Felix to change Rio focus after falling agonisingly short

Tinsley hurdled his way to a third place finish in the men's 400 meter hurdles final on Sunday night to claim a spot in the upcoming Summer Olympics.

"[My coaches] pushed me through it, and now here I am, I am on the team, so I thank them for that", a relieved McLaughlin said, bronze medal and bouquet in hand.

"But when I look back and I see everything that happened I think it's quite incredible I was able to make this team", said Felix, who will be in the relay pool.

But it was the lack of conditioning, not the ankle, that slowed her on Sunday. She suffered an injury this spring after she rolled her right ankle after landing awkwardly on an exercise ball, the AP reports. She'll stay in Hollywood one more day to attend the ESPYs, the annual ESPN award show/red carpet cattle call.

It wasn't almost enough to help her book a trip to Rio. "She's the truth", said Carter.

Several of those athletes hail from the NY region, including 800 meter runner Ajee' Wilson, 22, of Neptune Township, N.J., and 200 meter sprinter Deajah Stevens, 21, of Bayside, N.Y. Afterward, she was scraped-up but smiling.

"I'll just take the time we have to get back and flawless the 400", she said.

After arriving in town last week feeling overcome by pressure, 16-year-old Sydney McLaughlin nearly didn't run the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

The 16-year-old finished third in the 400m hurdles to earn her spot in Rio. "I didn't know if I was going to make it and somehow I did". In third, but not without drama, was Brenda Martinez, who fell in final curve of the 800, perhaps her best event.

But she won gold in 2012.

The Americans will arrive in Brazil with an athletics squad likely to include 77 first-time Olympians. But with more free time on her hands than originally planned.

"Until a few weeks ago, I wasn't even sure I would be able to be at the trials", Ostrander said. Ricky Babineaux had a dive that didn't work out as well; he still came up.06 short of third in the 400 hurdles.

"I think it was more self-doubt", he explained. To this day, he is the only athlete from the UO track and field program to have done so.

Olympic champion Jenn Suhr won her 10th national pole vault with a clearance of 4.80 meters with Sandi Morris the runner-up at 4.75 event. "It doesn't get any easier when you get older", she said in an on-track interview. "When I give all I have and I run 22.50 [sic, 22.54], the speed just wasn't there". No wardrobe malfunction this time.

Molly Huddle finished in first with a time of 15:5.01. "I had my heart set on the 10 this year".

OTHER WINNERS: Matt Centrowitz won, as expected, in the men's 1,500. He'll be joined by Robby Andrews and Ben Blankenship. Her finish Sunday was the sixth-fastest in the world this year in the 400 meter hurdles.

Muhammad won the 2013 USA title but missed the meet a year later and then finished seventh in 2015. Kynard won the high jump competition, clearing 7-6 without a miss. "So I was just really thankful to be here". So despite missing out on the 200, she still has that.

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