Everything You Need To Know About The 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials

With tickets to Paris on the line, the stakes are high and racing will be FAST.


There’s no other time like the Olympic Games where the world reignites its love of all sports, whether it’s mainstream sports like soccer or basketball or sports you only watch during the Olympics like diving, gymnastics… and yes, track and field.

Elite runners from across the USA will converge at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, for the final step of realizing their Olympic dream: The 2024 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials.

The stakes are high, and the competition promises to be fierce, with past champions, rising stars, and seasoned veterans vying for their ticket to Paris. Let’s delve into everything you need to know about this thrilling event.

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Event Schedule

DAY 1 – Friday, June 21, 2024 MORNING SESSION

10:00100m DECMHeats
11:00Hammer ThrowWQ
11:01Long Jump DECMA & B
12:11Shot Put DECMA & B

DAY 1 – Friday, June 21, 2024 EVENING SESSION

16:30High Jump DECMA & B
16:493000m SteeplechaseMR1
17:50Pole VaultMQ
18:15Shot PutMQ
18:50Triple JumpWQ
19:05400m DECMHeats

DAY 2 – Saturday, June 22, 2024 MORNING SESSION

10:00110m Hurdles DECMHeats
11:08Discus DECMA & B
13:17Pole Vault DECMA & B

DAY 2 – Saturday, June 22, 2024 EVENING SESSION

16:45Long JumpMQ
17:00High JumpWQ
17:15Javelin DECMA & B
18:20Triple JumpWFinal
18:40Shot PutMFinal
19:381500m DECMFinal

DAY 3 – Sunday, June 23, 2024 MORNING SESSION

10:00100m Hurdles HEPWHeats
11:23High Jump HEPWA & B

DAY 3 – Sunday, June 23, 2024 EVENING SESSION

17:00Hammer ThrowWFinal
17:30Master’s 800mWEx
17:38Master’s 800mMEx
17:45Pole VaultMFinal
18:10Shot Put HEPWA & B
19:073000m SteeplechaseMFinal
19:26200m HEPWHeats

DAY 4 – Monday, June 24, 2024 MORNING SESSION

10:00Long Jump HEPWA & B
11:10Javelin HEPWA

DAY 4 – Monday, June 24, 2024 EVENING SESSION

17:05110m HurdlesMR1
17:15High JumpWFinal
17:25Long JumpMFinal
17:593000m SteeplechaseWR1
18:37800m HEP AWHeats
18:48800m HEP BWHeats

DAY 7 – Thursday, June 27, 2024 EVENING SESSION

17:00High JumpMQ
17:01110m HurdlesMSF
18:18Long JumpWQ
18:20400m HurdlesMR1
18:49400m HurdlesWR1
19:183000m SteeplechaseWFinal

DAY 8 – Friday, June 28, 2024 EVENING SESSION

16:30Hammer ThrowMQ
17:28100m HurdlesWR1
17:55Pole VaultWQ
18:20Triple JumpMQ
18:21400m HurdlesMSF
19:15Shot PutWQ
19:50110m HurdlesMFinal

DAY 9 – Saturday, June 29, 2024 MORNING SESSION

7:3020km Race WalkMFinal
7:3120km Race WalkWFinal

DAY 9 – Saturday, June 29, 2024 EVENING SESSION

17:04100m HurdlesWSF
17:20Long JumpWFinal
17:41400m HurdlesWSF
17:50Shot PutWFinal

DAY 10 – Sunday, June 30, 2024 EVENING SESSION

15:15Pole VaultWFinal
15:15Hammer ThrowMFinal
15:30High JumpMFinal
15:55Triple JumpMFinal
16:10Javelin ThrowWFinal
17:00100m HurdlesWFinal
17:20400m HurdlesMFinal
17:29400m HurdlesWFinal
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How To Watch

If you can’t make it to catch the action live in Eugene, Oregon, you can still watch each event, including preliminary rounds, via TV broadcasts and livestreams.

All event finals will be live on NBC during primetime with the rest of the meet being streamed on a combination of Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC.com, and the NBC/NBC Sports apps.

Here’s how to watch every day:

DayCoveragePlatformTime (ET)
Friday, June 21FinalsUSA Network, Peacock6:30-9:00 p.m.
FinalsNBC, Peacock9:00-11:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22FinalsNBC, Peacock9:00-11:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23FinalsNBC, Peacock8:30-11:00 p.m.
Monday, June 24FinalsNBC, Peacock8:00-11:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 27FinalsNBC, Peacock8:00-11:00 p.m.
HeatsPeacock11:00-11:45 p.m.
Friday, June 28FinalsUSA Network, Peacock8:00-10:00 p.m.
FinalsNBC, Peacock10:00-11:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 29FinalsNBC, Peacock8:00-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 30FinalsNBC, Peacock7:30-8:30 p.m.
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Weather Conditions

The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials take place from June 21, 2024, to June 30, 2024.

The first three days of the trials, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are looking hot, with the high reaching around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

Other than Wednesday (which predicts a high of 27 degrees Celsius/80.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the high will be between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius (73.4 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit), which is a bit more manageable.

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Is There Prize Money?

Not only are the Olympic Trials an opportunity for American athletes to punch their ticket to Paris, but they also offer the chance to earn some prize money for their performances.

Prize money goes eight places deep in each event, with the top spot earning $11,000. The second step of the podium will take home $8,800, third place will bring in $6,600, and fourth place will receive $4,400.

See the full breakdown below:

  • 1st place = $11,000
  • 2nd place = $8,800
  • 3rd place = $6,600
  • 4th place = $4,400
  • 5th place = $3,400
  • 6th place = $2,200
  • 7th place = $1,100
  • 8th place = $1,100
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Key Athletes To Watch Out For

Noah Lyles

Noah Lyles, one of the most popular sprinters in the world currently, comes in as the top contender in the men’s 100m. He is sitting second in the world right now with a 9.85 season’s best. However, that doesn’t mean it will be smooth sailing to Paris for Lyles, with five other American athletes having clocked sub-10-second efforts already this year.

Sha’Carri Richardson

After missing out on the Olympic Games in 2021 due to a doping sanction, Sha’Carri Richardson will be looking to make her debut on the biggest stage in the world later this summer. She’s currently ranked number two in the U.S. and number three in the world with a season’s best 100m of 10.83. However, like Lyles, getting her ticket to Paris won’t be easy as eight other American women have also run under 11 seconds this season.

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Elle St. Pierre

Elle St. Pierre has been clocking stellar results since giving birth to her son, Ivan. She’s the reigning U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m champion and 2024 World Indoor 3000m champion. St. Pierre will be looking to run the double 1500m and 5000m at this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials, and is the top-seeded competitor coming into both events.

Sydney McLaughlin-Leverone

Sydney McLaughlin-Leverone has had her eyes on the Paris Games for a while now. After withdrawing from the 2023 World Athletics Championships in order to better prepare for the Paris Games, McLaughlin-Leverone hasn’t really been competing all that much. However, she showed that her methods could be key for her after clocking a world leading 52.70 in her first meet of the season.

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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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