Teen spirit: 16-year-old McLaughlin earns spot to Rio

In prelims at trials, she went conservative, taking fewer steps in her approach to make sure she would clear a height and advance. Huddle also won the 10,000 meters at the Trials last weekend.

Douglas, who finished second in the all-around event at the 2015 World Championships, will have a chance at redemption by improving on the uneven bars and adding a more hard element to her vaulting.

That is nothing compared to this: The 16-year-old is headed to Rio, and will be the youngest to compete for the U.S. Olympic track team since 1972, according to USA Track and Field. "I proved to myself today I could do it", Simpson said on the NBC telecast. Dalilah Muhammad and Ashley Spencer took first and second, respectively, with Muhammad crossing the finish line in just 52.88 seconds.

McLaughlin finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.15, breaking a decade-old world junior record.

But her high school coach, Mike McCabe, has a counseling degree that he put to good use.

McLaughlin, whose father tempted her into track and field as a six year old with the promise of giving her chocolate bars, said she was thinking of junk food as she powered to the line in Sunday's 400m hurdles final.

A University of Tennessee sprinter who ran a personal best of 9.95 in the 100-meter to place sixth at Olympic Trials, Coleman ran a 10.03 at the 2016 NCAA outdoor championships, breaking a school record set in 2002 by Justin Gatlin. It also marks the 20th straight Olympics where at least one Duck made the team in track & field, a streak that began at the 1932 summer games in Los Angeles. Hellena Wrappah represented Ghana in the 200 meters at the 2000 Olympics, while Ganna Demydova competed in the triple jump in 2012 for Ukraine.

Suhr, 34, is likely to start as favorite in Rio next month with Russian rival and two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva facing expulsion from the Games as part of a blanket ban on Russian athletes.

REDEMPTION: After stumbling in the 800 meters, Brenda Martinez tries to make the Olympic team in the 1,500 meters. Former Michigan star Amanda Eccleston finished fourth and missed qualifying by.03 seconds. Ben Blankenship held off Leo Manzano for third and the last Rio place - 3:36.18 to 3:36.62. Hinds Community College alumnus Ricky Babineaux missed out on the Olympics by one spot, finishing in fourth.

►Johnny Dutch dominated for 340 meters in the 400 hurdles, but he faded after clearing the final hurdle as Kerron Clement (48.50), Bryon Robinson (48.79) and Michael Tinsley (48.82) sprinted past.

France, Serbia and Croatia completed the 12-team field by winning qualifying tournaments in the Philippines, Serbia and Italy Saturday and Sunday.

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker ensured France's spot in Rio with 26 points, four assists and four rebounds.

The U.S., which won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics, is in Group A with Australia, China, Venezuela, France and Serbia.

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