2022 USATF Outdoor Championships results, world championships roster

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Results from the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, the qualifying meet for July’s world championships, also in Eugene, Oregon. Bolded names are on the world team. Up to three athletes can qualify per individual event, except the 100m and 400m, which can name more for relays. Due to world rankings and qualifying standards, the top three finishers do not always make the team. …

Women’s 100m
1. Melissa Jefferson — 10.69
2. Aleia Hobbs — 10.72
3. Twanisha Terry — 10.74
4. Tamari Davis — 10.78 (relay pool)
5. Tamara Clark — 10.82
6. Celera Barnes — 10.86 (relay pool)
DNS. Gabby Thomas (relay pool)

Women’s 200m
1. Abby Steiner — 21.77
2. Tamara Clark — 21.92
3. Jenna Prandini — 22.01
4. Cambrea Sturgis — 22.16
5. Brittany Brown — 22.22

Women’s 400m
1. Talitha Diggs — 50.22
2. Kendall Ellis — 50.35
3. Lynna Irby — 50.67
4. Wadeline Jonathas — 50.84 (relay pool)
5. Kennedy Simon — 50.90 (relay pool)
6. Allyson Felix — 51.30 (relay pool)
7. Jaide Stepter — 51.30 (relay pool)
8. Kaylin Whitney — 51.31 (relay pool)

Women’s 800m
1. Athing Mu — 1:57.16
2. Ajeé Wilson — 1:57.23
3. Raevyn Rogers — 1:57.96
4. Allie Wilson — 1:58.35
5. Olivia Baker — 1:58.63

Women’s 1500m
1. Sinclaire Johnson — 4:03.29
2. Cory McGee — 4:04.52
3. Elle St. Pierre — 4:05.14
4. Karissa Schweizer — 4:05.40
5. Heather MacLean — 4:06.40

Women’s 5000m
1. Elise Cranny — 15:49.15
2. Karissa Schweizer — 15:49.32
3. Emily Infeld — 15:49.42
4. Weini Kelati — 15:52.57
5. Natosha Rogers — 15:57.85

Women’s 10,000m (from May 27)
1. Karissa Schweizer — 30:49.56
2. Alicia Monson — 30:51.09
3. Natosha Rogers — 31:29.80
4. Emily Infeld — 31:30.04
5. Weini Kelati — 31:39.90

Women’s Marathon (team based on criteria)
Emma Bates
Keira D’Amato
Sara Hall
Molly Seidel made the team and withdrew. D’Amato replaced her.

Women’s 100m Hurdles
1. Keni Harrison — 12.34
2. Alaysha Johnson — 12.35
3. Alia Armstrong — 12.47
4. Tonea Marshall — 12.55
5. Tia Jones — 12.59
DNS. Nia Ali (has bye onto world team)

Women’s 400m Hurdles
1. Sydney McLaughlin — 51.41 WR
2. Britton Wilson — 53.08
3. Shamier Little — 53.92
4. Anna Cockrell — 53.98
5. Shannon Meisberger — 55.39
DNS. Dalilah Muhammad (has bye onto world team)

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
1. Emma Coburn — 9:10.63
2. Courtney Wayment — 9:12.10
3. Courtney Frerichs — 9:16.18
4. Gabbi Jennings — 9:25.05
5. Katie Rainsberger — 9:29.77

Women’s Discus
1. Valarie Allman — 66.92 (has bye onto world team)
2. Laulauga Tausaga-Collins — 64.49
3. Rachel Dincoff — 62.14
4. Veronica Fraley — 59.90 (qualified via world ranking)
5. Shelby Frank — 57.20

Women’s Hammer
1. Brooke Andersen — 77.96 meters
2. Janee Kassanavoid — 76.04
3. Annette Echikunwoke — 73.76
4. DeAnna Price — 73.07 (has bye onto world team, declined spot)
5. Maggie Ewen — 72.70

Women’s High Jump
1. Vashti Cunningham — 1.93 meters
2. Rachel Glenn — 1.90 (qualified via world ranking)
3. Rachel McCoy — 1.90 (qualified via world ranking)
4. Inika McPherson — 1.87
5. Sanaa Barnes/Elizabeth Evans/Nyalaam Jok — 1.82

