USA Track & Field National News

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Two Olympic records and five medals, three of them gold, helped Team USA pull ever farther away from the rest of the medal table Thursday at Olympic Stadium. The U.S. now has 25 total medals, including nine golds, and has almost triple the next highest nation in the points standings. With 15 finals remaining in Rio, Team USA has already matched its gold-medal haul from London.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Team USA 5,000-meter runner Abbey D’Agostino (Topsfield, Massachusetts) has suffered season-ending knee injuries and will not compete in Friday’s Olympic final.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 6
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Ending a 32-year medal drought in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, American record holder Evan Jager (Algonquin, Illinois) ran a masterful race to earn silver and become the first American man to medal in the event since Brian Diemer in 1984. Four athletes advanced out of their respective track qualifying rounds Wednesday morning, while reigning Olympic champion Ashton Eaton (Bend, Oregon) began his gold medal defense in the men’s decathlon.
It was ladies’ night at Olympic Stadium Wednesday night as six Americans medaled in women’s track & field events, including a sweep of the 100m hurdles and a 1-2 finish in the long jump.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 5
Tuesday morning was a dose of déjà vu, as 2012 Olympic gold and silver triple jump medalists Christian Taylor and Will Claye repeated their medal finishes in Rio to add to Team USA’s medal haul at Olympic Stadium.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Jenny Simpson (Oviedo, Florida) made a mad dash into the annals of U.S. Olympic history, winning the first medal by an American woman in the 1500m. Along with Simpson’s historic run, seven other athletes qualified for finals Tuesday as track & field action continued at Olympic Stadium.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 4
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) ran the race of her life Monday morning, clinching the first Olympic women’s steeplechase medal in U.S. history and posting Team USA’s fourth women’s American record so far in Rio.
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