Four area athletes are scheduled to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team track and field trials at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field on Thursday, July 7:
Cassandra Lloyd: 100 hurdles first round, 8:02 p.m.
Antonio Blanks: 400 hurdles, first round, 9:53 p.m.
Sam Prakel: 1500 first round, 10:21 p.m.
Katie Landwehr: 3000 steeplechase final, 10:48 p.m.
Area participants and how they fared in the U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials at the University of Oregon Hayward Field in Eugene. The top three in each event advance to the Rio Games later this summer.
Antonio Blanks: Completed eligibility at Ohio State University this past outdoor season. A Dunbar High School graduate. Qualified in the men’s 400 hurdles. First round 9:53 p.m. Thursday, July 7 (NBCSN). Semifinals 7:47 p.m. Friday (NBCSN). Final 7:51 p.m. Sunday (NBC).
Jill Cobb: Southwest Ohio Track Club, placed ninth in the 20K race walk (1:50:29.50) on the streets of Salem, Oregon, on June 30. A 1997 Cedarville University grad.
Carsyn Koch: Cedarville University, 800. Placed fifth (2:05.57) in her first-round heat this past Friday and failed to advance. Completed her sophomore year with the Yellow Jackets this past outdoor season.
Katie Landwehr: Completed her redshirt senior season at Michigan State this past outdoor season. A Tippecanoe H.S. grad. Placed fifth in her 3000 steeplechase heat on Monday (9:46.15), earning the final qualifying spot for Thursday’s final at 10:48 p.m. (NBCSN).
Cassandra Lloyd: Competing for Runners Plus Elite, previously excelled at Wright State University after graduating from Springfield South High School. Is in Heat 2 of the first round of the 100 hurdles at 8:02 p.m. on Thursday (NBCSN). It’s a quick turnaround should she advance; the semifinals are at 6:58 p.m. on Friday, followed by the final at 8:54 p.m. on Friday (NBC).
Chantae McMillan: Kettering resident, heptathlon. Consists of seven events: the 100 hurdles, high jump and shot put on Saturday; the 200, long jump, javelin and 800 on Sunday (NBC). McMillan, 27, was a member of the U.S. team in the 2012 Olympics at London, competing in the heptathlon. McMillan, 27, was a volunteer University of Dayton women’s track coach this past outdoor season. Was a five-time All-American at Nebraska.
Clayton Murphy: The Tri-Village High School alum recently signed with Nike after completing his junior season at Akron University. Won the 800 meters on Monday (1:44.76) to make the Rio Games. Also won the Pan Am Games 800 and was a World Games finalist in the 800 in 2015.
Joel Pfahler: Unattached, another Cedarville University grad (2013) who likewise placed ninth in the men’s 20K race walk (1:38:09.60) on Thursday, June 30.
Sam Prakel: University of Oregon sophomore and a Versailles High School grad, 1500. Missed the qualifying mark of 3:38.00, but made it in a “last minute” meet at Oregon on June 26, running 3:38.43. He and a teammate were added to the Trials to bolster a thin qualifying field. Will run in the first round Heat 2 at 10:21 p.m. on Thursday (NBCSN). The semifinals are at 7:12 p.m. on Friday (NBCSN) and the final at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday (NBC).
Jeff See: Runs for Asics Furman Elite, based at Greenville, South Carolina. Previously ran at Ohio State and is a Middletown H.S. grad. Was fourth overall (13:48.28) in Monday’s qualifying round of the 5000, advancing to Saturday’s 8:20 p.m. final (NBC). See, 28, also was a finalist in the 2012 Trials in the 1500.
Darien Thornton: Grand Valley State senior and Wayne H.S. grad, hammer throw. Just missed making the final of Wednesday’s event, placing 10th overall (68.49 meters/224 feet, 8 inches). Only the top nine advanced from the qualifying throws.