Grant Holloway is the U.S. king of hurdles.

He's the only man on Earth to clock in at sub-13 seconds this year, and he's done it three times this week. Holloway posted the fourth-best 110m-hurdles time in history (12.86 seconds) in the final to advance to his second Olympic Games.

"Two-time Olympian, it just speaks for itself," Holloway told Lewis Johnson of NBC Sports. "My goal was just to come out here and execute each round."

Freddie Crittenden (12.93) and Daniel Roberts (12.96) finished second and third and are also bound for Paris. Roberts is an Olympian for the second time, while Crittenden is on to his first Olympics. The final was the first 110m hurdles race ever with three athletes posting sub-13 second times.

Also at Hayward field:

  • Noah Lyles posted a scalding time of 19.60 seconds in the men's 200m semi ("I wasn’t even really trying," he said postrace)
  • Erriyon Knighton, in just his second outdoor race this season, ran a blistering time of 19.93 seconds to win his 200m semi, joining Lyles in the final. Kenny Bednarek also posted a sub-20 second time (19.96) to advance.
  • Sha'Carri Richardson posted her personal-best time in the women's 200m semifinal, running in 21.92 seconds to advance to the final. She'll face stiff competition from Gabby Thomas, who ran a world-leading time of 21.78 in her semi, a race she called "easy."
  • Keni Harrison and Masai Russell lead the group of women's 100m hurdlers moving into the semis
  • Nikki Hiltz paced the women's 1500m semis to move to the final, where she'll be joined by Elle St. Pierre and Elise Cranny.
  • Rai Benjamin is still the class of the men's 400m hurdles field. His time of 47.97 seconds was the top time and earned Benjamin a spot in the final.
  • Hobbs Kessler, Josh Hoey and Bryce Hoppel all won their respective men's 800m semis, advancing to the final
  • Defending Olympic champion Katie Moon moved through the women's pole vault opening round to advance alongside Sandi Morris, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist

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

Women's 100m hurdles heats

Masai Russell highlighted the opening round of the women's 100m hurdles with a top time of 12.35 seconds. Russell, the NCAA 100m hurdles record-holder, qualified for the semifinal along with every other runner (all 27) who raced in the heats, due to the number of athletes competing and scratches.

Tokyo silver medalist Keni Harrison clocked in with the evening's fourth-best time (12.49) to advance.

"This season’s been different for me," Harrison said. "I’m just happy to be out here healthy. I thank God just for giving me the opportunity to come here. ... I’m just so excited to be here just having fun and staying present."

Tia Jones placed fourth in her heat at 12.90 seconds as she continues to come back from an ACL injury. Jones has experienced a turbulent 2024. In February, she matched the indoor 60m hurdles world record of 7.67 seconds at the USATF Indoor Championships. But in that same meet, she collided with the crash pads and suffered an ACL injury that kept her out of World Indoors. Jones returned to the track in May in time to compete at these Trials. With the fourth-place finish, she moves onto the semifinal.

Nia Ali, the Rio Olympics 100m hurdles silver medalist, jogged the race for a time of 20.38 seconds, finishing last in her heat. The decision was 100% intentional.

"Honestly, it was very last minute just because my warm-up didn’t go as planned," Ali said. "So I knew that everyone made it through, so just to be sure that I’m able to stand a chance to get on this team, I had to do what I had to do today."

After the Olympic silver in 2016 and a world title in 2019, Ali missed the Tokyo Games as she gave birth to her son, Kenzo. Despite her last-place finish, she'll race in the semi.

Lolo Jones, now 41 years old and 16 years removed from her Olympic debut in Beijing, also raced in the heats. Jones finished last in her heat with a time of 14.86 seconds but will still continue her march back to the Olympics. Jones also represented the U.S. at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in bobsled.


