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Twelve Current Or Former Huskies Face Olympic Trials

Jun 17, 2021

2020 U.S. Olympic Trials
Eugene, Ore. | Hayward Field
June 18-27, 2021

Event Schedule | Broadcast Schedule

SEATTLE – The most anticipated track and field meet in the U.S. arrives at last, five years since the last installment. The U.S. Olympic Trials begin this Friday, June 18, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. and continue until Sunday, June 27, determining the team that will represent America at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.
 
Twelve athletes with Husky ties, including four Dawgs that just competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, will compete for the trip to Tokyo. Team USA will once again send three athletes in each event to the Olympics, so top-three is the goal for the nation's elite athletes. Top-three finishers must also have the Olympic Standard to make the team.
 
The four Huskies that are right back at Hayward after competing at NCAAs last week include Cass Elliott in the 400m hurdles, Elijah Mason in the discus, Katie Rainsberger in the steeplechase, and Jonah Wilson in the shot put.
 
Three current Husky volunteer assistant coaches will take part: Alli Cash in the 1,500m and 5,000m, class of 2019 grad Olivia Gruver in the pole vault, and Sam Prakel in the 1,500m.
 
A total of six Husky alumni will chase their dreams, including Gruver. Lindsay Flanagan is in the women's 10k, Eleanor Fulton is in the women's 1,500-meters, Mel Lawrence is in the women's steeplechase, Denham Patricelli throws the javelin, and Izaic Yorks will run the men's 1,500-meters.
 
First up on Friday will be Cash and Fulton in the 1,500-meter first round, and Jonah Wilson in the shot put, which will have qualifying rounds at 12 noon and the finals at 6:30 p.m.
 
NBC and NBCSN will provide coverage over eight nights, including six in primetime on NBC. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will present exclusive streaming coverage of select field events, including long jump, pole vault, shot put, hammer, javelin, discus, 20km race walk, decathlon and heptathlon from Eugene.
 
 
Current or newly graduated Huskies, and current Husky coaches
 
Alli Cash (Volunteer Assistant) – 1500m, 5000m
1500m First Round – Friday June 18, 4:03 pm
1500m Semifinals – Saturday June 19, 6:40 pm
1500m Final – Monday June 21, 5:05 pm
5000m First Round – Friday June 18, 5:54 pm
5000m Final – Monday June 21, 5:40 pm
 
Cass Elliott – 400m Hurdles
First Round – Thursday June 24, 7:32 pm
Semifinals – Friday June 25, 3:18 pm
Final – Saturday June 26, 6:35 pm
 
Olivia Gruver (Volunteer Assistant and 2019 grad) – Pole Vault
Qualifying – Thursday June 24, 5:00 pm
Final – Saturday June 26, 5:40 pm
 
Elijah Mason – Discus
Qualifying – Thursday June 24, 7:05 pm
Final – Friday June 25, 3:30 pm
 
Sam Prakel (Volunteer Assistant) – 1500m
First Round – Thursday June 24, 6:04 pm
Semifinals – Friday June 25, 4:05 pm
Final – Sunday June 27, 5:10 pm
 
Katie Rainsberger – 3000m Steeplechase
1st Round – Sunday June 20, 6:35 pm
Final – Thursday June 24, 8:47 pm
 
Jonah Wilson – Shot Put
Qualifying – Friday June 18, 12 pm
Final – Friday June 18, 6:30 pm
 
Former Huskies
 
Lindsay Flanagan (2014 grad) – 10,000m
Final – Saturday June 26, 6:44 pm
 
Eleanor Fulton (2016 grad) – 1500m
First Round – Friday June 18, 4:03 pm
Semifinals – Saturday June 19, 6:40 pm
Final – Monday June 21, 5:05 pm
 
Mel Lawrence (2013 grad) – 3000m Steeplechase
1st Round – Sunday June 20, 6:35 pm
Final – Thursday June 24, 8:47 pm
 
Denham Patricelli (2019 grad) – Javelin
Qualifying – Saturday June 19, 2:15 pm
Final – Monday June 21, 4:15 pm
 
Izaic Yorks (2016 grad) – 1500m
First Round – Thursday June 24, 6:04 pm
Semifinals – Friday June 25, 4:05 pm
Final – Sunday June 27, 5:10 pm