2012 U.S. Olympic Team Track & Field Trials: More Olympic Spots Claimed As Trials Near An End

While the final of the women's 200-meter dash garnered a lot of the attention Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, a number of other athletes punched their tickets to London.

Trevor Barron earned an Olympic berth Saturday when he won the men's 20,000-meter race walk. Baron set a new American record Saturday when he finished in 1 hour, 23 minutes. The 19-year-old Barron was the only 20,000-meter Olympic qualifier.

In the men's triple jump final, Christian Taylor and William Claye both qualified for the London Olympics. Taylor, the reigning world champion, jumped 57 feet, 10 inches to win. Clay finished second with a jump of 57 feet, seven inches. No other competitor eclipsed 55 feet.

Three more spots on the U.S. Olympic team were handed out in the women's high jump final. Chaunte Lowe and Brigetta Barrett both tied for first place with a best of six feet, seven inches. Lowe and Barrett will be joined in London by Amy Acuff, who finished third Saturday with a best of six feet, four and three-quarter inches.

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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