U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials: Jesse Williams Qualifies In High Jump; Javelin And Women's Triple Jump Decided

Reigning high jump world champion Jesse Williams was one of four men tied with the best jump at U.S. Olympic Trials, which was just barely good enough for him to sneak onto the Olympic team. The United States is only allowed to send three representatives in the high jump, and none of the four men at the top of the standings in Eugene reached the Olympic 'A' qualifying standard at the meet. One of the four men tied for the lead, Nick Ross, was the odd man out of the four, as he was the only one who has not reached the 'A' standard at any point this year.

Similar results caused the top two in the men's javelin to miss out on the Olympics. Sam Humphreys and Samuel Crouser finished first and second, but neither has reached the Olympic 'A' standard this year. That means the third-through-fifth placed throwers -- Craig Kinsley, Sean Furey and Cyrus Hostetler -- will be headed to London.

In the women's triple jump, only Amanda Smock reached the 'A' standard, and she'll be heading to London as the United States' lone representative in the event.

Men's high jump team

Jamie Nieto
Erik Kynard Jr.
Jesse Williams

Men's javelin team

Craig Kinsley
Sean Furey
Cyrus Hostetler

Women's triple jump team

Amanda Smock

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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