US Olympic track and field trials: Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone up next (2024)

Ellen J. HorrowUSA TODAY

The 2024 U.S. Olympic track and field trials resume Thursday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, following two rest days for the competitors.

Action will continue through Sunday evening, when the last events are held, and the final Olympic berths will be determined for the 2024 Paris Summer Games. Each day at least one final will be contested, but there will also be compelling heat races and semifinals in some marquee events.

Some huge stars are also set to hit the track for the first time at the 2024 Trials, including Tokyo medalists Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, Rai Benjamin and Keni Harrison. And America’s fastest man and woman – Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson – return to the track as each tries to qualify for a second individual event in Paris.

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Here’s what’s on tap for the final four days of competition:

Thursday, June 27

  • First event starts at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. local) – Men's 800 meter heats.
  • TV – NBC: 8-9 p.m. ET; USA Network: 9-11 p.m. ET (Watch FREE on Fubo).
  • Live stream – Peaco*ck: 7:15-11:30 p.m. ET; Also on the NBC Sports website and the NBC Sports app.
  • Finals scheduled: Women's discus and women's 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Key events

The hurdlers will take center stage as all eyes turn to Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, the defending Olympic gold medalist and world record holder, who hits the track for the first time in the women's 400-meter hurdle heats. The men will also begin heats in the 400-meter hurdles with Tokyo silver medalist Rai Benjamin leading the way. The men's 110-meter hurdles move to the semifinal rounds, with Grant Holloway, the Tokyo silver medalist, seeking to reach the final.

American record holder Valarie Allman seeks a return trip to the Olympics and a chance to defend her Tokyo gold medal in the women's discus final, while a new crop of steeplechase competitors will try to reach their first Olympics.

And fresh off theirs triumph in the 100 meters, Sha’Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles take aim at sprint doubles as the men's and women's 200 meter heats begin.

Friday, June 28

  • First event starts at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local) – Women's javelin first round.
  • TV – USA Network: 8-10 p.m. ET; NBC: 10-11 p.m. ET (Watch FREE on Fubo).
  • Live stream – Peaco*ck: 7-11 p.m. ET; Also on the NBC Sports website and the NBC Sports app.
  • Finals scheduled: Men's 110-meter hurdles.

Key events

The final of the men's 110-meter hurdles will conclude an action-packed day, and the women's 100 meter hurdles will begin as Keni Harrison, who won silver in Tokyo, hits the track in the heats.

Semifinals will also be conducted in the men's and women's 200 meters, the men's 400-meter hurdles, the men's 800 and the women's 1,500. The 1,500 semifinals are likely to feature Elle St. Pierre and Elise Cranny, who already qualified for Paris in the 5,000 after a 1-2 finish.

Katie Moon (néeNageotte), who won gold in Tokyo, makes her first appearance at the 2024 trials in the first round of the women's pole vault. The women's shot put also begins as reigning silver medalist Raven Saunders and a contigent of Olympic hopefuls take aim in the first round.

Saturday, June 29

  • First event starts at 10:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. local) – Men's and women's 20K racewalk final.
  • TV – NBC: 8-10 p.m. ET (Watch FREE on Fubo).
  • Live stream – Peaco*ck: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET and 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. ET; Also on the NBC Sports website and the NBC Sports app.
  • Finals scheduled: Men's and women's 20K racewalk final, men's discus, women's long jump, women's 200 meters, women's shot put, women's 10,000 meters, men's 200 meters.

Key events

Eight finals are on tap, highlighted by the finals of the 200 meters for both men and women. Presuming they get through heats and semifinals cleanly, we should see Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson race for more medals.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone should also be back on track in the semifinals of the women's 400-meter hurdles.

Sunday, June 30

  • First event starts at 5:50 p.m. ET (2:50 p.m. local) – Men's hammer throw final.
  • TV – NBC: 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET (Watch FREE on Fubo).
  • Live stream – Peaco*ck: 5:50-8:30 p.m. ET; Also on the NBC Sports website and the NBC Sports app.
  • Finals scheduled: Men's hammer throw, women's pole vault, men's high jump, men's triple jump, women's javelin, men's 5,000 meters, men's 800 meters, women's 100-meter hurdles; women's 1,500 meters, men's 400-meter hurdles, women's 400-meter hurdles.

Key events

If you like finals, then this is the day to tune in. Gold medalist Katie Moon (néeNageotte) should be back on the field in the women's pole vault final, while men will be contending for berths in the high jump and triple jump before the men's distance runners take the track in the 5,000 meters.

The best female hurdlers return, and if all goes well in the heats and semifinals, that means one more opportunity to watch Keni Harrison in the 100-meter hurdles and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone in the 400-meter hurdles. It also likely means one more chance to watch defending silver medalist Rai Benjamin in the men's 400 hurdles.

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