Women’s Javelin
1. Kara Winger — 64.26
2. Ariana Ince — 60.43 (qualified via world ranking)
3. Avione Allgood-Whetstone — 59.26 (doesn’t have standard)
4. Ashton Riner — 56.52 (doesn’t have standard)
5. Seri Geisler — 54.97 (doesn’t have standard)
NM. Maggie Malone (has standard)

Women’s Long Jump
1. Quanesha Burks — 7.06 meters (qualified via world ranking)

2. Jasmine Moore — 6.80
3. Tiffany Flynn — 6.69 (qualified via world ranking)

4. Monae’ Nichols — 6.58
5. Kate Hall — 6.52

Women’s Pole Vault
1. Sandi Morris — 4.82 meters
2. Alina McDonald — 4.65 (doesn’t have standard)
3. Katie Nageotte — 4.65
4. Gabriela Leon — 4.60 (qualified via world ranking)
5. Emily Grove — 4.60

Women’s Shot Put
1. Chase Ealey — 20.51 meters
2. Adelaide Aquilla — 19.45
3. Jessica Woodard — 19.40
4. Raven Saunders — 18.95
5. Maggie Ewen — 18.79 (has bye onto world team)

Women’s Triple Jump
1. Keturah Orji — 14.79
2. Tori Franklin — 14.59
3. Jasmine Moore — 14.15
4. Arianna Fisher — 13.63
5. Imani Oliver — 13.45

Women’s Heptathlon (from May 7)
1. Anna Hall — 6,458 points
2. Ashtin Mahler — 6,184 (qualified via world ranking)
3. Michelle Atherley — 6,154 (qualified via NACAC Championships)
4. Chari Hawkins — 6,031
5. Alissa Brooks-Johnson — 5,736
DNF. Kendell Williams (has bye onto world team)

Men’s 100m
1. Fred Kerley — 9.77
2. Marvin Bracy-Williams — 9.85
3. Trayvon Bromell — 9.88
4. Micah Williams — 9.90
5. Elijah Hall-Thompson — 9.90 (relay pool)
6. Kyree King — 9.96 (relay pool)
DNS. Christian Coleman (has bye onto world team)
DNS. Josephus Lyles (relay pool)

Men’s 200m
1. Noah Lyles — 19.67
2. Erriyon Knighton — 19.69
3. Fred Kerley — 19.83
4. Kenny Bednarek — 19.87
5. Josephus Lyles — 19.93

Men’s 400m
1. Michael Norman — 43.56
2. Champion Allison — 43.70
3. Randolph Ross — 44.17
4. Elija Godwin — 44.34 (relay pool)
5. Vernon Norwood — 44.35 (relay pool)
6. Bryce Deadmon — 44.54 (relay pool)
7. Noah Williams — 45.04 (relay pool)
8. Ismail Turner — 45.56 (relay pool)

Men’s 800m
1. Bryce Hoppel — 1:44.60
2. Jonah Koech — 1:44.74
3. Brandon Miller — 1:45.19
4. Clayton Murphy — 1:45.23
5. Baylor Franklin — 1:45.65
DNS. Donavan Brazier (has bye onto world team)

Men’s 1500m
1. Cooper Teare — 3:45.86
2. Jonathan Davis — 3:46.01 (doesn’t have standard)
3. Josh Thompson — 3:46.07 (qualified via world rankings)
4. Eric Holt — 3:46.15 (doesn’t have standard)
5. Reed Brown — 3:46.28 (doesn’t have standard)
6. Johnny Gregorek — 3:46.36 (has standard)

Men’s 5000m
1. Grant Fisher — 13:03.84
2. Woody Kincaid — 13:06.70
3. Abdihamid Nur — 13:08.63
4. Connor Mantz — 13:11.81
5. Emmanuel Bor — 13:13.15

Men’s 10,000m (from May 27)
1. Joe Klecker — 28:28.71

2. Grant Fisher — 28:28.81
3. Sean McGorty — 28:29.57
4. Dillon Maggard — 28:30.75
5. Shadrack Kipchirchir — 28:30.79

Men’s Marathon (team based on criteria)
Elkanah Kibet
Colin Mickow
Galen Rupp

Men’s 110m Hurdles
1. Daniel Roberts — 13.03
2. Trey Cunningham — 13.08
3. Devon Allen — 13.09
4. Jamal Britt — 13.09
5. Freddie Crittenden — 13.14
DNS. Grant Holloway (has bye onto world team)

