Photos: Best of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Posted by Jeff Matarrese on Tuesday, Jul. 3 at 3:19 pm.

The Trials are over and Track Town is quiet for the summer, but what an exciting two weeks it was. Current and former Ducks shined bright with Ashton Eaton putting on a spectacle in the decathlon — setting a new world record — and Galen Rupp proving his dominance at distance, breaking Oregon legend Steve Prefontaine’s meet record in the 5,000-meter run. The heavy downpours did not stop the Hayward crowd from coming out in full force to fill the grandstands day after day cheering on these impressive athletes. The light now shines on London but for now, here are 32 selects from the 2012 Olympic Trials.

Amanda Bingson of UNLV throws in the Olympic Trials for the Women's Hammer Throw at Nike's Campus in Beaverton, Ore. on Wednesday, June 21, 2012. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Amber Campbell cheers after her longest hammer throw, measuring in at 71.80 meters and qualifying her for the 2012. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Oregon Track Club Elite Ashton Eaton finishes first in his heat of the 100m with setting a new world record in the decathlon for the 10.21 seconds in the rain at Hayward Field on Friday, June 22, 2012. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

University of Oregon's English Gardner sprints to the finish line in the 100 meter dash prelims on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Amy Hastings leads the pack in the women's 10,000 meter race on Friday, June 22 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Hastings, with a time of 31:58:36, took the race and became the top qualifier for London. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Ashton Eaton competes in the decathlon 110 meter hurdles. Eaton finished first with a time 13.70. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Ashton Eaton crosses the finish line followed by closely by Trey Hardee who finished .01 seconds after Eaton. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Bryan Clay hits the bar in his third and final attempt in the decathlon pole vault. After being disqualified in the 110 meters hurdles Clay is currently seventh place. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Heat 3 of the women's 100 meter hurdles. (Eugene Johnson/Oregon Daily Emerald).

LaShawn Merritt does his victory lap after finishing first in the men's 400 meter dash with a time of 44.12 seconds. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Sanya Richards-Ross celebrates after making the United States olympic team in the women's 400 meter final. Richards-Ross finsihed first with a time of 49.28 seconds. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Justin Gatlin celebrates after finishing first in the men's 100 meter dash with a time of 9.80 seconds.

Oregon native and Nike sprinter Ryan Bailey celebrates with his son after placing third in the finals of the men's 100 meter dash. Bailey, who will join Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin as the 100 meter dash representatives for the United States in the 2012 London Olympics, attended McKay high school in Salem, Oregon.(Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Racers compete in the preliminaries of the men's 3,000 meter steeple chase at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Nicholas Symmonds from Salem, Oregon celebrates after crossing the finish line followed by Duane Solomon Jr. Both Symmonds and Solomon Jr. qualified for the olympic team. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Kim Conley celebrates after finishing third in the women's 5000 meter run and qualifying for the USA Olympic team. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Rafeeq Curry of Shore Athletic Club lands in the sand pit while competing in the preliminaries of the men's triple jump at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Bettie Wade finishes the heptathlon 100-meter hurdles on Friday, June 29. Wade, a favorite, currently sits in tenth place after the first event. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Sharon Day clears the bar in the heptathlon high jump on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Hayward Field in Eugene. Day is in second place after the first day of competition. (Eugene Johnson/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Sanya Richards-Ross (right) runs in the women's 200-meter dash semi-finals on Friday, June 29. Richards-Ross won her heat and advanced to tomorrow's final. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Rose Richmond completes her final jump in the women's long jump preliminaries. Richmond furthest jump was 6.42 meters, which put her in 11th place. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Rebecca Wade jumps over the water jump in the women's steeplechase finals. Wade finished last with a time of 10:10.50. (Tess Freeman/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Runners compete in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase final on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Hayward Field in Eugene. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Emma Coburn (right) reacts to crossing the finish line first with a time of 9:32.78 in the finals of the women's 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials.(Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Emma Coburn of Colorado signs an American flag signed by all but five Olympians as of Day 8 in the U.S. Olympic Trials. The American flag will be sold on Ebay with the funds donated to the American Cancer Association. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Walkers participate in the men's 20000-meter race walk early Saturday morning. (Daniel Freimark/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Chaunte Lowe and Brigetta Barrett hug Gabby Williams after she clears the 1.89 meter mark in the women's high jump. Williams broke the record for the highest jump for a high schooler.

Brigetta Barrett celebrates after clearing a personal best 2.01 meters in the women's high jump final on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Hayward Field. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Men's final in 110-meter hurdles on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Hayward Field in Eugene.(Eugene Johnson/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Nkosinza Balumbu jumps through the air in the finals of the men's triple jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Balumbu finished 6th. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Allyson Felix finishes first in the women's 200-meter dash final on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field. Felix ran the third fastest time for an American in 21.69. (Turner Maxwell/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Brittney Reese lands in the sand pit during the women's long jump final on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Reese won the competition, marking her fifth consecutive national championship. (Jeff Matarrese/Oregon Daily Emerald)



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