  1. Masai Russell | 12.35
  2. Alaysha Johnson | 12.37
  3. Tonea Marshall | 12.41
  4. Keni Harrison | 12.49
  5. Grace Stark | 12.52
  6. Christina Clemons | 12.56
  7. Talie Bonds | 12.66
  8. Amber Hughes | 12.73
  9. Alia Armstrong | 12.74
  10. Rayniah Jones | 12.77

Women's 1500m semifinal

Nikki Hiltz raced to the top time of the women's 1500m semifinals: 4:01.40.

Hiltz earned silver in the 1500m at 2024 Worlds in Glasgow and is looking to qualify for their first Olympic Games after placing 13th in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympic Trials. 

"I think I knew this heat was gonna be quick," Hiltz said after the race. "All the big names are in it. 4:01’s never felt so good. That was super fun."

Hiltz led the group of 10 athletes, including Paris Olympic 5000m qualifiers Elle St. Pierre and Elise Cranny, that moved onto the final. 


  1. Nikki Hiltz | 4:01.40
  2. Sinclaire Johnson | 4:01.68
  3. Heather MacLean | 4:02.09
  4. Cory McGee | 4:02.09
  5. Elle St. Pierre | 4:02.14
  6. Emily Mackay | 4:02.46
  7. Elise Cranny | 4:02:56
  8. Helen Schlachtenhaufen | 4:02.68
  9. Maggi Congdon | 4:02.79
  10. Addy Wiley | 4:02.92

Men's 400m hurdles semifinal

Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Rai Benjamin continued his romp through Trials with a dominant time of 47.97 seconds to advance to the final. Benjamin flew through the first 350m and was able to coast to the finish line ahead of CJ Allen, who finished second.

"It’s just about making the team," Benjamin said postrace. "I think once I do that, everything else will take care of itself."

Trevor Bassitt, the 2022 world bronze medalist, won the first semifinal in 49.02 seconds, while Caleb Dean took the second in 48.92. Benjamin's time was the top mark of the night.


  1. Rai Benjamin | 47.97
  2. CJ Allen | 48.16
  3. Aldrich Bailey | 48.69
  4. Caleb Dean | 48.92
  5. Trevor Bassitt | 49.02
  6. David Kendziera | 49.22
  7. Chris Robinson | 49.34
  8. James Smith | 49.43
  9. Khallifah Rosser | 49.72

Men's 800m semifinal

Josh Hoey, who placed seventh at the Tokyo Olympic Trials, stormed past Clayton Murphy by just .03-seconds in an epic finish in the first men's 800m semifinal.

Hoey was trailing through the first 400m but nosed past Murphy and Isaiah Harris in the home stretch to take the victory and punch his ticket to the final.

"It was just a really crowded race," Hoey said. "I’m thinking about positioning the whole time. I’m thinking, ‘Hey gotta go, ramp it up, try and kick,’ so I was just waiting for an alley to kind of open up. I saw it and just went for it.

"I’m gonna have to run fast in the final. I don’t quite have the standard yet, but I definitely think that’s something I’m capable of, and God willing, it’s gonna happen."

In the second semi, Hobbs Kessler snuck past Brandon Miller with a step to go and to win in 1:43.71, also the top time of the night and Kessler's personal best. Both Kessler and Miller will race in the 800m final. Kessler, 21, is already bound for the Olympics in the men's 1500m, but is aiming for the 800m/1500m double.

"I’m already going [to Paris], but I would like to prove myself a great 800m runner, too," Kessler said.

Bryce Hoppel owned the third semifinal, qualifying for the final with a time of 1:44.01, edging Jonah Koech by 0.46-seconds.


  1. Hobbs Kessler | 1:43.71
  2. Brandon Miller | 1:43.73
  3. Bryce Hoppel | 1:44.01
  4. Abraham Alvarado | 1:44.44
  5. Jonah Koech | 1:44/47
  6. Shane Cohen | 1:44.92
  7. Tinoda Matsatsa | 1:45.12
  8. Josh Hoey | 1:45.73
  9. Clayton Murphy | 1:45.76

Women's 200m semifinal

Sha'Carri Richardson posted a blistering personal-best 200m time of 21.92 seconds to easily win her semifinal and advance to the final. Richardson also ran a 21.92 at 2023 Worlds in Budapest and has matched that in Eugene. The first-time Olympian is in peak form as the Paris Olympics approach.

