Doubled up. Felix finishes 4th, no chance for Olympic double

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Allyson Felix's chance at the Olympic double is over. She was beaten out for third place by .01 seconds by a diving Jenna Prandini in the 200-meter final at U.S. Track and Field Trials Sunday.

Felix was shooting for the 200-400 double, made possible when Olympic organizers changed the schedule after a request that originated in the United States.

She made the 400-meter final, but in her signature event — the one where she was hoping to defend her Olympic title — she could not make it through.

Prandini will be joined by Tori Bowie and Deajah Stevens, who finished 1-2.

The Felix loss overshadowed a performance by Sydney McLaughlin, who finished third in 400-meter hurdles to become the first 16-year-old to make the U.S. Olympic track team in 40 years.

 

All eyes on Sydney McLaughlin in 400-meter hurdles

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — New Jersey prep star Sydney McLaughlin became the first 16-year-old in 40 years to make the U.S. Olympic track team with a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles Sunday at the U.S. Track and Field Trials.

McLaughlin joins winner Dalilah Muhammad and runner-up Ashley Spencer on the team headed to Rio. Muhammad, the silver medalist at the 2013 world championships in Moscow, finished in 52.88 seconds.

McLaughlin's time of 54.14 was a junior world record. She will be a senior at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, next fall.

The last 16-year-old to make the team was 100-meter hurdler Rhonda Brady in 1976.