2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials: LaShawn Merritt, Tony McQuay, Bryshon Nellum Headed To London

LaShawn Merritt, the winner of the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2008 Olympics, has comfortably qualified for the 2012 Olympics by winning the men's 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials. He finished the race in 44.12 seconds, the best time in the world this year. He was just under one second off of Michael Johnson's American and world record.

Also making the team are Tony McQuay of the University of Florida, this year's NCAA men's champion in the 400 meters, and USC's Bryshon Nellum, who had his track career interrupted a couple of years ago when he was the victim of a random shooting. The most notable runner who failed to qualify was Jeremy Wariner, the gold medalist in the 400 meters at the 2004 Olympics. He finished in sixth place after barely making the final.

Full results

1. LaShawn Merritt
2. Tony McQuay
3. Bryshon Nellum
4. Josh Mance
5. Manteo Mitchell
6. Jeremy Wariner
7. David Verburg
8. Brady Gehret

Stay with our StoryStream for the latest from the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field in Eugene as Team USA is decided.

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