USA Olympic track and field team 2024: Meet the full roster for Paris, from Sha’Carri Richardson to Noah Lyles

Team USA is taking over Paris.

The Olympic track and field trials have all but set the American roster heading overseas to compete in the Olympics, and the roster is loaded yet again.

Few athletes were more electrifying during the trials than Noah Lyles, who picked up wins in both the men’s 100-meter and 200-meter finals to ensure he will be one of Paris’ biggest stars. Sha’Carri Richardson also secured her Olympic bid after a suspension kept her out of the games three years ago.

One standout isn’t going to Paris. Reigning gold medalist Athing Mu tripped during the women’s 800-meter race at the trials and lost what was expected to be a surefire Olympic bid. The fall raised questions about the fairness of the process, as just one misstep in a race can end an athlete’s Olympic hopes, but there was nothing Mu could do about it.

Here’s a look at the track and field athletes heading to the Olympics for Team USA.

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USA men’s track and field roster

100m

  • Noah Lyles
  • Kenny Bednarek
  • Fred Kerley

Lyles entered the Olympic trials as one of the faces of USA track and field, and he solidified his status by running a 9.83 in the men’s 100-meter final. Joining Lyles in Paris will be Kenny Bednarek and Fred Kerley.

Kerley won silver in the event in Tokyo, finishing four-tenths of a second behind Italy’s Marcell Jacobs.

110m Hurdles

  • Grant Holloway
  • Freddie Crittenden
  • Daniel Roberts

Holloway won silver in the 110-meter hurdles in Tokyo, and he secured another Olympic bid in Eugene by posting a time of 12.86 seconds. That would have been enough to win gold in 2021, so he’s very much focused on winning the event in Paris.

Roberts also competed in Tokyo, while the 29-year-old Crittenden is making his first Olympic appearance after finishing second with a time of 12.93 at the trials.

200m

  • Noah Lyles
  • Kenny Bednarek
  • Erriyon Knighton

Lyles’ stardom grew in the 200-meter at the Olympic trials, where he ran it in 19.53 seconds to narrowly beat Kenny Bednarek. 

The U.S. is sending the same 200m trio as it did in 2021, when Bednarek, Lyles and Erriyon Knighton finished second, third and fourth, respectively, behind only Canada’s Andre De Grasse. Lyles and Bednarek are both hoping to make a push for gold after medaling in Tokyo, while Knighton’s time of 19.77 at the trials indicates he can compete for a medal as well.

400m

  • Quincy Hall
  • Michael Norman
  • Chris Bailey

Norman is back in the Olympics after finishing fifth in the men’s 400-meter final in Tokyo, but it’s Quincy Hall who won at the Olympic trials by a healthy margin.

Hall’s time of 44.17 seconds signals that he could be in the thick of medal contention in Paris, as the speed would have been enough to earn Bronze three years ago.

400m Hurdles

  • Rai Benjamin
  • CJ Allen
  • Trevor Bassitt

Benjamin won the 400m hurdles final in Eugene by a margin of well over one second, easily punching his ticket to Paris, while Allen and Bassitt narrowly held off Chris Robinson.

Benjamin was a silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, and his sub-47 second time in Eugene indicates he can contend for a medal again. Allen and Bassitt are both first-time Olympians.

800m

  • Bryce Hoppel
  • Hobbs Kessler
  • Brandon Miller

Kessler was already headed to the Olympics after winning bronze in the 1500-meter final in Eugene, and he will have a second event to prepare for after a strong showing in the 800-meter.

Hoppel was an Olympian in 2021, reaching the semifinals in the 800-meter. His time at the trials was more than two seconds better than his semifinal time in Tokyo.

1500m

  • Cole Hocker
  • Yared Nuguse
  • Hobbs Kessler

Hocker, Nuguse and Kessler all qualified for the men’s 1500-meter by reaching the Olympic standard, after Hocker only earned a bid off of world rankings in 2021 but still managed to finish sixth in the Olympic final.

Nuguse previously qualified in 2021 but did not compete due to injury, while the 21-year-old Kessler is making his first Olympic appearance.

5000m

  • Grant Fisher
  • Abdihamid Nur

Fisher was already heading to Paris for his win in the 10,000-meter, and he beat out Nur by about a second in the 5000-meter to win his second gold of the Olympic trials.

