U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials 2024

Noah Lyles, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Rai Benjamin Set Trials Records

Noah Lyles, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Rai Benjamin Set Trials Records

Noah Lyles, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Rai Benjamin all broke meet records as they punched their ticket to Paris at the 2024 US Olympic Trials.

Jul 2, 2024 by Maxx Bradley
Noah Lyles, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Rai Benjamin Set Trials Records

Over the course of 10 days, 12 meet records and four world leads were set in Track Town, USA, as Hayward Field hosted another U.S. Olympic Trials.

From beginning to end, Eugene was the site of world leads, meet records and even a world record, as the best athletes in America battled it out for a coveted spot in Paris next month.

Take a look at the 12 meet records set over the last two weeks at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials.


Nikki Hiltz, 1,500m


What a performance from defending U.S. champion Nikki Hiltz, who pulled away down the homestretch, ahead of Emily Mackay and Elle St. Pierre. 

Hiltz' four-second personal best was also the No. 2 fastest time in American history. Hiltz is heading to their second international championships and will become a first-time Olympian in a month's time.

Elle St. Pierre, 5,000m

Fifteen months after having her son, Ivan, St. Pierre is back at the top of American distance running. The Vermont native won a battle that went down to the line, out-leaning Elise Cranny in 14:40.34, with Karissa Schweizer coming in third. St. Pierre has said she is opting to focus on the 1,500m instead, opening up a potential 5,000m spot for Parker Valby, the collegian who finished fourth.

Masai Russell, 100mH

In a field absolutely loaded with world-class talent, Russell came from behind to run a historic time of 12.25, which is currently the world lead and a U.S. Olympic Trials record. Russell took eight-hundredths of a second off of the previous meet record, which was held by Gail Devers when she ran 12.33 in 2000.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, 400mH


Did we expect anything less from the world record-holder? Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone broke her own world record again, clocking 50.65. Anna Cockrell and Jasmine Jones finished second and third.

Valerie Constien, 3000m Steeplechase

In one of the fastest U.S. women's steeple races in history, Valerie Constien put the world on notice, running 9:03.22. Her time was the third-fastest in American history and the best since 2021. Constien was the lone returner from Tokyo and heads into Paris as the third-fastest woman in the world this year. Courtney Wayment and Marissa Howard both punched their ticket as well.

Maggie Malone-Hardin, Javelin

The three-time national champion is heading to her third Olympics, this time as the No. 3 thrower in the world. Malone-Hardin broke her own meet record, throwing 211-10 and surpassing her previous mark by over three feet. One throw was all she needed, leading through until the very end. Kara Winger finished second, while Madison Wiltrout finished second and third.


Noah Lyles, 200m


Just like he did in the 100m, Lyles took down America's finest sprinters in the 200m, breaking Michael Johnson's meet record of 19.66 from 1996. He clocked a winning time of 19.53, which is the fastest time in the world this year. Lyles held of Kenny Bednarek and Erriyon Knighton, winning his fourth national title in the event.

Bryce Hoppel, 800m

He said that after his first round that was going to take a 1:42 to win it, and he was spot on. The six-time national champion in the half-mile held off the field in dominant fashion, breaking the tape in 1:42.77. He lowered the previous meet record of 1:42.80, which was held by Johnny Gray from 1992. Hoppel's teammate Hobbs Kessler and Brandon Miller will join him in Paris.

Cole Hocker, 1,500m

The defending U.S. Olympic Trials champion shattered Matthew Centrowitz's meet record of 3:34.09, winning in 3:30.59. Hocker's effort was the sixth-fastest time in American history, just behind Alan Webb. Hocker held off the likes of Yared Nuguse and Hobbs Kessler, who each earned a spot in Paris as well.

Grant Fisher, 5,000m


The American record-holder didn't leave any doubt that he's still the best in the country and one of the best in the world. Just nine days after winning the 10,000m final in dominant fashion, Fisher showed off his strength, holding off a move from Abdihamid Nur. Fisher ran 13:08.85, obliterating Galen Rupp's 12-year-old meet record of 13:22.67.

Rai Benjamin, 400mH

Benjamin cruised his way to a new meet record and world lead of 46.46, lowering his own meet record by roughly four-tenths of a second. Benjamin said his goal wasn't too run fast, but win the meet and make the team. CJ Allen and Trevor Bassitt rounded out the top three.

Sam Kendricks, Pole Vault

Starting off the final with five straight clearances, Kendricks secured a height of 19 feet, 5 inches on his second attempt to take down both Chris Nilsen and Jacob Wooten. Kendricks is once again a medal threat, as he heads to Paris ranked No. 4 in the world this year.

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