The 2016 Olympic Trials wrapped up on Sunday after ten days of competition and on Monday the US Track and Field contingent was announced.
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According to the release from US Track and Field, there are a total of eighty-four first time Olympians that will make up the one-hundred thirty seven that are headed to Rio next month. Of those, ten current or former Oregon Ducks competed out of forty to make the team based on performance. One was added on Monday.
Oregon Athlete Ariana Washington, who found herself in the mix in both the 100 Meter and 200 Meter Semifinals will head along with her team mates to the Olympic Summer Games as part of the 4×100 Relay Team. Allison Felix to came in 4th in the 200 Meters to Jenna Prandini by just one-hundredth of a second in the final on Sunday will head to Rio as part of the 4×400 Relay team.
On the Men’s and Women’s side for the Oregon Ducks, everyone cleared protocol and will participate in the Summer Games in Rio. Ariana Washington will join her fellow Oregon family in Deajah Stevens, Jenna Prandini, and English Gardner as Olympians in 2016.
UPDATE: With the announcement earlier in the day from the Canadian Olympic Team and the addition of Brianne Thiesen-Eaton, the number of Ducks representing the US is now twelve.
The Olympics begin on August 5th and run through August 21st and will be broadcast exclusively on NBC and their family of networks.