Nur, who was born in Somalia but relocated to the U.S. with his family in 2006, is making his first Olympic appearance after the impressive showing in Eugene. 

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Both Fisher and Nur’s times at the trials are still a bit behind the time run by Tokyo bronze medal winner Paul Chelimo three years ago, so they will likely need improvement to contend for a medal in Paris.

10,000m

  • Grant Fisher
  • Woody Kincaid
  • Nico Young

Fisher, Kincaid and Young all easily met the Olympic standard in the men’s 10,000-meter, with Fisher posting a winning time of 27:49.47.

Kincaid finished just barely more than one second behind Fisher, while Young narrowly beat out Drew Hunter to earn his first career Olympic bid.

Decathlon

  • Heath Baldwin
  • Zach Ziemek
  • Harrison Williams

The Decathlon combines nine different events, and it was Heath Baldwin who prevailed with a score of 8,625 at the Olympic trials.

Ziemek is the only returning Olympian of the trio, as he finished sixth in Tokyo when Canada’s Damian Warner won the event with an Olympic record score of 9,018.

Discus Throw

  • Andrew Evans
  • Joseph Brown

The U.S. didn’t come too close to medal contention in discus throw in 2021, but Andrew Evans (66.61m) and Joseph Brown (65.79m) both look like potential medal contenders after impressive displays at the Olympic trials.

Sam Mattis, who represented Team USA in Tokyo, finished second at the Olympic trials but will need to wait for the updated world rankings to determine his fate this time around.

Hammer Throw

  • Daniel Haugh
  • Rudy Winkler

Both Haugh and Winkler are returning to the Olympics after becoming hammer throw finalists in 2021. While neither came too close to a medal, both posted higher distances at the Olympic trials and are hoping to contend this time around.

Haugh won the hammer throw final in Eugene with a distance of 79.51 meters.

High Jump

  • Shelby McEwen
  • JuVaughn Harrison

Both McEwen and Harrison were finalists in the Olympic high jump competition in Tokyo, with Harrison finishing seventh after posting a 2.33.

Harrison finished fourth at the Olympic trials but had the Olympic standard while the second and third-place finishers did not.

Javelin throw

  • Curtis Thompson
  • Capers Williamson*
  • Donavon Banks*

Team USA sent two competitors in men’s javelin throw, including Curtis Thompson, to the Olympics in 2021. Thompson secured another bid by posting a distance of 83.04 meters at the Olympic trials, while Capers Williamson and Donavon Banks are still awaiting their fates based on world rankings but should be in line to make the team.

* – World rankings will determine Olympic status.

Marathon

  • Leonard Korir
  • Conner Mantz
  • Clayton Young

Mantz and Young initially secured two spots on the U.S. men’s marathon team, leaving Leonard Korir’s status uncertain, but he found out in June that a third spot was unlocked and given to him. 

Pole Vault

  • Sam Kendricks
  • Chris Nilsen
  • Jacob Wooten

Chris Nilsen is headed back to the Olympics three years after winning silver in Tokyo. The biggest story, however, might be Sam Kendricks, who qualified for men’s pole vault in 2021 only to test positive for COVID-19 and not compete.

Wooten, who won silver behind Kendricks at the 2023 USA Track and Field Championships, is making his first Olympics appearance.

Shot Put

  • Ryan Crouser
  • Joe Kovacs
  • Payton Otterdahl

Team USA is sending the exact same men’s shot put trio to the Olympics as 2021, with Crouser seeking another gold medal and Kovacs looking to make the jump from silver to gold. 

Crouser, Kovacs and Otterdahl were the only three competitors to post a distance of at least 22 meters at the Olympic trials in Eugene.

Steeplechase

  • Kenneth Rooks
  • Matthew Wilkinson

Rooks took gold in men’s steeplechase with a time of 8:21.92, while Matthew Wilkinson also secured an Olympic bid by running it in 8:23 flat. Fourth-place finisher Eric Yager, a silver medalist in the 2016 Olympics, still has a chance to earn a bid based on world rankings.

Rooks and Wilkinson are both first-time Olympians, and each will need significant improvement from their Olympic trial times to contend for medals in Paris.

Triple Jump

  • Salif Mane
  • Donald Scott

Scott was one of three men who represented Team USA in the triple jump in Tokyo, but he was the only finalist among the group. He finished third at the Olympic trials with a distance of 16.87 meters but had the Olympic standard.

