Louisville Track & Field Shines Bright at 2024 US Olympic Trials

As the countdown begins for the 2024 United States Track & Field Olympic Team Trials, Louisville’s track & field program stands poised with a formidable roster of athletes set to compete at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. From June 21 to June 30, six Cardinals, each with a deep-rooted connection to the program, will showcase their talents across six highly competitive events.

Led by Jayden Ulrich, fresh off stellar performances at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Louisville’s contingent promises thrilling action and fierce competition in Eugene. Ulrich, a junior standout, will double up in both the women’s shot put and the women’s discus throw, armed with personal-best marks of 18.66m (61-2.75) and an impressive program record of 64.29m (210-11) in the discus.

In the men’s high jump, the Cardinals boast a formidable duo in All-Americans Trey Allen and Brion Stephens. Stephens, with a personal-best clearance of 2.23m (7-3.75), and Allen, holding a seed mark of 2.22m (7-3.25), are set to soar to new heights at the Trials.

Not to be outdone, Soledad Jean will represent Louisville in the women’s high jump, securing her spot with a stellar performance of 1.84m (6-0.5) at the NCAA East Regionals.

Gabriela Leon, Louisville’s women’s pole vault sensation and a record-holder for the program, will aim for glory under the PUMA banner. Leon enters the competition with a seed mark of 4.70m (15-5), poised to add another chapter to her illustrious career.

Adding to the Cardinals’ impressive lineup is Joe Delgado, a proud Louisville graduate and school-record holder in the decathlon. Delgado, competing for the Jacksonville Athletic Club, returns to the Trials with a seed mark of 7,994 points after a commendable fifth-place finish in 2021.

The Trials, a pinnacle event in American track & field, will broadcast live on NBC and Peacock, offering fans a front-row seat to witness Louisville’s finest athletes vie for spots on Team USA. As these Cardinals embark on their Olympic journey, they carry not just their talent but also the pride and legacy of Louisville’s track & field program.

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