Team USA

The results of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in track and field, held June 18-27, 2021, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, largely determined Team USA's rosters for the Tokyo Games.

Provided each athlete had already met the Olympic standard, the top three athletes in each event secured a spot on the team. This process presents an all-or-nothing, dramatic close to the qualification period, and until then, the rosters are largely empty.

Two factions of Team USA's trials in track and field had already been completed in 2020: trials for the marathon were held prior to the COVID-19 pandemic declaration on Feb. 29, 2020, in Atlanta, and trials for the men's 50km walk were held about a month before that on Jan. 25, 2020, in Santee, California.

The following athletes have been named to the Olympic team:

Track Events

Men's 100m

Trayvon Bromell

Ronnie Baker

Fred Kerley

Kenny Bednarek — 4x100 relay

Micah Williams — 4x100 relay pool

Cravon Gillespie — 4x100 relay pool

Men's 200m

Noah Lyles

Kenny Bednarek

Erriyon Knighton

Men's 400m

Michael Norman

Michael Cherry

Randolph Ross

Trevor Stewart — 4x400 relay

Vernon Norwood — 4x400 relay pool

Elija Godwin — 4x400 relay pool

Bryce Deadmon — 4x400 mixed relay pool

Wil London — 4x400 mixed relay pool/alternate

Men's 800m

Clayton Murphy

Isaiah Jewett

Bryce Hoppel

Men's 1500m

Cole Hocker

Matthew Centrowitz

Yared Nuguse

Men's 5000m

Paul Chelimo

Grant Fisher

Woody Kincaid

Men's 10,000m

Woody Kincaid

Grant Fisher

Joe Klecker

Men's 110m Hurdles

Grant Holloway

Devon Allen

Daniel Roberts

Men's 400m Hurdles

Rai Benjamin

Kenny Selmon

David Kendziera

Men's Steeplechase

Hillary Bor

Benard Keter

Mason Ferlic

Women's 100m

Javianne Oliver

Teahna Daniels

Jenna Prandini

Gabby Thomas — 4x100 relay

English Gardner — 4x100 relay pool

Aleia Hobbs — 4x100 relay pool

Women's 200m

Gabby Thomas

Jenna Prandini

Anavia Battle

Women's 400m

Quanera Hayes

Allyson Felix

Wadeline Jonathas

Kendall Ellis — 4x400 relay

Kaylin Whitney — 4x400 relay pool

Lynna Irby — 4x400 relay pool

Taylor Manson — 4x400 mixed relay pool

Shae Anderson — 4x400 mixed relay pool/alternate

Women's 800m

Athing Mu

Raevyn Rogers

Ajee' Wilson

Women's 1500m

Elle Purrier St. Pierre

Cory McGee

Heather MacLean

Women's 5000m

Elise Cranny

Karissa Schweizer

Rachel Schneider

Women's 10,000m

Emily Sisson

Karissa Schweizer

Alicia Monson

Women’s 100m Hurdles

Keni Harrison

Christina Clemons

Gabbi Cunningham

Women's 400m Hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin

Dalilah Muhammad

Anna Cockrell

Women's Steeplechase

Emma Coburn

Courtney Frerichs

Val Constien

Field Events


Garrett Scantling

Steven Bastien

Zach Ziemek

Men's Discus

Mason Finley

Reggie Jagers

Sam Mattis

Men's Hammer

Rudy Winkler

Daniel Haugh

Alex Young

Men's High Jump

JuVaughn Harrison

Darryl Sullivan

Shelby McEwen

Men's Javelin

Curtis Thompson

Michael Shuey

Men's Long Jump

JuVaughn Harrison

Marquis Dendy

Steffin McCarter

Men's Pole Vault

Chris Nilsen

Sam Kendricks

KC Lightfoot

Men's Shot Put

Ryan Crouser

Joe Kovacs

Payton Otterdahl

Men's Triple Jump

Will Claye

Donald Scott

Chris Benard


Annie Kunz

Kendell Williams

Erica Bougard

Women's Discus

Valarie Allman

Rachel Dincoff

Kelsey Card

Women's Hammer

DeAnna Price

Brooke Andersen

Gwen Berry

Women's High Jump

Vashti Cunningham

Rachel McCoy

Tynita Butts-Townsend

Women's Javelin

Maggie Malone

Kara Winger

Ariana Ince

Women's Long Jump

Brittney Reese

Tara Davis

Quanesha Burks

Women's Pole Vault

Katie Nageotte

Morgann LeLeux

Sandi Morris

Women's Shot Put

Jessica Ramsey

Raven Saunders

Adelaide Aquilla

Women's Triple Jump

Keturah Orji

Tori Franklin

Jasmine Moore

Marathons & Race Walks

Men's Marathon

Galen Rupp

Jacob Riley

Abdi Abdirahman

Men's 20K Race Walk

Nick Christie

Women's Marathon

Aliphine Tuliamuk

Molly Seidel

Sally Kipyego

Women's 20K Race Walk

Robyn Stevens

Global qualification process

National Olympic Committees (NOCs) can enter up to three athletes in each event if all achieve the standard within the qualification period.

The NOCs are also allowed to enter a maximum of one qualified relay team per event, with a maximum of 16 quota places total per event. The top eight teams at the 2019 world championships in Doha, Qatar, secured a spot for their NOCs in Tokyo. The other eight are selected through either the 2021 world relays or world ranking system.

NOCs with no qualified athlete or relay team are allowed to enter their single best male and female athletes in one athletic event each, with the exception of the combined events, 10,000m and steeplechase.

Qualification relies heavily upon World Athletics' ranking system, new as of February 2019, versus just times for the Rio Olympics and prior Games. The rankings, as explained by the international governing body, are based on athletes' average scores over a certain number of competitions in a defined period of time, taking into account both the result itself and the place or competition in which it was produced.

Qualifying periods

Marathon and 50 km walk:

Jan. 1, 2019 to April 5, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021

10,000m, 20 km walk, combined events:

Jan. 1, 2019 to April 5, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020 to June 29, 2021

All other events:

May 1, 2019 to April 5, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020 to June 29, 2021

Age requirements

All athletes must be born before Jan. 1, 2005.

Youth athletes born in or after 2003 can't compete in the throwing events, combined events, marathon, walks or 10,000m.

Junior athletes born in or after 2001 are not allowed to compete in the marathons or 50 km walk.