Men’s 400m Hurdles
1. Rai Benjamin — 47.04
2. Trevor Bassitt — 47.47
3. Khallifah Rosser — 47.65
4. CJ Allen — 48.17
5. Quincy Hall — 48.33

Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
1. Hillary Bor — 8:15.76
2. Evan Jager — 8:17.29
3. Benard Keter — 8:19.16
4. Duncan Hamilton — 8:20.23
5. Anthony Rotich — 8:23.15

Men’s Discus
1. Andrew Evans — 63.31 meters
2. Dallin Shurts — 62.32 (doesn’t have standard)
3. Sam Mattis — 62.25
4. Reggie Jagers — 62.16 (doesn’t have standard)
5. Brian Williams — 62.12 (has standard)

Men’s Hammer
1. Daniel Haugh — 80.18
2. Rudy Winkler — 78.33
3. Alex Young — 76.60 (qualified via world ranking)
4. Morgan Shigo — 75.53
5. Israel Oloyede — 75.10

Men’s High Jump
1. Shelby McEwen — 2.33 meters
2. JuVaughn Harrison — 2.30
3. Dontavious Hill — 2.22 (doesn’t have standard)
4. Darius Carbin — 2.22 (qualified via world ranking)
5. Kyle Rollins — 2.22

Men’s Javelin
1. Ethan Dabbs — 81.29 meters (qualified via world ranking)
2. Curtis Thompson — 80.49 (qualified via world ranking)
3. Marc Minichello — 79.05 (doesn’t have standard)
4. Capers Williamson — 77.16 (doesn’t have standard)
5. Tim Glover — 76.37 (qualified via world ranking)

Men’s Long Jump
1. Rayvon Gray — 8.19 meters (doesn’t have standard)
2. Steffin McCarter — 8.15 (qualified via world ranking)
3. Jeremiah Davis — 8.11 (doesn’t have standard)
4. Will Williams — 8.07 (qualified via world ranking)
5. A’Nan Bridgett — 8.03 (doesn’t have standard)
10. Marquis Dendy — 7.87 (has standard)
12. Matthew Boling — 7.78 (has standard)

Men’s Pole Vault
1. Chris Nilsen — 5.70 meters
2. Luke Winder — 5.70 (qualified via world ranking)
3. Andrew Irwin — 5.60
4. Jacob Wooten — 5.60
5. KC Lightfoot — 5.60
5. Matt Ludwig — 5.60

Men’s Shot Put
1. Ryan Crouser — 23.12 meters
2. Joe Kovacs — 22.87 (has bye onto world team)
3. Josh Awotunde — 21.51
4. Tripp Piperi — 21.43
5. Roger Steen — 21.14

Men’s Triple Jump
1. Donald Scott — 17.07 meters
2. Will Claye — 16.93
3. Chris Benard — 16.83 (qualified via world ranking)
4. Russell Robinson — 16.65 (doesn’t have standard)
5. Christian Taylor — 16.54 (has bye onto world team)
7. Chris Carter — 16.41 (has standard)

Men’s Decathlon (from May 7)
1. Garrett Scantling — 8,867 points
2. Kyle Garland — 8,720
3. Zach Ziemek — 8,573
4. Steven Bastien — 8,135
5. Hunter Price — 7,897

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Ilia Malinin’s quadruple Axel sheds light on first figure skater to land triple Axel

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Vern Taylor, the first figure skater to land a triple Axel in competition. (Getty Images)
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Vern Taylor arrived at the Riverside Skating Club in Windsor, Ontario, on Sept. 15 to do what he has done at that rink for the last three decades: coach figure skaters. But this day was different.

Taylor, who in 1978 became the first man to land a ratified triple Axel in competition, was told that 17-year-old American Ilia Malinin performed the first quadruple Axel the previous night.

“When we heard that he landed it, I said, ‘Oh my goodness, that’s terrific,'” Taylor said by phone.

He was then shown video of Malinin’s feat.

“Anything’s possible,” Taylor said. “43 years [later], that’s something. It’s knowing that you can perform the jump that makes it challenging.”

Malinin, the world junior champion, landed the most difficult jump in skating and checked off the only remaining quad yet to be performed.

At the 1978 World Championships in Ottawa, a 20-year-old Taylor broke through a similar barrier in hitting the last remaining unchecked triple jump. But while Malinin’s senior career seems to be just getting started, and many medals appear in his future, Taylor is largely a forgotten man outside of ardent figure skating followers.

