Men’s Discus Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 65.00m (213’3″)
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Qualifying Round: July 7th 6:00pm PST (65.00m automatically advances to finals)
Finals: July 8th 3:30pm PST
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Six Americans hit the Olympic Standard this year; making it quickly become one of the hardest teams in America to make. The top three men WITH the Olympic Standard at the Olympic Trials will make the Olympic team.

Jared Schuurmans was the only U.S. athlete with the Olympic Standard last year (66.10m). This has allowed him to focus his 2016 season on Olympic Trials.

Sam Mattis of University of Pensylvania has the biggest throw this season with 67.45m. He finished second at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Or will it be Rodney Brown? He has a top mark of 66.00m and has been throwing well all year long.

Who to Watch

The big man Mason Finley may not have the biggest mark in the field (65.63m), but his last three competitions have all been over 64m; something no one else in the field can say.

The veteran Jason Young (65.67m) will definitely be one of the top contenders at the Olympic Trials. Young took last year off in preparation for a push at the 2016 Olympics and it seems to be paying off!

Tavis Bailey stopped throwing the shot put this year and put his focus on the discus; throwing 65.82m this year.

Finally don’t count out Andrew Evans (65.41m). He has been a consistent thrower at every meet in every possible weather condition.

Sam Mattis

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
67.45 67.45 60.96

NCAA Champs

60.04

Princeton

61.95

East Regionals

Rodney Brown

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
66.00 66.00 61.50

Kingston GP

63.50

Birmingham GP

65.70

Hengelo Games

Tavis Bailey

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
65.82 65.82 63.93

Kingston GP

65.82

Salinas

64.94

Tucson

Jason Young

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
69.90 65.67 62.93

IronWood Classic

65.67

Raider Open

63.45

Hobbs Ross Black Open

Mason Finley

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
65.63 65.63 65.63

IronWood Classic

65.28

Lawrence Classic

64.07

Kansas Relays

Andrew Evans

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
66.37 65.41 62.91

Chula Vista

64.74

Claremont

63.20

IronWood Classic

Jared Schuurmans

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
66.10 63.92 63.32

Chula Vista

62.28

Chula Vista

62.78

Claremont

Note: Last 3 competitions found on All-Athletics.com

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