Mane thoroughly impressed in Eugene, posting a 17.52 in the final to easily win gold. That mark would have been enough for a bronze medal in Tokyo, so Mane looks like a potential medal contender.

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USA women’s track and field roster

Marathon

  • Dakotah Lindwurm
  • Fiona O’Keeffe
  • Emily Sisson

The U.S. captured a bronze medal in the women’s marathon three years ago, but Team USA is sending an entirely new trio to Paris this time around. 

Fiona O’Keeffe won this year’s Olympic marathon trials with a time of 2:22.10.

100m

  • Sha’Carri Richardson
  • Melissa Jefferson
  • Twanisha Terry

Richardson is the runner everyone wants to watch from the USA Olympic track and field team, and how can you blame anyone? She ran a 10.71-second 100-meter race at the Olympic trials to secure her place in Paris after a positive cannabis test kept her out of the Olympics three years ago.

Richardson will be joined by Melissa Jefferson and Twanisha Terry, with Terry beating out Tamari Davis by two-tenths of a second at the trials for the final spot.

100m Hurdles

  • Masai Russell
  • Alaysha Johnson
  • Grace Stark

Russell won the 100-meter hurdles final at the Olympic trials with a time of 12.25 seconds, while Johnson and Stark effectively tied at 12:31. This is a brand new trio headed to the Olympics to represent Team USA in the 100m hurdles, as 2021 silver medalist Keni Harrison finished sixth in Eugene.

200m

  • Gabby Thomas
  • Brittany Brown
  • McKenzie Long

Gabby Thomas won bronze in the 200-meter in Tokyo and posted an even better time in her win at the Olympic trials on Saturday. Brown and Long, who finished one-hundredth of a second apart in Eugene, could also be in position to contend for a medal. 

Not participating in the 200-meter in Paris is Sha’Carri Richardson, who finished fourth at the Olympic trials despite high hopes of qualifying for both the 100m and 200m. 

400m

  • Kendall Ellis
  • Aaliyah Butler
  • Alexis Holmes

Ellis, Butler and Holmes all ran the 400-meter in under 50 seconds, securing Olympic bids. 

It’s a completely new trio compared to the one the U.S. sent to Tokyo three years ago when Felix won bronze in the 400-meter. No runner ran under 50 seconds in the event in Tokyo, so Ellis (49.46), Butler (49.71) and Holmes (49.78) are all heading to Paris in medal contention.

400m Hurdles

  • Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone
  • Anna Cockrell
  • Jasmine Jones

McLaughlin-Levrone and Cockrell are heading back to the Olympics after competing in Tokyo three years ago, and McLaughlin-Levrone unsurprisingly left no doubt. The Olympic gold medalist won by a margin of nearly two seconds in the 400m hurdles final at the Olympic trials, setting a new world record and proving she’s as well positioned as anyone to defend her medal in Paris.

Jones, 22 years old, is a first-time Olympian. 2021 Olympian Dalilah Muhammad finished sixth in the 400m hurdles final in Eugene.

800m

  • Nia Akins
  • Allie Wilson
  • Juliette Whittaker

Nia Akins comfortably won the women’s 800-meter in Eugene, running a 1:57.36 and finishing almost a minute ahead of Allie Wilson. Juliette Whitaker also qualified with a time of 1:58.45, giving Team USA an entirely new trio in this event compared to 2021.

Athing Mu was the favorite in this event but fell during her race at the Olympic trials and didn’t recover in time to secure an Olympic bid. Without Mu, who won gold in Tokyo, it will be an uphill battle for Akins and the rest of the group to medal. 

5000m

  • Elle St. Pierre
  • Elise Cranny
  • Karissa Schweizer

Elle St. Pierre just barely beat out Elise Cranny to win the women’s 5,000-meter, finishing two-tenths of a second ahead, but St. Pierre, Cranny and Karissa Schweizer are all heading to Paris to compete in the event.

Schweizer and Cranny competed in Tokyo in 2021, finishing 11th and 13th, respectively, in the event.

10,000m

  • Weini Kelati
  • Parker Valby*
  • Karissa Schweizer*

Schweizer is hoping to qualify for both the 10,000m and 5000m competitions in Paris, after finishing just about even with Parker Valby at the Olympic trials. Both Schweizer and Valby will remain uncertain until updated world rankings are released.

