Olympic track and field trials: Local athletes, event schedule, how to watch :: WRALSportsFan.com

Olympic track and field trials: Local athletes, event schedule, how to watch :: WRALSportsFan.com

The U.S. Olympic track and field trials begin Friday in Eugene, Oregon, offering the country’s best their chance to make the team for the Paris Summer Games.

No athlete, no matter how well-known or successful in the past, gets a free ride at U.S. Olympic track and field trials, which open Friday and are the only place where the 120 or so spots on the team heading to Paris can officially be earned.

The top three in every event earn places on the team, assuming they have met the Olympic standard for that event.

The trials run June 21-30 on the University of Oregon campus.

– Associated Press

Athletes with local ties

NC State: Current athletes: Grace Hartman (5000m), Sam Bush (1500m), Brett Gardner (steeplechase), Xavier Branker (400m hurdles). Former athletes: Elly Henes (10,000m), Katelyn Tuohy (5000m), Gabbi Cunningham (100m hurdles), Hannah Steelman (5000m), Erika Kemp (10,000m), Savannah Shaw (5000m), Cravont Charleston (100m), Cam Murray (110m hurdles), Andrew Colley (5000m, 10,000m)

UNC: Current athletes: Makayla Paige (800m), Ethan Strand (1500m), Alex Phillip (10,000m), Parker Wolfe (5000m). Former athletes: Daniel McArthur (shot put), Jill Shippee (hammer throw)

Duke: Halle Bieber (200m), Christian Johnson (hammer throw), Erin Marsh (heptathlon), Lauren Tolbert (800m), Skyla Wilson (400m hurdles)

Campbell: Dominique Alexander, Raleigh native and Millbrook High grad (100m)

Durham Hillside HS: Jessica Wright (400m)

Hoke County HS: Maya Singletary (400m)

TV schedule

Friday, June 21

9-11 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 1-4 p.m. (Peacock), 6:20-11 p.m. (Peacock), 6:30-9 p.m. (USA),

Saturday, June 22

8:55-11 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 1-6 p.m. (Peacock), 7:45-11 p.m. (Peacock)

Sunday, June 23

8:45-11 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 1-4 p.m. (Peacock), 8-11 p.m. (Peacock)

Monday, June 24

8-11 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 1-3 p.m. (Peacock), 8-11 p.m. (Peacock)

Thursday, June 27

8-9 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 7:15-11:30 p.m. (Peacock), 9-11 p.m. (USA)

Friday, June 28

10-11 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 7-11 p.m. (Peacock), 8-10 p.m. (USA)

Saturday, June 29

8-10 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 10:30 a.m.-Noon (Peacock), 7:30-10 p.m. (Peacock)

Sunday, June 30

7:30-8:30 p.m. (NBC/WRAL), 5:50-8:30 p.m. (Peacock)

Schedule of event finals

Complete meet schedule

Friday, June 21

10:27 p.m.: Men’s 10,000m

Saturday, June 22

8:20 p.m.: Women’s triple jump

8:40 p.m.: Men’s shot put

10:38 p.m.: Men’s 1500m decathlon

10:50 p.m.: Women’s 100m

Sunday, June 23

8 p.m.: Women’s hammer throw

8:40 p.m.: Men’s pole vault

9:40 p.m.: Men’s javelin throw

9:58 p.m.: Women’s 400m

10:07 p.m.: Men’s 3000m steeplechase

10:49 p.m.: Men’s 100m

Monday, June 24

8:15 p.m.: Women’s high jump

8:25 p.m.: Men’s long jump

8:47 p.m.: Men’s 1500m

9:59 p.m.: Men’s 400m

10:09 p.m.: Women’s 5000m

10:32 p.m.: Women’s 800m

Thursday, June 27

7:50 p.m.: Women’s discus throw

10:18 p.m.: Women’s 3000m steeplechase

Friday, June 28

10:50 p.m.: Men’s 110m hurdles

Saturday, June 29

7:30 p.m.: Men’s discus throw

8:20 p.m.: Women’s long jump

8:27 p.m.: Women’s 200m

8:50 p.m.: Women’s shot put

9:09 p.m.: Women’s 10,000m

10:49 p.m.: Men’s 200m

Sunday, June 30

5:50 p.m.: Men’s hammer throw

6:15 p.m.: Women’s pole vault

6:30 p.m.: Men’s high jump

6:55 p.m.: Men’s triple jump

7:10 p.m.: Women’s javelin throw

7:30 p.m.: Men’s 5000m

7:51 p.m.: Men’s 800m

8 p.m.: Women’s 100m hurdles

8:09 p.m.: Women’s 1500m

8:20 p.m.: Men’s 400m hurdles

8:29 p.m.: Women’s 400m hurdles

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