He finished 12th at those 1978 World Championships. Taylor’s 1980 Olympic prospects were dimmed by the fact that Canada had just one men’s singles spot, and he had taken runner-up at nationals in 1978 and 1979 to Brian Pockar, who also outscored Taylor at those years’ world championships. So Taylor stopped competing a year before the Lake Placid Games.

“I didn’t have a reason,” he said. “I just decided to take a break.”

Taylor will always have that day at the world championships in Ottawa. He can still remember the nervousness, knowing that two other skaters also planned to attempt a triple Axel. They were unsuccessful, though Taylor didn’t know it.

“I didn’t see their jumps,” he said. “I didn’t want to know what was ahead of me.”

American David Jenkins landed a triple Axel in Movietone newsreel footage reported to be from 1957, but that was not in competition.

Taylor, skating to music from “Rocky,” put the triple Axel as the third jump of his program, according to reports at the time. The one YouTube video of it, published two years ago, has 32,000 views. It shows Taylor landing the three-and-a-half revolution jump on one foot and spinning out of it while managing to stay on that single skate blade amid a crowd roar.

“During that program, it was like a rock concert,” Taylor said. “I got the energy from the audience.”

The Montreal Gazette reported at the time that the jump was ratified three hours later. Italian Sonia Bianchetti, the men’s referee at the 1978 Worlds, said she met with the assistant referee, the ISU president and a technical delegate.

“During this short meeting it was recognized that Vern had completed the first triple Axel Paulsen jump [Norwegian Axel Paulsen was the skater who landed the first Axel jump in 1882, getting it named after him] in an officially recognized figure skating competition,” she wrote in an email last month. “The triple Axel was fully rotated and landed on one foot.”

One of the people inside the Ottawa Civic Centre that day was 16-year-old Canadian Brian Orser. Orser, inspired by Taylor, later became synonymous with the jump — labeled “Mr. Triple Axel” and landing it en route to silver medals at the Olympics in 1984 and 1988 and the 1987 World title.

Orser remembered Taylor visiting his skating club for an exhibition. Orser saw Taylor doing an Axel takeoff exercise off the ice, incorporated it into his own routine and began teaching it to his skaters after becoming a coach.

Yet another Canadian, Kurt Browning, was the first man to land a ratified quadruple jump of any kind in competition — a toe loop at the 1988 World Championships.

“For me, personally, it was huge,” he said, “because I was promised a car if I could land it.”

Through an agreement with an Edmonton car dealership, Browning was handed the keys to a Quattro — quad/Quattro — after hitting the toe loop. The skater was unaware that the dealer was merely leasing it to him. About six months later, Browning received a call asking to bring the car back.

Browning was inspired by American Brian Boitano, whom he previously saw land a quad outside of competition. Taylor motivated him, too.

“[Taylor] gave me permission, even at a young age, to start thinking bigger,” he said.

Browning also pointed to Jozef Sabovčík, a 1980s skater for then-Czechoslovakia who many believe was the first man to land a quad in competition, Browning included. Sabovčík was initially given credit for a quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships, but weeks later it was invalidated because he touched down with his free foot, according to reports.

“I never want to come off as arrogant, but despite what ISU [International Skating Union] decided in the end, I do know that I landed the jump on that day,” Sabovčík, who said he performed a quad jump on his birthdays through age 44, wrote in an email. “The fact that most of the people in the skating world believe the same thing, it means everything to me that Kurt is one of them. It would have been nice to have my name in the Guinness Book of Records, but I am also not trying to change history.”

Sabovčík, now 58 and coaching in Salt Lake City, attended March’s world championships in Montpellier, France, where Malinin finished ninth. There, he spoke with Malinin’s parents, Russian-born Uzbek Olympic skaters Tatyana Malinina and Roman Skornyakov, whom he calls friends.

“They told me that he was already doing a quad Axel on a fishing pole harness [in practice], and that it was coming,” Sabovčík said.

Less than two months after that talk, the first video surfaced of Malinin landing a clean quad Axel — at a U.S. Figure Skating jump camp.