Kelati, heading to her first Olympics, won in Eugene with a time of 31:41.56. All three Olympic trial times are still a far distance from what will likely be required to contend for a medal in Paris.

* – World rankings will determine Olympic status.

Discus Throw

  • Valarie Allman
  • Veronica Fraley

Allman is looking to defend her gold medal in women’s discus throw after easily beating out the rest of the field in Tokyo. Allman again dominated at the Olympic trials with a distance of 70.73 meters. Fraley, who finished third but already had the Olympic standard, posted a distance of 62.54 meters.

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Hammer Throw

  • Annette Echikunwoke
  • DeAnna Price
  • Erin Reese*

Annette Echikunwoke and DeAnna Price are guaranteed Olympic bids after meeting the Olympic standard of at least 74 meters in women’s hammer throw.

Price finished eighth in Tokyo, but both her and Echikunwoke’s distances from the track and field trials would have been enough for a fourth-place finish three years ago.

* – World rankings will determine Olympic status.

Heptathlon

  • Anna Hall
  • Chari Hawkins
  • Taliyah Brooks

The U.S. is sending an entirely new heptathlon team to Paris, and it’s a chance at redemption for Anna Hall after a broken bone in her foot prevented her from qualifying for the Olympics three years ago.

Brooks similarly missed out in 2021 after collapsing due to heat exhaustion at the Olympic trials. She now has a chance to compete on the Olympic stage for the first time, as does 33-year-old Chari Hawkins. 

High Jump

  • Rachel Glenn
  • Vashti Cunningham

Vashti Cunningham, daughter of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, surprisingly came up short of gold at the Olympic trials in Eugene, but both she and Rachel Glenn already had the Olympic standard and earned top-three finishes.

Charity Hufnagel won the women’s high jump at the trials but does not have the Olympic standard and isn’t expected to be placed high enough in the world rankings to qualify. 

Javelin Throw

  • Maggie Malone Hardin

Hardin is the only U.S. athlete guaranteed an Olympic bid in women’s javelin throw after winning at the Olympic trials with a distance of 64.58 meters. She was a finalist in the event three years ago but came in just under 60 meters in the final; her results in Eugene indicate she could be a much more formidable contender in Paris.

Long Jump

  • Tara Davis-Woodhall
  • Jasmine Moore
  • Monae’ Nichols

Moore already punched her ticket to Paris in the triple jump, and she secured her place in the long jump competition with a 6.98 at the Olympic trials.

Tara Davis-Woodhall, whose husband is a Paralympian, won silver at the world championships in 2023 and posted a distance in Eugene (7.00) that could have her squarely in gold medal contention in Paris. 

Pole Vault

  • Bridget Williams
  • Katie Moon
  • Brynn King

Williams, Moon and King all qualified for the Olympics by posting a 4.73 at the Olympic trials. Williams and King are making their first Olympic appearances, but Moon is heading to Paris with high hopes of defending the gold medal she won in Tokyo.

Steeplechase

  • Valerie Constien
  • Courtney Wayment
  • Marisa Howard

Valerie Constien is heading back to the Olympics after competing in Tokyo, though 2021 silver medalist Courtney Frerichs will miss the games after knee surgery.

Joining Constien are Courtney Wayment and Marisa Howard, who easily cleared the rest of the field by running a 9:06.50 and 9:07.14, respectively, at the Olympic trials.

Shot Put

  • Chase Jackson
  • Raven Saunders
  • Jaida Ross

Raven Saunders won silver in Tokyo with a distance of 19.79 meters, and she’s heading back to the Olympics after posting a 19.90 in Eugene. She wasn’t the headliner of the competition, however.

Chase Jackson won with a distance of 20.10 meters, which should put her on the gold medal radar in Paris. Jaida Ross, just 22 years old, threw for more than 20 meters in May and rounds out a very formidable shot put trio for Team USA. 

Triple Jump

  • Jasmine Moore
  • Keturah Orji
  • Tori Franklin

Team USA is sending the same women’s triple jump trio to the Olympics as it did in 2021 when Keturah Orji finished seventh. This time, Moore was the standout at the Olympic trials with a distance of 14.26 meters.

It took a distance of 14.87 or better to medal in Tokyo, so Moore, Orji and Franklin will still face an uphill battle to medal in Paris.

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