EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the run-up to the Summer Olympics (all times local to Rio de Janeiro):
It's OK, Galen Rupp is still headed to Rio.
The American distance star qualified for the Olympics earlier this year as marathoner. Then he won the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene last week. He may double up in both races in Rio.
But he also ran in Saturday night's 5,000 meters at Hayward Field, and even led for a time before falling back and finishing ninth. Bernard Lagat, 41, won the event to make his fifth Olympic team.
Rupp said he was trying to draw the race out to help out Nike Oregon Project teammate Eric Jenkins, who finished fourth and didn't make the team.
Overall, Rupp was happy about his performance at the trials.
"That's the way it goes. Where I'm at, I'm still happy the way things went this week. Obviously it kind of sucks finishing on a down note a little bit, because earlier it went so well," Rup said. "But I think this gave us some real good information moving forward in what we need to do."
Maggie Malone can hardly believe that she is headed to the Olympics.
Malone, who one month ago won the NCAA title at Eugene's Hayward Field, won the javelin throw at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on Saturday with a throw of 199 feet, 7 inches.
Malone hails from tiny town of Geneva, Nebraska, a tiny town southwest of Lincoln.
"I'm out of words," she said. "I'm from a town of like 2,000 with one stoplight. This is insane."
As a senior at Texas A&M, Malone tossed an NCAA collegiate record of 204-0 last month at the NCAA championships.
Hannah Carson finished second in the event with a throw of 190-11, but she hadn't thrown the minimum distance, or standard, required to compete in the Olympic games.
American record holder Kara Winger finished third to make her second Olympic team, and fourth-place finisher Brittany Borman, who achieved the Olympic standard at another meet, will also go to Rio.
Aries Merritt will not get a chance to defend his Olympic gold medal. And Jason Richardson won't get a chance to defend his silver.
In a surprise 110-meter finish at the U.S. Track and Field Trials, Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen won the event in 13.03 seconds. He was followed by Ronnie Ash and Jeff Porter. The trio will represent the United States in the Rio Games.
Merritt, the world record holder in the event, finished fourth just .01 seconds behind Porter. Richardson was fifth.
Merritt was vying to defend his title in London despite having a kidney transplant last September, and then follow-up surgery because of complications.
"I've come to grips with it. Nothing can be worse than being told you'll never run again, even if you come up a little bit short. I've won Olympic games, broken the world record. Someone else can have a turn, I guess," Merritt said.
QUALIFICATION ALERT: London silver medalist Will Claye won the triple jump at the U.S. Track and Field Trials to earn a spot on the team for the Rio Games. Christian Taylor and Chris Bernard will also head to Brazil
QUALIFICATION ALERT: Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen won the 110-meter hurdles at the U.S. Track and Field Trials to earn a spot on the Olympic Team. Ronnie Ash and Jeff Porter also are headed to Rio. London Games medalists Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson did not make the team.
Justin Gatlin, LaShawn Merritt and Ameer Webb are heading to the Olympics at 200 meters.
Gatlin won the final at track trials in 19.75 seconds to edge out Merritt by .04.
Gatlin is considered the top challenger to Usain Bolt in both the 100 and 200, though Merritt is also in the mix. The 400-meter specialist ran the year's best time at 200 meters in Friday's semifinals.
QUALIFICATION ALERT: Justin Gatlin, LaShawn Merritt and Ameer Webb are heading to the Olympics at 200 meters.
At age 41, Bernard Lagat made his fifth — and most unexpected — Olympics by winning the 5,000-meter final at track trials.
The American record holder was considered a long shot to make the team, but finished in 13 minutes, 35.50 seconds.
Joining him in Rio will be Hassan Mead and Paul Chelimo, who nudged out a sprawling Eric Jenkins by .06 for the last spot.
Galen Rupp held the lead late but faded over the last 800 meters and finished ninth. Rupp has already qualified for the marathon and the 10,000.
QUALIFICATION ALERT: Bernard Lagat made his fifth — and most unexpected — Olympics by winning the 5,000-meter final at track trials. Joining him in Rio will be Hassan Mead and Paul Chelimo, who nudged out a sprawling Eric Jenkins by .06 for the last spot.
Allyson Felix finished second in her semifinal heat to move into the eight-woman final at 200 meters.
She will race Sunday to try to secure her spot in the 200, which would give her a chance for the 200-400 double in Rio.
Felix finished her semifinal in 22.57 seconds — .3 behind Tori Bowie, but still safely in second.
Also in Sunday's final: Deajah Stevens, Jenna Prandini, Gabrielle Thomas, Ariana Washington, Tiffany Townsend and Jeneba Tarmoh.
QUALIFICATION ALERT: Maggie Malone out of Texas A&M won the women's javelin with a throw of 199 feet, 7 inches, to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Third-place finisher Kara Winger and fourth-place finisher Brittany Bowman also earned a trip to Rio. The second-place finisher did not have the Olympic standard.
Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen advanced to the final of the 110-meter hurdles Saturday at the U.S. Track and Field Trials.
World record holder Aries Merritt, the gold medalist in the London Olympics, as well as silver medalist Jason Richardson, also advanced in the semifinals earlier Saturday.
Allen, a crowd favorite at Oregon's Hayward Field, said he'd try and relax in the 90 minutes between races. The top three finishers in the talent-laden final make the Olympic team for Rio.
Allen is coming off his second NCAA title in the event. He made a splash in the event at the NCAA championships two years ago as a freshman, running in 13.16 seconds set a meet record and best Merritt's mark of 13.21 set in 2006 for Tennessee.