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Trials Day 3: U.S. Hammer Throw Record Broken, And Felix Makes Her 5th Olympic Team

Adam Eberhardt for TrackTown USA

Crowds at Sunday’s Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene got to see Rudy Winkler break an American record in the hammer throw. Winkler threw 82.71 meters, beating the previous record of 82.52 set by Lance Deal in 1996.


And, a familiar runner at Hayward Field, Allyson Felix made her 5th Olympic team in the women’s 400 meters. She said she was especially motivated because her young daughter was in the stands.

University of Oregon Duck Micah Williams made the finals in the men’s 100, but placed fifth, losing a chance at the Tokyo Olympics.  Still, he made a school record with a time of 9.91 seconds.


Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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