Twenty-Six Competitors From 2016 Drake Relays Qualify For Team USA

first_imgThe Rio Olympic Games Preview events staged at the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee truly lived up to their name. Twenty-six American athletes that competed in those events have earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team during last week’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials and will represent the United States in next month’s Olympics.Below are those athletes that have earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team after using the 2016 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee as a springboard to the Olympic Trials.LaShawn Merritt – men’s 400 meters, men’s 200 meters David Verburg – men’s 400 metersClayton Murphy – men’s 800 metersBoris Berian – men’s 800 metersKate Grace – women’s 800 metersJenny Simpson – women’s 1,500 metersBrenda Martinez – women’s 1,500 metersBrianna Rollins – women’s 100-meter hurdlesKristi Castlin – women’s 100-meter hurdlesNia Ali – women’s 100-meter hurdlesKerron Clement – men’s 400-meter hurdlesMichael Tinsley – men’s 400-meter hurdlesDalilah Muhammad – women’s 400-meter hurdlesVashti Cunningham – women’s high jumpInika McPherson – women’s high jumpSam Kendricks – men’s pole vaultSandi Morris – women’s pole vaultMarquis Dendy – men’s long jumpJanay DeLoach – women’s long jumpBrittney Reese – women’s long jumpWill Claye – men’s triple jumpChris Benard – men’s triple jumpMichelle Carter – women’s shot putFelisha Johnson – women’s shot putZach Zimek – men’s decathlonHeather Miller-Koch – women’s heptathlonPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more