Women’s Discus Breakdown – Olympic Trials

Olympic Standard: 61.00m (200’2″)
Track and Field News Formcharts
Qualifying Round: July 1st 4:00pm PST (57.00m automatically advances to finals)
Finals: July 2nd 10:45am PST
Olympic Trials Schedule
Live Results
NBC Stream Day 1
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Women’s discus could be one of those surprise events where almost anyone in the field could make the team. Ten women have the Olympic standard but only the top three women WITH the Olympic Standard at the Olympic Trials will make the Olympic team.

Favored to Win

Whitney Ashley is the standout in the field (64.62m); throwing really consistently well all year long at the big meets all over the world. But the Olympic Games aren’t a lock for anyone, especially in the women’s discus.

Who to Watch

Wisconsin’s Kelsey Card won the NCAA Championships in the disc with a throw of 63.52m in Eugene, Oregon. Clearly she can throw well at Hayward Field.

2008 Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Brown Trafton has been throwing really well this year (63.09m). She seems to always line things up on Olympic years, so watch to see what she can do at the Olympic Trials.

Hannah Carson of Texas Tech is doubling in the javelin as well as the discus (61.97m). She is just shy of the Olympic standard in the javelin, but it will be interesting to see if she focuses on one event or tries to make the team in both! (*Did not advance to finals)

 Liz Podominick (61.67m) is a consistent thrower in the U.S. the last few years, and is a definite contender for a podium spot at the Olympic Trials. Track and Field news has her ranked third on their formchart.

Whitney Ashley

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
64.80 64.62 60.99

Chula Vista

59.39

Oslo DL

60.69

Gala Dei Castelli

Kelsey Card

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
63.52 63.52 63.52

NCAA Champs

53.72

West Regionals

62.22

Big Ten

Stephanie Brown Trafton

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
67.74 63.09 61.70

IronWood Classic

63.09

Salinas

60.51

Salinas

Hannah Carson

Did not advance to finals
PB SB Last 3 Competitions
61.97 61.97 52.71

NCAA Champs

58.38

West Regionals

55.59

Big 12

Liz Podominick

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
63.87 61.67 59.26

Chula Vista

60.03

Chula Vista

58.46

IronWood Classic

Valarie Allman

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
61.42 61.42 61.42

NCAA Champs

55.71

West Regionals

57.58

PAC 12

Paige Blackburn

Did not advance to finals
PB SB Last 3 Competitions
61.16 61.16 59.24

Chula Vista

57.75

Tucson

55.44

Tucson

Tera Novy

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
61.10 61.10 57.70

NCAA Champs

55.62

West Regionals

56.87

PAC 12

Shelbi Vaughan

PB SB Last 3 Competitions
64.52 60.73 59.32

NCAA Champs

55.47

West Regionals

60.05

SEC

Gia Lewis-Smallwood

Did not start
PB SB Last 3 Competitions
69.17 57.15 57.15

Prefontaine

56.02

Shanghai GP

54.14

Tucson

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

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