Thursday night in Eugene belonged to the stars.

Sha'Carri Richardson, Noah Lyles, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Grant Holloway all cruised through their events, marching their way through Trials comfortably.

The first weekend of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials was a whirlwind — Richardson and Lyles predictably sealed up their Olympic spots, while Athing Mu shockingly fell in the women's 800m final, taking her off the Paris Olympic team.

Night 7 featured finals in the women's discus and women's 3000m steeplechase events.

  • Holloway posted his second sub-13 second time of the week, dominating his 110m hurdles heat at 12.96 seconds to advance to the final. Daniel Roberts, Freddie Crittenden and Cordell Tinch will join him, while Dylan Beard will not.
  • Valarie Allman won the women's discus final by more than 8 meters, advancing to the Paris Olympics, where she'll look to defend her gold medal. Veronica Fraley is set to join her, while second-place finisher Jayden Ulrich needs to qualify via world rankings.
  • Richardson and defending 200m Olympic bronze medalist Gabby Thomas posted the top-two times in the women's 200m heats, both advancing to Friday's semifinal
  • Rai Benjamin, who took silver in the men's 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Games, opened his Trials defense with a victory in his heat in 49.56 seconds
  • 400m hurdles world record holder McLaughlin-Levrone torched the competition in her heat to book her seat in the semis. McLaughlin-Levrone crossed the finish line 19.4 meters ahead of anyone else.
  • Valerie Constien won the women's 3000m steeplechase final to clinch a spot at her second Olympic Games. Courtney Wayment finished second to make her first Olympic team, and Marisa Howard is also bound for her first Olympics.
  • Lyles, Erriyon Knighton, Courtney Lindsey and Kenny Bednarek all won their respective men's 200m heats to advance to the semifinal. Lyles and Bednarek are looking to qualify for the Olympics in the 100m and 200m.

See below for event recaps, highlights and more. U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials results by event.

Men's 110m hurdles semifinal

After posting the fastest 110m hurdles heat time in U.S. Olympic Trials history at 12.92 seconds, three-time world champion Grant Holloway further stamped his hurdles supremacy.

The 26-year-old cruised through his semifinal, clocking in at 12.96 seconds to advance to the final. Holloway is the only man in the world to post two sub-13 second times this year, and now he's done it twice this week.

"I'm just trying to channel that inner monster," Holloway told Lewis Johnson of NBC Sports. "Right now, I'm in the zone. I just want to stay there."

Freddie Crittenden, 2023 U.S. 60m hurdles champion, won his semi in 13.05 seconds. Daniel Roberts, the 2023 world bronze medalist in the men's 110m hurdles, won his in 13.11.

Dylan Beard, who appeared on TODAY after making headlines for pursuing Olympic track and field as he works his day job at a local Walmart, finished fifth in his semi at 13.38 and didn't qualify for the final. 


  1. Grant Holloway | 12.96
  2. Freddie Crittenden | 13.05
  3. Daniel Roberts | 13.11
  4. Michael Dickson | 13.19
  5. Cordell Tinch | 13.19
  6. Devion Wilson | 13.23
  7. Ja’Qualon Scott | 13.23
  8. Trey Cunningham | 13.26
  9. Cameron Murray | 13.27

Women's discus final

Defending Olympic champion Valarie Allman is headed back to the Olympic Games to defend her women's discus crown.

Allman owned the women's discus final in Eugene with a top throw of 70.73m to clinch her spot in Paris, more than 8 meters farther than any other athlete. The 29-year-old Allman won gold at the Tokyo Games but followed that up with a bronze at 2022 Worlds and silver in 2023. She will aim to reclaim her throne in the sport next month.

Jayden Ulrich, a first-team All-American at the University of Louisville, placed second with a 62.63m-toss. Ulrich hasn't met the Olympic standard of 64.50m and will need to qualify for the Olympics via World Athletics rankings.

Veronica Fraley, who finished third at 61.82m, has met the standard and will thus join Allman at the Paris Games. The 24-year-old is set to make her Olympic debut just 10 months after failing to reach the women's discus final at 2023 Worlds.

Reigning world champion Laulauga Tausaga-Collins was shockingly eliminated in the opening round after fouling out three times, so she won't be headed to Paris.


  1. Valarie Allman* | 70.73
  2. Jayden Ulrich | 62.63
  3. Veronica Fraley* | 62.54
  4. Erika Beistle | 62.50
  5. Shelby Frank | 61.55
  6. Elena Bruckner | 60.26
  7. Micaela Hazlewood | 58.93
  8. Jordyn Bryant | 58.78
  9. Kaia Harris | 57.62
  10. Cierra Jackson | 57.43
  11. Alexandra Freeman | 53.23
  12. Kat Moody | 51.30
    *Secured Olympic spot

Women's 200m heats

Five nights after clinching her spot in Paris in the 100m, Sha'Carri Richardson opened her quest to qualify in the 200m.

Richardson, who earned 200m bronze at 2023 Worlds, ran a scorching 21.99-second heat, just .07-seconds below her personal best. With that, Richardson cruised into the semis.

