win, moving into a tie for #4 on the all-time list. Alaysha Johnson and Grace Stark clocked 12.31 to take second and third, respectively.

Men's 800m Final: World indoor champ Bryce Hoppel pulled away in the last 100 meters to run an almost half-second PB of 1:42.77, capturing his third straight U.S. title. Hobbs Kessler finished second in 1:43.64, and Brandon Miller was third in 1:43.97. Clayton Murphy, the winner of the last two Trials, finished seventh in a season's best 1:44.80.

Women's Pole Vault: Bridget Williams, Katie Moon, and Brynn King all cleared 4.73m to form the podium, with placements determined on countback. Pan-American Games champion Williams took first, defending Olympic champion Moon was second, and King earned a PB (and the Olympic qualifying standard) in third. Olympic silver medalist and two-time world indoor champion Sandi Morris was fourth with 4.68m.

Men's 5000m: Grant Fisher, the winner of the men’s 10,000m, added the 5000m title to his name, winning in a championship record of 13:08.85.

Men's Triple Jump: NCAA champion Salif Mane launched into the lead with his first attempt in the men's triple jump final and never looked back, securing the win and the Olympic qualifying standard with a PB of 17.52m.

Men's High Jump: World indoor silver medalist Shelby McEwen cleared 2.30m to win the men's high jump, while world finalist Daniel Haugh claimed victory in the hammer with a season’s best of 79.51m.

Women's Javelin: Maggie Malone Hardin won the women's javelin on her first attempt with a championship record of 64.58m. 2022 world silver medalist Kara Winger, who recently came out of retirement, finished second with 62.94m.

Results - U.S.A. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials.

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