"Dad, I love you, '" Tatum said. She will head to Rio as the heavy favorite to become the fourth straight American to stand atop the podium at the end of the all-around finals on August 11, the brightest star on a squad that is very much the gymnastics equivalent of the Michael Jordan-led Dream Team that overwhelmed the 1992 Games. None other than Nadia Comaneci.
Only the top three finishers in each event at the cut-throat trials earned qualification for the Olympics.
Behind the pair, Prandini just held off a strong stretch run from Felix, the 400 victor last weekend.
Felix said she would not run any races before the Olympics, instead using the time to rest her body and recover.
Allyson Felix's plans to double up over 200/400 metres at next month's Rio Olympics, already accommodated by an adjustment in the athletics programme scheduling, came to naught on the final day of the US Olympic Track and Field trials as she missed the chance to defend her 200m title in Brazil by one place and one hundredth of a second.
London 2012 silver medallist Erik Kynard won the men's high jump with 2.29m ahead of Kyle Landon who cleared 2.26 and Bradley Adkins who managed 2.21.
In the men's 400 hurdles, 2008 silver medalist and former Gator Kerron Clement won to make his third Olympic team.
Sandi Morris (15-7) finished second and Alexis Weeks (15-5) was third. Hellena Wrappah represented Ghana in the 200 meters at the 2000 Olympics, while Ganna Demydova competed in the triple jump in 2012 for Ukraine.
"Right now Jenn is the best jumper in the world, and the jump she had today could probably win in Rio", said Rick Suhr, her husband and coach, to the D&C. In third, but not without drama, was Brenda Martinez, who fell in final curve of the 800, perhaps her best event.
Sara Bei Hall, a former teammate of Conley at Montgomery, also was in the 5,000 final but couldn't keep pace with the leaders and finished 14th in 15:54.99.
Past year at the world championships in Beijing, Huddle celebrated too early in the 10,000-meter race, costing her the bronze medal.
Rickie Fowler took to Twitter to say he's going to the Olympics. She's the first to qualify for Team USA's track team at that age in 40 years, and given that most runners peak in the early to mid 20s, this could be beginning of something special.
Dalilah Muhammad and Ashley Spencer took first and second, respectively, with Muhammad crossing the finish line in just 52.88 seconds. McLaughlin narrowly edged Kori Carter at the finish line in 54.15 for a world junior and world youth record.
Muhammad was almost upstaged by third place finisher Sydney McLaughlin, the 16-year-old from New Jersey's Union Catholic High School.
The last 16-year-old to make the team was 100-meter hurdler Rhonda Brady in 1976.