“I did not think [a quad Axel] was possible,” Sabovčík said. “It really has to be an athlete that can combine the technical ability with jumping ability with the speed of rotation. When Kurt and I jumped, we had a relatively speaking slow rotation, but we jumped really big compared to these kids. But Ilia, he has the vertical lift, but he [also] has an unbelievably fast rotation.”

The recent proliferation of quads in men’s and women’s skating can be attributed to several factors, including better boots, better ice conditions and improvements in technology that can aid coaching. Still, there are concerns about if and how the pounding of training quads can wear down a skater physically.

“It’s a lot of pain you don’t feel at first, but you know it comes later,” said Frenchwoman Surya Bonaly, who started training a quad in 1989 and attempting it through the mid-1990s. Bonaly had two hip surgeries after her competitive career.

Even Taylor faced those questions.

“People said, ‘Aren’t you worried about injuring yourself?'” he said. “I would say, ‘No, I want you to know it can be done.'”

Sabovčík never tried a quad Axel in his skating days, but Browning did for less than a week in the early 1990s after winning four consecutive world titles.

“Just playing with it,” said Browning, who never tried it in competition. “Ilia has that special ability to not only get up in the air, but then he has that beautiful rotation that doesn’t look hurried. It’s fast, it’s quick as lightning, but it doesn’t look hurried. It’s so easy. Like a good golfer swings easy, and the ball goes 400 yards.”

Browning recalled a conversation he had with two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, who in recent years made the quad Axel his quest. Hanyu attempted it in competition last season but did not land it cleanly before retiring in July. He said upon retirement that he still hoped to master the jump for his non-competitive show career.

“I asked Yuzu one day, ‘When you do quad Axel, does it just feel like you’re up there forever?'” Browning said. “And he kind of looked at me funny, and he goes, ‘Yeah, like it never ends.'”

The skating world awaits the reserved Hanyu’s thoughts on Malinin’s quad.

“Knowing Yuzu, I would think he’d be very supportive,” said Orser, who coached Hanyu for nearly a decade. “He appreciates that kind of athleticism.”

Orser also noted what comes with being the first — and so far only — skater to land a rarefied jump. Malinin, who headlines Skate America in two weeks, will be asked about the quad Axel in just about every interview for the foreseeable future. For some skaters, they may feel a responsibility to land it all the time.

“But I don’t think [Malinin] thinks too much about it,” Orser said. “His technique is perfect, so he’ll be fine.”

The inevitable topic after that is the next progression in skating: the first quintuple jump. Orser said that Hanyu did five-rotation Salchows in practice with the aid of a harness.

“It’s just a little bit more rotation than the quadruple Axel, so it’s not that far off,” said Sabovčík, whose unratified quad toe loop came eight years after Taylor’s triple Axel. “Now that I’ve seen the quad Axel, I don’t think it’s impossible.”

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Aleksandra Trusova splits from coach Eteri Tutberidze, months after Olympic tears

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Olympic figure skating silver medalist Aleksandra Trusova reportedly split from coach Eteri Tutberidze‘s group, eight months after a tearful scene after the Olympic free skate.

Trusova, 18, will now be coached by Svetlana Sokolovskaya, according to Russian media reports dating to Saturday. All Russian skaters are ineligible to compete internationally indefinitely due to the national ban over the war in Ukraine, but Russia is still holding domestic events.

At the Beijing Winter Games, Trusova became the first woman to land five quadruple jumps in a free skate. She had the highest score that day, but it wasn’t enough to make up the gap to fellow Tutberidze pupil Anna Shcherbakova from the short program.

Moments after the competition ended, Trusova was seen crying and yelling at Sergey Dudakov, a member of Tutberidze’s coaching team.

“Everyone has a gold medal! Everyone has! Only I don’t! I hate figure skating! I hate! I will never step on the ice again! Never!” she said in Russian.

Shcherbakova had the individual gold, and the other Russian women’s singles skater at the Games, Kamila Valiyeva, skated both programs of the team event. The Russians placed first in the team event, but medals will not be awarded until Valiyeva’s doping case is adjudicated. It’s possible that Valiyeva gets retroactively disqualified, the Russian team gets disqualified and the other nations all move up with the U.S. going from silver to gold.

Trusova performed at the Russian test skates last month, withdrawing after her short program due to a back injury.

Trusova previously left Tutberidze in 2020 for two-time Olympic champion turned coach Yevgeny Plushenko‘s group, then moved back to Tutberidze’s group after the 2020-21 season.

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