"Every time I touch the track, it's an opportunity for me to work on being my best self," Richardson said after her heat.

McKenzie Long, Brittany Brown, and Gabby Thomas all prevailed in their respective heats to advance to the semis. Thomas is the reigning Olympic 200m bronze medalist and is now one step closer to heading back to the Games.


  1. Sha’Carri Richardson | 21.99
  2. Gabby Thomas | 22.11
  3. Abby Steiner | 22.29
  4. Brittany Brown | 22.29
  5. McKenzie Long | 22.49
  6. Jadyn Mays | 22.50
  7. Anavia Battle | 22.57
  8. Jenna Prandini | 22.58
  9. Tamari Davis | 22.66
  10. Twanisha Terry | 22.71

Men's 400m hurdles heats

Rai Benjamin, who took silver in the men's 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Games, opened his quest to return to the Olympics. Benjamin posted a sensational time of 49.56 seconds to top his heat and roll into the semis.

Chris Robinson, Trevor Bassitt, Caleb Dean and David Kendziera also won their respective heats.


  1. Caleb Dean | 49.45
  2. Chris Robinson | 49.54
  3. Rai Benjamin | 49.56
  4. Khallifah Rosser | 49.93
  5. CJ Allen | 50.08
  6. Vance Nilsson | 50.13
  7. James Smith | 50.28
  8. Trevor Bassitt | 50.29
  9. Aldrich Bailey | 50.41
  10. Corde Long | 50.42

Women's 400m hurdles heats

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone entered this year's Trials as the women's 400m hurdles world record holder (50.68 seconds) and defending Olympic champion.

She opened her 2024 Trials with a rout in her heat, clocking in at 53.07 seconds to move along to the semifinal. McLaughlin-Levrone bested Deonca Bookman, who placed second, by over three seconds, crossing the finish line 19.4 meters in front of Bookman. McLaughlin-Levrone was able to jog the final stretch and still win emphatically.

"It felt good," she said postrace. "I'm just excited to be out here and shake off the nerves."

McLaughlin-Levrone said she lost two toenails training for Trials, and the loss certainly didn't hold her back in the opening round.

Jasmine Jones, Anna Cockrell, Rachel Glenn and Shamier Little all won their heats, as well. Rio Olympic gold medalist Dalilah Muhammad also advanced to the semis, finishing second in her heat at 55.51 seconds.


  1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone | 53.07
  2. Anna Cockrell | 54.71
  3. Shamier Little | 54.93
  4. Rachel Glenn | 55.03
  5. Dalilah Muhammad | 55.51
  6. Jasmine Jones | 55.54
  7. Cassandra Tate | 55.55
  8. Akala Garrett | 55.67
  9. Sydni Townsend | 55.72
  10. Shani’a Bellamy | 55.91

Women's 3000m steeplechase final

Valerie Constien clinched a spot at her second Olympic Games with a victory in the women's 3000m steeplechase final in 9 minutes, 3.22 seconds. The time is Constien's personal best and a U.S. Trials record.

Constien tore her ACL in May going over a barrier at a race and has since battled back to full health. She'll now take that comeback story to the Paris Olympics.

"I only started running on the ground in September, so just to be here is a really big deal," Constien said. "And to make this team ... I'm just so blessed."

Courtney Wayment finished second to make her first Olympic team, and Marisa Howard is also bound for her first Olympics.


  1. Valerie Constien* | 9:03.22
  2. Courtney Wayment* | 9:06.50
  3. Marisa Howard* | 9:07.14
  4. Gabbi Jennings | 9:12.08
  5. Kaylee Mitchell | 9:14.05
  6. Olivia Markezich | 9:14.87
  7. Allie Ostrander | 9:21.82
  8. Annie Rodenfels | 9:22.66
  9. Lexy Halladay | 9:22.77
  10. Logan Jolly | 9:26.32
    *Secured Olympic spot

Men's 200m heats

Noah Lyles already clinched his spot in Paris during the 100m final, but the reigning 200m world champion had already announced his intention to compete for four gold medals at these Olympics. Looking to book his spot in the Paris 200m, Lyles posted a time of 20.10 seconds in his heat. Lyles is also the defending Olympic 200m bronze medalist.

"Everything's looking good right now," Lyles said after his dominant win.

Courtney Lindsey, Kenny Bednarek and Erriyon Knighton also won their heats and will run in the semifinal. Bednarek is also Paris-bound already thanks to his second-place finish in the men's 100m final.

Christian Coleman, who was widely expected to earn a 100m Olympic spot but finished fourth in the final, is vying for a 200m qualification. He finished second in his heat, posting a time of 20.30 seconds.


  1. Noah Lyles | 20.10
  2. Erriyon Knighton | 20.15
  3. Courtney Lindsey | 20.28
  4. Garrett Kaalund | 20.28
  5. Kenny Bednarek | 20.28
  6. Christian Coleman | 20.30
  7. Robert Gregory | 20.38
  8. John Rutledge | 20.43
  9. Jamarion Stubbs | 20.44
  10. Josephus Lyles | 20.44