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Mitchell Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials in 3,000M Steeplechase

May 19, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Redshirt sophomore Kaylee Mitchell shattered the school 3,000m steeplechase record at the Pac-12 Championships on May 15 to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the event.
Mitchell finished third in the race with a new school record time of 9:48.30, besting the previous record set by her earlier this season.
"Some days you have it and others you don't, I am super grateful I had it that day," said Mitchell. "Learning to believe in myself has been hard and something I work on daily, so when moments like this happen it is extra sweet. This shows that you can do anything you put your mind to. I am very excited to say I qualified for the Olympic Trials in June!"
The U.S. Olympic Trials will be held June 18-27 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The first round of the women's 3,000m steeplechase is currently scheduled for June 20 at 6:35 pm (PT), while the finals are set for June 24 at 8:47 pm.
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