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Masai Russell, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone Win Gold on Final Day of U.S. Olympic Trials

Masai Russell, Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone Win Gold on Final Day of U.S. Olympic Trials


EUGENE, Ore. – The final night of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials was one to remember as Wildcats Masai Russell (’23) and Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (UKTF 2017-18) collected gold in the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles respectively. The Wildcats concluded the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon earning four U.S. championships and six total medals from eight days of competition. The program will send five Americans to Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games in August with two additional alumni/staff representing Kentucky on the international stage.

McLaughlin-Levrone left the fans in Eugene with something to cherish forever after closing the U.S. Olympic Trials with a 400-meter hurdles world record of 50.65. It marks the fifth time in her career she has set the event world record and the second time she has won Olympic Trials gold in her career. She won the 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene in 2021 with a then-world record of 51.90. McLaughlin-Levrone will join Team USA for her third Olympics after participating in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games winning gold in the 4×400-meter relay and 400-meter hurdles in Tokyo.

Russell joins Team USA for the first time in her career after securing her first US Championship in the 100-meter hurdles this evening. The Potomac, Maryland native stormed across the line in a world-leading 12.25. The time not only is a third-straight personal best for Russell from these trials but also takes down Gail Devers 24-year-old U.S. Olympic Trials record of 12.33 set in 2000.

The pair join UKTF alumni Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (2015-18; Team Puerto Rico), Andrew Evans (’14), Alexis Holmes (’22), Daniel Roberts (’19), and volunteer coach Devynne Charlton (Team Bahamas) on the plane to Paris.

UKTF Paris Olympics Participating Athletes


Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (2015-18; Team Puerto Rico) – 100mH

Alexis Holmes (’22) – 400m, relay pool

Devynne Charlton (Volunteer Coach; Team Bahamas)

Masai Russell (’23) – 100mH

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone – 400mH


Andrew Evans (’14) – Discus Throw

Daniel Roberts (’19) – 110mH

Track and field events at the 2024 Paris Olympics Games begin August 1st and continue through August 11th.

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Event Results

June 21 Round Status
Women’s Hammer Throw Qualifier 20. Kate Powers: 206’7”/62.98m
Men’s 400m First Round 8. Kennedy Lightner: 45.17Q | PR

22. Brian Faust ’23: 45.58Q

Men’s Javelin Throw Qualifier 10. Ethan Shalaway ’18: 231’1”/70.44m(Q)
Women’s 400m First Round 6. Alexis Holmes ’22: 51.05Q

24. Jania Martin: 52.12q

Men’s Pole Vault Qualifier 4. Keaton Daniel: 18’8.25”/5.70m
Women’s 100m First Round 10. Celera Barnes ’21: 11.06Q (+0.4)

17. Abby Steiner ’22: 11.13Q (+0.4)

18. Javianne Oliver ’17: 11.15Q (+0.9) | SB


June 22 Round Status
Women’s High Jump Qualifier T-1. Charity Hufnagel: 6’0”/1.83m (q)
Women’s 100m Semifinals 10. Celera Barnes ’21: 11.12 (+0.4)

22. Javianne Oliver ’17: 11.31 (+0.4)

Abby Steiner – scratched

Men’s 100m First Round 14. Ronnie Baker (Vol. Coach): 10.15 (-0.1)Q
Women’s 400m Semifinals 6. Alexis Holmes ’22: 50.19q | PR

22. Jania Martin: 52.34


June 23 Round Status
Men’s Pole Vault FINAL 4. Keaton Daniel: 19’1”/5.82m | PR
Men’s 100m Semifinals 11. Ronnie Baker (Vol. Coach): 9.98 (+2.6)
Men’s 400m Semifinals 15. Brian Faust ’23: 45.41

27. Kennedy Lightner: 47.88

Men’s Javelin Throw FINAL 12. Ethan Shalaway ’18: 202’6”/61.73m
Women’s 400m FINAL 3. Alexis Holmes ’22: 49.78 | PR


June 24 Round Status
Women’s Discus Throw Qualifier 6. Micaela Hazlewood-Lewis ’19: 195’0”/59.44m (q) | SB
Men’s 110mH First Round 4. Daniel Roberts ’19: 13.14 (+1.2)Q
Women’s High Jump FINAL 1. Charity Hufnagel: 6’4.25”/1.94m | PR


June 27 Round Status
Women’s Discus Throw FINAL 7. Micaela Hazlewood-Lewis ’19: 193’4”/58.93m
Men’s 110mH Semifinals 3. Daniel Roberts ’19: 13.11Q | =SB
Women’s 200m First Round 3. Abby Steiner ’22: 22.29Q | SB
Women’s Long Jump Qualifier 13. Sha’keela Saunders ’17: 21’0.50”/6.41m (+1.8)
Men’s Discus Throw Qualifier 2. Andrew Evans ’14: 214’3”/65.31m (q)
Women’s 400mH First Round 1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (2017-18): 53.07Q | SB


June 28 Round Status
Women’s 100mH First Round 1. Masai Russell ’23: 12.35Q | PB

4. Keni Harrison ’15: 12.49Q | SB

Women’s 200m Semifinals 4. Abby Steiner ’22: 22.03 | SB
Men’s 110mH FINAL 3. Daniel Roberts ’19: 12.96 | PB


June 29 Round Status
Men’s Discus Throw FINAL 1. Andrew Evans ’14: 218’6”/66.61m
Women’s 100mH Semifinals T1. Masai Russell ’23: 12.36Q

6. Keni Harrison ’15: 12.52Q

Women’s 200m FINAL 6. Abby Steiner ’22: 22.24
Women’s 400mH Semifinals 1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (2017-18): 52.48Q | WL


June 30 Round Status
Women’s 100mH FINAL 1. Masai Russell ’23: 12.25 | WL, MR, PB

6. Keni Harrison ’15: 12.39

Women’s 400mH FINAL 1. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone (2017-18): 50.65 | WR

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