Tony Jones | June 30, 2016
A total of eight past University of Notre Dame track & field standouts look to take the next step in international competition with upcoming Olympic Trials events hosted by both the United States and Nigeria.
Jade Barber (100m hurdles), Kaila Barber (400m hurdles), Chris Giesting (400m dash), Patrick Feeney (400m dash), Rebecca Tracy (1500m run),Molly Huddle (5,000m run and 10,000m run) and Mary Saxer (pole vault) will each vie for the opportunity to represent Team USA in Rio later this summer at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials. The U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials will be held July 1-10 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, at the annual site of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Margaret Bamgbose (sprints) will also take part in national team trials for Nigeria from July 7-9 in Sapele, Delta State.
Huddle looks to return to the Olympics for the second time in her career after placing 11th in the final of the 5,000m run in London in 2012. Huddle has claimed three USATF Outdoor 5,000m Championships (2011, 2014 and 2015), taking runner-up honors at the national outdoor meet in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Since her first Olympic appearance, Huddle became the American Record holder in the 5,000m with a personal-best time of 14:44.76 on July 15, 2014.