"I’m prepared for this moment," Richardson told Johnson postrace. "Every single time I step onto the track, there’s something to improve on, so I’m super excited that I actually was able to equal my PR. I’m just looking forward to tomorrow and just busting it wide open."

Richardson qualified for the Olympics in the 100m over the weekend but is now on the verge of qualifying in the 200m as well.

"[Going to Paris in two events] would show that divine timing is everything, and what is meant to happen is going to happen, and nothing will stop it," she said. "I feel like it is my responsibility to the USA to go to Paris and bring back those medals."

In the final, Richardson will duel with defending 200m Olympic bronze medalist Gabby Thomas, who soared to a world-leading 21.78 seconds in her semifinal.

"That felt like a very smooth and easy run for me," Thomas said. "This is my year, so if I make the team, I want to come out with another world lead, another PB, and to show everybody that I’m ready to compete."

McKenzie Long won the second semi in 22.01 seconds to book her spot in the final alongside Thomas and Richardson.


  1. Gabby Thomas | 21.78
  2. Sha’Carri Richardson | 21.92
  3. McKenzie Long | 22.01
  4. Abby Steiner | 22.03
  5. Brittany Brown | 22.08
  6. Tamari Davis | 22.10
  7. Tamara Clark | 22.12
  8. Jenna Prandini | 22.26
  9. Jadyn Mays | 22.33

Men's 200m semifinal

Noah Lyles glided into the men's 200m final courtesy of a 19.60-second run in the semi, a tremendous clip on a night full of sub-20 second masterclasses in Eugene.

"It felt real easy," Lyles said. "I was very shocked to see that time pop up. I wasn’t even really trying. I shut down pretty hard, too, in the end."

Erriyon Knighton, 20, ran his 200m heat in a lightning time of 19.93 seconds to advance to the final. In just his second outdoor race of the season, the youngster already has hit sub-20 seconds, raising eyebrows all over Hayward Field. Kyree King trailed Knighton by .32-seconds and will also race in the final.

Kenny Bednarek, who is already Paris-bound in the 100m, continued the sub-20 trend in the second semi, winning in 19.96 seconds to book his spot in the final. Courtney Lindsey finished just behind him at 20.05.

And Christian Coleman, aiming to qualify for the Paris Olympics 200m after finishing fourth in the 100m on the third night of Trials, advanced to the final with a 19.89 in the Lyles semi.


  1. Noah Lyles | 19.60
  2. Christian Coleman | 19.89
  3. Erriyon Knighton | 19.93
  4. Kenny Bednarek | 19.96
  5. Robert Gregory | 19.98
  6. Courtney Lindsey | 20.05
  7. Kyree King | 20.25
  8. Jeremiah Curry | 20.31
  9. Jamarion Stubbs | 20.31

Men's 110m hurdles final

Grant Holloway, as predicted, dominated the men's 110m hurdles final to advance to his second Olympic Games. In Paris, Holloway will look to win his first Olympic gold medal, which Jamaica's Hansle Parchment took in Tokyo. Holloway's time was just .06-seconds shy of the world record, owned by Aries Merritt of the U.S. since 2012.

Freddie Crittenden (12.93) and Daniel Roberts (12.96) placed second and third and will join Holloway on the U.S. team in Paris. 

"It’s the Olympics," Roberts said. "It means the world. To be able to come back here and do it a second time, not everybody can say that. It’s an honor to be here with my boys."


  1. *Grant Holloway | 12.86
  2. *Freddie Crittenden | 19.93
  3. *Daniel Roberts | 12.96
  4. Cordell Tinch | 13.03
  5. Ja’Qualon Scott | 13.09
  6. Cameron Murray | 13.15
  7. Michael Dickson | 13.21
  8. Devion Wilson | 13.28
  9. Trey Cunningham | 13.39

*Clinched Olympic spot