Cancelled Run-Off Marks End of Trials

Jeneba Tarmoh withdrew from the scheduled runoff with Allyson Felix to determine the third and final spot on the U.S. Olympic Team in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash.

The status of the tiebreaker had been up in the air for over a week until USATF decided on Sunday to hold a race on Monday. That race never happened, though, as Tarmoh forfeited her spot early Monday morning. Tarmoh, who did not specify why she withdrew, will still travel to London as an alternate, and is eligible to run in the 400 Meter Relay.

Outside of the disappointing ending, the fans in Eugene had plenty to cheer about over the course of the Trials. Seven former Ducks earned spots on the U.S. Olympic team. That list includes Ashton Eaton, who shattered the World Record for points in the Decathalon. It also includes a pair of Oregon alums in the 1500. Matthew Centrowitz and Andrew Wheating finished second and third, respectively, on the final day of the Trials.

The outcome this week wasn’t as good for three Southern Oregon athletes. Max King (Crater HS, 3000 Meter Steeplechase), Ian Dobson (Klamath Union HS, 5000 Meter Run) and Kim Hamilton (Illinois Valley HS, Javelin) all made the finals of their events, but failed to qualify for the Olympic team.